Posts Tagged ‘Epic’

4 years. 4 whole years it’s been.  And every year the bar has been pushed higher and higher for the one and only Dublin Comic Con. Although this year I am only able to attend the Saturday date,  you guys, my readers,  have been so kind as to fill me in on the details of Sunday so I won’t leave any juicy bits out! So without any further adieu let’s jump right into this shall we?!

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Another month another comic con. Wait? What? This isn’t a comic convention?  A horror convention?!! Where have you been all my life!?

For one weekend in February Screamvention took over the Red Cow Moran Hotel in Dublin and for those two days February turned into FebruGORY with horror icons flooding in from all over the world to spend some time with their fans! For something so new and niche it’s always interesting to see how it turns out and below you’ll see what I took from this weekend. (more…)

Finally, after two years of waiting I finally made it to the illustrious Q-Con!  After hearing nothing but good things about it I had to check it out for myself. But alas the train fares and my work schedule have forbid me to attend, until this year. And to say I was surprised is an understatement.  Why?!

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As we know the Unreal Engine was one of the best engines for making games, it has been used in almost all major AAA titles and has really set the bar for graphics, lighting, physics and all the other lovely stuff that makes our games look and feel like real life! I remember back in the day when Gears of War 2 was being revealed and they showed off the next generation of Unreal Software and they did this by shooting a cube of meat over and over within the GoW game….this blew our minds! And now here we are, Unreal Engine 4 and an unbelievably well made video showing off the sheer power of this new engine. (more…)

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Not really much to say about this, I think we all know the method by now with Capcom and their handling of Street Fighter sequels. But this does look pretty good. (more…)

For years I have been fascinated at gaming tournaments all over the globe,  but one thing that always confused me was that it is actually classed as a sport! Now don’t get me wrong, I’m not hating on it being called a sport, if anything it can require more skill and concentration to kick a ball of rubber around a patch of grass. But still that has more of an appeal for the majority of people nowadays!

I remember years ago there was a new show on Sky 1 here in Ireland and it’s soul purpose was to show off some mini gaming tournaments with local people joining as a team to battle in a vast array of popular titles and it was awesome! It aired on Christmas Eve of I remember correctly, the only reason I remember that was because I ran out of the room to watch it in the kitchen and felt kind of awkward because everyone was inside playing a board game while I was out in the kitchen screaming at a stranger for missing a combo in Soul Caliber! (more…)

Probably one of the hardest con write ups I’ll ever have to do mainly because of the alleged stigma attached to MCM and their handling of the con scene in Ireland. Although I have no solid evidence to back this up it’s been heard through the grapevine that MCM Ireland would be a con to avoid and to save your money for some of the other conventions that will be happening throughout the year. Personally I don’t believe this and I find that all conventions seem to be the same, they have the same vendors, same atmosphere and the same goal. But this con just seemed a tad different in my opinion.
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