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Feb. 20, 2011 | 8:48 a.m.

Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Phoenix takes it to the dark side

A great deal has changed since gamers last pitted villains and heroes from the Marvel and Capcom universes against one another in Marvel vs. Capcom 2: New Age of Heroes. That fighting game debuted in arcades—yes, arcades—in early 2000. Now, more than a decade later, Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds has arrived for Xbox 360 and Playstation 3. Here at Hero Complex, to prepare for the fray, we’re doing a series of posts looking at the game’s Marvel villains, their history and their combat moves. Today:  Dark Phoenix As we finish up our look at the villains of Fate of Two Worlds, we turn to a true force to be reckoned with — and a woman who lives up to her name by testing any black-and-white definitions of good and evil in the Marvel universe.  Jean Grey was […]
Feb. 19, 2011 | 9:27 a.m.

Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Deadpool still breaking the rules (and the fourth wall)

Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds A great deal has changed since gamers last pitted villains and heroes from the Marvel and Capcom universes against one another in Marvel vs. Capcom 2: New Age of Heroes. That fighting game debuted in arcades—yes, arcades—in early 2000. Now, more than a decade later, Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds has arrived for Xbox 360 and Playstation 3. Here at Hero Complex, to prepare for the fray, we’re doing a series of posts looking at the game’s Marvel villains, their history and their combat moves. Today:  Deadpool “In the old days villains had mustaches and kicked the dog,” Alfred Hitchcock famously said. “Audiences are smarter now. They don’t want their villain thrown at them with green limelight on his face. They want an ordinary human being with feelings.” Sure, […]
Feb. 17, 2011 | 4:59 p.m.

Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Taskmaster is copy-cat killer

Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds A great deal has changed since gamers last pitted villains and heroes from the Marvel and Capcom universes against one another in Marvel vs. Capcom 2: New Age of Heroes. That fighting game debuted in arcades — yes, arcades — in early 2000. Now, more than a decade later, Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds has just arrived for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. Here at Hero Complex, we’ve been marking the release with a series of posts looking at the game’s Marvel villains, their history and their combat moves. Today: Taskmaster Ever wonder where supervillains like Dr. Doom, MODOK and Magneto get their endless supplies of minions who are willing to carry out their crazy plans? In the Marvel universe, many of them are provided by Tony Masters, a.k.a. Taskmaster, […]
Feb. 16, 2011 | 7:23 a.m.

Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Super-Skrull is master of Four-play

Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds A great deal has changed since gamers last pitted villains and heroes from the Marvel and Capcom universes against one another in Marvel vs. Capcom 2: New Age of Heroes. That fighting game debuted in arcades — yes, arcades — in early 2000. Now, more than a decade later, Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds just arrived for Xbox 360 and Playstation 3. Here at Hero Complex, to mark the release, we’ve been doing a series of posts looking at the game’s Marvel villains, their history and their combat moves. Today: Super-Skrull The Skrull Empire used to be an intergalactic force to reckon with. Before the Kree-Skrull War, before the destruction of their Throneworld of Tarnax IV by Galactus and before the Annihilation Wave, the green-skinned baddies were the mightiest villains in […]
Feb. 13, 2011 | 7:40 a.m.

Marvel vs. Capcom 3: MODOK gets some face time

Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds A great deal has changed since gamers last pitted villains and heroes from the Marvel and Capcom universes against one another in Marvel vs. Capcom 2: New Age of Heroes. That fighting game debuted in arcades—yes, arcades—in early 2000. Now, more than a decade later, Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds is about to arrive for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. Here at Hero Complex, to prepare for that Feb. 15 release, we’re doing a series of posts looking at the game’s Marvel villains, their history and their combat moves. Today: MODOK Sometimes becoming a super-villain is just the result of  being in the wrong place at the wrong time. Take, for example, George Tarleton, an average Joe who worked as a technician for Advanced Idea Mechanics (AIM), a terrorist […]
Feb. 08, 2011 | 12:39 p.m.

