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New York Comic Con -I took Tristan to his first comic book convention Sunday. He didn't seem too excited, but about half way through the day he turned to me and said: "Dad, can you make sure to bring me to every one of these from now on?"

Comic-Con For Newbs

The Wonderful Distractions, Sentient Glitches of Skyrim's Massive World

The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim is such an expansive game that even after spending three hours playing in its fantasy world last week I hadn't learned enough to even worry over the laundry list of items Bethesda warned me not to tell gamers about.
The fact that my play session in a New York hotel room... More »


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Lets Watch Classic Halo Map Hang 'Em High in Action Using Halo Reach Graphics and Gameplay

The classic Halo: Combat Evolved multiplayer map Hang Em' High is getting a stunning remake when it returns to players in Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary.
Renamed High Noon, this map and five other remakes will all also be available for Halo Reach players as a download pack, Microsoft told me... More »


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Turn-Based RPG Alphadia is So Old School They Tore the School Down

Teaching children that battles were fought by standing on opposite sides of the screen, taking turns, and that any obstacle could be overcome by spending hours baiting random encounters; More »


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Hey, Game Companies! One of Comics' Best Writers Wants You to Turn His Newest Work into a Game

When I saw Greg Rucka at the Oni Press booth during New York Comic-Con, I was just going to say how much I'm enjoying his run on the re-launch of The Punisher. More »


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Who's Ready for Some Game Cube and Wii HD Remakes?

Commenter Brixish points out that with the enhanced graphical power of the Wii U console, we could very well be in for a flood of HD remakes of classic Game Cube and Wii titles. More »


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Quick Impressions of Kirby Wii, the New Layton and the Latest Game I Suck At

I used to write a thing called the Game Diary each weekday. I did it for a previous employer. I did it for my own now-dormant blog. I briefly did it for my Facebook Fan Page (hmmm... More »


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Hold Onto Your Childhood, Masters of the Universe Are Getting A New Run of "Classic" Toys

Revealed during Mattel's weekend panel at New York Comic-Con, here's our first look at the upcoming Masters of the Universe 30th Anniversary Classics collection.
Among the batch figures are some interesting variants and one show exclusive. More »


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Activision Promises Amazing Spider-Man Will Have More Web-Slinging than Its Predecessors

When Beenox and Activision revealed the impressive, all-gameplay trailer for the Amazing Spider-Man game, the New York Comic-Con attendees at the Marvel Video Games all reacted enthusiastically. More »


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In Infamous' Festival of Blood, You'll Never Be Nice, But Might Be a Swarm of Bats

Once a game comes out, some game developers may go to tropical locations or re-acquaint themselves with families who they barely get to see during crunch time. More »


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There is a Devil May Cry HD Collection in the Works, and This is What It Looks Like

Having long been the subject of rumors, speculation, and ESRB ratings, the Devil May Cry HD Collection is now a real snow-haired, demon-slaying boy, and we've got the comparison shots to prove it. More »


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A Man Named Knucklez Doubles the Space Invaders World Record

On October 7, 2011, Flemington, NJ's Richie Knucklez catapulted himself into the video game record books by racking up 110,510 points in the original 1978 arcade hit Space Invaders, more than doubling the previously held record. More »


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Here's What You Need to Know About Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3's Heroes and Heralds Mode

This past New York Comic-Con weekend apparently got picked as Mode Reveal Weekend in the Capcom corporate offices. We saw Gem Mode revealed in Street Fighter x Tekken on Friday and then got word of the Heroes and Heralds Mode in Ultimate Marvel vs. More »


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I'm Flip-Flopping on Star Wars: The Old Republic

My biggest problem now with Star Wars: The Old Republic is that I recently switched my home computer to a Mac. This is a problem, because, several months after I first played it... More »


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So, What Makes Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 So Ultimate?

One might ask, does Capcom really need to revisit the work of Marvel vs. Capcom 3, which came out in February, in the form of Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, due out next month? More »


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Here's a Look at the Need For Speed the Run's New Challenge Series in Action

Over the course of EA's upcoming racing game, you'll be tearing across the country in an underground competition for big ol' gobs of money. But, there's going be another single-player mode for Need for Speed The Run that parcels out the game's environments into bite-size chunks.
The Challenge... More »


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How to Play With Your Skylanders Toys on Console, 3DS, and the Web

Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure hit game and toy store shelves, resulting in thousands of children and adults learning a new way to play together. There are many different ways to squeeze fun out of these shiny lumps of plastic; More »


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New York Comic-Con's Many, Colorful Voltron Toys

I'm not really sure if the Voltron figures I spotted while browsing the floor of New York Comic-Con this weekend are new, but I'm positive I'm going to need to buy at least one of them.
I wonder if they're made of metal, like those old Shogun Warriors? More »


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Should You Buy Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure? Yes.

MIxing together video games and collectible toys, Activision? How very Captain Power of you. As many will no doubt remember, the good captain and his soldiers of the future wound up defending clearance aisles from evil until fading into obscurity. More »


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