Comic-Con 2009: 10 Kick-Ass Sights from the Show Floor, Day 2

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wildwestgoh

Please give us the HD / High resolution picture =)

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HeartBurnKid

MPC has never been purely about technology, going all the way back to the days when it was boot.  It's always been about covering PCs, focusing mostly on hardware, with a geeky perspective.  Sometimes that leads it off into geeky tangents, like this; and frankly, I wouldn't have it any other way.

Seriously, go read Computerworld or *shudder* PC Magazine if you want all shop talk all the time.  Some of us like seeing the MPC crew mention other things once in a while.

... just so long as it doesn't completely overwhelm the site.  You guys are going to make sure of that, right?

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AlaskaDrew

Well sure Comic Con is a bit off the PC path but did you notice that Antec and Sapphire had booths there and they sponsor MPC? They can't just shove those names in your face without looking at some of the other stuff at the show. It would look too obvious. I'll bet that one or both of those companies paid for there trip out to the show in order to make those videos/advertisements. They have to pay the bills somehow now that nobody wants to buy magazines because of the Internet. I think this sort of thing got ATI into "Dream Machine" 2008.

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nedwards

Incorrect. The only thing that got ATI into Dream Machine 2008 was that we thought it was the best part for the job. 
 
And Antec and Sapphire are some of the sponsors of the Future US booth at Comic-con; they have no say in the magazine or website's contents or coverage.
 
We're nerds. We like Comic-Con. We assume our readers like nerdy things too, not just hardware.
 
We've already said that the Comic-Con coverage is not detracting in any way from any of our regular coverage. You're still getting all the Maximum PC stuff you crave; this is just a bonus.  
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Devo85x

What's with all the comments dissing the article?  If you dont care about comicon then dont click the link to read about it... simple as that...

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billcipp

Have any of you nay-sayers ever played a video game on your pc?  You know the type; with comic strip characters?  You know a graphics looking character that does not look real.  The kind of characters that could be at this exibit. 

Some of my favorite articles are about pc rigs that boast 40 fps or better in Crisis.  Yeah, those articles that talk about the latest and greatest in cpus' and gpus' and what they are built for.  yeah, speed, power, fps, and over-clocking!  That is what I keep reading about in these articles.  I want to know this stuff.

So, when you say that Comic-Con has nothing to do with MaxPC think about that the next time you try to get to the next level in F.E.A.R with your super hero first person shooter beting up all those comic-like villians.

Or better yet DON'T READ THE ARTICLE IF YOU DON'T LIKE THE TEASER!

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karnak

Just keep doing what you do best, which is put out the best magazine, and have the best blog.

 

Not every story has to be about nvidias latest crap or amds latest failure.

 

Kudos!

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codepath

I don't understand the controversy on this.

So, MPC decided to cover an off-topic event. So what?

This site is free to you. The coverage isn't in the magazine that you do actually pay for, so big deal.

Now, I am a geek. In my circle, the Alpha Geek. I love Star Trek AND Star Wars. I love tech. I love comics. I am a software developer. I even chose the gym that I go to because their machines record my workouts, email them to me and post them online to track.

Personally, I like to see this coverage here. As I said, I love comics, but I only have a passing interest in the convention (I am a geek, not a dork. No offense, Norm.). So I won't bother going to search up some site I never heard of in order to read a 12 page in-depth dissertation on some ridiculous minutia. I just want to see some cool stuff, maybe get some upcoming movie info, and see some hot superhero chicks.

You don't like it, don't read it. Just scroll your little mousey past that link to the next one which will deliver you the best tech info and insight around.

Wahh! You dared to mention something not tech-related reducing your tech-to-nontech content ratio to a billion to one.

Whoopee-fricken-doo!

And you any other posters complaining about this coverage:

EAT IT NERDS!! 

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arkweld

it's irrelevant if you click the link or not.

If MPC had a blog entry about fashion, celebrity gossip or what happend on Judge Judy would you still not mind?

It's a sign that MPC is producing watered down content aimed at getting hits for an audience that really doesn't qualify to be called PC enthusiasts. If that's you then fine. I'm sure you'll enjoy reading a magazine that doesn't need an IQ above a gnat to read and you can enjoy articles about how to make your PC sound like it's going really fast. Maybe they can throw in some articles about the favorite Web sites of the Jonas Brothers and how to get your computer to make fart noises too.

Clearly the audience for MPC is no longer reserved for people who know or care about computer technology beyond the basics and how to add lights to your case. If you did care you wouldn't want to read about this pointless stuff on a hardware site. Don't have the balls to accept this coverage and call youself a hardcore computer enthusiast, because you aren't.

And anyone with a passing interest in comics or calls themselves a "geek" should already know which sites to check out for SDCC coverage. They all get more traffic than MPC does. If you have the ability to upgrade a video card, I'd assume using Google shouldn't be too hard.

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Muerte

Very well said!

If you want pure tech stuff got to Information Week.  You get all the tech you want there if you can stay awake reading it.

If your a geek and a dork are you a Geeork or Doreek?

