VENOM’S VIDEO GAME FIRSTS

Venom had the (dis)honor of having his big screen debut in the well-meaning, but very flawed Spider-Man 3 in 2007. Now, eleven years later, the Spider-Man villain turned anti-hero is set to headline his own movie starring Tom Hardy as Eddie Brock and the toothy title character, arriving this Friday, October 5th. While this weekend will only mark Venom’s…

THE HISTORY OF DAREDEVIL IN VIDEO GAMES

Netflix’s Daredevil series set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe becomes available to view this Friday and I, like many, couldn’t be more excited. I didn’t grow up loving Daredevil initially, but when I seriously got into comics in my early teens I got quite the introduction thanks to Kevin Smith’s “Guardian Devil” story under the Marvel Knights…

WHY ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN IS BETTER THAN SPIDER-MAN 2

10 years after its release, Spider-Man 2 stands as a benchmark to which every game featuring the character is judged by, of which it totally deserves that distinction. Treyarch, the developer behind the game and now part of the Call of Duty brain trust, accomplished what none other had done before in the interactive space;…

THE ONLY GOOD THING CARNAGE GAVE US WAS MAXIMUM CARNAGE

Carnage sucks. The end. No wait, come back, I’m not done, but at the same time I could probably sum up my opinion on the Spider-Man villain in those two short sentences. I don’t really get the excitement when it’s announced that an upcoming Venom movie from Sony may be titled Venom Carnage, what is…

VENOM: VIDEO GAMES FAVORITE BAD GUY

One of the great things about picking up a video game based on a comic book is that you get to inhabit the role of your favorite super hero. Whether it’s swinging around the streets of New York as Spider-Man, soaring through the air as the Man of Steel or frightening foes from the shadows…

REVIEW: SPIDER-MAN/VENOM: SEPARATION ANXIETY

Beat-em-ups as a genre are repetitive by nature: punch some guys, move right, punch some more guys, more than likely ride an elevator, fight a boss, rinse, repeat until games end. What helps alleviate some of the tedium is being able to bring along a friend for the ride. In the arcade, where the games…