Almost everyone has heard about the new Arcade Hotel dedicated to gamers in Amsterdam. So the real question is: who has actually been? The UKVibe.TV Team, including me, were given the opportunity to not only stay at the hotel but also meet and interview Daniel Salmanovich - the founder.
A few years ago, I had the pleasure of meeting Steven Machuga, who has a background in charity work for members of the military. Machuga recently founded Stack-Up.org, a military-focused charity to realize his vision: bringing happiness and peace to deployed members of the military through care packages that feature video games.
With the loss of the only gay male lead in a mainstream comic book series, it leaves a hole in the social consciousness of America. If mainstream studios won't create comic books with gay leading characters, then it's up to independent authors to create them.
"In space, no one can hear you chew."
The key "takeaway" there is that Geek Culture is, indeed, booming. In fact, many Geek Culture obsessions have gone mainstream. And there are some very important reasons for this. Reasons that parents and the world-at-large may need to be more interested in and concerned about.
Geeking off that nerdy sprite!
Ocean has been working in the gaming business since we both got started in technology in San Francisco in mid-1990s. He started
Although the doors to the Los Angeles Convention Center have closed on E3 2015, the buzz it generated continues. The Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), the world's premier trade show for computer and video games and related products, always excites.
Okay, the biggest lesson I wish I knew at age 22 had to do with taking control of my own career. That means ownership of my own personal narrative, which has to do with personal branding and identity. Sure, that's a marketing-ish perspective, at odds with my nerdliness, but that's the human reality.
Before Star Wars, I was just a geeky, nerdy kid who enjoyed science fiction and fantasy but didn't really connect with too many others. After Star Wars, things changed. While I was still geeky and nerdy, I found friends who didn't notice, let alone care. We got each other and that was enough.