Monthly Archives: November 2010

Marvel vs. Capcom 3: February 15th 2011!

Now for anyone who doesn’t know me I am a big fan of the Marvel vs. Capcom series. I’ve played 1 and 2 and I have 2 downloaded on my PS3. The moment I even heard about this game my geek-o-meter shot up through the stratosphere. Not just in a tiny bit we’re talking nerdgasmic oh my sweet lord I am insanely excited sort of way. That makes a certain amount of sense on that front. When I got the release date here which I’ll put a link to just to show you all I’m not completely going nuts.

http://kotaku.com/5691333/marvel-vs-capcom-3-spreads-the-love-in-february

There you are on that front.

There is one shiny collectors edition coming out with comic book, two character downloads of Jill Valentine and Shuma Gorath which I couldn’t help but smile at on those two since the game wouldn’t be complete without them and especially Shuma Gorath. You just need Shuma Gorath. It had to happen. The link to the collectors edition is in the link before but I’ll direct link after this thing here.

http://kotaku.com/5690971/marvel-vs-capcom-3-makes-a-jill-sandwich

There you go.

Yes I am quite excited. Ever since I started to see video on it and ever since I started to see more and more on it I just get more curious. That the rumored additions of Taskmaster and Ms. Marvel pop into gear get more fascinating. Though those two are rumored but if they come true holy crap that will be neat. I used to play pretty much all of these games as they came out in the arcades so to have one full copy of this sort of game in my possession will be as cool as cool can be. I played also Tatsunoko vs. Capcom and you know honestly and I know I’ll get some crap about this I didn’t enjoy it as much I don’t know why either. I mean maybe just lack of connection with a lot of the characters or just not enjoying playing on the Wii as much with that sort of game I don’t know. Something about it felt quite not there for me. While I see this and I just get excited from the get go. I think it’ll be one solid title. The graphics look amazing and from people playing it at events it seems the control is solid and no one has any complaints. I think this could be the ultimate in vs. games nearly matched by Street Fighter vs. Tekken at some point soon though honestly Marvel vs. Capcom is where my heart is on this.

I’ve almost grown up with the Marvel vs. Capcom series in the days in which they had the X-Men: Children of the Atom fighting game and the Marvel Super Heroes fighting game as well. Street Fighter vs. X-Men to add into that as well! I mean wow I seriously have played all of these. I’m not going to lie I’m going to be one happy hyper guy and anyone around me will think I’ve de-aged into my teens going “Oh boy, oh boy!” like one kid getting the greatest toy ever. I can say that will be awesome.

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Amazing Spider-Man #648 or how this is the beginning of me reading Spider-Man again.

First off let’s get this out of the way I haven’t read a Spider-Man comic in quite awhile. I read the first hardcover collection of Brand New Day and I liked it but never could fully get into it due to well finances and just it fell off my radar. I had read the preview pages early on of issue #648 and was immediately curious and decided then and there to grab that issue. I mean hey it’s a new start with new main writer and I know what’s been going on enough so I shouldn’t be completely lost. As I put down on my twitter feed Dan Slott and Humberto Ramos. I’m back to collecting Spidey again. Yep you got me back kids. I’ll explain further as we go on with this post but yes I’m officially stating that I will be returning to my Spidey collecting once more after this issue. I’ll explain why as I go on.

The name of this arc is called Big Time. It’s the setup for Peter Parker and the new storyline to come and how the Parker luck actually gets a bit of an break so to speak. I won’t get into too many spoilers but needless to say it is cool. The first pages of the book involve this beautifully done Octopus robot walker invasion force in New York City. You get the Avengers helping out in the midst of this chaos. I loved the general interplay of the team and how it was all handled. I guess the best way to put this was it was fun. I mean it was genuinely fun Spidey reading. Full admission further I bought a freaking crap ton of Spidey back issues from the past bit or so so I could fill myself in on a few blanks. Though I’d have to say the big thing I enjoyed about this issue is it’s really new reader friendly. I mean you could pick up this book for the first time and be able to click into what the heck is going on.

I think I was genuinely surprised in my own right at how much I enjoyed it. I mean I didn’t expect to hate it but I didn’t realize how much I would enjoy it. I wasn’t a fan of how One More Day was handled but again I don’t think I was alone and I wasn’t planning on touching Spider-Man but the way I was reading the interviews over the past months or so and just the preview pages alone I was sold at least on grabbing the first issue of this new run. It’s a great first start and I wish I could think up more words outside of what I have but there’s a lot to it I don’t want to really spoil too much. There is stuff out there already for the issue but if you can read it and discover for yourself for it is a lot of fun. Humberto Ramos knocks it out of the park art wise. Oh and also the Sinister Six is involved with this if that’s not enough for you to at least be curious. Actually one of my favorite bad guy concepts too I’m not going to lie. I’ve always liked the Sinister Six. I should seriously look into posting a list at some point of this sort of thing.

Anyway though congratulations you’ve got me back reading Spider-Man. I want to seriously see what happens next issue.