iFest Independent Game Festival This Saturday in Seattle

 

iFest Independent Games Festival for 2012 is hosting an event in Seattle this year on Saturday June the 2nd. Speakers will include Brian Dawson of Valve Software and Thomas Buscaglia, the Game Attorney. The event will be held at the Seattle Center and best of all, registration is Free!

Source: iFest Independent Game Festival.

Stargate Cake

A lucky Stargate fan’s girlfriend decided to bake him his favourite cake for his birthday. The rest of the internet benefits!

Source: Reddit

The Arrow Trailer Released and is Surprisingly Awesome

http://youtu.be/ViFb0paKdgg

The CW has released the first trailer for The Arrow, and show looks like an awesome way to spend a school night. Many people were afraid that just because the Green Arrow was a lesser known superhero that the CW was just cashing in. It turns out that in this economy, nobody can afford to not think things through in television

Source: Topless Robot

Real Housewives of Vancouver Encroaches on the BC Film Industry

I thought had heard the last of Vancouver’s foray into the realm of gossip porn, but alas it was not to be. An article from canada.com is championing the series for giving the BC film industry a new lease on life as productions move to Toronto and Australia. To top it off, we might be getting our own version of the Bachelor. So depressing. Is this what everyone going through VFS and Capilano right now is dying to produce? Are they spending two years and 5 figures learning how to create imaginary creatures who can act an emote just so they can edit together a bunch of harpies who can do neither?

I will say this about the Real Housewives: That show makes Vancouver look frakking gorgeous. If we had more shows making good use of those helicopter shots of the Sea to Sky, who’s to say we wouldn’t see more scripted television?

Source: Canada.com.

The Infographic from Geek Pride Day

Friday, May 25th was crowned Geek Pride Day, as it was the date of the premier of the first Star Wars Movie, 35 years ago. I personally thought May the 4th was a perfectly fine Geek Pride Day, but whatever. I’m always on the look out for statistics trying to define the sociology of Geek, because as a people we are starting to define our society at large. Like the cowboy and the knight and shining armour, it’s probably going to be the 21st century’s period costume.

 

Source: FashionablyGeek

Oops: BBC Mistakes ‘Halo’ Logo For United Nations Emblem [VIDEO]

http://youtu.be/hE9ZBlSSNWw

This has to be one of the oddest graphic goofs I’ve seen. While reporting on the conflict in Syria, the crew of the BBC posted the United Nations Space Command logo from Halo instead of the UN Security Council logo. This was probably the result of a google image search gone horribly wrong. Still, it’s not like Syria couldn’t use a visit from the Master Chief at this point.

Source: Mashable

GameStop EXPO Says “Fine, We’ll Start Our Own Con…Almost”

Penny Arcade Expo’s passes have already come and gone 4 months before the event even launched. So what’s a gamer to do if he want to get his hot little hands on the latest betas? Gamestop has grudgingly offered to extend its employee only show in San Antonio, Texas to the public… for a full 5 hours. On August 19th 11:00am to 4:00pm, gamers will get the chance to briefly glimpse the offerings of all the top publishers. Man, I know the Penny Arcade formula is in desperate need of duplication, but the Screw Attack Gaming Convention is coming up in July, so let’s send a message that gamers can’t be treated like this and go there instead, okay?

Source: Gamer Revolution

Camp Half Blood Rain or Shine

 

I’ve located a couple interesting sets of images from the set of Percy Jackson 2. Yvrshoots has some pics of the Camp Half-blood set caught under a torrential rainstorm, while Hollywood North on Location ‘s shots are depicting pure fun in the sun. It just goes to show you that Vancouver’s weather (and Zeus’ temperament for that matter) is cruel mistress indeed.

Sources: Hollywood North On Location and yvrshoots

Infographic on the Realities of the Mobile Market

Village Gamer has posted an infographic from app-promo.com on the realities mobile developers face when they bring their apps to market. Only 12% of apps earn $50,000 a year or more, and they each spend an average of $30,000 for marketing. With the current hype over Vancouver’s Mobile Market, how can smaller devs pay their way. Either there needs to be more Venture capital, or we have to put effort into building the local community.

Source: Village Gamer

The Critical Hit Show: a Live Dungeons & Dragons Comedy Experience at the Rio

The newly liquor licensed Rio Theatre is hosting the Critical Hit Show on Wednesday May 30th. Tickets are available for $6 at Brown Paper Tickets, and $8 at the door. Come and see Dungeons and Dragons as you have always known it: An exercise in improv comedy.

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