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History of: Call of Duty

One of the most successful and influential videogame franchise in history, the Call Of Duty franchise remains the favoured shooter series of PC and console gamers alike worldwide.

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History of: Mario

Super Mario Bros would go on to receive multiple remakes, and also spawn multiple sequels and spin-offs that would appear on the Super Nintendo Entertainment (SNES), such as Super Mario World (which introduces Yoshi to the franchise) and Super Mario Kart.

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Superhero Breakdown: Iron Man

Iron Man (Tony Stark) has gone from an alcoholic chauvinistic arms merchant to a philanthropic billionaire.

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History of: Superman

The world’s most famous superhero, Superman (Clark Kent) began as a supervillain and ended up as an alien immigrant who chose to protect the planet on which he was raised.

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History of: Iron Man

Initially created to troll their readers, Marvel had no idea that Iron Man (Tony Stark) would become a fan favourite.

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History of: Captain America

Patriotic shield-bearer and seemingly-eternal man-out-of time, Captain America (Steve Rogers) has an iconic crime-fighting legacy.

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History of: Flash

Flash, the wise-cracking speedster of the DC universe, is one of the most popular – and powerful – comics superheroes of all time.

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History of: Vision

Vision’s strange history is full of legacy – his name comes from one pre-existing comic character, and his body from another.

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History of: Scarlet Witch

Originally a submissive second-tier villain, Wanda Maximoff (Scarlet Witch) is now one of the most powerful heroes in the entire Marvel roster.

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History of: Spider-Man

Spider-Man’s real-world history might seem fairly normal, but his impact at the time cannot be overstated.

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History of: Wolverine

The fan-favourite Canadian X-Men has a bizarre past – both in the comics and in real life.

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History of: Batman

It’s apt – if heartbreaking – that the real-world origins of the world’s greatest detective were shrouded in secrecy for decades.

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Superhero Breakdown: Wolverine

Marvel’s Wolverine might be the best at what he does, but what he does isn’t very pretty.

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Superhero Breakdown: Vision

The android known as Vision has a more interesting history than you might suppose, and could very well have a stranger future than you may imagine.

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Superhero Breakdown: Scarlet Witch

Depending on the writer, Marvel’s Scarlet Witch’s powers can range from ‘being able to shoot bad luck curses out of her hands’ to ‘being able to rewrite the entire universe’.