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12:00 PM on 07.20.2013

Dave Cox: Lords of Shadow 2 is 'the last one for us'

Speaking with producer Dave Cox at San Diego Comic Con about Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2, we found ourselves surprised by the candid response we received when we asked about the future of the franchise: "I’ve always ...

Jayson Napolitano



Belch out eyeballs of your foes in latest Pac-Man game photo
Belch out eyeballs of your foes in latest Pac-Man game
by Jayson Napolitano

We covered the newly-announced Pac-Man game at E3, and while Brett's assessment wasn't positive, I was shocked most by the belch that Pac-Man lets loose at the end of each stage, from which the eyeballs of his consumed ghostly foes spew forth.

Now, Pac-Man and the Ghost Adventures is tailored after the cartoon series, which is actually the most popular show on Disney Kids, so that should be an indication of who this game's target audience is. Still, we have some new details about the game, including its roots in the classic Pac-Man arcade titles.

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9:00 AM on 07.20.2013

Dazzled by virtual pinball: VP Cabs' brilliant table

Imagine a pinball machine with no moving parts other than buttons for flippers. Imagine being able to load up any of your favorite tables from memory to play instantly. VP Cabs custom pinball machine lets you do exactly that...

Dale North



Powerstar Golf is in the rough photo
Powerstar Golf is in the rough
by Dale North

Powerstar Golf is a launch title for Xbox One. It's an arcade golf title, but it's no Hot Shots Golf. On the surface it seems like it's par for the arcade-y golf course, but a few issues have it stuck in the sand traps.

If you were to pull out the big-headed/small-bodied Japanese characters of Hot Shots Golf and replace them with taller, comic book-ish characters, you'd have something that looks a lot like Powerstar. The courses are sharp and clean, and the HUD is exactly as you'd expect. Its environments look nice, though there's nothing about it that screams next gen.

The control scheme and shot mechanic are also pretty similar to Hot Shots. It uses the three button press swing -- once to start the swing, again to set the power, and one more time to set accuracy. Even course navigation and the putting grid are right in line with what you'd see from Clap Hanz's work. 

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10:00 PM on 07.19.2013

New Assassin's Creed comic focuses on an Indian Assassin

Assassin's Creed: Brahman is the next graphic novel based on the popular series by Ubisoft. This entry to the Assassin's story takes place in 19th century India and follows Assassin Arbaaz Mir as he fights against British col...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

9:00 PM on 07.19.2013

EA pushing forward with Dead Space movie

The idea of a Dead Space film has been thrown around for several years now, but news out of Comic-Con suggests EA could be more seriously pushing the property towards becoming a film franchise. Maybe Dead Space 3's "disappoin...

Steven Hansen

5:45 PM on 07.19.2013

Soulcalibur 2 HD Online coming to the Xbox 360 and PS3

[Update: Online multiplayer has been confirmed, and the online infrastructure will feature brand new netcode overseen by the Project Soul development team.] Namco Bandai revealed Soulcalibur 2 HD Online at their San Diego Co...

Hamza CTZ Aziz





2:30 PM on 07.19.2013

Microsoft is giving away Xbox Ones at Comic-Con

This weekend, San Diego Comic-Con attendees have the opportunity to win an Xbox One. As down as some of us are on the system right now -- it's not exactly inexpensive, you know? -- there's no topping free. If you're in town, ...

Jordan Devore



Sonic Lost World has a casino world called Frozen Factory photo
Sonic Lost World has a casino world called Frozen Factory
by Dale North

Sonic games have to have a casino world, right? We got an early look at a newly revealed world in Sonic Lost World on the Wii U called Frozen Factory here at San Diego Comic-Con. Despite the name, it's a full-blown casino zone.

Remember Casino Night from Sonic 2? What a great stage (with great music), right? This one looks to be just as fun.

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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