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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,…

Goodbye, LogMeIn, I knew thee well. But hellloooo, TeamViewer!

It’s a very sad day when a product you’re fond of and have been using for so long decides to up and change their whole dynamic. When I heard that LogMeIn’s services were axing their free versions, it was more than a little disappointing. LogMeIn kind of holds a special place in my digital soul,…

Why Blackface in Cosplay and Costume Appropriation Sucks

So I stumbled upon a post on Tumblr that garnered a lot of negative attention recently in regards to blackface in cosplay, and it (understandably) sparked quite the argument. Also, halloween is coming and so the controversial “we are a culture, not a costume” issue gets tossed about a lot as well. I wanted to…

HBO’s “Girls” Review – How one girl made her Mary Sue fic into an award-winning series.

HBO Girls Review Living the dream, one mistake at a time. And never actually facing the consequences of those mistakes, because entitlement. Oh, Girls. This is definitely one of those shows that you either love or hate – there’s little in-between and I feel as though the general public feels the same given the vasts…

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…

Gaymer.org vs /r/Gaymers. Ready your weapons, ladies and gents. This could get ugly.

Well, this is a unexpected brewing war. While browsing the League of Legends subreddit, I noticed that there’s a new sub–sub reddit for gaymers who play LoL. I found this extremely interesting, since the LoL community isn’t known for being the most open-armed group of people, so I went to check it out. I was…