HALLOWEEN REVIEW: DEAD SPACE (XBOX 360)

2008 was an interesting year for video game publishing giant Electronic Arts, other wise abbreviated to EA. The year started off with them releasing a big name sequel in the month of January that was far different from the games that had normally come from that franchise in Burnout Paradise. As the year went on, EA’s catalog…

NEW FOOTAGE SURFACES OF EA’S UNRELEASED MARVEL FIGHTING GAME

I talked about EA’s never released fighting game from their Chicago studio last year in my five-part series on unreleased comic book games and now PtoP Online, a group dedicated to preserving old video game prototypes who also released footage of the Justice League game that would’ve tied into director George Miller’s (Mad Max: Fury…

NO ARKHAM KNIGHT, NO PROBLEM: BATMAN BEGINS (PS2)

When it comes to movie tie-in games, the Dark Knight has a pretty great track record. Discounting Acclaim’s work on Batman Forever and Batman and Robin (though admittedly I have yet to get my hands on the pricey Batman Forever the arcade game) both Batman: The Video Game from Sunsoft and Batman Returns from Konami…

THE LAND OF THE FORGOTTEN COMIC BOOK GAMES PART 5/FINALE

To close out this series, here’s a random assortment of cancelled games based on properties from several different publishers. 100 BULLETS (PS2/XBOX/PS3/XBOX 360) One of the newer properties in this feature to have a game based on it, 100 Bullets ran from 1999-2009 and was a winner of multiple Harvey Awards and an Eisner award.…

THE LAND OF THE FORGOTTEN COMIC BOOK GAMES PART 4

It’s time to look at another three Marvel games that were simply never meant to be. DAREDEVIL (GC/PS2/XBOX) Daredevil was being positioned as another big multimedia franchise from Marvel during the turn of the century. The comic series was a best-selling series under the Marvel Knights brand thanks in no small parts to writers like…

THE LAND OF THE FORGOTTEN COMIC BOOK GAMES PART 2

As promised in Part 1, here’s a look at some more cancelled DC games. THE FLASH (PS3/XBOX 360) This is the second of the two cancelled comic book games that died with the shuttering of publisher Brash Entertainment. The Flash was being developed by Bottlerocket Entertainment, a studio composed of staff that worked on the…

SPACE: MARVEL’S NEW FRONTIER

For decade’s now there have been video games based on Marvel properties: Spider-Man, the X-Men, The Punisher, even Deadpool and the Silver Surfer. A high percentage of the games released based on a Marvel property take place right here on the planet earth, and rightfully so. One of the qualities that I believe makes Marvel’s…