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Other Video Game Consoles

Nintendo DS Games

When it comes to finding a suitable game for a young audience the best way to do so is with games that are rated E for everyone. Unfortunately there are still some games out there with subject material that is younger than the E+ rating, so if you’re looking for a game for the whole family to play together with you recommend a title such as My Little Monsters. EC – EGameplay If you’re more of a puzzle or hidden object gamer the E3 2010 show is a good place to be. Video games such as indie games like indie classic!
Made a Game With Zombies!, unfold its storyline in greater detail and with more detail than the original games release. The good news here is that the games releases range from family friendly to more hardcore combat focused games, so basically E to M for gamers with a crossword urge. Nintendo 3DS The Nintendo 3DS hand held gaming console features the device from the start and from then on it becomes your video game throughout the day. The console features a 3D screen like the one found in the Xbox 360 but also has a 3D slider added to the right side of the top screen. This allows you to choose the strength of the 3D you wish to see. The 3D slider can also be used in games making you feel as though you are in a movie. As with the launch of the Xbox 360 before it there was already a huge range of games in the pipeline.
To say the 3DS has a wide range is an understatement. Some of the title’s available include Silent Hill: Downpour, Pisket Kart, Star Fox 64 3DS, and soonTomb Raiderand unfortunatelyOcarina of Time 3DS. Whilst the 3DS has a vast range of games it does face competition from the recently released Nintendo 2DS. The 2DS is a dual screen console that Charges on the go and plays Nintendo DS games, as well as being able to play your pocket games. This can be a great little add on to your Nintendo DS or DS Lite if you do not have a DS to play, and the 2DS can play classic Nintendo games that are on the DS. Generally the 2DS is stronger than the 3DS and has a battery life comparable to the DS Lite which is great for people that travel a lot. The 2DS will also play downloaded games from the internet being quite a faster and better connection compared to the 3DS.
The Nintendo 2D console is available in black or white. Stereoscopic 3D: If you have been accustomed to a 2D gaming console that used to function under 3D conditions you may be a little disappointed when switching to a 3D display because scenes appear to be moving or moving in a 3D manner. 2D Controls: The 2D controls have been retooled to be more comparable to the 3D controls which means that you may have to make use of the Depth Slider switch located towards the right side of the upper screen to make the 3D effect come into effect. This is a great gaming experience for those who are used to playing a 2D game normally, with the addition of three exciting and enjoyable games to already great library of DS games.
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Comic books & Video Games

Popular Comic Book Games

When comic books began to experience success based on television shows and movies, they also made the transition to computer games. The first game synergy was reached with created characters off the page and then incorporated game play mechanics based on those characters. One of the first comic book games to utilize this model was Wolverine:
The Adventure. created by denote software in 1992 and published by Electronic Arts, the game was highly popular in the United States and Europe. There were also video game versions created for Sega’s and Nintendo’s handheld consoles. Wolverine was the first game to utilize the influence of the animated series when it released. Its comic book counterpart, X-Men, had been released in 1991, which had been a critical success in its own right. The success of the series also prompted the creation of a blockbuster feature film in 1994. The most popular comic-based video game ever prior to Wolverine was Marvel Super-Star. Released by Acclaim Entertainment, and published by THQ, the game was first released in the United States in 1995
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Purchasing the game second had a significant impact on the sales of the respective consoles and PlayStation 2. Deadline aspiring comic book writer Peter importantly created the Wolverine character for use in the game The Wolverine that was released in Gameplay in 1997. The game has been described by IGN as one of the greatest platform games ever created for a console. It was the same time also that claims other Wolverine game based on his movie. The X-Men Origins: Wolverine game also released by Activision and available for the Playstation. The game shares game play and solid game mechanics with its comic book counterpart but it’s also a solid fun action game as well. These types of cross over concepts are not a rare occurring in the world of video games.
Often times when a creative team breeds a popular character in a popular game, the game also takes on the mantra. These mantras push the game into the realm of popular culture. These moves, as well as the stories that fuel them, are what give these games their edge on the consumers. The common link that binds all of these games together is the avid enjoyment they give to each of their individual character. Listed below are some examples of the popular comic book and game mash ups along with the source material that inspires them:
These are the classic video games modeled after comic books
Wolverine Storm, Batman, Superman, Spiderman, Deadline Amazing Spiderman Defender Detective,
Comics DC Universe, Batman Arkham Asylum, Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots Bayonets’, Infamous Saints Row, Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Double Agent, Tomb Raider:
Game of the year editions Okami Okami 2 zoom Lego, Indiana Jones, Boom Blox – part of the Afterlife Collection, Viva Pinata, Sonic the Hedgehog, Kratos, Tales of Symphonia, Tales of Graces, Tales of Symphonia 2, Tales of Phantasia, Tales of Symphonia 3,
Blank Screen: Escape from Zero, Guitar Hero, Guitar Hero I,I Tales of Symphonia X, Tales of Phantasia X, –
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Best Comics

The Best Comic Books of 2021: Eternals, Tunnels, The Good Asia and More – Variety

From Eternals to The Good Asia, here are the best comic books that came out in 2021.

