John O'Neill

John O’Neill at ECGC ’13

Earlier in April we took a road trip to ECGC. While we were at this serious and important conference for game developer, we some how tricked fine and upstanding members of the development community into talking to us about the evolving market, monetization, beards and even Space Jam. The above interview is one such occurrence. John O’Neill gave a speech …

Jairus MitchellJohn O’Neill at ECGC ’13
Megaman

Mega Man 25th Anniversary Fan Game with Julian Spillane at Mega Man-athon

Julian Spillane of Team Reaverbot joined us at the Mega Man-athon booth to talk about his upcoming fan game, Mega Man 25th Anniversary. We played through the demo together (which you can download yourself by clicking here) and he gave us an exclusive preview to some of the upcoming features that’ll release with the game. Do you want alternative tracks for …

Bryan BelcherMega Man 25th Anniversary Fan Game with Julian Spillane at Mega Man-athon
protomen

The Protomen Invade The Mega Man-athon

I’ve got bad news guys. Thanks to me the Protomen have decided to not do Act III. Now before you start sending me hate mail and threatening to kick the Dennis DeYoung out of me. Realize this is a joke! (Seriously, don’t bug me about Act III) Anyways, this wasn’t my strongest interview. I honestly just turned into a giant …

Bryan BelcherThe Protomen Invade The Mega Man-athon
The Megas

The Megas Visit Us At The Mega Man-athon

The Megas sat down with the Mega Man-athon crew at MAGfest 11 and we caught up with them on their favorite Mega Man titles and when we can look forward to History Repeating: Red! I’m still kicking myself that I missed out on them and Power Glove doing the Power Rangers theme song. Oh and sorry about the camera jiggles, …

Bryan BelcherThe Megas Visit Us At The Mega Man-athon
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Announcing the Mega Man-athon!

Hey guys the entire HEET team will be at MAGfest 11 this year and we’ll be raising money for Child’s Play in a 72 hour Mega Man Marathon, nay a Mega Man-athon! We’ve got all kinds of surprises, stunts, interviews and prizes lined up. So make sure you’re tuned into our donation page at MegaManathon.com! Let’s show everyone what gamer’s …

Bryan BelcherAnnouncing the Mega Man-athon!
4NOT

The Korean and Me: My Introduction to Competitive Starcraft 2

“And this is ‘Our Korean’.” Team owner Simon Boudreault tells me as he finishes his introductions. The possessive throws me off for a second; it makes this tiny, modest Korean sound like hired muscle in a gangster film. I shake his surprisingly strong hand. He smiles nervously, “Young……or ‘NadaViking’”. He turns around and points to the name printed on the …

Jairus MitchellThe Korean and Me: My Introduction to Competitive Starcraft 2
JohnONeill

Spark Plug Games: When in Doubt, Mumble

Half Empty Energy Tank traveled to Cary, North Carolina where we spent the day with Spark Plug Games. We ate pizza, laughed, played a number of games, and picked each other’s brains. I even got the chance to interview John O’Neill, the President and CEO and Megan Carriker, the Community and Brand Manager. John, who has a great big laugh …

Brittany SaturnSpark Plug Games: When in Doubt, Mumble
Russian Dancing Men

Russian Dancing Men: More Like Russian Dead Men

The same day I got Jetpack Joyride for free, I decided to balance that by purchasing a game from another developer, Smashmouth Games. I ran across this diamond in the rough and lo and behold it’s on sale ($.99) and it’s a music game, that plays like the PS1 classic, Vib Ribbon, but features songs from Weebl’s Stuff? Totally need …

Bryan BelcherRussian Dancing Men: More Like Russian Dead Men
Inverse Phase

Get Your Chiptunes Fix Today with Inverse Phase

I’m a big fan of Gaming and Music and all it’s iterations where they smash together to form something awesome. ChipTunes are right up there on the list of awesome things and lately I’ve been pretty captivated by Inverse Phase. Releasing a total of 3 albums so far Inverse Phase, controlled by Brendan Becker former head of MAGfest, has made …

Bryan BelcherGet Your Chiptunes Fix Today with Inverse Phase