So excited when i saw this

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This isnt my normal post but when i saw this article i got so excited as i was a big fan of the Bulldog game called Theme Hospital.

“Broken Wind, Third Degree Sideburns, King Complex, Bloaty Head—simply jotting down some of Theme Hospital’s afflictions, some 20 years since launch, makes me smile. Project Hospital is the debut project from Oxymoron Games and is a throwback to Bullfrog’s ’90s hospital construction-meets-management simulator. 

Sporting a familiar top-down isometric view, Project Hospital has players building their own medical institutions from the ground up, crafting specialised wings and departments, managing staff, diagnosing patients, and exploring hundreds of medical conditions. Where Project Hospital deviates from its main source of inspiration is its scope for realism—”learn about real world diseases and injuries and how to diagnose and cure them,” says the developer. No Hairyitis or Slack Tongue, then. 

Most interestingly, Oxymoron asks prospective players to let it know “what you miss”, and that doing so can help define the future of the game.”Or mod in your very own content for you and your friends,” the dev adds.  

Here’s a trailer:

With that, you’ll have the chance to fill the roles of architect, manager and doctor all at once as you alter and adjust and nip and tuck your establishment to your heart’s content.  

“Contract different insurance companies to gain access to patients with interesting medical conditions, perform examinations, laboratory tests and use various equipment to solve the diagnostic puzzles,” says Oxymoron in a statement. “Treat your patients by various methods and gain reputation to access different departments and the most advanced equipment.

“Focus on any aspect of the game—Is it the most fun for you to keep your staff and patients happy? Do you aim to cure as many people as possible or solve the most complicated cases? Or do you maybe want to become the best manager and make biggest profit?” 

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Gam3rCon Schedule Is Out!

If you’ve been waiting for the Gam3rCon schedule to be released, your wait is over. The event will be taking place during San Diego Comic-Con at 10th Avenue Theater. Tickets are available as well and include the option of single day passes or a weekend pass.

The schedule includes table top gaming, theater productions, and of course video gaming! Some of the productions include:

I Wish My Life Were an RPG 
What was it like being a “nerd” before it was cool? Follow performer Ashphord Jacoway into a world of magic and wonder as we conquer cultural and social stereotypes, in and outside our geek community, and level up our confidence through poetry, spoken word, and movement.

GAM3RS: the Play
Gam3rs is a one-man show about ‘Steve’, a tech support operator who tries to escape his boring cubicle life by playing online role-playing games on company time and hiding that fact from his micro-managing boss. Written in 2005 by Brian Bielawski and Walter G. Meyer, GAM3Rs has been performed across the country at dozens of festivals and university campuses.

Here’s some information about the gaming areas:

Our Video Game Arena features the biggest games on over 40 PS3, Xbox 360, Wii and PC consoles and the biggest games. Enjoy free play session and tournaments for cash and prizes. And we can’t forget the Retrocade: old school 8-bit gaming, from Atari to Sega… More details coming soon!

Our Tabletop Gaming Lounge is a fully loaded gaming room for tabletop, role playing, and dice games. Enjoy free play, hosted gaming sessions and tournaments around the clock, plus a library of games available for check out. More details coming soon…

If you want to know more, be sure to check out their website!

SEGA Unveils San Diego Comic-Con 2012 Plans

SEGA® of America, Inc. today announced that after last year’s success, the company is once again setting up shop in downtown San Diego to showcase its biggest titles during San Diego Comic-Con International 2012. The limited-time-only SEGA Arcade, located at 200 Harbor Drive, Suite 120, will feature this fall’s Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed™, the thrilling new racing experience featuring Sonic the Hedgehog and a fantastic cast of SEGA All-Stars, as well as Aliens: Colonial Marines™, the highly anticipated first-person shooter from critically acclaimed studio Gearbox Software that will bring new levels of bone-chilling suspense and adrenaline-filled action to the renowned ALIENS franchise.

