So Long, San Diego | A mini-bust of Shae Vizla, of Star Wars: The Old Republic bids us farewell as Comic-Con 2011 comes to an end. (Photo: Michael McWhertor)

Oslo Terrorist Used Modern Warfare 2 as "Training-Simulation", World of Warcraft as Cover

The accused shooter in yesterday's massacre in Norway has been linked to 1,500 page manifesto that recommends using Call of Duty to train combat skills for an upcoming war with Islam. Anders Behring Breivik also suggests that an obsession with massively-multiplayer role playing game World of Warcraft, which he was known to play, is a useful cover story to explain the time one is actually spending plotting attacks. More »


The Cosplay of Comic-Con—Day 3: Venti Snake

Saturday at Comic-Con 2011 saw appearances by Solid Snake, Obi-Wan, Han Solo, the Assassin's Creed apothecary, D.C. Universe Online-authentic Harley Quinn and Joker; an utterly ripped Hawkman, and Captain America exercising his First Amendment rights in the Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 panel. More »


What Does Mass Effect 3's Official 'Fem Shep' Look Like? You Make the Call!

BioWare is giving the more feminine side of Mass Effect's Commander Shepard some love in Mass Effect 3. Fem Shep, for short, will get some shred of box art glory in the game's collectors edition, but what will she look like? More »


Sneak Peek at Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Comes To PS3 Early With Tekken Hybrid

PlayStation 3 owners will get a taste of fighting game Tekken Tag Tournament 2 this fall. A "Prologue" version of the arcade game will be included in the upcoming Tekken Hybrid Blu-ray, Tekken producer Katsuhiro Harada revealed at Comic-Con today. More »


Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 Features More Alternate Costumes, Midair X-Factor and, Yes, Some New Characters You May Have Heard About

Leaning into the microphone, Ryota Niitsuma led his remarks on Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 with not so much a piece of news as it was a reminder. "There will be 12 new characters in the game," the game's producer said (through an interpreter) "though I'm sure you already know all the information about that." More »


Well, That's One Way to Combat Misogyny in Gaming

Enthusiasts of military-style first-person shooters are not well known for their progressive thoughts on the matter of gender. The organizers of a large LAN party in Texas, scheduled to celebrate the launch of Battlefield 3, have decided the best way to deal with any slurs hurled at female gamers is to simply forbid them from attending. More »

Comic-Con's breakneck pace and overwhelming crowds make pacing yourself through the four days difficult. As with most events I cover, once I feel that I have the hang of it, it's all over. So long from San Diego, I'll see everyone again on Wednesday. -Owen Good


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