20 Characters We Want To Play As In Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3

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20 Characters We Want To Play As In Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3

Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order has no shortage of heroes. With over 30 characters pre-loaded and DLC on the way, Marvel fans should at least have one character they’re excited to play. That said, we’re never satisfied. Nintendo confirmed that the DLC from this point on will pull from the Marvel Knights, Fantastic Four, and the X-Men. Those are some pretty deep wells, so we have some ideas for characters from those groups (and others) that we would like to see join the alliance. Here’s the list of characters we’d like to see playable in Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3. 

Five Exclusive Hours With The Legend Of Heroes: Trails Of Cold Steel III

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Five Exclusive Hours With The Legend Of Heroes: Trails Of Cold Steel III

Nihon Falcom’s Trails of Cold Steel is one of those series I wish got more love. Falcom has made a name for itself with its long-running Ys franchise, which helped pave the way for action/RPGs, but its equally-fantastic Trails series, part of The Legend of Heroes brand has never received the same recognition. After Trails of the Sky launched in North America in 2011, nearly seven years after it first launched in Japan, hardcore RPG fans realized they had been missing out something special. The game featured charming characters and an alluring and detailed world. It had a classic feel that reminded you of your favorite traditional RPGs of yesteryear, but it also wasn’t afraid to take chances and modernize the genre. 

After the Sky trilogy was complete, Western fans were then treated to the Trails of Cold Steel series, which added a school backdrop, complete with social elements and improved turn-based combat. After two fantastic entries filled with surprising reveals and epic battles that had the students do everything from partaking in crazy mech duels to stopping a civil war, we’re about step into the third part of the four-game arc. I had the pleasure of playing the first five hours of the game and so far it’s shaping up nicely, full of callbacks and reunions with past cast members alongside new mechanics and locations to make the series feel fresh.

Five Exclusive Hours With The Legend Of Heroes: Trails Of Cold Steel III

about X hours ago from
Five Exclusive Hours With The Legend Of Heroes: Trails Of Cold Steel III

Nihon Falcom’s Trails of Cold Steel is one of those series I wish got more love. Falcom has made a name for itself with its long-running Ys franchise, which helped pave the way for action/RPGs, but its equally-fantastic Trails series, part of The Legend of Heroes brand, has never received the same recognition. After Trails of the Sky hit North America in 2011, nearly seven years after it first launched in Japan, hardcore RPG fans realized they had been missing out something special. The game featured charming characters and an alluring and detailed world. It had a classic feel that reminded you of your favorite traditional RPGs of yesteryear, but it also wasn’t afraid to take chances and modernize the genre. 

After the Sky trilogy was complete, Western fans were then treated to the Trails of Cold Steel series, which added a school backdrop, complete with social elements and improved turn-based combat. After two fantastic entries filled with surprising reveals and epic battles that had the students do everything from partaking in crazy mech duels to stopping a civil war, we’re about step into the third part of the four-game arc. I had the pleasure of playing the first five hours of the game and so far it’s shaping up nicely, full of callbacks and reunions with past cast members alongside new mechanics and locations to make the series feel fresh.

Replay – Twisted Metal: Small Brawl

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Replay – Twisted Metal: Small Brawl

This is the final episode of Replay: Season Five! This is also the final episode of Replay: Phase One! Come next week, this silly, little show will be dramatically different ... and hopefully for the better. We decided to return to the first series we ever featured in an episode of Replay to bookmark this format of the show. It's bittersweet send off, but we couldn't be more excited for what comes next.

This episode is much shorter than others, and we needed to cut it off to focus on what we're ushering in. If you are curious what that may be, watch the episode. We walk through our plans extensively, and also have a good discuss about Twisted Metal: Small Brawl in the process. Small Brawl released on November 26, 2001 for PlayStation and was developed by Incognito Entertainment. Kyle of course picks a van, but is is one series where he can be forgiven for doing that.

Enjoy the episode, and we'll see you in seven days with Replay: Phase Two!

Replay – Twisted Metal: Small Brawl

about X hours ago from
Replay – Twisted Metal: Small Brawl

This is the final episode of Replay: Season Five! This is also the final episode of Replay: Phase One! Come next week, this silly, little show will be dramatically different ... and hopefully for the better. We decided to return to the first series we ever featured in an episode of Replay to bookmark this format of the show. It's bittersweet send off, but we couldn't be more excited for what comes next.

