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MARK MILLAR RELAUNCHES KICK-ASS WITH BLACK FEMALE HERO

Submitted by: Odio @ 03:49 PM | Wednesday, June 22, 2016 | (url: http://nerdist.co...)

Kick-Ass is coming back to comic book store shelves soon but not the way you remember it. Writer and co-creator Mark Millar has announced that a new Kick-Ass book is coming early next year, and this time, its not teenager Dave Lizewski who becomes the real-world superhero. Instead, the new Kick-Ass is a new, black female character. Kick-Ass: The New Girl will also be based out of a different city than the original series, with an all-new supporting cast as well.

Kick-Ass: The New Girl will be drawn by series co-creator John Romita Jr. who has committed to work on the book for three years, according to Millar. Also re-launching at the same time will be a new Hit-Girl series, which will be drawn by Rafael Albuquerque. Millar will script the first story arc, and then former Deadpool and Wolverine writer Daniel Way will take over as the regular author. It is unknown if the Hit-Girl of this new series is someone new under the mask as well. Both books are expected to launch in January, and both will be the first monthly, ongoing series from the Millarworld imprint.

In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Millar has this to say about the change in the character: Comics is not short of white males aged around 30; that demographic seems pretty well catered for in popular culture. I dont think many blonde white guys around 30 feel under-represented when they pick up comic or watch a movie. Being older or younger or female or African-American just seems more interesting to me as a writer because this character is quite unique and opens up story possibilities that havent been tried in almost eighty years of superhero fiction. This woman has a completely different take on Kick-Ass.

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Halo Online Announced... as a Russia exclusive

Submitted by: Rooster128 @ 03:42 PM | Wednesday, March 25, 2015 | (url: http://me.ign.com...)

Halo Online will launch this spring, only in Russia. It's designed to run well on lower-end PCs. There's no campaign mode, but the game is set on a secret UNSC space station called "Anvil" where Spartans train together and test new technology.

During the upcoming closed beta, the developers will monitor and adjust gameplay, features, and the in-game economy.

There are no plans to bring Halo Online to the Xbox One.


TitanFall - Respawn Entertainments (ex-Infinity Ward) new game

Submitted by: Got Haggis? @ 09:30 AM | Thursday, June 6, 2013 | (url: http://www.neogaf...)

TitanFall is the new game from Respawn Entertaiment, which is made up of ex Infinity Ward develoeprs (CoD) - this was the studio that was created by just about all of IW leaving Activision (and then Activision sueing them and EA)

It is developed in the Source Engine and is coming out for Xbox One, Xbox 360, and PC only. Outsourcing Xbox 360 development.

Sounds interesting



- Spring 2014 Release Date
- There are a good amount of screens. In my opinion it visually looks pretty nice.
- First person shooter
- "Mech" and ground combat
- "Mech's" are called Titans.
- They want these Titans to feel fast. They can dodge etc.
- If you don't want to pilot the Titan you can have it follow you, killing people as it goes along.
- Player characters are called Pilots
- They are extremely agile. Can run on walls, multiple jumps.
- They can take down Titans. Jumping on them and shooting the "brain".
- You need to be cunning as a pilot. "Hit and fade" tactics is the term the game director uses.
- Pilots come equipped with a variety of weapons. Pistol, Assault Rifle, Anti-Titan Rocket Launcher, data knife used to hack AI characters into joining you.
- There are AI enemies on the maps.



PC Game Commander in Chief Lets Players Become President Obama

Submitted by: Das Capitolin @ 07:20 PM | Monday, January 19, 2009 | (url: http://benchmarkr...)

Commander in Chief, a PC game that puts players in President Obama's shoes, launches tomorrow, Inauguration Day. Just like the President, players immediately face the same problems and challenges as in the real world - the economy, controlling the military, national security and terrorism, natural disasters, alternative energy sources, and many others - all with the persistent threat of a terrorist attack on a major U.S. city.


Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning Launch Date Revealed!

Submitted by: Weioo @ 08:22 PM | Wednesday, August 6, 2008 | (url: http://www.warham...)

Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning's launch date and subscription prices have [i]finally[i] been revealed: September 18th, 2008.

Category: PC Gaming | 0 Comments
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Brothers in Arms: Hell's Highway Trailer

Submitted by: jamesjimmy @ 02:53 PM | Saturday, April 19, 2008 | (url: http://bittdaily....)

Based on the true story of 101st Airborne paratroopers in WW2 grab your weapon and join the squad.


How Valve is revitalising PC gaming

Submitted by: OtakuMark @ 08:16 AM | Friday, March 28, 2008 | (url: http://www.comput...)

"We're talking about Valve becoming the platform holder and guardian of the PC as a gaming system over the next two years," says Stephen Gaffney, Business Development Manager of Splash Damage.

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With 15 million customers, their digital delivery platform has already taken on a life of its own: through it you can buy all of Valve's releases and over 250 third-party games, while it also takes care of multiplayer matchmaking, voice chat, stats collection, anti-piracy measures and sales tracking.


