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I Don’t Quite Understand the New Avengers Video Game

The first real details of the upcoming The Avengers video game from Square Enix arrived at E3 last night…and I don’t quite understand what I’m seeing. Apparently it’s going to be a “live service” game with a focus on online co-op, where you and three friends play Iron Man, Black Widow, Hulk and Thor in an original Avengers story.

Here’s the main trailer:

There are a couple of smaller trailers out there on the web, including one with Hank Pym. Ant-Man has already been confirmed as future DLC.

But yeah, I don’t quite understand this game. Based on this trailer, I just don’t know what we’ll be playing. It all looks like cut scenes. And this “live service” thing is new to me. I think it’s similar to games like Destiny and Anthem, which I’ve never played. I think they’re these ongoing games, with constant updates to costumes, quests and content to keep people active and playing longer. Like World of Warcraft with its expansion packs every couple of years. At least I think that’s what it is.

I dunno. I haven’t read any articles on this Avengers game that fully explain what’s happening. It looks like just a bunch of wild fighting.

Hopefully we’ll learn more in the future. The game comes out on May 15.

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A Hench-Sized Ranking of the Marvel Cinematic Universe

With the whole world enjoying Avengers: Age of Ultron, I saw a lot of lists on the Internet ranking the best and worst of the Marvel movies. I will gladly go on record claiming that there isn’t a bad movie in the bunch. They’ve all been good to great so far, and I fully expect that trend to continue later this summer with Ant-Man.

Being a blogger of the people, and a self-proclaimed Marvel fan, I’ve decided to rank all of the Marvel movies from my most to least favorite. I love them all and, were I a healthier man, I would gladly have attended one of those massive, multi-hour marathons that were playing in major cities. But alas, I live in a dinky little city that doesn’t get that kind of awesome attention. I need to move somewhere cool…

Also, this seems like a great time to share the first official synopsis of Captain America: Civil War. It seems Cap’s new team of Avengers are going to fill the New Warriors’ role from the original comic, and the movie will feature a metric ton of characters, including War Machine, Vision, Ant-Man and General Ross from The Incredible Hulk! They’re really getting William Hurt to return! That’s amazing connectivity!

So join me after the jump for my personal ranking of all the Marvel movies! And feel free to share your own in the comments below!

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