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Review and Preview – Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye #49

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Review and Preview – Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye #49

Shutdown! A vengeful god stalks the corridors of the Lost Light, murdering everyone who makes eye contact. The crew must answer two questions: Why have they been singled out for punishment? And how do you stop someone who can kill you just by thinking about it?

Click the jump for preview pages and a review of More Than Meets The Eye #49.

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Review and Preview – Rainbow Children: The Art of Camilla d’Errico

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Review and Preview – Rainbow Children: The Art of Camilla d’Errico

Camilla d’Errico is a world-renowned painter, illustrator, comic artist, and clothing designer. This gorgeous hardcover compilation of her artwork is the perfect addition to the collection of anyone that appreciates manga-inspired fine art.

Click the jump for preview pages and a review of Rainbow Children: The Art of Camilla d’Errico.

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Review and Preview: Legend of Wonder Woman #1

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Review and Preview: Legend of Wonder Woman #1

The first issue of DC’s 9-issue Wonder Woman series is in stores tomorrow. In a few months we’ll finally see Wonder Woman on the big screen in Batman v Superman, and this new series is DC’s attempt to make the Wonder Woman character resonate with people the same way Bats and Supes have for years.

So how’re they doing? Click the jump for preview images and a review of Legend of Wonder Woman #1.

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Review: The X-Files Vol. 1 – The Agents, The Bureau and The Syndicate

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Review: The X-Files Vol. 1 – The Agents, The Bureau and The Syndicate

Happy New Year, everyone! Time to start looking forward to everything coming in 2016, including the brand-new The X-Files miniseries set to start in (checks imdb) twelve days?! Good grief, I’m way behind on my fangirling here.

It’s been more than thirteen years since the last episode aired (seven since the second movie. Which I haven’t seen yet. Don’t judge.) so even the most dedicated fan might want to reacquaint themselves with the details about the adventures of Agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully. If you’re like me you may have a few old magazines you can flip through in order to find your favorite interviews. Or you could get a copy of The X-Files Vol. 1: The Agents, The Bureau and The Syndicate, due out in stores this week; 178 pages compiling the best features, interviews and profiles from The Official X-Files Magazine.

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Preview and Review: Transformers More Than Meets the Eye 48

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Preview and Review: Transformers More Than Meets the Eye 48

Mind games! The crew of the Lost Light are caught off guard when a dead friend appears out of the blue. But there’s no time for a happy reunion: someone else has found his way onto the ship—someone with the power to tear the crew apart.

Click the jump for preview pages and a review of More Than Meets the Eye #48!

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Review and Preview: Transformers Holiday Special

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Review and Preview: Transformers Holiday Special

If you’re looking for one of those sappy, cheesy, awkward holiday specials, this is not that book. If you’re looking for serious, gut-wrenching, intense drama…this is also not that book.

The Transformers Holiday Special is ridiculously fun. It pokes fun at itself and any other holiday trope it can reach, but the writing and artwork are some of IDW’s best (not surprising considering who wrote and drew it.) Click the jump for preview pages and a review!

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PSX 2015 Preview: Dead Star (PS4)

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PSX 2015 Preview: Dead Star (PS4)

The hottest genre in gaming right now is Multiplayer Online Battle Arenas, or “MOBAs” for short. Dead Star is a top down twin-stick space shooter that has up to twenty players participating in competitive matches online. Before I get any deeper, let me start by saying that I’m absolutely awful at Dead Star. I was completely demolished during my demo at PSX, and since then I’ve tried honing my skills at home in Dead Star’s beta. I have yet to be on a winning team, but I think I’m slowly starting to get the hang of it.

But in any case, Dead Star’s main focus is its MOBA mode, which is in this case is called its “Conquest” mode. During the keynote at PSX, however, developer Armature showed off its new mode “Escape Run”. You can check out the trailer for the new mode below, but read on for a breakdown of Dead Star’s Conquest mode.

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Final Smash Bros Direct Goes Out With a Bang

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Final Smash Bros Direct Goes Out With a Bang

December 15th 2015 marked the very last Nintendo Smash Bros Direct, and although it didn’t give everyone exactly what they wanted, it still managed to take everyone by surprise. The biggest news, of course, was the inclusion of three brand new characters to the Smash Bros family. One character we already knew about, the other two, not so much. Check out the full Nintendo Direct below, and hit the jump to read the highlights from it!

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PSX 2015 Preview: Randall (PS4)

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PSX 2015 Preview: Randall (PS4)

Continuing the trend of interesting 2D-platformers, Randall, by developer We The Force, is a Metroidvania-style platformer that focuses more on the Metroid side of the genre. For those who don’t know, Metroidvania is a style of platformer that relies on gated progression and back-tracking. In other words, some areas in the game will be inaccessible until you discover abilities that will allow you to progress further through the game.

Randall puts its own twist on the Metroidvania genre by limiting what the eponymous Randall can do on his own. Instead of giving Randall new abilities, he has to use the abilities of his enemies to accomplish his goals.

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