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There is no more festival that’s more pop-tastic or nerd-gasmic than the San Diego #ComicCon2014. All things that are supposed to be geeky, from video games to movies and TV shows, were in blatant display there. The 4-day event attracts more than 150,000 guests and tourists each year. Here are some take-aways from the #ComicCon2014.

The Wednesday before #ComicCon, guests and frequent visitors alike are treated to what is known as “Preview Day” and it is a virtual kick-off for the festivities. The Preview Day of 2014 also happened to be Batman Day, or the celebration of Bruce Wayne’s 75 years of existence as the Dark Knight of Gotham.

Zack Snyder, director of the “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” movie, tweeted earlier an image of Affleck in the Batman cape and cowl. This would eventually be used in the movie, many thought, and even Bill Finger’s(Batman’s uncredited co-creator) family was in attendance for his very first Comic Con. Gal Gadot’s Wonderwoman poster was also in clear view, as they showed a teaser clip of the film.

TV seemed to take center stage this year. Game of Thrones and The Walking Dead held their ground in separate halls with their cast members and creators. Joel McHale discussed Community’s future, after news that it had moved to Yahoo. Guillermo Del Toro revealed news about his upcoming new vampire series The Strain. Sharknado, meanwhile, dropped in with stars Ian Ziering and Tara Reid. And of course, Orphan Black was on hand during the Comic-Con with star Tatiana Maslany.

Regular TV series lovers were able to catch panels for American Horror Story, The Big Bang Theory, Arrow, and Sons of Anarchy, among others. There were sneak peeks for the upcoming DC Comics TV series The Flash, Constantine, and Teen Titans Go!

Marvel Studios’ “Avengers: Age of Ultron” and “Ant-Man”, both of which are set to come out in 2015 were also featured. Paramount showed further footage of their “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” movie while Warner Brothers brought out “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” and “Mad Max: Fury Road”.

Aside from many others that were either too much to fit in this one article, the Comic-Con was one massive event.

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Fans are expecting a lot from Bioware’s upcoming AAA sci-fi RPG, Mass Effect 4. And it appears that the development team has revealed some hints during the San Diego Comic Con on what we can expect from the game.

According to a source who attended Comic Con last weekend, the Bioware team at SDCC has “strongly implied” that the game will be set in a different galaxy. Thus, the plot of a new installment may stay away from the story of the previous trilogy’s main character, Commander Shephard. This also suggests that players will be playing a new character in the game.

The game will also feature familiar elements from the previous titles, but the game will be more focused on exploration of planets with the Mako vehicle, according to the source.

Nothing has been confirmed by Bioware though as these are just speculations at the moment. Regardless, we could only expect Bioware not to disappoint us in the upcoming sequel. Hopefully this new game will turn out as awesome, if not better, than the first three. They also recently asked their fans to answer a survey to help them improve the game.

Mass Effect 4 is Bioware’s latest installment of the highly acclaimed series. The developers have only showed us a glimpse of the game during E3 2014. However, they did not provide any gameplay footage. Bioware has not officially announced the release date of the latest installment though this suggests that the game may still have a long way to go before it gets a release date. Several reports say the game will be released sometime in 2015 but there have been other speculations that it will be ready to be shipped come December this year.

Source: Console Ctrl

Great news Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris fans! You can get your hands on this game later this year!

Yes! This is what its developer had announced at the San Diego Comic-Con 2014.

Developed by Crystal Dynamics, Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris is the sequel to Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light. With this new journey, Lara Croft will travel to Egypt and will join forces with rival archaeologist Carter Bell and imprisoned gods Horus and Isis, to defeat the evil god Set.

In the text accompanying the video released for the game, it says there that since the game features a four-player co-op story, players must work together to explore the temple, defeat hordes of enemies from the Egyptian underworld, solve devious puzzles, and avoid deadly traps. All the while, players will compete for treasure, powerful artifacts, and ultimate bragging rights.

“This all-new adventure takes place in the Temple of Osiris, hidden deep in the deserts of Egypt. Lara Croft arrives at the temple, hoping to be the first inside, but rival treasure hunter Carter Bell has beaten her to the entrance. They each seek the Staff of Osiris, but they discover more than they bargained for,” Crystal Dynamics said.

KEY FEATURES OF LARA CROFT AND THE TEMPLE OF THE OSIRIS

Critically Acclaimed Franchise
Sequel to the award winning Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light, one of the best-selling digital titles of all time.

LARA

All-New Adventure
Lara must overcome deadly traps and forsaken gods to uncover the missing pieces of Osiris and change her fate.

Classic Arcade Action
First ever 4 player co-op multiplayer experience featuring Lara Croft. Have your friends play as Carter, Isis, and Horus while you play as Lara in the fully cooperative story mode – both offline and online supported.

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Competitive Co-op
Compete against your friends with seamless drop-in/drop-out co-op to earn bigger rewards, treasures, and powerful artifacts to boost your character. Will you work together or will you sacrifice your friends for a higher score?

Explore The Temple of Osiris
Lara’s return to a fan-favorite location featuring stunning visuals with dynamic weather and world state changes.

For more information about the Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris, stay tuned with us!

(Photo courtesy of http://www.laracroft.com/)

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You will be able to play as the hero of time in Nintendo’s Legend of Zelda series, “Link,” in Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate via the Nintendo 3DS. Capcom announced this past weekend at the San Diego Comic-Con 2014 about the involvement of Legend of Zelda in the upcoming Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate game. You won’t exactly be Link, but with the signature clothing and weapons, you can and will be. The clothing is extremely similar to what Link sported in the Wii game Skyward Sword.

