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Comic-Con 2010



New York Comic Con has now officially come and gone, but G4 was there and on the scene to bring back all the latest news and updates. Sadly, it wasn't exactly a banner  year for games at the show, despite a strong developer presence, but there were a few highlights to lead the way:

"The ComicCon’s videogame highlight was likely Rockstar’s surprise unveiling of Undead Nightmare, the zombie-filled downloadable content for Red Dead Redemption. The Manhattan-based company’s zombie-inspired booth had a dozen game kiosks, a hot DJ and two kinds of t-shirts for giveaways. During play, some of those zombies moved with the uncanny speed of The Flash, making you, as John Marston, rush to burn them with a torch or fire at them with a blunderbuss."

Read on to check out our full New York Comic Con Show Floor Wrap-Up!

I realize that Comic-Con 2010 is but a distant, awesome memory at this point, but it's not too early to start preparing for Comic-Con 2011. I'm not just talking about reserving one of San Diego's fast-disappearing hotel rooms before they jack the price up to $500 a night, either. I'm talking Cosplay.

Comic-Con cosplayers take their "art" seriously, and so should you. Get a jump on the competition by checking out our comical guide to effective cosplay.

G4's Guide To Effective Cosplay »


 

We pulled Sony Online producer Todd Carson into our tractor beam during Comic-Con 2010 to "force" him to tell us more about the upcoming Star Wars: Clone Wars Adventures. Find out more about the fun mini-games set in the Star Wars universe in the following interview:

Star Wars: Clone Wars Adventures Producer Interview »


Nintendo's Wii MotionPlus Does Serious Business Despite Minimal Software Support

Nintendo is very proud of itself. The multinational gaming corporation has sold over 30 million Wii consoles, and that's just in the United States. According to Nintendo, this establishes Wii as the fastest-selling console in the history of video games, as it reached the 30 million-sold milestone 15 months faster than the next best-selling console.

Say what you will about Nintendo's commitment to hardcore gaming, it's pretty much undeniable that Nintendo has expanded the entire market of games to previously un-gamed segments of the population.

“More than any other video game system in history, Wii has expanded the world of video games to new audiences,” said Cammie Dunaway, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing in a statement. “This milestone is another reminder that people want fun games they can play with others – all at a value-minded price.”

Can we call Wii the winner of the "console wars" now?

While we were at Comic-Con 2010, we ran across the entire cast of horror-centric reality show Scream Queens, and we've got an interview for you, because, let's face it: The only thing better than a bunch of hot chicks is a bunch of hot chicks being menaced by a psychotic killer!

Scream Queens 2 Cast Interview »


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Weren’t about to attend this year’s Comic-Con? Do you love you some Scott Pilgrim vs. the World? What a bizarre series of coincidences. We just so happen to have a video tour of the Universal Pictures event from Comic-Con 2010, hosted by Universal’s Chris Johnson. Unlike us, you won’t have to defeat any evil ex-boyfriends to enjoy the following video:

Scott Pilgrim vs. Comic-Con 2010 Experience »


In the virtual world, being a thief can be fun! Everyone's favorite raccoon returns in Sony's 3D remastered adventure of Sly Cooper! The Sly Collection comes out this November, exclusively on the PS3... but you can check out the game early in the video below.

The Sly Collection Comic-Con 2010 Interview »


Art director Chad Greene spoke with us during Comic-Con 2010 about THQ's upcoming underground destruction-fest, Red Faction: Armageddon. The game's storyline, new gameplay elements, and the nano force weapon are just a few of the topics that await you in the following video interview:

Red Faction: Armageddon Comic-Con 2010 Interview »


In this Comic-Con 2010 interview, David Igo, concept artist for Sideshow Collectibles, gives you a quick tour of their spectacular model displays. Check out detailed model sculptures of Predators, Kratos, Thor, and Dark Maul which were shown at the con!

Sideshow Collectibles Comic-Con 2010 Tour »




Special adviser for Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Seth Killian, showed up at Comic-Con 2010 to give us the lowdown on Marvel vs. Capcom 3. Learn about how the graphical improvements stay true to the franchise and which characters are showing up for the fight.

Marvel vs. Capcom 3 Comic-Con 2010 Interview »


 


Remember playing with Legos? Do you remember trying to create your own imaginary theme world where dragons and people fought together, side-by-side, against the deadly mutants? Maybe that was just me, but nowadays you can create your own imaginary world with Lego bricks online and with other people.

Check out our Comic-Con 2010 interview with creative director Ryan Seabury for LEGO Universe. Find out all the details about the storyline, gameplay mechanics, and the process of creating a safe online community for kids.

LEGO Universe Comic-Con 2010 Interview »


 

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Ubisoft was kind enough to bring Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood to Comic-Con 2010, and give us a new look at how the action-stealth sequel of sorts is shaping up. So we chatted with Phoenix, one of Ubisoft’s Frag Dolls, to find out more about the game’s storyline, improvements, and fine looking multiplayer.

 

Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood Comic-Con 2010 Interview »


 



At Comic-Con 2010 a few weeks ago, we got a chance to talk to Chris Barry, a producer of Fable 3, and he walked us through a bunch of the game, showing off Fable 3's story mode, and talking about some of the gameplay changes we can expect -- also: Farting!

Surely you'll want to click the video below and check it out.

Fable III Comic-Con 2010 Interview »






What do you get when you attach a blade saw to a steel pole while drenching the saw in gasoline and then setting it on fire? I called it "Inferno Pain." That's just one of the ways to defend myself against a herd of zombies, but since I live in the real world, I'll just get my mind ready for Dead Rising 2 to come out and let my creativity spew out all over those hideous zombies.

Wes Phillips, PR manager at Capcom, takes us deeper into Capcom's zombie massacre games Dead Rising 2 and  Dead Rising 2: Case Zero. Find out how creative you can get when combining different objects to make an awesome killing weapon in the video below.

Dead Rising 2 Comic-Con 2010 Interview »


 

We spend so much time talking about the video games and movies of Comic-Con 2010, we sometimes forget about the damn comics.

Don't make that mistake. Comics these days are among the most interesting, cool and innovative things out. For instance, check out the video below for new series The Devil Inside, an action horror comic strip from Todd Stashwick that you can see for free online, right now. Now is the time to check it out, so you can be like, "I was reading that before anyone."

 

Devil Inside Comic-Con 2010 Interview »


 

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