1commentsFor 10 years, Levine purchased a new copy of every DC issue he could find while continuing to try to fill in the gaps of his back issue collection. This proved difficult in the pre-internet age and in 1987 Levine sold a significant portion of his collection to fund his collection of Northern Soul records and Doctor Who film prints. He later bought back those issues from the same dealer and came to own roughly half of the comics DC had ever published. … [Read more...] about Sotheby’s Selling Most Complete DC Comics Collection Ever Featuring Rare Batman and Superman Comics
"This is the great thing for us now, that an actor like [Leto], and an actor like [Venom star] Tom [Hardy] wanted to have their own character. But the character they love," he said in a previous interview. "Both of them, very hard to get them to do a movie. You actually cannot get them. We went in, we sat with them, and everybody told us, 'Oh, ba, ba, ba, ba, ba.' Nothing. That’s what he wanted to do. We went to this place with them, and he just…good actors want to be different than what they are." … [Read more...] about Morbius Delayed to Next Year Due to Coronavirus Pandemic
Friendly Parties Received DamageThis option controls how much damage your allies take in combat. To be clear, these are not the troops under your control, but any additional computer-controlled soldiers who might join you in battle. Again, I'd recommend setting this option to realistic regardless of your experience with Bannerlord as this means allied soldiers and enemies they fight will be on relatively even ground. And since you don't have command over these units anyway, you don't have to worry about micromanaging them to keep them alive. … [Read more...] about Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord difficulty guide: should you play on realistic difficulty?
One final option that you should always turn on is "Enable Death." This makes it so all named characters, even you and those you recruit, can die. It's a crucial part of Bannerlord's medieval simulation. With death enabled, Bannerlord becomes a lot more high stakes and more fun, since your actions have more profound consequences. Don't worry, though: This doesn't mean that falling in combat deletes your save file or anything. Most times when you're defeated, you'll be taken prisoner and will have to buy your freedom or get lucky and escape. But it will mean towns and castles might suddenly change hands as younger generations are born and raised to take up their parents' wars. … [Read more...] about 9 tips to help you survive Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord
While Izzy puts us into the shoes of a character we rarely get to see in games, that of the tween, it's yet another example of just how far off the mark gaming is when it comes to representation. Izzy may have a strong relationship with her grandmother, for example, but her story is even less likely to emerge. It's as Pratchett says, “I’d like to see a gran protagonist.” And she isn't alone – we're all so used to having world-weary dudes head up our action games, but playing as a lady pensioner? Not so much. … [Read more...] about How Rhianna Pratchett is helping to give us female characters that have been ignored until now