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Sunday, March 9 • 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Video Gaming IS Pop Culture: The Overall Picture

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It has been more than 42 years since the general public first got their hands on video games. Today there are more people gaming than ever before, via traditional platforms from Xbox, PlayStation, Nintendo and PC to devices such as smartphones, tablets and even social media platforms online.
For the first time ever, the majority of people producing the games we play and the other pop culture we enjoy are those first generations to grow up in a world where video games were a mainstream entertainment choice. This is causing a cultural shift in how video games are defined.
Late night talk show hosts now feature video game guests and products on a regular basis while more and more films base themselves in a video game world. Even the President of the United States uses video game brand names as analogies in important speeches.
Join these three video game culture experts in exploring why today, more than ever, Video Gaming IS Pop Culture, and what it means to the world around us.
This SXSW Gaming Session at the Long Center is FREE and open to the public. However SXSW Interactive, Film, Gold and Platinum badges gain priority seating.

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Rachel Lara

OwnerRachel Lara is a well known gamer and actress who plays the in-game character, 'Marissa “Tweed” Ronson' in CAPCOM’s “Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City”.
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Patrick Scott Patterson

Video Game Media PersonalityPatrick Scott Patterson (Scott to his friends) is a Video Game Media Personality, gaming since 1981.
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Chris Wiseman

Video Game PersonalityChris Wiseman (also known as Captain Redbeard) is a well known video game personality. Most notably known as a television personality for the retailer GameStop, Redbeard travels the country interviewing video game developers and publishers at events like E3... Read More →

Sunday March 9, 2014 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Long Center, The Kodosky Donor Lounge 701 W Riverside Dr

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