The Akron Art Museum, Exhibition of video game art next month in Ohio

Video games have been prevalent in contemporary culture for decades. Given the sheer number of players (more than 166 million Americans, according to a 2018 Entertainment Software Association survey) and the amount of revenue created ($134.9 billion in 2018), video games exert a huge impact on contemporary life. Visual artists are gamers too—as immersed in video game culture as anyone else—yet video games have rarely been examined as a major influence on contemporary art.… Read the rest

IndieCade 2019, North American independent games celebration

IndieCade has announced the official festival nominees and lineup for its 2019 North American independent games celebration, hosted October 10-12 in Santa Monica. This year’s festival will return to the Center for Media and Design at Santa Monica College and will feature a diverse and curated selection of the industry’s most innovative, creative and thought-provoking independent titles.

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MCM Scotland Comic Con 2019, Glasgow’s big event returns

MCM Comic Con, the UK’s largest organizer of pop culture events returns to Scotland between 28th-29th September 2019. The two-day spectacular will see thousands of sci-fi fans, gamers, comic collectors, movie buffs and anime enthusiasts visit the SEC Glasgow to immerse themselves in a world of fun and fantasy. The show welcomes all ages and there’s something for everyone to enjoy.
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Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, A recap of the Indianapolis fan festival

This past weekend, thousands of players from around the world converged in Indianapolis, Indiana to contain a critical outbreak of chaotic magical activity during the first-ever Harry Potter: Wizards Unite Fan Festival. Over two days, event attendees returned nearly two million Foundables.

During the event, players found themselves immersed in a celebratory experience at White River State Park with all the charms and wonder you’d expect from the Wizarding World.… Read the rest

XSEED Games, PAX West Debut with Fan-Focused Showcase

XSEED Games announced a robust lineup of games and events to experience at PAX West from August 30 – September 2 in Seattle, Washington. Fans will have hands-on experiences on Nintendo SwitchTM system, PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and Windows PC, including the long-awaited Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin, Heroland, BurgerTime Party!, Granblue Fantasy: Versus, and first hands-on for Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes Complete Edition.… Read the rest

Square Enix at PAX West 2019

Developer panels, fan activities and giveaways will be among the many offerings from SQUARE ENIX® at this year’s PAX West 2019, held at the Washington State Convention Center from August 30 – September 2. Midgar comes to life in Booth #2335 with several familiar sights from Sector 1, including a re-creation of the train station and a stunning Mako reactor that looms over the show floor, and houses gameplay demos of FINAL FANTASY® VII REMAKE.Read the rest

Nintendo at PAX West, Pokémon Panels and More

Nintendo is headed to PAX West in Seattle from Aug. 30 to Sept. 2 with a host of games, activities and fun for every type of gamer. Highlights of Nintendo’s packed presence at this year’s show include:
  • a booth full of playable Nintendo Switch games, including new and unreleased games like Luigi’s Mansion 3, The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt — Complete Edition, DRAGON QUEST XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age – Definitive Edition, Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield
  • a panel and signing opportunity featuring developers from upcoming game DRAGON QUEST XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age – Definitive Edition, which features Hero, the latest addition to the Super Smash Bros.
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Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield, Visit a “Galar Visitors Center”

Everyone’s talking about the majestic Galar region, the must-visit destination for up-and-coming Pokémon Trainers. Galar is the setting for the Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield games, launching exclusively for the Nintendo Switch system on Nov. 15. From picturesque grassy plains to bustling industrial towns, the Galar region offers Trainers many exciting places to explore, newly discovered Pokémon to catch and Gym Leaders to battle.… Read the rest

ONE PIECE Music Symphony 2, Confirmation of big stage show in Milan

21 Sept. 2019 – Milan /Italy (Teatro Dal Verme)
50 musicians on stage with giant-screen video projection!
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Relive Luffy’s adventure in a sensational live experience!
With the Composer Kohei Tanaka and a full symphonic orchestra.

ONE PIECE Music Symphony returns with a new video and music program! Sail to the New World for a new film concert with two prestigious shows in Milan!… Read the rest

World Showdown of Esports, World of Warcraft tournament – Aug. 26 – Sept. 2, 2019

The World Showdown of Esports (WSOE) a multi-genre, multi-game tournament series produced by Estars Studios, and Method, a premier World of Warcraft (WoW) esports organization based in the U.K., partner to produce the Classic Race to World First (RWF), streaming 24/7 live Aug. 26 – Sept. 2, 2019 from the PokerGO Studio (ARIA Resort and Casino) in Las Vegas.… Read the rest