Replay – Iron Mans

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Replay – Iron Mans

In 2008, Marvel released Iron Man, which kicked off the Marvel Cenematic universe and rocketed the comic character into a new level of fame. That same year, Sega released a video game adaptation. It was similar to the movie in a lot of ways, but quality was not one of those ways.

Join Andrew Reiner, Suriel Vazquez, Leo Vader, and Ben Reeves (who might be the real Iron Man for playing these games) as they play through the first two Iron Man games, dream about future games, and fight Iron Man's greatest villian: poor flight controls. 

Former Gearbox Lawyer Accuses Studio And Randy Pitchford Of Financial Malfeasance, Which He Has Denied

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Former Gearbox Lawyer Accuses Studio And Randy Pitchford Of Financial Malfeasance, Which He Has Denied

Wade Callender, Gearbox's former in-house lawyer, had been with the Borderlands developer since 2011 through most of 2018. After Callender left the company, Gearbox filed suit against the former employee for fraud and breach of fiduciary duty. Gearbox alleged that Callender misused his corporate credit card for, among other things, vacations, gun club memberships, and "trying to get six-pack abs." A month later in December, Callender filed his own lawsuit against Gearbox and studio head Randy Pitchford, alleging that several verbal contracts from Gearbox and an associated real estate company were left unfulfilled or unwritten. These lawsuits were reported on today by Kotaku.

The fallout of these suits is that the two public filings contain a laundry list of allegations from both parties. In his suit, Callender alleges that Randy Pitchford took a secret $12 million dollar advance from Take-Two for Borderlands, siphoning the money to himself. 

Former Gearbox Lawyer Accuses Studio And Randy Pitchford Of Financial Malfeasance And Salacious Illegal Activities

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Former Gearbox Lawyer Accuses Studio And Randy Pitchford Of Financial Malfeasance And Salacious Illegal Activities

Warning: This story unavoidably contains explicit descriptions of a sexual nature. I'll do my best to tone it down, but be warned, the allegations and defenses both go into detail that may offend or disgust readers.

Wade Callender, Gearbox's former in-house lawyer, had been with the Borderlands developer since 2011 through most of 2018. After Callender left the company, Gearbox filed suit against the former employee for fraud and breach of fiduciary duty. Gearbox alleged that Callender misused his corporate credit card for, among other things, vacations, gun club memberships, and "trying to get six-pack abs." A month later in December, Callender filed his own lawsuit against Gearbox and studio head Randy Pitchford, alleging that several verbal contracts from Gearbox and an associated real estate company were left unfulfilled or unwritten. These lawsuits were reported on today by Kotaku.

The fallout of these suits is that the two public filings contain a laundry list of allegations from both parties. In his suit, Callender alleges that Randy Pitchford took a secret $12 million dollar advance from Take-Two for Borderlands, siphoning the money to himself. 

Former Gearbox Lawyer Accuses Studio And Randy Pitchford Of Financial Malfeasance, Which He Has Denied

about X hours ago from
Former Gearbox Lawyer Accuses Studio And Randy Pitchford Of Financial Malfeasance, Which He Has Denied

Wade Callender, Gearbox's former in-house lawyer, had been with the Borderlands developer since 2011 through most of 2018. After Callender left the company, Gearbox filed suit against the former employee for fraud and breach of fiduciary duty. Gearbox alleged that Callender misused his corporate credit card for, among other things, vacations, gun club memberships, and "trying to get six-pack abs." A month later in December, Callender filed his own lawsuit against Gearbox and studio head Randy Pitchford, alleging that several verbal contracts from Gearbox and an associated real estate company were left unfulfilled or unwritten. These lawsuits were reported on today by Kotaku.

The fallout of these suits is that the two public filings contain a laundry list of allegations from both parties. In his suit, Callender alleges that Randy Pitchford took a secret $12 million dollar advance from Take-Two for Borderlands, siphoning the money to himself. 

What Remaining Wii U Games Do You Want Ported To Switch?

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What Remaining Wii U Games Do You Want Ported To Switch?

Today marks the release of New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe. I spent much of the last week revisiting the 2D platformer from the Wii U launch (you can read my review here), and it reminded me of just how many good games released on the Wii U despite the system never really finding a substantial audience. I want more of those now-hidden gems to make their ways to Switch.

