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Saturday, July 16, 2011

07/16/2011 - The Top 10 Comic-Con Video Game Exclusives
The Top 10 Comic-Con 2011 Video Game Exclusives

Its that time of year again. Thousands of people from around the globe are heading to San Diego for the annual International Comic-Con. The show draws fans from across the globe, with attendance well above 100,000 people.

Comic-Con has also become an important venue for showcasing new products such as comics, movies, TV shows, video games and more. However in recent years the video game industry has an increasingly noticable presence at the show. Its seems the world of comics and video games are a perfect match.
 
Of course one of the best reasons to attend Comic-Con is to buy convention exclusive merchandise. Among the best of these collectible items are a number of video game related convention exclusives. Here is our pick of the best of the bunch.

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#10 - Halo Master Chief Platinum

by: McFarlane Toys

Price: $10

Available At: Entertainment Earth Booth #2343

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#09 - Sonic the Hedgehog #226 Variant Cover

by: Archie Comics

Price: $5

Limited Run of 1,000

Available At: Booth #2547

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#08 - "Glow In The Dark" Raiden Action Figure 

by: Jazwares

Available At: Booth #2343

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#07 - Little Big Planet 2: Denim & Beige Sackboy

by: Mezco Toys

Price: $10

Limited Run of 900

Available At: Booth #4145

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#06 - Jazwares "Flocked" Sonic Action Figure

by: Jazwares

Available At: Booth #2343

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#05 - Harley Quinn: Arkham City Flash Drive

by: Mimoco

Price: $50

Limited Run of 800

Available At: Booth #4938

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#04 - Star Wars: Republic Commando Box Set

by: Hasbro (via Entertainment Earth)

Price: $50

Available At: Entertainment Earth Booth #2343

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#03 - Halo: Reach - Red & Blue Noble Six Figures

by: Square-Enix

Available At: Booth #3829

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#02 - Marvel VS Capcom 3 Minimate Figures

by: Diamond Select

Price: $17.99

Limited Run of 3,000

Available At: Booth #2607

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#01 - Mega-Man X Metallic Version Action Figure

by: D-Arts

Price: $45

Available At: Bluefin / Bandai Collectors Booth #3545

Want to see more great Comic-Con exclusives?

Check out our Top 40 Comic-Con Exclusives for 2011

Submitted By: DigThatBox.com Staff

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Friday, July 15, 2011

07/15/2011 - Sega At Comic-Con 2011
SEGA IS SETTING UP SHOP AT SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON 2011

Check out and Play SEGA's Upcoming Blockbusters Before Anyone Else!

SEGA of America, Inc. today announced that fans will get a chance to play SEGA's upcoming fall and spring releases in SEGA's limited-time-only pop-up arcade at the Comic-Con International 2011 in San Diego. The company is setting up its own SEGA Arcade space near the convention center and will have a number of its highly anticipated titles playable for all, including Sonic Generations, Rise of Nightmares, Captain America: Super Soldier and an all new unannounced game. Comic-Con marks the first time the public can get their hands on many of these games before their releases later this year.

The list of games playable at SEGA Arcade in San Diego includes:

  • Captain America: Super Soldier [T] (VIDEO) 
  • House of the Dead: OVERKILL [T] - Extended Cut (VIDEO)
  • Guardian Heroes [T]
  • Rise of Nightmares [T]
  • Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games [T] (VIDEO)
  • Renegade Ops [T] (VIDEO)
  • Shinobi [T]
  • Sonic Generations [T] (VIDEO)

    ....and more!
[T] = T for Teen

Location:

345 6th Avenue (between K Street and J Street) in San Diego, California

Hours:

  • Wednesday, July 20th from 7-pm-11pm
  • Thursday, July 21st through Saturday, July 23rd from 1pm - 9pm
  • Sunday, July 24th from 11am-7pm
For the latest SEGA news from Comic-Con follow us on Twitter @SEGA
(#SEGASDCC) and "like" us on Facebook at
http://www.facebook.com/sega

For more information about SEGA, visit
http://www.sega.com

Submitted By: E. Thomas

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Thursday, July 14, 2011

07/14/2011- Ubisoft Reveals Comic-Con Line Up
UBISOFT® REVEALS LINEUP FOR COMIC-CON

SAN FRANCISCO – July 14th, 2011 –Today, Ubisoft® announced its plans for Comic-Con International: San Diego on July 20–24, 2011. The company will feature the first public demos of Just Dance® 3 and Rabbids®: Alive & Kicking. In addition, Ubisoft will demo Rayman® Origins, and host an exclusive panel for Assassin’s Creed® Revelations on July 23, 2011.

Located in the Exhibit Hall at #4245, Ubisoft’s booth will feature a special stage for consumers to get down with Just Dance3, the latest iteration of America’s favorite dance game, which will be available on all platforms this fall, and Rabbids: Alive & Kicking, a zany, wild and humorous collection of mini games the whole family can enjoy. Booth visitors also will have an opportunity to play Rayman Origins for the first time before the game’s release later this year. Rayman Origins is a high-definition 2-D side-scrolling platforming adventure featuring full 4-player co-op. Additionally, Rayman Origins fans can win a free T-shirt by checking in on Facebook at the Rayman Origins billboard at 6th Avenue & F Street, in the Gaslamp quarter, and then claim their prize at Ubisoft’s booth. Other prizes will be given away at the booth, including special pre-order discounts and incentives on the upcoming Assassin’s Creed Revelations and Just Dance 3 releases.

