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Comic Con 2011 headlines

Mass Effect movie will be all about (male) Shepard

In completely unsurprising news, Legendary Pictures has confirmed that yes, the Mass Effect movie will be all about Commander Shepard. It’s also (unfortunately) confirmed that the character in the starring role will be John, and not our beloved FemShep. That aside, it’s still good to have some news about the film adaptation, right?

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  • Starhawk gameplay footage out of Comic-Con

    We’re yet to see much direct-feed Starhawk gameplay, but this testimonial reel out of last month’s San Diego Comic-Con goes some way to rectify that.

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  • Batman: Arkham City Comic Con panel reveals playable Bane, more

    In Batman: Arkham City, players can take control of the man who Broke the Bat – Bane. No word on whether bat-breaking will occur. It seems unlikely.

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  • 30 minutes of Street Fighter x Tekken gameplay

    Capcom has released a half-hour direct feed video of Street Fighter x Tekken being played at the company’s booth at Comic Con.

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  • Soul Calibur V trailer drops story hints

    If this Soul Calibur V trailer from Comic Con is anything to go by, CyberConnect2′s work on storyboards for the game is pretty sterling.

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  • Uncharted 3 panel at Comic-Con videoed

    Sony has posted a highlight video of the Uncharted 3 panel from Comic-Con, and we’ve tossed it below the break for you. The panel, which was attended by Naughty Dog’s Amy Hennig, also had Emily Rose (Elena Fisher), Richard McGonagle (Sully) and Nolan North tossing in a few bits of information here and there as […]

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  • Twisted Metal gives up Teen rating ambitions

    Debuting a violent live-action shot at Comic Con, Eat Sleep Play has abandoned plans to keep Twisted Metal’s content in the Teen category, and is now shooting for Mature.

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  • US News Wrap, July 23 - What Happened Today

    Today was all about Comic-Con, and the occasional non-Comic-Con related stuff thrown in just to keep you on your toes. Hit up the break to get caught up on the day, while we head off for the weekend.

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  • Saturday Shots: DCUO, Shiva, Minecraft, sales, Shatner

    It’s time for small things, funny things, and weird things. Get your fill below.

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  • First screenshots from Telltale's The Walking Dead released

    Telltale released three screenshots from its game version of The Walking Dead, and IGN has them posted. We haven’t gotten them in the mail just yet, but when we do, we will re-post the lot. Telltale has said the game will take the developer to “the darkest place,” it has ever been, and it will […]

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  • Skyrim footage out of Comic-Con is lovely

    Some footage of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim has been released out of Comic-Con, and it seriously makes us wish November would get here already, no matter how damn cold it is that time of the year. The video, posted below the break courtesy of GameFront, shows all in-game footage. It’s very nice. The game […]

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  • Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine Comic-Con walkthrough demo released

    Gamespot has posted a demo video for Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine, featuring commentary from THQ creative manager, Daniel Issac. In it, Issac talks about the Space Marine archetype, the Thunderhammer, and how there will be plenty of traversing, gunplay, and exploring the verticality of the game levels. Watch the demo below. Space Marine is due on PC, PS3 and […]

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  • Latest El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron video focuses on story

    Ignition released a new El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron trailer Comic-Con, which highlights the game’s story and gorgeous graphics. It’s posted below, courtesy of Gematsu. El Shaddai is out in the US on August 16, and September 9 in Europe on PS3 and Xbox 360.

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  • Mass Effect 3: Producer describes sense of verticality, vistas, and talks DLC at Comic-Con

    In the video interview posted below, Mass Effect 3 producer Jesse Houston discusses with GameFront a number things related to the game, including DLC, relationships, as well as all the normal ME stuff as well as information regarding mod support and the “console-to-PC porting process.” It’s worth the watch, though you may wish to turn […]

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Comic Con 2011 Latest

  • Mass Effect movie will be all about (male) Shepard

    In completely unsurprising news, Legendary Pictures has confirmed that yes, the Mass Effect movie will be all about Commander Shepard. It’s also (unfortunately) confirmed that the character in the starring role will be John, and not our beloved FemShep. That aside, it’s still good to have some news about the film adaptation, right?

