Category Archives: Avengers

6 Avengers I Want to Play in the Upcoming Video Game

The new Avengers video game comes out in a month. The playable beta will open any day now, to give players their first hands-on experience with the game. And announcements are dropping left and right about future features. This is my next big video game purchase and it looks pretty cool so far.

But how do we make it cooler?

This is a good way to start

I still don’t have a firm grasp on what exactly this game is going to be like. From all that we’ve seen so far — and we’ve seen a lot — it appears to be a game where we take familiar Avengers and just go beat up a bunch of robots for a while. I’m not sure how that’s going to translate into a service game that keeps players engaged for months, but then they don’t pay me the big bucks. The one thing we do know for sure is that the game will be full of playable characters! Just in the past few weeks, we learned that Hawkeye will be added to the game before too long, and Spider-Man will be a Playstation exclusive early next year. There were also hints when the game was announced that Ant-Man would be joining at some point.

So considering all I really care about is which of my favorite superheroes I’ll get to beat up a bunch of robots with…let’s pick which Avengers I want to see show up in the game as future playable characters!

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Tell It Animated is Back with Iron Man!

It’s been a couple months since we last saw the Tell It Animated guy with his fun videos — and that’s because he apparently spent 500 hours doing this massive Iron Man rundown! Hells yeah!

Another fantastic job! The attention to detail is as great as always, the humor is fun; this guy is doing good stuff. He’s a champion for going through all of those armors.

Who has he got left to do? There’s plenty of Avengers left. Thor and Daredevil had appearances on that live action Incredible Hulk TV show back in the day, so there’s a place to start that’s more than just their modern appearances. Black Widow had a bunch of costume changes across her movies, though he’s probably saving that one for when the Black Widow movie actually comes out. He hasn’t done Wolverine yet.

Lot’s of options to keep this dude busy!

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A Metric Ton of New Information on the Avengers Video Game

Crystal Dynamics held a big event yesterday for their upcoming Avengers video game, and they included a metric ton of videos and new information. We’ve now got our biggest and best looks yet at gameplay and story. It all looks pretty great!

Let’s start with a story trailer.

So it looks like the villain is going to be M.O.D.O.K. and he’s going to create an army of Super Adaptoid robots who will be empowered with Inhuman powers — the better to provide a ton of powerful robots to beat up. The story seems simple enough. It’s the rest of the game that’s apparently going to be really cool.

And here’s some additional pure gameplay footage of Thor.

So let’s see. It looks like there’s going to be a lot of battling super-powered robots, with some classic comic villains thrown in. I’ve seen Abomination in at least one of these trailers. And we know Taskmaster is in the game somewhere.

It looks like base building is going to be a part of the game, as we’ll need to “rebuild the helicarrier”. And we knew outfit and gear management was going to be a thing, allowing us to customize the look and loadout of our superheroes.

Here’s a longer video even. Some stuff might be repeated.

These videos definitely make me more excited about the game than I was before. It definitely does not appear to be as ‘on rails’ as I’ve been fearing. But I’m also not entirely sure this game is going to be much more than going out to a location and beating up a seemingly endless supply of faceless, nameless robots. But hell, maybe that will be awesome. I know I’ll probably really enjoy the costume/loadout aspect of the game, and the base building. The story looks like it’ll be pretty pure Marvel superheroics, so that’s fine.

And there’s plenty of room for expansion. They’ve already said they’re going to bring in new superheroes over time, like Ant-Man. And surely if this is an ongoing game that live updates over time, there will be other stories. Maybe season 2 will be Galactus or Skrulls or something.

Suffice to say, this is our best look yet at the game, and it looks bigger and better than anything we’ve seen about it before. I’m pretty satisfied with all of this.

The game is due out on Sept. 4…just in time for my birthday!

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There’s Going to be a New LEGO Helicarrier for Me to Purchase!

I have been fairly good this quarantine in that I haven’t splurged on a bunch of expensive LEGO just to pass the time. I did buy a couple of sets, but I waited at least a month! Well it looks like the horizon has plenty in store for an old sap like me.

There’s going to be a new, smaller LEGO Avengers helicarrier!

LEGO Helicarrier New 01

Why yes, that is a mini, buildable MODOK!

It looks a little awkward, having to shrink down to a more manageable size. But it still looks like a beauty worthy of building.

The set isn’t available yet, but you can set a bookmark and check out some more pictures on its LEGO webpage. The $119 price tag isn’t too bad. Between this set and the upcoming Razor Crest from The Mandalorian, I’m going to be down about $250 in the near future.

More excitedly, this new helicarrier is far more manageable than the previous LEGO helicarrier, which was a monstrous beast for $350. I never did splurge on that one.

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A More Definitive Hench-Sized Ranking of the Marvel Cinematic Universe

If this were a better world, we’d all be watching Black Widow on the big screen this weekend. If this were a better world, I’d have a giant stack of new comics to read and review this weekend. If this were a better world, Best Buy would have the Nintendo Switch in stock. But it’s not a better world. It’s a coronavirus world.

So let’s pass the time by ranking all of the Marvel Cinematic Universe movies!

Infinity Saga Ranking 01

Way back in 2015, about halfway through the MCU as we know it today, I did my first ranking of all the Marvel movies. I’m still fairly happy with the list. But a lot has changed since then. Most specifically, the Infinity Saga came to an end! And now it’ll be more than a year between installments as Black Widow and Phase 4 have been pushed back to November.

So yeah, on this traditional Marvel movie release weekend, join me after the jump to see my personal ranking of all the MCU movies! Keep in mind, I’m a devoted fanboy and I love all these films, even the ones other people say are bad. They’re all great. I just like some more than others.

Keep in mind: this is not a ranking of the quality of the films. This is my personal love of the MCU. Expect full bias and preferential treatment.

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