gamescom 2018

gamescom 2018: gaming and fun for the whole family – Event Schedule

gamescom 2018 opens with world premieres Political guests of honour are Dorothee Bär, Germany’s Minister of State for Digitalisation, and Armin Laschet, Minister-President of North Rhine-Westphalia ‘Diversity wins’ is the central theme of gamescom 2018 The gamescom 2018 partner country is Spain Berlin, 19 July 2018 – gamescom 2018 is marking its tenth anniversary by opening with several surprises: A number of games will make their global debut at the opening, where they will be introduced by their developers. The political guests of honour will be Dorothee Bär, who as Germany’s Minister of State for Digitalisation is the federal official responsible for all games-related issues, and Armin Laschet, Minister-President of the state of North Rhine-Westphalia. And for the first time, holders of a ‘wild card’, which allows private visitors to attend gamescom on the exclusive trade visitor and media day, will additionally be able to take part in the official opening. This was announced today by the gamescom sponsor, game – the German Games Industry Association, and Koelnmesse, the event organiser, at a press event in Berlin. The partner country of gamescom 2018 is Spain. The leading theme this year, ‘Diversity wins’, spotlights the great diversity and versatility of games as an entertainment medium, cultural asset and important door opener to digitisation for millions of people. ‘The new opening gets right to the heart of the strengths of gamescom: the world’s largest event for computer and video games stands for first-class entertainment, but also keeps its eye on the societal discourse around games,’ says Felix […]

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Comic-Con International: San Diego

Programs and Events Schedule at Comic-Con International: San Diego

Comic-Con International once again features a massive schedule of programming events—the largest of any comics or pop culture convention in the country, if not the world! This is the largest and most extensive Comic-Con International programming schedule to date. It spans all four days and includes 19 separate rooms in the Convention Center, ranging from 256 seats to the massive 6,500-seat Hall H. Beyond the Convention Center, you will find Comic-Con programming at four other locations in downtown: the San Diego Central Library, the Hilton Bayfront Hotel, the Horton Grand Theatre, and the Marriott Marquis. Programs at the Central Library are located in the Shiley Special Events Suite (9th Floor) and The Neil Morgan Auditorium (ground floor, opposite the library). The library is across the Harbor Drive pedestrian bridge at 330 Park Blvd. (you can also enter at 11th Ave. and K St.). Programs at the Hilton Bayfront, just south of the Convention Center, are in the Indigo Ballroom. The Horton Grand Theatre is at 444 4th Avenue, two blocks east of the Convention Center. The Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina Hotel meeting facility is located on the Harbor Drive of the hotel, adjacent to the Convention Center on the Hall A side. Programs are in Grand Ballroom 1 & 2, Grand Ballroom 9, and Marina Ballroom DE. The Marriott Marquis serves as the headquarters hotel for anime, films, nighttime games, the Hospitality Suite, and the Comic-Con International Independent Film Festival. The Comic Creator Connection is still in the Santa Rosa Room on Friday and […]

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E3 2018 Press Conference Schedule

E3 takes place June 12-14, 2018, at the Los Angeles Convention Center. EA kicks things off on Saturday, June 9, with its EA Play briefing, while Microsoft and Bethesda will follow on Sunday afternoon and evening, respectively. Devolver Digital, a relative newcomer to E3 press conferences, will also host one on Sunday. Square Enix follows these on Monday morning; Ubisoft then takes its turn in the afternoon, with Sony’s presentation slated for later that evening. The PC Gaming Show also happens on Monday. Nintendo then concludes the press conferences with its briefing on Tuesday morning. We’ve laid out the exact schedule below, complete with times, for all of this year’s press conferences. E3 2018 Press Conference Schedule Saturday, June 9 Electronic Arts — 11 AM PT / 2 PM ET / 7 PM BST (4 AM AET on June 10) Sunday, June 10 Microsoft — 1 PM PT / 4 PM ET / 9 PM BST (6 AM AET on June 11) Bethesda — 6:30 PM PT / 9:30 PM ET (2:30 AM BST / 11:30 AM AET on June 11) Devolver Digital — 8 PM PT / 11 PM ET (4 AM BST / 1 PM AET on June 11) Monday, June 11 Square Enix — 10 AM PT / 1 PM ET / 6 PM BST (3 AM AET on June 12) Ubisoft — 1 PM PT / 4 PM ET / 9 PM BST (6 AM AET on June 12) PC Gaming Show — 3 PM PT / 6 PM ET / 11 […]

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CES Opens in Las Vegas with Record-Breaking Crowd

