PREP YOUR SNOW GEAR: THE WINTER SOLDIER IS COMING TO MARVEL’S AVENGERS

Just a few months ago, the future of Marvel’s Avengers came into question after Square Enix, the game’s publisher, sold the studios responsible for its development, Crystal Dynamics and Eidos-Montréal, to the Embracer Group. With new owners and the inevitability of having to relicense the mega-popular intellectual property, there was a cloud uncertainty hovering over…

MARRYING A COMIC WITH A VIDEO GAME PART 1

In my discussion of why I thought Batman: Arkham Asylum worked, I mentioned how it was due largely to the fact that it took the Batman character and merged it with Nintendo’s long-standing Metroid franchise. I then began to think about what other games would be great templates to join to a comic book character…