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Spider-Man: Edge of Time Review: If I Could Turn Back Time I’d Play Shattered Dimensions

The recent Spider-Man games have had their own J. Jonah Jameson in Activision CEO Bobby Kotick. Just as Jameson tries to turn New York City against the friendly neighborhood hero by painting him as a menace, Kotick has poisoned players against the wallcrawler’s recent video game adventures by saying “they sucked.” Last year, Beenox reinvigorated the franchise with the universe-hopping Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions. The title was well-received by players, critics, and Kotick himself, so the developer has returned to the comic book crossover event with this year’s Spider-Man: Edge of Time. (more…)

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New Releases: Rage, NBA 2K12, Dark Souls, More

The Fall release rush began with some big titles in September, but now that we’re moving into October the new release list is going to get a lot more interesting from here on out.

This week’s biggest new release is id Software’s first game in over seven years, Rage (PC, PS3, Xbox 360). The post-apocalyptic shooter will also include Mad Max-style vehicle chases and more deserted lanscapes can you can shake a cactus at.

Speaking of deserted landscapes, 2K Sports will release NBA 2K12 (PC, PS2, PS3, PSP, Wii, Xbox 360) even though the 2011-2012 NBA season is currently in limbo.

If battling the forces of darkness is more your thing, perhaps you’ll want to look into Namco Bandai’s Dark Souls. The spiritual sequel to Demon’s Souls brings the series to the Xbox 360 for the first time.

Also available this week, Spider-Man and Spider-Man 2099 will have to do battle with the forces of darkness in two time periods if they want to save Peter Parker’s life in Spider-Man: Edge of Time (3DS, DS, PS3, Wii, Xbox 360).

Finally, Ubisoft is serving up another dance lesson, on the PS3, Wii and Xbox 360 this time, with Just Dance 3. And speaking of Kinect-powered games, Majesco will release Hulk Hogan’s Main Event for the Xbox 360.

Check out the full list of the rest of this week’s new releases after the break. (more…)

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My release date sense is tingling: Spider-Man Edge of Time coming Oct. 4

Activision has unveiled a new trailer for Spider-Man: Edge of Time at Comic-Con and announced the game’s release date along with it. Your Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man (and his future counterpart, Spider-Man 2099) will make their way to the 3DS, DS, PS3, Wii and Xbox 360 on October 4.

But for now, be sure to check out the trailer above. It gives a very revealing look at some of Spider-Man’s opponents in Edge of Time.

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Activision announces star-studded voice casts for Spider-Man: Edge of Time, X-Men Destiny

Activision has dug deep into their corporate pocketbook to pull out the Hollywood voice talent that’ll headline Spider-Man: Edge of Time and X-Men Destiny this Fall.

Spider-Man: Edge of Time will star Josh Keaton as The Amazing Spider-Man and Christopher Daniel Barnes as Spider-Man 2099. They will be joined by Val Kilmer as Walker Sloan (a mad scientist in the 2099 universe), Laura Vandervoort (Lisa on “V”) as Mary Jane Watson and Katee Sackhoff as the Black Cat. Interestingly enough, her “Battlestar Galactica” castmate, Tricia Helfer, voiced the character in 2008’s Spider-Man: Web of Shadows.

For X-Men Destiny, Activision has enlisted the voice talents of three sci-fi veterans. Milo Ventimiglia (“Heroes”), Jamie Chung (Sucker Punch) and Scott Porter (“Caprica”) will play three all-new mutant characters: Grant Alexander, Aimi Yoshida and Adrian Luca.

“These amazing casts of talented Hollywood actors help bring the rich storylines of Spider-Man: Edge of Time and X-Men Destiny to life,” said Vicharin Vadakan, Director of Marketing, Activision Publishing. “Players this fall will get to control the destiny of their own mutants or save Spider-Man and through this voice talent feel like they are part of the action.”

Playable demos of Spider-Man: Edge of Time and X-Men Destiny will be available at this weekend’s Comic-Con in San Diego.

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Activision announces E3 lineup; CoD Elite beta dated

The 2011 E3 Expo opens today as Activision has released the final details their Call of Duty-centric lineup. The one-two punch of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 and the Call of Duty Elite subscription service headline the publisher’s announcement. They’ve even announced an official state date for Elite’s invite-only public beta: July 14, 2011. According to Activision, over a million people have already registered to request a beta key.

The megapublisher plans to have a few other titles on display at E3 including the toy/game hybrid Skylanders: Spyro’s Adventure, their other toy/game hybrid Wappy Dog, the game-to-movie adaptation Transformers: Dark of the Moon, the wild Prototype 2 and the Marvel-ous Spider-Man: Edge of Time and X-Men Destiny.

More information on Activision’s complete E3 slate can be found after the break. (more…)

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Spider-Man: Edge of Time trailer is intense

The Spider-Man: Edge of Time trailer is pretty epic, with intense battles (including one with Anti-Venom), backflips, and a soundtrack that could be from Inception. Perhaps this game will help answer the age-old question: how do I shot web?

Spider-Man: Edge of Time will be available this Fall and will be on display at next week’s E3 Expo.

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Make time for Spider-Man: Edge of Time teaser trailer

Activision has unveiled the first teaser trailer for Spider-Man: Edge of Time. The time-jumping adventure is being developed by Beenox and seems to share a lot of similarities with their last Spider-Man game, Shattered Dimensions (even though Activision said the two games aren’t connected at last weekend’s WonderCon).

We’ll find out just how similar they are this Fall when Spider-Man: Edge of Time swings into stores.

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Spider-Man: Edge of Time slinging into stores this Fall

Scheduled to make its worldwide debut at WonderCon this Saturday, Activision has announced that Spider-Man: Edge of Time will be available this Fall.

Once again developed by Beenox, Edge of Time builds on the multi-world concept seen in the wallcrawler’s last game, Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions. This time out, Spider-Man 2099 (Miguel O’Hara) must reach across time to prevent the untimely death of The Amazing Spider-Man (Peter Parker).

“At Beenox, we are constantly listening to the fans and looking for new and creative ways to innovate the gameplay experience for them,” said Dee Brown, Studio Head, Beenox. “We want to create a totally distinct experience in Spider-Man: Edge of Time by working with Peter David [co-creator of the Spider-Man 2099 comic book series] on the story and creating this urgent, high-stakes experience where time is working against you and the fate of Spider-Man hangs in the balance.”

Like Shattered Dimensions, players will be able to control both Spider-Men as they attempt to fix the frabic of time. Gameplay details are currently harder to come by than a One More Day fan, but Activision is touting a “cause-and-effect” mechanic that is said to cause changes to one timeline as players make choices in the other.

Which platforms the game will be available for weren’t revealed, but Shattered Dimensions was released on the DS, PS3, Wii and Xbox 360, so I’d expect a similar release schedule for Spider-Man: Edge of Time.

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