Brodie from Attack Roll plays some Left 4 Dead 2 with LadyCroft3 and a couple co-hosts from the Quest Update podcast. Hilarity and failure ensues. Check out Dead Center – Part 1 here on GFN – if you like it, check out the others on Attack Roll’s YouTube channel!!
South Park: The Stick of Truth, slated for a March 4th release for PC, Xbox 360, and PS3, had one trailer reveal during the Super Bowl game yesterday, while two more “rejected” trailers were posted on the game’s official website. While nothing too specific is revealed about the game’s content on the reveal, it gives fans a very nice taste of what is to be expected after the game has been pelted with numerous delays. Continue reading New South Park: The Stick of Truth Trailers Appear
Most superheroes have a sort of trigger that activated their powers; a unique item or bizarre event that bestowed amazing abilities to the character. Often in comics, the powers that are granted become a natural extension of the hero, like with Spider-Man or the Invisible Woman. But there are characters whose strength is tied to an object he/she wields, like Iron Man or Madame Mirage. Many video games also present characters who rely on magical items to achieve their goals. By just coming into contact with some floating power-up, these rather ordinary people turn into something larger-than-life. Using this logic, Mario might be one of the most popular superheroes the world has ever known.
Before you cry foul, saying that there is no way the chubby Nintendo mascot is an actual superhero, take a moment to think about the story of Mario. A mild-mannered plumber trying to make a living with his brother in New York, comes into contact with a seemingly normal leaf. Little did he know that this was a Super Leaf, which granted him powers beyond any mere mortal! Able to shatter stones with his mighty tail and take to the skies with a running leap, Raccoon Mario uses his newfound powers to fight against the evil forces of King Koopa and protect the Mushroom Kingdom. In that context, the origin of the Super Mario Brothers sounds like the byline of a dozen popular Marvel and DC comic books, or at the very least the start of a book from the Nintendo Comics System. Continue reading It’s Plungin’ Time!!