This week on The Entertainment Dome, we run down all the announcements from the recent State of Play, the new Pokémon Scarlet & Violet trailer, and the Sonic Frontiers news (sorry for the audio changes midway through).
The Entertainment Dome Episode 149 – Does Whatever the Xbox Version Can’t
This week on The Entertainment Dome, James and I complain about Spider-Man being exclusive to the PlayStation versions of the Avengers game, before remembering that we never covered the Xbox Games Showcase.
Five Ideas for MCU Team-Ups
One of the best things about the Marvel Cinematic Universe is seeing all our favourite comic book heroes recreated on the big screen. But one thing that’s better than that is seeing them all interact with each other. After all, when you have a universe filled with such a colourful cast, not having them hang out is just a waste. Why have all these characters in a shared universe if they’re not gonna team up once in a while? And Disney and Marvel clearly know this. The Avengers movies were all huge successes primarily for this very reason. But while we’ve enjoyed these awesome cross-overs, we’ve never had any proper team-up movies.
Sure, Black Widow helped out Captain America in The Winter Soldier, but that was still Steve’s movie. And while Hulk showed up in Thor: Ragnarok, it wasn’t really a Thor/Hulk movie; just a Thor movie that the Hulk happened to be in. We’ve had “team-ups,” but no movies where two characters get to enjoy equal footing, and I feel this is something Marvel should do more of. The big crossovers are great but they run the risk of some characters having less to do than others. Focusing purely on two individuals can lead to stronger interactions and a tighter narrative. There was even a whole series of comics called Marvel Team-Up that explored this very concept. Imagine a series of movies like this.
So, purely for my own enjoyment, here are five ideas for team-up movies that I’d love to see be made for the MCU. Continue reading
The Entertainment Dome Episode 120 – They’re Just Movies
This week on The Entertainment Dome, we finally get round to sharing some of our thoughts on the most recent JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure series, we discuss the newest The Rise of Skywalker trailer, and I can’t help but rant about the Disney/Sony fiasco regarding Spider-Man (apologies for the audio issues for the first half of the episode).
Spider-Man (PS4) – Does Whatever a Good Game Can
The announcement of a brand new, wholly original Spider-Man game being developed by Insomniac Games got a lot of people, including me, very excited. It had felt like it had been ages since we got something like this – a console super-hero game that wasn’t just a cash-grab tie-in to a new movie or TV show. Everything about it looked promising and I felt like this could herald in a new age of high-quality superhero games. And judging by this game’s success, I think it’s safe to say that might just be the case.
Unless you’ve just not been paying attention, it’s no secret that Spider-Man (or Marvel’s Spider-Man – they seriously needed a better name) has been positively received. What was expected to be a moderate success has become Sony’s fastest selling first-party game ever and its first month’s sales beat the likes of God of War and Uncharted 4. It’s a good game is what I’m saying.
Honestly, I probably don’t even need to write a review about it. I’ll tell you right now; all the positive reception you’ve heard is right. If you have a PS4, this is a must buy. But, you know what, this game is SO good that I need to gush about it regardless. So rather than posit the question “Is Spider-Man on PS4 a good game?,” let’s discuss WHY it’s good. Continue reading
The Entertainment Dome Episode 91 – The E3 Episode: Tokyo Drift Part 2
This week on The Entertainment Dome, we wrap up our thoughts on this year’s E3 with a look at the announcements from Bethesda, Ubisoft, Sony and Nintendo.
The Entertainment Dome Episode 86 – Insomni-Maniacs
Last week’s Entertainment Dome episode is finally up for everyone to listen to! In this episode, James and I naturally squee over the now official Spyro remasters, as well as all the new info about Insomniac’s Spider-Man game and Octopath Traveler.
Ten Anticipated Games of 2018
Say what you will about 2017 as a whole, but it’s definitely been a fantastic year for videogames. Sure, it’s not been perfect – Marvel vs Capcom: Infinite failed to live up to its legacy and suffered in sales as a result, Platinum’s newest darling, Scalebound, got cancelled, killing one of the few exclusives the Xbox One had, and the lootbox craze has only worsened thanks to the likes of Middle-earth: Shadow of War and Star Wars Battlefront II.
On the plus side, though, Persona 5 finally launched and met all of our expectations, Sonic Mania was a successful return to form for the Blue Blur (in terms of his 2D games, at least) and the Nintendo Switch has pretty much killed it since its release with the likes of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Xenoblade Chronicles 2 and Super Mario Odyssey.
It’s going to be a tough year to top, but 2018 looks set to have some pretty kick-ass games too. But which ones am I looking forward to the most (and most likely won’t have time to play because, God damn, 2017 had too many good games I still need to play through)? Well, let me share them with you and, hopefully, they’ll turn out to be as fantastic as I think they will be. Continue reading
The Entertainment Dome Episode 23 – The E3 Episode Part 2
James and I are back to finish off our thoughts on this year’s E3! Not much else to say except to listen in on our opinions towards the samplings of Sony, Nintendo and Square Enix.
The Entertainment Dome Episode 4 – Hype! Hype! Hype!
This week on The Entertainment Dome, James and I are a little bit hyper as we share our experiences with the awesomeness that is Bayonetta, discuss the upcoming Ace Attorney anime and have a little bit of a rant regarding YouTube’s copyright strikes.