Jill Sandwich anyone? Big news for Resident Evil fans, the very first Resident Evil themed restaurant opens on 13th July in Japan, by the name of “Biohazard Cafe & Grill S.T.A.R.S.”
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).
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.
A couple of years ago, my awesome friend Jorge lent me a book. (Excited yet? You should be.) It was titled, God’s Demon which piqued my curiosity not only because of the name, but also the way the pages rippled from repeated fondling. (You’re sick if you thought anything other than reading. This is a family site, people. No, not really. Skeet!)
It shouldn’t matter if your individual score at the end is 1000, or 50000… all that matters is that the entire team is at the LZ when the clock hits 0:00. These thoughtful insights should help make that happen.
Two thousand years before the Reapers were ever a threat, the vile Rachni threatened the universe. If not for the heroism and sacrifice of the mighty Krogan, there is little doubt that the Rachni would have picked the galaxy's bones clean. While…
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!
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.
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.
How Skyward Sword became one of the best Zelda games of all time, the Wii game you’ve always wanted, and why its the last Wii game I will ever play. From Hyrule, with love.
My new wish is to see modern games’ cut scenes re-imagined as classic point and click adventures with real actors superimposed on top of virtual backgrounds.
I grew up watching Growing Pains, and I was saddened last year by Boner’s death. There is something magical about the intro song written and composed by both John Bettis (Lyrics) and Steve Dorff (Music).. Imagine however if you will, what would happen if the whimsical joy Growing Pains… Came back from the dead.