SEATTLE (December 6, 2016) Gen Con, the longest-running gaming convention in North America, has reached a one-year extension of its agreement to stay in Indianapolis. This new contract extends Gen Con’s partnership with Indy through 2021 and includes an option that allows for the show to renew the contract annually.
In case you didn't know, Dog Dayz Studios is the parent company for Geek Public Radio. Well today they released a windows app that collects all the social media posts and youtube videos produced by all Dog Dayz outlets, including us, and puts it in one place. You can download it on your windows pc, tablet, or if you have a windows phone that as well... You can download the app right here.
A military buff friend of mine has been going on and on about this game. Mind you he was all about World of Tanks for a while, but fell off… and he wasn’t hip to the World of Planes thing. But he is very into naval history and naval equipment, so he naturally fell right in to this. He spends hours telling tales of ships that he has destroyed and how the different modules and what-nots are historically accurate. So, I decided to give it a try.
(I wasn't going to post this... in fact I wrote it some time ago... but it has been on my mind a lot lately)
I have been playing video games in some form since I was three years’ old, and pen ‘n paper games for over 18 years. I have been in game circles whose number have spanned over 100, all playing the same game, in the same area, at the same time… I really used to love LARPs. I have also played games with new groups, and new people all over the country. The fact that I have to preface that is a little irritating, but I am used to it.
I have read the articles and op-ed’s, and blog posts asking the question… “why do some in the geek community seem to bully people around, since they most likely have been picked on in the past…” or some such. That question all gets me to answer, “where the hell have you been?”
While some of the things being attributed to the gaming community aren’t representative of true gamers, there is this attitude that, unfortunately, are a result of being the only one to be interested in D&D or any geeky subject and being ridiculed for it. So anyone saying something that they disagree with, harkens back to the fights and the bullying and they argue back (because now they are older and know how to keep themselves safe behind a keyboard or have learned Karate… lol).