Magic: Prominent Game Devs Help Design Magic 2015

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As if there isn’t already enough excitement around the upcoming release of Magic 2015, Wizards of the Coast has announced that the set will feature fourteen cards from some of the world’s most renowned game developers! The Magic 2015 – Core Set releases July 18, 2014.
 
The announcement was made at PAX East with George Fan, designer of Plants vs Zombies, revealing the card he designed, 

Genesis Hydra:
 

M15 Designer  George Fan  Genesis Hydra

The developers who contributed their card ideas for Magic 2015 include:
 

  • George Fan: designer of Plants vs Zombies
  • Mike Krahulik & Jerry Holkins: Gabe and Tycho, creators of Penny Arcade
  • Markus Persson: “Notch,” creator of Minecraft and founder of Mojang
  • Richard Garriot: “Lord British,” creator of the Ultima series
  • David Sirlin: designer on Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD RemixYomi
  • Rob Pardo: chief creative officer at Blizzard, lead designer of World of Warcraft
  • Isaiah Cartwright: lead game designer for Guild Wars 2
  • Justin Gary: designer of Ascension: Chronicle of the Godslayer and Solforge
  • Stone Librande: lead designer at Riot Games, designer of Diablo 3, creative director of SimCity
  • Brian Fargo: founder and CEO of inXile Entertainment, director of Bard’s TaleWasteland, executive producer of Fallout
  • Mike Neumann: Gearbox Software, creative director on Borderlands
  • James Ernest: owner and lead designer for Cheapass Games, designer of Kill Doctor Lucky
  • Edmund McMillen: indie designer of Super Meat Boy, featured in Indie Game: The Movie
  • Brad Muir: game designer at Double Fine Productions leading Massive Chalice, project lead onIron Brigade

 
In addition to the cards designed by the 14 game developers, Magic 2015 will feature a card designed by the Magic community.  The card, Waste Not, was a result of “You Make the Card,” a six-month long event during which the Magic community worked together to design a brand-new Magic card.

Experience High-Flying Cosmic Adventure This Summer in ROCKET RACCOON #1

 

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This July, blast off with the fuzziest Guardian of the Galaxy in ROCKET RACCOON #1 – an all-new ongoing series from Eisner Award winning fan-favorite Skottie Young! And you’ve never seen Rocket like this before! 

As defenders of the cosmos go, Rocket Raccoon has faced his fair share of galactic battles. He’s been a hero to the weak, a champion of the good, a protector to the innocent, and  a heartthrob to many intergalactic species across the cosmos. But is he ready to be a raccoon on the run?! 

Rocket’s high-flying life of adventure and heroism may soon be a thing of the past when he becomes framed for something he didn’t do! And the authorities aren’t the only ones hot on his TAIL! (Yeah, we went there.)                                                                                  

“I figure that a guy like Rocket, with his attitude, has swindled his way over many planets and charmed many ladies,” says writer/artist Skottie Young. “He’s racked up a malitia of ex-girlfriends I’m dubbing the Exterminators. They’re all fed up and they’ve decided it’s time they dish out some payback on his furry little tail.”                          

With his pal Groot at his side, Rocket will have to blast his way out of trouble (and blast his way into some) if he wants to clear his name. Along the way he’ll tussle with some of the fiercest creatures in the known galaxy! But they’re about to bite off more than they can chew if they think they can go toe-to-paw against the shortest Guardian with the biggest gun! 

Don’t miss the start of the explosive new series as superstar creator Skottie Young kicks off an epic deep space adventure inROCKET RACCOON #1!

  

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ROCKET RACCOON #1

Written by SKOTTIE YOUNG

Art & Cover by SKOTTIE YOUNG

Variant Cover by DAVID PETERSEN

On-Sale This July!

 

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Take a Ride on the Cosmic Skyways in SILVER SURFER #1

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This March, the sentinel of the skyways blasts off for an all-new adventure in the thrilling SILVER SURFER #1 – from New York Times Bestselling writer Dan Slott and critically acclaimed artist Mike Allred! Silver Surfer #1 continues the exciting wave of All-New Marvel NOW! launches with a fresh take on Norin Radd and his cosmic quests! 

