A Kay Purcell

PROFILE:

Best known online as damphyr, Kay is a Pokémon addict who dreams of running away to join the X-Men. This purple haired wonder writes about fandom, community, and Internet culture, works for DeviantArt by day, and acts as head mixologist at DrunkenFandom.com by night.

Posts by A Kay Purcell:

Doomfists, nerfs, and a concept art book: A round table discussion with the Overwatch developers

by 1 week ago

Spirits soared after Blizzard's Behind the Scenes of Overwatch's New Hero panel at San Diego Comic-Con. The four panel speakers, senior designer Michael Chu, lead character artist Renaud Galand, assistant …

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A look at Hearthstone: Knights of the Frozen Throne with production director Jason Chayes

by 1 week ago

The release of Hearthstone: Knights of the Frozen Throne expansion is just around the corner, and I had the honor of sitting down with Jason Chayes, the production director for …

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An inside look at Blizzard’s Frostside Gathering at San Diego Comic-Con

by 1 week ago

Exhausted from a long day of pushing through crowds, rushing to panels and appointments, and standing in lines, I wearily dragged myself to the Knotty Barrel, a gastropub in San …

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Shiny Pikachu has been released in Pokemon GO

by 2 weeks ago

Niantic launched its Pikachu Outbreak event in Yokohama, Japan, with far more success than it had at last months Pokemon GO Fest in Chicago. A few special, shiny gems have …

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The science of building war zombies: An interview with Call of Duty: WWII Nazi Zombies developers

by 2 weeks ago

Mere hours after the reveal of the trailer for Call of Duty: WWII Nazi Zombies at San Diego Comic-Con, I settled in to talk Nazis, zombies, science, historical accuracy, and …

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Life is Strange: Before the Storm interview with Zak Garriss and David Hein

by 2 weeks ago

After getting some hands-on time with the first playable demo of Life is Strange: Before the Storm, and getting an early look at a development video for the upcoming game, …

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Life is Strange: Before the Storm hands-on at SDCC

by 2 weeks ago

In a quiet conference room, adjacent to the main hall of San Diego Comic Con, I settled in to play one of the very first hands-on demos of Life is …

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It’s all about Mii… and my friends: Miitopia Review

by 3 weeks ago

I embarked on an unexpectedly charming adventure, crossing continents alongside characters such as Captain Jack Harkness, Toon Link and Zelda, and the X-Men as I tried to stop the scourge …

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Hostile Takeover: A hands on with Raw Data’s new PvP mode

by 3 weeks ago

Raw Data has happily settled in as the reigning position of popular VR game in my office. Demolishing wave after wave of artificially intelligent androids is our preferred method of …

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Don’t look back: Sessions: The Legion Mixed Reality Experience at SDCC

by 3 weeks ago

    I've been a fan of the comic book character David Haller, codenamed Legion, since I was first introduced to him one Saturday morning on X-Men The Animated Series. Since then, …

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    Humiliation is forever: PWND at San Diego Comic-Con

    by 4 weeks ago

    The market for shooter games seem to have been taking on a softer face recently. Gigantic recently burst on the scene with bright, cartoony graphics, Splatoon 2 has put a …

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    All hands on deck: The Star Trek: Discovery panel at San Diego Comic-Con

    by 4 weeks ago

      San Diego Comic-Con offered a small group of press a first look at the upcoming Star Trek: Discovery on Saturday afternoon. Cast and crew assembled in The Hilton's Sapphire ball …

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