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At the Capcom roundtable at Comic-Con this afternoon, it was confirmed that a Street Fighter favorite was making a comeback in the new game: Cammy, that woman of the amazing camouflage wedgie, will be back in the next go-round of the venerable fighting series. Although it wasn't officially announced by Capcom, Cammy showed up in the newest promo video for the game.

Street Fighter IV is scheduled to come out on PC, 360 and PS3 sometime in 2009.

At Comic-Con today, Electronic Arts announced, what else, a comic book! Specifically, a comic book based on upcoming action game Mirror's Edge. WildStorm, an imprint of DC Comics, created the limited-edition book, and EA and DC will distribute the first issue of the Mirror’s Edge to lucky conventioneers at Comic-Con.

Mirror's Edge the comic combines the talents of writer and story designer Rhianna Pratchett with artist Matthew Dow Smith. Pratchett is also wrote the script for the game, so everything is canon. The six-part comic series will introduce readers to Faith and her fellow ‘Runners’ – a "network of couriers who use acrobatic moves to avoid being detected as they traffic packages across a network of rooftops and aerial skyways."

Get yours today at the Con, or pick it up in your local comic shop in the very near future.

Sony's Comic-Con Agenda

Posted July 23, 2008 - By jmanalang

Sony is kicking off their Comic-Con plans for the fans tomorrow with some playable demos featured in last week's E3 and other titles. If you're attending, check out all these features you can experience:

  • SingStar talent showcase
  • BUZZ! Quiz TV competitions
  • SOCOM: US Navy SEALs Confrontation demo (check out our hands on demo here)
  • Motorstorm: Pacific Rift demo and competition
  • LittleBigPlanet demo and level creation walkthrough!

Also, apart from Sony's plans, Konami announced last week that they will be holding a Metal Gear Online tournament during the convention in San Diego. And of course, swag bags will be handed out. Make sure to tune-in to G4 starting tomorrow for our Comic-Con coverage!

Playstation.blog: PlayStation @ Comic-Con – Starting Tomorrow!

The hot rumor-of-the-minute on the internet:  Sony, Samsung, Hitachi, Motorola and others have teamed up to bring out a Wireless Home Digital Interface that will allow HD video delivery through multiple rooms in your house. So your TV in the Kitchen can catch a Blu Ray movie playing on the living room PlayStation 3.

As far as the likelihood of this rumor being true, we'd be surprised, honestly, if it wasn't happening. What a missed opportunity that would be, eh? More on this as it develops.

MaxConsole: Wireless HDTV for PS3, an increasingly likely reality

Project Lead Haden Blackman shows the full scope of the types of battles we're in for in Star Wars: The Force Unleashed for a PS2, PS3, PSP, Wii, DS, and a Xbox 360 release.


Star Wars: The Force Unleashed - Interview - Epic Battles »


Project Lead Haden Blackman takes us into how force powers are utilized in Star Wars: The Force Unleashed for a PS2, PS3, PSP, Wii, DS, and a Xbox 360 release.


Star Wars: The Force Unleashed - Interview - Force Powers »


Project Lead Haden Blackman takes us into the origins of creating a brand new storyline within the Star Wars Universe for Star Wars: The Force Unleashed for a PS2, PS3, PSP, Wii, DS, and Xbox 360 release in September.

Star Wars: The Force Unleashed - Interview - Story »

Next week's Rock Band downloadable content features three tracks from alternative-music legends Nine Inch Nails as well as a couple tracks from Florida-based hard-rockers Shinedown. Here's what's on tap:

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Hands-On: 'Rock Revolution'

Posted July 18, 2008 - By Stephen Johnson

If Rock Revolution had come out before Rock Band, we would have been very impressed… but it didn’t, and it’s impossible to talk about this title without comparing it to bigger music games. In short, I don’t think Rock Band or Guitar Hero World Tour will be crushed by Konami’s entry into the music-game field, but it may prove a nice alternative to the Guitar Hero and Rock Band juggernauts.

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Videogame Sales Soar in June

Posted July 18, 2008 - By Stephen Johnson

The macro-economy might be heading down the crapper, but the micro-economy of the videogame industry is doing just fine, thank you. According to industry analysts the NPD Group, videogame sales were 53 percent in June, mainly on the hardware strength of Nintendo's console and handheld and massive sales of PS3 exclusive action game Metal Gear Solid 4.

"The video games industry continues to perform in the face of an ever-increasingly difficult economic environment as many turn to more in-home entertainment," said NPD analyst Anita Frazier to Business Week.

Hardware sales grew 54 percent to $615.1 million from $399.2 million a year ago. Software sales jumped 61 percent to $872.6 million from $542.2 million.

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