Alex Handy is the founder and director of The Museum of Art and Digital Entertainment (The MADE). Located in Oakland, CA, the MADE is the only all-playable video game museum in the world. The MADE is the first dedicated video game museum open to the public in the United States. The collection houses over 5,300 playable games. The MADE is dedicated to the preservation of video game history, and to educating the public on how video games are created.
Omeed Daniani is an industry veteran with a career spanning almost every form of media. He worked on Pokemon, Yu-Gi-Oh, TMNT, World of Warcraft, EverQuest, Blade & Soul, Marvel and DC Comics, Pirates of the Caribbean and many more. He and his team recently created a company, Online Performers Group, that represents Twitch streamers and pairs them up with companies that are looking for sponsorship.
Christopher Erb was the Vice President of Brand Marketing at EA SPORTS and the Executive Vice President of Brand Marketing at Legendary Pictures. Chris is currently the Managing Partner of tripleclix. He joins the Checkpoint Radio crew to discuss how video games are marketed.
David Hayter is a Canadian-American voice and screen actor and screenwriter. He is well known as the English voice actor for Solid Snake and Naked Snake throughout many titles in the Metal Gear video game series. His works as a screenwriter include X-Men, X2 and Watchmen.
Arnie Roth is an American conductor, composer, and record producer. His work includes conducting concerts for video game music. He is also a classically trained violinist and a member of the Grammy Award-winning music group Mannheim Steamroller. Roth graduated from Bienen School of Music, an undergraduate and graduate institution of Northwestern University in 1975.
DreamHack is a Swedish digital festival, the largest in the world. It's a local area network gathering with live concerts and competitions in digital art and eSports that was first held in Malung, Sweden.
Allied Esports is building a global competitive esports property designed to connect players and fans via a network of arenas around the world which will serve as both battlegrounds and content generation hubs. The first Allied eSports property, Wangyu eSports Arena, opened its doors in late 2015 in the heart of downtown Beijing.
The Renegades, also known as the Detroit Renegades and previously LA Renegades, is a professional eSports organization that fields teams in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Overwatch, Paladins, Rocket League, Vainglory, and Super Smash Bros. In September 2016, professional basketball player Jonas Jerebko purchased the rights to the Renegades franchise.
Resident Evil: Vendetta is a 3D-animated action-adventure horror thriller film which makes part of the Resident Evil franchise, set in the same universe as the associated video games. It is the third CG movie, after Resident Evil: Degeneration in 2008, followed by Resident Evil: Damnation in 2012, and this film marks the third with Leon as a main character.
Ashes of Creation is a new MMORPG that aims to bring the Massive back to Massively Multiplayer. It takes everything we love about the genre and brings it boldly into the future as a truly next generation title. We’ve all wanted a world that lives and breathes and reacts, where our decisions matter, where the world changes because of what we’ve done. Ashes of Creation is that game: The rebirth of the MMORPG.