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Who was there: Lightbox Interactive creative director Lars DeVore was joined by writer Keen Wooten, as well as Sony Santa Monica studio director John Hight and senior producer Harvard Bonin. IGN's Greg Miller moderated the panel.
What they talked about: Rather than a sequel to 2007's online, multiplayer-only Warhawk, Lightbox is returning to the PlayStation 3 in a new direction with the markedly expanded Starhawk. Announced in May, Starhawk combines sci-fi and Western elements to tell a single-player story that augments the franchise's well-known online element. Taking to the Continue Reading »
Who was there: At the Comic-Con 2011 panel were video game voice-over director Chris Borders and voice actor Dee Bradley Baker, with voice actor Tony Oliver moderating.Continue Reading »
What they talked about: After quizzing the panelists on their backgrounds, Oliver switched to character development and asked his two panelist how they process the hundreds of new characters that pass through their studios each year. As a director, Borders said the most important skill to develop is accurately identifying the core of a character. He could receive a...
Who was there: David Jaffe was largely a one-man show at the Twisted Metal Comic-Con 2011 panel.Continue Reading »
What they talked about: Jaffe began the panel by answering two burning questions. The first was whether or not there will be a Twisted Metal beta, to which Jaffe said they were planning a private and semiprivate beta. A game like Twisted Metal doesn't require that large of a testing phase, he said, and a private beta will give them better, more focused results.
Second, he said that to his knowledge, there isn't a Twisted Metal Collector's Edition planned. He hopes to keep it that way, as...
Who was there: Dark Horse public relations representative Jeremy Atkins, BioWare comics editor Dave Marshall, Knights of the Old Republic comic author John Jackson Miller, Mass Effect franchise writer Mac Walter, The Old Republic senior writer Alexander Freed, and Dragon Age producer Mark Darrah.Continue Reading »
What they talked about: Mass Effect and Dragon Age studio BioWare was on hand today alongside big-time comic book publisher Dark Horse to talk about the duo's partnership and what it means.
Dark Horse got right to business, confirming to the audience that Mass Effect: Invasion, the latest series comic book, is due out on October 19. According to the publisher, the book's narrative...
Who was there: ArenaNet developers Colin Johanson (lead content designer), Leah Rivera (content design), Bobby Stein (lead writer), Kristen Perry (character artist), and Kekai Kotaki (lead concept artist).Continue Reading »
What they talked about: The panel started off with a developer-themed trailer for Guild Wars 2. The clip showed the environments, characters, and features gamers can expect to see when the title finally launches.
The commentary in the video talked about how many massively...
Who was there: Darby McDevitt (writer), Brent Ashe (presentation designer), Louis-Pierre Pharand (transmedia producer), and Cameron Stewart (writer and artist) for Assassin's Creed: The Fall.Continue Reading »
What they talked about: McDevitt kicked things off by explaining that a writer in his position generally gets orders to craft his story to complement the predetermined location and overall narrative structure for an Assassin's Creed game. Then, he and his team go into research mode to learn as much as...
SAN DIEGO--Activision's Comic-Con 2011 panel was more a promotional affair than illuminating discussion, a fact evidenced by the celebrity-studded panel. Perhaps the most enthusiastic of panelists was none other than venerated Marvel man Stan Lee, who was on hand at the beginning of the panel to laud the work of Beenox and Silicon Knights on Spider-Man: Edge of Time and X-Men: Destiny, respectively.Continue Reading »
Asked about his impressions of the game, Lee said that it simply...
Who was there: TQ Jefferson of the Marvel Interactive team was joined by Silicon Knight's Denis Dyack, Activision's Doug Heder, Beenox's Dee Brown, THQ's Jonathan McMullen, Capcom's Seth Killian, and Gazillion Entertainment's David Brevik.Continue Reading »
What they talked about: Game-related announcements have been sparse at Comic-Con 2011, but Marvel had one of the biggest with its reveal of Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3. At the Marvel Interactive games panel today, the comics publisher had a couple of other minor reveals to share, the largest of which pertained to Zen Studios'...
Who was there: Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom producer Ryota Niitsuma, Capcom's Seth Killian, Marvel's Chris Baker, and a translator.Continue Reading »
What they talked about: Speaking through a translator for the duration of the presentation, Niitsuma joked about the character roster leak for the $40 Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, but he was firm about discussing only the four new characters: Strider, Hawkeye, Firebrand, and Ghost Rider.
While Niitsuma reiterated the basic Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 features, he...
Who was there: From Naughty Dog, there was creative director Amy Hennig, cinematic production lead Taylor Kurosaki, and lead cinematics animator Josh Scherr. These three were accompanied by members of the acting cast, including Nolan North, who plays Nathan Drake; Emily Rose, who does Elena Fisher; and Richard McGonagle, the actor behind Victor Sullivan.Continue Reading »
What they talked about: While the panel was largely focused on the motion-capture techniques behind the Uncharted series, one consistent theme was the importance of Naughty Dog's collaborative spirit within everything the studio does. Hennig stressed early on that...