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Comic-Con 2012


343 Industries released a Halo 4 wrap-up video that featured all the excitement and Halo 4 news from San Diego Comic-Con 2012 without all the waiting in lines. Check out the epic Halo 4 action in the video below:

Halo 4 Comic-Con 2012 Wrap Up Video »


If you want to relive any aspect of Comic-Con 2012, let me point you to our Comic-Con 2012 page, where you can walk down all of memory lane all day long.


Heroes of Ruin was one of the games we got to check out while at Comic-Con 2012. While visiting their rad booth, we spoke with Luke Icenhower, a marketing coordinator at Square Enix, about what sets this game apart. We also got some insider information on the Heroes of Ruin Nintendo street pass compatibility.

Official Comic-Con 2012 Preview of Heroes of Ruin »


The Nintendo 3DS XL is bigger, but is it better? In the video below, G4 interviews Kit Ellis, PR Manager at Nintendo, who puts the device through its paces, showing off the new form factor, new colors, and, of course, that larger screen.

Official Comic-Con 2012 Preview of Nintendo 3DS XL »


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New Super Mario Bros. 2 has been built from the ground up to offer gamers a new approach to coin collecting. This time around, all of the action will focus around collecting as many coins as possible. Worlds are built around you finding coins and there will even be new power-ups to make collecting coins even more fun. Check out our New Super Mario Bros. 2  interview from Comic-Con 2012 with Nintendo's Kit Ellis below to learn more.

Official Comic-Con 2012 Preview of New Super Mario Bros. 2 »


Doctor Who fans are definitely going to be clamoring for this Sonic Screwdriver Universal Remote Control from The Wand Company later in August. In the video below, Chris Bernardo, the Director at The Wand Company gives us an in-depth look at the Screwdriver, which you can use to control any device in your home, including televisions, DVD/Blu-Ray players, and iPod docks. Check it out below.

Doctor Who Collectibles First Look At Comic-Con 2012 »


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The rumors are true. Feedback, the reason you wake up on Wednesdays, is no more. This is the last episode of Feedback in its current form. The show will be back as something new this fall. If you can, hold back your tears long enough to watch this final episode.

As I'm sure you can hear in our voices, Comic-Con 2012 was a blast. Find out some of the surprises from the con, and learn more about our the games we saw there, like Fortnite and Assassin's Creed 3, in the episode below.

Feedback's Farewell: The Final Episode »


The AUDIO MP3 of this episode of FEEDBACK is available here: Right-click and Save.

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Attack of the Show fans, listen up! If you missed the AOTS Comic-Con 2012 panel with Candace Bailey, Sarah Underwood, and Matt Mira, then you're in luck! We have the video and it's ready for your viewing pleasure!

Attack of the Show Comic-Con 2012 Panel »


 

We got the chance to catch up with Felicia Day, the Queen of Comic-Con, down in San Diego to hear all about her exciting new projects. In the video below, you can check out what she had to say about The Guild Season 6, and her newly launched YouTube channel, Geek & Sundry.

Felicia Day interview On Geek & Sundry Comic-Con 2012 »


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If you like bizarre soap opera storylines and the supernatural, then I dare I say you’re a fan of HBO’s True Blood. The hit show is currently in its fifth season. During Comic-Con 2012 I attended a panel for the show featuring everyone’s favorite Bon Temps residents like, Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin), Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer), Sam Merlotte (Sam Trammell), Jason Stackhouse (Ryan Kwanten),  Tara Thornton (Rutina Wesley), Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgård), Roman  (Christopher Meloni), Pam (Kristin Bauer van Straten), and Alcide Herveaux (Joe Manganiello). Series creator Alan Ball was also on the panel.

Alan Ball noted on more than one occasion that he will not return for season 6, which will air in June 2013. A few fans asked during Q&A if the TV show would begin to dip more into the book series for which the show is loosely based, "The Southern Vampire Mysteries." These plotlines include the Fairy Wars and the introduction of weretigers. While Alan Ball did not confirm the next season would include any of these, he did say it was possible, giving fans in the audience, and everywhere, hope.

