Gaming invades this years San Diego Comic Con

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For years now the movie industry has been placing a greater emphasis on announcing some of their biggest properties at the San Diego Comic Con, it’s a great way for companies who want to get some reactions and generate some early hype for properties that are still a little way off.  The video games industry has been slowly increasing their presence at the event in the past few years and this year is no exception.  With panels from Bungie, Naughty Dog, Ubisoft, Stan Lee, Cliffy B  and others the interests of gamers who are attending the con are going to be well looked after, check out the full list below:

  • A panel on DC Universe Online with Jim Lee and Marv Wolfman
  • The Saboteur: Rethinking the WWII Gaming Genre with Pandemic Studios’ lead designer Tom French and art director Chris Hunt
  • Batman: Arkham Asylum (with voice actors Mark Hamill and Kevin Conroy)
  • Gears of War: The Gears Alliance – Cliff Bleszinski and Gears of War movie scriptwriter Chris Morgan,
  • Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2 – Stan Lee, game voice-over actors Armin Shimmerman and Fred Tatasciore
    Top Cow: Comics & Multimedia- Marc Silvestri discussing the Darkness film and new game
  • The State of MMOs: A Discussion with the Developers – Join Craig Alexander (Turbine), John Smedley (Sony Online Entertainment), Bob Ferrari (Sanrio Digital), and Dave Brevik (Gazillion)
  • World of Warcraft: Epic Loot moderated by Cory Jones
  • Dante’s Inferno— Jonathan Knight (executive producer, EA), regarding the adaptation of this literary classic into pop culture
  • Assassin’s Creed II: Video Games and Hollywood Converge— Yannis Mallat (CEO, Ubisoft Montreal)
  • Capcom 2009 Lineup— featuring Jun Takeuchi (Lost Planet 2), Morgan Gray (Dark Void), Daryl Allison (Spyborgs), Motohide Eshiro (Ace Attorney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth), and Masachika Kawata (Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles) and moderated by Capcom-Unity’s Seth Killian.
  • The Halo Franchise: What’s Next— Frank O’Connor (franchise development director for Halo)
  • Writing for the Computer Gaming Industry—  Chris Avellone (Knights of the Old Republic, Neverwinter Nights II), Anne Toole (The Witcher), Wynne McLaughlin (Star Wars: The Old Republic, Command & Conquer: Renegade), Haris Orkin (Call of Juarez 2: Bound In Blood), and John Zuur Platten (F.E.A.R 2: Project Origin, Ghostbusters)
  • Uncharted 2: Among Thieves: The First Active Cinematic Videogame with Naughty Dog

Source: VG247

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