Category Archives: Video Games

6 Characters I’m Waiting For in Marvel Snap

Anybody else become really addicted to Marvel Snap? I’m not one for superhero-based mobile games, because they’re usually some weird Bejeweled rip-off or something. And Marvel has a dozen or so of these games, with promise tons of unlockables and characters and blah blah blah. No thank you! But for reasons I’ve long since forgotten, I totally got into Marvel Snap and have been playing pretty much nonstop for months now. It’s a good use of my time.

I only have maybe half these cards

Marvel Snap is a lot like those old Marvel trading cards I used to obsess over when I was a kid. I had a ton of those things! Marvel Snap is all about collecting cards of various comic book characters and then using them in battle. It’s fun, it’s quick, and there are a metric ton of comic characters to play around with. It’s not movie-based, like a lot of games are. So that’s a hoot! But as with those cards in the early 1990s, I want to see my favorites in the game. There are a whole bunch of characters who don’t have cards yet, and that’s why I’ve put this list together.

Join me after the jump for six Marvel characters I want to see as Marvel Snap cards sooner rather than later.

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I Think Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League is More Animated Cut Scene Than Game

Apparently, Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League is still coming out. It’s been a few years since the game was announced, and I’m pretty sure we’ve mostly scene animated cut scene trailers than actual gameplay trailers. It’s being made by Rocksteady, so it’s probably going to be good…but honestly, I forgot this game exists. Fortunately, there was a big video game event last night, and we got a new trailer!

Of an animated cut scene.

At least the animation looks good! And the writing seems fun. But I’d really love to know what this game is actually going to be. And I need to hurry up and buy that Playstation 5…

Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League is scheduled to come out on May 26!

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6 Characters Who Need to Appear in The Super Mario Bros. Movie Post-Credits Scene

The Super Mario Bros. Movie looks pretty dang cool. Chris Pratt’s voice acting aside, the size, scope and attention to detail we’ve seen in the trailers so far is pretty amazing. From King Koopa invading the icy penguin kingdom to Mario Karts riding eternal on the Rainbow Road, I am loving the approach they’re taking to this movie. They’re keeping things cartoony, while taking the lore very seriously. As the pop culture geek that I am, I like that approach.

So how far are they willing to take it?

Actual plumbing jobs?

It can be assumed that the filmmakers are hoping for a while franchise. That’s how movies work these days. And there is 40-some years of Mario Bros. mythology to draw from. We saw Yoshis, fire flowers, Donkey Kong and Mario Kart in the trailers so far, imagine what else might be hiding in the movie. Or, better yet, imagine who they’re saving for a post-credits scene? Will the movie have a post-credits scene? Obviously I have no idea. But imagine the possibilities! Imagine who they could draw from to throw into the film. Post-credits scenes are still hugely popular, and the sky is the limit for The Super Mario Bros. Movie!

Join me after the jump for six suggestions for that crucial, post-credits, sequel-teasing cameo.

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The Last of Us Will Hopefully Be A Good Show

We got a full trailer for the upcoming The Last of Us TV show, and while it’s a fun trailer, it’s not as good as that moody, musical first trailer we got. But hey, the show still looks good, with some quality CGI fungus zombies to entertain us.

I have high hopes for this show — just like I have high hopes for most shows — and I expect good things. I’m hoping they fit the entire first game into the first season, but they’ll probably split it in half or something. Or maybe we’ll get 11 long seasons like The Walking Dead. I don’t know. We’ll find out!

The Last of Us comes to HBO on Jan. 15…which is a little more than a month away! Wow!

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The Super Mario Bros Movie Still Looks Good

Following the tepid release of the teaser trailer — and Chris Pratt’s disappointingly mediocre voice acting — we now have a full-sized trailer showing off a ton of the movie. And it honestly looks like a big cameo fest. You won’t believe what they manage to squeeze into this movie…or maybe you will, because we’ve all played Nintendo games for decades now.

I still think the movie, as a whole, looks great. They seem to be making a big, expansive movie that puts all the Mario video game lore into this huge, glorious context. Different worlds, including Kong Country? Neat! Yoshis moving in herds? Fascinating! Go-karts?! Why not! I really love the scope we’re getting in this movie. I hope the movie can live up to that scope.

And hopefully Chris Pratt comes through in the end.

The Super Mario Bros. movie comes out on April 7.

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