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Stories for July 27, 2008

KPBS Comic-Con News

July 27
By Baccomando and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Mirror's Edge: A Little Too Close to Reality

July 27
By Andy Trimlett and KPBS Comic-Con News

Most first-person games set the camera in the head of the character, which makes things easy to control, but forces a very fluid movement that looks unnatural. &

KPBS Comic-Con News

July 27
By Acarone and KPBS Public Broadcasting

KPBS Comic-Con News

July 27
By Andy Trimlett and KPBS Public Broadcasting

KPBS Comic-Con News

July 27
By Andy Trimlett and KPBS Public Broadcasting

New Star Wars Figures: The Droid Conspiracy

July 27
By Aaron McFarland and KPBS Comic-Con News
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I'm not a purist. I take my action figures out of the package. I buy damaged boxes at a discount whenever possible. But like I said, Hasbro has my number. Every once and a while, they'll release a $40

Shojo Recommendations for Young Readers

July 27
By Eva Volin and KPBS Comic-Con News

Published by VIZ, rated T, and complete in fourteen volumes,

When Fandom and Respect Diverge

July 27
By Mark Ramsey and KPBS Comic-Con News

Last year they rolled living Sci-Fi legend Ray Bradbury across the Comic-Con floor and propped him up in his wheelchair in front of the giant Jabba the Hut. & I say "propped him up" because Ray was clearly unconscious. &

Dawn of War II Makes You Love Space Marines

July 27
By Andy Trimlett and KPBS Comic-Con News

Lead Designer Jonny Ebert started off by explaining the three keys to success of the first incarnation of the

KPBS Comic-Con News

July 27
By Pbroemeling and KPBS Public Broadcasting

KPBS Comic-Con News

July 27
By Knyhous and KPBS Public Broadcasting

KPBS Comic-Con News

July 27
By Andy Trimlett and KPBS Public Broadcasting

The Jayne Hat at Comic-Con

July 27
By Patrick Broemeling and KPBS Comic-Con News

You don't know it yet, but Firefly is already your favorite TV show. & You just need to get busy and watch it.

Famous Monsters Legend Forrest J Ackerman at Comic-Con

July 27
By Mark Ramsey and KPBS Comic-Con News

Forry's 92, you see, and frail.

KPBS Comic-Con News

July 27
By Aaron McFarland and KPBS Public Broadcasting

KPBS Comic-Con News

July 27
By Mramsey and KPBS Public Broadcasting

KPBS Comic-Con News

July 27
By Andy Trimlett and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Art Toys: Strangeco's $1,000 Eyezon Figure!

July 27
By Aaron McFarland and KPBS Comic-Con News
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Spaced at the Con: Cocked, Locked, and Ready to Rock!

July 27
By Beth Accomando and KPBS Comic-Con News

The strategy paid off. Not only did I manage a fourth row seat, but I ended up sitting next to a cool guy who had managed to make his first trip to Comic-Con. At the

KPBS Comic-Con News

July 27
By Pbroemeling and KPBS Public Broadcasting

KPBS Comic-Con News

July 27
By Mramsey and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Wizard's First Rule is Now Legend of the Seeker

July 27
By Aaron McFarland and KPBS Comic-Con News
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Raimi and Tapert were searching for a project and came upon

KPBS Comic-Con News

July 27
By Aaron McFarland and KPBS Public Broadcasting

KPBS Comic-Con News

July 27
By Baccomando and KPBS Public Broadcasting

KPBS Comic-Con News

July 27
By Aaron McFarland and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Spaced Out at Comic-Con

July 27
By Tony Weidinger and KPBS Comic-Con News

KPBS Comic-Con News

July 27
By Aaron McFarland and KPBS Public Broadcasting

KPBS Comic-Con News

July 27
By Tweidinger and KPBS Public Broadcasting

DC Universe Online Playable at Comic-Con

July 27
By Andy Trimlett and KPBS Comic-Con News

Every good superhero has & some useful & powers (sorry, Aquaman), and

KPBS Comic-Con News

July 27
By Andy Trimlett and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Time-lapse: The Comic-Con Crowds

July 27
By Nathan Gibbs

Smiling fans pour off the trolley, funnel into the convention center, and swarm the halls of Comic-Con. & Shoulder to shoulder, & every stranger with a badge is an old friend.

Panels Noticeably Absent: The New Star Trek Movie

July 27
By Aaron McFarland and KPBS Comic-Con News
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He came out on stage and announced that the role of young Spock would be played by

Prince of Persia Creator Jordan Mechner

July 27
By Danica Novgorodoff and KPBS Comic-Con News
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Last night, I had the pleasure of having dinner with Jordan Mechner, creator of

City of Heroes Draws Your Character

July 27
By Andy Trimlett and KPBS Comic-Con News

The MMO City of Heroes grew out of comic books and now they're going back in them! & Bring a printout of your City of Heroes character to the NCsoft booth, and comic artist Dave Hamann will draw your character for you. & Best part: it's free!!!

KPBS Comic-Con News

July 27
By Aaron McFarland and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Cliff Bleszinski on Gears of War 2

July 27
By Andy Trimlett and KPBS Comic-Con News

So yes, the chainsaw bayonet is back. & "Of course the chainsaw is back," says Cliff. & "That's our lightsaber." & One new tool in your gore creation kit is the Mulcher, which sounds a lot like the Heavy's gun from

KPBS Comic-Con News

July 27
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KPBS Comic-Con News

July 27
By Andy Trimlett and KPBS Public Broadcasting

KPBS Comic-Con News

July 27
By Andy Trimlett and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Cliff Bleszinski on Making a Classic Game

July 27
By Andy Trimlett and KPBS Comic-Con News

For a long time, cut scenes were the principal way to advance the plot in a video game. & For some reason, game creators more or less took you out of the game and into a movie when they wanted to tell you what was going on. & Bioshock wasn't the first to use "discoverables" to tell the story -- an old letter, and audio recording, a newspaper -- but they certainly showed us all how much more powerful (and fun to play) a story could be when most of the story is advanced in the game itself. & And Bioshock inspired Cliff for the sequel to

The Adventures of Captain Save a Hood

July 27
By Kelli Enger and KPBS Comic-Con News

Four years ago, Eric Clement of Atlanta took his love for comics and the city, and spawned the series

Onion Head Monster Attacks Comic-Con

July 27
By Beth Accomando and KPBS Comic-Con News
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Paul Friedrich and his creation Onion Head attack the Con! (Paul Friedrich)

KPBS Comic-Con News

July 27
By Andy Trimlett and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Joker and Green Lantern Sign up for Mortal Kombat

July 27
By Andy Trimlett and KPBS Comic-Con News
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