Michael Lafferty

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CBR Games Roundup May, 2011: "Thor," "D&D" & More

Wed, May 4th, 2011 | Category: Video Games

It is a busy month for gaming and that means plenty of options for gamers. Whether first-person shooters, role-playing games or a tie-in to "Thor," May has something to tickle every fancy.

April Games Roundup: "Mortal Kombat," "SOCOM 4"

Fri, April 15th, 2011 | Category: Video Games

Outside of the anticipated release of "Mortal Kombat," April has a bit of a shooter bent to it, with the action heating up as we head into the warmer days of Spring thanks to "SOCOM4," "Conduit 2" and more.

Gage Brings Captain America to Video Games

Mon, March 28th, 2011 | Category: Video Games

You don't tug on Superman's cape, you don't spit into the wind and according to writer Christos Gage, when making a video game about an iconic Marvel character, you "do not take liberties with Captain America!"

CBR Games Roundup: March, 2011

Wed, March 9th, 2011 | Category: Video Games

Crank down the thermostat in the house because March has a hot line-up of video-games that will warm gaming hearts everywhere including "Dragon Age 2," "Homefront," "MLB 11 The Show" and more.

The CBR Review: "Marvel Vs Capcom 3"

Wed, February 23rd, 2011 | Category: Video Games

The long-awaited sequel unleashes mayhem on the masses as old-school side-scrolling battles give way to deep combat in "Marvel Vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds," providing players a vibrant, graphical delight.

CBR Games Roundup: February, 2011

Thu, February 3rd, 2011 | Category: Video Games

Video game and comic book aficionados should get set for some fast-paced combat -- the long-awaited, heavily anticipated "Marvel Vs. Capcom 3" is on the way to consoles in February!

The CBR Review: "DC Universe Online"

Sun, January 30th, 2011 | Category: Video Games

The potential was there for "DC Universe Online" to claim the title of the definitive super hero MMO, but the game has problems and that leaves the door open for any number of challengers to claim the crown.

Bumping the "Marvel Pinball" Table with ZEN Studios

Fri, January 14th, 2011 | Category: Video Games

Iconic characters, 3-D animated characters, bumpers and silver balls all mean another ZEN Studios game, this time based on the Marvel U. CBR talks to ZEN's Mel Kirk about their latest effort.

CBR Games Roundup: January, 2011

Wed, January 5th, 2011 | Category: Video Games

Some big titles will be hitting store shelves at the start of the new year, and it all begins with DC Comics' massively multiplayer adventure running through the streets of Metropolis, Gotham and beyond.

CBR Previews the "DC Universe Online" Beta

Wed, December 22nd, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

We jumped in, flew around and dropped a few arch-enemies as the "DC Universe Online" beta went into full swing, offering players a chance to customize their characters, battle villains and run alongside the Flash.

CBR's Year in Video Games

Tue, December 14th, 2010 | Category: Video Games

CBR takes a look at the year that was and names our picks for the top video game releases of 2010, from new franchises to well received sequels and special attention for the best video game with comic book ties.

CBR Games Roundup: December 2010

Thu, December 9th, 2010 | Category: Video Games

December is a sparse month when it comes to noteworthy, top-tier titles, but there are still a few releases in the pipeline that help make the holidays bright for gamers, not the least of which is "WoW: Cataclysm."

Jumping Into Action with Marvel's "Super Hero Squad"

Mon, December 6th, 2010 | Category: Video Games

We spoke with Jason Gholston, the producer of "Marvel Super Hero Squad: The Infinity Gauntlet," about bringing the popular cartoon and classic comic storyline to video game consoles.

CBR Games Roundup: November 2010

Tue, November 9th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

With one major release being delayed until 2011, November's offerings are somewhat lean, but that doesn't mean there's no A-list titles shipping with "Epic Mickey and "Call of Duty" hitting the pre-holiday shelves.

CBR Games Roundup: October 2010

Mon, October 4th, 2010 | Category: Video Games

While the weather is cooling down outside, the action is heating up on gaming platforms with popular franchises releasing new adventures, including "Fable III," "Catlevania: Lords of Shadow," "Medal of Honor" and more.

The Parallels of RPGs & Comic Books

Fri, October 1st, 2010 | Category: Video Games

While the medium of video games is unarguably more interactive than that of comic books, game developer BioWare weighed in with CBR News on the similarities between their respective approaches to storytelling.

Ninja Theory's "Odyssey to the West"

Fri, October 1st, 2010 | Category: Video Games

CBR News spoke with developer Tameem Antoniades about "ENSLAVED: Odyssey to the West," the new game from Ninja Theory that takes an epic novel of the 16th century into the future in an amazing visceral way.

The CBR Review: "Batman: TB&TB - The Videogame"

Tue, September 21st, 2010 | Category: Video Games

Wayforward's "Batman: The Brave and the Bold – The Videogame" places players squarely in the world of the cartoon series providing a side-scroller that is fun for fans of the cartoon and newcomers alike.

The CBR Review: "HALO: Reach"

Sat, September 18th, 2010 | Category: Video Games

"Halo: Reach" for the Xbox 360 is impressive, featuring changes to the menu, extensive customization options, robust campaign and multiplayer modes making this the cream of the FPS crop for the year.

Finding Balance in "Batman: The Brave and the Bold - the Videogame"

Fri, September 17th, 2010 | Category: Video Games

In our final interview with WayForward, CBR and game director Adam Tierney delved into the game's villains, the music and balancing it all together to create a compelling gaming experience.

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