“It’s fun, it’s full of adventure, and it wears its love of the Marvel Universe on its sleeve,” says Slott in an interview with Marvel.com

The universe is big. Bigger than one could ever imagine, even one such as the Surfer. Propelled by the mighty Power Cosmic, long has he voyaged alone – journeying from star to star. But soon he’ll discover that the best way to see it…is with someone else. Meet the Earth Girl who’s challenged the Surfer to go beyond the boundaries of the know Marvel U – and into the strange and unknown! 

“One of the limitations of the Surfer character is that, by his nature he’s alone most of the time,” says Executive Editor Tom Brevoort. “So right off the bat, we’re giving him somebody new to bounce off of: the new character Dawn Greenwood. The two of them wind up traveling together, and this gives the Surfer somebody to bond with and relate to along the journey.”

Hop on board and hang ten when the most far-out series of All-New Marvel NOW! makes its epic cosmic debut this March! Hang on! This is the all-new SILVER SURFER #1!

 

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SILVER SURFER #1 (JAN140650)

Written by DAN SLOTT

Art & Cover by MIKE ALLRED

Variant Cover by FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA (JAN140651)

Animal Variant by CHRIS SAMNEE (JAN140652)

Young Variant by SKOTTIE YOUNG (JAN140653)

FOC – 03/03/14 On-Sale – 03/26/14

 

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MARVEL ENTERTAINMENT DEBUTS FIRST TELEVISION SPECIAL MARVEL ENTERTAINMENT DEBUTS FIRST TELEVISION SPECIAL “MARVEL STUDIOS: ASSEMBLING A UNIVERSE,”

Marvel Studios ABC Special

 

Join stars from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, celebrity fans, filmmakers and pop culture icons for a world premiere primetime event on TUESDAY, MARCH 18 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. 

Marvel Studios has pioneered and broken box-office records around the world, creating a cinematic universe unlike any other in pop culture history through its blockbuster films. Beginning with “Iron Man” in 2008 and continuing today through “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” on ABC and the theatrical release of “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” this April, the Marvel Cinematic Universe presents audiences with some of the most groundbreaking and dynamic storytelling that brings an unprecedented vision to the world of entertainment.    

In this exclusive primetime documentary special, audiences will be taken further into the Marvel Cinematic Universe than ever before, offering viewers a front row seat to the inception of Marvel Studios, the record-breaking films, the cultural phenomenon, and further expansion of the universe by Marvel Television. 

Marvel’s first television special documents the exciting story behind Marvel Studios and the Marvel Cinematic Universe, featuring exclusive interviews and behind-the-scenes footage from all of the Marvel films, the Marvel One-Shots and “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” Viewers will walk a clear path through this amazing and nuanced universe, featuring sneak peeks at the future of “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” on ABC, new footage from Marvel Studios upcoming theatrical releases, “Captain America: The Winter Solider” and “Guardians of The Galaxy,” and a sneak peek at the upcoming Marvel’s “The Avengers: Age of Ultron.”  

For more information on “Marvel Studios: Assembling A Universe,” visit marvel.com

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and Turbine announce Infinite Crisis: Open Beta Dates

INFINITE CRISIS DAY 1

 

I have been in the closed beta and I have had a lot of fun playing.

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and Turbine are excited to announce that on Friday, March 14Infinite Crisis, the highly anticipated multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA), will enter Open Beta. To celebrate this milestone three never-before-seen Champions have been revealed!   

Green ArrowAquaman and Mecha Superman will join an already robust lineup of Infinite Crisis Champions, which includes Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman, among many others (*Bios for each of these new Champions’ can be found below). 

In Open Beta, players will be able to test their skills on Infinite Crisis’ exciting new tri-lane map, “Gotham Divided,” where two universes collide and players can battle across Gotham City and its Multiverse variant, Gotham by Gaslight. 

 

Green Arrow

 

Universe of Origin: Prime

Alignment: Hero 

To atone for his past failings and behavior, Green Arrow took up hood and bow in the name of justice. 

