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Sep 14 2013

Montreal Comic-Con 2013, Day 2

Day 2 at Montreal Comic-Con was even jammed-packed than last year, and the much larger turn-out reflected this fact: Some of the highlights:

  • Got to meet up with SvBell from BlackFlag.TV (@svbell on Twitter). Very cool guy and you should all follow him, especially if you love horror.
  • Attended the 50th Anniversary of the X-Men panel, which had Chris Claremont, Adam Kubert and Nick Bradshaw. The panel – including Claremont, with his amusing one word answers at the beginning with each response – are down to Earth people, and told stories about their involvement in the comic franchise. Claremont distinctly said he was not able to speak about Singers Days of Future Past, even going as far as “Listen, excuse my language, but you don’t want to fuck with Fox.” Claremont also made a good point when it comes to making comics, saying “it’s not a writers job to tell a story, but to give these talented graphic artist a basis to create these wonderful worlds.” They also reminisced on the saddest deaths of characters they did when working on titles, with both Claremont and Kubert saying Jean Grey, while Bradshaw was honest in saying it was Broo. It was a great discussion with some truly interesting people.
  • After an hour wait almost, I was able to experience the capabilities of the Sony PS4. Despite PS3’s rough launch and issues with PSN, they were able to provide gamers with a solid console and services that, in quite a few ways, surpass XBox Live. So it is interesting that, for the most part, Sony took the “if it aint broke, dont fix it” approach to the PS4. The controller is the same (though it was a little weird not seeing any buttons in the middle) with the share feature we have all seen in pictures before. I was only able to play DriveClub, but did see others play Assassins Creed IV: Black Flag and Knack. I was really impressed by the graphics of DriveClub. It may look like a standard PS3 game at first glance, but there were subtle details I noticed that made it beautiful, from the lighting textures, to the details of the trees along the track I raced, to even when I went off the track I went into bushes that were textured nicely. I was also impressed with the other titles as well. This console is a definite purchase for me as the next gen.

Well, that is it for now. Hopefully, Day 3 will bring some meat to our coverage of Montreal Comic-Con. Until then, see the gallery below… Including an image of our favorite Sulu, George Takei!

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Jonathan "The Private" Stone

Contributor to the blog and Co-host on the 'Geek Soul Brother and the Five Nerdy Venoms' podcast. He helps to deliver news daily under the @FiveNerdyVenoms Facebook and Twitter accounts. You can also find him live tweeting shows like The Walking Dead and The Flash @JonathanJStone0

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