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deathdefier

Agree with you 100%

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the_crowbar

 Hey MaxPC. I LOVE the Comic-con coverage, and screw all the haters. There isn't going to be alot of PC stuff there, but it's a point of interest for many of us. All MaxPC is doing is giving readers what they want, and thats what they do best. And hello! Super-Girl FTW

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pellier

For all the people complaing that this has nothing to do with Pc's, you don't have to click the link, it was not forced upon you, and they still have the same amount of pc articles as before comic con started.

^ I like my commas

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JDK

....but I'm pretty much done with you guys and this site.

 

If I wanted to see coverage on comic con.....which I do.....I would go to Revision3....which I do.

 

Maximum Fail. 

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pcwizmtl

Naw man, you fail, for being such an idiot...

 Geeks love anything fantasy related stuff, and comics are just that...

 so STFU and keep stupid comments like that to yourself.

moron

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digital demon

I, for one, will miss you.

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valtonray

comic con may not have much to do with computers directly but i'd wager that like myself there are many readers that are enjoying these articles and are very interested in this stuff. i check the site a few times a day and have several boxes of the magazine put away in my basement to refer to if needed(yeah it's really about tim to throw them out and grab the pdf files i know.) but im very interested in the coverage most of us are geeks and we love this stuff and being able to grab the information here is very nice. besides just look at super girl and ask why you are complaining it was included on our beloved site, i dont mind seeing her at all.

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arkweld

If you have any interest in Comic-Con you wouldn't be relying on MPC to cover it.

Go to IO9, Newsarama etc. and you can read this in better detail from people who know what they are talking about. That way you get more than a couple of photos of some cosplay and actual points of interest like the panel read through for the finale of The Middleman.

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Muerte

I don't need MaxPC to cover this but I don't mind that they do.

Its fun and if something here piques my interest I'll go somehwere to satisfy that interest.

But I wouldn't waste my time criticizing MaxPC.  I'd just not read the article.  Its not like they are wasting paper or your time. 

If you clicked on a llink you did not have any interest in you wasted your own time.

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arkweld

still not seeing all that "PC/PC games stuff" ...

WWE here we come.

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digital demon

Definitely gonna keep an eye out for Kick-Ass. I've been waiting for a comic book movie that leans toward the realistic side.

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Clearasil

What do comics have to do with MaximumPC, technology, or computers?

This is nothing more than puerile regressive self-indulgence.  What's next?  A coloring book convention?  A coin show?  How about covering something PC related.

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digital demon

Geeks are geeks, and the MPC staff are definitely geeks. I'm sure you're the only one that doesn't appreciate the info.

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Clearasil

Yeah, I'm the ONLY one who doesn't appreciate Comicon.  Right.

 I understand the geek thing.  I'm a geek.  What I don't understand is the connection between geeks and comic books.  

Geeks like tech, but not all geeks like comic books and not all comic book afficianados like tech.  Comicon seems more to be a middle school nerd thing.

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arkweld

and more MPC users are likely to have home theater equipment than comics but I didn't see MPC at CEDIA. This is just irrelevant and an excuse for them to play around while pretending it's work.

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RavenStandsAlone

Don't you wish you could be so lucky as to "play around" and get paid for it? Jealous little bitch.

These are the InterWebs? Where's the bicycles, babes and beer?

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mesiah

I don't care about comic books, but you can write an article saying osama is the greatest man on earth, and as long as you put that hot ass superwoman picture in the article, I will be just fine :D

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arkweld

It's a long way to go for one photo.

MPC - the tech mag for supposedly hardcore "enthusiasts" - is the only tech site I've seen that's bothering with this off-topic comics, movie and video games coverage. Tom's Hardware, CPU, PCMag, Anandtech, ExtremeTech, Ars, PCWorld, Bit-tech ... even Engadget (!) you name it, every other tech site knows how irrelevant this is and is rightfully ignoring Comic-Con and leaving it to SF, movie and comic sites to cover.

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Muerte

But your commenting here.  Hmm. kind of makes you a hypocrite doesn't it?

I like that you can be entertained at a magazine that also gives you information.

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dracoress

So go to one of those sites, hang out with the old fuddy duttys and shut the hell up! 

 Thanks MAXPC for bring me coverage of this and expanding to something fun and something that MOST of your readers don't mind seeing on your site!

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arkweld

or why don't you go to sites like IO9 who have better coverage because this is their area of expertise instead of relying on a site that's supposed to be about the latest in computer hardware? Are you going to read AICN for a guide to overclocking?

If this is what most readers want then I guess MPC really has crossed the threshold from being a computer enthusiasts magazine into something that covers superficial fluff aimed at kids and amateurs.

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dracoress

Because I am not interested in it that much to research it, but it is nice the MPC highlights stuff for me.  If u think that these few articles bring down this site then go to the other sites and don't read these articles!

 

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digital demon

You've got to have something more important to concern yourself with. Don't like it...don't read it. Simple enough.

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TheJosher

I agree wholeheartedly.

Oh no, comics in a PC magazine... what will they have next? Satire in news magazines?

Welcome to America.

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Redcrow

More pics of Super-girl, please! :D

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