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Marvel vs. Capcom
News Source: Forbes, John Gaudiosi, July 17, 2011
This week, over 126,000 people are expected to attend Comic-Con, a comic book pop culture mecca in San Diego, CA.
Since the big hollywood studios are "sitting this one out", there is plenty of room for the video game companies to attend and show off their new video game offerings!
Some of the video game companies/publishers in attendance are Sega, Capcom, BioWare, Konami, Microsoft, and many others. For those "fan boys' and "fan girls" who could not get tickets to the comic book event, the video game companies plan to have lots of off-site demonstrations and displays away from the convention center.
Of the many new games offered, can you guess the game I played that was demonstrated at the convention? Please read the quote from the news article below to find out.
"Capcom is using Comic-Con to unveil a brand new game, rumored to be Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3. The Japanese game giant will have developers on hand for media interviews, panels and fan signings. The new stand-alone game is expected to add a dozen new fighters to the mix, including Marvel’s Doctor Octopus and Capcom’s Frank West and Strider Hiryu. Traditionally, a game like this would be unveiled at E3 or Capcom’s own press event, Captivate. But Comic-Con has become such a huge press event that it allows game companies to unveil new games to both the media (both mainstream and core gaming) and public at the same time."
Go Capcom! I enjoyed playing Marvel vs Capcom during my Mom's Minute Video Game Reviews. Fun game play, and lots of choices!
Ms. H take: If the hollywood studios had attended this comic book event en masse, I think the video game companies would have participated anyway. Why wouldn't they -- especially with so many people (video game players ) expected to attend?
What do you think? Should video games be included along with movies, comics, or other media type events, or should they maintain some type of exclusitivity?-- maybe have new games shown only at E3 or similar type video game conventions? I would like to hear from you! You may comment here or visit my Ms. H forum!
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