Marvel vs. Capcom: Galactus cometh with … the cosmic clap?

 A great deal has changed since gamers last pitted villains and heroes from the Marvel and Capcom universes against one another in Marvel vs. Capcom 2: New Age of Heroes. That fighting game debuted in arcades — yes, arcades — in early 2000. Now, more than a decade later, Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds is about to arrive for Xbox 360 and Playstation 3. Here at Hero Complex, to prepare for that Feb. 15 release, we’re doing a series of posts looking at the game’s Marvel villains, their history and their combat moves. Today: Galactus             When it comes to the fate of our fragile planet, there’s no truth more inconvenient than Galactus. Known at various times as Devourer of Worlds, Pillager of the Planets and Ravager of Worlds (sensing a theme […]
Feb. 07, 2011 | 2:56 p.m.

Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Shuma-Gorath eats you up and spits you out

Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds A great deal has changed since gamers last pitted villains and heroes from the Marvel and Capcom universes against one another in Marvel vs. Capcom 2: New Age of Heroes. That fighting game debuted in arcades — yes, arcades — in early 2000. Now, more than a decade later, Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds is about to arrive for Xbox 360 and Playstation 3. Here at Hero Complex, to prepare for that Feb. 15 release, we’re doing a series of posts looking at the game’s Marvel villains, their history and their combat moves. Today: Shuma-Gorath For a demon known as “He Who Sleeps But Shall Awake,” Shuma-Gorath sure winds up in a lot of video games. Marvel vs. Capcom 3 marks the fourth Capcom fighting game that the tentacled foe […]
Feb. 04, 2011 | 7:19 a.m.

Marvel vs Capcom 3: Dormammu has a flair for flare

Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds A great deal has changed since gamers last pitted villains and heroes from the Marvel and Capcom universes against one another in Marvel vs. Capcom 2: New Age of Heroes. That fighting game debuted in arcades — yes, arcades — in early 2000. Now, more than a decade later, Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds is about to arrive for Xbox 360 and Playstation 3. Here at Hero Complex, to prepare for that Feb. 15 release, we’re doing a series of posts looking at the game’s Marvel villains, their history and their combat moves. Today: Dormammu Perhaps nobody in the Marvel universe personifies the “grass is always greener” axiom better than Dormammu. The Dread One, as he’s sometimes called, seemingly has it all: He can shatter dimensional barriers, travel through […]
Jan. 28, 2011 | 11:01 a.m.

Marvel vs. Capcom: Magneto attracts attention with gamers

Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds A great deal has changed since gamers last pitted villains and heroes from the Marvel and Capcom universes against one another in Marvel vs. Capcom 2: New Age of Heroes. That fighting game debuted in arcades — yes, arcades — in early 2000. Now, more than a decade later, Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds is about to arrive for Xbox 360 and Playstation 3. Here at Hero Complex, to prepare for that Feb. 15 release, Mike Winder is doing a series of posts looking at the game’s Marvel villains, their history and their combat moves. Today: Magneto Another Stan Lee and Jack Kirby creation, super villain Magneto first appeared in “X-Men“ No. 1 (1963) and is that superhero team’s longtime arch-nemesis. Born Max Eisenhardt (but frequently known as Erik […]
Jan. 26, 2011 | 9:40 a.m.

Marvel vs. Capcom 3: It’s Doctor Doom’s time

Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds A great deal has changed since gamers last pitted villains and heroes from the Marvel and Capcom universes against one another in Marvel vs. Capcom 2: New Age of Heroes. That fighting-game sequel debuted in arcades — yes, arcades — in early 2000. Now, more than a decade later, Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds is about to arrive for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.  Here at Hero Complex, to prepare for that Feb. 15 release, we’re doing a series of posts looking at the game’s villains, their history and their combat moves. Today: Doctor Doom A sorcerer, scientific genius and brutal dictator, Dr. Doom is the constant thorn in the side of the Fantastic Four. One of Marvel’s most cunning villains, Victor von Doom was created by Jack Kirby and Stan Lee […]
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