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Friday, June 1, 2012

E3 Preview Trailers : LEGO, Lara Croft, Battling Super Heroes & More!

Video Games...oh how you are like a bad drug habit. When you take hold, you are all encompassing, leaving us in a pool of sweat...confused, frustrated and screaming at inanimate objects...wondering where the last day or two of our lives went. I feel that way most times about most games, and knowing full well I don't play a game for ONE hour..I play it for EIGHT HOURS..I keep the electronic little devils locked away where I can not be drawn in by their siren's song. Millions of people across the globe are not so lucky in having the willpower of almighty Zeus, and so, for you, we have new video game trailers from E3...because we are enablers. Let's rock.

LEGO Lord of the Rings : Warner Brothers Interactive is back with more brick madness, adding the Lord of the Rings saga to their already full stable of LEGO games! How will WBI handle such weighty subject matter? With the usual LEGO with and charm, of course. The most immediate difference from past games is the inclusion of dialogue straight from the films in place of the usual LEGO monosyllabic grunting. The Verge reports you will be able to switch between a number of characters from the Fellowship, at any given time, utilizing their special skills to solve puzzles, defeat cave trolls, and so on, playing all through the trilogy.



Tomb Raider: March 5th 2013 - Lara Croft returns in a tale seemingly based in stark reality! Giant rampaging statue monsters are replaced by the horrors of man as Lara pushes herself to survive each night with little comforts, rescue her comrades and most importantly STAY ALIVE. Crystal Dynamics appears to throw survival horror elements into the mix with a definitive story line that looks to keep the player glued in as if they were watching a cinematic thriller straight from Lionsgate.

"A young Lara Croft has already proven herself to be a survivor, but one on the cusp of an extraordinary adventure. Caught in the clutches of an enigmatic island, Lara is captured by hostile natives and faced with a traumatic and character-defining decision. On this island, forces beyond her control leave Lara little alternative but to ruthlessly fight for her life."



Injustice: Gods Among Us : From the creators of Mortal Kombat comes the ultimate throwdown among DC Universe titans!! Bad...good...there is no distinction in this game where you can roll out your dream battle royale and utilize the core powers of your favorite metahumans (or humans with pretty, destructive toys) to smash your opponent to bits. The styling on the costumes is SLIGHTLY reminiscent of the recent DC NEW52 revamp, but you'll note some key changes. Poor Harley Quinn gets a new costume..AGAIN. Readers will note that the last time DC characters took on the fighters of Mortal Kombat, their fatalities and such were not as brutal as the game would normally show. WB is very careful that their characters be cast in a specific light. I suspect the outfit redesign has a lot to do with this, the thought being that the public, while playing Superman whupping ass on Wonder Woman, is not playing the ICONIC versions of these characters..and so all bets are off! In Elseworlds comics, you can write whatever past and future you like and if Batman eats Batmite in the course of the story, so be it! Think of this game in those terms and the suit redesigns make a lot more sense. Of course, this is all a theory, but the bottom line is this is not something we expect to see spilling over into the comics....unless the public loves it. heh. WBI provided some stills and we pulled some zooms for our cosplaying ladies, so drink it up! (we didn't pull zooms of the men's costumes because, honestly, they are armory shite. like new52 x 100. blek)








































"Injustice: Gods Among Us debuts as a bold new fighting game franchise that introduces a deep, original story featuring a large cast of favorite DC Comics icons such as Batman, Harley Quinn, Solomon Grundy, Superman, The Flash, Wonder Woman and many others. Set in a world where the lines between good and evil are blurred, players will experience heroes and villains engaging in epic battles on a massive scale."



Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance : Blood...swords...carnage carnage carnage. The series you know and love seems to have taken a slight turn down the road to crazy town. Why sneak up on a dude when you are a cyber ninja who can cut said dude in half with a sword, right? The game doesn't drop until early 2013, so I'm sure we'll be seeing a lot more gameplay as long time fans lose their minds over this little bit.



The show doesn't even start for a few days so if you want to see more, make yourselves heard!

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