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Randomizers: Making Your Old Games New Again

Panelist: Dean Holden

Some of your favorite video games from the 80s and 90s are timeless classics, and maybe you’ve played them hundreds of times. But what if you could play them in a new way… every time? We’ll talk about what it means to randomize a game, what games have been hacked, and what kinds of REALLY weird stuff comes out of it.


Q & A With Daniel Pesina

Panelist: Daniel Pesina

An “Ask Me Anything” style question and answer session with Daniel Pesina, the man behind Mortal Kombat’s Johnny Cage and ninja characters like Scorpion and Sub-Zero. Pick Daniel’s brain about Mortal Kombat, his time on the Ninja Turtles II movie set, martial arts, and more!


A Night Trap Retrospective

Panelists: Coury Carlson, Tyler Hogle

Night Trap is one of the most infamous Full Motion Video (FMV) games of all time. Initially released for the Sega CD in 1992, the game had a B-movie feel. due to it’s somewhat adult content for the time, the game became one of the main subjects of a 1993 U.S. Senate committee hearing that eventually lead to the formation of the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB). Coury and Tyler will dive into the history of this infamous game and the effort that went into bringing out the 25th anniversary edition.


Same Name, Different Game

Panelists: Eric Grider, Joe Drilling

Worlds collide when popular YouTube personalities crossover live and in person for a Same Name/Game vs Game panel. The two will pick a game to review, compare, and contrast LIVE with audience participation!