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9:30 AM on 07.19.2013

We played Lords of Shadow 2 on PC, plus new screens

Have I ever mentioned that I'm really looking forward to Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2? It was my personal favorite game at E3 last month, but Konami gave us some hands-on time with the PC version here at San Diego Comi...

Jayson Napolitano







Preview: The Wonderful 101 from the beginning photo
Preview: The Wonderful 101 from the beginning
by Dale North

Nintendo has a Gaming Lounge here at San Diego where you can play all of their upcoming games, including upcoming Wii U game The Wonderful 101, but we had the chance to go behind closed doors to see something new. We were able to play The Wonderful 101 from the very beginning, giving us a good luck at the game's opening and first few missions.

It's bus-punchingly good.

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8:30 AM on 07.19.2013

Distant Worlds: Final Fantasy is a whole new concert

We've covered the Distant Worlds concert series extensively over the years, but after seeing last night's stop in San Diego for Comic Con, I think it's fair to say that this is an entirely new show with tons of new arrangemen...

Jayson Napolitano

4:54 AM on 07.19.2013

San Diego Comic-Con 2013: Day 1 in photos

I've been covering San Diego Comic-Con for years but I'm still not over how strange a place this is. As you look through our gallery remember that this is technically a slower day. Tomorrow and through the weekend will be muc...

Dale North



You asked for it: Capcom announces new Strider photo
You asked for it: Capcom announces new Strider
by Jordan Devore

[Update: Seven-minute gameplay video added below, showing off Strider's new moves and upgrades like exploding cipher, projectile reflection, and a lot more]

Capcom's San Diego Comic-Con announcement turned out to be an honest-to-goodness surprise. An all-new Strider has been announced for PC, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 and it's in development at Killer Instinct studio Double Helix. That's some cause for concern, I agree, but I'm willing to have some faith in this. It's all I've got!

"Part of Strider's enduring appeal has been blazing fast gameplay, married with deep environment traversal options," reads the announcement. "For the new game, Double Helix and our partner team in Osaka, Japan, concentrated on an ultra-responsive control system, with incredibly satisfying combat options in every traversal context -- standing, running, wall climbing, hanging, aerial and more."

Double Helix is said to be working alongside some of the "original Strider creative leaders," for what it's worth. Either way, it's been such a long wait that it'll be hard to meet expectations. Fingers crossed. This game also opts for a "massive interconnected world" over traditional, linear levels and has a "deep" system for ability upgrades. Sounds good to me.

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5:00 PM on 07.18.2013

Copperhead joins the assassins of Batman: Arkham Origins

WB Games Montréal's big San Diego Comic-Con reveal for Batman: Arkham Origins is the inclusion of Copperhead as yet another would-be assassin out to hunt down the Bat. The skilled contortionist is, in this take on the...

Jordan Devore

2:30 PM on 07.18.2013

Aim to misbehave: Firefly Online announced at Comic-Con

At San Diego Comic-Con, Fox Digital Entertainment has announced Firefly Online, coupling it with the teaser video above. It is being described as a "multi-user, social online roleplaying game," and will be available for Andr...

Darren Nakamura

2:01 AM on 07.18.2013

Awesome Plants vs. Zombies 18" Munny auction for charity

PopCap and EA had many of these really funky 18-inch Mega Munny custom pieces on display at their booth here at San Diego Comic-Con today. Many folks from the game development community took one of Kidrobot's big-headed blank...

Dale North

1:41 AM on 07.18.2013

UDON brings a Mega load of new books to SDCC

The blue beauty pictured above? That's the Comic-Con exclusive blue laser foil hardcover edition of MM25: Mega Man & Mega Man X Official Complete Works. This thing is heavy, packed with over 400 pages of content -- everyt...

Dale North

1:20 AM on 07.18.2013

Lots of next-gen games are playable at Comic-Con

We've just finished fighting the crowds of San Diego Comic-Con's preview night to get a lay of the land for this long weekend we have coming up. We noticed that the convention has decided to move the videogame booths to the o...

Dale North

1:00 AM on 07.18.2013

The impressive cosplay of London Comic-Con 2013

San Diego Comic-Con is happening this week! So to celebrate here's a montage of cosplayers and even celebrities rocking it at London Comic-Con. Okay, I would have posted this regardless of SDCC happening right now. Expect way more cosplay goodness as the week goes by. [Via The Awesomer]

Hamza CTZ Aziz

8:32 PM on 07.17.2013

At least Square Enix is honest about Colonial Marines

According to our friends at Tomopop, Square Enix is working on Aliens: Colonial Marines action figures. Now, while it might be surprising that the critically mauled game is getting toys (of the Spitter and Lurker aliens), the...

Jim Sterling





8:30 PM on 07.15.2013

Watch Video Games Live on Twitch this weekend

For all of the positive buzz I've heard surrounding Video Games Live, I have yet to see the concert. About as good of an opportunity as we're going to get has presented itself: the latest show will be streamable for free via ...

Jordan Devore

9:30 AM on 07.15.2013

Nintendo to bring many new games to San Diego Comic-Con

It sounds like Nintendo is ready for this week's San Diego Comic-Con. They've packed up all of their new games to be playable on the show floor. Attendees will be able to get hands on Super Mario 3D World, Pikmin 3 ...

Dale North

5:00 PM on 07.12.2013

Get your hands on PlayStation 4 at San Diego Comic-Con

Attendees of San Diego Comic-Con can be among the first to get hands-on time with PlayStation 4 by playing Octodad, Knack, or DriveClub at the event. Other games on display at Comic-Con include Spelunky and Tearaway for PlayS...

Jordan Devore

5:00 AM on 07.11.2013

Play Sonic Lost World at San Diego Comic-Con

Sega is returning to San Diego Comic-Con once again with their pop-up arcade to be located just across the halls of the giant nerd convention. Fans will be able to roll up to the arcade and get hands-on with Sonic: Lost World...

Hamza CTZ Aziz