I never expected to like Saints Row the 3rd as much as I did, but underneath its silly surface was an incredibly polished action experience drenched in creativity, mayhem, and fun. When we got word that Volition games was booking appointments for Saints Row 4 at this year’s PAX: East, I couldn’t wait to see what new trouble the Saints had gotten themselves into. Wow, I’m a fan of this franchise?
Quake-Con sounds like the massive sleep-over/LAN party that you always wanted to have growing up, but could never pull off. With endless supplies of caffine, laughter, and tea-bagging, Quake-Con will always be a convention for gamers, by gamers. Bethesda was cool enough to send us a few panel videos, one of which I felt compelled to share. Most of the people that read this site would probably agree that video games are just as much about community as they are about points and levels. Believe it or not, gaming companies have a position available for people to “manage” their particular communities, the wisely-titled “Community Manager“. Check out this Quake-Con 2011 Community Manager panel featuring our very first interviewee Abbie Heppe CM of Respawn Entertainment. The video is informative, entertaining, and damn funny.
Community Managers: Un-moderated! panel held at QuakeCon on Saturday, August 6th. Panelists include Abbie Heppe (Respawn), Adam Pyle (id Software), Matt Grandstaff (Bethesda Softworks) Nick Breckon (Bethesda Softworks), and Ryan Schneider (Insomniac)