This episode is much shorter than others, and we needed to cut it off to focus on what we're ushering in. If you are curious what that may be, watch the episode. We walk through our plans extensively, and also have a good discuss about Twisted Metal: Small Brawl in the process. Small Brawl released on November 26, 2001 for PlayStation and was developed by Incognito Entertainment. Kyle of course picks a van, but is is one series where he can be forgiven for doing that.

Enjoy the episode, and we'll see you in seven days with Replay: Phase Two!

The Most Exciting Games Of Gen Con 2019

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The Most Exciting Games Of Gen Con 2019

Tabletop gamers by the droves converge every year in Indianapolis for a celebration of the hobby at the mammoth Gen Con event. Long-anticipated games are released, expansions detailed, and thousands of players demo and play games of all types. Even now, the 2019 show is underway, and new information on some of the coolest board, miniature, card, and role-playing games is emerging.

The hundreds of projects on display mean that it’s impossible to create an at-a-glance examination of the convention. But here are a few of the new announcements, reveals, and hands-on experiences from game makers that have gotten big early buzz in the first couple days of the show.

I hope to update this story next week with additional games; this initial rundown is heavy on announcements and a few of the especially anticipated projects of the convention.

More Of The Most Exciting Games Of Gen Con 2019

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More Of The Most Exciting Games Of Gen Con 2019

Tabletop gamers by the droves converge every year in Indianapolis for a celebration of the hobby at the mammoth Gen Con event. Long-anticipated games are released, expansions detailed, and thousands of players demo and play games of all types. The 2019 event has now concluded, and there's no shortage of info to learn about some of the coolest new board, miniature, card, and role-playing games is emerging.

The hundreds of projects on display mean that it’s impossible to create an at-a-glance examination of the convention. But here are a few of the new announcements, reveals, and hands-on experiences from game makers that have gotten big early buzz in the first couple days of the show.

The update to this article includes ten new entries to explore, which have been added at the top of the article for ease of reading. If you missed the initial write-up, there are another eight entries that were part of the original posting from last week, which you'll find below the original. 

The Most Exciting Games Of Gen Con 2019

about X hours ago from
The Most Exciting Games Of Gen Con 2019

Tabletop gamers by the droves converge every year in Indianapolis for a celebration of the hobby at the mammoth Gen Con event. Long-anticipated games are released, expansions detailed, and thousands of players demo and play games of all types. Even now, the 2019 show is underway, and new information on some of the coolest board, miniature, card, and role-playing games is emerging.

The hundreds of projects on display mean that it’s impossible to create an at-a-glance examination of the convention. But here are a few of the new announcements, reveals, and hands-on experiences from game makers that have gotten big early buzz in the first couple days of the show.

I hope to update this story next week with additional games; this initial rundown is heavy on announcements and a few of the especially anticipated projects of the convention.

Get Ready For Our GI Game Club On Call Of Duty 4: Modern Warfare

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Get Ready For Our GI Game Club On Call Of Duty 4: Modern Warfare

With Game Informer's new cover story on Infinity Ward's Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, we want to revive our GI Game Club format and go back for a thorough look at 2007's Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare.

On the August 15th episode of The Game Informer Show podcast, we'll be playing though and discussing the entire campaign for Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare. We want the community to play the game along with us and send in your thoughts to podcast@gameinformer.com to help fuel the conversation! We're looking for specific points and thoughts, including...

- What's your favorite moment in the game?

Get Ready For Our GI Game Club On Call Of Duty 4: Modern Warfare

about X hours ago from
Get Ready For Our GI Game Club On Call Of Duty 4: Modern Warfare

With Game Informer's new cover story on Infinity Ward's Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, we want to revive our GI Game Club format and go back for a thorough look at 2007's Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare.

On the August 15th episode of The Game Informer Show podcast, we'll be playing though and discussing the entire campaign for Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare. We want the community to play the game along with us and send in your thoughts to podcast@gameinformer.com to help fuel the conversation! We're looking for specific points and thoughts, including...

- What's your favorite moment in the game?