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Barely Related: Star-Lord's dance-off, comet sounds

We'd like to take this moment to clearly and firmly state our collective opinion of actor Chris Pratt: He's adorable. Welcome to Barely Related, a conversational Friday column that presents the non-gaming news stories that we, the Joystiq staff, have been talking about over the past week. And no...

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Marvel Puzzle Quest free-to-play on Steam, boosted by priced packs

D3 Publisher's Marvel Puzzle Quest: Dark Reign is now available on Steam. The free-to-play game mixes the Marvel superheroes universe with the Puzzle Quest franchise, combining match-three-style puzzle action with RPG trappings such as special abilities leveling systems. Given that the game is f...

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Lego Marvel Super Heroes PC demo swings into action

PC-owning fans of both comic books and sharp, angular blocks can now find a free demo of Lego Marvel Super Heroes on the game's official website. As Eurogamer points out, the demo is relatively short look at the game's virtual Manhattan but does include playable Iron Man and Hulk sections as wel...

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Baby Monkey (Going Backwards on a Pig) is free this Saturday

The only thing cuter than a baby monkey riding a pig is a baby monkey riding a pig the wrong way -- silly monkey -- which is exactly what Baby Monkey (Going Backwards on a Pig) is all about. To make this game even more adorable, developer Kihon Games is offering it for free for a limited time, st...

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Double Helix creating Green Lantern game with sheer will

Hot on the heels of the news that Warner Bros. has picked Ryan Reynolds to play the Green Lantern in an upcoming film, the company has announced that it will work with Double Helix (the studio behind Silent Hill: Homecoming and G.I. Joe) to bring the Emerald Knight to the video game world. Ventu...

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GDC09: Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2 impressions

Guha Bala, president and co-founder of Vicarious Visions, took us through several levels of Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2, showing off the new features that will be available in this sequel. Most notable among these is the "Power Fusion" function where two heroes can combine their powers for great ju...

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Songbird takes flight in Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2

It's been quite some time since we last heard anything on the Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2 front, aside from a trailer loosed at last month's NY Comic Con. Today, however, Marvel has revealed a new character in "Songbird," an ex-female wrestler turned supervillain turned superheroine, whose main sup...

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Writer Marv Wolfman signs up for DC Universe Online

Earlier this week we heard about a secret comic book "legend" joining the DC Universe Online development team. The silhouetted individual was supposed to be revealed at New York Comic Con next weekend. Of course, you didn't expect it to remain a secret until then, did you? The latest issue of Wizar...

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4-player arcade game with 'well known' superheroes in the works

We know what you're thinking, because honestly we're thinking the same thing. Who goes to arcades anymore, right? Apparently there's still some life in the old girl, at least according to hardware and software developer Signature Devices, which just sent word that it has put the final touches on a...

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New goodies, and baddies, coming to Marvel: Ultimate Alliance

Xbox 360 owners, traded in your Marvel: Ultimate Alliance disc yet? If you did, then you'll be missing out on the opportunity to fork over your Microsoft points in exchange for some additional characters. In April you'll be able to purchase either a 'Heroes' pack or a 'Villains' pack for 500 points...

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