Additionally, internationally acclaimed concept designer and visual futurist Syd Mead will sign limited prints of his concept art of the USS Sulaco, featured in the movie ALIENS and in the upcoming game Aliens: Colonial Marines, on Friday, July 13, from 3:00 PM  to 6:00 PM. Dark Horse and SEGA® of America, Inc. are also pleased to invite fans of the franchise to stop by the SEGA Pop-Up Arcade in downtown San Diego or Booth #2615 on the expo floor to pick up a copy of an exclusive free Aliens: Colonial Marines comic that is only available during San Diego Comic-Con 2012. SEGA’s Aliens: Colonial Marines presence in San Diego will further entail the display of the original 12ft alien queen special effects prop used in the iconic 1986 film ALIENS, courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation.

SEGA’s Arcade will also feature Danica Patrick’s custom No. 7 Sonic the Hedgehog/GoDaddy.com Chevrolet, fielded by JR Motorsports, on display. The NASCAR superstar will be racing the car in the O’Reilly Auto Parts Challenge on November 3 at the Texas Motor Speedway (to be televised live on ESPN). The race, part of NASCAR’s Nationwide Series, marks Sonic the Hedgehog’s NASCAR debut.

Fans of Sonic the Hedgehog will be able to get their fix at this year’s Sonic Boom event. After last year’s success of the event during E3, SEGA is bringing Sonic Boom to San Diego Comic-Con. Sonic Boom will be held on Friday, July 13, 2012 from 5:00 PM until 10:00 PM at the House of Blues in San Diego. The event will feature Crush 40 with special guests Alex and JP Makhlouf from Cash Cash, Takashi Iizuka from Sonic Team, and Steve Lycett from Sonic & All-Stars Racing TransformedDeveloper Sumo Digital. Tickets for Sonic Boom can be purchased herehttp://www.ticketmaster.com/event/0A00486DA8FA2759. For more information on Sonic Boom, please visithttp://blogs.sega.com/category/sonic-boom-2012/

SEGA Arcade

Location: 200 Harbor Drive, Suite 120, San Diego, CA 92101

Hours:

·         Wednesday 7:00pm – 10:00 pm

·         Thursday 1:00pm – 9:00pm

·         Friday 1:00pm – 9:00pm

·         Saturday 1:00pm – 9:00pm

·         Sunday 11:00am – 7:00pm

PlayStation’s Comic-Con 2012 Plans & Events

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It’s that time of year again — Comic-Con International 2012, and we’re here to give you an early look at everything PlayStation this year.

Throughout Comic-Con, the PlayStation booth will be offering demos of the latest content from our upcoming titles forPlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita. Come over and check out PlayStation All-Stars: Battle Royale (and make sure to pay attention at the panel for the game on Sunday, where two new combatants will be revealed!), Sports Champions 2The Unfinished SwanLittleBigPlanet KartingSly Cooper: Thieves in TimePapo Y YoCounter-Strike: Global Offensive, and The Expendables 2. Attendees will also be treated to hands-on opportunities with new and upcoming PlayStation Vita titles like Sound ShapesRetro City RampageLittleBigPlanetJet Set Radio,GuacameleeGravity RushRagnarok Odyssey, and Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time. There will also be chances to check out cross-play features for PlayStation All-Stars: Battle Royale and Street Fighter X Tekken.

A limited number of The Last of Us shirts also will be given out at the PlayStation booth throughout the week. Stay tuned for details on dates and times as we get closer to the show.

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For anyone unable to get hands-on with PlayStation All-Stars: Battle Royale at our booth, we will also have two gaming stations featured in the SPIKE TV booth (BOOTH#3729) for another shot to get your hands on one of the most exciting new upcoming PS3 games.

Excited for Comic-Con yet? Well, hang tight, there’s more. Below is a full schedule of our panel sessions that will be taking place for some of our highly anticipated titles, including Beyond: Two Souls, The Last of Us and PlayStation All-Stars: Battle Royale.

