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Monday, July 15, 2013

Comic-Con 2013 Break Down Gaming

So here's a major break-down of gaming events happening at Comic-Con. As written earlier it's the first public chance  to play  both the Xbox One and PS4. Nintendo has a wonderful lounge to check out, Ubisoft has a pirate ship for Assassin's Creed. Sega has an open free arcade and there's some music to check out from Final Fantasy and Video Games Live. There's even more with special gaming  lounges and tournaments surrounding the con, so if you're a gamer, plenty to do.

It's a big list, so click on the jump link for much more info.

Nintendo Gaming Lounge located at the Marriott Marquis & Marina at 333 W. Harbor Drive, right next door to the San Diego Convention Center. From July 18th to the 21st

Nintendo will have a presence in two locations during Comic-Con. The first is on the show floor in the San Diego Convention Center, where the focus will be on Pikmin 3 for Wii U, with game-play kiosks and unique photo opportunities.

Visitors who do not have a Comic-Con badge can still join in the Nintendo fun by visiting the huge Nintendo Gaming Lounge at the adjacent San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina hotel. The list of playable games scheduled to appear includes:
Wii U
  • The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD from Nintendo
  • Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze from Nintendo
  • Super Mario 3D World from Nintendo
  • Pikmin 3 from Nintendo
  • New Super Luigi U from Nintendo
  • Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games from Nintendo
  • Rayman Legends from Ubisoft
  • Skylanders SWAP Force from Activision
  • Disney Infinity from Disney Interactive
  • Sonic Lost World from SEGA
  • The Wonderful 101 from Platinum Games
  • Bayonetta 2 from Platinum Games
  • Just Dance 2014 from Ubisoft
Nintendo 3DS
  • Yoshi’s New Island from Nintendo
  • The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds from Nintendo
  • Mario & Luigi: Dream Team from Nintendo
  • Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D from Nintendo
  • Sonic Lost World from SEGA
  • Shin Megami Tensei IV from ATLUS (Index Digital Media, Inc.)
  • Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate from Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
In addition to all of these games, visitors to the Nintendo booth and Gaming Lounge will encounter a host of fun activities. Attendees that stop by both the Nintendo booth at the convention center and the Nintendo Gaming Lounge at the Marriott Marquis & Marina hotel will receive a mask (while supplies last) designed to resemble the masks worn by the heroes of The Wonderful 101. Fans who dress up like the characters from The Wonderful 101 will be have a chance to win a Wii U system and copy of the game when it launches on Sept. 15. And at 2 p.m. on Sunday, July 21, Nintendo invites everyone who is dressed up or wearing a mask to gather for a group photo.
To get all those Pokémon trainers-in-the-making ready for the upcoming releases of Pokémon X and Pokémon Y for Nintendo 3DS, a Pokémon-themed area will be set up in the Nintendo Gaming Lounge to allow visitors to relax, take photos with the Pikachu costumed character and participate in giveaways.
The yearlong celebration of the Year of Luigi will also continue at the show. Not only will visitors be able to play New Super Luigi U for Wii U and Mario & Luigi: Dream Team for Nintendo 3DS, but the Luigi costumed character also will be available to take memorable photos with visitors. Visitors will also be able to collect fun items such as Mario & Luigi: Dream Team pillow cases, Luigi hats and Year of Luigi coins (while supplies last), as well as sign the giant Luigi yearbook, a memento chronicling Luigi’s 30 years in video games.
The Nintendo booth (No. 235) is located at the San Diego Convention Center at 111 W. Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA, 92101. The Nintendo Gaming Lounge is located on the first floor of the Marriott Marquis & Marina hotel at 333 W. Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA, 92101.

Xbox One

Xbox Comic-Con 2013 Schedule

PlayStation 4

 Here’s a complete list of PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, and PlayStation Mobile titles that we’ll be demoing in our booth (#301):

PlayStation 4
  • Knack
  • Octodad: Dadliest Catch
PlayStation Vita
  • Killzone: Mercenary
  • Tearaway
  • The Walking Dead
  • Dragon’s Crown
  • Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate
  • Spelunky
PlayStation 3
  • BEYOND: Two Souls
  • Gran Turismo 6
  • Puppeteer
  • Diablo III
  • Batman: Arkham Origins
PlayStation Mobile
  • Cardboard Castle
  • Feed Me Oil
  • Tokyo Jungle Mobile
  • Cytus Lamdaytus
  • Chimpact
  • Switch Galaxy
  • Passing Time
  • Haunt the House
  • Yu-Nama: The Puzzle
  • Hermit Crab in Space

Ubisoft Panels and it's own Pirate ship!

This year Ubisoft is putting a pirate ship in port for Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag. There's a panel for South Park: Stick of Truth, maybe will finally get a release date.

SEGA Arcade

lineup, which will consist of four games. Sonic Lost World, Total War: Rome II, Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse, and Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F will be playable at the SEGA Arcade.
The SEGA Arcade will be fully open to the public. Attendees won’t need a show badge in order to attend.

