Last month's E3 shenanigans are now naught but a bowel-voiding, next-generation-anticipation memory. You may think, then, that the time for video games to give wang-waving displays at conventions is over for now.
Nuts to that, say the wacky funsters of San Diego.
This year's SDCC (July 18 to 21) schedule reveals an array of essential panels for Gameaholics everywhere. Destructoid presented the highlights of the planned events yesterday:
11:45AM: Inside the Looking Glass: Building Halo Worlds and Wonders - Focusing on Halo: Spartan Assault, the Dark Horse Comics, and "mega" surprises."
1:00PM: Batman: Arkham Origins - featuring creative driector Eric Holmes, along with actors Roger Craig Smith (Batman) and Troy Baker (Joker)
3:30PM: World of Capcom Games - featuring Dead Rising 3, Phoenix Wright Dual Destinies, Lost Planet 3, Ducktales: Remastered, Mega Man's 25th Anniversary, more)
6:00PM: South Park: The stick of Truth - Featuring Trey Parker and Matt Stone as they discuss creating the new game.
1:00PM: Thief: What's Yours is Mine - In-depth look at the game in action
2:00PM: Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag Live Demo and Q&A - Plus news on the comic series, and next figures from McFarlane Toys.
3:00PM: Namco Bandai Games Presents the Future of Fighting Games -Talking Tekken Revolution, tease for next year's 20th anniversary of Tekken.
4:00PM: Street Fighter! - Featuring Yoshinori Ono, a Mr. & Mrs. Street Fighter pageant (cosplayers), and latest on Street Fighter.
5:00PM: Beyond the Goggles: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Blacklist
11:15AM: The Future of Xbox Gaming Revealed - Hosted by Major Nelson
12:30PM: Marvel Video Games - Focusing on upcoming Marvel games
1:30PM: The Video Game Culture of Zombies - How Dead Rising 3 on Xbox One Kicks Off a New Generation of Mayhem - Why are these panel names so damn long
4:00PM: Behind the Scenes with Telltale Games' The Walking Dead Game Series - Featuring Robert Kirkman, creator of the Walking Dead comic series
6:00PM: Watch_Dogs: Does Privacy Exist? - Hosted by Aisha Tyler
6:30PM: Saints Row IV Super Dangerous Wub Wub Panel - Featuring the voice cast and dev team, hosted by Aubrey freaking Norris
You'll forgive us for omitting such business as the unveiling of Pac-Man's ‘weird new game' from the above. That's a fantastic line-up right there, nonetheless. Perhaps, while they're there, we can threaten Trey Parker and Matt Stone with a swift de-bearding with a rusty machete until they stop dicking around with South Park: The Stick of Truth's release dates.
In any case, look out for all the Ego-coverage next week.