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Pax East Insights from Eventbrite

Last weekend was PAX East, and all of geekdom (and social media) rejoiced, so Eventbrite, an online ticketing service popular amongst gamer events, decided to give us a peek behind the curtain of the show for those who couldn’t attend. Partnering with Mashwork, Eventbrite analyzed all posts from Twitter, Facebook, forums, and blogs about Pax East during the three-day convention.

  • PAX East created a bit of a social media frenzy: the event drove a whopping 193,000+ social media posts, driving 500+ more posts than PAX Prime 2013 and 25% more social volume than PAX East 2013!
  • There were more women in the mix than ever: 28% of people talking about PAX East were women, up from 25% at PAX East 2013 and 26% at PAX Prime 2013, indicating that female attendance and social sharing at gaming events is steadily growing.
  • Move over, Nintendo! Indie games drove big buzz: Over a third of all discussion around game announcements and demos centered on indie games — great to see new names breaking through.

Conversations studied ran the gamut, and general excitement about PAX East dominated social discussion (48%), followed by chatter about gaming tournaments, like the Towerfall tournament and the 25K Infinite Crisis Event (15%). Other discussion topics included cosplay (12%), game announcements and demos (10%), Panels (9%), and parties and concerts (6%). The biggest social spike of the convention was the announcement of PAX South, driving over 5,500 posts from excited gamers.

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Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare’s New Zomboss Down DLC

Starting now, the hilarious shooter Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare heads to the Wild West in Zomboss Down, the brand-new free downloadable game pack. The new pack will feature even weirder shooter fun with the new Cactus Canyon Gardens and Graveyards Map, eight new playable characters, over 200 wild customization items, an increased Level cap from 20 to 30 for each character, and all-new challenges to accomplish on Xbox One, and Xbox 360 systems.

In Zomboss Down the plants have blasted down Dr. Zomboss’s blimp and unleashed packs of zombies, who are now roaming the desert and battling their way through the wreckage to reach the local golf course. This golf course doubles as a super-secret facility housing a Cactus army on the unbelievable new Gardens and Graveyards Map, Cactus Canyon. Players will also enjoy increased character levels and eight fun new characters like the Archeologist Zombie, the Wrestling Star Zombie, the Law Pea and the Sun Pharaoh. In addition, players will discover weapon upgrades and skins for new characters, new accessories, tattoos and facial hair, and even more.

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Can you Read Fables to same way after seeing this The Wolf Among Us Bug?

Kotaku has found what they think is one of the best video game bugs of the year in The Wolf Among Us, the video game based on the Vertigo comic series Fables. I know I’ll never be able to see Bigby Wolf the same way after witnessing this. What the eyes can not un-see…. If the whole being a Fable/detective thing doesn’t work for Bigby, he’ll make a great addition to Magic Mike 2.

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It’s new comic book day tomorrow! What are folks excited for? If you’re not sure, you can catch our recommendations tomorrow!

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CBLDF – Bone Named Among 10 Most Banned Books of 2013! – I guess you can say it got boned by censorship.

Spinoff Online – Paul Bettany Confirms Vision Role in ‘The Avengers: Age of Ultron’ – Remember when sites said he was Ultron?

Joystiq – Motion-controlled rail shooter Blue Estate coming to Xbox One – Will this video game based on a comic be worth it?

The Hollywood Reporter – WGN America Adapting DC Comics’ ‘Scalped’ – The channel is interesting.

Kotaku – Giant Mecha Erected in Tokyo – Want.

 

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ScienceFiction.com – Captain Marvel #2

CBR – Daredevil #1.50

CBR – Nightcrawler #1

SciFiNow – Zero Hour And Other Stories

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It’s been a beautiful weekend here in DC, the first in a long time! Hopefully the weather has been great for everyone and you’re out taking advantage.

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Kotaku – Double Bumblebee Is The Best Thing About Rise Of The Dark Spark – I really want to play this.

Kotaku – PAX South Takes The Show To Texas In 2015 – Add another convention to your schedule.

CBR – Anatomy of a Bad Cover: DC’s New “Teen Titans” #1 – We provided some stats for this article.

The Escapist – Are Too Many Heroes Coming to the Big Screen at Once? – Saturation has to happen at some point.

