Networking: You’re Doing It Wrong

Networking: You’re Doing it Wrong

Based on my interactions with friends, students, and fans, at conventions, meetups, and in general social situations, I’ve come up with the following list of Dos and Don’ts for networking within the industry. While a lot of this is common sense, I’ve found that our field seems to be a place where enthusiasm (or general awkwardness) often trumps formality. If you’ve been looking for a push in the right direction – and want to ensure you’re seen as the potential colleague, rather than the creepy fan or friend-wannabe, check out the tips (inside).

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Brothers ‘Till The End: Epic Games To Aid 38 Studios Team

Brothers ‘Till The End: Epic Games to Aid 38 Studios Team

Quite possibly the biggest piece of gaming news in recent months was the rise and fall of 38 Studios. Virtually every gaming site on the planet has covered the event that will no doubt go down in gaming history as one gigantic cluster bomb of nasty. We actually talked about it on Rated NA:60 as well as Press to Reset: 45 – Like a chainsaw wielding white knight, North Carolina based Epic Games, creators of Unreal, Gears of War, and the upcoming Fort Night, have stepped into the ring as the heroes of this once awful and depressing tale. Take a look at the latest info straight from Dr. Capps and Epic. This is just awesome.

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Having A Bad Day?  Turn The Tables In This Bizzare Japanese Arcade Title

Having a Bad Day? Turn The Tables in This Bizzare Japanese Arcade Title

Much to the shagrin of arcade owners, the technology of most living rooms surpassed the ancient technology found in most arcades. After fighting for quite some time, arcades started to die a slow and pathetic death (check out this ancient article on that topic). Far far away in the mysterious and exotic world of Japan, arcades are bigger than ever and boast some of the most innovative and bizarre cabinets you’ve ever seen… one of which is Table Flip!

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Nerd Machine’s Awesome 2011 Panels Now Online (video)

Nerd Machine’s Awesome 2011 Panels Now Online (video)

Last we we had the pleasure of attending Nerd HQ during Comic Con 2011 and it was a total blast. If you’ve never heard of Nerd HQ, or perhaps wanted to see the panels for yourself… well now you can! The fine folks at Nerd Machine have posted all of their panels on YouTube for nerds everywhere to enjoy. Linked below is a write up from this summer’s Friends of the Nerdolution panel and an embed of the panel video itself. I may be the dork who asks the first question.

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In 100 Years, What Games, Movies, And Television Will Be Seen As Art?: Our Community Responds

In 100 Years, What Games, Movies, and Television Will Be Seen as Art?: Our Community Responds

Episode 50 of our podcast Rated NA will be going live tomorrow afternoon, but we felt obligated to share these incredible responses to this weeks question: “What video game franchise, film, or television series will be viewed as art in 100 years and why?” On top of getting a ton of stellar responses from our friends and readers, we were also lucky enough to hear back from a number of the people that made the past 15 months at Nerd Appropriate so awesome. One of the best things about being a part of this site, is getting to talk with such incredibly creative people about the things we love, and for that we’re immensely grateful. Take a look at what some of our friends in the industry had to say about the future.

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