In Captain Marvel Adventures, a character named steamboat was an amalgamation of some of the worst stereotypes of the time. The Writers’ War Board did not ask for any change with this character. “Eliminating Steamboat required the determined efforts of a black youth group in New York City.” Originally their request was refused by individuals working on the comic stating, “Captain Marvel Adventures included many kinds of caricatures ‘for the sake of humor’.” The black youth group responded with, “this is not the Negro race, but your one-and-a-half millions readers will think it so.” Afterwards, Steamboat disappeared from the comics all together. There was a comic created about the 99th squadron, also known as the Tuskegee Airmen, an all black air force unit. Instead of making the comic about their story the comic was about Hop Harrigan. A white pilot who captures a Nazi, shows him videos of the 99th squadron defeating his man and then reveals to the Nazi that his men were defeated by African Americans which infuriated him as he sees them as a less superior race and can’t believe they bested his men.”… Tuskegee Airmen, and images of black aviators appear in just three of the fifty three panels… pilots of the 99th squadron have no dialogue and interact with neither Hop Harrigan nor his Nazi captive.” During this time, they also used black characters in comic books as a means to invalidate the militant black groups that were fighting for equality within America. “Spider-Man ‘made it clear that militant black power was not the remedy for racial injustice’.” “The Falcon openly criticized black behavior stating’ maybe it’s important fo us to cool things down-so we can protect the rights we been fightin’ for’.” This poor portrayal and character development of black characters can be partially blamed on the fact that, during this time, “there had rarely been a black artist or writer allowed in a major comics company”

Asian characters faced some of the same treatment in comics as black characters did. They were dehumanized and the narrative being pushed was that they were “incompetent and subhuman.” “A 1944 issue of the United States Marines included a narrative entitled “The Smell of the Monkeymen…the story depicts Japanese soldiers as simian brutes whose sickening body odor betrays their concealed locations.” Chinese characters received the same treatment. “By the time the United States entered WWII, negative perceptions of Chinese were an established part of mass culture…” However, concerned that the Japanese could use America’s anti chinese material as propaganda they began “to present a more positive image of America’s Chinese allies…” Just as they tried to show better representation for Black people in comics they did the same for Asian people. However, “Japanese and filipino characters visually indistinguishable. Both groups have grotesque buckteeth, tattered clothing, and bright yellow skin.” “publishers…depicted America’s Asian allies through derogatory images and language honed over the preceding decades.” Asian characters were previously portrayed as, “ghastly yellow demons”. During WWII, ” major superhero worth his spandex devoted himself to the eradication of asian invaders.” There was “a constant relay race in which one asian culture merely handed off the baton of hatred to another with no perceptible changes in the manner in which the characters would be portrayed.”

The Native American representation in comic books “can be summed up in the noble savage stereotype” ” a recurring theme…urg American indians to abandon their traditional hostility towards the United States. They were the ones painted as intolerant and disrespectful of the dominant concerns of white America”

Korean manhwa has quickly gained popularity outside Korea in recent times as a result of the Korean Wave. The manhwa industry has suffered through two crashes and strict censorship since its early beginnings as a result of the Japanese occupation of the peninsula which stunts the growth of the industry but has now started to flourish thanks in part to the internet and new ways to read manhwa whether on computers or through smartphones. In the past manhwa would be marketed as manga outside the country in order to make sure they would sell well but now that is no longer needed since more people are now more knowledgeable about the industry and Korean culture.

Webtoons have become popular in South Korea as a new way to read comics. Thanks in part to different censorship rules, color and unique visual effects, and optimization for easier reading on smartphones and computers. More manhwa have made the switch from traditional print manhwa to online webtoons thanks to better pay and more freedom than traditional print manhwa. The webtoon format has also expanded to other countries outside of Korea like China, Japan, Southeast Asia, and Western countries. Major webtoon distributors include Lezhin, Naver, and Kakao.

France and Belgium have a long tradition in comics and comic books, called BDs (an abbreviation of bande dessinées) in French and strips in Dutch. Belgian comic books originally written in Dutch show the influence of the Francophone “Franco-Belgian” comics but have their own distinct style.

The name bande dessinée derives from the original description of the art form as drawn strips (the phrase literally translates as “the drawn strip”), analogous to the sequence of images in a film strip. As in its English equivalent, the word “bande” can be applied to both film and comics. Significantly, the French-language term contains no indication of subject-matter, unlike the American terms “comics” and “funnies”, which imply an art form not to be taken seriously. The distinction of comics as le neuvième art (literally, “the ninth art”) is prevalent in French scholarship on the form, as is the concept of comics criticism and scholarship itself. Relative to the respective size of their populations, the innumerable authors in France and Belgium publish a high volume of comic books. In North America, the more serious Franco-Belgian comics are often seen as equivalent to graphic novels, but whether they are long or short, bound or in magazine format, in Europe there is no need for a more sophisticated term, as the art’s name does not itself imply something frivolous.