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July 2016

Re-mastered Ultimate Alliance Panned as “Worst Port of 2016”

Marvel Ultimate Alliance was one of the first Xbox 360 games I really loved. The local co-op was some of the best I have ever enjoyed. The second installment had much better graphics, but I felt the gameplay got a lot worse.

Activision recently revealed that both games would be released for current gen systems for $40, or bundled together for $60. In this golden age of HD remakes, I was falling all over myself trying to insert my credit card directly into my PS4 when the internet saved me from practically throwing my cash out the window.

Taking Alice O’Conners advice in her article on Rock Paper Shotgun, I took a look at the steam reviews. Apparently the games are buggy as hell, and perform worse than the previous versions. VG 24/7 went on to call the games the worst port of 2016.

Total Biscuit, the Cynical Brit spent 14 minutes discussing the games’ issues:

It’s sad to hear the remakes are broken. Would you still buy them if they were $10? Share your thoughts via email or twitter!

Jason Bourne 8-Bit Trailer

The good folks at JoBlo have created another masterpiece:

Where do the Bourne Movies rank among your favorite movie franchises? Share your thoughts by email or twitter.

Justice League Trailer

San Diego Comic Con was a terrific source of dork news, including the first look at the Justice League. Check out the trailer:

The film is schedule to release in 2017. Does DC finally have a contender for the Marvel cinematic universe? Share your opinions via email or twitter, and we could discuss your comments on the podcast!

The LEGO Batman Movie Trailer

Can Warner Brothers capture lightning in a bottle with a second feature-length LEGO movie? Check out the new trailer for The LEGO Batman Movie:

It’s coming to theaters in 2017. Will it be as good, better or worse than the LEGO movie? Share your thoughts via email or twitter, and we will try to get them into the podcast!

Virtual reality may have a killer hook coming up – a Star Wars movie starring Darth Vader.

For more information on the project, check out the article on Game Informer, the original report on The Verge.

Luke Cage Trailer

Netflix just released a trailer for the Luke Cage series.

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Destiny Meets Metal Gear in Deus Ex

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided releases August 23. The action/stealth game has a sleek display that reminds me of Destiny with combat that comes closer to Metal Gear Solid.

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Nintendo Announces NES Classic

Are you excited for retro gaming? Nintendo recently announced the NES Classic Edition, a miniature version of the Nintendo Entertainment system.

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Ranking the Hero Movies of 2016…So Far

2016 has been a huge year for Superhero movies. With Suicide Squad and Doctor Strange yet to go, here is how Tom Awesome ranks the Superhero Movies of 2016….so far.

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