SPIDER-MAN HITS PS4

Initial reviews are almost unanimously positive and it’s already the fastest selling game of 2018 in the UK.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The graphics and gameplay have many raving that this latest iteration of the Web Slinger is on a par, or even better, than the Batman Arkham Knight series of games.

That’s maybe a little too early to call, but Geek Genie will have a review out shortly with a complete low down on what’s hot and what’s not on this amazing Spider-Man game!

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Two New DC Comics Games in Development at WB Montreal

Though the landscape for DC Comics video games has been predominantly Batman-centric, particularly as of late, that doesn’t mean the publisher isn’t working in tandem with Warner Brother’s other divisions to bring its comic properties to the interactive market. The Batman: Arkham series has been such a rousing success though, it’s no wonder the efforts of WB Interactive have been solely focused on the Dark Knight. That all might change in the coming months and year.

According to new job postings listed by WB Montreal (via GamesRadar), the developer currently has two new DC Comics video games in development, and they might need your help in getting them made. Provided you’re a senior animator, program developer or have the necessary skills and resume in the other applicable openings. Still, that the DC gaming universe is expanding is good news. Now we can rampantly speculate about what’s to come from the developer behind Batman: Arkham Origins and Batman: Arkham Knight‘s Batgirl DLC.

You might recall earlier this year a Superman game had some assets leak out onto the interwebs. The rumors came fast and furious just before San Diego Comic-Con, and everyone was so sure a Superman game was about to be announced. We also knew at the time WB Montreal was hiring for a new open-world game. Neither of those two things have come to light just yet, but it certainly fits in with the new position openings that perhaps a new sandbox Superman game is in development. The last time Supes got a game it was tied into Superman Returns, and while it had some decent concepts, it just didn’t deliver the true Superman experience.

The best bet to make is on a new Batman game coming from the Canadian dev team. The studio already has some Batman pedigree, and even though Rocksteady is supposedly finished with Gotham, Warner Bros. has indicated that Batman games are a major part of its future plans regardless who develops them. That isn’t always the best attitude to have about a property, particularly given how Arkham Origins was received, but you can’t just ignore the biggest money maker at the table.

Of course, the longest-running rumor lies all the way back in 2012, when the idea of a Justice League game set as a prequel to the Arkham series started making some waves. The idea being bandied about at the time was one set during the Silver Age, which would have focused on the earliest adventures of Batman, Superman, Wonder WomanGreen Lantern and the rest of the Justice League first forming up. Nothing much came of those reports at the time, but when you’re talking about a game that must account for such a diverse roster of characters and powers, it can take a long time to get all that right. Perhaps with the added power of this current crop of consoles, WB Montreal finally has the raw specs needed to bring the Justice League to life faithfully.

There’s little info about what these DC Comics games will be, but WB Montreal went to all the trouble of creating a recruitment video for potential candidates. If you think you’ve got the chops, give it a go. Just be sure to give us a hint or two when you get the job since we so kindly nudged you in their direction.

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Kart-Racing & More Comes To DISNEY INFINITY 3.0

Press Release

Disney Interactive today launched the all-new Toy Box Expansion Games for Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition, the latest installment in the highly successful Disney Infinity “toys-to-life” franchise. The two new games, Toy Box Takeover and Toy Box Speedway, are now available for a suggested retail price of $19.99 each and will give players additional hours of gameplay inside Toy Box 3.0.

Players place a Toy Box Expansion Game Piece on the Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition Base to unlock pre-built games that instantly take them into the action, mixing and matching characters from across The Walt Disney Company. Toy Box Takeover is an action-adventure game that features multiplayer gameplay allowing players to use all of their favorite Disney, Star Wars™, Marvel, and Disney•Pixar characters. Toy Box Speedway is a kart-racing game that will allow fans to see who truly is the fastest of all vehicles and characters.

“The Toy Box is where players have the freedom to choose from a variety of gameplay options and create their own style of play using any character figures from their collection,” said John Blackburn, SVP and General Manager, Disney Infinity. “The Toy Box Expansion Games further extend that experience with multiplayer structured gameplay where families can play together, mixing and matching some of their favorite Disney, Star Wars, Marvel and Disney•Pixar characters.”

Toy Box Expansion Game Overviews:

Toy Box Takeover – When Syndrome gets his hands on Merlin’s magic wand, it’s up to the player to stop him. Using their favorite characters in Disney Infinity, they must battle across multiple worlds, such as Pirates of the Caribbean, Marvel’s Upper Manhattan, The Old West, or The Incredibles Volcano Lair to defeat the bad guys before they ruin the Toy Box forever. Family and friends can play together via two-player local co-op or four-player online.

Toy Box Speedway – Players can join their favorite Disney, Disney•Pixar, Marvel and Star Wars characters and vehicles in an action-packed kart-racer. With nine franchise-themed tracks to choose from – Sugar Rush, Frozen, Tatooine, a classic Star Wars location, San Fransokyo, Agrabah, Monsters Inc., Halloween Town, Gravity Falls or Marvel’s Knowhere – players can choose from three different game modes including Time Trial mode, Race mode and Combat mode. Players put their driving skills to the test as they attack opponents with gadgets and weapons and earn trophies across three challenge cups.

Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition Video Game and Base are required to play the Toy Box Expansion Games. Toy Box Takeover and Toy Box Speedway will be sold separately at the suggested retail price of $19.99 each.

The Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition Starter Pack, Disney•Pixar Inside Out and Star Wars Rise Against The Empire Play Sets are currently available in major North American retail stores for the PlayStation®4 and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment systems, Xbox One and Xbox 360 and the Wii U™ system from Nintendo. Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition is rated E10+ by the ESRB and developed by Avalanche Software in partnership with Ninja Theory, Sumo Digital, Studio Gobo and United Front Games. Additional Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition Play Sets, Power Discs and figures will be available later this year.

All figures and Power Discs from the 1.0 and 2.0 editions of Disney Infinity will be compatible with Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition in the enhanced Toy Box 3.0.

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BATMAN v SUPERMAN Skins & More Revealed for ARKHAM KNIGHT

Rocksteady Games has unveiled their entire slate of upcoming DLC for Batman: Arkham Knight for the rest of 2015. At the top of the list are Batsuit and Batmobile skins based on 2016’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, which will be available in November.

As for the rest of the list, have a look:

OCTOBER

  • Batman Classic TV Series Batmobile Pack
  • Batmobile Track #1: Batcave Set
  • Batmobile Track #2: Penguin’s Dockyard
  • Classic TV Series Catwoman Skin
  • Classic TV Series Robin Skin
  • 1970s Batman Themed Batmobile Skin
  • Crime Fighter Challenge Pack #3
  • AR Challenge: Chemical Reaction
  • AR Challenge: Stage Fright
  • AR Challenge: Cauldron Speedway TT
  • AR Challenge: Guardians
  • AR Challenge: Precinct
  • AR Challenge: Vertigo
  • Free Updates
  • Character Selection in AR Combat Challenges
  • Optional Hard difficulty in AR Combat and Batmobile Combat Challenges
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