IndieCade - 9th to 12th of October

The tickets for IndieCade are on sale now!

Due the fackt that the big indie event "IndieCade" are just around the corner now (it takes place in Culver City, California, US). I thought that it could be good idea to inform you guys about it. And honestly, i wouldn't have heard about IndieCade.

If it haven't been for a indie developer that asked me (us) if we wanted to meet up at IndieCade. Sadly enough though, we won´t be able to be at site this year (we got a new site in the making!). But we will try to cover the event as good as we can.

But if you´re able to visit the IndieCade event. Then you can get a 3-day pass for 90 bucks. And if that´s the case, don´t forget to have a blast ;)

/Robin E
The Gaming Ground

Transformers Universe - Live at Eurogamer Expo 2014

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Yep, Transformers Universe will be at EGX London.

There´s so many awesome games that will be shown at EGX London. And one of them are Jagex Games Transformers Universe. But that´s just the half of it.Because apparently both Pandemic and Outsider got shown at EGX London as well.

And they will also be showcased on the Twitch stage tomorrow (5pm BST). And from what we been told, Pandemic and Outsider should now be available in the live beta of Transformers Universe. So if you got access to the live beta. Then you should be able to play as either Outsider or Pandemic.

Press release:
25th September 2014: To celebrate Transformers Universe’s presence at EGX 2014, Jagex are delighted to introduce Pandemic and Outsider to the ever growing barracks of warriors. Both are now available in the game’s live beta and will also be showcased on the Twitch stage at the event from 5pm BST on Sunday the 28th September.

Pandemic is the first warrior to bring ‘controller’ status to the Decepticons - an inventive new sub-class that can weaken, trap and manipulate enemies against their will. Utilizing his versatile armory, Pandemic is able to inflict insidious viral infections, grapple enemies, drag them to his position and then temporarily disable their currently equipped weapon. While being all about locking his adversaries down, he can also hold his own in an offensive capacity and still escape retaliation in his stylish sports car vehicle form.

In every arms race there needs to be a counter-deterrent, and this comes in the form of Outsider for the Autobots. Equipped with a fearsome array of assault weaponry, his true talents for control come from his equipment load-out.

The Localized GroundBridge acts as a short-range teleportation device that allows him to drop into combat, attack enemies and then blink back to the location where his Unstable Receiver was previously placed. Not only that, but Outsider can also employ the same teleportation technology to generate a Matter Anchor – a deployable gravity well that binds enemies and drags them towards its center.

Both Pandemic and Outsider expand the ever increasing strategic diversity of the game, and re-emphasizes Jagex’s commitment to bring new and exciting content to all combatants within Transformers Universe. PC and Mac players can choose to install the Transformers Universe client, or play the game directly in their browsers at www.transformersuniverse.com.

TRANSFORMERS and all related characters are trademarks of Hasbro and are used with permission. ©2014 Hasbro. All Rights Reserved.

/Robin E
The Gaming Ground

BlizzCon 2014 - Get your virtual ticket today!

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Will you be at site this year? Or will you buy a virtual ticket for Blizzcon 2014?

Summer is all gone now. Sad but true, yes i know. But have no worries folks. Because Blizzcon 2014 are coming up! The event will take place between the 7th and 8th of November in Anaheim, US. Not everyone will be able to visit Blizzcon 2014 personaly of course.

And if that´s the case, then you could just buy a virtual ticket for the show instead (one ticket costs $40). Which would be money well spent, IF you like games such as Diablo, Starcraft or Wow. Because it seems like Blizzard got a lot of stuff planed for Blizzcon this year (secrets, guests, contests, giveaways ect).

"BlizzCon loot explosion! It’s time to take a sneak peek at this year’s BlizzCon in-game goodies for World of Warcraft, StarCraft II, Diablo III*, Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft, and the upcoming Heroes of the Storm**—they’re yours whether you’re attending the show in person or watching from home with the Virtual Ticket."

Watch Blizzard’s epic two-day gaming convention live November 7 and 8

The Virtual Ticket gives you a front row seat at BlizzCon 2014—taking place November 7 and 8 in Anaheim, CA—from the comfort of your own couch, live and in high-definition (720p). You’ll get comprehensive coverage of both days of the show, including panels, contests, the closing ceremony, interviews, and more, along with some cool commemorative in-game goodies.

- Limited to 1 per Battle.net account
- Content is broadcast in English language only.
- Internet connection required
- Battle.net® registration required
- Replays available for 2 weeks past the event
- Streaming content is best supported in the following browsers: Chrome 36.x, Firefox 32.x, Safari 7.x, Internet
- Explorer 11, iOS7.x and Android 4.x.x
- In-game content included

The Blizzcon blog

/Robin E
The Gaming Ground

Dreamhack Stockholm 2014 - 26th to 27th of September

dreamhack stockholm 2014
The Gaming party starts very, very soon.

