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BK’s Bullets – E3 Predictions 2017

Brent and Jim Efantis (vyper majik on YouTube) catch up on the video games of 2017! We also get into E3 Predictions! Jim is going this year! What is he looking forward too? Find out by listening! Enjoy!

As always – we are sponsored by DCBS! That’s right! Discount Comic Book Service! All comics from major publishers like Marvel, DC, Image and Dark Horse are 40% off or more. And hardcovers and trade paperbacks from Marvel and DC are at least 50% off! Plus, be sure to check out their Comixology digital storefront for even further savings!

You can e-mail the show at comictiming@gmail.com and be sure to Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/ComicTiming. Thanks, and we’ll catch you next time!

Comic Timing – Episode 173: Comic Book Video Games

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Round 173: FIGHT! This episode, Jim Efantis is called up from BKs Bullets to the main show, as Jim, Brandon Christopher, Ian and Brent talk Comic Book Video Games. We run the gambit of titles and systems, from Atari to N64 to XBox 360 to current-gen consoles and back again. The group also discusses where comic book video games have been and where they’re headed, the best and the worst of the bunch, what it would take to make a successful Superman game, what characters we’d like to see games made for, and a whole lot more. This episode’s been a long time coming, so savor it in all its glory!

The show then concludes with some general comic talk, including Daredevil: The Man Without Fear, Fun Home, Secret Wars and Batman. And who do you think Mads Mikkelsen will play in Doctor Strange? Decisions, decisions, decisions!

As always – we are sponsored by the newly redesigned DCBS! That’s right! Discount Comic Book Service! All comics from major publishers like Marvel, DC, Image and Dark Horse are 40% off or more. And hardcovers and trade paperbacks from Marvel and DC are at least 50% off! Plus, be sure to check out their Comixology digital storefront for even further savings!

You can e-mail the show at comictiming@gmail.com and be sure to Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/ComicTiming. Thanks, and we’ll catch you next time!

BK’s Bullets: Video Games Pre-E3

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Six months have passed, and Brent and Jim are back talking Video Games!  Going into E3, what are the state of the new consoles? What do we want to see out of the E3 presentations? What are we expecting to happen, and what do we think should happen?  FIND OUT NOW! Find Jim @jasefat on Twitter and at http://www.filmgamesetc.com  

As always – we are sponsored by DCBS! That’s right! Discount Comic Book Service! All comics from major publishers like Marvel, DC, Image and Dark Horse are 40% off or more. And hardcovers and trade paperbacks from Marvel and DC are at least 50% off! Plus, be sure to check out their Comixology digital storefront for even further savings!

You can e-mail the show at comictiming@gmail.com and be sure to Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/ComicTiming. Thanks, and we’ll catch you next time!

BK’s Bullets: Video Games of the Year 2013

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BK’s Bullets is back! Brent Kossina and Jim Efantis talk the new PS4, all of the new consoles, Assassin’s Creed 4, Xbox One, as well as their favorite games of the year! Also, we look back on this last console generation and what games left a lasting impression to this day!

As always – we are sponsored by DCBS! That’s right! Discount Comic Book Service! For those of you who have not used DCBS before, you can save an additional 8% off your first order via the promo code: CT8. Plus, be sure to check out their Comixology digital storefront for even further savings!

You can e-mail the show at comictiming@gmail.com and be sure to Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/ComicTiming. Thanks, and we’ll catch you next time!

CT Syndicated: Comic Book Laundry – Episode 12 Welcome to Angry and AwkwardCast…I’mma Let You Finish!

The guys try a new format starting of with some comic talk which includes some Vertigo books, Comixology Sales, a bit of old DC Universe (Generation Lost), Marvels, The Twelve, Transformers (IDW), and Atomic Robo. Next up the guys discuss Superman Vs. The Elite and Justice League: DOOM. The show wraps up with an impromptu game of name that NES Video Game song and Mike and Harold talk about some Computer Games they have been playing.

BK’s Bullets: E3 Wrap-Up and Impressions

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Hey Gang!