In addition to Ubisoft’s booth, Ubisoft is teaming with Break Media and NBC star Zachary Levi's company The Nerd Machine to build out a "Nerd HQ" in downtown San Diego, from July 21-24.  At the “Nerd HQ,” fans will gather to celebrate nerd culture and will have the chance to play Rayman Origins.

Finally, on Saturday, July 23, from 3–4 p.m. in Room 25ABC, the writers behind Assassin’s Creed Revelations will discuss and answer questions about the thrilling fourth installment in the critically acclaimed entertainment franchise during the “Assassin’s Creed: The Creation of a Universe” panel. The panel will explore how the Ubisoft Montreal development team has created the Assassin’s Creed universe, which weaves real world history and global conspiracies into an ancient war between Assassins and Templars across a variety of media. Attendees will be treated to a behind-the-scenes look at how Ezio’s final journey will unfold as he walks in the footsteps of his legendary mentor, Altair, on a perilous journey of doubt and discovery. Additionally, attendees will get to watch an exclusive preview of the animated short film Assassin’s Creed Embers. Panelists will include the creators of the upcoming Assassin’s Creed Revelations game, animated short film and comic. Adam Sessler, host of G4TV’s X-Play, will moderate the panel.

For updates on Ubisoft’s presence at Comic-Con, follow Ubisoft’s Twitter feed (
http://twitter.com/ubisoft) throughout the duration of the event.

Submitted By: E. Thomas

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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

07/13/2011 - 7-Eleven Stores Selling Portable Game Systems
7-Eleven Stores Selling Portable Game Systems, Video Games, DVDs and Bluray

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Recently we made a unique discovery at 7-Eleven. While paying a visit to our local 7-Eleven for their annual "Free Slurpee Day" we found something new in the video game and dvd section. This particular store (located on Hollywood Blvd) had a small selection of pre-wrapped portable video game systems. This includes the two systems you see here, along with a number of different LCD based games. The other LCD games included the standard handheld Black Jack, Poker, and Solitaire games, along with a Sports Trivia game system. However the two that stood out the most were the two you see here.

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The AGP (Advanced Video Game Player) comes in two separate models. First, there is the AGP2, which is slightly reminiscent of the GameBoy Micro. Next we have the second model, the AGPX, which looks somewhat like the Nintendo DS. (Only with one screen.) Both systems come with the same selection of games. They also come packaged with several small, game carts. The original model even has multiple cartridge ports.

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Text Reads: "8 Expecting Games in 4 Cartridges"

Now unfortunately upon closer examination the games for these two systems are extremely poor quality titles. They might remind you of those PRO600 Calculator + Game System that were commonly available in the late 1990s. However, since we love gadgets, and since we know we have many collectors in our audience, we thought we would bring these unique items to your attention. The AGPX might be of interest to collectors, and its certainly the better model of the two systems. All of the portable game systems were priced at $10 each.

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For those of you who don't already know, 7-Eleven stores have been selling new and used video games for the past year. The chain has also recently started to carry new and used DVDs and Bluray discs. Prices can range from fair to mildly over priced. (This is 7-Eleven after all.) Used games are slightly above what you might find in your local game store. However, there are some deals to be found, and since selection varies by store, you can find a unique or rare game burried in the mix.

Submitted By: E. Thomas

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Tuesday, July 12, 2011

07/12/2011 - Arcade Token Shipping Update #2
Arcade Token Shipping Update #2:
Batch Two Ships Today

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This is a quick, weekly update on the Arcade Token shipping process. Today we shipped the second batch of tokens from the Post Office in Hollywood, CA. In our first week we shipped exactly 120 units. This week we shipped an additional 152 units. So far we have shipped exatly 272 units. In total we will be shipping exactly 577 units before the end of July. Originally we had planned to ship 100 units a week. Fortunately we are a little ahead of our original schedule. All tokens will be shipped by the end of the month. Keep checking the newswire every Tuesday for additional shipping updates.

Week One: 120 Envelopes Shipped

Week Two: 152 Envelopes Shipped

NEXT BATCH SHIPS TUESDAY JULY 19TH

Submitted By: E. Thomas

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Monday, July 11, 2011

07/11/2011 - New Screens from Next Week's L.A. Noire DLC
Screens from Next Week's L.A. Noire "Reefer Madness" Vice Case DLC

In next week's  L.A. Noire's "Reefer Madness" case, when a tip from an informant leads Detective Cole Phelps and his Vice desk partner Roy Earle to a local L.A. drug dealer, a deadly shootout ensues and they suddenly find themselves in the throes of one of the city's biggest narcotics rings.

On the heels of yesterday's 
official trailer release, check out a new batch of screenshots today from the case below (also in high definition at  the DLC page on the official L.A. Noire website) and look for "Reefer Madness" to arrive for download on PlayStation Network and Xbox LIVE starting Tuesday July 12th (£3.19 PSN / 320 MS Points).
 
Screen 1 - Phelps and Earle pay a visit the Parnell Soup Co. to question its owner on some employees' possible involvement in marijuana smuggling.

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Screen 2 - An unusual coin found on the body of a dead drug dealer - could this be linked to other members of the drug ring?

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Screen 3 - A suspicious late night shipment to the Parnell Soup Co.

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Screen 4 - Phelps examines a weapon in the aftermath of a shootout with a local drug dealer.

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Submitted By: E. Thomas

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