Tempe, Ariz. – February 10, 2016– –Comic book icon and toy creator Todd McFarlane announced today that his company, McFarlane Toys has partnered with the video game powerhouse Respawn Entertainment to produce a line of action figures based on the upcoming game, Titanfall 2.  The first Titanfall was announced in 2013 and was immediately heralded as a game changer for the first-person-shooter genre of video games.  During its reveal at E3 that year, it won over 60 awards including six E3 Critic’s awards: Best in Show, Best Action Game, Best Original Game, Best Console Game, Best PC Game and Best Online Multiplayer.  To date, the game has had over 11 million unique players.

McFarlane Toys is well known for delivering top quality figures for the gaming genre including: Halo, Assassin’s Creed and Metal Gear franchises. The upcoming Titanfall figures will be a part of McFarlane’s bold new 2016 Collector Box Program. Each figure will stand seven inches tall, have an average of fifteen points of articulation for incredible poses and play action and feature screen accurate accessories and weapons.  The figures will boast the same meticulous level of detail that McFarlane has become known for over the last two decades.

“This is a perfect fit.  McFarlane [Toys] was created so I could make cool stuff just like this,” said Todd McFarlane, Owner and CEO of McFarlane Toys. “Without saying too much about the new game…  You’re not going to believe where we can take this.”

The McFarlane Toys action figures will be released in conjunction with the highly anticipated launch of Titanfall 2! Fans can visit and the McFarlane Toys social media channels for all the latest toy news and visit for all the latest upcoming game announcements.

McFarlane Toys is exhibiting at International New YorkToy Fair 2016 booth #1041.  Showroom is by appointment only. 
In the 2014 smash-hit Titanfall, players wage war against their rival factions as both agile pilots, and armored 20-foot mechs known as Titans.  The hotly anticipated Titanfall 2 will deliver the frantic action fans have come to love, plus dramatically charged cinematic moments through all-new memorable characters.
Grammy-and Emmy-winning producer/director Todd McFarlane, creator ofSpawn, is the creative force behind McFarlane Toys, one of America’s top action figure manufacturers. McFarlane Toys has become an industry leader, redefining the standards within the action figure market. For complete information on this pop-culture powerhouse, visit;;

What the shell – video game chat!

More turtles talk on this new podcast. Sadly Mike Lacey is absent from this episode as….well I’ve used all the humorous ones!

Dylan, Suine and Chris sit down and talk about their favourite video games that included the turtles in a half shell. A review of the upcoming psn game will happen soon as well.

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What the Shell – The News!

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The battle to save the galaxy rages on and a familiar foe returns in the largest downloadable content pack to-date for Mass Effect™ 3 multiplayer! Available to download at no additional charge*, Mass Effect 3: Retaliation ups the challenge by adding treacherous environmental hazards to existing maps and will introduce the infamous Collectors as a new enemy faction in multiplayer.

Also making its way into the Mass Effect 3: Retaliation pack is a brand-new challenge system that will reward players for their accomplishments in multiplayer. This new feature will give players the ability to track and compare progress across different multiplayer challenges.

LAUNCH Trailer – Official Fall of Cybertron Game Video – In Stores 8/21


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RELEASE DATE: August 21st 2012 for Xbox 360, PS3 and PC.

Transformers: Fall of Cybertron is the sequel to War for Cybertron, the highest rated Transformers game ever. Coming Fall 2012 for Xbox 360, PS3, & PC. Join the epic battle for survival as the Autobots take their last stand to defend their legendary home planet from the Decepticons.

Transformers: Fall of Cybertron transports you to the final days of the planet Cybertron where you will experience the darkest hours of the apocalyptic war between the Autobots and Decepticons. Embark on an adrenaline-fueled journey through a wide range of missions and massive environments designed around each character’s unique abilities. With the stakes higher than ever before, you play as a variety of Transformers, including Grimlock’s nearly indestructible T-Rex form and the legendary Combaticons forming into the colossal Bruticus. Fight through both sides of the Transformers’ most epic battles leading to their legendary exodus from their homeworld.