The big LAN/E-sport Gaming event "Dreamhack Stockholm 2014" are just around the cornor now. Because it will kick-off next Friday (on the 26th of September). And that of course means tons of events, contests and a lot of E-sport tournaments.

So if that's any out of interest to you (and you just happen to be in Sweden next Friday), then don´t miss out on the Dreamhack Stockholm event! And while you´re waiting for that to start. Just watch the DreamHack Open Moscow 2014  Final (MMA vs jjakji) ;)

About Dreamhack Stockholm 2014:
DreamHack are proud to present DreamHack Stockholm 26-27 September 2014. DreamHack Stockholm will feature five main activities: World class eSports – live on Stage, DreamExpo – Stockholm’s best Gaming & Tech Expo, Key-note speakers, Scandinavia’s biggest Hackathon & Stockholm eSports & Game Congress.

Friday – 12:00 – 23:00 (DreamExpo 12:00-22:00)
Saturday – 10:00-23:00 (DreamExpo 10:00 – 20:00)

/Robin E
The Gaming Ground

Otakon 2015 - Your guide to Otakon

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Otakon 2015 will kick off in July next year (Baltimore, US).

Over 20,000+ and more con goers go to one of the most well-known and established anime conventions in the USA. if you have not heard about Otakon now is the time! Located in Baltimore, Maryland, Otakon is one of the largest and longest running anime convention in the United States.

Otakon takes place August 8-10 and have been around since 1999, taking over majority of Baltimore’s inner harbor area. Recently, it has been announced that Otakon will be taking place in July of 2015 and will be moving to Washington DC in 2017,Otakon is known for being one of the longest running anime conventions.

Uniqueness: Otakon has an event called Matsuri it is held always on the Thursday of the convention. They are very kind about this particular event even letting non badge members participate in this event. Having a staff lead the way and maps making it easier to not get lost.

It is held at the Baltimore shore park, at the 2014 convention a yukata contest is held, open for all ages and 35 contestants can enter. Usually it is judged by:
• Authenticity (How traditional your Yukata is. Last year we had many contestants who had worn Kimono instead of Yukata, there is a difference, so make sure you do your research on the difference and ensure that you are wearing a Yukata);
• Uniqueness (How much your Yukata is different than others, what makes your Yukata stand out among others);
• and Presentation (How well you can show off your Yukata, and how well you can work the crowd while wearing it)

Performers also attend this event such a USA sumo wrestler champs, performers and even food vendors it’s an event you don’t want to miss while attending Otakon it kicks off the convention perfectly.Otakon also has a gigantic dealers room where some con goers honestly get lost in and can’t even find the exits, but beneficial because there is a lot of vendors looking to sell their merchandise.

Another unique factor is, the art show letting artist showcase their work to big crowds of people to see. Being not similar to the artist alley the art show gives artist the chance to auction their work whether it be silent or live auction.

Lastly, they have a room called the photo suite and it is where everyone can go and get their photos taken by well-known photographers in green screens and also the photos will be put in the archive to be a part of Otakon history and it is a great way to show off your cosplay and or civilian clothes.


Three day: 80$
They do NOT sell individual badges.

In 2014 of Otakon many popular guest attended this event, from Katie Griffin to Tony Oliver to Wendee Lee and popular cosplayer YayaHan and many other guest that went to attend this convention. For 2015 it is still TBA until announced.
Otakon has the same events as most cons which is raves, dealer’s room, artist alley, hallway contest and maid cafes, autographs sections and maid cafes, making it a common setup at conventions.

Closing thoughts:
Otakon is a con to watch out for, it is one of most established and big enough for anyone to easily be entertained including a man rapping about ice cold water for the heat, mark your calendars and make Otakon next on your list of conventions!

Check out the videos below of this wonderful convention!




tgg author avatar krissy victory
/Krissy Victory
The Gaming Ground

Point and Click Jam - 14th - 29th November

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Yep, that´s Maniac Mansion.

It was just pure luck that i even heard about the upcoming Point and Click Jam event. In fact, it´s because i noticed that the creators of Point and Click Jam are now following us on Twitter. So what´s the event all about then?

Well, basically the whole idea would be for people to make a adventure game within 15 days. Of course, there´s a set of rules which must be followed. For example, the graphic style must be of 80 and 90s origin (think the golden era of point and click adventure games, and you will be just fine).

So, when does the Point and Click Jam event start then? To be exact, in 72 days (in November). And you will find all the info you need down below. So, good luck people!

Create a Point and Click adventure in 15 Days.

- The game can be of any size/length.
- It must resemble the graphic style of a game from 80s/90s (LucasArts / Sierra / Delphine etc).
- It must look / sound / feel / play as if it is from a retro system (of your choice) using it's respective palette and resolution.
- It can use a SCUMM Verb/Object style system, or something of your own creation.

Activity Feed

Tweets with the hashtag #pointclickjam, screenshots, video uploads, and blog posts of jam games will be pulled into the feed while they're being worked on.

/Robin E
The Gaming Ground
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