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Ireland celebrates classic video games with new stamps

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Paying tribute to classic video-game icons, Ireland’s state-run postal service today released four stamps featuring Mario, Sonic the Hedgehog, Pac-Man and Space Invaders.

Taito Corp.’s Space Invaders and Namco’s Pac-Man — debuting in 1978 and 1980, respectively, making  them the oldest of the quartet — are represented by screenshots, while Nintendo’s Mario and Sega’s Sonic themselves are showcased on their stamps.

The stamps are issued by An Post and designed Dublin’s Zinc Design Consultants.

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‘The Wolf Among Us’ arriving in stores Nov. 4

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Telltale Games has announced The Wolf Among Us, the critically acclaimed adventure game based on Bill Willingham’s Vertigo series Fables, will arrive in stores Nov. 4 for PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita and Xbox One. All five episodes are already available for PlayStation 3 and Xbox One.

Set 30 years before the events of Fables #1, the game allows players to control Bigby Wolf as he investigates the gruesome murder of a Fable, which leads to an even bigger mystery.

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Will ‘Disney Infinity’ introduce a new generation to comics?

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With its ambitious sandbox video game Disney Infinity, Disney has hit upon a way to generate sales — to the tune of $500 million worldwide — and to further promote a range of movie properties, ranging from The Pirates of the Caribbean to Frozen to The Incredibles (version 2.0 arrives next week, bringing the Avengers, Spider-Man and Guardians of the Galaxy into play). But could it also be quietly marketing comic books? Well, at least Marvel comic books?

Introduced in August 2013, Disney Infinity allows players to bring an assortment of characters into the game by purchasing $13 figurines and placing them on a special scanner, and to create their own world within the Disney universe using “Toy Box Mode.”

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Black Adam joins ‘LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham’

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Clearly hoping to catch lightning in a bottle following confirmation from Dwayne Johnson that he’ll play Black Adam in the Shazam movie, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and TT Games have revealed the classic supervillain/antihero will be a playable character in LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham.

“Can you smell what Black Adam is cooking?” reads the message accompanying the above image from the game’s official Twitter account.

Arriving Nov. 3o, LEGO Batman 3 takes the Dark Knight, well, beyond Gotham, as he joins with other DC Comics heroes and villains in outer space to top Brainiac from destroying Earth. The game will feature more than 150 playable characters, including Black Adam and his nemesis Shazam.

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SDCC | ‘Days of Future Past’ mobile game adds Storm, Polaris

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In the first major update to its Uncanny X-Men: Days of Future Past mobile game, Glitchsoft has added Storm and Polaris as playable characters.They can be unlocked with the completion of the third level.

What’s more, the game is available for 99 cents from the App Store for the duration of Comic-Con International.

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Red Hood joins ‘Batman: Arkham Knight’ as GameStop exclusive

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After a little social-media teasing, GameStop has announced the Red Hood Story Pack DLC will be available exclusively to customers who preorder Batman: Arkham Knight from the retailer.

Developed by Rocksteady for Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment, Batman: Arkham Knight is billed as the explosive finale to the hit action-adventure video game series that launched in 2009 with Batman: Arkham Asylum. (For a complete rundown, read CBR’s coverage of the closed-door demo at E3 2014.)

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‘The Walking Dead: Season Two’ unveils Episode 4 trailer

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Telltale Games has released the trailer for the penultimate episode of The Walking Dead: Season Two, which will be available beginning July 22.

Based on the comic created by Robert Kirkman,Tony Moore and Charlie Adlard, the episodic role-playing adventure game takes place in the same fictional setting as The Walking Dead. In Episode 3, “Amid the Ruins,” the group — now free of its brutal captor — continues its journey north: “But hunger, violence and death have taken their toll. Simmering conflicts and inevitable changes within the group remind Clementine that danger can come from within, as well as without; she must choose her allies carefully.”

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‘Hercules’ movie adaptation gets its own mobile game

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Developer Glu Mobile has debuted Hercules: The Official Game, a tie-in to the upcoming MGM adaptation of the Radical Publishing series Hercules: The Thracian Wars by Steve Moore and Admira Wijaya.

Available now on for tablets and smartphones on App Store and Google Play, the free-to-play hack-and-slash game allows users to become the Greek hero Hercules as he fights his way through ancient battles, undertakes the Twelve Labors, spites the goddess Hera and seeks redemption.

