The SDCC is the biggest pop culture and entertainment convention in the world
Sure some shows have risen up to challenge its awesome might over the last decade or so with October's NYCC and some of the Wizard World cons, but even now it's a spectacle unto itself.
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- SDCC: Koto unveils exclusive Harley Quinn unmasked
- SDCC: Marvel unveils list of show exclusives
- SDCC: Brand new Battle Beasts exclusive is con-bound
- SDCC: Adult Swim preps Comic Con invasion
Who says games aren't art?
Also new this week was the Museum of Modern Art's announcement that they've bolstered their gaming collection with some of the biggest classics of all time... and Minecraft.
Of course, we couldn't have a gaming anything without mention of Minecraft could we? Heaven forbid we forget about that one. Also new to the installation are actual classics though. You'll now find games in the collection like Tempest, Yar's Revenge, Pong and the fan favorite console; the Magnavox Odyssey.
Steelport is back and looking crazy good
We took a look at a preview edition of Saints Row IV this past week and I'm tempted to just say "mark your calendar" here and leave it at that.
The game is amazingly fun to play, loaded with action and just plain funny. But, really funny- not 'funny' in a forced way that falls flat. If this news is old hat to those who are already fans of the franchise, I apologize, but I haven't played an SR title since the first one and never really enjoyed the franchise. So to me, this game's like an awakening. Volition has done a superb job melding slapstick humor, pop culture references and action into a game that you really shouldn't miss.
Saints Row IV doesn't release into stores and digital download services till August, but you can read our full preview right here.
While that was some of the biggest news of the last few days, there was way more going on in the world of gaming and comics this past week. Here's a few of the other big stories that appeared on BG:
- General Zod arrives in Injustice: Gods Among Us
- New Prince of Persia announced for iOS
- The Walking Dead: 400 Days now available
- Divinity: Dragon Commander gets Imperial Edition