Arcade Sushi editor-in-chief Luke Brown is an experienced video game journalist who has contributed to Official Xbox Magazine and Games Radar. As ComicsAlliance's senior editor, he spends most of his time dishing on the latest action figures, collectibles, and gaming trends.
Nidhogg 2 Review (PC)
When Nidhogg first came out a few years ago, it captured the video game world by storm. Almost overnight, this little game about swordfighting became a cult sensation, with players developing deep strategies for what looked to be a rather rudimentary fighting game. Now three years later, Messhof is back with a bigger, bolder, and better-looking sequel. Nidhogg 2 captures everything that was great about the first game, and ratchets the cool and fun factors up to eleven.
‘The Late Show’ Gets ‘Everything Now’ From Arcade Fire
Think you have all you could ever need in life? Arcade Fire wants you to know, you could have everything now if you just sold out a tiny little bit.
Mattel Goes All In With DC Comics For Its SDCC 2017 Exclusives
Mattel has always had a fairly strong variety of items from its licensing partners at San Diego Comic-Con, but this year the toy company appears to be dialing things back a bit for a more focused show. While the standard Hot Wheels and Mega Construx sets will be available for purchase, it’s the Justice League and DC Super Hero Girls items that are likely going to draw the most attention. Not that there's anything wrong with that. Those properties deserve all the attention they can get.
Funko Tunes In ’Stranger Things,‘ ’Westworld,‘ And More As SDCC 2017 TV Exclusives
The good thing about Funko having a hand in as many licenses as it does is that it gives properties that would otherwise be deemed too niche a chance to have some collectibles. As good as Westworld and Stranger Things are, there's just not a lot of market interest for a wide and diverse line of action figures or toys for those things. With its smaller, similarly styled collectibles however, Funko can dabble in just about every character in every property without much muss or fuss. It also means there can be some true deep cuts for San Diego Comic-Con exclusives.
‘Wonder Woman’ Sequel May Happen During The Cold War, Bring Chris Pine Back
After the smashing success of 'Wonder Woman' at the box office, a sequel was a no-brainer. But where will the Amazonian princess find adventure next? The USSR.
Mario Is a Man of Many Hats in Super Mario Odyssey [Preview]
There are three things that define Mario as an icon. The first is his mustache, the second is his overalls, and the third is that bright red cap. Over the years, Mario's worn a number of different outfits, but the mustache and the hat have always been a central part of identifying Nintendo's star mascot. With Super Mario Odyssey, Nintendo is finally giving the hat a bit more of a purpose, and a personality. By making Mario's chapeau a living, breathing character with its own abilities, Super Mario Odyssey opens a range of possibilities that are a lot of fun to explore.
Insomniac’s Spider-Man Is a Power Fantasy With a Human Story at Its Core [Preview]
Last year, Spider-Man fans were delighted to see Insomniac Games had taken up the charge on a new web-slinging adventure for the PlayStation 4, Marvel's Spider-Man. At the time, all we got was a brief teaser hinting at the possibilities, but at this year's E3, Insomniac unveiled the first actual gameplay from its upcoming action title. We got to see Spider-Man in action like we hadn't seen before, and learned a bit more about Insomniac's vision for what's sure to be one of 2018's most spectacular games.
Mario Gets Tactical in Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle [Preview]
The week of E3 is filled with so many games, it's often hard to find a way to stand out from the crowd. Sure, there are major sequels fans have been waiting for and splashy new titles from respected studios, but it takes a special kind of game to be heard above the traditional noise. One way to accomplish that is by doing something completely unexpected, say like teaming Mario up with the Rabbids. That only gets your foot in the door though. By making that mash-up a quirky tactical-strategy game in the vein of XCOM, you don't only get into the room, you take over the conversation.
The World Is Full of Bad Hot Takes About Trump and Drugs, According to Seth Meyers
In a social media-fueled world where everyone has something to say, the hot takes seem to never end. As Seth Meyers shows, not all takes are created equal.
Apple Pay Became a Serious Venmo Competitor Today
If there's one thing those dastardly Millennials like more than avocado toast, it's their iPhones. If there's one thing about their iPhones they love, it's the ability to split the check for avocado toast with the Venmo app. Well, Apple just went and made Millennial lives that much easier.