200 Harbor Drive, Suite 120, San Diego, CA 92101

Note that the SEGA Arcade will operate during the following times:
· Wednesday 7:00pm – 10:00pm
· Thursday 12:00pm – 9:00pm
· Friday 12:00pm – 9:00pm
· Saturday 12:00pm – 9:00pm
· Sunday 11:00am – 7:00pm

Mad Catz Unveiled
Mad Catz Unveiled

Distant Worlds: Music from FINAL FANTASY
An Ashford University Summer Pops Special Concert
Thursday, July 18, 8pm

FINAL FANTASY descends on the Summer Pops! Fresh off the 25th anniversary of FINAL FANTASY celebration, music from one of the most popular video games of all time arrives just in time for Comic-Con. The San Diego Symphony performs the live soundtrack to this stunning video presentation conducted by Arnie Roth. Special appearance by composer Nobuo Uematsu!
COSTUME SHOWCASE! Dress up as your favorite FINAL FANTASY character!
Program to include:
  • FINAL FANTASY Series: Chocobo Medley 2012 (new score from the 25th Anniversary Celebration!)
  • FINAL FANTASY Series : Battle & Victory Theme Medley (new score from the 25th Anniversary Celebration!)
  • FINAL FANTASY VI: Opera "Maria and Draco" (new updated 25th Anniversary version!)
  • FINAL FANTASY VIII: Liberi Fatali
  • FINAL FANTASY X: Zanarkand
  • FINAL FANTASY XII: The Dalmasca Estersand (new score from the 25th Anniversary Celebration!) 

 Video Games Live Free Concert
July 20, 2013
San Diego, CA
San Diego Civic Theatre
Pasadena Community Orchestra
Presented by Amazon
Okay... are you ready for this one! wants to make sure everyone out there knows about how strongly they feel about video games so they are presenting a FREE SHOW in San Diego during Comic Con!   It's being held at the San Diego Civic Theatre (3,000 seats) and we'll be performing with the Pasadena Community Orchestra and Glendale College Concert Singers.  The show is "First Come First Served" BUT there are a few ways where you'll be able to SECURE VIP SEATING for the event!  We actually now have our own landing page right on the main Amazon website!  You can find out all of the details by going to  Make sure to sign up to the list so that you'll receive new information as it becomes available.  There are still a LOT of secrets we'll be revealing shortly... but we're definitely pulling out all the stops for this one!  Including 4 new World Premiers and MANY special guest performers.  ALSO!!  If you're not in the area or can't make it... fear not!  We're going to be streaming the show FOR FREE as well!  Again, we'll be releasing more info about this over the next week or so... so please make sure to sign up to the mailing list on Amazon's VGL landing page.

There is in fact one way right now that you can secure the best seats AND have V.I.P. access and a whole bunch of other great stuff.  That is by purchasing a special ULTIMATE GAMER V.I.P. BACKSTAGE EXPERIENCE PACKAGE.  We only have 16 of these available for this special show.  There are going to be over 15 special guest composers flying in from around the world to take part in this event so you won't want to miss out!  All the details for the V.I.P. Experience for this show are HERE!   A V.I.P. seat/ticket IS included for this performance.


Gam3rCon is the premier gaming convention in San Diego, bringing gamers and pop culture fans together to celebrate all things gaming. Taking place during San Diego Comic-Con International, Gam3rCon features four floors of gaming entertainment, including a Video Game Arena, Tabletop Gaming Lounge, gaming industry panels, live theatre, gaming-themed artwork, and rooftop parties.

July 18th-21st, 2013
2:00 PM - 2:00 AM 
10th Ave Theatre
930 10th Ave
San Diego, CA 92101

 Mad Catz Unveiled
July 18 $50

Break Invaders at Comic-Con

When: Thursday, July 18th & Friday, July 19th
Where: Dick’s Last Resort at 345 4th Ave, San Diego 92101
From 11am – 5pm Thurs & Fri, Break Invaders will be serving up food and fun. Check out our:
Barcade: Play alongside legends as they play for world record attempts at classic arcade games. Gaming legends and attempts include: George Leutz on Fix it Felix Jr. and Super Pac-Man, star of King of Kong Richie Knuckles on Space Invaders, and Billy Mitchell competing for a new kill screens world record on Donkey Kong.
Man At Arms Armory: For the first time, fans can see the weapons Man at Arms created with Master Blacksmith Tony Swatton on Break Media’s Awe Me YouTube channel. Check out weapons like Cloud Buster’s Sword from Final Fantasy VIIHe-Man’s Sword from Masters of the UniverseSword of Omens from ThundercatsThe Diamond Sword from MinecraftFinn’s Golden Sword from Adventure Time, Hit Girl’s Spear from Kickass, and Wolverine’s Claws from X-Men.
Special Event: Happy hour with Master Blacksmith and renowned prop master, Tony Swatton from Man at Arms (Friday only 2-4pm).
Photobooth where you can share pictures with all of your friends back home and be featured in our Comic-Con gallery, also grab a souvenir print of your Comic-Con experience.
Break Invaders Game Play: Join us Thursday night from 7pm – 2am and play the largest Invader game ever constructed on a life-size joystick controller once the sun goes down. Compete on our original Break Invaders game as it is projected on a wall in the Break Invader beer garden outside.
Dance floor, DJ, and bar will be open for the night.