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Xbox at San Diego Comic-Con Detailed

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The Xbox News Wire has dropped an information overload for Comic-Con International: San Diego. What is the biggest, craziest, most awesome pop culture convention in the world is happening from July 24th-27th and Xbox will be in sunny Southern California, bringing its A-game.

If you are heading that way you might want to check out the following:

Halo: Nightfall First-Look

Thursday, July 24, 11:45AM – 12:45PM, Room 6BCF

Prepare for your next step in the Halo Journey with a deep-dive into Halo: Nightfall, the upcoming live-action digital series from 343 Industries and Scott Free Productions. Join 343’s Kiki Wolfkill (Executive Producer), Frank O’Connor (Franchise Development Director) along with key Halo: Nightfall cast and crew, and be among the first to get the details of the story and production.

The Fusion of Art and Style in Sunset Overdrive

Thursday, July 24, 5:00PM – 6:00PM, Room 5AB

Join Xbox Live’s Major Nelson to get an inside look into the inspiration behind the vibrant and off-the-wall style of Sunset Overdrive, a new open-world action game coming exclusively to the Xbox One this fall. Audience members will be the first to see new Sunset Overdrive content illustrating the creative freedom the game offers players. Hear directly from Insomniac Games’s Drew Murray and Marcus Smith (Game and Creative Director, respectively) along with art director Jacinda Chew and lead character artist Gavin Goulden.

Halo: The Master Chief Collection Developer Panel

Friday, July 25, 10:15AM – 11:15AM, Room 6BCF

Join 343 Industries’ Senior Producer, Dennis Ries, and Franchise Director, Frank O’Connor, Certain Affinity’s President and original Halo 2 multiplayer and online design lead, Max Hoberman, and other guests for an in-depth conversation about Halo: The Master Chief Collection. Fans can hear about what to expect from the highly anticipated compilation and discuss the efforts being made to bring the story of the Master Chief and Halo’s legendary multiplayer to a new generation.

Digging E.T. – Behind the Scenes of the Xbox Originals Documentary, “Atari: Game Over”

Friday, July 25, 3:30PM – 4:40PM, Room 5AB

Comic-Con fans will get the first glimpse at “Atari: Game Over,” the Xbox Originals documentary that chronicles the fall of the Atari Corporation through the lens of one of the biggest mysteries of all time, dubbed “The Great Video Game Burial of 1983.” As the story goes, the Atari Corporation, faced with overwhelmingly negative response to the E.T. video game, disposed of hundreds of thousands of unsold game cartridges by burying them in the small town of Alamogordo, New Mexico. Join Atari founder Nolan Bushnell, original Atari video game designer Howard Scott Warshaw (E.T., Yars’s Revenge, Raiders of the Lost Ark), two-time Academy Award winning executive producer Simon Chinn (“Searching for Sugar Man” and “Man on Wire”), Emmy winning executive producer Jonathan Chinn (FX’s “30 Days” and PBS’s “American High”), director Zak Penn (“X-Men 2,” “Avengers,” and “Incident at Loch Ness”), Fuel CEO Mike Burns and more as they take fans behind the scenes and share an inside look into the making of this weird and wonderful film. Moderated by Larry Hyrb, Xbox’s Major Nelson.

VISIT THE XBOX LOUNGE AND OUR BOOTH

Whether you’re in the convention center hanging out at the Xbox booth (booth #100) or down the street at the Xbox Lounge in the Manchester Grand Hyatt (1 Market Place), there are over two dozen different games to check out.

Sunset Overdrive
Evolve
Forza Horizon 2
Fable Legends
Ori and The Blind Forest
Super Dead Rising 3 Arcade Remix
Madden NFL 15
Skylanders Trap Team
The Evil Within
The Crew
Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham
Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes (2.0 Edition)
Killer Instinct
Disney Fantasia: Music Evolved
Project Spark
Minecraft
Powerstar Golf
Project Totem
Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime
#IDARB
Fenix Rage
Dance Central Spotlight
Titanfall
Forza 5
Kinect Sports Rivals

Xbox Tournaments Powered by MLG. As the exclusive sponsor of the Comic-Con Lounge, Xbox is teaming up with Major League Gaming (MLG) to bring eSports to Comic-Con. From July 24-27, the Xbox Gaming Lounge will host a variety of walk-up-and-play tournaments for Titanfall, Killer Instinct, and Forza Motorsport 5. The tourneys are designed for all Comic-Con attendees, gamers, and aspiring competitors. MLG commentator Chris Puckett will provide play-by-play commentary for walk-up gamers, who will also have the opportunity to play against MLG pros and YouTube stars. Tournaments will be broadcast on the MLG apps for Xbox One and Xbox 360, as well as MLG.tv and MLG mobile apps.

