Tag Archive for Gamer Chronicles

82nd Airborne Paratroopers Play “King of Tokyo”

Gamers are everywhere! Recently the 82nd Airborne Paratroopers played “King of Tokyo” (affiliate link) during a recent break at Camp Swift, Iraq.



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Gen Con Announces New President, David Hoppe

David Hoppe

David Hoppe

Gen Con, North America’s longest running and best-attended tabletop game convention, has announced that game industry veteran David Hoppe will join the company’s executive team as President. As such, Hoppe will take over the management of Gen Con’s operations at the company’s Seattle office, beginning in May 2017.

“I’m ecstatic to return to the hobby game industry and join the incredibly talented team at Gen Con,” said David Hoppe, Gen Con President. “Gen Con has accomplished so much over the past 50 years, and I’m looking forward to working with Peter Adkison, Adrian Swartout, and the entire Gen Con team to continue making the ‘Best Four Days in Gaming’ even better for sponsors, exhibitors, volunteers, and most importantly, the 60,000+ attendees who make Gen Con a truly global gaming community.”

After 10 years of leadership, in which Gen Con’s annual attendance has more than doubled, Swartout will step down as CEO following this August’s Gen Con 50 event. Hoppe and Swartout will work together to jointly manage the company and ensure a smooth leadership transition throughout the next four months. Subsequently, Swartout will continue to serve on Gen Con’s Board of Directors.

“David brings a wealth of game industry experience and a strong managerial skillset to the Gen Con organization,” said Adrian Swartout. “As our organization has scaled rapidly, efficient management of our growth has become an increasingly important business goal, and David is an ideal leader to help Gen Con manage the continuing evolution of our business.”

David Hoppe is currently Vice President of Marketing and Business Development for Blastworks, Inc. a mobile games developer and publisher with operations in North America and Europe. At Blastworks, David oversees performance marketing, analytics, data science, and business development. Prior to Blastworks, David spent five years as a Director of Business Operations for Xbox Live and Microsoft, as well as being a founding member of two game development startups (Flashlight Creations & Tenacious Games). He also served as a consultant to Upper Deck Entertainment, and from 1995 to 2002 was SVP of Organized Play, as well as Brand Management at Wizards of the Coast during the meteoric rise of both the Magic: The Gathering and Pokémon trading card game franchises.

SOURCE: Gen Con LLC

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Naptown Buzz Giveaway, News & Videos for March 3, 2017

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Playing Abduction Action! via Steam

Yesterday I took a few minutes to play Abduction Action!

In Abduction Action! Score Attack mode your goal is to see how many points you can earn by abducting various Earthlings before the humans shoot down your spaceship.

Read my full review at Gamer Chronicles.

Purchase at: http://store.steampowered.com/app/360580/

Played on February 26, 2017.

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Playing Among The Heavens with Color Deficiencies

This morning I played Among The Heavens on Steam (Windows 10), which the mini game proved to be a little difficult with my color deficiencies.

Read my full review at Gamer Chronicles.

Purchase at: http://store.steampowered.com/app/409380/

Played on February 26, 2017.

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Playing Among The Heavens with Color Deficiencies

This morning I played Among The Heavens on Steam (Windows 10), which the mini game proved to be a little difficult with my color deficiencies.

Read my full review at Gamer Chronicles.

Purchase at: http://store.steampowered.com/app/409380/

Played on February 26, 2017.

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Playing 7 Wonders II via Steam (2017-02-25)

It’s been a decade since 7 Wonders II was released, and tonight I dusted it off and played via Steam.

Purchase at: http://store.steampowered.com/app/15900/

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Playing 7 Wonders II via Steam (2017-02-25)

It’s been a decade since 7 Wonders II was released, and tonight I dusted it off and played via Steam.

Purchase at: http://store.steampowered.com/app/15900/

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Gen Con 50 Early Event Submission Ends February 19th

Want to host events at Gen Con 50? Event Submission is open now with thousands of proposed events already submitted! While Event Submission will last through July 17, the Early Event Submission period is rapidly approaching its cut-off date of February 19. Events submitted prior to this date have the best chance at being placed, and also can receive more feedback from the Program Management team.

Want to learn more about running events at Gen Con? You can read more at Tips for New EOs/GMs. You also can get comprehensive information on the topic from the updated Event Host Policy.

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Gen Con 50 Early Event Submission Ends February 19th

Want to host events at Gen Con 50? Event Submission is open now with thousands of proposed events already submitted! While Event Submission will last through July 17, the Early Event Submission period is rapidly approaching its cut-off date of February 19. Events submitted prior to this date have the best chance at being placed, and also can receive more feedback from the Program Management team.

Want to learn more about running events at Gen Con? You can read more at Tips for New EOs/GMs. You also can get comprehensive information on the topic from the updated Event Host Policy.

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