REVIEW: SPIDER-MAN: WEB OF SHADOWS (MICROSOFT XBOX 360)

NOTE: THE FOLLOWING IS AN EXCERPT FROM MY BOOK THE WEB OF SPIDER-MAN GAMES: THE AMAZING AND THE (NOT SO) SPECTACULAR   WHAT THEY SAID AT THE TIME:   Microsoft Xbox 360/Sony PlayStation 3 “Shadows is halfway there, with plenty of cool “Spider-Man” moments. But it never really hits any stride, instead setting into repetition…

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…

REVIEW: MARVEL PINBALL: EPIC COLLECTION VOL. 1 (PS4)

For a generation of video game players who grew up when arcades were still a thriving business, they’ll probably remembering the alluring lights, eye-catching displays of franchises from everything from The Addams Family to Doctor Who, and of course the unforgettable sounds of pinball machines. Unless you live in certain cities around the world, it’s near impossible to…