Marvel’s Spider-Man Goes Gold For Worldwide Release Insomniac Games, Marvel, and Sony Interactive Entertainment have created an original and action-packed story.

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Insomniac Games just announced that Spider-Man on the PS4 has gone gold for its September 7 worldwide release.

Read moreMarvel’s Spider-Man Goes Gold For Worldwide Release Insomniac Games, Marvel, and Sony Interactive Entertainment have created an original and action-packed story.

Resident Evil 2 Remake Wins Best of Show at E3 Game Critics Awards Anthem, Spider-Man Also Win Big

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E3 2018 has finally come to a close, as Capcom’s Resident Evil 2 remake took home the Best of Show award at the Game Critics Awards, which were announced on Monday.

The awards are voted on by the members of the 51 judging media outlets, which include CGMagazine. A full list of nominees can be found here.

Outside of the Best of Show awards, both Bioware’s Anthem and Insomniac Games Marvel’s Spider-Man both took home multiple awards. Bioware’s multiplayer action game won Best Action Game and Best PC Game, while the friendly neighborhood Spider-Man swung away with Best Console Game and Best Action/Adventure Game.

It is important to note that to be eligible for the Game Critics Awards, a game must be playable at E3. That means that games such as Cyberpunk 2077 and The Last of Us Part II were not eligible for most awards, though they were eligible for the Special Commendation categories.

Here is the complete list of award winners.

Best of Show

Resident Evil 2

(Capcom for PC, PS4, Xbox One)

Best Original Game

Dreams

(Media Molecule/SIE for PlayStation 4)

Best Console

Marvel’s Spider-Man

(Insomniac Games/SIE for PlayStation 4)

Best VR/AR Game

Tetris Effect

(Resonair/Enhance Inc for PSVR)

Best PC Game

Anthem

(BioWare/EA for PC, PS4, Xbox One)

Best Hardware/Peripheral

Xbox Adaptive Controller

(Microsoft)

Best Action Game

Anthem

(BioWare/EA for PC, PS4, Xbox One)

Best Action/Adventure

Marvel’s Spider-Man

(Insomniac Games/SIE for PlayStation 4)

Best RPG

Kingdom Hearts III

(Square Enix for PS4, Xbox One)

Best Fighting Game

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

(Bandai Namco Studios/Sorta Ltd./Nintendo for Switch)

Best Racing Game

Forza Horizon 4

(Playground Games/Turn 10/Microsoft Studios for PC, Xbox One)

Best Sports Game

FIFA 19

(EA Vancouver/EA for PS4, Xbox One)

Best Strategy Game

Total War: Three Kingdoms

(Creative Assembly/Sega for PC)

Best Family/Social Game

Overcooked 2

(Ghost Town Games/Team 17 for PS4, Switch, Xbox One)

Best Online Multiplayer

Battlefield V

(EA DICE/EA for PC, PS4, Xbox One)

Best Independent Game

Ori and the Will of Wisps

(Moon Studios/Microsoft for PC, Xbox One)

Best Ongoing Game

Fortnite

(Epic for iOS, Mac, PC, PS4, Switch, Xbox One)

Special Commendations for Graphics

Cyberpunk 2077

(CD PROJEKT RED for PC, PS4, Xbox One)

The Last of Us Part II

(Naughty Dog/SIE for PlayStation 4)

Ghost of Tsushima

(Sucker Punch/SIE for PlayStation 4)

Special Commendation for Sound

The Last of Us Part II

(Naughty Dog/SIE for PlayStation 4)

Special Commendation for Innovation

Cyberpunk 2077

(CD PROJEKT RED for PC, PS4, Xbox One)


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Spider-Man E3 2018 Hands-On Preview J. Jonah Wants More Gameplay of Spider-Man, Stat

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Ever since his friendly neighbourhood debut in Amazing Fantasy #15, Spider-Man quickly became one of the most iconic characters in comics. That popularity continues to this day in all forms of media from TV shows to books and even movies.

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E3 2018: Sony Press Conference Rundown Death Stranding, The Last of Us Part II, Ghost of Tsushima highlight Sony E3 Conference

E3 2018: Sony Press Conference Rundown

Sony’s 2018 E3 Press Conference featured a few musical announcements and surprise reveals but mostly focused on a handful of core games. Check out the best of Sony’s conference below!

Read moreE3 2018: Sony Press Conference Rundown Death Stranding, The Last of Us Part II, Ghost of Tsushima highlight Sony E3 Conference

Best Comics to Buy This Week: Featuring Jeff Lemire Seriously, he writes so many books.

