Cross-over everywhere: cartoonists Karl Kerschl and Cameron Stewart talk about how they created a comic that expands the universe of the wildly popular video game, Assassin’s Creed. In keeping with all the transmedia stuff you’re always hearing about, they were given quite a bit of latitude to create their own characters and give the spin-off their own spin. ASSASSIN’S CREED: THE FALL will run three issues and be published by Ubisoft.
You hardly need us to tell you this, but there is a special Halloween-themed, 45-level bonus Angry Birds game that just went on sale for $.99. Angry Birds is an obsession around Stately Beat Manor, and paired with our other obsession, Halloween, it means that we’ll be posting even LESS soon, if that is possible.
A story in The Hollywood Reporter suggests that China is looking to get bigger in the international animation/comics field: Leading the charge is the city of Guiyang, capital of Guizhou province in southwest China. Since 2007, the city has been staging an annual Asian Youth Animation and Comics Contest, which this year attracted jurists, speakers, […]
Late last night Twitter flared with anger over a post entitled How to hire an artist by a designer of Flash-based computer games. Although we usually don’t quote things so extensively, it seems that running enough of an excerpt to get the whole story is important here (plus is may be taken down). This is what the author, Christopher Gregorio, has to say about selecting an artist for a game project:
Sony Online Entertainment has a lot going on for this November’s launch of the DC Universe Online game, including a fan event featuring Jim Lee and Marv Wolfman and a block party at SOE’s hq. VIP Beta keys will be available at all the events, as well.
The Beat is contractually not allowed to pay attention to video games, but the E3 convention just wrapped up and we’ll just direct you to iFanboy’s E3 2010 Comic Game News Roundup which has all the news on Spiderman Marvel vs Capcom, Scott Pilgrim, and something called Comic Jumper which looks cool: Oni’s Charlie Chu […]
A Scott Pilgrim video game is coming from Ubisoft later this year as a downloadable game for Xbox Live Arcade and PSN. The game has been created with a retro 16-bit look and a soundtrack by chiptune band Anamanaguchi.
The most successful entertainment offering of all time is not a film franchise or a TV show featuring Simon Cowell. It’s the video game Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 which has grossed $3 billion worldwide since it was released on November 10. Holy samoleons. While video game movies have failed to replicate or exceed […]
Media theorist Douglas Rushkoff has been much in the forefront of the acceptance of comics and graphic novels as part of the new dialog of ideas. He made a splash in comics with his Biblical deconstruction, TESTAMENT. Now he’s back with X, a graphic novel being serialized online by game studio Smoking Gun. The first […]
Dave Gibbons writes to say that he and BAFTA nominated videogame designer Charles Cecil are hosting a public screening of their video game “Beneath a Steel Sky” on October 5th at BAFTA, Piccadilly. The project has a long history, and has now been redeveloped for iPhone: The two first collaborated in 1994 on the multi-award-winning […]