Over the weekend, Capcom and Marvel finally announced the next entry in the legendary Marvel vs Capcom fighting game series: Infinite. We only know a few of the superheroes that will be playable in next year's brawler, but here's a few more from the comics and movies we'd love to see show up on the Marvel side of the roster too.
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Video: The Super Nintendo is best remembered as defining the 16-bit era of video gaming, although many of just spent countless hours playing with Mario Paint. But that pales in comparison to the over four months Mike Matei spent recreating the opening to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' animated series using only the SNES' beloved animation game.
Sensors were placed on the stumps of 14 amputees to detect muscular activity for a missing arm in a recent study, where a specially designed video game incorporating an augmented reality limb was shown to reduce "phantom limb" pain.
On average the intensity, quality and frequency of phantom limb pain halved following the treatment.
If you don't have a virtual reality headset the next best thing, of course, is to steal one from well-off friend. For the less kleptomaniac among us, there's YouTube, where the likes of SweViver are happy to romp around shooters of old — in this case, DOOM 3 BFG Edition — taking out demon-possessed zombies in the confines of an experimental facility on Mars...
Although the aptly titled Resident Evil: The Final Chapter is the last of Paul W.S. Anderson's takes on the survival horror video game series, the director is apparently not done with his cinematic relationship with video game developer Capcom. Next up? An... interesting take on the iconic Monster Hunter franchise.
It's been 20 years since the last Mortal Kombat film, Mortal Kombat: Annihilation, got an exceedingly tepid reception at the box office. But the video game is still incredibly popular, and the next film has big name James Wan (The Conjuring, Furious 7, Aquaman) on board to produce. Now we know who's directing.
The tiny NES Classic Edition hit stores this week, which got us thinking — does Nintendo have an SNES Classic Edition in the works too?
We don't know all the secrets of HBO's hit series Westworld, but we do know the park inside the show is essentially just like a video game. There are quests for the players to go on, NPCs to interact with (the robot "hosts"), the guests discuss various playstyles of interacting with the park and even get "upgrades". The people behind the scenes create the narrative, program the hosts and control the environment, crafting the experiences for the players. So what do the designers who actually make video games for a living think about the show?
Video: YouTube's HMS2 wields a hobby knife like ancient samurai warriors wielded their katana swords. And with the help of equally precise tools like tweezers and toothpicks, the master miniaturiser turned a bunch of thin plastic sheets into an impossibly tiny Famicom console — the Japanese predecessor to the original NES.
The adorable NES Classic Edition won't be available for another week, but there's already a wireless replacement for the tiny console's included tethered controller. Because as much as we all love retro authenticity, we've learned to despise wires when it comes to gaming.
King of the Hill, the most underrated of all of Fox's animated series, gets a perfect pixellated tribute by Mauri Helme who re-animated the show's entire opening as if it were a 16-bit video game. The Super Nintendo might be long gone, but we'd happily dust off our old consoles to play a game like this. "That's my purse, I don't know you!"
ThinkGeek's timing could've been better with this 240-page notebook inspired by the NES console's boxy controllers. It would have been the perfect place to write down level codes, cheats or draw out maps to help you navigate Metroid's endless caves and caverns — when you were eight years old. But hey, it's never too late.