SDCC Discusses Blake J. Harris’ “The Console Wars,” with guests.

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By: Nick Eskey Once upon a time, Nintendo resurrected what remained of the home console market, and thus ruled the gaming world. Almost 95% of the market belonged to them. People didn’t play videogames, they played “Nintendo.” But then, a competitor slowly loomed in sight. Sega’s star was on the rise, threatening the hold that […]

Beyond the Page: Writing in the Digital Age

These authors talk about technology, and how it's influenced their work.

By : Nick Eskey Ever since the creation of the printing press, authors finally had an avenue to get their works out into the world. But it wasn’t until the creation of moving pictures that authors had another venue for their work aside from their printed forms. A book had the chance to find itself […]

Splendid days — LIonsgate teams with Finnish developer Next Games

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While news of this strategic partnership between Next Games and Lionsgate as part of the latter’s new gaming initiative sound great for all concerned money wise, all you need to know is that Next Games puts out Candy Crush Saga, Bubble Witch Saga 2, Farm Saga, Pet Rescue Saga and many other addictive little games […]

SDCC 2014: Disney Infinity has a pop up shop and more on Marvel Super Heroes

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Wanna know more about Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes, the interactive SUper-hero themed game? You’re in luck. Disney Infinity has a bunch of activities planned including a pop-up shop on 4th street. Mac’s new Marge Simpson line also has a pop-up shop and surely there are others we haven’t heard of yet. Here’s info on […]

On the Scene: Bendis Announces Powers at E3

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by David Nieves In what would have been a better announcement for San Diego Comic-Con, Marvel architect Brian Michael Bendis took the stage in the LA Sports Arena for Sony’s E3 Press Conference last night. He was up there to talk about his and co-creator Michael Avon Oeming’s series Powers. Sony made the announcement that […]

Celebrate Torsten’s “Nerd Birthday” With His Crazy Party Favors!

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Everyone has milestone events which they remember (or wish to forget).  Some are small memories, like a first kiss, while others can be momentous anniversaries marked each year. May 25th is one such day for me.This Star Wars Day/International Towel Day marks thirty years of my actively reading, collecting, studying, proselytizing comics.  May 25, 1984, […]

Eventbrite uses social media to examine PAXEast

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PAX East, the hugely successful Boston version of the gaming show created by Penny Arcade, wrapped up last weekend. PAX Prime is held in Seattle, and they just announced PAX South, to be held Jan. 23-25 in San Antonio, Texas. There’s also a PAX Australia—all the shows are run by ReedPOP, which also throws a […]

NAMCO HIGH, Andrew Hussie’s dating game of fanfic shipping, is live

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It’s called Namco High and it’s a browser based dating sim game, developed for Shifty Look by What Pumpkin Studios and Date Nighto LLC under the creative direction of Homestuck’s Andrew Hussie. You play the cousin of the prince from Katamari (the cousin’s gender is not named) and then you can date various Namco Bandai […]

NSA scoured Azeroth for terrorists

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Edward Snowden’s leaked paper have released a lot of bombshells but none as big as this: the NSA sent agents to play World of Warcraft and Second Life in search of terrorist threats. You have to admire these agents for their dangerous immersion in worlds of trolls, night elves and avatar dress shops to keep […]

Titan To Publish Graphic Novel Based on Capcom’s ‘Lost Planet’

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Titan have announced that they’ll be publishing a graphic novel based on the Lost Planet series of video games from Capcom. Called Lost Planet: First Colony, the story will be written by Guillaume Dorison and illustrated by Massimo Dall’Oglio.

Kick-Watcher: Not Enough Rings

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Zainab brought this Kickstarter to my attention a little while back, which seeks to bring the webcomic Not Enough Rings to print. Drawn by Veronica Vera and edited by Oliver Bareham, Not Enough Rings follows the story of Sonic The Hedgehog, affectionately poking fun at the characters and game design. Each new strip of the […]

Play Kyle Baker’s Mass Murderer of Steel game

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Inspired by the backlash against MAN OF STEEL’s property destruction, Kyle Baker has ceated a flash game called MASS MURDERER OF STEEL that allows you to enjoy it endlessly. The game play is actually quite enjoyable as a tussling Zod/Superman smash into buildings and women scream. “Enjoy high-flying mass destruction as you ignore the hideous […]

SDCC ’13: Gam3rCon is back

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As Comic-Con continues to morph into a loose confederation of events all centered around the Old Spaghetti Factory on 5th and K, Gam3rCon will also be returning. The full 4-day gaming-focused event will take place at the 10th Avenue Theatre, at 10th and Broadway. Activities include panels, a retro game arcade and energy drinks. 10-4 […]

Here’s the first full trailer for Batman: Arkham Origins

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This would be the prequel to the first two games in the Arkham series, then. Featuring a younger, less experienced Caped Crusader than before, the story will see a parade of villains descend upon Gotham in order to try and take out Batman, apparently as part of some scheme planned by Black Mask. The trailer […]

Nice Art: Attract Mode’s Comics Be Video Games art show

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TCAF is coming at us, and bringing with it a plethora of cultural events like Attract Mode’s Comics Vs Video Games art exhibit, and there’s a lot of tasty stuff right in that link above, including the Kyle Fewell piece above. All the art will be on sale and the show kicks off with a […]

Today’s money breakdown from the Penny Arcade Report: paying for journalism with panty shots

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The Penny Arcade Report is a video game news and commentary site run by….well, we’ll let you figure it out. Yesterday editor Ben Kuchera ran down the economics of running a website in dollars and cents. Although he’s talking about video games, it all applies equally to comics journalism: