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.
Main thoroughfare; compare to Day 1
Day 1 comparison
Pokeman crew & an unmasked Taskmaster
More in store after the jump!
Was this once you? Who remembers getting ready to rage quit life when that the Legend of Zelda game that you’d THOUGHT you’d saved (gold cartridge, baby!) turned out to be lost in the 8bit abyss the next time you powered up your NES?As it turns out, that cartridge blowing? Yeah, all for naught.
According too Geekologie, this The Legend of Zelda prototype is currently on sale for $150,000. It’s on eBay right now, check it out.
For those of us with that much scratch just burning a hole in your giant vault full of gold coins that you like swimming in,maybe you want to hold off a minute. What else could you get for 150 large? Why, you could:
–Buy a house
–Pick up a car or two
– Everyone loves watches!
– NEVER ENDING PIZZA PARTY
– 144 unlimited monthly Metrocards for the NYC subway system (that’s 12 years son!)
– Not a fan or cars or trains? Buy some racehorses, arrive everywhere in Old World style.
– Pay my rent for the next 94 months.
– Get hammered like a fancy gentleman!
–Get hammered like a less fancy gentlemen, but to the power of 150,000!
The Fallout and Skyrim are, in my opinion, the best of the lot. That being said, they’re all incredible and game studios should start cranking these out. These are so much more interesting and evocative over the general bullshot pastiches they throw together. Now I’m curious, who has the best game art? Take a poll after the jump! take the poll
I can barely make a paper football; these people are truly masters of their (paper) craft:
Props after the jump!
Two more after the jump!