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We interviewed the young, attractive cast of The Vampire Diaries at Comic-Con 2012 to understand what's in store for fans in the upcoming fourth season of this popular, supernatural show.

For a recap of everything that went down at Comic-Con (well, almost everything), check out our Comic-Con 2012 site.

The Cast of The Vampire Diaries Comic-Con 2012 Interview »


 

Singer Chris Daughtry was at Comic-Con 2012 teaming up with Jim Lee to promote DC Comics' campaign, We Can Be Heroes. G4 got a chance to interview Daughtry to learn about how he's helping out with this effort to provide relief for the people on the horn of Africa who are suffering the worst famine in 60 years. Comic-Con is about more than comics, everyone.

Click play, check out Daughtry, and see how you can help the We Can Be Heroes campaign:

Chris Daughtry Interview On We Can Be Heroes Comic-Con 2012 »


 

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 Marvel Celebrates 30 Years Of Marvel Games At Comic-Con 2012

It's hard to believe, but we've been enjoying Marvel games for 30 years now. Turning 30 is never easy for anyone, but Marvel's interactive arm seems to be taking it in stride and celebrated heartily at their Comic-Con 2012 panel.

In 1982, Marvel released Spider-Man for the Atari 2600 and they kicked off their panel by showing the seemingly-ancient television commercial for the game. It was the comic book giant's first foray into computerized entertainment, and in 30 years, they've come a long way. To illustrate just how far games have come, the Marvel gang screened the trailer for the recently released The Amazing Spider-Man. The newest Marvel offering was met with critical acclaim from game critics (Read our The Amazing Spider-Man Review.), and the trailer was a big hit with the crowd.

Not ones to dwell in the past, however, the panel soon moved on to upcoming titles set in the Marvel universe.

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If you're a fan of things that are awesome, you've got to click "Play" on the video below. In it, Tom Root and Matt Senreich, the creator of hilarious action-figure spoof show Robot Chicken, discuss the sixth season of the show and give fans an idea of what they can expect. I, for one, expect laffs.... and yeah, I spelled it wrong on purpose. That's how funny Robot Chicken is.

 

Tom Root & Matt Senreich Interview On Robot Chicken Season 6 Comic-Con 2012 »


 

The Hunger Games will be hitting store shelves in the form an action-packed blu-ray and DVD on August 18, so the movie's stars, Amanda Stenberg and Willow Shields, sat down with us at Comic-Con 2012 to talk with us about what it was like to make The Hunger Games.

We also caught up with Dayo Okeniyi, Jack Quaid, and Alexander Ludwig. Find out what they love about Comic-Con in the video below.

The Cast of The Hunger Games Comic-Con 2012 Interview »


 

Assassin's Creed 3 Comic-Con 2012 Panel: Five Things We Learned About Ubisoft's Latest Adventure

At Comic-Con 2012, Alex Hutchinson, Creative Director, lead an equally informative and entertaining panel about Assassin's Creed 3. The panel revealed a lot of interesting facts about the development of the game. Here are the five most intriguing things we learned during the Assassin's Creed 3 Comic-Con 2012 panel!

The Weapons Are Going To Be Totally Bad Ass

Setting the game in American naturally changes some aspects of gameplay, and one of those is the weapons available to Conner, the game's Native American lead character. "A native American lead seemed like the perfect fit," Hutchinson explained. Neither British or American, Connor allowed the team to use a main character who was removed fray, but who also had new arsenal of weapons at his disposal. 

Conner is a dual weapons specialist, who wields a tomahawk along with other close combat weapons, and mid-range options like a bow and arrow. There will also be guns, so don't worry. One of the tools that caught my eye during the demo was the Rope Dart. It's sort of like a grappling hook with noose on the end of it. Shooting the rope dart over, say, a tree limb, allows you to hang targets silently. It looks incredibly wicked.

With a Native American lead character, it seems natural to wonder whether or not players will be able to use scalping as a kill. Hutchinson addressed it head on: "We had it in for a very short while. There are some horrible histories of colonial towns offering bounties. When we dug into it deeper, we found it really terrifying. We didn't want the picture on YouTube of 100 dead soldiers all scalped."

So that looks like a big "no."

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