Greetings, Nerd Bastards readers. Jake here, from The Hall of Comics – where heroes shop. I’m a bagged and boarded professional. My passion (and business) is to read, write about and sell comics. In an alliance forged in the stars, The Hall of Comics will be dropping by Nerd Bastards weekly, to bring you the latest word and the week’s best pulls in comics. So sit back, grab a snack, and check out the latest comic book titles you should be reading. (more…)
Y’know, when I watched the teaser trailer for The Amazing Spider-Man for the first time, the PoV CGI swinging scene reminded me a whole lot of the 2008 parkour video game, Mirror’s Edge. I figured it was just the strong similarity because of the perspective as well as the kind of stunts that were shown in the trailer. And the whole reflection-in-building-windows thing. Turns out… there’s more than that.
Some dude at CVG compiled a bunch of scenes from Mirror’s Edge and basically recreated the Spidey trailer using game footage, and put them both together for our viewing pleasure. It’s pretty much the exact same thing, which is a little sad. You’d expect something that’s remaking shit that’s been remade so many times before to give off some semblance of uniqueness. Though, not gonna lie, Mirror’s Edge is a great source of inspiration for the kind of thing they’re trying to do with Spidey.
So, what do you guys think? Mere coincidence due to the intrinsic similarities between the two, or is there some more fuckery afoot? Regardless, I’m hoping The Amazing Spider-Man will come out on top with better combat scenes; if anybody is going to copy anything from Mirror’s Edge, it better not be the combat ’cause that shit sucked fuckin’ ass.
Ya know, it’s been an awesome couple years of video games. Batman: Arkham Asylum, Red Dead Redemption, Bioshock, Dead Space… the list can go on (and if any of you nice readers likes to buy these games for this poor bastard, contact me). Each having its own fun gameplay, good story, and of course, nice graphics to look at.
Well, junkboy has been making images of todays popular games in 8-bit form, pretty much giving them a demake look that older gamers will appreciate. He’s done quite a lot of them, like the Red Dead Redemption one above, so check after the jump to look at all of them and see if your favorite game is on there. (more…)