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ArenaNet Delivers on Heart of Thorns Hype at PaxEast

It’s been awhile since ArenaNet has pulled this much punch at PaxEast – and what a comeback! I was absolutely delighted to have taken even a small part in the celebration of Guild Wars 2’s first expansion, Heart of Thorns, which was announced recently at this winter’s PaxSouth. Arenanet delivered on promises to have pieces…

PAX East 2014 Photo Gallery & Videos

Better late than never! Here’s a compilation of my favorite photos, moments, and videos from PAX East 2014. I had a blast, and had a great time hanging out with friends. Can’t wait for next year! Warning – VERY Media Heavy

PaxEast 2014 Report – Pre-Pax Shenanigans Pt.2

Thursday is always the unofficially official “Day 1” for any expo – most attendees have landed and checked in and are looking for ways to connect and have a little fun before the actual convention starts. There were a slew of options for anybody who wanted to have a good time yesterday! I partook in…

PaxEast Report 2014 – Pre-Pax Shenanigans Part. 1

One of the biggest pros to being a local in a host city (or earlybird) for PAX is the ability to partake in all the great pre-expo events put on by the community – and boy do they know how to kick things off right! There’s a plethora of pre-PAX events to go to, more…

Four Reasons Why I Won’t Boycott PAX

Why this geek won’t Boycott PAX 2013 wasn’t a particularly good year for Penny Arcade, Inc’s image. After a relatively peaceful  PAX-East and flagship PAX-Aus, there was another Dickwolves flair up that got sparked again at PAX Prime, and the ensuing fallout was pretty intense. There are lots of people, former and current fans alike,…

Penny Arcade Dickwolves Controversy – It’s not the dickwolves comic that’s the problem, it’s the subculture that got legitimized.

Penny Arcade Dickwolves Controversy I’ll start by saying this – like many, many gamers, PA fans, and PAX regulars, I am more than desiring of this whole dickwolves fiasco to die down and go away. Many people have been hurt and an undeniable rift within our community has been widened. And despite Gabe’s very well…

Guild Wars 2 Community Projects Update – Episode 4 – Tools of the Trade!

Well then! You’d think after such a recent Guild Wars 2 community projects update  it’d be some time before our next installment, but alas! This is one fandom that doesn’t rest. Over the course of the past few weeks I’ve been keeping an eye out and bookmarking any and every site of interest I’ve come across.…

Five things I DON’T like about Guild Wars 2

Many moons ago I had written a draft for an article that never made its way to the sunlight. It was kind of an open letter to the community in which I tried to explain how Guild Wars 2 was not going to be perfection, that no fan new or old should expect it to…

Guild Wars 2 Community Projects Update – Episode 3

Well, it’s been far too long since we’ve done a big Guild Wars 2 community projects update (last one was March 2011… jeez!), but I’m glad to pop-in and give you guys a quick update on the happy haps in the community. Over the past year or so, lots of sites have come and gone.…

It Comes From the Heart

Pink Day in LA! You may or may not have heard about Pink Day in LA, Mailbu Barbie, or the awesome team over at Gamers Giving Back, but let me tell you; these are people worth knowing and here’s why.