Matt Hooper interview

Interview: Matthew Hooper, Ace Attorney for Good

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A couple of weeks ago, I sat down with Matt Hooper, a Seattle attorney who represents video game and media clients. Matt has a strong interest in “games for good”—video games that promote learning, health, and social justice—and he speaks often about games to scientists, business leaders, and educators. In 2013 he won a Telly Award for one of his presentations.

When I arrived at a downtown Starbucks for our interview, Matt was playing Plants Vs. Zombies on his phone.

Pixelkin: Did you play video games when you were young?

Hooper: I had a Nintendo when I was about nine to 13, but other than that I didn’t play many video games at all. I only really got involved in the video game space when I moved to Seattle a few years ago. Prior to that, most of my work was internet-based or film-based. I was in L.A. for 26 years and northern California six or seven years and then came to Seattle. Read More

GDC

7 Best Tweets of GDC

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The 2014 Game Developers Conference (GDC) ended recently, and boy do we wish we could have been there. Thousands of the leading thinkers in game design came together in San Francisco, California to discuss everything from the latest tech to best practices in storytelling. The conference is almost 30 years old now, and for the last few years it’s had something it certainly didn’t have in the 80’s: Twitter! Now everyone can enjoy the great conversations of GDC without needing a ticket and a hotel room. The downside: reading all these tweets makes us even sadder we couldn’t go ourselves.

Here are some of our favorite tweets from GDC. Read More

Humble Jumbo Bundle

Thanks to Game Bundles, Everybody Wins

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If you want to check out the indie game scene, there is perhaps no better way to do so than by seeing what the latest game bundles have to offer.

A game bundle is when multiple games are sold together at a discounted price. It’s a familiar concept: two-for-one sales are all over grocery stores, after all. But game bundles, specifically indie game bundles, tend to operate a little differently. Read More