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)
After years of seeming like an experiment from Google, it looks like they’ve decided to put more emphasis on the Mobile Payment space and take Google Wallet more mainstream.
Have you ever been chatting with your friends and gotten onto your favorite topic of all time? Do you know everything there is to know about the Miami Heat? Or maybe your knowledge of Buffy the Vampire Slayer is unparalleled.
But sometimes, maybe you just like to test your knowledge on naming famous brand logos and candy bars.
QuizUp is not your typical “Can you name…” buzzfeed quiz. It is an all-encompassing trivia app that will test your knowledge against your friends and competitors across the globe.
When I was a kid, we had this thing called “Computer time” in our elementary school classrooms. Games like Putt Putt, Pajama Sam and Carmen Sandiego were on our computer for us to play with, but only for about a half hour during the day. The best game to play on the computer however, was always Zoombinis. The educational value was there without the overly in-your-face education tactics like games such as Math Blaster had. So when I heard it was coming back, I was an embarrassingly amount of excited.
Equivalent to the standard button mashing, speed running action/adventure games of our time (I’m currently replaying Kingdom Hearts, my thumb is a little sore) are addicting, for seemingly no apparent reason. Tap Titans has almost nothing to it, literally just tap on your screen and level up your characters. Like a boss.
I keep coming back though. Tap tap tapping away.