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alfred injustice

There are many instances of where video game universes are continued as comic books.  I’ve heard only good things from things like The Last of Us’s “American Dreams” and there are plenty of Halo, Assassin’s Creed, and Mass Effect ones that I know people enjoy.  Today I’m giving a special shout out to Injustice: Gods Among Us.  Here’s a comic book that’s based on a fighting video game that’s based on comic book characters who often fight each other.  How weird was that?

This article isn’t as much about the video game itself (which is free for Playstation Plus members this December), but rather a comic book that acts as the prequel to the events of one of the game’s timelines.  DC and comic books in general often operate in alternate realities and the basis of this comic book follows Superman’s descent into becoming the world’s dictator.  The DC universe prides Superman as being incorruptible.  But what happens when the Joker tricks him into murdering his own pregnant wife?

This is how the comic book starts out.  The initial story is lightly treaded on in the video game itself, but the game jumps ahead FIVE years after this event.  In the game all we learn is that Superman has established a dictatorship of the world under the guise of maintaining peace.  There is an underground war against Batman and his thin alliance of other insurgents.  But how did this happen?  How did the heroes line up on each side?  What happened to certain heroes and villains?  The comic book promises to cover all of these and more, making an entertaining and shockingly dark romp.

I’ve picked up only Year 1: Vol. 1 of Injustice.  I’m very excited to read Vol. 2 this January.  Here’s a review.



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In today’s article we’ll cover something I found a little interesting. According to the article below, the Wii U, before even launching, is being named the ‘power orphan’ of the next-gen consoles. It’s understandable considering Nintendo’s penchant for not necessarily focusing on top of the line hardware when it comes to console based goals. Will this affect how the Wii U sells considering how well the original Wii sold in comparison its competitors? I’m not quite sure how it will pan out but developments like these never bode well for the console in question. Read more in the article below to check out what else has been said.

Source: The Wii U’s Power Problem

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Well folks, I won’t say I told you so (because technically I didn’t, but I did tell a couple of my friends it would happen), but I did indeed foresee the obvious. With Diablo 3’s release come and gone, and everyone in hot pursuit of awesome items and sweet, sweet satisfaction via gameplay, it would seem that Blizzard overlooked a couple of things…or a dozen…or a hundred. Point is, Blizzard done goofed. Now to all you purists who believe that your favorite company can do no wrong: fine, believe what you want. Everyone else? Well, listen if you want to. Now, a lot of people were skeptical about a game that should normally feature a single player offline mode to require an ‘always-on’ internet connection, and you’d be right in being so. The article I’ve linked to is one issue out of many that a lot of hardcore Diablo fans are raring about and heated by as of late. Blizzard will undoubtedly fix the issue, but I think we should dissect why there were issues in the first place. Either way, it’s not my place to say what should or shouldn’t be done. I may be studying computer science, but I’m no game developer. Check out the article for some insight into the latest D3 bug.

Source: Error 3003 is the new Error 37

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