So when I watched King of the Nerds for the first time at the beginning of this season, I was seriously skeptical – as seen in this post. With any good reality TV show, it manages to keep you coming back for more week after week, and I grew to insanely love my Friday nights, since I’m not popular enough to be doing much else anyway ;). Last Friday the finale aired, and I decided that not only was I really happy with the outcome, I was already wishing the second season was on it’s way (and that Robert Carradine is on his way to a speedy recovery).
Every year, PAX East has such a wide variety of games to check out and see that you would be hard pressed to try everything. I took a ton of photos so I could remember which games I wanted to check out when I got home, and here’s the lineup of games that I thought looked worthwhile.
Instagram on steroids? Twitter with pictures? SUPER is twitter co-creator Biz Stone’s new app that lets your speak your mind with a super graphic prompt, a picture and a sign off. Simple, light hearted and fun for someone who wants something a little more substantial than just a filter on a picture, or words without visuals.
I was lucky enough to attend Penny Arcade Expo East in Boston, MA to check out the latest in digital/indie gaming from developers all over the globe. I gathered up all of my digital favorites from games I got to demo on the expo floor. Here are tonight’s top stories (for the games I got to try).
So Tabletop has had a sincere rise in popularity over the past few years – probably in part to Wil Wheaton’s fabulous YouTube series inspiring folks to get back into analog gaming, but also due to the resurgence of developers who were interested in challenging the market. PAX East this year had a seriously packed tabletop gaming space, even bigger than the one I saw last year. Less booths, but way way more Magic: The Gathering. I got together a list of games from PAX that I played and would like to play after seeing them on the show floor.
I recently got back from PAX East in Boston, and between interviewing two up-and-coming games, playing demos, and just walking around to see all of the exhibitors, there’s so much to talk about. I usually try to check out a few panels at every convention, so I highlighted half of the panels I wanted see, and ended up being so busy wandering around the Expo hall that I just went to two: Heads Up: The Art of User Interface and Graphic Design in Games and Beer, Booze, and Board Games: The Geek Bar Panel. Here’s my take on both of them from a boozy gamer/designer looking to break into UI perspective.
Looking for other PAX coverage posts? Stick around, there’s a lot to cover and we’ll have it coming up shortly!
NVIDIA is putting the full court press on gaming, not just with their high-powered award-winning PC graphics cards, or even their tablets and handheld gaming devices. They’re now invading the living room with the new NVIDIA SHIELD living room entertainment device.
Following up on the success of Wolfenstein®: The New Order™, Bethesda is releasing a standalone prequel, Wolfenstein®: The Old Blood™ across Xbox One, Playstation 4 and PC’s.
Check it out! I’m opening my mail on camera again!
This box was pretty exciting – enjoy looking at all the things you didn’t get!
Check out this month’s Lootcrate – the theme is gaming, which is exciting and perfect!
Which would you rather play – rock paper scissors or fist bump high five peace sign? Tell us in the comments!
(Or rock paper scissors lizard spock)