Should Steam Sell Blockbuster Movies?

We learned a few days ago that Steam is selling all four Mad Max movies along with the release of the new game. Valve is currently saying that this is a promotional effort to increase sales of the game, and that they don’t plan on routinely selling blockbuster movies. Who knows what they’re really up to, but I for one would welcome our new digital movie sales overlords. When I was young, I used to love collecting VHS and...

#Blaugust 30: Post-PAX Rundown

Although for many folks today is the final day of PAX, for me the weekend is over and its back to work. Alas! I enjoyed PAX Prime this year but for the first time the majority of my fun occurred off the main exhibition floor. Like everything else with games (and society, really) PAX has become more and more intensely commercial over the years and I guess I’ve just reached my limit in many ways. Five years ago PAX felt much more...

#Blaugust 28: The PAX Prime Experience (video)

I managed to get in a couple of hours on the expo floor at PAX Prime today, and I thought I’d record a bit of the experience. It’s loud, and crowded, and you walk a lot. It’s also a ton of fun. (Note: this was just filmed with my phone.) Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Like this:Like...

#Blaugust 27: What Am I Playing at PAX?

Today marks the beginning of PAX Prime here in Seattle, and I snagged passes for today and Sunday. There are a number of events that I’m looking forward to, such as visiting with Talarian at the Eon Altar booth, or the blogger lunch that has been arranged for Sunday afternoon. And of course I like just being part of the scene, man. PAX Prime, despite its ties to the Penny Arcade dudes, has always been a welcoming place where...

Cat Context 80: WoW: Legion, DOTA 2 International, More Anime!

This week Liore, Ellyndrial, and Arolaide talk about the World of Warcraft: Legion announcement, the DOTA 2 International, movie “The Kingsmen”, and more anime! Last week Blizzard announced their latest expansion, titled “World of Warcraft: the kitchen sink”. Okay, okay, it’s actually called Legion, and Aro is overcome with lore nerdery. Liore wonders what happened to Garrisons, and all three discuss the...

Guest Post: Community Backlash and Developer Interaction

Liore is on vacation and so Dahakha kindly agreed to fill in for the day. You can find his blog, Star-Fired Beef, right here. ————————————— Anyone who follows MMO news, particularly the major MMOs, knows that the various companies competing for our time and money do some things, make some decisions, that are not highly regarded by the playerbase. The...

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