Posts byMartine Paris

    PAX Interview: Hotline Miami 2 and Hatoful Boyfriend publisher, Devolver Digital, on mobile plans and the launch of Cosmic DJ

    Some of the most talked about mobile games at PAX were the upcoming survival game, This War of Mine, the ragdoll platformer, The Sleeping Prince, and the color blending puzzler, Light in the Dark.

    But what most piqued my interest was the trippy Cosmic DJ set to release this month on iOS.

    A clever music sequencing tool masquerading as a super fun EDM RPG, Cosmic DJ is the first game from Austin-based sound design studio GL33K known for its work on iconic game franchises including Halo, Uncharted and Metroid.

    On the show floor, I found myself boogie-ing for over an hour in Cosmic DJ, battling bad vibes to reunite lovers, best buds, a band and a dismembered corgi through the power of music. I raved to killer tracks, immersed myself in the acid graphics, and howled at the lulzy dialogue.
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      PAX Prime 2014: For the Love of Gaming Panel

      At PAX Prime 2014, there were several panels offering career advice, with one specifically focused on what it’s like to work in the industry as a game writer.

      The panel, Tinder Tales and Other Wicked Ways to Get Work as a Game Writer, moderated by me, featured Dan Tack, PC Editor of Game Informer, Samit Sarkar, Reporter at Polygon, Bobby Stein, Lead Writer for Guild Wars 2 at ArenaNet, Duncan Stanley, Marketing & PR Manager at Deep Silver, Robert Workman, Contributing Writer at Shacknews, and Kyle Gaddo, Editor of Save/Continue.

      Hit the jump for key insights shared included these seven top tips every budding blogger should know:
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        PAX Prime 2014: Our top picks for the best panels and parties

        PAX is now upon us and with over 70,000 dedicated gamers about to descend upon Seattle, this is going to be one epic holiday weekend.  It took only an hour for the show to sell out back in May, and for good reason.  PAX is a 24/7 bacchanal of gaming, panels, parties, plushies, cosplay, chiptunes, karaoke, streetpassing, and donuts.

        The Expo Hall is open daily, Friday, August 29 – Monday, September 1, 10am – 6pm, but there’s so much more to experience beyond the show floor.  Below is just a snapshot of what’s happening, from autograph signings with industry legends to afterhours dating advice (seriously), live 70s game shows and dancing til dawn with Twitch, Wargaming, Squeenix, Destructoid, Harmonix, Bethesda, you name it.

        Follow me @contentnow for all the madness, and if you’re at the show, stop by my panel, Tinder Tales and Other Wicked Ways To Get Work as a Game Writer for a chance to win awesome game swag as I interview an all-star panel from Forbes, Game Informer, Polygon, Save/Continue, Deep Silver (Metro Redux, Dead Island 2), and ArenaNet (Guild Wars 2) on how to break into the industry, build your audience, and find work that pays.   

        What are your top picks for PAX?  Share them in the comments! After the jump you’ll see our picks for the top panels and parties for PAX Prime 2014.
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