Friday, October 21, 2005

Armageddon Pulp Culture Expo

Not related to the course really but seeing its the last day of blogging and it is somewhat related i thought i would post about it anyway :p For those of you who do not know what the expo is check out their homepage

The expo runs from October 22nd-October 24th and XBOX 360 is going to be there! Although they are showing limited entry demo's behind closed doors.. still you never know, you might be lucky and get picked. There is also an animation screening room and sci fi celebs, also a king kong panel with some guys from Weta (on the sunday), PSP is being promoted, Age Of Empires 3, and a whole heap of other games.

Also John Rhys Davies (LOTR), Matthew Lewis (Neville Longbottom in Harry Potter), Cliff Simon (Stargate SG1), Tom Buchanan (Survivor Africa/Survivor Allstars) are some of the stars in attendence.

There is also a Brotown panel, Premier showing of the Stargate Atlantis pilot, Madman will be there with a heap of discounted anime dvd's.

Entry cost - Adult one day $15
Adult - 3 Day Pass - $42

Location - Aotea Centre, Sat-Mon

Just thought i would post it up as there is the chance to see some of the latest gaming technology and also a chance to see the latest developments on the King Kong movie.

Good luck for exams everyone!



At 12:00 AM, Blogger Andrew Cozens said...

I ended up going on saturday, was pretty good. Went to a 1hour discussion panel with some guys from Weta Workshop where they talked about their work on King Kong. Apparently they have borrowed some technology created for the Final Fantasy movie and have also created a new program called mudbox that lets you 3d animate the muscles underneath the skin to make sure the skin behaves anatomically correctly :p

Also went to a panel with John Rhys Davies which was good and got to see a behind closed doors demo of the Xbox 360 which looks pretty damn cool, especially all the wireless capabilities and the online marketplace thing they are going to have and the ability to personalise your xbox plus your online game persona. They showed 2 games from memory, call of duty 2 and some other one, gears of war it might have been, the graphics on that one were just :O

Be interesting to see how PS3 and Revolution compare

Also saw the King Kong game on PS2 which looks pretty damn good, pushing the ps2 hardware to the max me thinks. And they were showing Sinsgstar 80's, some new music buzz quiz game which looks pretty cool and Eye Toy Kenetic.

$15 well spent, also got Akira special edition for $20, not that anyone cares :p


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