Category Archives: Marvel
Yesterday was apparently a big day for Sony and Playstation to announce a bunch of exciting new upcoming video games — to come out a couple years from now. So we’ve all got to survive this pandemic to play the likes of Spider-Man 2, Wolverine, God of War: Ragnarok and more! I’m going to do my best.
First up is Spider-Man 2, the sequel to that great Spider-Man game a couple years ago from Insomniac. The Miles Morales game was just as good, in my opinion, but a full-on sequel should be a lot of fun.
We’ve got Kraven and Venom as villains, and those guys are always a hoot. This game should be another instant success.
Next up, Insomniac is making a Wolverine video game! That one is a real surprise.
Wolverine games have a good track record. Say what you will about the movie, but the X-Men Origins: Wolverine game was a blast way back in the day. The fighting, the healing, the gameplay, it was all top notch. And with the Spider-Man games, it’s clear that Insomniac knows how to make a character move around a world. So Wolverine is in good hands.
God of War: Ragnarok got a nice, beefy trailer and it looks as good as expected.
The story seems to have moved forward in some great ways, and we’re actually going to party with the Norse god of war, so that’s neat. This should be another instant classic as well. Playstation really knocks them out of the park sometimes.
The upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy game got a new story trailer and it still looks…iffy.
Fortunately, this game comes out in October, so we’ll actually get to see whether or not this one is any good in a short time. Which is good, because I need a new video game. I’ve been getting by on scraps and old games for like a month now. This game could be fun…or it could be a big, swirling mess.
Lastly, they announced a remake for Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic.
This is going to be remade from the ground up, they say, completely from scratch. They’re gonna redo the entire game with modern graphics and play style. This is fantastic, considering I never played the original Knights of the Old Republic. I tried it once, years after it came out, but it had lost its luster by then and I didn’t get very far into the game. I did play the sequel a couple of times, and that was great! So I’m very excited to try the main game for reals with modern everything.
And that’s about it for game trailers. I think there were more, but these are the ones I’m most interested in. Most of them are years away, but thankfully, I can be pretty patient. Plus it gives me more time to buy that Playstation 5.
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings is here and it was awesome! I was very excited for this movie, excited to see martial arts done right on the big screen and excited for the newness of the whole endeavor. I’m also a big fan of representation in media, so I was excited to see Marvel bring an Asian main character into the MCU.
Movie Rating: 8/10 – Very Good.
I wasn’t as completely blown away by the movie as I was hoping to be. I had really high hopes for Shang-Chi, and they were mostly met. It’s another fine, enjoyable Marvel movie. I liked everybody in the movie and I definitely look forward to everyone showing up again, both in a sequel and in some future team-ups. I look forward to them joining the circus, and I hope the success Shang-Chi has seen at the box office during the pandemic is more than enough for Marvel to greenlight sequels and more.
Join me after the jump for my thoughts and review on Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. Expect FULL SPOILERS for the movie.Read the rest of this entry
I have taken a particular interest in the upcoming Marvel video game Midnight Suns. I’m a huge fan of the XCOM series, and the idea of taking one of those games and filling it with Marvel superheroes sounds fun! And yesterday we got our first look at the actual gameplay instead of just pre-rendered cut scenes.
And I gotta say…everybody’s wearing tank tops in this game.
Right? Everybody dresses down casually at some point in this game and has a themed tank top. Kinda neat!
All kidding aside, I have no idea what to make of that actual gameplay footage. It looks to be built on the foundation of XCOM, but there are cards? And big special moves? Looks like it could be cool. I’m definitely looking forward to trying this game out.
Midnight Suns comes out in March.
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings is only a day away for yours truly! I can’t wait! Word has it that the martial arts action in this movie is going to be off the chain! Who doesn’t love a good martial arts action movie? Who doesn’t love a good martial arts action superhero?
To celebrate the new movie, I’ve decided to list a bunch of other awesome martial arts characters in comics. Obviously, a ton of characters know how to fight and do martial arts. Batman is one of the world’s best fighters in the DC Universe. So this list is specifically for characters whose whole schtick is being a martial arts master. That is their general aesthetic. And I think I’ve picked out some pretty good ones!Read the rest of this entry
Shang-Chi and the Legend of Ten Rings comes out this week, so how about some Black Widow fun? How about the video of How Black Widow Should Have Ended! There is indeed an annoying amount of Batman and Superman in this video, but the rest is quality alternate ending stuff!
This is a good way to start a hopefully Marvel-filled week of fun!