Developers = Pseudo Rock Stars!
Well it’s that time for the news to trickle out from game companies as the convention seasons kicks off starting this weekend with Pax East. The flocks of nerds have arrived to see their current favorite game and to have a chat with developers. I say current because there is very little loyalty in gaming.
I have attended quite a few of these events both as a fan and as a member of the media. For me as a seasoned convention goer I have always stated that the real show is the fans and I have always had more fun looking at the fans than watching what the developers have to say. If you don’t believe me you haven’t ever attended one of these events.
For this I say that “Thank You” to all the geeks and nerds that always make these visits to the conventions memorable no matter where ever they are held.
So let me get back to the developers, exhibitors, and the people who make the whole show happen. We can’t forget the guys and gals dressed in skimpy revealing game based outfits. Don’t worry all these pictures will be online soon enough for you to stare at.
There will be game previews and you might get lucky enough to be selected to even play the latest unreleased game. For me this is what brought me to these conventions the first time and always what brings me back.
One thing that gets overlooked a lot at these convention is the large group of table top gamers. Not as exciting as the latest video game to some, but the pen paper people are accounted for at conventions.
So what is the whole point of this article anyway? Well after going to many of these shows I love how some sites try glorify some of these developers to rock star status. Yes they are good at what they do. I would never say there are not ever. What I’m really saying is the real stars of the show are the fans.
I remember interviewing this one developer as we stood together watching the crowd in front of us and like me he was constantly saying look at that guy and pointing out to the audience as I was doing the same thing to him.
For the most part the developers are very open and want to help you as much as they can, or as much as there allowed to by their company. I have met some great people over the years and appreciate everything they have done to help me write a good article.
For me the developers take a back seat to the attending fans hands down. You never know what will happen or what you will see at these conventions period, until you attend one yourself.
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