Thursday, July 12 (12pm to 1pm) – Room 25ABC
Beyond: Two Souls
A New Breed of Interactive Storytelling from Writer/Director David Cage of Quantic Dream

Meet David Cage, the co-CEO of Quantic Dream and writer/director of the 2010 hit Heavy Rain, as he discusses his latest project — Beyond: Two Souls. David will focus on the concept of creating innovative gameplay experiences that are woven together with emotion and story. Beyond: Two Souls is prepared to deliver an immersive interactive and cinematic experience based on emotional involvement and interactive storytelling. In developing a unique “interactive drama” to engross the audience, David and his team have introduced the concept of Virtual Performance Capture to videogames, where actors play the entire role in development of the game (from motion capture to dialogue). The session will focus on techniques used to create an emotional and compelling experience, focusing on their award winning titles as well as provide a deeper look into their brand new project, Beyond: Two Souls. Join IGN.com‘s Greg Miller as he moderates with writer/director and co-CEO of Quantic Dream David Cage, and actress and academy award nominee Ellen Page as they explore the uncanny valley of bringing realism and emotion to this project.

Friday, July 13 (5pm to 6pm) – Room 25ABC
The Last of Us
Behind the Scenes with Naughty Dog

Join Creative Director Neil Druckmann and Game Director Bruce Straley of Naughty Dog, along with actors Troy Baker (Fullmetal Alchemist, Batman: Arkham City) and Ashley Johnson (Marvel’s The Avengers, The Killing, Ben-10: Alien Force) in a discussion about the upcoming post-pandemic, survival-action PlayStation 3 game The Last of Us, from the developers of the critically-acclaimed UNCHARTED series. Panelists will provide an exclusive reveal of a new in-game cinematic featuring a special guest in this Q&A session moderated by Adam Sessler (veteran videogame industry journalist). Guests will also receive a limited edition The Last of Us poster.

Copy of Ellie checks dead body

Saturday, July 14 (11am to 12pm) – Room 7AB
The Unfinished Swan
An Art-Infused Adventure: Giant Sparrow Talks Art and the Inspiration Behind One of the Most Unique and Anticipated PlayStation 3 Titles

The Unfinished Swan presents an art game like no other before it. For many years, a debate has raged over whether or not videogames can be considered art. In 2012, The Unfinished Swan will address the issue head on, both in terms of its experimental nature and its focus on the art of painting. Attendees will have the opportunity to get an up-close look at the art within the game, discuss games as art, and chat with Giant Sparrow about the creative inspiration behind developing one of the most beautiful and intriguing games on the PlayStation 3.

Sunday, July 15 (11am to 12pm) – Room 24ABC
PlayStation All-Stars: Battle Royale
Tapping into PlayStation History: The Emergence of PlayStation All-Stars: Battle Royale

Chan Park, President of SuperBot Entertainment, provides a look into the creation and development of PlayStation All-Stars: Battle Royale, where the team has tapped into 17 years of PlayStation history to create a brawler with top PlayStation characters and environments. Learn about decisions faced in selecting characters, how the team implemented the idea of mash-ups, and how players can engage in cross play to challenge one another, regardless of whether they’re playing on PS3 or PS Vita. The team will also unveil the two newest characters in the series at the panel. Q&A session to follow. IGN.com’s Greg Miller will moderate a panel featuring Chan Park, President of SuperBot Games and Omar Kendall, Game Director of PlayStation All-Stars: Battle Royale.

Looking to become a professional race car driver and the next GT Academy winner? Phase 1 of the GT Academy National Finals is coming to Comic-Con!

GT Academy 2012This year’s GT Academy National Finals will be taking place on Friday and Saturday, July 13 and 14, at Jolt’n Joe’s in the Gaslamp Quarter, a short distance away from the San Diego Convention Center. The nation’s top 32 drivers will take part in a live head-to-head competition, battling it out for the opportunity to move on to the next phase and get one step closer to becoming the winner of Season 2’s GT Academy.

