Written by Cheryl Cottrell-Smith Geek gear rules the vendor halls at comic conventions. Supernatural t-shirts, Toothless hoodies, kigus by the dozen, LoZ hats and jewelry–take your pick. At The Pulp, we’re huge fans of supporting entrepreneurs on the quest to … Continue reading Cloth Armoury: gaming-inspired streetwear
Written by Cheryl Cottrell-Smith Say what you want about Edmonton’s gaming community—they’re a generous bunch. Earlier this week, we wrote about the upcoming Game-A-Lot tabletop event, which offers a weekend of board gaming in support of charity. On November 5th, … Continue reading Video games for charity: giving back at Extra Life 2016
Written by Cheryl Cottrell-Smith Get your gaming strategies and dice skills at the ready for this weekend’s 16th annual Game-A-Lot. A charity tabletop event, Game-A-Lot 2016 features three days worth of board game fun—all for a good cause. Since its … Continue reading Con Watch: Game-A-Lot 2016
Written by Cheryl Cottrell-Smith Nerd culture is pervasive. It inspires cosplays, novels, TV shows, fashion, restaurants, and so much more. From The Legend of Zelda to Sailor Moon, the Marvel Universe, and World of Warcraft, nerd culture is not only … Continue reading Re:Make’s debut album features anime and game-inspired music
Written by Cheryl Cottrell-Smith With all the hype modern gamers experience for each new Triple-A release, it’s difficult to see the gaming industry in more depth than what is in front of us: big titles coming from big name studios. … Continue reading GDX Edmonton 2016 celebrates best in Alberta gaming industry
Written by Cheryl Cottrell-Smith Video games are never without some kind of narrative. No matter how simple the concept or the gameplay, there’s a story behind every game. The worm needs to eat to grow, but will die if it … Continue reading Storyworlds and narrative in video games
Written by Cheryl Cottrell-Smith Twitch.tv: if you’ve never heard of it, you might find it difficult to understand why people would spend time watching other people play video games. If you’re not a gamer yourself, you might find it a … Continue reading Why is Twitch so popular?