Less than a week to GDC and PAX East and I can’t wait for all the goodiness. Sadly, I won’t be at GDC, but I will be at PAX East. Have something you want me to cover? Write a blurb in the comments and I’ll see what I can do!

Lionsgate invests in Telltale Games to create “super show”

Telltale Games had a great 2014. They consistently came up in conversations about best game studio, including our own Awesome Awards, with great story series games like Game of Thrones, Walking Dead, Tales from the Borderlands and Wolf Among Us. The investment will help Telltale create an original series that is an integrated TV show/game hybrid. If anyone can do it, it’s Telltale. And I can’t wait to see what they cook up.

Patchwork game cover imageBoardGameGeek’s 2014 Golden Geek winners announced

One of the most comprehensive sites for board game information, reviews and forums, the annual award winners are determined by the users of BoardGameGeek, RPGGeek, and VideoGameGeek. If you’re looking for something new to play, take a gander at the list. I may have to check out the abstract two-player, Patchwork, where you try to build the most aesthetically pleasing quilt pattern.

Amanda OchsnerFemale grad students hosting initiatives to help grow women in games

University of Wisconsin graduate students Amanda Ochsner and Caroline Hardin are studying women in the game industry. They’ve conducted initiatives around town, like game jams and hackathons, to involve women in computer science and gaming, and show them how to game themselves.

Marvel Mighty Heros mobileMarvel Mighty Heroes Mobile game announced

Though a release date has not yet been announced, the real-time co-op game will be available for iPhone, iPad and Android. Oh oh, it looks like they’ll have She-Hulk and Captain Marvel.