Maximum PC Editor Jimmy Thang talks about his experience walking the show floor as a zombie
I've been to many costume-friendly conventions like FanimeCon and Pax Prime, but have never cosplayed before. I don't have anything against dressing up, but I simply never felt compelled to do it. I was always the guy on the other end of the camera…until this past weekend.
Because our Comic Con booth was Walking Dead-themed, we were fortunate enough to have a "zombification booth" where makeup artists would turn ordinary civilians into the undead. Considering the makeover was free and professionally done, I figured I would give it a go on the last day of the convention. …The results were far more shocking than I could have ever expected.
See Maximum PC Online Managing Editor Jimmy Thang try and run from zombies!
Maximum PC Online Managing Editor Jimmy Thang had the chance to check out San Diego Comic Con 2013's The Walking Dead Escape with a head-mounted Go Pro camera. Taking place inside Petco Park, the goal is simple: Don't get attacked by zombies!
Over 60 pictures of cosplay costumes, celebrities, and more from Saturday
Comic Con is one of the most crowded conventions in the world and Saturday is notorious for being the busiest at the San Diego, California event. Included below are over 60 pictures of amazing costumes, celebrities, and more.
We tried our best to identify all the outfits, but there are some that we're unsure of. If you think you know some of the missing links, sound off in the comments below!
Weezer, zombies, and pictures of celebrities at Future US's Walking Dead party!
To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Walking Dead comic and the newly released chop shop app, Maximum PC parent company Future US teamed up with Hyundai to throw the most amazing Walking Dead party at San Diego Comic Con last night.
100 pictures that include cosplays, toys, and Yvonne Strahovski!
Day one of Comic Con 2013 in San Diego just ended and the super-crowded event produced some of the best cosplay costumes we've ever seen. There was something for everyone, whether you were into comics, sci-fi, movies, or television. In addition to interesting outfits, we saw some crazy cool toys and gadgets, and even met Yvonne Strahovski!
Two cases enter, one case leaves: That’s the gist of our mini-roundup this month. We’re still amazed sometimes at the disparity in production quality between cases. Sometimes, it’s as if manufacturers really don’t even bother giving the case a quick run-through before sending it off to retailers. Other times, it feels as if manufacturers go over their cases with a fine-toothed comb, checking every detail and nuance to eliminate even the smallest of possible annoyances.
Note: This article originally appeared in the April 2013 issue of the magazine.
We love finding Easter eggs at Maximum PC, but because we're all geeks, we love finding software Easter eggs even more! We've rounded up 8 of our favorite software Easter eggs for you below. Do you have a personal favorite you would like to share? Let us know in the comments below!
In a twist on our annual AV roundup, we let you, the readers, pick the 10 contenders for best antivirus software!
Every year, antivirus vendors paint the same gloom-and-doom portrait, their canvases filled with startling statistics outlining the rapid spread of malware. As a consumer, the natural reaction is to look at these reports with a fistful of salt and a sack of skepticism—after all, AV vendors have a vested interest in promoting a need for security software, but are we really as vulnerable as they say? It all depends on your computing habits, but make no mistake, the web is a dangerous place to roam.
Note: This article was taken from the April 2013 issue of the magazine.
You’ve bought the game, you’ve mastered the basics – or failed horribly – and you’re ready to show off your exploits to the rest of the gaming world. That, or you’ve officially thrown in the towel on your Starcraft II career and are ready to become a broadcaster instead of a Baneling rusher. As Bronze Leaguers ourselves, we understand; multiplayer isn’t for everyone. Sometimes it can be more fun to watch than participate, especially if you catch a fellow Starcraft enthusiast throwing down the fabled Protoss Mothership as a last-ditch effort to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat.