Tag Archives: seattle
Thu, Sep 06, 2012 | 19:51 BST
Epic Games has announced a new Seattle studio, which will initially focus on engineering efforts for Unreal Engine 4.
Wed, May 16, 2012 | 01:40 BST
Valve has announced The International Dota 2 Championships 2012, revealing that the world’s leading Dota 2 championship will take place at this year’s PAX Prime event to be held in Seattle.
Wed, Feb 11, 2009 | 20:35 GMT
NCsoft says that dev positions in the UK are to be moved to North America, according to GamesIndustry.biz, following the axing of 55 employees from the firm’s Brighton office.
The publisher’s confirmed that remaining team members will concentrate on European sales and marketing.
“The European office is transitioning to have a stronger focus in marketing and sales, with many of the existing disciplines being consolidated in our studios on the US West Coast and our headquarters in Seattle,” said a spokesperson.
“Additionally, we are transitioning to an embedded quality assurance model in which the QA staff works in our studios directly with the development teams, providing support throughout the entire development process.”
Some of the development and community positions may instead be opening up in Seattle or California, and there’s a possibility of the UK marketing team expanding soon.
The structural changes will affect between 70 and 90 positions, but NCsoft is working hard to reposition current employees, it said.
Tue, Sep 02, 2008 | 06:49 BST
According to this BigDownload story, 58,500 people attended this year’s PAX, trouncing last year’s record of 37,000 attendees.
More people means more problems, obviously. Like over-crowding.
“Regarding the overcrowding, it was definitely a symptom of the popularity of the show, but not one that can’t be overcome,” said Penny Arcade biz guy Robert Khoo.
“At two or three of the main theatre events, 3-4% of the line wasn’t able to make it, but we hear those 3-4% loud and clear. We have a few ideas to manage that problem for 2009 including wristbands for popular events or just a straight-up hard count of people in line. The worst thing is if people line up for something and end up not getting in.”
More through the link.
Fri, Aug 29, 2008 | 07:20 BST
Trixie360′s hot. She sounds hot. She may not be hot. Go and find out! You can meet all the chaps from the Major Nelson podcast, including the man himself, e and Trixie at PAX if you’re in Seattle this weekend. Details from Nelson’s blog:
- Who: Me, e, litheon, Trixie360 some of the Gamerscore blog folks and who ever else we can round up from the Xbox team
- What: Great burgers…need I say more?
- Why: Because you need to eat
- Where: The Red Mill at 1613 W Dravus St in Seattle [+1 206 284 6363] (Directions)
- When: Friday, August 29th from 1pm-2pmish.
Do it, PAX people. Send us pictures of Trixie.
Wed, Jan 30, 2008 | 09:37 GMT
You can sign up for PAX, the Seattle-based games expo from the owners of Penny Arcade, right here. The show’s reputation has grown massively in recent years, with the 2007 event attracting big name developers and more than 37,000 attendees, making it by far the largest show of its kind in the US.
PAX 2008 will be held from August 29-31. It only costs $40 if you sign up now, so get on it.