Oliver Queen was nothing more than a spoiled socialite… until pirates attacked his extravagant party at sea. Eluding capture he launched a sneak attack but, having shirked archery lessons, was a poor shot. His arrow missed, triggering a pirate’s dead-man switch and killing dozens in the following explosion. Thrown into the ocean, Oliver washed ashore sometime later on to a deserted island, where circumstance forced him to survive with bow and arrow alone. When rescued much later, Oliver committed to making things right and became Green Arrow. 

A Marksman armed with bow and a quiver of specialized arrows, Green Arrow aims to gain the upper hand in combat.

 

Infinite Crisis Green Arrow

 

Aquaman

 

 

Universe of Origin: Prime

Alignment: Hero                  

Child of an Atlantean Queen and lighthouse keeper, Aquaman defends two worlds while feeling at home in neither. 

Arthur Curry’s life was forever altered when the media discovered an “Aquaman” from Atlantis living in a coastal town in Maine. This news reached the infamous treasure hunter, Black Manta, whose obsession with Atlantean relics eventually led to the death of Arthur’s father. In his grief, Arthur abandoned the surface and claimed his rightful place as King of Atlantis. After years of squabbling and intrigues, Arthur tired of the court and returned to the surface with his love, Mera, where he protects both worlds, yet feeling at home in neither. 

Aquaman is a strong duelist who wields the Atlantean King’s Trident to great effect in combat.

 

Infinite Crisis Aquaman

 

Mecha Superman

 

Universe of Origin: Mecha

Alignment: Hero 

A fusion of Krypton and Earth technology, Mecha Superman is a massive hero with an even bigger heart. 

By connecting a crashed Kryptonian space probe to his family’s enormous agrobot, young Clark Kent created an unexpected new robot. Clark named him KAL and tried teaching him about being human, mostly through an imaginary game called “Superman”. This hero, played by Clark, could right every wrong, yet K.A.L. never understood the game’s purpose. Everything changed when, walking home from school, Clark was killed by a drunk driver. The grief taught K.A.L. why humans dreamed of heroes, and he took on the name and mission of Superman, in honor of the friend he lost. 

A massive Enforcer, Mecha Superman fights with metal tonnage able to fissure the very ground and even create earthquakes.

 

Infinite Crisis Mecha Superman

 

Since beginning Closed Beta in 2013, Infinite Crisis has gained an enthusiastic fan base with three popular maps and dozens of Champions already revealed, offering bountiful choices to players of all skills and styles.

James Rhodes Flies Solo in Your First Look at IRON PATRIOT #1

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This March, peel back the layers of Colonel James Rhodes in IRON PATRIOT #1 – the all-new series from critically acclaimed writer Ales Kot and fan-favorite artist Garry Brown! Who is the man in the armor? What drives him? James Rhodes may have quit the Secret Avengers, but that’s not going to stop him from bringing the fight to the bad guys from inside the Iron Patriot armor! But his heroism will come with a steep price…

“James Rhodes has a family. James Rhodes has friends. James Rhodes has a suit and responsibility and dreams and hopes, and he just realized he needs a new plan;” says writer Ales Kot, in an interview with Marvel.com. “Something that will be more in touch with who he is and what he wants.”

As new villains emerge and a deadly conspiracy from within America grows – the Iron Patriot stands alone against impossible foes. This March, the war comes to the home front in IRON PATRIOT #1!

                                                                     

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IRON PATRIOT #1 (JAN140673)

Written by ALES KOT

Art & Cover by GARRY BROWN

Variant Cover by MIKE PERKINS (JAN140674)

Variant Cover by SKOTTIE YOUNG (NOV138098)

FOC –03/03/14 On-Sale – 03/26/14

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Adapt or Die – Your First Look at AVENGERS #27

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This March, secrets stand revealed in AVENGERS #27, from blockbuster writer Jonathan Hickman and fan-favorite artist Salvador Larroca! They have come from another space and time, but they are not who they seem. As the science war overtakes the globe, the truth behind the All-New Avengers stands revealed! And it will shock Earth’s Mightiest Heroes to their core. If they live that long. The collision of the Avengers and New Avengers is imminent, and no fan can afford to miss the clash of these two titanic teams! This March, secrets can only stay buried for so long in AVENGERS #27!

