Late last month, I had the opportunity to attend an EA press event with Jay Michaels. I previously featured his group, Pixel Enemy, since their YouTube channel is chock full of gaming strategy segments, and the chance to attend a real-life
palm greasing press event was something I couldn’t turn down. Since it was among my first game developer public relations outings, I was nervous (but on the surface, I looked calm and ready) to drop bombs like, “Why the fuck should we care about these games?” and “Wow, this game looks pretty good, considering you guys must not have been trying very hard.”
Of course, the actual experience is a little different. The rooms are huge and loud, filled with free booze, food, and assorted
bribes goodies. Dozens of game journalists, ranging from hobbyists to big names like N’Gai Croal crowd around screens for a chance to see what EA has to offer. While I had eyes-on time with a host of games including Crysis 2, Portal 2, and Fancypants Adventures, I took a few minutes with the PR reps for Shadows of the Damned and Alice: Madness returns to get a sense of what these games were about.
As indicated by the graphic above, these videos feature me in all my godlike glory. You have been warned.
Shadows of the Damned
Alice: Madness Returns