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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!

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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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Even More Exciting, How About a New Black Widow Trailer?!

Man! When I woke up this morning, I didn’t think I’d have anything to share on the ol’ blog today. It just seemed like that kind of Monday! But then I found that cool Mortal Kombat railer. And now, even better, Marvel has randomly dropped a brand new Black Widow trailer!

Hot damn!

Still looks awesome! I don’t expect this film to pull off Avengers: Endgame numbers, and that’s fine. I think the world is ready for a more chill Marvel movie. This one looks good. It looks to be full of action, full of fun characters and will hopefully tell a really nice story.

Black Widow comes out on May 1!

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First Look at the Marvel TV Shows!

Last night’s Super Bowl brought with it the prerequisite bunch of nifty commercials. But I’m mostly interested in the new movie trailers and TV spots, and last night was a real treat! Because Marvel delivered the first look at their upcoming live action TV shows on Disney+! Finally, something else to watch to justify the Disney+ subscription!

Behold, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, WandaVision and Loki!

Man, those look great! They look like real movies. I am getting quite excited for what Marvel Studios has in store for us! And Falcon and WandaVision are coming before the end of the year, so that’s super sweet!

Meanwhile, we also got a quick new TV spot for the Black Widow movie, which comes out in May.

All we’re missing is the trailer for The Eternals, but that doesn’t come out until November and Marvel doesn’t like to overload their trailer allotment.

But still, at least the Super Bowl was good for something this year!

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6 Things I Want to See in the Black Widow Movie

The first trailer for the upcoming Black Widow movie came out of nowhere last week, and I liked it! Of course, I’m a huge Marvel fanboy, so I’m probably going to like everything they produce from now until the heat death of the universe. So you best believe I’m excited for Black Widow!

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That’s some good movie poster

But what’s going to be in the movie? We know it takes place prior to Avengers: Infinity War. We know Taskmaster is the villain, and that Natasha will team up with the other comic book Black Widow, as well as Red Guardian. And we know it’s going to be heavy on the crazy action and adventure. There’s probably also going to be some trouble with the Red Room.

Still, there’s a lot of movie left wide open for cameos, Easter Eggs, callbacks and more. So join me after the jump for the little things I’d like to see in the Black Widow movie! And feel free to share some of your own ideas in the comments!

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