Category: Conventions

CE Week 2014: Pocket Tripod

CE Week 2014: Pocket Tripod

Meet the Pocket Tripod.  Docks at a consumer electronics show are common as long as it involves a speaker, but this isn’t one of those.  It’s kind of funny since CE Week mostly features gadgets and electronics but the item that quickly became one of my favorite gadgets didn’t require power at all.  As the name states, it’s a tripod that fits in your pocket!  Seriously, this thing is portable as hell.  Coming off a successful...

SXSW: Tales from the Borderlands Announced

Enjoyed Borderlands 1 and 2 and the dark-humor surrounding the characters of Pandora? Wanted to dive deeper into the back stories into some of surreal individuals whom you may or may not have removed the faces of? Well, at SXSW, Telltale Games and Gearbox Software banded together to announce their new episodic game Tales from the Borderlands. Attendees had the chance to attend a panel where they could hear about the latest project from the...

Toy Fair 2014 - Tomorrow Queens

International American Toy Fair 2014

Are you a toy fanatic? Or at least know someone who is? Is checking out collectible toys and board games your favorite part of cons? Well then, today I bring you photos straight from the Mecca of all toys: The American International Toy Fair 2014. I spent the day just wandering throughout the halls and seeing what is coming soon from our favorite toy brands like Funko, Bandai, Square Enix, Nintendo, Tokidoki, Kidrobot and more!

[Pax Prime 2013 Rewind] Behemoth Interview

During Pax Prime 2013, we got to sit and chat once again with Aaron Jungjohann, Lead Level Designer on BattleBlock Theater. We reminisced about Behemoth’s past. Celebrated Behemoth’s Ten Year Anniversary. And even speculated about Behemoth’s future. But we didn’t stop there, we were particularly interested in the company’s views towards the next-gen console restrictions and pending releases. Even though this interview was conducted back in early September, it’s safe to say that event with the releases right around...

Pax Prime 2013 Rewind: Kingston HyperX Stays Primed at Pax-

Kingston continues to be a main player in the stage of PC and storage components while keeping style as an integral component with their HyperX branding. They root themselves even deeper into the gaming arena with their sponsorships of headline professional gaming teams Cloud 9 HyperX and Team Solomid. The two teams did Kingston proud as Cloud 9 HyperX placed 1st and Team Solomid placed 2nd at the League of Legends American Regional Finals at...

Cooler Master Unveils HAF Stacker at Pax Prime

Cooler Master (aka CM Storm) has been hinting that they have a big announcement to make during Pax Prime this year, but has slyly given n0 clues as to what it may be. On August 30, 2013 they unveiled the HAF Stacker series of gaming tower casings. The HAF Stacker is the first stackable mod-tower, intended to promote new levels of customization and expandability in today’s (or tomorrow’s!) gaming rigs. At Pax Prime, we let...

SDCC 2013 – Xbox on the Floor

During San Diego Comic Con, we got a taste of what Xbox had to offer for the upcoming seasons in the Xbox Comic-Con Media Showcase. Titles for both the Xbox One and the 360 were on the floor to either view or play. Some titles are still in Alpha, but the majority (if not all) are slated to release by the end of the year. These titles included Battlefield 4, Project Spark, Fantasia, Ryse: Son of Rome...

SDCC 2013 – The Legend of Korra: ‘Book Two: Spirits’ Airing This September

The Legend of Korra – the successor of the renowned Avatar: The Last Airbender series – aired last spring. Its unique Asian inspired steampunk universe quickly set the series’ apart of anything else that has aired; and its element bending martial arts have memorized fans from the beginning. Unfortunately, we have been left in the dark since season one’s finale since negotiations between creators Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzk and Nickelodeon regarding The Legend...

Evo 2013: Capcom Announces Ultra Street Fighter IV

  Just when you thought you had mastered all there was to Street Fighter IV, Capcom throws a hadouken at you. Evo 2013 has come and gone but Capcom has made sure that even the losers do not walk away empty handed. A upgraded version of the fan favorite competitive fighting game has been announced: Ultra Street Fighter IV. Get all the details and take a look at the official screenshot gallery after the jump.

Relive Engadget+gdgt Live in NYC through Photos

Relive Engadget+gdgt Live in NYC through Photos

It’s not everyday that everyone is able to get a glimpse of new technology without being a member of the press. Thankfully, Engadget and gdgt were able to connect New York City technophiles with beloved brands as well as many emerging brands. It was a rare opportunity to interact directly with big brands like Sony and Samsung while getting a hands-on look at tons of new technology they mostly only read about online. However, if...

[PAX East 2013] Powerhouse Gaming Laptops by ASUS & MSI – First Impressions

In the world of PC gaming, it is commonplace for your traditional PC gamer to have a rig that they built themselves. I still have mine, although it was built during the creation of Stonehenge. But how about your closed-quarters gamer looking for a desktop replacement? Not everyone has the space for a 500 key Razer keyboard with a game stats screen. So what do gamer-supporting computer companies consider a proper all-in-one gaming package? On...

[PAX East 2013] Legend of Dungeon Interview

Approaching the Legend of Dungeon booth at PAX East this year, the atmosphere was pure gamer happiness. I looked on as two developers excitedly buzzed about the showcase; shouting helpful tips to the 4-person gathering of fans demoing the game, explaining the finer nuances of poking pixel ogres with tiny sword sprites and genuinely enjoying themselves in their element. Speaking with Robot Loves Kitty developers Alix Stolzer and Calvin Goble was a real joy; I...