PAX East 2011 Triple Threat: The Game Makes the Community (part 1/2)

Rym and Scott of GeekNights presented three mini-panels at PAX East 2011 within "The Triple Threat: Short Subjects in Gaming." These were "MMOs are Anything But," "The Game Makes the Community," and "Dudebro: How to Win at the Internet."

This is the second of these mini panels from the Wyvern Theatre. They argue that the communities around particular games are not independent of their foci, but rather are actually direct extensions of the underlying mechanics therein. Games literally create their own communities, promoting particular behaviors as a direct result of their design.

This is part one of two for this segment of the lecture.

PAX East 2011 Triple Threat: MMOs are Anything But

Rym and Scott of GeekNights presented three mini-panels at PAX East 2011 within "The Triple Threat: Short Subjects in Gaming." These were "MMOs are Anything But," "The Game Makes the Community," and "Dudebro: How to Win at the Internet."

This is the first of these mini panels from the Wyvern Theatre. They argue that MMORPGs as we know them are not in fact anything like what their "genre" would lead us to believe.

PAX East 2011 Triple Threat: Short Subjects in Gaming - Intro

Rym and Scott of GeekNights presented three mini-panels at PAX East 2011 within "The Triple Threat: Short Subjects in Gaming." These were "MMOs are Anything But," "The Game Makes the Community," and "Dudebro: How to Win at the Internet."

This is the introduction to that panel. All three sections to come!

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Rainbow Dash channels the spirit of Kanye West in My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic.

PAX East Survival Guide

Rym and Scott, the hosts of GeekNights, bring to you the short list of tips and tricks to enjoy your first PAX East (or even your first PAX). PAX isn't like most other geek/nerd conventions, so the conventional wisdom doesn't necessarily apply.

If you're looking for a more thorough preview, checkout our:

http://frontrowcrew.com/geeknights/20100323/pax-east-survival-guide/ http://frontrowcrew.com/geeknights/20110208/the-pax-boston-2011-pregame-show/

Magfest 9 - GeekNights Review (part 4/4)

After having returned from being guests of MAGFest 9, we share our thoughts on the convention. It was a solid con with relatively few issues, and we would definitely consider returning if invited.

Magfest 9 - GeekNights Review (part 3/4)

After having returned from being guests of MAGFest 9, we share our thoughts on the convention. It was a solid con with relatively few issues, and we would definitely consider returning if invited.

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