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Convergence - Episode 4
Live from EGX w/ ArenaNet
Posted on Wednesday the 1st of October, 2014, 2:03 AM by Josey Howarth

While at EGX, some of the Convergence team got up on stage to give away swag before letting Screenager loose on members of ArenaNet - Joshua Davis (Head of Competitive Events), Steve Fowler (Head of Global Marketing), and Lis Kerstein (Associate Global Brand Manager). Screenager is then joined by Pseudo and Mizpah as they look back over what was discussed.

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Datamine - Episode 18
The Art of Kickstarter (Part 3) w/ Falco
Posted on Wednesday the 1st of October, 2014, 1:58 AM by Josey Howarth

While Pseudo is away, the team does play.  Join Adam (Fortress Craft), Patryk, Danny, and Falco (Elysian Shadows), as they continue to debate whether or not an indie should be using crowd funding.  Key points, when should they? Why should they? How should they? What should they include?  Final look at this in Part 3. 

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Campfire - Episode 37
Community Safety (The Other Side) w/ Foghladha
Posted on Wednesday the 1st of October, 2014, 1:39 AM by Josey Howarth

We look at the other side of security in this episode. This episode is full of opinions, some controversial, others not so much.  When is safe too safe? When is free too free? Is there a way to draw a black and white line in communities where humans are various shades of grey?

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Live Streamed Through Twitch - You Can Be Apart of This!
Posted on Tuesday the 23rd of September, 2014, 11:13 PM by Josey Howarth

Interested in joining our GameJam in December? Here is what you need to know.

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Datamine - Episode 00
Game Balance w/ David Sirlin
Posted on Sunday the 21st of September, 2014, 5:53 PM by Josey Howarth

David Sirlin joins Pseudo, Imrooniel and Alris to talk about balance. It was a learning experience to see just how metrics can help or hinder game development and we couldn't resist going into fighting games and even models that use ban methods to control development choices post launching. 

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Convergence - Episode 3
Working WildStar
Posted on Sunday the 21st of September, 2014, 5:47 PM by Josey Howarth

Pseudo, Screenager, and Mizpah go to town on the news from WildStar.  A lot of news is covered including should WildStar go Free 2 Play.  

If you would like to participate in our "Fancy Pants" competition, email us a picture of your ACTUAL fancy pants - be they your trousers, or pants, they both count - best pants wins and Mizpah's decisions is final.  Email them to voice@mmobuff.tv with the subject FANCY PANTS.

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Datamine - Episode 17
Art of KickStarter (Part 2)
Posted on Thursday the 18th of September, 2014, 11:25 PM by Josey Howarth

There is much debate in this episode as Adam challenges everyone to explain how and why anyone should use crowd funding to pay for the development of the game.

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The Campfire - Episode 36
Developer Communities w/ Spikeh
Posted on Wednesday the 17th of September, 2014, 12:43 PM by Josey Howarth

The team is joined by Chris "Spikeh" Sebok from NineteenStoneNinjas to talk about what developers look for in their communities, how they build them, what challenges they face, and more. It's a rare insight to the line that is drawn between the gamer and the developer. 

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Convergence - Episode 2
Feature Frenzy
Posted on Friday the 12th of September, 2014, 11:25 PM by Josey Howarth

With Pseudo ill, the team is down one member but Screenager and DistilledWill certainly didn't need anyone present as they got lost in their discussions about Guild Wars 2 news and digging into some fan created things. 

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Datamine - Episode 16
The Art of Kickstarter (Part 1)
Posted on Thursday the 11th of September, 2014, 11:28 PM by Josey Howarth

We are joined by Imooriel from Elysian Shadows to talk about Kickstarter and crowd funding. After a while we realized we bit off a bit more than we could chew in one episode so this first part is about the preparation it takes before clicking the go button on crowd funding. 

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