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Pack smart for New York Comic-Con

A backpack full of essentials for a day's

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Whether it is your first convention or you a yearly veteran, it pays to be prepared when going to the New York Comic-Con. Proper planning can make things easier so that the only thing you'll have to worry about is witnessing an unpleasant cosplay wardrobe malfunction from some not-so-super men.

Here is some of the items worth tossing into your New York Comic-Con bag:

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Video games Marvel at San Diego Comic-Con

Ubisoft plans to offer a variety of experiences

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Comic book juggernaut Marvel reminded gamers that they will have plenty of options when it comes to choosing a superhero they can save the world with from the comfort of their own homes.

During a panel at the 2012 San Diego Comic-Con, much was discussed about creating succesful games based on their characters through compelling story-telling and true-to-character experiences.  

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'The Darkness II' demo impresses with gory fun

The Darkness 2 screenshot.

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The Darkness is back. In part deux of the franchise, Jackie Estacado is still fighting against “The Darkness," a supernatural force that possessed him.  It's given him great power, but it also brought with it chaos and destruction.

Based on the supernatural horror comic book created by Top Cow Productions, The Darkness II is a first-person shooter combined with elements of action...

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'Beavis and Butt-Head' creator Mike Judge interview

The TV show BEAVIS AND BUTT-HEAD returns to

(Credit: Mike Judge / MTV/)

Beavis and Butt-Head creator Mike Judge is bringing perverted pair back. Yep, they'll still be taking shots at rock bands and their music videos, but this time they've widened their pop culture ridicule to shows like "Jersey Shore," and 16 and Pregnant."

The revamped show premieres this Thursday at 10 p.m. on MTV, right after the latest "Jersey Shore."

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Comic Con: Highlights from the Green Latern panel

Green Latern Comic Book from DC Comics

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The Green Lantern panel  wrapped up this morning wat New York Comic Con. It featured some the creative forces behind the DC comic including Chief Creative Officer and “Green Lantern” writer Geoff Johns, “Green Lantern: New Guardians” writer Tony Bedard and “Green Lantern Corps” writer Peter Tomasi.

They talked about the upcoming story lines and their plans for DC's entire Green Lantern...

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Comic Con: Street Fighter X Tekken gets March release

Street Fighter X Tekken

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Street Fighter X Tekken producer Yoshinori Ono revealed that the much anticipated game now has a March 6 release date.

Ono also talked about a "Gem System," a power-up system that allows gamers to customize the styles of their fighters. You'll be able to give Tekken's Heihachi the ability to do a Street Fighter Hadouken or give Dhalsim the rolling splash move of Marduk.

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Star Wars: Old Republic hits PCs Dec. 20

Star Wars Old Republic screenshot

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It's taken three years, but Star Wars: Old Republic finally has an official release date -- Dec. 20, 2011.

The subscription-based MMORPG (Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game) promises to please the entire spectrum of gamers -- from the World of Warcraft guys, to the Star Wars fans, and traditional gamers (even those who are MMOG newbies).

The game is PC-only, and immerses...

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