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by Mike Sklens - July 22, 2004, 10:31 am PDT
Total comments: 16 Source: http://www.comic-con.org

All you need to do is get to San Diego in the next four days.

Thanks to a tip from one of our readers, we've found out that Nintendo has a booth this year at the San Diego Comic-Con. Convention goers will have the opportunity to play two huge upcoming Nintendo Gamecube titles, Metroid Prime 2: Echoes and Resident Evil 4. Along with these titles there are also some Game Boy Advance demos.

Other companies, including Konami, EA, Activision, and THQ also have booths at the cons with demos of their games.

The San Diego International Comic Convention runs from July 22nd to the 25th and is being held at the San Diego Convention Center. Entry costs $60 for a four day pass, or anywhere between $15 and $30 for a single day (depending on which day it is).

Talkback

JaleJuly 22, 2004

I hate living in england

PlugabugzJuly 22, 2004

You're not the only one!

Ian SaneJuly 22, 2004

Dang. I'm going to San Diego soon as part of my vacation but that's not for another two weeks. Curses!

Chaos TheoryJuly 22, 2004

I'm going on Saturday! Thank god I Live in San Diego!

Guitar SmasherJuly 22, 2004

Damn, I'm going to San Francisco in 2 weeks. Not quite San Diego, and not quite this week.

NinGurl69 *hugglesJuly 22, 2004

Not fair, Nintendo! Can't you just visit my Best Buy or something?

Flames_of_chaosLukasz Balicki, Staff AlumnusJuly 22, 2004

cant they just do nationwide promos???

DjunknownJuly 22, 2004

Interesting. Where better to hype the 'Cube's biggest titles than a large convention of nerds? ^_^

Once they start frothing, the casual gamers may pick up on it? Not all of them are geek proof....

KDR_11kJuly 22, 2004

BTW, if anyone cares, they're skipping Spaceworld again. Seems like they don'twant to do it for the Cube.

joeamisJuly 22, 2004

as long as they do it for Revolution I'll be happy. Infact, I wouldn't mind if they just did it for each new home console's debut. It would be like the anticipation for the Olympics instead of the myriad of yearly sports events (minus the Tour de France hehe).

CaillanJuly 22, 2004

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BTW, if anyone cares, they're skipping Spaceworld again. Seems like they don'twant to do it for the Cube.


Yeah, they're giving the Tokyo gameshow a miss as well. Seems they've opted instead to operate roadshows all around Japan... I wonder is this a sort of international extension of that policy?

I think that as long as they spread everything out enough - even if ends up a bit thin - then the whole 'national roadshows' thing could be pretty effective, especially with Nintendo's market.

KDR_11kJuly 22, 2004

They said that tradeshows don't reach enough people...

NinGurl69 *hugglesJuly 22, 2004

In other words, they don't pamper the press like other companies do...

SheckyJuly 23, 2004

I'll be in SD in a week and a half for a "5 day meeting that doesn't end".... to bad this wasn't next week as I could have just extended my trip and taken some leave, bah

anubis6789July 23, 2004

Hmm... I remember that the gaming press has problems with Nintendo becuase Nintendo doesn't give out as much swag (free stuff) as other companies as well as sending review copies out later than most, if at all.

I don't blame the Video Game press, I mean if I didn't get free stuff for doing my job, which I am also paid money for, then I would dislike Nintendo too.

Personaly I would prefer if more game companies would cater to the actual buyers of their product instead of trying to get more press or better review scores from critics. I'm not just refering to the recent Driver 3 fiasco either, review fixing happens in all areas of the entertainment industry, including video games, and those that believe differently are fooling themselves. Also do they really need to have big E3 parties that probably cost more than the current annual income of most third world countries?

I'm not saying that all the video game press works this way, just a large portion of it.

Anyway, back on subject, why do all of these pre release showings always happen on the east or west coast and never in the center of the country? I mean us Texans like to try games out too.

NotRimmerJuly 23, 2004

Sup San Diego crew? Who wants to come over to my place and play lots of video games and possibly have a homosexual orgy?

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