My love of Star Wars: The Clone Wars is not a well guarded secret. As a series, the Clone Wars continues to get better and better with each passing season and magically manages to deliver the same action and storytelling nuance that made the Star Wars of old the legend that it is today. I was lucky enough to attend the Clone Wars season five premiere and subsequent press conference at Star Wars Celebration VI, and even got a few bags of force infused popcorn to munch on while we watched! It really did taste better than regular popcorn.
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)