NEW TWIST ADDED: This year, everyone at Comic-Con has a chance to secure a spot in the National Final. This “wildcard” will compete with the 32 finalists, fighting for the chance to move on to the final phase of the competition. Anyone (pending eligibility) can register at the Oasis Bar inside the Hard Rock Hotel in downtown San Diego on Thursday, July 12th from 10am to 4pm Pacific time and compete for top lap time in Gran Turismo 5. The top competitor of the day will walk away with a one-of-a-kind GT Academy 2012-designedHumanRacing® GT Chassis equipped with the Thrustmaster T500RS wheel and pedal set. Additionally, the winner will earn a 33rd spot in the Finals competition, becoming “Racer X” and earning a chance Friday morning July 13th to knock out and replace any of the top 32 finalists.
So for those who didn’t make the top 32 within the online competition, this is your second chance to fight for a spot in the National Finals! Just be sure to show up early as the competition will be first come first serve, and will only be running from 10am to 4pm.

GT Academy - HumanRacing Chassis

Once within the National Finals Event, the 33 contestants will be divided into individual groups and race in a series of live head-to-head races in Gran Turismo 5. Racing Nissan vehicles, each contestant will earn points based on the place they finish in. As race difficulty increases, the contestants with the fewest points at the end of each round will be eliminated until only 16 remain. These final 16 contestants will move on to Phase Two in GT Academy, taking the racers away from their PS3 consoles and onto the track, behind the wheel of real race cars, for a chance to become a professional race car driver and the official GT Academy winner for the U.S. The winner will have the opportunity to train with an elite racing team and will work towards a debut as part of a professional team. The competitors’ road to victory will be documented in an innovative new series airing exclusively on Spike TV in late 2012.

Xbox’s 2012 Comic-Con Schedule

Xbox’s PR guru Larry “Major Nelson” Hryb just announced on his blog Microsoft’s plans for SDCC.

Show Hours:
Preview
: Wednesday, July 11, 5:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Thursday, July 12, – Saturday, July 14: 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Sunday, July 15: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

The full list of Xbox 360 Comic-Con International 2011 activities include:

Don’t miss this rare opportunity to get early hands-on with the most anticipated blockbuster of the year, “Halo 4”! Comic-Con marks your first chance to play visceral and immersive multiplayer of “Halo 4.” So bring a friend and get ready to jump into the action!

Additionally, you’ll have a chance to receive special prizes at the booth and meet the creative visionaries behind “Halo 4” and “Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn” during special signing events. Check back here or Halo Waypoint for more details and exact times.

Xbox Lounge at the Hard Rock Hotel 
Legends Room – Hard Rock Hotel
207 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101
Thursday, July 12 – Sunday, July 15, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Get an early taste of the upcoming Xbox 360 blockbusters and Xbox LIVE Arcade titles with us. Be sure to stop by the Xbox Lounge at the Hard Rock to play highly anticipated games like “Forza Horizon,” “Fable: The Journey,” “Dance Central 3,” “Assassin’s Creed III,” “Resident Evil 6,” “Borderlands 2,” “Hitman: Absolution,” “Sleeping Dogs,” “Deadlight,” “Wreckateer,” and more. And, after you try some of the new games, check out the HBO GO and Crackle apps on Xbox LIVE.

Xbox 360 at NERD HQ
Block No 16 Union and Spirits
344 7th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101
Thursday, July 12 9 a.m. – 10 p.m.; Friday, July 13 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.;
Saturday, July 14, 9 a.m. – 10 p.m.; Sunday, July 15, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Xbox 360 is joining forces with Zac Levi’s Nerd Machine again this year as the official console of NERD HQ, a four-day offsite experience exhibiting the best of technology, gaming and entertainment at Comic-Con. Check out blockbuster titles including the intense and reborn Lara Croft in “Tomb Raider,” a brand-new map from “Gears of War: Judgment,” “Hitman: Absolution,” and more playable titles.

