This year’s Comikaze show took place during Halloween weekend at the Los Angeles Convention Center. As always, I was volunteering for the Hollywood Sci Fi Museum. On the first day of the show, I walked around in my awesome Bernie Sanders Obi Wan tank and took pics of some of my favorite cosplayers. For Halloween, I had spent weeks creating my first horror video game inspired cosplay… a nurse from Silent Hill! I made the mask myself from watching tutorial videos on youtube. This was my first attempt at a plaster of paris mask and I was quite proud of the results! Check out the photos here!
Alana Evans plays and reviews Batman Arkham Knight on the Xbox One console. While the game is absolutely awesome, playing it one the Xbox One was a terrible choice. The game froze repeatedly, which was incredibly annoying. Thankfully, the save feature is pretty accurate, so I was able to continue my game play close to where it locked up. Check out the video and be sure to subscribe to my youtube channel.
From Surprise Attack Games and Achebit-
Dungeon League takes everything that is awesome about dungeon crawling and spews it out as 10 minutes of chaotic, multiplayer, party-game action. Up to four players take to the procedurally generated dungeon to battle each other (and hordes of enemies) in a series of two minute rounds pulled at random from a stack of wildly different Quests such as Deathmatch, Capture the Flag or Witch’s Eye. The first to claim three rounds is crowned the Champion of the Dungeon League.
In between rounds, the heroes rapidly level up based on how well they performed in the dungeon, spending skill points on unlocking new spells and abilities. They then blow all their gold on magical items at the shop.
Having developed Dungeon League for over a year with extensive testing at events, Achebit and Surprise Attack Games are bringing a highly polished slice of the game to Early Access to build a larger community, gather feedback to help with balancing as well as player-input on new content. Achebit have committed to extensive content additions before the final launch and are planning two brand new co-operative modes (Gauntlet and Survival), an additional competitive mode (Dungeon Ball), more Quests for Tournament mode plus more characters, monsters, items and dungeon sets.
Local multiplayer dungeon crawling party game
Quick fire tournaments consisting of two minute rounds
Rapidly level up your character between rounds
All the RPG tropes – warriors, rogues, wizards, goblins, dwarves, unicorns!
Releasing into Early Access on Friday July 24, 2015 for PC, Mac and Linux
Full release on PC, Mac, Linux and consoles planned for mid-2016
Written By- Alana Evans July 22, 2015
It is common practice these days for video game developers to bring on famous actors to perform voices for characters in video games. Many of our favorite actors often make the leap into voice acting because video games make a ton of money, and it can be exciting for gamers to play and listen to their favorites. Many actors love video games themselves, so I’m sure they love the chance to be featured in their favorite titles. Some go as far as naming their children after their favorite characters. One of the world’s favorite comedians, the late Robin Williams, named his daughter Zelda, after his favorite Nintendo title. Well the love for gaming in the Williams’ family has taken a new turn! Zelda Williams has been brought on to voice a character in the upcoming release, King’s Quest : A Knight to Remember. She voices the character Amaya Blackstone. The game also features Christopher Lloyd, Wallace Shawn, Tom Kenny, Josh Keaton, and Maggie Elizabeth Jones.
The famed series of games, King’s Quest, has been brought back to life thanks to Activision Blizzard and The Odd Gentlemen. When Activision announced they were bringing back Sierra Games, after acquiring the rights, they reached out to The Odd Gentlemen to revamp the popular game. While the new title isn’t a sequel or a remake, you walk through memory lane with King Graham as he tells his life story to his grand daughter, Gwendolyn.
The trailer gives you a tease of the beautiful animation, but it is tough to decipher actual gameplay. There will be new episodes released on a set schedule, with the first episode released on July 28 for PC, PS3, and PS4. Xbox fans get their release July 29. Check out the trailer below!
Every year, we all wait for the big one. The biggest Comic Convention of the year… San Diego Comic Con. Due to all of my awesome volunteer work with the Hollywood Sci Fi Museum, I am lucky to be one of the chosen few volunteers who actually gets to attend SDCC. With my great friends Penny Lane, Tyler, Karina, and head of the museum Huston, we all work tirelessly to help raise donations for the upcoming mecca of sci fi, the Hollywood Sci Fi Museum. This year we had an incredible replica of Doctor Who’s Tardis for attendees to take their photo in. It was definitely a lot of fun.
Each day of the show, I wore a different cosplay outfit. Thursday I was Lady Link, which I made myself. Friday I wore a latex nurse Harley Quinn, thanks to my pal Penny. We swapped costumes for the day, and she wore my Catwoman catsuit, which she looked quite hot in! I saved my favorite cosplay for Saturday. I worked for weeks and weeks on my Ciri cosplay and I was so proud to showcase it at SDCC. I made everything from my sword to my tunic! I did get a little help sanding wood, lol, from Chris and my girl Michelle. It was definitely a lot of work, but it was well worth the payoff. To have people approach me, recognizing my character and commending my crafty work, made me feel incredible. A true highlight was running into the only other Witcher I saw at the con… a great Geralt and Triss! I was stoked to get the three of us together for a photo.
Besides all of the cosplay action and volunteer work, I definitely had a complete fangirl moment. The museum booth is often lucky enough to have famously talented actors and voice actors from different shows, movies, and even video games. John DiMaggio, the voice of Bender from Futurama as well as Jake from Adventure Time, just so happens to be the voice of MARCUS FENIX!!!! Yes! My true love from Gears of War, Marcus Fenix, whom I’ve also listed as one of my top five bangable video game characters, was sitting in front of me! I saw his character photo on the table and realized he was the voice. I instantly went into girly mode and got very excited! It was cool to see the look on John’s face when he could see I was a true fan of his work. In an instant, John began to do Marcus’ voice and I melted. He started doing one of the typical lines where Marcus is setting up the attack plan at the beginning of a mission. The cool part was when he said “Alana You’re coming with me!” It was right out of the game! Truly a moment I will never forget.
All in all, Comic Con kicked major butt for me this year. I love running into my favorite cosplay pals. Seeing Ela Darling and Sinn Sage was great! I had an amazing time with friends, and even had a cute boy reject me hahahaha There’s a first for everything right? Good times. And if that cute boy Dallas ever reads this… you’ve still got my number hahaha!