Players will be able to wield Link’s signature Master Sword along with the traditional Hyrule Shield. Both can be crafted in the game later (or earlier?) part of the game. Same goes for his usual green tunic. Players can still use normal weapons and equipment in the game.

In the short trailer above, the game theme started off with a memorable sound effect from a classic Legend of Zelda game, and even the start of the music was an excerpt from the beginning of the game’s main theme, which transitioned to that of Monster Hunter’s.

The cross-over was actually announced earlier for the Japanese version of the game, and it’s a good thing that gamers from outside Japan’s coast will be able to experience being the hero of light in a world full of monsters to hunt.

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate is the direct port of the Japanese title Monster Hunter 4G. The game will be featuring online capabilities, as well as local multiplayer through wireless. The game is scheduled for an early 2015 release in the U.S.

Nintendo did say that they intend to bring the characters of their brand for more video games, which explains this cross-over. (The same happened with Scribblenauts Unlimited, Tekken Tag 2 Wii U, etc) Another “Zelda” game is also coming out soon. It is called “Hyrule Warriors”, which stars Legend of Zelda characters, including Link, Zelda, and a wide array of characters from the series. The game will, however, not follow the traditional Zelda gameplay, but rather, it will use the Dynasty Warriors gameplay mechanics.

Image Credit: Nintendo  (YouTube)

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There is one rule and one rule only to this game, do whatever it takes to survive

Ever wonder what it feels like to play Minecraft with a more realistic twist to it, zombies are more detailed, you think of ways to quench your thirst and at the same time you worry about your hunger? 7 Days to Die is the right game for that. Unlike DayZ where they only need to add are cars and improve few minor things, 7 Days to Die has a lot of room for improvement.

Here are a few details of the game that you might want to check before playing it.

  • The game can be quite scary at first
  • There are different types of zombies to kill in game. Here are a few of them and their screenshots.
Say Cheese

Just your average “walker”

Monster under your bed

Might want to check the floor first. These guys really know how to blend in specially when there’s tall grasses around.

Sexy Zombie

Of course there is a woman zombie but don’t let the sexy dress fool you and please don’t stare too much or you’ll end up being a zombie chow

Boomer

Okay I just found this one out recently and I must say, when you encounter this guy you better have a great distance or else you will definitely regret it if you didn’t.

  • Search for crafting essentials in piles of garbage, backpacks, cars and many more

Car search

 

  • Do full sweep of buildings, houses and towns.

Gravetown after the attack

 

  • There are hordes of zombies in game either hide and let them pass or wipe all of them with your weapons.
  • Just like in real life cactuses here can also damage you, the damage though are reasonable but still the sound that your character makes can be quite unpleasant.
  • Zombies can and will destroy your base when they sense that you and your party are inside of it.

Just like in Minecraft, you can also craft a lot of things here in 7 Days to Die like tools for farming supplies, building supplies, tools for defending yourself and your party and especially food and drinks. The map on the other hand is not that big yet but I bet the developers of the game are doing the best they can about it. Here is the screenshot of the map that is being used in the game.

Map

The game was inspired by Minecraft and you can actually see it from the previous versions, but the only difference is that it is hard to survive on 7 Days to Die if you are playing alone, so it is best to gather your friends and enjoy the game together.

If you want new gaming experience then I suggest you go try and play 7 Days to Die and I’m sure a lot of you will really like it or love it just like I do!

 

Photos taken by me

Credit goes to the Creators of the game.

For those who are longing for the release of Bandai Namco’s title Tekken X Street Fighter, here’s what we’ve got for you – the game is still undergoing its development stage.

At the recently concluded Comic-Con held at San Diego, Tekken X Street Fighter producer Katsuhiro Harada confirmed that the game is still under development.

When asked by a fan about some updates on the game, producer Harada said through his translator and Tekken designer, Michael Murphy, “It’s still in development, and it is moving forward, but that’s on the development side. So obviously, with all of the products, there’s that special timing that we need for that to have its own spotlight. So on the marketing side, it’s a special situation, but we can say that it hasn’t been cancelled, so please relax.”

Tekken X Street Fighter is Bandai Namco Games upcoming crossover fighting game. Its premise is to cross the universes of Namco’s Tekken and Capcom’s Street Fighter into one game so as to create a roster from both franchises.

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It could be remembered that the game was actually announced by Namco producer Katsuhiro Harada at the 2010 San Diego Comic-Con International. The game is expected to feature the same 3D fighting game engine of the Tekken franchise.

During the announcement made at the 2010 Comic-Con, it was in its very early stage of development which is why neither images nor videos were presented. Aside from this, Harada revealed some concepts of the game like having a prototype model of Ryu, with the gi of Tekken’s Paul Phoenix.

If you’d remember, it was 2012 when Namco released a poll about Tekken asking its fans to vote for who they would like to see on Tekken X Street Fighter’s roster. Though fans did participate and made their choice, Harada clarified that the poll will not decide the final roster, instead it will be used in conjunction with a number of research methods to determine the character line-up.

Harada also revealed with his recent update the reason why they have not officially released the game.

“With all of the products that we have, there’s that special timing that we need for it to have its own spotlight. So from the marketing side it’s kind of a difficult situation. But it is proceeding, it hasn’t been cancelled,” Harada said.

Tekken X Street Fighter is set to be released for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 consoles.

(Photos courtesy of Jin Kazama/Gallery; Tekken X Street Fighter;
User:Hamachi/RUTP/Tekken X Street Fighter and YouTube)

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