Over the past five years, video games from independent shops—ones not owned by the major studios—have gone from being virtually nonexistent to being in the spotlight for many gamers. The growth of the annual Boston Festival of Indie Games, which takes place tomorrow, has mirrored the trend.
The recent PAX East video game convention that took place from April 11-13 at the Boston Convention Center was meant to be a moment of re-invention for the PAX brand, however, some of the controversial issues that dogged the event and its founders in the past seem to keep re-emerging. That didn't stop some attendees from making headway on some of the gaming industries most pressing social issues. Read More