JUST ANNOUNCED: Konami’s Akira Yamaoka Coming to Saboten Con 2012

20 12 2011

Saboten Con representatives officially announced Monday night that longtime Konami composer Akira Yamaoka would be attending the event in 2012.

Photo courtesy of Saboten Con.

Yamaoka is a composer for the studio most widely known for his compositions featured in the Silent Hill series of video games, most notably Silent Hill 3. His most recent sound work includes the 2011 demon shoot’em up title Shadows of the Damned. Yamaoka will join fellow video game guests Phil LaMarr, the voice of Vamp in the Metal Gear series, and Troy Baker, voice of Vincent in the game Catherine, at the convention.

[UPDATE: Saboten Con officials further announced that Yamaoka, along with Troy Baker and Mary Elizabeth McGlynn, will be putting on a Silent Hill music concert on the Saturday of the event. Your mind blown yet?]

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AZHP Hosts Tournaments for a Good Cause This Weekend

5 04 2011

Arizona Hobbyists Paradise is at it again, and for a good cause too! FrankCastleAZ and AZHP are hosting five video game tournaments on Friday at the Corona Del Sol High School as a fundraiser for its television/film club.

The competitions will be hosted in the Corona Del Sol school’s small gym with an $8 entry fee for all tournaments. According to AZHP creator FrankCastleAZ, more than half of the proceeds will go to the club for new video equipment.  Read the rest of this entry »