Fantastic Arcade Happy Hour Celebrates Launch of New Gaming Culture Site
Fantastic Fest is refusing to go away, and you won't hear any complaints from me.
The Fantastic Arcade was one of my favorite parts of the fest these past two years, and in 2011 it improved by leaps and bounds.
Venus Patrol is a new site from Brandon Boyer, who edited Offworld, a blog about video game culture from the same people who brought you Boing Boing. Now Boyer is launching his own site about the same subject. But don't expect this to merely be reviews and news like so many, many other video-game related sites.
"I wanted to talk about videogames the same way we talk about other parts of creative culture: how they affect us, how some parts of them endure for decades, how they are made and why we should care, who actually made them and for what reason, and what they had to go through to do so," Boyer stated on the Kickstarter page.
If you're interested check out the happy hour from 4 p.m. - 8 p.m. tomorrow at The Highball. There will be a live performance for Disasterpeace, who scored the soundtrack to highly anticipated indie game Fez and new games created exclusively for Venus Patrol's Kickstarter campaign (after all, what would the Fantastic Arcade be without games?).