DMC Demo Impressions
This week Capcom released a demo of the upcoming Devil May Cry sequel “DMC.” The fifth entry in the Devil May Cry series, (now developed by Ninja Theory,) is set to be released in mid-January and features a re-imagined world and cast of characters.
The games most obvious departure is the drastic make over of the lead role Dante. Known over the years for a shaggy white ‘do and crimson leather coat, DMC reintroduces Dante as a raven haired punk with less of a Harrison Ford vibe and more of Misfits fanboy look. While the younger, angst ridden devil hunter was initially a turn off to followers of the series. But this different Dante brings with him a few new tricks and some interesting gameplay elements.
While Dante’s basic weapon set remains similar to what it has always been, holding the L2 and R2 triggers instantly morphs your sword into a different blade, both with unique attributes. There is the Arbiter a heavy hitting devil axe that delivers slow but devastating blows while Osiris is a heaven sent scythe that is quick and able to attack within a wider range. The pair of new blades really open up the standard combo system and creates a more versatile array of moves to draw from while you tear your way through Limbo City.
Another interesting addition is the platforming aspects that are introduced by Dante’s new handle on the powers of heaven and hell. Angel grabs can boost you up to higher ground and devil pulls and bring platforms closer to you. The young devil hunter can now also boost forward in mid air in order to clear large gaps that otherwise would be impassible. ‘Cause its all about sticking it to the man in this game.
Unfortunately my play through of theDMCdemo ended abruptly with a pair of glitches. First Dante’s model became entirely invisible and once he reappeared he sunk through the game’s floor and into a painted sky abyss. Hopefully Ninja Theory and Capcom will be able to polish these jagged edges because aside from that mess,DMClooks like a solid action title.
DMC developed by Ninja Theory and Published by Capcom will be released on Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 January 15 2013.
‘DEAD TRIGGER’ NOW FREE ON APP STORE
MADFINGER Games have announced that the zombie apocalypse shooter Dead Trigger is now free via the Apple App Store. Along with a content update and bugfix, the iOS version now matches the Android version that went free to play last month. MADFINGER cites rampant piracy as the reason for the price drop.
In an interview last week with Pocket Gamer, MADFINGER sales and marketing manager Anna Porizkova stated the piracy rate of Dead Trigger was at an overwhelming 80 precent. This figure insinuated that less than a quarter of Dead Trigger players had actually purchased the game.
Dead Trigger has recently been nominated for a Community Choice Award from the 2012 Unity Awards. Despite alleged piracy pressure, MADFINGER has updated and patched the survival horror game with the following:
Dead Trigger Update (1.1.2)
* New weapons: Chain Saw, Lewis Machine Gun, Marine Engine with blades and American West Rifle
* New gadget: Head-Flator X100 to inflate the heads of zombies to XXXL size!
* New zombies: mutated mobsters or armoured SWAT members
* Survival arena, that is tailor-made for massacre of hordes of zombies
* Daily rewards
* Casino: try your luck with a slot machine
* Save game data with cloud backupBug Fixing
* Revive Kit (cooldown, number of usage during mission)
* Crash in Menu when too many missions were “available”
* Booster “Ammo Supply” did not working properly
⋆ Various fixes in missions and graphics
* Enemy AI
* Aiming on crawling enemies when enabled iron-sight
* New Hope accessible after first mission
* Shop ( items with zero owned pieces, etc. )
* Damages caused by mines, deactivated turret, cutters, exploding barrels that did not injure enemies on higher ranks
Weapons, Gadgets, Upgrades
* Decrease price of various items
* Decrease required ranks
* Damage tweaks, etc
Yale Stewart’s Little League is a Sunday funnies send up to the Justice League of America featuring Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman and the rest of the Super Friends as Peanut sized heroes. The online comic strip updates bi-weekly and perfectly captures the nature of DC’s crime fighters from Bruce Wayne’s unending brood-fest to Clark Kent’s selflessness. Little League is charming, clever, and in the simplest of terms: funny.
Little League #28 by Yale Stewart
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Review: X-men Legacy #263
In this third and final issue of this Lost Tribes arc, we see Rouge’s decision to call in some of Cyclops’s soliders into Wolverine’s struggle against the mutant prophet Exodus. While generation hope is eager to lend a hand and show their worth to Logan, the X-men turned teacher is less than willing to share another battle with young mutants.
It is odd that the first story arc of Legacy since X-men Re-genesis would quickly cut to the core of the split mutant matter. Where as Uncanny X-men and Wolverine and the X-men have put some distance between the child warrior debate and each book has spun off into different story threads, Legacy decides to give Rouge a chance to examine the longer effects of the X-men’s Schism.
Internet Awards Funny Man Million Dollars
This is Louis CK. He’s a professional comedian, maybe you’ve seen his brilliant show on FX, Louie.
Louie like many other comedians, is trying to making a living in the entertainment industry while the Internet is constantly out-dating traditional sales models and bursting at the seems with piracy.
So one day, Louie thought: What if he just logged in himself and asked if anyone would buy an exclusive stand up special for just five bucks? No DRM, no strings attached. There’s no way he’d be able to earn much with those evil pirates who’d just split his material amongst the web lurking everywhere right?
Less than two weeks after CK’s comedy special went online Louis reported over a million dollars in sales. Call it a fluke but maybe the right guy can earn a living online without the intellectual property police blocking up the Internet…
3 Things AMC’s The Walking Dead Taught Me About Television
Come and gone is another Season, (half-season) of AMC’s The Walking Dead. The post apocalyptic drama that everyone loves to hate, and by everyone I mean me.
The first thing anyone should know about The Walking Dead is that you should never watch it in the same room as me, it’s almost as unpleasant as living along side of Rick, Shane, Glenn and all the other survivors in a world filled with groaning cannibals. So now that the hit series is taking a mid-season break, what have we learned from living amongst the dead? Spoilers after the bump
The classic Chinese opera Butterfly’s Love is coming to Scranton. The award winning Shanghai Yue Opera will preform a traditional tragedy often compared to Romeo and Juliet at Marywood Universities’ Sette LaVerghetta Center for the Performing Arts this weekend. The opera is part of a preforming arts exchange organized by the US-China Cultural and Educational Foundation.
Batgirl #1 Review: Barbara kicks off a whole new begining
When DC first announced its New 52, many people weren’t sure what to expect. Then came the day when the Bat-family books were announced, including a new Batgirl starring the original, Barbara Gordon.
It makes sense that DC would want Barbara under the cowl again, from a marketing standpoint she is the most well known Batgirl, the only one featured in any movies or television programs, but there was also a controversial side to this story.
Since Alan Moore’s The Killing Joke in 1988 Barbara has been paralyzed and operating as the wheelchair bound information broker Oracle.
How does writer Gail Simone plan to reintroduce Barbara as young and able crime fighter while still respecting her nearly 25 year legacy as Oracle?
Action Comics #1 Review: Morrison Gets it Right
Probably the biggest title to come from DC’s New 52 is Grant Morrison’s relaunched Action Comics. The series has not been officially renumbered since 1938 when the original issue introduced Superman to the world. This month, Morrison introduces us to a different man of steel, who just may be more interesting than the Superman we’re used to…
Detective Comics #1 Review: Tunnel Vision
DC continues it’s New 52 initiative this week with an all new Detective Comics helmed by Tony S. Daniel, who previously drew and wrote Batman. Detective #1 kicks things off with a very simple demonstration of how things operate in Gotham, it’s very reminiscent of Frank Millar’s Year One and some points feel very inspired by Nolan’s The Dark Knight.