I think all the good cosplayers were at Anime Boston.. and I missed a lot of good ones later on because I was tired. : P
At PAX East yesterday, word has it that big-time cosplayer Jessica Nigri was asked to leave the conference because of her skimpy attire. Maybe the neckline plunging all the way to the crotch had something to do with it, but what’s up with geek cons having standards on what is an acceptable amount of skin for cosplayers to show? Whatever… Nigri is welcome to wear her Lollipop Chainsaw outfits at my place anytime.
On the last day of PAX last week, Microsoft held their big Halo 4 panel. They answered some questions, they showed off some concept art, but the bulk of the game is still in that “we can’t talk about that” region. Still, it was nice to hear something about Halo 4. At E3, Microsoft said that Halo 4 would be the first of a new trilogy, and we now know that that trilogy is called the “Reclaimer Trilogy”.
In Mass Effect 3, Commander Shepard will be female by default, and BioWare asked Mass Effect fans what color her hair should be. As if there’s any other choice. She’s a redhead.
Redheaded Shepard, who will be gracing the cover of the Mass Effect 3 Collector’s Edition, won with a landslide. Her 19,576 votes were nearly quadruple the votes for the blonde version that won the first round of the voting process.
At PAX last week, Portal co-creator Kim Swift unveiled her new game with her new company, Airtight Games. It’s a puzzle game kinda sorta similarish to Portal, except that this new game, Quantum Conundrum, takes things much further.
Out of the many gems slowly trickling out of PAX East were a number of brand new gameplay videos for the upcoming Star Wars: Old Republic MMO. I never played SW: Galaxies, because by the time I got around to considering it, I heard almost nothing but bad things about it and it put me off. But hopefully Old Republic might be worth a shot.
We showed you a very, very brief preview of the 2 player co-op mode in Portal 2 a few weeks ago, but at PAX last week, Valve released two more videos that show co-op in much more depth. It also shows the apparent exponential increase in level complexity from the first Portal game. I say apparent because they may not be quite as complex as they look, but they look sorta crazy. I am told that the game will be a whopping four times as long as the original.