We've already received several great games from Wii U, such as Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, Mario Kart 8, Pokkén Tournament, Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker, Hyrule Warriors, and Bayonetta 2 on Switch, but we've barely scratched the surface of worthwhile Wii U titles. Personally, my top pick remains Super Mario 3D World, but I'd also really love to see enhanced ports of games like Yoshi's Woolly World, Super Mario Maker, Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD (and Twilight Princess HD for that matter – part of my "Put All Zelda Games on Switch" initiative), and Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE.

Which Wii U games would you most like to see make the leap to Switch? Let us know in the comments section!

Resident Evil 2 '1-Shot' Demo Is Now Live

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Resident Evil 2 '1-Shot' Demo Is Now Live

Update 1/11/2019 - The demo is now available

Capcom has announced a demo for Resident Evil 2 is coming this Friday, but you're not going to want to screw around in this one.

The "1-Shot Demo" for Resident Evil 2, which hits on PS4, Xbox One, and PC January 11 and expires January 31, has you playing as Leon "as he arrives at Raccoon City Police Station in the ultimate worst first day on the job." You have 30 minutes mow down a few zombies, solve a few puzzles, and get out of the station.

Netflix's Bandersnatch Being Sued By Choose Your Own Adventure Book Publisher

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Netflix's Bandersnatch Being Sued By Choose Your Own Adventure Book Publisher

Netflix's Bandersnatch is one of the biggest instances of interactive fiction hitting the mainstream in the last few years. Players can decide how the story proceeds in big and small ways and might make some older viewers remember the heyday of the Choose Your Own Adventure genre of books. Those usually youth-oriented books would give readers choices for how they want the narrative to proceed and task them with flipping to a specific page to pick up based on their choice. I had a bunch of Mario-themed ones and would then inevitably fail by reading them in the car and turning to the wrong page during a bumpy ride.

It turns out that the publisher behind the Choose Your Own Adventure books, the appropriately named Chooseco LLC., thinks that Netflix is trading on more than just nostalgia for that bygone era and has filed suit against the company for at least $25 million in damages.

The Witcher Geralt Comes To Monster Hunter: World Next Month

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The Witcher Geralt Comes To Monster Hunter: World Next Month

Late last year, Capcom announced that Geralt of Rivia, the main character of CD Projekt Red's The Witcher series, would be coming to Monster Hunter: World as a guest character. The White Wolf will be arriving, silver sword in tow, on February 8 on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One as part of a free update.

Notice I said guest character and not skin. Unlike some of Monster Hunter: World's other crossover events, like Aloy from Horizon or Ryu from Street Fighter, Geralt is not just your hunter wearing a costume. Capcom hasn't fully detailed him yet, but they said they have been working with CDPR for quite a while on this meeting of worlds, going as far as getting Geralt's silken-voiced actor to record new lines for the game. Might we be hearing Geralt exasperatedly bemoan that Bazelgeuse is interrupting his hunt again? We can only hope so.

There's no word on when the Witcher update will hit PC, as Capcom still keeps the console and PC versions on staggered schedules. All platforms are participating in the Monster Hunter: World Appreciation Fest later this month, however, starting January 26. Capcom hasn't detailed what that will entail, but they will likely celebrate the one-year anniversary of the game with new gear and a return of every time-limited quest again.

The Witcher's Geralt Comes To Monster Hunter: World Next Month

about X hours ago from
The Witcher's Geralt Comes To Monster Hunter: World Next Month

Late last year, Capcom announced that Geralt of Rivia, the main character of CD Projekt Red's The Witcher series, would be coming to Monster Hunter: World as a guest character. The White Wolf will be arriving, silver sword in tow, on February 8 on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One as part of a free update.

Notice I said guest character and not skin. Unlike some of Monster Hunter: World's other crossover events, like Aloy from Horizon or Ryu from Street Fighter, Geralt is not just your hunter wearing a costume. Capcom hasn't fully detailed him yet, but they said they have been working with CDPR for quite a while on this meeting of worlds, going as far as getting Geralt's silken-voiced actor to record new lines for the game. Might we be hearing Geralt exasperatedly bemoan that Bazelgeuse is interrupting his hunt again? We can only hope so.

There's no word on when the Witcher update will hit PC, as Capcom still keeps the console and PC versions on staggered schedules. All platforms are participating in the Monster Hunter: World Appreciation Fest later this month, however, starting January 26. Capcom hasn't detailed what that will entail, but they will likely celebrate the one-year anniversary of the game with new gear and a return of every time-limited quest again.