But that’s not all! Avengers #27 also contains the full story from ALL-NEW INVADERS #1 as bonus content at no extra charge! Now is your chance to hop on board one of the hottest new series of All-New Marvel NOW! as Captain America, The Winter Soldier, Namor and the Original Human Torch re-band to wage a new kind of war!

 

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AVENGERS #27 (JAN140753)

Written by JONATHAN HICKMAN

Art by SALVADOR LARROCA

Cover by MIKE DEODATO

Variant Cover by DUSTIN WEAVER (NOV138100)

FOC – 3/03/2014, On-Sale – 3/26/2014

 

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Malekith Strikes in Your First Look at IRON MAN #23.NOW

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This March, Iron Man battles for his life against supernatural forces unlike anything he’s ever faces when the blockbuster new story arc “Rings of the Mandarins” kicks off in IRON MAN #23.NOW! From blockbuster writer Kieron Gillen and red-hot artist Luke Ross comes an Iron Man epic that will be remembered for the ages!

The powerful Mandarin Rings have surfaced, seeking new hosts. For months, Tony has clashed against new enemies possessing the destructive powers of one of Iron Man’s greatest foes. But while the rings search for new hosts – a deadly foe seeks to claim all ten for his own!

Malekith the Accursed seeks their power, and with an army of Dark Elves at his back he may just have the power to do it! When a single ring possesses the power to level cities, how can Tony face off against all ten? Thankfully, he’ll find help in the most unlikely of places. But even the help of Marvel UK’s Dark Angel and his brother Arno may not be enough to stop the cataclysmic power of Malekith!

It’s the world’s most cutting edge science versus the most arcane science known to man when Iron Man squares off against Malekith and his armies this Marhc! Don’t miss the start of the brand new arc that will have everyone talking when Rings of the Mandarins kicks off in IRON MAN 23.NOW!

Iron Man 23 NOW Cover

                                                                                                 

IRON MAN 23.NOW (JAN140643)

Written by KIERON GILLEN

Art by LUKE ROSS

Cover by MIKE DEL MUNDO
Variant Cover by JOE QUINONES (JAN140644)

Animal Variant by JENNY PARKS (JAN140645)

Deadpool Party Variant by LEONARD KIRK (JAN140647)

Deadpool Party Sketch Variant Also Available!

FOC –02/24/14 On-Sale -03/19/14

 

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The X-Men Face an Army of Demons in AMAZING X-MEN #5

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This March, the most bombastic X-Book continues! Marvel is proud to present your first look at AMAZING X-MEN #5, from the critically acclaimed creative team of Jason Aaron and Ed McGuinness! The X-Men have been reunited with their fallen brother Nightcrawler – but how long will the reunion last? Azazel and his fleet of hellish warships are advancing – set to pillage the afterlife for all eternity! Now, Nightcrawler – the most swashbuckling X-Man of all, must once again take up the sword to save the entire universe! And with his team of amazing X-Men at his back, there’s no stopping him! But as the battle for the afterlife commences, one of the X-Men must make the ultimate sacrifice. Don’t miss the next blockbuster issue of the series that has everyone talking when AMAZING X-MEN #5hits the stands this March!

 

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AMAZING X-MEN (JAN140779)

Written by JASON AARON

Art & Cover ED MCGUINNESS

FOC – 3/03/2014, On-Sale – 3/26/2014

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DC HeroClix Superman and the Legion of Super-Heroes: Helspont

In the upcoming DC HeroClix: Superman and the Legion of Super Heroes set we shall all bow before the true High Lord of the Daemonites. Helspont and the Daemonites crash landed on Earth thousands of years ago. Hiding in plan site by possessing the other lesser earthling beings; it is now time to move against humanity and Helspont’s sworn enemy the WildC.A.T.s.
 
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