The Year Was 1990..
In an industry controlled by publishers, the tactics of video game marketers has convinced a generation of players that if you're not hating, you're not gaming. It's a notion that has stuck for more than a decade now and it only seems to have gotten worse with gamers treating their favorite medium like a disposable play thing than a legitimate form of entertainment and media.
Join us for an open floor discussion regarding the rampant cynicism that exists in gaming culture, how it affects our appreciation of video games and how we, as an industry, seem to perpetuate the cycle of hate. You'll learn exactly how we got to this point and discover why todays gamers seem to hate their hobby so much.
Whether you're a casual player, hardcore or somewhere in-between, if you're a gamer, we deeply encourage you to attend this panel.When and Where
The panel has been confirmed, though details are pending. If we're all lucky, think Saturday afternoon. Meet the PanelistsJared Rea
A daily contributor to the most popular gaming blog on the net, Jared's range of work has taken him from developers such as Atari and Namco Bandai to the pages of Electronic Gaming Monthly and beyond.Chris Kohler
One of the most respected writers in the gaming industry, Chris Kohler is not only head of Wired's gaming blog, but also an author of two published books including Power-Up: How Japanese Video Games Gave the World an Extra Life
- Electronic Gaming Monthly
The managing editor of EGM for four years running, Jennifer is one of the leading voices of female gamers today. When not having babies, she can be found hosting EGM Live, the weekly podcast for Electronic Gaming Monthly.