"Peter Parker once put on an alien suit that nearly destroyed his life – but what if he'd never taken it off? Ignoring every warning, Spidey embraces the dark symbiote!" reads Marvel's description of the four-issue series. "Haunted by terrible nightmares and exhausted by an endless barrage of bad guys, Peter can't seem to catch a break these days. So when the Hobgoblin attacks, he finds a hero at the end of his rope…and vulnerable to new dark impulses. Spider-Man is about to change his rules – but is it truly Peter who is in charge?" … [Read more...] about Marvel revives What If? Formula with Spider-Man becoming Venom
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Eventually, it comes time for the Italian to leave, and as he prepares to do so, he asks the boy if he'll come with him. But the boy, being a sensible lad, declines, and so the Italian asks him if he can look after the dog instead. Naturally, the boy agrees, and everything is harmonious for a while. Then one day the boy goes swimming, and when he tries to swim back to shore, the dog won't let him. The dog barks and snarls and drives him back. Panicking, the boy looks in desperation at his furry friend, and it's then he sees not the face of the creature he knows, but the smiling face of the Italian man. (The boy is OK in the end, by the way - a fishing boat picks him up.) … [Read more...] about Someone should make a game about: Black Dog folklore
"Not to dive into too much organizational stuff, but not only did we need to switch back to working on Among Us after thinking it was done, but we also needed to set ourselves up more sustainably to work on the game," Tran said. "We had to spend two months just restructuring, figuring out new processes, and getting external partners to help us manage on board." … [Read more...] about Among Us Dev On Why Updates Are Taking So Long
Epic is making a series of changes to the FNCS for 2021 based on player feedback, one of which is that matches will take place across platforms, so teammates don't need to be on the same platform to compete together. The tournament series begins in February, culminating with the Finals over the March 12-14 weekend. All matches will be played remotely. … [Read more...] about Fortnite Dev Pledges $20 Million In Prize Money For 2021 Tournaments
drunkpunk: The best friends I have in this life I met through gaming. Back when DayZ mod first launched, I ended up connecting with a couple random people through the Destructoid chat (when that was still on the website). Since then I have continued playing games with these three guys and we're still at it today. Out of all the friends I have cycled through in those many years, these 3 dudes have always been there despite the distance between us. I haven't met any of these guys in real life yet, but I'm planning on meeting up with at least one once this covid stuff has blown over. … [Read more...] about Have you made any close friends through online gaming?