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The Anthology Project has become one of the favourite pieces of comic art amongst the RGB crew. Bucking the online trend, The Anthology Project volume one os presented in a luxurious hardbound edition with vibrant colours. Between the covers are some great shorts from a variety of North American creators, which was nominated for an Eisner Award.
Sometimes the best things at a convention are the most random. One of those moments was while Ryan and John were getting ready to go in after picking up their passes. It just so happened that it was the same time Lance Henriksen was out front taking a break from signing copies of his book and doing the convention guest thing.
While at the Image booth during Fan Expo, we had a chance to talk with Owen Wiseman and Nam Kim, writer and artist, respectively, of Samurai’s Blood, a gorgeously drawn samurai revenge tale. Unlike many tales in the genre, especially in comics, Samurai’s lood avoids the more fantasy-based trappings, and weaves a tale more firmly grounded in reality.
Ubisoft had quite a bit going on at Fan Expo in Toronto this year. One of the upcoming titles that caught our eye was Rocksmith, which puts a new spin on the rhythm guitar game. It’s specfically designed to work with any electric guitar, which plugs into your Xbox 360, PS3 or PC via a USB adapter, and uses the chords you strum to keep track.
In the video above, you can catch Ryan’s talk with Adam from Ubisoft, who also demos the game using an Epiphone Les Paul plugged in via …
Ken and Alex Steacy were manning a table at Fan Expo, showcasing Alex’s project Shards, which highlights the artistic talents of a number of artists. Peter talks with them about the Shards project, as well as a wide range of topics from Ken’s Desert Bus stint, the shrinking role of middle men in the industry and what exactly is the best metaphor for Shards: apparatif, canape or hor d’oeuvres…
While he hasn’t had time to finish it (yet), Peter has nothing but praise for Deus Ex: Human Revolution. That’s why we decided he would probably be the best person to talk to Elias Toufexis, who plays the lead role of Adam Jensen in the game. With a lead time of about four years, it’s not surprising that Elias didn’t recognize some of his own bits of dialogue when he himself was playing the game.
As a side note, now that I’ve put a few hours into Deus Ex, I have to say that …
Some of the best things to happen at conventions are totally random, and you don’t expect to have your camera running at the time. At Fan Expo this year, we all happened to be in the right place at the right time. The above video is the result of a bunch of random cosplay Ezios and Altairs milling around the Ubisoft booth when they’re starting a Just Dance 3 contest.
While at TCAF this year, we spent a few minutes talking with Miguel Sternberg of Spooky Squid about the latest Torontron arcade cabinet, the High Roller. Also on hand was a playable version of his latest game They Bleed Pixels, a “fast paced, gothic, low-fi pixel art, platforming beat’em up” that will be coming out ‘soon’ on Xbox Live Indies.