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1:00 PM on 05.19.2011

Join us at Blipfest 2011 this weekend!

The fifth Blip Festival is finally upon us: the annual-except-for-2010 chiptune music extravaganza begins tonight, May 19, and runs through Saturday, May 21. The festival is a collaboration between 8bitpeoples and The Tank, a...

Samit Sarkar

1:00 PM on 05.13.2011

Recap: Valve's Erik Wolpaw speaks at NYU Game Center

“I love these things, but I also know that there’s something weird, and kind of bizarre, and strange about them -- like, there’s something really dumb about them. [...] We love them, and, kind of, hate them ...

Samit Sarkar

2:20 PM on 03.28.2011

Anamanaguchi, Zen Albatross & more playing at Blipfest 11

Blip Festival 2011 is happening this May 19-21 at the Eyebeam in Manhattan, New York. Three-day passes are now on sale and we have a small idea at who will be preforming at the chiptune celebration. Anamanaguchi, Bit Shifter,...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

10:00 AM on 03.22.2011

Nintendo celebrating 3DS launch in Big Apple on Saturday

The biggest (confirmed) hardware launch of the year is right around the corner as Nintendo gears up to release glasses-free 3D gaming on an unwitting world. Since this is kind of a big deal, the Big N will be playing host to ...

Conrad Zimmerman

2:20 PM on 02.02.2011

Nintendo's Wii inspires series of off-Broadway plays

Wii Tennis. Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games. Alien Monster Bowling League. Let’s Tap. You know them as games for Nintendo’s Wii console, but they’re also the inspiration for some of New York City&rsqu...

Nick Chester

5:20 PM on 01.28.2011

Guinness World Records and the LittleBigPlanet 2 launch

To celebrate the release of Media Molecule's LittleBigPlanet 2, Sony held a three-day launch event at the Sony Style Store in New York City last week. The main goal of the LBP extravaganza was to set Guinness World Records fo...

Samit Sarkar





5:00 PM on 12.27.2010

Is that Ground Zero in my Pokemon?

I've already played through the Japanese version of Pokemon White (P.S. - it's my favorite Pokemon game yet), but due to my limited Japanese, I only sort-of understood what was going on in the game's story. That's partially w...

Jonathan Holmes

3:00 PM on 11.13.2010

The president of Nintendo of America says weird things

I'm reaching out to you guys here. Does any of this stuff make any sense? Help me work this out. First, we have Reggie's comments on Metroid: Other M. He "... believe(s) that it (Metroid: Other M) could be, should be a milli...

Jonathan Holmes

1:00 AM on 10.10.2010

NYCC: Archie Comics to publish a Mega Man comic

Mega Man is so hot right now. Tons of new games are coming and to compliment all of them Archie Comics announced at NYCC that they will be publishing a brand new Mega Man comic. Now don't instantly slap our forehead here, as ...

Matthew Razak

11:59 PM on 10.09.2010

NYCC: Chibiterasu found!

Remember how the little Okamiden pup was lost here at New York Comic-Con? I found it!

Dale North



NYCC: SonSon is hard, son! photo
NYCC: SonSon is hard, son!
by Dale North

Excited about the upcoming Capcom Arcade Classics releases for Wii in 2011, I revisited the Capcom booth at Comic-Con today to give the only classic they had available a spin. This was SonSon, a very old arcade game. It turns out that this was only the second game the company ever made, originally released in 1984 in arcades. Despite its age, it was still fun. Fun and hard.

You play as little monkey-ish guy who is out to make his way to a place called Tenjiku. There really is no other story for the game other than it opens to say "Let's go Tenjiku!" Someone from Capcom told me that what they meant to say is "Let's go to Tenjiku!" or something like that. If you squint you'll notice that you're playing as Monkey, and if you use your imagination you'll realize that this game has very loose ties to the classic Chinese story Journey to the West. 'Just like Enslaved?' you ask? Not quite. It's not near that complex a game.

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7:00 PM on 10.09.2010

NYCC: Renegade Accordion is amazing

Sitting a stone's throw away [who says that anymore?] from New York Comic-Con entrance is a guy that I'd definitely hire for any party or event in New York. Meet Renegade Accordion, a fantastic accordion player that has a se...

Dale North

4:00 PM on 10.09.2010

NYCC: Chewbacca and his clone get down to some Jackson

Sometimes things happen at cons. This is one of those things. For various reasons I couldn't attend NYCC this year and it makes me very sad, especially since the gaming section has been growing every year previous that I have...

Matthew Razak

12:30 PM on 10.09.2010

NYCC: Magneto and M.O.D.O.K. in Marvel vs. Capcom 3

Sure we learned about them yesterday, but Capcom has officially revealed that Magneto and M.O.D.O.K. are the next confirmed characters coming to Marvel vs. Capcom 3. Thanks to things being all official we can now also show o...

Matthew Razak

10:00 AM on 10.09.2010

NYCC: Backstreet's back...alright!

Wanna see something slightly embarrassing? Check out our own Nick Chester (along with former Dtoider and now Sony boy Rey Gutierrez and some attractive dancers) playing upcoming PS3 game Singstar Dance. This game work...

Dale North

9:20 AM on 10.09.2010

NYCC: Inafune, Niitsuma and other badasses in attendance

If you walk around the show floor here at New York Comic-Con you'll see a massive cluster in the gaming section. That's all Capcom. I congratulated them on pulling such a crowd yesterday. Today is going to be madness. What's ...

Dale North