I had prepared for my first trip to PAX the way I must prepare for everything else: through rigorous research, planning, and incessant pestering of my friends. What kind of water bottle should I bring? Collapsible. Pain killers? More than one kind, just in case someone you’re with is allergic to one. Hand sanitizer? Apply liberally to everything. Even that child? Especially that child. Sneakers? Don’t forget the gel insoles. Zinc and vitamin C? Begin a rigorous course three weeks prior and bring some with you just in case.
[HOSTS: Ash, Matt, and Scott]We celebrate 150 episodes of Rated NA! Abbie Heppe from Respawn returns to talk Titanfall and have a bit of fun in our question lightning round. Finally, we continue our tradition of taking YOUR questions every 50 episodes in our Reverse-NAQOTW. Thank you all for your continued support, your love powers this thing, much like the Statue of Liberty in Ghostbusters 2! Onward!
[HOSTS: Ash, Matt, and Scott] Join us as we hang out in the halls of PAX and our hotel room to recap our events of each day. We give some quick impressions of games, panels, meals, drinks, and sleeping arrangements(?!). Come hang out for all of the fun, and none of the PAX-pox!
The morning before the official start of PAX, I flew out the hostel door with camera gear and Tomodachi Life in tow. My first stop was Volunteer Park, a small park set back behind the carefully manicured homes of Capitol Hill. I wandered the brief paths for a couple hours, occasionally passed by runners (none of them Chris Evans, unfortunately) and cheerful pit bulls.
Hosts: Ash, Matt, Scott The gang is back together for first-impressions of Bungie’s Destiny! Also, we preview Fall 2014 TV, play Super Time Force, and take a quick look at Dance Central Spotlight. In our NAQOTW, you tell us about your hits and misses so far with Destiny.
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Hosts: Ash and Scott Join us live on the show floor from PAX Prime 2014 as we talk to developers for Evolve, Darkest Dungeon, Don’t Starve, Saints Row: Gat out of Hell, No. 4 from Behemoth, Star Crawlers, and Assassins Creed Unity!
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Full disclosure, when I first booked my appointment to check out Motiga’s Gigantic most of the folks I talked to wondered why I wanted to check out “yet another” MOBA title. Due to the insane success of free to play MOBA titles such as League of Legends and Dawn of the Ancients 2, designing the next great MOBA has become a quest of sorts for developers everywhere, and for good reason, success means a whole lot of cash and quite a bit of glory. After about five minutes with Gigantic I was blown away with how unique a specimen it really was and may have actually had more Team Fortress in its DNA than League of Legends. Gigantic is a tactical class based action game at its core, and it turns out its core is made of gold.
For those still unaware of Darkest Dungeon, Red Hook Studios is in the process of creating an incredibly slick turn-based strategy game with some play mechanics you probably haven’t seen before. On the surface, Darkest Dungeon may seem familiar with four characters delving deeper and deeper into perilous dungeons in search of plunder and glory, however this is where the similarities to every other dungeon crawler stop.
Join us for daily recaps live from PAX Prime 2014. We get hands-on with Dragon Age Inquisition multiplayer, Super Smash Bros, Evolve, Borderlands, Assassins Creed, Dance Central, Fantasia, Darkest Dungeon and so much more! It’s PAXtacular!
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I was a colossal fan of Mass Effect 3: Multiplayer and really felt like the folks at BioWare created a truly memorable cooperative experience with almost endless replayability. When I got wind that Dragon Age: Inquisiton would have cooperative multiplayer I was instantly excited and intrigued. Scott and I made our way down to the Microsoft booth during media hour (just a few moments ago) to give Dragon Age: Inquisition Multiplayer a shot. The four player cooperative experience was just announced a few days ago and the idea of running around Thedas with friends causing trouble sounded appealing to say the least.