PAX East 2012 is off to a great, and hectic, start. The NA crew started off the day by getting our grubby mitts on Borderlands 2, Orcs Must Die 2, and more titles than my brain can currently recall. I won’t lie, I was so exausted leaving the convention center this evening that I got lost and wandered in circles for a good half an hour.
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)