Top Stories from PAX 2011
Who was there: The panelists consisted of Chris Brown and his wife Kelly from the Married Gamers website, Elizabeth Parmeter from GamingAngels, Dan Amrich from Activision, Christa Charter of Trixie Enterprises, and guest Zachary Snell.Continue Reading »
What they talked about: Video games have been a source of contention in the media, but it becomes even more of a headache when the debate is brought into the home. Couples who are both gamers may have an understanding for one another's habits, but like any hobby that eats away at free time, there comes a point when boundaries must be laid.
Brown kicked off the panel...
Who was there: Geeknights' Brandon DeCoster and Scott Rubin held forth at PAX Prime 2011 to talk about what designers can learn from games lost to time.Continue Reading »
What they talked about: DeCoster and Rubin began their panel by referencing Dan Simmons' novel Hyperion, and a speech made therein. The far-future tale includes a speech by a character who is essentially the president of the galaxy. Afterward, the president is approached and praised on the speech, but the character says that it was actually stolen from long-forgotten leaders like Winston Churchill and Abraham Lincoln.
DeCoster and Rubin feel the game...
Who was there: The panel consisted of community managers J Goldberg from Volition, Evan Berman from En Masse Entertainment, Collin Moore from Sucker Punch, Gabriel Graziani from Ubisoft, and James Stevenson from Insomniac Games.Continue Reading »
What they talked about: Forums may have been the venue of choice when engaging the community more than 10 years ago, but with the rise of broadcasting channels such as YouTube, Justin.tv, Tout, and Twitch.tv, the community has grown from sharing their thoughts via text format to broadcasting their entire gaming experience to the Internet.