While we wait for Ian to get his tookus to a theater to see Man of Steel so we can review it here on CT, we have a new BK’s Bullets for you!  Brent and Jim talk all things video games after the major press conferences at E3 last week!  Listen in as we talk about what we are excited about, what we are hesitant on, and what we absolutely think missed at the conference!  Enjoy!

Brent’s Movie Blog!

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Jim’s Video Game Blog!

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As always – we are sponsored by DCBS! That’s right! Discount Comic Book Service! For those of you who have not used DCBS before you can save an additional 8% off your first order via the promo code: CT8. Plus, be sure to check out DCBS‘ new Comixology digital store!

You can e-mail the show at comictiming@gmail.com and be sure to Like us on Facebook athttp://www.facebook.com/ComicTiming. Thanks for listening and we’ll catch you next time!

Comic Timing – Episode 132 : Comic Time(ing)!

Hey there folks!  It’s Comic Time!  This episode is just Ian and Brent talking about what they like reading now, Ian’s experience at the PAX East convention, and Digital Comics Galore!

As always – we are sponsored by DCBS! That’s right! Discount Comic Book Service! For those of you who have not used DCBS before you can save an additional 8% off your first order via the promo code: CT8. Plus, be sure to check out DCBS’ new Comixology digital store!

You can e-mail the show at comictiming@gmail.com and be sure to Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/ComicTiming. Thanks for listening and we’ll catch you next time!

The Truth Behind Conventions

I learned a lot of things over this past weekend at PAX East; some good, some bad. Well okay, more like almost entirely good with one bad — that the impression some non-Anime fans have of the Anime community is entirely different than the reality. I overheard at least two different conversations over the course of the weekend about how Anime Boston paled in comparison to PAX East (for those that aren’t aware, due to scheduling constraints both conventions happened the same weekend on opposite sides of the city of Boston). First I heard, “They didn’t even sell out of badges! We did!” Then the same guy tried to work the argument that if you showed up to Anime Boston in a Poison Ivy costume, you’d be ostracized because it wasn’t manga or Anime.

I’ll tackle the numbers issue before I hit my main point: who cares? Anime Boston doesn’t have to sell out to let the world know there is a scene for Anime fans. They’ve have consistent numbers for the past few years, even as folks come and go and hit other cons instead. It doesn’t make the crowd any less devoted or interested. If PAX East suddenly lost a chunk of its attendees the convention would still be a great time, just with less people. Same rules apply to Anime Boston, AnimeNEXT, Otakon and so on and so on and so on.

While I do agree that PAX East is the better of the two cons, which is entirely my own personal preference, I don’t stand for bullshit like this. Especially when it comes from someone who has never been to an Anime convention and is basing their opinion entirely on hearsay.

The truth of it is plain and simple: for the most part, Anime conventions are just nerd conventions for younger people. Sci-fi conventions are for the over-50 crowd; comic conventions are for people in their 20’s, 30’s and 40’s. Anime conventions are for teenagers and people in their early 20’s; the exception to this rule would be stuff like Otakon which still has plenty of room for the older fans. So no, if you show up in a Poison Ivy outfit you will NOT be ostracized. Instead, you’ll probably have your picture taken and someone might even make a “Batman and Robin” joke.

I’d also like to add that if you go by the terms laid out by this fellow, I would be ostracized at PAX East for making a reference to Booster Gold, or to Sliders, or to our beloved Dazzler. Because hey, PAX East is almost entirely a video game and tabletop convention! No room for anything else, right? That couldn’t be any farther from the truth, as was evident by the “Adventure Time!” late night screenings and the Ghostbusters roaming the halls.

The entire reason I stopped going to Anime Boston is because I aged out of it; I felt out of place in a crowd of mostly teens. At PAX East I feel more at home because for the most part the age is closer to what I am currently at. But this in no way changes that folks who go to Anime cons are nerds and geeks, just like we are, and that we enjoy tons of varying genres, animation, books and games. So please, do not write off an entire convention and its crowd just because you’re not into it, when in a few years they’ll be at PAX East too.

In summary, I had a terrific time at PAX East in 2012 and will be returning in 2013. If you had a great time at Anime Boston, here here! And for more on the topic of PAX East, listen to Episode 132 coming later this week.