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While making this week’s list of top comics I realized that Jeff Lemire writes a ton of high-quality books. Between last week’s Royal City #10, this week’s two new #1’s and his new series Gideon Falls, which debuts next week, the comic book landscape is full of Lemire’s work. And, thankfully, it’s pretty much all terrific.

Read moreBest Comics to Buy This Week: Featuring Jeff Lemire Seriously, he writes so many books.

Most Anticipated AAA Games of 2018

Most Anticipated AAA Games of 2018

It’s that time of year where every media outlet begins to look back on the year that was, remembering and celebrating the best video games we played over the course of 2017. And there were many this year, with so many games releasing each month that many of
us—myself included—wished that good games would stop coming out so that we can finally get around to playing everything.

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Where Tom Holland’s Spider-Man Should Go Next

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After the disappointing The Amazing Spider-Man reboot films, the web-slinging hero is back and better than ever. Tom Holland’s and Marvel Studios’ take on the character is, for many, the best big screen interpretation of Spidey yet. Spider-Man: Homecoming is a critical and commercial hit, and offers a surprisingly refreshing take on a hero who’s had countless reboots and big-budget movies over the past 15 years. But with everything that transpires in Homecoming, along with the uncertain future of the Spiderverse Sony is trying to build, what’s next for Peter Parker? Quite honestly, as it stands, things seem a bit complicated.

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Robert Downey Jr. and Tom Holland in Spider-Man: Homecoming (images via imdb.com)

It’s already been confirmed that Spider-Man will indeed show up, in some capacity, in at least one of the upcoming Avengers: Infinity War movies. What role he’ll play and just how big and important a presence he’ll have in the war against Thanos remains to be seen. He might just show up at the last minute to help out Iron Man then leave. Or, he’ll actually duke it out with Thanos and his baddies.

The reason why it can go either way is because Spidey’s future with the Marvel Cinematic Universe is unclear right now. Reports came out that Peter Parker won’t have much a role in the MCU after Infinity War, and the deal between Marvel and Sony is complicated. But then again, Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige spoke on the plans for Spider-Man: Homecoming 2 just a few weeks ago, discussing what he and the creative team at Marvel already have planned for the inevitable sequel. So, who knows? But there are directions Spider-Man should definitely go in terms of the sequel, and his roles both in the MCU and Spiderverse.

Firstly, Spider-Man should not be heavily involved in the MCU. This might be a controversial opinion, but he should just have a small cameo role in the first Infinity War movie, then leave. One of the main reasons why Spider-Man: Homecoming worked so well—and it’s comparable to Logan and Deadpool—is that the story feels personal and grounded.

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Tom Holland in Spider-Man: Homecoming (images via imdb.com)

Homecoming isn’t about Peter Parker trying to save the world from imminent destruction. He simply wants to stop a relatable blue-collar criminal while also trying to just be a teenager. That’s it, and it works so well. Throwing this small kid, who can barely control his Spidey suit, into the biggest battle the Avengers are going to fight won’t work for the character. He’ll feel out of place and won’t stand a chance against an opponent like Thanos.

As for the Spiderverse, Sony has come out and said that Spider-Man might not even show up in the recently announced solo Venom movie. Now that is definitely the wrong move. What makes the character of Venom work so well is Eddie Brock’s relationship with Peter Parker. Eddie is what Peter would become if pushed to his wits end. You understand both characters and their battle against each other. Telling Eddie Brock’s/Venom’s story without Spider-Man would be a huge missed opportunity.

In terms of Spider-Man: Homecoming 2, or whatever it’ll eventually be called, Marvel and Sony should continue keeping Spider-Man’s story small and personal. Michael Keaton’s Vulture is a fantastic villain and arguably the best baddie in the MCU besides Loki. This is because Vulture isn’t a maniacal, evil monster that just wants to kill everyone. Instead, Homecoming focuses on making viewers understand why Vulture is committing crimes.

Where Tom Holland’s Spider-Man Should Go Next
Tom Holland in Spider-Man: Homecoming (images via imdb.com)

The sequel needs to continue this type of storytelling and there are few characters to choose from. The after-credits scene already teases a certain villain and, without spoiling the story, he’ll play a great choice. The most important thing Marvel and Sony need to do is avoid the Green Goblin and Doctor Octopus. The former has already been used too many times, and as for the latter, you simply can’t do any better than Alfred Molina’s interpretation of Doc Ock in Spider-Man 2.

Whichever direction Marvel and Sony decide to take Spider-Man next, the most important thing is to keep his future stories on a smaller, more personal scale while also being entertaining, just like in Spider-Man: Homecoming.