Sins of a Solar Empire Singleplayer Demo

Submitted by: DudeofDeath @ 09:23 PM | Friday, March 21, 2008 | (url: http://files.file...)

Sins of a Solar Empire has released a singleplayer demo now available at FileShack, for those interested in trying out Ironclad's recently released 4X space strategy game. The 536mb download includes four tutorials, two small maps, one randomly generated medium map and a 90 minute play limit.

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"Deadliest Catch Alaskan Storm" for Xbox 360 and PC

Submitted by: GlassShadow @ 07:58 PM | Wednesday, February 27, 2008 | (url: http://www.market...)

"Deadliest Catch Alaskan Storm" lets gamers captain their own boat in the frenzied search for an undersea jackpot. Gamers select one of five real crab boats, including the Northwestern, Cornelia Marie and Sea Star -- all featured on the series, or create and customize their own boat. Gamers then recruit and lead their own crew from a roster of twenty real crab fishermen.

The game's realism is enhanced with four real Bering Sea harbors and 34,000 miles of real Bering Sea coastline created from the United States Geological Survey. In addition, "Deadliest Catch Alaskan Storm" is the first video game to feature United States Coast Guard vessels and helicopters.


Orange Box PC Outsells Consoles

Submitted by: Evil Light Bulb @ 11:14 AM | Friday, February 22, 2008 | (url: http://www.tomsga...)

In regards to PC sales being stronger than consoles...

"Rob Wright: How much stronger, exactly?

Doug Lombari: I'd say significantly stronger, at least a two-digit percentage increase over the console sales. And that includes Steam sales, retail sales, and now individual sales of Portal, Team Fortress 2, and Half-Life 2: Episode 2. So when you take the PC numbers for The Orange Box a la carte, they're significantly higher."

In the same vein Company of Heroes developer, Josh Mosqueira, noted that total Steam sales of CoH were roughly equivalent to the number of copies sold at Best Buy. Unfortunately, he also went on to state that the number of people downloading patches is 'substantially' greater than the number of people that have purchased the game.


[PC] Mass Effect in May

Submitted by: Evil Light Bulb @ 09:46 AM | Tuesday, February 12, 2008 | (url: http://masseffect...)

"Optimized for the PC, Mass Effect for the PC incorporates the following features:
Optimized controls designed specifically for the PC.
High resolution visuals Mass Effect for the PC features highly detailed textures, characters and environments.
Fully customizable controls PC gamers can re-map the control scheme any way they like.
Run & Gun Control Players can assign biotic powers or skills to hot keys allowing them to play Mass Effect with a heavier focus on action.
New decryption mini-game.
New inventory screen GUI and functionality The enhanced inventory system makes it easier for players to equip and modify their weapons and armor."

Category: PC Gaming | 4 Comments
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[PC] Open Beta for Savage 2 Starts Christmas Day

Submitted by: Evil Light Bulb @ 08:16 PM | Sunday, December 23, 2007 | (url: http://savage2.s2...)

Beginning on Christmas Day the Savage 2 beta will be free for all to play in preparation for the official release on Wednesday, January 16, 2008.

Savage is a hybrid fps/rts game with somewhat stronger RPG elements compared to its predecessor.

If you want to be really cool ;), feel free to say "Sybian" referred you or even better start a tree so everybody joining from Tribalwar can receive an additional persistent item.

Category: PC Gaming | 10 Comments
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NY TImes: EVE Online Still Expanding

Submitted by: NAT Mav @ 08:17 AM | Wednesday, November 28, 2007 | (url: http://www.nytime...)

With its formidable depth, complexity and Kilimanjaro-like learning curve, Eve will never rival World of Warcraft and its nine million customers for mass-market appeal. But at a stage when most games have long since stagnated, Eve continues to grow, recently passing 200,000 subscribers. Today, CCP plans to announce a major graphics overhaul scheduled for Dec. 5. Just this past Sunday, Eve set a record for any game when it recorded 37,729 simultaneous players in its common virtual universe.

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Enemy Territory:Quake Wars 1.2 Update Details

Submitted by: DudeofDeath @ 11:03 PM | Wednesday, October 24, 2007 | (url: http://community....)

The ETQW 1.2 Update features full voice communications (VoIP) support, allowing rapid and easy coordination with your team-mates, plus numerous gameplay/interface fixes and tweaks.


Half Life 2 & Source Engine Tweak Guide

Submitted by: DudeofDeath @ 09:53 AM | Thursday, October 18, 2007 | (url: http://www.tweakg...)

This updated tweak guide may help those who recently purchased "The Orange Box" via retail or Steam improve their experience.

"Note: This guide has been significantly updated as of HL2: Episode 2. Importantly, the tweaks in this guide also apply to every other Source Engine-based game including all Half Life 2 variants, CounterStrike: Source, Day of Defeat: Source, Vampire: The Masquerade, Team Fortress 2 and Portal". - Tweakguides.com