Okay, so it’s a tad late, but a marvel of pics are in. In May 2014 the UK hosted a Comic Con event in London from MCM. The event earned over an extraordinary 100,000 visitors at the Excel centre.
The UK, which are highly behind on Comic Con’s and assume all geek lovers fantasies are not worthy or important are likely to think again. Though they may now try to commercialise it reading this, fans have been clear. Leave them alone and keep your noses out.
The event hosted between Friday 23 to Sunday 25 May 2014 surpassed the precious years 88,000 mark with 101,600.
So if you’re going as a meet up group coordinating outfits, a lone ranger or simply throwing on a frock, get down to the Excel if this is your sort of thing. Everyone of all sizes, countries and hero lovers are welcomed.
Whether its comic heroes and villains, video game stars or classic fairytale fol, there is a place for any and very star.
MCM’s new Excel event is on 24-26 October 2014. If anyone can sew us a suit, we might pop down. 🙂 (Anything Final Fantasy would work.)
Also, check out this great site by Ri Ri Chan. – How to survive your first Cosplay event
Here are some of the great snaps from revellers of the event. (If anyone objects to images used, please contact us to have them removed.) We simply thought they were cool!
Amazing suits from Super Couple!
Perfect make up and clobber.
Great Cos with Tifa Lockheart and some red dudes, 🙂
Yunie and a homemade staff looking smooth.
The Beauty Spot
Geeks are Sexy
Final Fantasy VII set to open Gold Saucer gaming to mobile Apps
Excellent news for all Final Fantasy lovers or just the one’s fond of number VII. Makers SquareEnix have decided to relaunch a new digi version of a mini game from the blockbuster series.
Final Fantasy VII G-Bike will be a new game available on iOS in the fall. Focusing on Cloud and Aeris world, the content will be a relaunch of the original escape from Midgar G-Bike mission with a few added features. Jumping and sliding will also be included as will customisable bikes.
The game is set to be released in Japan this fall and will be available on all iOS devices including Android phones and tablets. It is likely this will be tested for roll-out purposes worldwide.
Also in the pipeline are a bundle of unannounced favourites from the Gold Saucer to be develop for App as well.
For Square this is a good decision to move into a current technology while not overly destroying the magic of FF VII. Fans do not want the entire game to be ripped off, however and Square have thought cleverly on how much not to expand on. As one of the best Role Playing games ever, FF VII has stood the test of time. It would be a shame if all of it was unpacked 20 years on for a moment of madness that could ruin all it stood for.
With these mini-games this is a good way forward, but maybe they should get me on board. There are tons of things that could be done to expand the franchise but corporate bosses above wouldn’t understand on their own and may ruin the show. Don’t let them.
For now though, the step is in a contemporary direction which ultimately fans will no doubt love.
So fan lovers, which mini-games from the Saucer do you wish to see? Are we all fond of playing Mog’s House again? *yawn*
Shut down due to turn off gamers
For hardcore gamers pondering why the online service is choppy, disconnective and crashing the answer is what all fans fear.
As of May 20th 2014 Nintendo will betray its fanbase and close the online multiplayer services. This means it will be no longer available for gamers to play anyone around the world over the wifi connection. Nintendo assure the in game details will be retained.
This will offer little comfort to fans upset with the choices implemented.
The Wii, Nintendo DS and DSi services will all be discontinued online.
Many speculate the closure is down to raising the sales of the Wii U console, which has proved immensely unpopular after Nintendo favoured this by abandoning all Wii console content and future gaming titles.
In the pipeline is the Nintendo Fusion, a new console to be produced. This, however, will not claw back the hardcore gamers to simply buy a new console after Nintendo’s wayward management of the Wii model in conjunction with online play.
Fans will leave to actually play games online or adopt the Xbox or Playstation consoles instead.
For Nintendo this is a catastrophic and neglectful decision which gamers feel conned out of. In this economic recession only two sectors have boomed. They are the sex industry and the gaming sector. The fact Nintendo are resigning themselves from the market is simply going to drive consumers away. Attempting the strong comeback will be the game company’s biggest test. One many fan and gamers believe will not be achievable. Fans do not like to buy games to play online only to have them shut off at any point.
Fan Mock up of potential new console
In all honesty, Nintendo have simply cut themselves off and withdrawn as a competitor in the market, even if they have plans to relaunch new consoles. For them, the game is well and truly over.
The Wii was the first cutting edge technology to produce interactive gameplay with movement sensor interaction. They simply let it fade away. What a shame.