Game On

The Sights of PAX Prime 2015

From cosplayers to convention center–destroying monsters, there was plenty to see at the annual gaming expo.

09/01/2015 Photography by Ryan Russell Edited by Seth Sommerfeld

Local Talent

A Fiendish Conversation with Ty Taylor

The indie video game designer behind 'The Bridge' discusses the PAX 10 and his new title 'Tumblestone.'

08/26/2015 By Seth Sommerfeld


Inside the Seattle Indies Expo

In the shadow of PAX Prime, the Seattle Indies Expo is a rallying cry for local independent game developers.

07/30/2015 By Darren Davis

Video Games

Shelby Earl Becomes the Rock Star of 'Rock Band' at E3

The local singer-songwriter shreds on a plastic guitar in Rock Band 4's debut trailer.

06/16/2015 By Seth Sommerfeld

Met Picks

The Top Things to See or Do in Seattle: June 2015

Carla Körbes takes her final bow with PNB, EMP showcases the animation legacy of Looney Tunes’ Chuck Jones, and Seattle Symphony plays Fantasia.

06/04/2015 By Seth Sommerfeld


Indie Game Revolution Captures the Bliss of Gaming

EMP's exploration of independent video game creators gets it right.

01/20/2015 By Seth Sommerfeld

Back Fence

Can a Video Game be Real Therapy?

SinaSprite makes its case.

01/05/2015 By Kathryn Robinson

Video Games

A Day at PAX 2014

A photo recap from a day spent at Seattle's prime gaming convention

09/02/2014 Photography by Seth Sommerfeld


DOTA 2 Takes Over KeyArena

The world’s biggest video game competition will play out over four days at a sold-out KeyArena this July.

07/01/2014 With Seth Sommerfeld

Video Games

'Infamous: Second Son' Brings Seattle to the PlayStation 4

Bellevue's Sucker Punch studio recreates their familiar surrounding for the new superhero game.

03/18/2014 Photography by Seth Sommerfeld

Annotated Space

Seattle Is Infamous in PlayStation 4’s New Hit Game

Take an in-depth look at how Bellevue’s Sucker Punch Productions made the Emerald City the star of Infamous: Second Son.

03/01/2014 By Seth Sommerfeld

Bang For Your Buck

Cheap Week Seattle: Best Bang-for-Your-Buck Events Jan 20–26

Two deserved musical residencies, an old-school video game tournament, and a complete cover of one of the most classic albums: the best ways to spend your week without spending much.

01/19/2014 By Jeremy G. Novak

Video Game Culture

I Don't Feel Safe Here: A Comic About PAX

When we sent local comic artist Maré Odomo to PAX, controversy overshadowed the video games.

09/12/2013 Edited by Seth Sommerfeld Illustrations by Maré Odomo

Visual Art

Press Start for Video Game Art

Just in time for PAX, Mario meets Master Chief (and a host of other gaming characters) at Ltd. Art Gallery.

08/27/2013 By Angela Qian

Video Games

Microsoft Unveils Xbox One

The new video gaming console arrives later this year.

05/20/2013 By Seth Sommerfeld


Inside the Seattle Interactive Media Museum

How the plucky video game archive extended a one-month engagement at Seattle Center to an ongoing affair.

03/20/2013 By Sam Machkovech

Video Games

Seattle-Set Video Game Debuts with PlayStation 4

Infamous: Second Son lets players wreak havoc in a dystopian Seattle.

02/25/2013 By Seth Sommerfeld


The Smithsonian's Art of Video Games, Now at EMP

Explore 40 years of pixelated playable art, from Mario to Mass Effect.

02/14/2013 By Cassandra Callan


‘Community’ Star Joel McHale on One of His Earliest Roles

He played a spider in a Microsoft video. Really.



Inside Gabe Newell’s Downloadable Software Empire

As Valve Software’s cofounder is inducted into the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences hall of fame, we look back at how he changed the way everyone consumes media.

01/23/2013 By Sam Machkovech