At the moment I’m writing this, there are 185 live projects for video games on the popular crowd-funding site, Kickstarter. Since its launch in 2009, Kickstarter has seen more than eight million backers fund more than 81,000 projects with over $1.6 billion in the fields of film, music, art, fashion, and gaming. Crowd-funding has boosted … Continue reading Crowd-funding the Underdog
Last month, guest writer Tucker Poindexter got us thinking about the effects of film on video game storytelling. One of the points he brought up involved cinematics, or cut scenes, in games and how we as an audience want those scenes to enhance our gaming experience. It all came down to one thing: interconnectivity, or, … Continue reading Press F To Do The Thing (An Assessment of QTEs)
It's not a surprise that with the explosive growth of eSports in the past five years we get asked on a daily basis if we'll be running a [insert game] tournament. In short, our answer is no. Don't get me wrong we love esports, tournaments, and packing our venue. As I mentioned in a previous entry, I … Continue reading No, we will not host a [insert game] tournament.