"Any last things for any struggling voice actors out there?"
Tumblr site Fuck Yes, Troy Baker made a GIF sequence of our interview with voice actor Troy Baker. He’s done a million different voices for all sorts of anime, video games, and more. Most recently, he voiced Joel in The Last of Us and Joker in Batman: Arkham Origins.
He’s a super rad dude and kind of reminds me of Leon Kennedy from Resident Evil. If you missed the interview when it originally went up last month, check it out below.
Man. I wish I could win the lottery so Albotas could travel and make sweet videos like this all the time.
Bandai Tamashii Nations S.H. Figuarts at NYCC 2013
Bandai totally killed it this year at NYCC. They had what seemed to me like the biggest display of toys and action figures. From Gundam, to Mega Man, to Sailor Moon, to Saint Seiya, they came in full force.
One of the highlights for me was that they had nearly the full line of Power Rangers Figuarts figures on display, including ones that aren’t even up for pre-order yet.
Hit the link for our photo gallery of Bandai’s super articulated Power Rangers action figures.
INTERVIEW: Rebecca Sugar & Ian Jones-Quartey Talk To Us About Their New Show ‘Steven Universe’
Rebecca Sugar has gone from an Emmy and Annie Award-nominated writer, minstrel, and storyboard artist on Adventure Time to the first ever female creator to get her own show on Cartoon Network. I got the chance to chat with her about the new show along with the series supervising director Ian Jones-Quartey. Check it out in the vid below and stick around towards the end for a sneak peek at an upcoming episode of Steven Universe!
And if you couldn’t make it to New York Comic Con, here’s a clip of Rebecca Sugar playing her ukelele and singing some songs with the crowd and special guest Donald Glover.
Steven Universe premieres Monday, November 4 at 8p.m. ET on Cartoon Network.
NYCC 2013 had plenty of booths on display from various distributors showcasing their latest and greatest action figures, statues, and other assorted collectibles. Click through for a look and remember, it’s okay to drool.
Ever since my middle school days, I’ve wanted to own a turntable set and make my own sweet DJ mixes. After a string of disappointing Christmases, I gave up on that dream. Thankfully, the Scratch DJ Academy had a booth set up at New York Comic Con 2013 and I got a one-on-one tutorial on the wheels of steel and even learned how to make Transformer noises!
Maple syrup is thicker than water, so stop eating your family members and check out these super cute plushies from Steff Bomb. The handmade shortstacks were Clutter exclusives during NYCC but are now available to the public. I was able to check them out myself and the pancake love is tangible in these guys. Only 15 were made and several sold out during the show, so pick one up while they’re hot.
I saw the dude above in the food court on the final day of New York Comic Con and couldn’t resist snapping a pic. He was clearly feeling exactly how most of the other con-goers felt on the last day: tired as balls. While I lugged around a backpack containing roughly 30 lbs. of electronics and camera gear in the dwindling twilight hours of NYCC, my muscles swelled, my bones ached, and sweat seeped through my clothes. This man was my Jesus on the cross. He was my spirit animal. Keep fighting the good fight, brave warrior.
We scored a buttload of great content from NYCC to share with you all, but give us some time to recuperate. See you tomorrow.
A Little Bit On ‘Batman: Arkham Origins’ [VIDEO INTERVIEW]
At New York Comic Con I got to interview voice actors Roger Craig Smith (Batman), Troy Baker, (The Joker), and Warner Bros. Games Montreal Creative Director Eric Holmes about one of my most anticipated games this year, Batman: Arkham Origins.
Find out why Roger Craig Smith will never use his Batman voice to order pizza, who Troy Baker thinks is the sexiest vixen in the Batman universe, and what Eric Holmes and his team have done to give fans a Batman game like no other.
You Can (Not) Miss the Eva 3.0 Screening at NYCC ‘13
As a hardcore Evangelion fan, I am scared shitless to watch the Rebuild movies. I own all the DVDs, but I’m just too scared that Hideaki Anno pulled a Lucas to actually throw them in the DVD player. But I guess I’m going to have to watch 1.0 and 2.0 (oh, and 1.11) because 3.0 is being screened at NYCC on October 11.
Geek Love - An Online Reality Show That Combines Cosplay With Speed Dating
Geek Love is a show that documents the romances that blossom and hearts that get crushed at Sci-Fi Speed Dating, an event held at New York Comic Con and various other comic cons throughout the U.S.
Last year at Philly Comic Con my fiancee and I had the bright idea to have her enter in hopes of finding a hot cosplay chick for us to bang, but Sci-Fi Speed Dating only caters to hetero romance and my lady was quickly asked to leave. Any attempts to do nothing more than simply get laid are frowned upon. Bummer.
Geek Love was originally supposed to air on TLC, but they cut it down to a web series, probably because most of America would understand very little of the references. It’s currently three episodes into the first season and new episodes go up every Thursday.
I had the chance to play this game at a private press event during NYCC and it absolutely blew my mind. There was one particular scenario where the game’s lead producer, Hakan Abrak, told me that there were twelve different ways to go about killing my target, and pulling off each unique kill would unlock bonuses within the game. I could go the run-and-gun route, set up a drug deal and plant a bomb at the meet-up spot, or even track down the target’s drug dealer and lace the drugs with the poison from a fish that can be found at a market somewhere in the level. Crazy shit!
What I liked most was the fact that the game never held my hand. There are no on-screen prompts or off-screen narrators telling you how to reach your goals. All you get is a little marker on a map, but it’s up to you to figure out how to get there. Hakan explained to me that the team at IO Interactive wanted this game to let you live out the fantasy of actually being a hired killer. With that in mind, it’s up to the player to become as immersed in the fantasy world as little or as much as they wish. You can probably clear the game by just luring all your targets away to a quite spot for a stealth kill, but paying close attention to your surroundings and the habits of those around you will definitely be way more rewarding.
Here’s a video showing of just a few the ways you can dispatch of your targets:
One big part of the Hitman series has always been the costumes. Kill a dude, rock their outfit, and blend in. For example: you can kill a gardener, wear his duds, then sneak into the greenhouse attached to a mansion, but gardeners aren’t allowed inside the mansion itself and will be removed by force, so you can either kill a guard and steal their outfit (but raise suspicion among other guards who don’t recognize you), or take out the chef and wear his threads. No one ever suspects the chef!
Here’s a video highlighting a few of the costume changes Agent 47 will make when Hitman: Absolution hits shelves on November 20, 2012 for PS3, Xbox 360, and PC.