Grifball has had a presence at PAX, RTX, and other events for several years. This month’s PAX East is no different!
Grifball fans attending the convention will want to set a reminder for two sessions: One featuring the crew from 343 Industries, and one featuring GrifballHub’s own Goosechecka!
On Friday, March 22 at 5:00PM, the lead developers from 343 Industries and Certain Affinity will be host a panel on Halo 4 Multiplayer: Past, Present and Future:
Halo 4 delivered a unique set of multiplayer experiences, immersing players in an episodic campaign with Spartan Ops, while delivering more breadth and depth in the expanded War Games sandbox. You’ve played the Majestic Map Pack and may even have had a chance to play Castle Map Pack on the floor here at PAX. Come prepared to hear 343 Industries’ Frank O’Connor, Kevin Franklin, Dan Ayoub and David Ellis, as well as Certain Affinity’s Tom Potter discuss where we’ve been, where we are, and what is on the horizon for Halo 4 Multiplayer.
Frank O’Connor [343 Industries] Kevin Franklin [343 Industries, Patron Saint of Grifball] Dan Ayoub [343 Industries] David Ellis [343 Industries] Tom Potter [Certain Affinity]
On Saturday, March 23 at 5:00PM, Grifball’s own Goosechecka, who has a Masters in Psychology and is a PsyD candidate, will be hosting a panel entitled Mental Health and Video Games – Science vs Stigma:
The average age of a today’s gamer is 34, yet most of the research available that has studied the interaction between video games and mental health focuses on children. This panel will address the myths and the science behind the connection between mental health and video games in adults. The panel will cover the latest research on the impact of video games on mental health, including a unique 2012 study which was designed by gamers themselves.
Kelli Dunlap, M.A. [M.A. Clinical Psychology, PsyD candidate, American School of Professional Psychology], James Sexton, Ph.D., Ph.D. [Professor, Ph.D. Social Psychology, Ph.D. Clinical Psychology, American School of Professional Psychology]
Although the panel is not about Grifball, Grifballers may still find Goose’s panel worthwhile!
You can take a look at the full PAX East schedule here. If you can’t make it to PAX, be sure to follow @GrifballHub on Twitter for updates from the convention.
Hope to see you there!