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A year and a half ago, Zen Studios once again upped the ante on its virtual pinball creations with the release of Marvel Pinball, a collection of four tables based on popular superheroes, featuring both a solid table design and characters that would jump around, as if they were leaping right off the comic book pages.  Now, after what seemed like months in the waiting, Marvel Pinball has finally made its way to 3DS, and while there may be a slight question regarding table selection, there’s no doubt you’ll find plenty of pinball fun to be had here.


With war, no answers come easy.  An enemy’s motives may not be what you think, as he or she may merely be protecting their family; but on the other hand, someone’s decision could be fueled by the fact that something’s just not right.  With Spec Ops: The Line, the long-awaited third-person action shooter from 2K Games and Yager, this feeling really seeps in as you, Captain Walker, and your fellow team members investigate goings-on in Dubai, trying to locate Colonel John Konrad and his fellow members of the 33rd U.S. Battalion.


Ubisoft had a huge set-up on the E3 show floor this week, with a number of major sequels available for play, as well as two new Wii U titles coming out in time for the system’s launch later this year.  But one of its hidden gems, tucked away in a behind-closed-doors section in its offices, was The Avengers: Battle For Earth.  Based on the popular Marvel franchise of the same name, this game demonstrated some proper use of Kinect motions when it came to controlling some of your favorite superheroes and villains.  So, of course, we were eager to give it a test drive.


“All good things must come to an end.”  It’s a quote that resonates in pretty much anything, including sports streaks, careers and life itself.  And it also resonates with story arcs in video games.  We’ve seen several conclusive chapters over the years that have wrapped up sagas either in style (Gears of War 3, Uncharted 3) or disappointment (Resistance 3…seriously), but it just goes to show that developers are ready to move on to the next thing.  But there’s something bittersweet about seeing the end come in Mass Effect 3.  The first two games have been so great – especially part two, which some of us are still playing – that it’s just hard to imagine life without dealing with some new adventures of Commander Shepard.  Still, outside of DLC, Bioware is pretty much done with this story.  And what a way to go.


There’s no question we’re on a fever pitch for the new Marvel’s The Avengers film.  How could you not be?  Between Robert Downey Jr. doing his slick Iron Man thing, Samuel L. Jackson playing the baddest Nick Fury on the planet, and the return of the Hulk (and not the Ed Norton Hulk), it’s crazy how much anticipation is going into it.  Which leads us to wonder…why is there not an Avengers video game that ties in with the film?


If something’s good enough, you know someone will bring it back in one form or another.  For Sega, this is a common business practice, as it’s been bringing back several of its old-school franchise to the current game scene, in an effort to generate newfound success.  This includes a number of resurrected Dreamcast classics, along with the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise and Virtua Fighter, which will come back this summer with Final Showdown on Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation Network.  Now another big game is coming back, and Professor K fans will want to listen up…


No matter how old you are, you probably won’t ever forget the first time you visited a Disney theme park, primarily Disneyland.  Nothing beats stepping into the Magic Kingdom for the first time and taking in all the sights and sounds, whether you’re riding the Matterhorn or giving Mickey Mouse a hug.  (C’mon, you know you did it.)  Not everyone can afford a trip right away, though, so it’s nice to see we have a digital alternative that’s just as magical, even if you don't have a pair of mouse ears at the end of the day.


Zen Studios has been on a roll in 2011, with the release of several pinball tables for both Zen Pinball and Pinball FX 2, namely the Marvel Pinball tables.  But this holiday season, it's continuing to build on its reputation by releasing a quartet of new tables.  Coming next week, Marvel Pinball: Vengeance and Virtue will give you four more reasons to flip out -- and for moderately cheap.


A little while back, you might have read an article on called "Modern Warfare 3 On Wii: Is it Still Relevant?".  (You can read it at this link if you haven't seen it yet.)  We had to ask the question because most "hardcore" gamers tend to stick to their Xbox 360 and PS3 guns, leaving us wondering if the Wii version was important anymore.  We gave it the benefit of the doubt, but Activision sent us a copy to check out anyway, out of sheer curiosity.  And while you won't mistake it for one of the "higher-up" versions on the market, Treyarch is to be commended for not only remedying mistakes from previous Modern Warfare mistakes, but delivering on the goods in both single and multiplayer.


It’s been a little over one week since Rage’s release, and reviews for id Software’s latest were mixed, if somewhat disappointed. A short single-player experience, a forgettable cast of heroes, and an underwhelming finale all contributed to collective boredom; hopes and interests soon turned to Doom 4 as the venerable publisher’s genuine brainchild.


We knew it was only a matter of time before Capcom would decide to expand its Marvel vs. Capcom 3 universe.  This morning, the company announced that next step, in the form of Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, set for release this November on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.  Along with all the characters and stages from the original game, the quasi-sequel will introduce new stages and characters.  First screens inside!  UPDATE: It looks like the other characters have been leaked!


This summer's still going crazy with comic book movie madness, as Captain America: Super Soldier is set to open this Friday.  However, NEXT summer is going to be even more bonkers, between the third Dark Knight film, The Amazing Spider-Man reboot and, of course, The Avengers.  And speaking of that, a trailer has appeared online, giving comic book fans a glimpse of what to expect from next year's collective opus.


Whether you're into shooters, horror action, or family fare, Sega was the booth that offered up all of that and more in their E3 booth this week.  And regardless of which platform you spend most of your game-playing time on, you were covered there as well: Playstation, Nintendo, Xbox, even PC were almost equally represented.

With the announcement of Modern Warfare 3, there are a couple of things you can expect in the next game. You can expect a Michael Bay-esque campaign and some addictive multiplayer action. Another thing you certainly can expect is the return of Captain Price. Price has made an appearance in several titles of the Call of Duty franchise, much like Cid has found his way on almost every Final Fantasy title in various forms. Throughout his tenure in the franchise, Captain Price's look has evolved a bit over time, so let's take a look at just how his look has changed.