LAS VEGAS — CES®2018 opened its doors Jan. 9, 2018, unveiling the next-generation of technology and address global challenges across a record-breaking show floor that spans more than 2.75 million net square feet of exhibit space and features more than 3,900 exhibitors, including some 900 startups. More than 20,000 products will launch at CES 2018 this week. Owned and produced by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)TM, CES 2018 runs through Friday, Jan. 12, in Las Vegas at multiple venues. CES draws the global technology industry and leaders from other business sectors from 150 countries including Fortune 500 executives, manufacturers, retailers, corporate buyers, content producers, entertainment executives, venture capitalists, engineers, government officials, installers, advertising and marketing executives, financial analysts and the media from every corner of the globe. From tech powerhouses to innovative startups, companies big and small from all industries come to CES to introduce the latest innovation to the global market. Exhibitors feature products from all facets of tech, from audio, vehicle technology and wireless to drones, augmented and virtual reality, 3D printing, sensor tech and more. Manufacturers, developers and suppliers gather at CES to not only showcase game-changing technology to the world, but to also build strong business relationships with new and existing industries. Tech East:Las Vegas Convention and World Trade Center (LVCC), Westgate Las Vegas (Westgate) and Renaissance Las Vegas (Renaissance) Where innovations in audio, drones, gaming, augmented and virtual reality, vehicle technology,video, wireless devices, wireless services, digital imaging/photography or anything “i” come tomarket. It’s also home to many international exhibitors. Tech West: Sands Expo […]

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Local Comics And Card Store Closing After Almost 30 Years

Broadway Comics And Cards Closing Its Doors After Almost 30 Years SACRAMENTO (via CBS13) – Broadway comics and Cards have been open next to tower cafe for nearly 3 decades. But rising rents and a shift to more online sales has forced the owner to make a tough decision. Wedged in between Tower Café and Joe Marty’s Bar and Grille in Sacramento, CA, is Broadway Comics and Cards. “I’ve been here since February 19, 1988,” said owner Wilson Lew. Lew has thousands of comics stacked in boxes, kept in plastic. And some are from decades ago. “Oh my gosh, this smells so good,” said Lew thumbing through a 1972 Mister Miracle book. Like a true fan, he can tell quality, with a whiff. “It’s a different experience to have a comic book in your hands and have that experience,” Lew continued. When Broadway Comics and Cards opened for business 30 years ago, comics were a hot commodity and business was good. “There would be people coming in, lining up buying two, three, four, five copies,” said Lew, “one to read and two to save.” But since then, times have changed. “Everybody is buying online or digitally downloading,” said Lew. Walk-up sales have fallen off and the cost to stay open continues to rise. “They raised my rent twice in the last 12 months,” he continued. Lew tried to supplement the books with popular trends over the years. “Pokemon was big; it was huge,” said Lew. “There would be like five monster zones,” said Matthew Henderson, […]

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Mega Man 11

Capcom Reveals Mega Man® 11 in Celebration of Video Game Icon’s 30th Anniversary

Legendary Series Returns in 2018 with Brand New Mainline Mega Man® Game and Legacy Titles for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation®4, Xbox One, and PC SAN FRANCISCO – Dec. 4, 2017 – Today during the Mega Man® 30th Anniversary Livestream in partnership with Twitch, Capcom, a leading worldwide developer and publisher of video games, revealed Mega Man® 11, the next evolution in the long-running 32 million unit-selling action platformer series. Led by a talented, veteran development team at Capcom, the new game features tight side-scrolling action gameplay the series is known for while completely revolutionizing the experience for modern consoles.Mega Man 11 will be a great entry for both fans and newcomers to the series to dive into as it retains its signature challenge while offering a variety of difficulty options. The game is coming to Nintendo Switch, PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One, and Windows PC in late 2018. Read the full story and watch the new trailer on the PPN Blog here.

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BulbaCast Season 5 – Episode 08: Total Fan Service

This week on BulbaCast we have topics that include discussions on the latest Japanese anime episodes, the Pokemon movie in the US, this week’s News bulletin, Annoying release dates, and a Jump Festa announcement, the QoTW for next week, as well as Pokemon news and much, much more. Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS

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BulbaCast Season 5 – Episode 07: Snivy Whiplash

(Live from University of Michigan) This week on BulbaCast we have topics that include discussions on episode 56 and 57 of the Japanese anime, the weekly VG News Bulletin, Is the metagame stagnant? We answer Q&A from the audience, the QoTW for next week, as well as Pokemon news and much, much more. Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS

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BulbaCast Season 5 – Episode 06: Rainbows

This week on BulbaCast we have topics that include discussions on BW…whatever it was, VG News Bulletin, Satoru Iwata’s announcements and potential pokemon game, the QoTW for next week, as well as Pokemon news and much, much more. Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS

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