LEGO Universe is awesome like bacon

In part two of today’s LEGO MMO media buzz blitz, we take a peek at chatter around the web and beyond, as journalists enter LEGO Universe and report back for the first time… Check out part one for more fun – behind-the-scenes, in the spotlight and on the brick road along the way. The LEGO …

Future of Media

Some of the most forward-thinking leaders within the entertainment industry attended the Future of Media conference today at the Stanford Graduate School of Business to discuss the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead in the media industry. The discussion panels covered topics including the future of interactive entertainment, television and film, social media and news, …

Spotlight with Bloomberg TV’s Tech Reporter

Michele Steele is a Chicago-native who now lives in New York City and works as a reporter for Bloomberg TV. A graduate of Columbia Journalism School, Michele quickly made a name for herself as a reporter on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, covering stocks and the economy for over 100 local stations …

LEGO Universe Demo Debut Reactions

Behind-the-scenes look and early press reactions to the first preview press demos for LEGO Universe at the TriplePoint offices in San Francisco. Journalists were invited to check out the game, snag some new screenshots, talk with the development team, and get answers to all their LEGO MMO questions.

Kanye West Hates Gamer People

Last week, the social media world was taken hostage by Kanye West.  Yes, the Chicago-native rapper, music producer, and singer managed to not only become the topic of conversation around water coolers everywhere, but more importantly, Mr. West seized complete control over social networks, and in particular, Twitter. Whether or not you tuned in to …

Is the Linking Bug Enough to Save Mainstream News?

The New York Times’ October 13th print edition had two ironically juxtaposed articles side-by-side on B4; Mainstream News Outlets Start Linking to Other Sites and Newspapers’ Web Revenue is stalling. Of course the two phenomena are linked.  Declining or stagnant revenue will ultimately lead any organization or industry to rethink itself.  But a general directive …