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LEGOs simply never go out of style. Most people who have ever played with the little plastic building blocks will always keep a special place in their heart for these simple toys. Many fans of gaming are also fans of LEGOs, and this is more apparent now than ever before due to the hugely successfullyseries of LEGO video games based upon staples of pop culture such as Star Wars, Indiana Jones, and Harry Potter.
Allowing gamers to combine two of their most beloved hobbies to recreate their favorite movie scenes has become big business. What if the LEGO games borrowed more from hit video game franchises rather than movies however. such as the Halo LEGO lines that now exist. Well, that was the inspiration behind these LEGO minifigs that will likely never be.
As the age-range of the average video game player continues to increase, its only natural that game makers will begin to develop more mature titles as their demographic becomes more mature itself. This is not to mean that games require more blood, gore, or sexuality. Sometimes, older gamers only need a figure that they themselves can identify with.
Instead of creating entire new franchises that feature fresh, adult-themed characters; the world of gaming can just take its existing superstars and transform them into more mature figures of the industry.
There’s no easier way to do this than by slapping a beard on several established characters. Because there’s nothing more mature than a man with a ferret on his chin.
The new comic focuses on how a MMO might appear if it were set inside of Marios vibrant world of the Mushroom Kingdom. In this case, we’re just going to use World of Warcraft as a base for class types (afterall – if you understand what an MMO is then you’re, most likely familiar with WoW).
Ever wonder how Mario would look if he were a nature loving Druid? How about Bowser as a tank or Luigi the champion of light? Follow that with with Toad laying plumber pipe totems and Yoshi with a Goomba pet? How about Wario as a Dry Bones commanding Death Knight, Princess Daisy wielding the holy light of the Priest, a Shy Guy alongside his Warlock pet – King Boo, Koopa Troopa the Mage, and Waluigi as a sneaky Roque.
Food existing in video games as a health and power-up item has become a classic staple of the industry, but am I the only one disturbed by the fact that we see characters eating randomly found food that just happens to laying directly on the ground. Whether its slices of pizza in any TMNT arcade game, rolling mushrooms in Mario, or turkey legs in Final Fight we witness gaming heroes practicing horrible food safety attitudes.
Our latest video game comic is in response to this weeks reveal that Mass Effect 3 will indeed feature co-op multiplayer game play. As expected, this news has cause a stir from both those for and opposing the announcement. Those against are afraid that its addition will lessen the singleplayer experience while multiplayer fans have been waiting for this confirmation ever since it was rumored months back.
Players will be able to create their own characters, choosing a class picking from one of the various races from the Mass Effect universe to play on specific four player co-op missions.
Modeled after a pizza pie with a single slice removed, Pac-Man could be considered gaming’s first Survival Horror star. Think about it, he spends most of his time fleeing from the undead while collecting items in a maze-like environment. Sure, every once in a while he found a power pellet that allowed him to kill a ghost but they never stayed dead. Nom-Nom-Nom.
Whether he’s hurling barrels at a construction site, smashing them to rescue his monkey pal (Diddy Kong) , or blasting himself out of them – The famed gorilla has become a black belt at all forms of barrel usage. Alongside seeming ageless classic gameplay, Donkey Kong has managed to stay in the hearts of gamers because he’s quite the dynamic character.
Donkey Kong began his career as a villain in the original, self titled, arcade game where he stole Jumpman’s (who later became Mario) girlfriend and carried her to the top of a construction site. Years later, DK would find himself as the hero when his island’s banana supply gets stolen. This change from bad to good is one of the reasons that you can’t keep this ape down.
Along with the return of Frank, Off the Record will bring back photography to the Dead Rising series. This means that when you mix in all the zaney zombie action that the series is known for alongside comical weapons, and a full co-op experience (Which will feature one player controlling Frank West while the other takes on the persona of Chuck Greene) then fans can rest assured that plenty of insane photo ops (such as the one depicted in the comic) will take place.