  • Starhawk gameplay footage out of Comic-Con

    We’re yet to see much direct-feed Starhawk gameplay, but this testimonial reel out of last month’s San Diego Comic-Con goes some way to rectify that.

  • Batman: Arkham City Comic Con panel reveals playable Bane, more

    In Batman: Arkham City, players can take control of the man who Broke the Bat – Bane. No word on whether bat-breaking will occur. It seems unlikely.

  • 30 minutes of Street Fighter x Tekken gameplay

    Capcom has released a half-hour direct feed video of Street Fighter x Tekken being played at the company’s booth at Comic Con.

  • Soul Calibur V trailer drops story hints

    If this Soul Calibur V trailer from Comic Con is anything to go by, CyberConnect2′s work on storyboards for the game is pretty sterling.

  • Uncharted 3 panel at Comic-Con videoed

    Sony has posted a highlight video of the Uncharted 3 panel from Comic-Con, and we’ve tossed it below the break for you. The panel, which was attended by Naughty Dog’s Amy Hennig, also had Emily Rose (Elena Fisher), Richard McGonagle (Sully) and Nolan North tossing in a few bits of information here and there as […]

  • Twisted Metal gives up Teen rating ambitions

    Debuting a violent live-action shot at Comic Con, Eat Sleep Play has abandoned plans to keep Twisted Metal’s content in the Teen category, and is now shooting for Mature.

  • US News Wrap, July 23 – What Happened Today

    Today was all about Comic-Con, and the occasional non-Comic-Con related stuff thrown in just to keep you on your toes. Hit up the break to get caught up on the day, while we head off for the weekend.

  • Saturday Shots: DCUO, Shiva, Minecraft, sales, Shatner

    It’s time for small things, funny things, and weird things. Get your fill below.

  • First screenshots from Telltale’s The Walking Dead released

    Telltale released three screenshots from its game version of The Walking Dead, and IGN has them posted. We haven’t gotten them in the mail just yet, but when we do, we will re-post the lot. Telltale has said the game will take the developer to “the darkest place,” it has ever been, and it will […]

  • Skyrim footage out of Comic-Con is lovely

    Some footage of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim has been released out of Comic-Con, and it seriously makes us wish November would get here already, no matter how damn cold it is that time of the year. The video, posted below the break courtesy of GameFront, shows all in-game footage. It’s very nice. The game […]

  • Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine Comic-Con walkthrough demo released

    Gamespot has posted a demo video for Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine, featuring commentary from THQ creative manager, Daniel Issac. In it, Issac talks about the Space Marine archetype, the Thunderhammer, and how there will be plenty of traversing, gunplay, and exploring the verticality of the game levels. Watch the demo below. Space Marine is due on PC, PS3 and […]

  • Latest El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron video focuses on story

    Ignition released a new El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron trailer Comic-Con, which highlights the game’s story and gorgeous graphics. It’s posted below, courtesy of Gematsu. El Shaddai is out in the US on August 16, and September 9 in Europe on PS3 and Xbox 360.

  • Mass Effect 3: Producer describes sense of verticality, vistas, and talks DLC at Comic-Con

    In the video interview posted below, Mass Effect 3 producer Jesse Houston discusses with GameFront a number things related to the game, including DLC, relationships, as well as all the normal ME stuff as well as information regarding mod support and the “console-to-PC porting process.” It’s worth the watch, though you may wish to turn […]

  • Opening scene to Starhawk videoed

    Lightbox released a video showing the opening scene to Starhawk Comic-Con, and thanks to Gematsu, it’s posted below. More regarding the title is expected today thanks to a panel for it. Starhawk is out in 2012.

  • 343 Comic-Con panel discusses all things Halo

    343 Industries’ panel at Comic-Con, which featured the firm’s Frank O’Connor, Kevin Grace, Dan Ayouh and writers Karen Traviss and Greg Bear, discussed the Halo series and the upcoming books book Bear and Traviss are writing, and Halo 4.

  • Quick Shots: Naruto, Dragon Ball Z, and Tales of the Abyss assets get out of Comic-Con

    Namco Bandai’s sent over a few batches of Comic-Con screenshots for Tales of the Abyss, Dragon Ball Z: Ultimate Tenkaichi and Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Impact. They’re posted in all their glory below.

