Mashfest – Tekken Tag Tournament 2

Do you guys even remember the 1st Tekken game? Because I sure can’t, what with all the years that have passed. Actually, you know what, I didn’t even get to play the first two Tekken games. I only remember playing Tekken 3. Which, by the way, was such an overly awesome game! The first Tekken game was released back in 1994, and it has been over 18 years for its latest sequel to come out. A spinoff from the main title and the sequel to the 1999 Tekken Tag Tournament, Tekken Tag Tournament 2 is coming out for September 11 here in the United States. This article is targeted for those living in and around New York. But if you’re not from New York, you’re still welcome to read this post.

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Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 Tournament Mashfest @Midtown Comics

Hey video game fans, residents of New York, and comic book geeks, everyone doing alright? Want another break from work and spend some time brushing on your button-mashing skills? Well, Midtown Comics and Mashfet NYC is having another of their mashfests. This time around, it’s Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3. Plus a side tournament on Marvel vs. Capcom 2. You even get free comics for just going to the event, the catch is first come first served. So, Button-Mashing, Free Comics, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, And Drinks! Who doesn’t want to go now?

The event will be in

64 3rd Ave (at 11th st), New York, NY 10003

For more info, go to Midtown Comics’ Facebook Event Page:

Midtown Comics & Mashfest NYC present MASHFEST 5!
NO ENTRY FEE!

· 1st place prize: eightarc Fusion Ivory Professional Joystick (http://eightarc.com/fusion-ivory)
· 2nd place price: $50 Midtown Comics gift certificate
· Free comics for attendees! (while supplies last, first come first serve)
· Stream by bifuteki (http://www.twitch.tv/bifuteki)

· Signups begin at 2pm. BE ON TIME or you may not get to enter (though you can still watch)

· You must be 21 to drink, but any age can enter
· We will have Xbox360 and PS3 setups

 

Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom Gameplay Video:

Free Comic Bok Day 2012

We’re you informed of Saturday, May 5th’s big event for all geeks and nerds alike? Did you even know that there is a special day for comic books? Do you even care what a comic book is? Well, how about we take a stroll down enlightenment alley and see if we can turn that big ass ugly frown into a smile. (I probably won’t be able to do it, but at least I tried). Now a lot of people have been getting into or are getting back to comics lately because of the sudden spurge of comic book movies thinking they can rack up substantial amount of greens for their books… Mostly for the former. This does not happen overnight. People need to know that only the vintage books or the rare ones are the ones that get sold for for a lot of money. And don’t even get me started on the $3.99 price tag for one book. Others are priced at $2.99. People don’t want to spend 3 to 4 bucks for one book. But what FCBD does is encourage “lost souls” and help them find their way back into the light. Way to set a mood, huh? Free Comic Book Day Started in 2002, the brainchild of retailer Joe Field. It is held every year on the first saturday of May. It has grown from a backwash idea to a widely accepted holiday.

Mind you, it does not mean that you can just pick up every comic book and graphic novel you can lay your grubby hand on. No, no, no. Then you’d ask, “what’s for free then?” I’m glad you asked. Every year, comic book companies/publishers will send out a unique title with either new or reprinted material. These books will have the “Free Comic Book Day” Banner on top or elsewhere on the cover. Publishers range from the big two, Marvel and DC; to relatively known, like Image Comics, IDW,and Dark Horse; even to small press publishers like Blue Water Comics, Archaia Press, and even Boom Studios. Mangas are also becoming really popular these days. They offer wide selections of desirables to unknown big hits. This year, one publisher even gave out a hard cover graphic novel. But we’ll get into that bit later. For the most part retailers/your local comic shop will be asked to participate and select the books they want to give away several months before the actual event(They need to prepare, nobody wants a messy store and a chaotic event).

The books may be given out to you for free, but the retailers pay top dollar for them. So make sure you support your LCS by at least buying a book or two from them. Now, it’s my first time attending, and it did not go so well for me. Let me tell you why, most big stores like the ones in L.A., San Francisco, or Midtown Comics in New York would give you the chance to get all of the titles being offered this year. Unfortunately, you have to be there really early or miss your chance at snagging all of the freebies. My LCS, the one in National City, CA only offers one title per customer. Which is no surprise to me, but wasn’t really expecting that they’d do that. I did get two, only because someone was with me. So, if you didn’t get the ones you want. Make a plan for next year, don’t go to just one store, because not all of them offer the same freebies and sales.

This year, a bunch of publishers gave out a tone of titles away, here are photos of the FCBD books:

     

For the first time in 10 years, a hard cover graphic novel is being given out to the public for free. From Archaia Entertainment.

  

And for dozens more, go check out this years line-up from the official Free Comic Book Day website

 

Photos from all over the world have been creeping throughout the internet after May 5th, detailing the parties people have had drink Free Comic Book Day 2012. Costumes and drinks were everywhere. You can smell kids and their upcoming obsession for comics. Here are some of the highlights: (Stadium Comics and Midtown Comics via MTV Geek)

As you can see, this store in Brampton, Ontario, Canada has got their hands full. The store's name is Stadium Comics.

 

Bottom line is, enjoy what’s out there. If you really love games, go for it. Same goes for Comic Book Geeks. If you missed this year’s FCBD, there’s always next year… Unless the Mayans were right…

Street Fighter x Tekken Mashfest @Midtown Comics

 

Hey everyone, if you’re looking to spend some time busting out your controller for a good arcade game this weekend (Also if you’re in New York), look no further. On Sunday April 22nd, head on out to VILLAGE POURHOUSE on 64 3rd Ave. (corner of 11th St.). Midtown Comics is having a Street Fighter x Tekken Mashfest with no entry fee, just come in and bring your game face on!  The tournament starts at 3pm until 10pm. Enjoy!

Here’s what they said on their event page on Facebook:

 

Midtown Comics and Mashfest NYC present Mashfest 4
· NO ENTRY FEE!
· Winning team gets a $50 Midtown Comics Gift Card!
· Free comics grab bags and more cool prizes for attendees (while supplies last)!
· Stream by bifuteki (http://www.twitch.tv/bifuteki)

Village Pourhouse on 64 3rd Ave. (corner of 11th St.)
· Drink specials!
· 18+ to enter, 21+ to drink

· We are doing 2v2 TEAM battle for this tourney. If you don’t come with a partner, there will definitely be guys there for you to team up with!
· Tourney will be capped at the first 128 players to sign up (your Facebook RSVP does not guarantee a spot)
· Signups begin at 3pm. BE ON TIME or you may not get to enter (though you can still spectate)
· All games will be on Xbox360
· Bring your own controller, or borrow from a friend or fellow fan
· Sorry, no wireless controllers allowed
· Everyone must use DEFAULT GEMS
· Tourney will be double elimination bracket
· All matches will be 2 out of 3 games, except Losers Finals, Winners Finals and Grand Finals
· Loser may switch characters/team order/gems, winner must keep same

Come out and meet up with your fellow fans for some drinks, free play and free comics!*

*Limited supplies! First come first serve to player entrants.”