We've shown you the studio. We've shown you the people behind the toys. Now it's time for you to meet one of the main driving forces behind all those awesome licenses NECA's responsible for in this interview with Randy Falk.
NECA has brought many a video game, movie and rock star to life. Our shelves and desks are lined with their figures, so when we had the opportunity to visit the studio where all the magic happens, we couldn't pass it up.
"It's surreal. I see this dork when I look in the mirror , and I go, 'You're not Batman.'" Except in this case, that's exactly who the humble, diminutive man sitting next to us is. Though not quite as imposing a physical presence as Batman would be were he real, actor Roger Craig Smith has the right timbre and tone to bring the Dark Knight to life in Batman: Arkham Origins.
Warner Bros. Interactive had a fairly large presence at New York Comic Con this year, what with more than a handful of new superhero-themed games coming out over the next few weeks. To help hype up Batman: Arkham Origins even more, the publisher brought out the big guns in Troy Baker and Roger Craig Smith, or as you might know them, the Joker and Batman. We sat down with Troy Baker to discuss what it was like being the clown prince of crime.
Disney Interactive had a huge hit on their hands back in September of 2011 with Where's My Water?, a cute puzzle game that went #1 in more than 100 countries, spawned two spinoffs (Where's My Perry? and Where's My Mickey?), was downloaded more than 250 million times, received multiple Game of the year awards, and even spawned an animated web series.
If you're a hardcore gamer committed to first person shooters and RPGs, the release of Spelunky HD may have slipped past your radar. The acclaimed update of a freeware classic, Spelunky HD slipped out as a Xbox 360 exclusive in the summer of 2012. The game had very little promotion from Microsoft but garnered great reviews and a devoted fanbase.
As SDCC's Konami gaming suite, we sat down with the producer of Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2, Dave Cox, to get the scoop on the latest entry in this whip-swinging, vampire-slaying franchise. 2010’s Castlevania: Lords of Shadow rebooted the popular Castlevania franchise. Cox promises that its sequel will be longer, bigger, and better, putting you in control of Dracula, formerly known as Gabriel Belmont.
Jordan Mechner is perhaps best known for his achievements in the video game world; he kicked-off his career in the '80s when he single-handedly created the best-selling video games Karateka and Prince of Persia -- the latter of course spawning several sequels (selling over 17 million games), and a Jerry Bruckheimer-produced movie, Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time.