G.I. Joe: Battleground launches new map, double XP and Cobra La Incoming!

The last G.I. Joe: Battleground PVP Event has been met with some pretty vocal criticisms, mostly for the perceived uneven gameplay and buggy software that appeared to permeate the entire event. Well Mobage and DeNA are doing what they can to erase bad memories with a couple of exciting announcements over night.

First of all, folks have noticed a grayed out area called the “Florida Everglades” and that grayed out area is now active, offering a wealth of more missions for both G.I. Joe and Cobra! Included in those new missions are some exciting new character cards for folks like Sneak Peek and Muskrat, and judging by the announcement image, Desert Scorpion and Recoil are in the wings as well.

To go along with the new map, G.I. Joe: Battleground is offering Double XP on all missions throughout the entire weekend, so take some time to level up your backlog of characters.

You might want to focus on levelling up the G.I. Joe side, though, as Mobage also warns us that Cobra La is coming! A new event is apparently on the horizon, and based on the shaded images, looks like we’ve got Falcon and Pythona to look forward to (among others I’m sure).

Download G.I. JOE: BATTLEGROUND for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Android devices for free at: Mobage | G.I. JOE: BATTLEGROUND

GeneralsJoes Reviews G.I. Joe (Season 3) #7

I said this in the post I made with the preview for this issue…but it seems like just yesterday we were anticipating what Fred Van Lente was going to do with IDW’s flagship G.I. Joe title, and here we are, seven issues deep, and we’ve already made it through one story arc and are on the verge of kicking off another.

Even before this issue was released it was causing some controversy, mostly based around the supposed return of G.I. Joe ninja Snake Eyes.  So, were those concerns valid?  Read the full review after the jump.  As one might suspect, there are spoilers contained below!

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GeneralsJoes Reviews G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #193

So last night I was going through Comixology to make sure I was up to date on my G.I. Joe comics, and was surprised to see Real American Hero #193 had been released!  For whatever reason IDW hadn’t put it out there for a Preview, so I had forgotten it was due this week.  I’m glad I found it, though, because it was another great issue from Larry Hama, Sergio Cariello, and SL Gallant.  Cariello took care of the majority of art chores, with Gallant filling in on the final few pages.

Check out the full review after the jump.

G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #193
Writer: Larry Hama
Artist: Sergio Cariello
Additional Art: SL Gallant and Brian Shearer
Colors: J. Brown and Zac Atkinson
Additional Colors: Ester Salguero, Joana LaFuente, Stefano Simeone, Aburtov and Grafikslava
Letters: Shawn Lee
Editor: Carlos Guzman
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What’s on Joe Mind Episode 84 is online!

It feels like it’s been forever, probably because…well, it’s been forever, but the latest episode of the What’s on Joe Mind podcast is officially online!  Nearly three hours devoted to some great G.I. Joe discussion with a healthy injection of Kre-O/Lego love from Brickarms, and some great Marvel SDCC talk with our old buddy Arune.

As always check out the episode on our Podbean Page, or it is also embedded below.  Click the “Read More” link for the Show Notes.

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GeneralsJoes Reviews G.I. Joe Kre-O Ghoststriker X-16

G.I. Joe Kre-O sets are officially hitting around the country at your local Toys “R” Us stores, which include not just the excellent second wave of Kre-On mini figures, but also a brand new medium sized build set featuring the Ghoststriker X-16 with Cobra ASP.

As with the sets that came before it, there is a lot to love here, with some very interesting block choices, and a pair of excellent additions to your Kre-On roster.

Check out the GeneralsJoes Kre-O Review Page, or just hit the link below.

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Preview for IDW G.I. Joe (Season 3) #7

It seems like just yesterday that we were getting a new “Season” of G.I. Joe from IDW Publishing, and here we are, seven issues deep and things are already moving at a breakneck pace. The issue hits local comic shops tomorrow, but you can see the first few pages right now.

G.I. Joe #7
Fred Van Lente (w) • Steve Kurth (a) • Jamal Igle, Kurth (c)
COBRA TAKES MANHATTAN! It was inevitable once the G.I. JOE team relocated that COBRA COMMANDER would put the Big Apple squarely in his sights. But the BARONESS and DESTRO are cooking up some schemes of their own… the question is: will those schemes make them allies to DUKE and company?

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

· Steve Kurth returns—and so does the BARONESS!
· The hot new direction continues!
· Variant cover by Ryan Dunlavey!

Coil Con IV Exclusive Box and details revealed!

That’s right G.I. Joe fans, Coil Con IV is on the way!  Coming this weekend in Kokomo, Indiana, one of the highlights of Coil Con has been the exclusives offered.  This year they’re diving back into 80’s lore and bringing Street Hawk back into the G.I. Joe fold.

Now, we’ve got boxed images of this year’s exclusives!

You can check out the images below, but also make sure you keep watching CoilCon.com and the Coil Facebook Page for the latest and greatest information on Coil Con IV.  Wish I could be there.

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Saturday, August 24th, 2013 at 9am:
Kokomo Toys
1244 E. Morgan Street
Kokomo, Indiana 46901
Just 30-40 minutes north of Indianapolis off of US 31

G.I. Joe: Battleground launches Shipwreck’d PVP Event!

Well, we now know where the Cobra La hint fits into the grand scheme of things with G.I. Joe: Battleground!  DeNA revealed information today about a new PVP Event launching today, featuring Cobra La and a new Epic Shipwreck card!  Check out the full details below:

Description of Shipwreck’d PvP Event

After the Joes successfully decrypted the Cobra data obtained by Snake Eyes, they learned a frightening truth. Cobra-La is still alive, active, and seething with anger and hatred for G.I. JOE. In response to this grave threat, Joe teams from around the world have scrambled to launch various assaults against known Cobra intel centers to obtain information on the whereabouts of Cobra-La. One such perilous mission involves Shipwreck and a team of commandos finding their way onto a Cobra submarine. A close quarter firefight breaks out on the sub that threatens to blow up the nuclear powered titan with all combatants still on board.

Take up a side as Joe or Cobra and fight against other Squad Leaders. Will you side with Cobra to protect Cobra-La’s nefarious plans, or will you go with the Joes to unravel and put an end Cobra-La’s comeback?

Play the New Event Today

Download G.I. JOE: BATTLEGROUND for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Android devices for free at: http://mobage.com/games/g-i-joe-battleground

Check out the hosted image below, and follow this link to see Shipwreck in his awesome animated glory.

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Cobra La hits G.I. Joe: Battleground!

While details are still sparse, apparently the players of G.I. Joe: Battleground will be getting a visit from the denizens of Cobra La!

The last worldwide event, Operation: Takedown just finished late last night, and upon its conclusion, the following splash screen appeared:

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At the moment it’s unknown whether this is for a new upcoming event, or if perhaps new levels for the main map will be unlocked, but whatever it is, get ready!

As always you can download G.I. JOE: BATTLEGROUND for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Android devices for free at: Mobage | G.I. JOE: BATTLEGROUND

G.I. Joe: Retaliation Wave 3.5 NOW AVAILABLE at Kokomo Toys!

Site sponsor Kokomo Toys received their stack of G.I. Joe: Retaliation Wave 3.5 figures today, and any items that did not go to pre-orders are now listed in their eBay store!  They have all figures available as of this writing, including army builders, and for very reasonable prices.

Check out the Kokomo Toys eBay store and load ’em up!

If you don’t know which ones you want, hit up my G.I. Joe: Retaliation Review Page and get educated.

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