 

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Robot 6 – Two #1s: ‘Batman Eternal’ and ‘Lumberjanes’

Magic 2015 – Duels of the Planeswalkers is set to launch this Summer

Magic 2015 - Duels logoThe time has come for gamers to Hunt Bigger Game. Wizards of the Coast today announced Magic 2015—Duels of the Planeswalkers, the latest installment for the popular Duels of the Planeswalkers franchise and the first version to release on the new next-generation gaming console, Xbox One. Starting this summer, Magic 2015 will put players at the center of the action as the deadliest hunter in the Magic Multiverse, Garruk Wildspeaker, shifts his hunter’s instinct away from beasts of the wild to the ultimate quarry—you!

Magic 2015—Duels of the Planeswalkers will take the game to a whole new level, deeply engaging fans like never before. With new features including the ability to build customized decks, new booster packs with premium downloadable content, and an even more robust deck builder, players will take on their fiercest opponents culminating in the ultimate battle against Garruk. Magic 2015 will offer gamers the perfect way to start playing the world’s best strategy trading card game priming them for even more action with the upcoming Magic 2015 Core Set. In addition to Xbox One, Magic 2015 will be also be available on Xbox Live Arcade, iPad via the App Store, PC via Steam, Android via Google Play, and Kindle via Amazon Marketplace.

Magic 2015 - Hunt Bigger Game

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It was new comic day yesterday, what did everyone get and what this week has you excited?

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Kotaku – The Wolf Among Us Is Finally Getting Really Good – Good to hear. Worth playing?

ICv2 – Three Shadows GN Optioned – Cool.

Wizkids – WizKids Games Announces Restock of Marvel Dice Masters: Avengers vs X-Men! – I’m tempted to pick up a copy… if I can find it.

ICv2 – Federal Bureau of Physics Movie – Nice!

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Comic Vine – All-New Ghost Rider #2

Comic Vine – All-New Ultimates #1

Comic Vine – Avengers Undercover #2

Comic Vine – Batman Eternal #1

CBR – Batman Eternal #1

Comic Vine – Captain Marvel #2

Comic Vine – Deadpool #27

Comic Vine – Green Lantern Corps #30

Comic Vine – Injustice: Year Two #7

Comic Vine – Invincible #110

Comic Vine – Iron Fist: The Living Weapon #1

Comic Vine – Kick-Ass 3 #7

Comic Vine – Nightcrawler #1

Comic Vine – Samurai Jack #7

Comic Vine – Secret Avengers #2

Comic Vine – The Superior Foes of Spider-Man #11

Comic Vine – Superman/Wonder Woman #7

Comic Vine – Unity #6

The Wolf Among Us: Episode 3 – ‘A Crooked Mile’ Trailer

After discovering damning evidence at a bloody crime scene, Bigby is just steps behind the prime suspect of a horrific murder, but he’s not the only one; other forces in Fabletown will stop at nothing to protect their interests. Every decision matters and time is ticking in this thrilling third episode of The Wolf Among Us.

Marvel Comes to Disney Infinity

Get ready, the possibilities are…infinite. Marvel‘s characters are coming to the popular video game Disney Infinity. We know version 2.0 is coming of the video game, and while we don’t know exactly who, we do know some of Marvel’s characters will be included. The game has sold more than 3 million starter packs in its first six months. Can we expect Star Wars to be too far behind?

Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate – Deluxe Edition Available Now!

Today Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate – Deluxe Edition is now available for digital download on the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii U, and PC.  Developed by Armature Studio, Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate – Deluxe Edition enhances the core pillars of the previously released handheld version of the game with high-definition visuals, an all-new map system, new enemy encounters, difficulty levels, and batsuits.

Previously only available for the PlayStation Vita and Nintendo 3DS, and created as a companion game to Batman: Arkham Origins, Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate – Deluxe Edition features enhanced high-definition 2.5-D graphics and, 5.1 surround sound. Players will be able to guide their way through Blackgate prison with the new navigational system created for this version of the game. In addition, they can suit up with the exclusive Zero Year Batsuit skin which players can unlock by registering for a Warner Bros. ID account.

Set three months after Batman: Arkham Origins, Batman is summoned to restore peace and order within the walls of Blackgate Prison. Players will explore the depths of the island penitentiary as Batman investigates and realizes that there is more to the henchman uprising than initially meets the eye.

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