  • Videos – Gears of War 3 panel at Comic-Con

    Three Comic-Con videos for Gears of War 3 from Gamespot are posted below the break. One is a demo of the game with site featuring producer Rod Fergusson, another is a excerpt from the panel, and finally the third one is the entire 54-minute panel featuring Fergusson and Cliff Bleszinski chatting about the series, and […]

  • Uncharted 3 at Comic-Con: Mo-cap, voice acting, books, Nolan North

    Naughty Dog’s Uncharted 3 panel at Comic-Con netting lots of interesting tidbits. The panel, titled “Developing Interactive Entertainment: The Performance Capture Techniques of the Uncharted Franchise and Today’s Film Industry,” was attended by series writer Amy Hennig, Emily Rose (Elena Fisher), Richard McGonagle (Sully) and Nolan North.

  • GameStop pre-order exclusive for DR2: Off the Record is the Cosplay Warrior Skill Pack

    Capcom announced a GameStop pre-order exclusive for Dead Rising 2: Off the Record, which consists of The Cosplay Warrior Skill Pack.

  • New E3 demo video walkthrough for Halo CE Anniversary released

    343 Industries and Microsoft released a new video walkthrough of the E3 demo for Halo CE Anniversary during Comic-Con. In it, executive producer Dan Ayoub discusses Classic Mode which will allow players to switch between classic Halo CE visuals and updated graphics. It looks pretty easy to do, and you will notice quite a difference between […]

  • Resident Evil 15th anniversary HD revamps get US release dates

    Capcom confirmed during Comic-Con that the Resident Evil 15th anniversary HD updates of Resident Evil 4 and Resident Evil: Code Veronica X will land in the US. RE4 HD will land on September 20, while Code: Veronica X releases on September 27. Both games will be made available at retailers and through PSN and 360′s […]

  • Deus Ex Comic-Con panel discusses creating a believable world

    The development team for Deus Ex: Human Revolution explained to attendees at a Comic-Con panel for the game, how it set about creating a believable world with present-day events that also tied into the Deus Ex series.

  • Paragon chats about City of Heroes: Freedom at Comic-Con panel

    During the City of Heroes panel at Comic-Con, Paragon Studios’ lead game designers Melissa Bianco and Matt Miller along with art lead David Nakayama, development producer Nate Birkholz and community manager Andy Belford chatted with attendees about the MMO going free-to-play, and going under the new name City of Heroes: Freedom.

  • Videos for Resistance 3 Comic-Con panel and Global Resistance released

    Sony has released a video from Comic-Con, which contains highlights from the Resistance 3 panel featuring creative director Marcus Smith, art director Grant Hollis, animation director Kevin Grow, as well as voice actors Robin Atkin Downes and Crispin Freeman.

  • Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning may be released in February, says McFarlane

    Todd McFarlane has told folks attending Comic-Con that Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning is scheduled for a February release, “unless [EA] tells us otherwise.”

  • SWTOR video asks you to Join the Fight

    Bioware has released the Comic-Con trailer for Star Wars: The Old Republic, and it asks you to “join the fight”.

  • SWTOR Comic-Con panel discusses personalized classes, light speed

    During a Star Wars: The Old Republic Comic-Con panel, game director James Ohlen, executive producer Rich Vogel, and community manager Stephen Reid, with senior content producer Dallas Dickinson chatted with attendees about character classes. personal story, exploration, and confirmed the slated release window of holiday 2011 for the MMO.

  • Talia al Ghul makes Arkham City debut at Comic-Con

    What would Comic-Con be without Batman? The Dark Knight’s next flying side-kick into the world of gaming will, of course, be making waves (of drool, most likely) on the show floor – but Entertainment Weekly beat the game’s panel to the punch. According to the outlet, Talia al Ghul – daughter of notorious villain Ra’s […]

  • Kinect Star Wars at Comic-Con: “There are 100 million Star Wars fans, but not all of them play games”

    Sorry, hardcore gamers. This probably isn’t the Star Wars game you’re looking for. Does that necessarily mean it’ll be bad? Of course not. But LucasArts and Microsoft made no bones about their aim during Kinect Star Wars’ Comic-Con panel: this one’s for “families and kids.”