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November 1, 2011

Why We Love London MCM

This year was a special one for me, this is the year I visited my first London MCM expo. Earlier in the year I did manage to make my way over to Telford Comic-con, but honestly it doesn’t even compare, the event may be the same but the atmosphere and the scale are so radically different that it changes everything.

From the minute I stepped off the last train of my hour long journey into London and arrived at the expo I knew I was in for something special. I was expecting a large crown, it is the UK’s biggest Comic-con after all, but I definitely wasn’t expecting the sheer mass of people. The densely packed floor of the convention played host to every single niche [...]

 
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October 31, 2011

Ninja Gaiden 3 Preview

So Ninja Gaiden’s back with this latest addition, I was fortunate enough to spend some considerable time with it at London MCM and it definitely bears talking about. If you’re the impatient kind, and don’t want to read the full preview, then i’ll simply say that it’s brutal, fast paced and fantastic.

The playable demo sets you in the shoes of Ryu Hayabusa once again, this time you’re in the moonlit streets of London, fighting your way through waves of enemies in the usual visceral style. The demo wasn’t massively long, only putting you in about 3-4 area’s, but it was a brilliant showcase for some of the new features. The most [...]

 
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October 30, 2011

Assassin’s Creed: Revelations Multiplayer Preview

Definitely the biggest hit at this years London MCM event was a multiplyer demo for Assassin’s Creed: Revelations, seriously, it was difficult to get near this thing. Luckily for you folks i did, the impressive yet ultimately lack-luster multiplayer mode from Assassin’s Creeed: Brotherhood is back, and it’s better.

Whilst the multiplayer for Brotherhood was good, it felt a little unfinished, much more of a trial run for something than a solid addition in it’s own right. Well if it was a trial run, the Revelations multiplayer is most certainly the finished product. At a glance it may seem the same but there’s definitely been some TLC paid to it, [...]

 
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October 29, 2011

The Darkness II Preview

There’re many sights to see at this years London MCM, if you can pull yourself away from the merchandise stands and cosplay events for long enough there’s some awesome games on show. One of the first I was able to get my hands on was a playable demo of The Darkness II, sequel to one of the 360’s best early titles.

The demo places you in the role of Nikki, protagonist from the original game and wielder of some wicked-cool demonic snakes. Things start out on an unusual tone as it flashes between you being tortured by some unknown and unsavoury folk, and an incident which presumably leaves you in this predicament.

Graphically the game has a nice style, [...]

 
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October 27, 2011

London MCM: Ninja Gaiden 3 and Dynasty Warriors Make An Appearance

With the UK’s biggest expo literally around the corner it seems we’re still getting more announcements coming through, it’s shaping up to be one hell of a weekend with some of gaming biggest hitters making an appearance. The latest additions to the line-up are definitely not to be missed, let’s take a look shall we?

Ninja Gaiden 3

Prepare your blades, practice your jumping and unleash your inner ninja, Ryu Hayabusa’s in the building. The epic action adventure series Ninja Gaiden gets a new addition in the form of Ninja Gaiden 3. Featuring bloody battles, new game play techniques and full move support, this promises to shake up the old [...]

 
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October 26, 2011

London MCM: All Zombies Must Die

Zombies are a weird phenomena, in real life they’d be terrifying creations that would end the world, but in video games? They’re downright awesome. So when an award winning studio steps up to the genre you have to get excited…you just have to.

Developers Doulbesix are hitting this years London MCM expo with their soon to be release title ALL ZOMBIES MUST DIE!. The game drops players into the pleasant town of Deadhill, well, it’s pleasant if you ignore the zombies that is. You’ll be  bashing, zapping and burning your way through hordes of the undead monsters whilst completing a wealth of quests as you make your way through the gripping [...]

 
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October 19, 2011

London MCM: Capcom Come Out Punching

Capcom are coming to London in style, bringing with them 20 consoles, 3 brand new games and a Boxing ring, Yep…a boxing ring.

The developer giants are set to unleash 3 of their stand-out beat’em up titles at this years London MCM expo, Street Fighter X Tekken, Ultimate Marvel Vs. Capcom 3 and Asura’s Wrath. All will be playable at the  developers section at the expo for players to test their wits against others at the event.

The main attraction however will be a full sized boxing ring for players to fight it out in, obviously with controllers rather than fists. Either way it promises to be a spectacle not to be missed at this years expo!

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October 17, 2011

London MCM: The Voice Actors Speak Up

Everyone knows what their favorite game characters sound like, but do you know what they look like? Odds are you probably don’t. Well if you’re attending London MCM  you’ll be able to meet the people behind four of gaming’s biggest voices.

Award-winning voice actor Vic Mignogna is best known for his anime work, including Edward Elric in FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST and FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST: BROTHERHOOD, Broly in the DRAGON BALL Z films, Ikkaku Madarame in BLEACH and Tamaki in OURAN HIGH SCHOOL HOST CLUB.

Gideon Emery has played a host of videogame heroes and villains, from Fenris in DRAGON AGE II to Balthier in FINAL FANTASY XII; Poseidon in GOD OF WAR 3 [...]

 
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October 11, 2011

London MCM: Dark Souls, BlazBlue and Much Much More

The days to this year’s London Comic-Con are counting down quickly, and the list of things to see and do is growing at a ridiculous rate. Join me as we take a look at some of the more recent goodies!

 

First up to bat is Namco Bandai, with a huge slate of awesome announcements that’ll keep you busy throughout the whole weekend. Namco are offering you the dance to demo some of their biggest titles for this year, including;

DARK SOULS - Get a hands on experience with the spiritual successor to FROM software’s epic Demons Souls, jump first hand into the hardcore combat, in-depth RPG elements, and stunning atmospheres that make this one of [...]

 
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September 30, 2011

London MCM 2011 Preview

Calling all gamers, anime fans and cosplayers, make sure the 29th of October is free, London Comic-Con is in town. Once again London is set to play host to the countries premier Game and Anime convention, offering something for everyone in the heart of the capitol.

This year sees some fantastic exhibitions and stalls that’ll be sure to have you wishing for more hours in the day. Attendee’s this year will be able to get a hands on experience with some of the most hotly anticipated titles coming later this year, let’s take a look shall we?

Assasin’s Creed: Revelations

The next installment in Ubisoft’s outstanding franchise will [...]

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