The Xbox Gaming Lounge is located at the Manchester Grand Hyatt (One Market Place, Seasport Ballroon, 2nd Floor).

Thursday, July 24 – 11:00AM – 6:00PM
11AM – 1:30PM – Forza Motorsport 5
2:00PM – 6:00PM – Titanfall

Friday, July 25 and Saturday, July 26 – 11:00AM – 8:00PM
11AM – 1:30PM – Forza Motorsport 5
2:00PM – 8:00PM – Titanfall

Sunday, July 27 – 11:00AM – 5:00PM
11AM – 5PM – Killer Instinct

Source: Wire

Deadpool @ MCM London Comic Con

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Visitors to MCM London Comic Con on 24-26 May will get an exclusive worldwide first to play of Deadpool, Activision’s exciting new actioner starring Marvel Comics‘ iconic anti-hero. The publisher says that show attendees will have the chance to get hands-on with two levels from the upcoming game, which will be released on Xbox 360 (and other none important platforms) on 28 June.

As if getting a worldwide exclusive first play isn’t enough, visitors will also be able to take part in a range of special Deadpool activities across the weekend:

  • Everyone who plays the game will get a free and exclusive Deadpool poster with artwork that has been especially created for MCM London Comic Con by a Marvel artist.
  • Everyone who pre-orders Deadpool from GAME at the Activision stand will walk away with an exclusive Deadpool T-shirt (while stocks last).
  • At 2pm on the Saturday of the show, Activision will be giving away 1,000 awesome Deadpool masks – don your epic new headgear and do some Deadpooling!
  • Get your picture taken against the Deadpool photo wall emblazoned with an image of the iconic marvel character, tweet it with the hashtag #DeadpoolGame and on each day of the show Activision will pick one lucky tweeter who will win a copy of the game (to be sent to them when it releases).

I will be heading to our beautiful capital city this Saturday (25th May) to attend and report back exclusively for ThisisXbox. Make sure you are following me on Twitter (@KrisWB) for live pictures and updates throughout the day. I’ll also be meeting the @Razer team to get some hands on time with their new Atrox Arcade Controller for Xbox 360 as seen below:

Keep your eyes open for my full report on Sunday!

X360A & PS3T announce the first of their Games Stage line-ups for this month’s MCM London Comic Con

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Ubisoft’s Splinter Cell Blacklist, and voice actors Mark Meer (Commander Shepard) and Camilla Luddington (Lara Croft) are to headline the Games Stage at the MCM London Comic Con later this month, stage organisers Xbox360Achievements.org (X360A) and PS3Trophies.org (PS3T) have announced.

Held on 24-26 May at ExCel London, the MCM London Comic Con – Europe’s equivalent to the San Diego Comic Con – last year welcomed over 70,000 visitors through its doors, with the Games Stage live stream reaching an additional 40,000 people.

“We’re very excited to welcome Ubisoft back to the Games Stage again this year after last year’s successful Assassin’s Creed III demos,” said Dan Webb, Editor-in-Chief of X360A and PS3T. “We’ve got some cool stuff lined up with Splinter Cell Blacklist and we’re excited to give fans a chance to see the game before its August release.”

Mark Meer, who rose to fame with his performance as Commander Shepard in the Mass Effect trilogy, and Camilla Luddington (True Blood, Grey’s Anatomy), who plays iconic heroine Lara Croft in the new Tomb Raider, will also join X360A and PS3T on stage for some fun and games at the show.

“Mark has essentially become a household name in video game circles since his stunning performance as Commander Shepard in the Mass Effect trilogy, while Camilla did a stunning job with Lara in the new reboot,” commented Webb. “It’s a privilege and an honour to welcome them both onto our stage at the end of the month. At least now, we might be able to find out which store really was Shepard’s favourite on the Citadel!”

X360A and PS3T will also welcome Capcom back onto the Games Stage, with Capcom Producer Mat Hart on hand show to off their latest IP, Remember Me.

That’s not all though; Lost Planet 3 and Resident Evil: Revelations will also make an appearance, as will Metro: Last Light, with 4A Games’ Huw Beynon taking to the stage to show off the game and answer audience questions. Look out for more exciting announcements in the coming weeks!

Tickets for MCM London Comic Con are available at: www.mcmcomiccon.com/london/tickets