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 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 Most vendor halls at pop culture conventions feature the standard wares: plushies, comic books, video games, and collectibles. While these items are great, it can be difficult to find something unique, which is why Aria’s Apparel … Continue reading Cosplay aprons you’ll wear outside the kitchen
Written by Cheryl Cottrell-Smith The St. Albert comic convention is back for its third year in a row on June 4 and 5, with a few changes in the works. Eek Fest 2016 will again be held at Servus Credit … Continue reading Con Watch: Eek Fest 2016
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?
Written by Cheryl Cottrell-Smith Popular in the 80s and 90s, the adventure game genre hasn’t had much to brag about as of late. Potential adventurers have had few avenues to excite their point-and-click senses since games like Monkey Island, Myst, … Continue reading Who’s afraid of the big, bad adventure game?
Written by Cheryl Cottrell-Smith Ubisoft has been dealing with a lot of flak lately for their announcement that they will not be creating a female lead for the new Assassin’s Creed: Unity game. The announcement of this decision—at the hands of … Continue reading The shocking truth: women play video games, too