Xbox Panels:

The Fiction of “Halo 4”
Room 6BCF, San Diego Convention Center
Thursday, July 12, 4:45pm – 5:45pm

“Halo 4” heralds the return of one of gaming’s most iconic heroes, the Master Chief, in a new, epic sci-fi saga. Expanding and enriching the narrative, 343 Industries, with very special guests, will share how the development of stories across the Greg Bear Forerunner saga, the Karen Traviss Kilo-Five trilogy, “Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn,” “Halo 4” Campaign and “Halo Infinity Multiplayer” have become connective tissue for “Halo 4.” Don’t miss the exciting premiere of the “Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn” trailer as well as Q&A with our special guests! Panelists: Brian Reed, Franchise Writer, Armando Troisi, Narrative Director, 343 Industries, and “Forward Unto Dawn’s” director, cinematic director and writers (to be announced). Moderated by: Frank O’Connor, Franchise Development Director, 343 Industries.

“Gears of War”: Past, Present & Future
Room 6BCF, San Diego Convention Center
Friday, July 13, 2 p.m. – 3 p.m.

G4 TV Host Morgan Webb, will serve as moderator as legendary video game developer Epic Games comes together to discuss the past, present and future of the “Gears of War” franchise. The creative and technical minds behind one of the most successful game franchises in history will be on hand to share experiences with attendees. Panelists include: Epic Games’ Design Director Cliff Bleszinski and Director of Production Rod Fergusson, writers Tom Bissell and Rob Auten, and the voice of Baird, Fred Tatasciore. This panel will feature an extended Q&A session.

“Halo 4”: A New Campaign and “Halo Infinity Multiplayer”
Room 6DE, San Diego Convention Center
Saturday, July 14, 3:15pm – 4:15pm

“Halo 4” marks the beginning of a new saga in the blockbuster franchise that has shaped entertainment history and defined a generation of gamers. Developed by 343 Industries, get a glimpse at how they have taken “Halo 4” in new directions, introducing an ancient threat and the Master Chief’s greatest challenge, as well as an innovative and fresh new take on multiplayer in War Games and Spartan Ops. Panelists: Kiki Wolfkill, Executive Producer, Josh Holmes, Creative Director and Frank O’Connor, Franchise Development Director and others to be announce soon.

SEGA’s Sonic Boom 2012 @ SDCC

The summer Sonic events, Summer of Sonic and Sonic Boom 2012, are just 2 months away! There’s lots of great stuff planned for all the Sonic fans who will be hanging out with us in Brighton, UK and San Diego, USA. Last year, you got to play Sonic Generations for the first time and this year is no different – attendees will be the first fans to get some hands-on time with Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed, which we just announced last week.

SEGA is also very excited to announce that Steve Lycett from SUMO Digital (known as S0L in many Sonic forums, including our own SEGA forums), Executive Producer on Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed, will be appearing at both Summer of Sonic and Sonic Boom 2012! Many Sonic fans have interacted with him online for a while, and this will be your chance to see him in person.

Crush 40 will be playing live at both events, and special guests Jean Paul and Alex Makhlouf from Cash Cash will also playing live at Sonic Boom. Get ready to rock out to your favorite Sonic song with your fellow fans!

They’ve got lots more surprises in store for this year’s Sonic events… but they’re not ready to let them all out of the bag just yet. Stay tuned for more announcements in the coming months!

Sonic Boom 2012 will be held during San Diego Comic Con on Friday, July 13th, 2012 from 5:00 PM until 10:00 PM at the House of Blues in San Diego. Tickets are $20 each ($15 for the ticket and $5 for the TicketMaster fee) and include 2 drink tickets (for those 21 or older) and free food. You do not need a Comic Con badge to get into Sonic Boom. You must have a ticket to get in. Tickets are going quickly, so get yours today! You can purchase your tickets at http://bit.ly/IM9OoT

SDCC: Gam3rCon

Gam3rCon has just announced their triumphant return to San Diego. The interactive gaming event will take place July 11th – 15th at the 10th Avenue Theater and will include parties, an art gallery, “geek theater” and of course, lots and lots of gaming!

More information will be forthcoming and to stay updated you can follow them on Twitter or on Facebook.