South Park: Stick of Truth Delayed ‘Til March; Here’s a Seven Minute Trailer to Tide You Over

First announced back in, what, December 2011? All set to see the light of day this December (and delaying my inevitable purchase of a PS4 by months), the word today is that the South Park: The Stick of Truth will be delayed until March ’14. Which is a bummer, but I’d prefer a delay and a non garbage experience. The trailer below is what I saw at New York Comic Con the other week and if you are even the slightest bit of a South Park fan, watch it and tell me you don’t want this game. MAKE SURE YOUR PEOPLE ARE THERE.

“Within three weeks after acquiring the game, we sadly realized we had to turn this thing upside down if we hoped to deliver the experience everybody wanted,” Ubisoft North America’s president Laurent Detoc said in the announcement blog. “It’s been such a major overhaul to get to the point where we are that we couldn’t let it go, even if that meant missing December.”

Fun Fact: South Park debuted on Comedy Central in August 1997.

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Four Days on the Run & Yo I’m Dying of Thirst a/k/a New York Comic Con ’13, Day Four

This is it folks; the big one. No, not the apocarkalypse; no, the final day of New York Comic Con ’13 and I’m going to let you in on a little secret: Sunday may just be the second best day. While Thursday is best because you get all of the show with about half of the audience, Sunday also nets you smaller crowds along with the added benefit of people selling EVERYTHING at a discount so they don’t have to pack it up n’ move it. I picked up three t-shirts and four original pieces of art for about $60!  Check out the following, ’cause they have cool shit for sale:

Abandon Ship Apparel (straight from Glasgow! The one in Scotland!)

Drew Morrison – Fine art for an even finer price

Metro Orange Art – Whaddya know? They also have fine art!

Bots n’ Babes – With Rawrs AWOL, I want to give all of my t-shirt monies to this guy.

So while this wasn’t the best NYCC in recent history (that would go to NYCC ’11, what with its free beer & free iPads), it definitely got better as the weekend progressed.  PLUS, while the impetus for the whole trip out for day 4 (scoring something for my old man’s 60th birthday) didn’t exactly work out according to plan (how saw them selling out of the Fidel Castro action figure ?!) I did score a couple cool things I think he’ll dig.  Or won’t. Who can even tell with presents?

Previous New York Comic Con ’13 coverage: Day 1, Day 2, Day 3 Now enough with the jibber-jabber, check out today’s photos:

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I like that he’s holding a tiny scorpion, just in case you don’t get exactly who he is.

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This just proves that none of my comics are worth anything.

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And on the Third Day, We Drink Heavily – New York Comic Con ’13, Day Three

Day three of Comic Con: hey, do you like being jammed into tight spaces, jostled from all sides, unable to reach any of the booths you came to see? Then you’ll love Comic Con on a Saturday. Luckily, I was just there to meet up with some people and then go drinking. Still got roughly an hour on the main floor before I fled in terror to Artists Alley, where I became a proud winner of the 8-Bit Challenge. Too late, I found two awesome things I wanted to buy: a Marvel Zombies Magneto mini-bust and an Infinity Gauntlet bottle opener. Sadly, I got neither.

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But I did get shots of more excellent cosplay; check ’em out! Also…I may make it a four day affair; I need to buy a present for my Dad’s 60th birthday and I have to imagine the best place to find a weird gift for a 60 year old man HAS to be Comic Con.  But ugh…on the last day? This is going to be a nightmare. I must steel myself for Close Quarter Combat. BEHOLD: my Comic Con Suit!IMG_3538IMG_1851  IMG_3540IMG_3536

Compare vs Day 1, Day 2

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Sit n’ Wait, Wait n’ Sit a/k/a New York Comic Con ’13, Day 2

Day 2 at NYCC ’13 was a horrid slog; everything and everywhere was damp, my hangover was slowly crushing my will to live and I made the (stupid) decision to forgo the floor so I could check out a few panels.

Here’s the thing about Con panels: the only way you’re getting into the one you want is to camp out in the room that it’s evenutally going to be in. For hours if necessary (it always is). I wanted to check out the IGN GTA V panel,  featuring the main actors from the game, which started at 5:15. I was in line at 1:15, then sat in line outside of a True Blood panel, then sat INSIDE during the new Legend of Zelda (the 17th!) game panel,/reveal (Lorule, how clever). THEN sat through the Big Ass Spider panel (which was excruciating), THEN sat through the GTA V panel. I was in/around this damn room for over 5 hours. By the end of it, i couldn’t have cared LESS about GTA V, Comic Con, swag, signatures, nuthin’. I just had to GET OUT.

So now two days are down and I would rate this the worst con I’ve been to.  But just to make REALLY sure it’s terrible, I’m going back today. ’cause I’m a glutton.

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Main thoroughfare; compare to Day 1

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Pokeman crew & an unmasked Taskmaster

More in store after the jump!

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Disappointment on the Hudson a/k/a New York Comic Con ’13, Day 1

First day of New York Comic Con 2013 has come and gone and I’ve got the hangover to prove it. What I don’t have? Oodles of cool shit I didn’t have previously!  Nothing really jumped out on me on Day 1 as a MUST BUY or even a “Hmmm…that would be pretty cool to have”.  Well, back up.  There was one booth in Artist’s Alley that had some incredible work: Sean Hartter had some really cool and original work that, if I go back for a second round today, may require further attention. Special mention to Acidfree Gallery as well for some mind-blowingly cool Transformer and Voltron pieces. Which, come to think about it, now that the money I had earmarked for Mondo is suddenly free, maybe I’ll go blow it over at Acidfree.

Highlights:

– South Park: The Stick of Truth looks absolutely AMAZING. They’ve created the first ever playable TV show and will most likely be one of the reasons I delay picking up a PS4.

– Kid Rock cosplaying as The Riddler (see pic below)

– Librarian meetup at The Tempest Bar.

Lowlights:

– New York Comic Con sending out a tweet under my handle with no prior warning.

-No Mondo

-No Rawrs

-Press and Pro day is barely that anymore; now that the con sells a ton of tickets for Thursday, it feels just like any other day there, just with slightly less people.

– NYCC ’13 seems somehow…diminished this year. The hallway between Artist’s Alley and the main floor, usually packed with stuff in previous years, was empty. There was no tabletop gaming area, so even if I wanted to kill some time and throw away some money getting just straight up embarrassed at Magic, I couldn’t.  Like Shawn Michaels in the ’90’s, New York Comic Con has lost its smile.

-Where’s all the swag, you cheapskates!?!

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New York Comic Con Swag Target #1 – Pimp2-D2

Thanks to ThePwnRanger for the heads up (also io9 and Geekologie). Who knows if this even makes it to the floor for sale before Disney swoops down and just eradicates the Manly Art booth with C&D’s and smokin’ legalese. But since I’ve got a spare Ulysses S., come 4:30p on Friday I’m going to have to see a man about a robot pimp.

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It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year: New York Comic Con Begins Tomorrow!

Oh snaps y’all, New York Comic Con ’13 begins tomorrow!

Exactly how I envision the event:

What’s going to happen this year?! What kind of swag will I go home with (too much) and how much will get immediately tossed out (95%)? How much money will I spend (now that Mondo and Rawrs won’t be there, hardly any)? Will I get ANOTHER pair of (prescription) sunglasses stolen? Who knows? MYSTERY BOX.

If you’re reading this and want to meet up @ NYCC this year, I’d love to hang out.  Hell, if you’re of legal (USA) drinking age, I’ll buy you a beer. WHAT A DEAL.

New York Comic Con’ 13: Let’s Do This Shit.

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