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Platinum Carpet V.I.P- Board Master
| "Re(1):Comicon 2010" , posted Thu 8 Jul 11:01|
Prep everything early. Bring a backpack and make sure your camera is charged the night before (I made that mistake of not charging it last year and it died on me, had to resort to my crappy phone camera).
Always have your camera at the ready. Lots of cosplayers wander around and provide great photo ops.
Bring your own food. The lines at the con are long and the food there is overpriced and crappy anyway. The bathroom lines are even worse, so don't eat or drink too much if you haven't finished making the rounds.
Once you get the guidebook, plan your route accordingly and mark it on the map. Even though you're going on a Sunday, there's still a TON of human traffic to wade through so aisles get crowded easily. I went on a Sunday two years ago and it was nuts. Most of the booths are usually grouped by types, so all the game companies are in one section, comic/film companies in another, etc.
Hunt for free swag wherever you can find it. Lots of booths offer some pretty cool stuff, so always keep an eye out.
Lastly, have fun and don't spend too much. And if you plan on getting a four-day pass for next year (or even a Fri/Sat ticket now), do it immediately after getting home. I got my ticket near the end of December and Saturday was already sold out by then, and I suspect it'll sell out even earlier this year.
Platinum Carpet V.I.P- Board Master
| "back attack" , posted Mon 26 Jul 04:11|
Just returned from the con, so exhausting. I was only planning on attending Friday but was able to score a comp pass from a relative and went on Saturday also.
Scoped out the Capcom booth, they had playable demos of Monster Hunter 3, Dead Rising 2, Ghost Trick, Okamiden, and of course MvC3. They also ran the Megaman Universe trailer in one of the kiosks. Tried out the Ghost Trick demo, definitely picking it up when it hits.
Dead Rising 2 display, complete with moose head
Ghost Trick stuff on display: banner game and soundtrack wall TV with trailer T-shirt
Okamiden: wall display fan
Stopped by Udon's booth and saw a few sketches by Omar Dogan: Juri Lolibuki Discobuki
Also scored a special cover of SF Legends Ibuki #1 autographed by Dogan himself for just $10, shown here, along with the special comic cover of MvC3 handed out at that panel.
Namco's Splatterhouse booth, complete with angry 'roided Rick
Rockband 3 stage
Pic of playable LittleBigPlanet 2 at the Sony booth. They also had the PS Move demos set up. Tried out the 'Fight' game, not quite as responsive as I'd hoped.
Bonk making a comeback
LittleBigPlanet Marvel avatars from the Marvel Games panel: 1 2 3 4
The MvC3 panel was terrible. Not only was there no new info, but the actual gameplay segment went horribly wrong. The game ran in grayscale the entire time, the audio was distorted at the beginning, and the display even cut out at one point. Didn't help that one side was completely obliterating the other, making for a boring match. The last part of the panel was just them playing the 'remixed' BG music for Cap, Chun, Ryu, and Iron Man, which I didn't really care for.
Fortunately the SF4 panel on Saturday made up for that disaster, and the whole room went nuts when SFXT was shown. As for the whole Darkstalkers bit, I think Ono was just toying with the crowd and already got the green light to do it. Here's hoping he can do the exclusive reveal of it at the con next year.
Not much action at Nintendo's tiny booth other than playable Metroid Other M and Dragon Quest IX. What gives, Nintendo? Can't even show off the 3DS? Lame.
Konami didn't really have much other than Yugioh and Karaoke Revolution demos, so I passed on that. There were some nice Snake figures on display at the Square Enix booth though.
Overall, a pretty solid con this year, with only a few disappointments. Dan approves.
| "MVC3@SDCC" , posted Thu 29 Jul 05:44|
I played Marvel vs Capcom 3 amongst several other games at comic-con, thing is I saw this page and supposedly has the complete roster for the game, thought I'd share it with you guys and see what you think
Spider-Man, Hulk, Wolverine, Mr Fantastic, Captain America, Iron Man, War Machine, Elektra, Thor, X-23, Magneto, Dr Doom, Shuma-Gorath, Emma Frost, Deadpool, Super Skrull, Taskmaster, Juggernaut, She Hulk
Ryu, Mike Haggar, Frank West, Chuck, Spencer (Bionic Commando), Dante, Chris, Morrigan, Arthur, Amaterasu, Albert Wesker, Zero, Chun-li, Viewtiful Joe, Trish, Tron Bonne, Hsien-Ko, Akuma, Felicia.
Personally I don't think it's the real deal, cause why have Mr Fantastic when you already have super skrull? Although I do like the idea of taskmaster I feel tremendous sadness for Capcom including clover characters and leaving Gene from Godhand out.