Everyone keeps asking me “What can you do at a Comiccon except waiting in lines and watching cosplayers?” Well, let me put it this way: if you’re a fan of pop culture, this is an event you do not want to miss! This is a recap of my experience at Montreal Comiccon this year. Last weekend, the event happened at the Palais des Congrès for three days from July 6th … Continue readingEvents: Montreal Comiccon 2018
In my previous post, I talked a little bit about myself and what got me into making my own game. I also talked a little bit about the creation of my own game editor. There’ll be more on that in a later post for those who are interested to learn more about it! Today, I want to talk about the process involved in making a game and its implications as well … Continue readingBuilding a Game From Scratch – Part 2 – Defining the Game Development Process
Last year, I finally lived one of my longtime dreams : I went to E3! I felt a bit nostalgic today and thought that it would be nice to share my experience. Actually, me and two friends planned our vacations to Los Angeles, no work trip or anything, and while we were there we decided to go to the event for 2 days. For those of you who don’t know, … Continue readingEvents: Memories of E3 2017
Are you a MechWarrior fan? Ever wanted to actually feel like you’re piloting a real Madcat or Vulture? Then there’s the perfect spot in Montreal for you to do so: the BattleTech FireStorm experience is back in action after 20 years at Hangar 51 for the RDV GEEK 8X3 event! For 8 weekends, starting from Thursday to Saturday, register as an elite pilot fighting against or with each other in … Continue readingEvents: RDV GEEK 8X3 – BattleTech FireStorm is Back!
Last Thursday, April 12, the Video Games Live show happened in Montreal. As expected, it was amazing, but I was particularly more invested in this one because I actually participated in organizing a good part of it during most of last year! In early September of 2017, I saw a call for help from the VGL team on social media. I joined the cause and decided to participate as a … Continue readingBehind-the-scenes: Video Games Live 2018 in Montreal
Who’s one of your biggest inspirations in life? For me it’s simple, it’s my brother, Antonio Jr Distefano! Today, I want to share one of the game he made all by himself: Gradius Omega. When I was a kid, I would see him make games all the time on our family computer! He also played all these crazy weird and obscure games, but his absolute favorite ones were “shoot ’em … Continue readingFan Games: Gradius Omega
Making a game from scratch. What does it take? Courage perhaps? I’m sure most of you reading this have grown up playing video games. You’ve wasted hours and hours in that hobby that you like so much. You’ve played countless games and dissected them. You’ve built a catalog of the things you think makes a game great or not. In the end, without realizing, you’ve built a library of games … Continue readingBuilding a Game From Scratch – Part 1 – How Did It All Start?
This weekend was St. Patrick’s weekend, and yesterday me and a couple of well-dressed greenish friends celebrated St. Patrick’s Day at the annual Parade in Montreal! It is the 195th one and took place exceptionally on Maisonneuve Boulevard this year. The weather wasn’t perfect, but we had a blast! And yes, my good friend Jamie made it on camera yet again!! Enjoy this short recap video of the whole thing. I can’t wait … Continue readingEvents: 195th Annual St. Patrick’s Parade in Montreal
Ever wondered what it’s like to celebrate the first year of a new brand? We go partying, of course! Last Thursday, the whole Montreal For Honor team were invited to celebrate the one year anniversary of the game. It took place at Apt. 200 in Montreal. Arcade machines, drinks, thematic whisky tastings and even more were at the venue! I was very surprised that we had thematic For Honor stuff … Continue readingEvents: For Honor One Year Anniversary Party
Last Thursday, Feb 8th, I had the chance to participate in the best For Honor stream yet! The event was the proper place to show some of the new changes coming in Season 5 of For Honor. It was also a great time to celebrate the start of the second year of the game. We’ve invited members of our community as well as pro players of our game! We held … Continue readingEvents: For Honor Age of Wolves Reveal Livestream