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  • 13Jul

    ‘The Secret World’ Unleashes First Update

     Seven new missions, plus a hidden mission on Solomon Island are let loose to players later this month. The Secret World will release its first update July 31. Following this update Funcom will release monthly updates called issues. Issue #1: Unleashed brings new missions, nightmare mode for two dungeons and a marketplace. Carter unleashed is one of the missions set in Innsmouth Academy. This mission has players helping Carter control her powers beneath the school. The other missions has players investigating a bestselling horror author and a deranged fan’s mind, chasing the story of ghost, searching a mansion for something much creepier than the ghosts that live there, delving into the past and finding out the secrets of a genetic research project. The Ankh and Hell Fallen dungeons get nightmare mode. The two dungeons have more risk, but also more reward. Funcom is already working on Issue #2 which brings

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  • 13Jul

    Day one in pictures San Diego Comic Con

    The first full day of San Diego Comic Con is now over. It’s almost a total blur. I’ve included the photos below that showcase most of what the day contained. I’m hoping to capture more cosplay today while walking around before panels/interviews. Thursday I sat in on the Censorship and Female artists panel, Disney panel, Terry Moore, MAC store (lame) and lastly the Microsoft Xbox Showcase which was AMAZING! I have two games that will be in a future article. Now I’m off for Day 2, so enjoy the pics below!

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  • 13Jul

    Disney at San Diego Comic Con

    Disney hosted a great Hall H panel at San Diego Comic Con yesterday. The films featured were Frankenweenie, Oz the Great, and Wreck It Ralph. For Frankenweenie, Tim Burton came on stage to answer Q&A and showcase more footage. An interesting fact is that Tim Burton had envisioned the movie as a full length stop motion film, but due to budget had to make it a short film instead. Now he gets to revisit his work and make it complete. Here is a video from the homage trailer: Oz the Great featured director Sam Raimi. I found curious that there were quite a few times where people asked about the intersection between this and Wizard of Oz. But there isn’t any. This movie takes place way before Dorthy ends up in Oz. Find out more at the official site. Wreck it Ralph was my favorite! The director came out along

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  • 13Jul

    SDCC 2012 Preview: South Park: Stick of Truth

    South Park: Stick of Truth is everything you would expect from show creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker–a lot of humor, a lot of cleverness, and a lot of offensiveness. I walked out of this preview feeling both horrified and amazed. I’m fairly certain that is what the creators have always gone for. Stick of Truth is about the largest LARPing session you have ever seen. The player takes on the role of the new kid in town and is forced to go make new friends while his/her parents go “wrestle” in the new house. If the new kid tries to go into the house, the father appears in the upstairs window, obviously naked, and yells, “I TOLD YOU TO GO MAKE FRIENDS!” Yep, you’re definitely in South Park. As the new kid wanders down the streets, he’s instantly pulled into this giant LARPing session with all the kids of

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  • 13Jul

    Fantasy Friday: Shopping for Medieval Attire

     In New York the Sterling Renaissance Festival season is in full bloom. So, while at work in between delivering the mail and handing out office supplies, I looked for an affordable wardrobe for this year’s festival. No matter which way you cut it, a full medieval outfit costs a big purse, but I found this one site that satisfies any geek, even if you don’t  actually buy anything.  Medieval Collectibles has a category for everything. In addition to individual cloaks, swords, breastplates, etc., the site has collections based off movies, television shows and video games. The best part is not all the collections are from the medieval era. The Harry Potter collection is tantalizing. 25 bucks for a Gryffindor scarf could satisfy New York winters and show off my not so inner geek. The Harry Potter collection is one of the more extensive collections.  Some of the others only have

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