The Amazing Spider-Man video game preview

By Juan C Pineda

The very first video game to feature Spider-Man was in 1978, Scott Adams released Questprobe: Spider-Man, the second in his series of text adventure games

…yeah, I didn’t know they had computers back then either.











In the following decades, over 15 games featuring the web slinger have been produced. Some good (Spider-Man PS1, 2000; Spider-Man 2: The Movie, 2004)some not so good (Spider-Man Cartoon Maker, PC; Spider-Man: The Return of the Sinister Six, NES)































This summer we will see the latest incarnation of Spider-Man in the video game arena as a tie-in game to The Amazing Spider-Man movie (Columbia Pictures, July 3).

Just as the movie is a reboot, Beenox and Activision are treating the Amazing Spider-Man video game as a reboot of the franchise series revamping the look and gameplay. The storyline of the game, an original story crafted by Hollywood writer Seamus Kevin Fahey (Spartacus: Gods of the Arena, Battlestar Galactica) takes place entirely after the events of the upcoming feature film, so spoiler alert, Spidey does not die in the movie.











First thing I noticed is that the camera sticks close to Spider-Man. You can actually get a vertigo effect as Spider-Man swings through the steel canyons of Manhattan. Keep the Dramamine handy. Previous versions had the camera go waaaaay back until Spidey was just a few red and blue pixels on the you in the action and just looks great on HD screens. To help you feel all Spider-Man-y as you swing from a thread like a streak of light, Beenox developed a new navigation system they call Web Rush. In Web Rush mode, time slows down (a nice touch, you enter Spidey’s POV, seeing through his mask,) you will see little Spidey icons that you select as your destination. Once you plot it out, you will watch Spidey fling, run, swing, climb and stick as he makes his way as only a spider can. Since you can trigger Web Rush on the fly, it gives you real-time navigational and combat choices letting you really BE Spider-Man as you fight crime and pull off signature acrobatic moves like never before.












Within the huge free roaming web slinging environment of Manhattan there are side missions as seen in previous Spider-Man games, such as catching thieves, just like flies as they try to get away in their car. There are indoor environments as well where you use Web Rush to perform a variety of stealth and combat moves to take down the bad guys.

Long time Spidey fans will be happy to see that Parker uses mechanical web shooters! (Boo organic web shooters!) So you can upgrade as you progress in the game. But do not worry, you will not run out of web fluid in mid swing and splat against the Empire State Building. This is an experienced Spidey who always carries enough web cartridges on him. The developers at Beenox told me that they felt that Spider-Man running out of fluid and then finding random web cartridges in the street to reload with would not work within the context of this more realistic approach to the story. Like that happens. (Another cool touch, there’s a cool animation they have Spidey do as he reloads. Once you land or stand up, he just taps his wrists against his belt as if he is a gunslinger…er web slinger. It’s subtle but cool.)












So whom are you webbing up besides random car thieves and henchman? The Super-Villains that we have seen so far from Spider-Man’s rogues gallery are the Iguana, Felicia Hardy and Rhino, reimagined for this story. Keep an eye out here for more details on these guys as the release date to this video game approaches.











Usually, video games based on comic book characters are usually terrible (except for yours Batman…please don’t hurt me); video games tied in to movies are often terrible; ergo video games based on comic book movies are a bucket of suck! I do not believe this to be the case with Activision’s The Amazing Spider-Man. Activision and Beenox have a long history with the Web-head (Shattered Dimensions. Edge of Time) and from what I saw, this game looks, well…amazing!

To see my conversation with Dee Brown from Beenox, go here:

For more info, visit the official website:



Publisher:                              Activision Publishing, Inc.


Developer:                            Beenox (Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii, PC and 3DS)

Other Ocean (NDS – NOTE: gameplay/content will vary)


Release Date:                        June 26, 2012


Platforms:                             Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft

                                                PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system

Windows PC

Nintendo Wii™

Nintendo 3DS™

Nintendo DS™


ESRB Rating:                  “RP” (Rating Pending) – “T” (Teen)


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