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Telltale Games teases ‘The Wolf Among Us’ finale

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Telltale Games has debuted the title screen for “Cry Wolf,” the season finale of The Wolf Among Us, its critically acclaimed adventure game based on Bill Willingham’s Vertigo series Fables.

Although the publisher didn’t specify release date — its tweet said only “Coming Soon!” — the previous installment, Episode 4, was available a week after its teaser image debuted (so look for it on July 15). Set 30 years before the events of Fables #1, the game allows players to control Bigby Wolf as he investigates the gruesome murder of a Fable, which leads to an even bigger mystery.

A second season of The Wolf Among Us in the works. The Fables comic series will come to a close early next year with its 150th issue.

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Neil Gaiman’s ‘Wayward Manor’ game arrives July 15

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Nearly a year after it was announced, the Neil Gaiman-inspired video game Wayward Manor at long last has a release date: July 15. That’s just 15 days from now, for those keeping count.

Originally scheduled to debut last fall, the game experienced a bit of a delay. However, according to the official website, it was worth the wait: “Although it was a difficult decision to delay the release of the game, we did it with the knowledge that we were creating an even more immersive, enjoyable experience for amazing fans like yourself. Because, hey, you deserve the best, as your enthusiasm for Neil’s first game has only been outdone by your patience. Now, it’s time to reward your forbearance and open the doors for haunting.”

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‘Blue Estate’ goes on a rampage in new game trailer

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With the arrival of Blue Estate on PlayStation 4 this week, HeSaw has released a new trailer highlighting the dark humor and over-the-top violence of the rail shooter, as well as DualShock 4′s gyroscopic features.

Inspired by the 12-issue Image Comics series created by Viktor Kalvachev (now creative director of HeSaw), Blue Estate allows players to step into the shoes of Tony Luciano, the homicidal son of a Los Angeles mob boss, and Clarence, a broke former Navy SEAL who’s been hired to clean up his mess. As Tony wages a war with the Sik gang in an effort to get back his kidnapped “Helen of Troy,” Clarence struggles to end the fight.

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‘Blue Estate’ rail shooter explained, with help of new comic

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Viktor Kalvachev has revealed more details about the upcoming rail shooter based on his crime comedy Blue Estate — with the help of a new comic strip he created with Ivan Brandon.

Writing on the PlayStation Blog, Kalvachev provides an overview of the Image Comics series before delving into the HeSaw game, whose PS4 version will utilize DualShock 4′s gyroscopic features (that’s were the new strip comes into play).

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Atrocitus to unleash his red-hot rage on ‘Infinite Crisis’

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Fast on the yellow heels of Sinestro, Atrocitus will be set loose into the world of Infinite Crisis, the free-to-play multiplayer online battle arena game from WB Games.

Available as a playable character beginning June 11, the Red Lantern Atrocitus is described as an Enforcer who “taunts his enemies and spews red-hot plasma across the face of entire teams.”

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‘Batman: Arkham Knight’ rolls out first gameplay trailer

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“Tonight, Gotham falls!” Scarecrow declares in the debut gameplay trailer for Batman: Arkham Knight. “A city of fear rises!”

Unveiled this morning by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment, “Evening the Odds” showcases the Scarecrow’s return to Gotham as he schemes to unite the city’s villains — Penguin, Two-Face and Harley Quinn, among them — toward one goal: destroying Batman. As the citizens flee and criminal gangs overrun the city, the Dark Knight takes to the streets in the new Batmobile, which is drivable for the first time in the franchise.

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First images arrive for ‘The Wolf Among Us’ Episode 4

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Telltale Games has debuted the first images from the penultimate episode of The Wolf Among Us, its critically acclaimed adventure game based on Bill Willingham’s Vertigo series Fables.

Set 30 years before the events of Fables #1, the game allows players to control Bigby Wolf as he investigates the gruesome murder of a Fable, which leads to an even bigger mystery. In Episode 4, titled “In Sheep’s Clothing,” a beaten and bloody Bigby “is confronted by the realization that a society built on secrets is ripe for exploitation. And that the disenfranchised of Fabletown may see his prey not as the cause of their problems, but as their solution.”

No release date has been announced. The episode will be available on its own for $4.99 via the Xbox Games Store and PlayStation Network, or as part of the $14.99 season pass.

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