Yes, I’m fully aware that this article is woefully late, but we’ve been BUSY. The weekend prior to this year’s PAX East I had the opportunity to check out one of Florida’s biggest conventions, the Orlando MegaCon. The number of cosplayers at MegaCon has increased exponentially over the years, and I have to say that this year’s show had more costumes than ever before. Even if you’re not a cosplayer yourself, you have to admire all the hard work and craftsmanship that goes into building some of the costumes you’ll see below. Here is quick look at some of the costumes of MegaCon 2013.
When I was too young to drive, my ever-supportive mom threw me in our conversion van (complete with bad ass B&W television) and drove me all the way to my very first comic book convention, MegaCon 1994. As a little kid that grew up on an island, I was absolutely [...]
What day is it? I’m not even sure right now. My brain and body are officially fried in a wonderful way that only information overload could accomplish. I’ve seen a lot of talks, met a lot of people, and even gotten a look at a game or two. I’ll have to do a full write up later but for now I’m going to offer you, in no particular order, the talks I attended that I thoroughly enjoyed.
Supergiant Games’ Transistor. In a word… speechless.
Posted in Conventions, Games, Preview on Sunday May 19, 2013. Read More About action RPG, art, Ashley Barrett, bastion, Darren Korb, Greg Kasavin, indie, music, PAX East 2013, sci fi, Supergiant Games, Transistor, vocals.
PAX has done a lot for our little outlet. Over two years ago Matt, Scott, and myself started NA as a means to highlight the crazy things we really care about (Hilary hopped on board later). Our podcast has become a beloved weekly ritual that all of us hate to miss. To be honest (speaking on their behalf), we never anticipated being able to talk to the folks that we have over the years, and so many incredible names have already been crossed off our our “bucket list.”
Yesterday I attended the second full day session of the Game Design Workshop. My brain is currently overfull in a wonderful way. While many of my fellow attendees are nursing their very real hangovers, I’m holding down an intellectual one.
Upon arriving at PAX East on Friday morning I quickly followed the herd of anxious enthusiasts to one of the longest lines I would wait in all weekend. After a few probing questions, I discovered that I was in line to hear the keynote speaker of the convention, and the more-exciting news, that speaker was Cliff Bleszinski.
So It’s GDC week and for the first time ever, I’m out here – and it’s amazing! Seriously, I’m as excited as a little kid going to summer camp! (well, a confident little kid, not the kind who dreads leaving their parents and is overcome with a paralyzing fear at the sight of strangers).
Posted in Community, Conventions, Games on Sunday May 19, 2013. Read More About Allison Thresher, Cards Against Humanity, Dance Central, Dance Central 2, Dance Central 3, GDC 2013, Harmonix, Rock Band, Sissyfight3000.
I never expected to like Saints Row the 3rd as much as I did, but underneath its silly surface was an incredibly polished action experience drenched in creativity, mayhem, and fun. When we got word that Volition games was booking appointments for Saints Row 4 at this year’s PAX: East, I couldn’t wait to see what new trouble the Saints had gotten themselves into. Wow, I’m a fan of this franchise?
I was ushered into a small theatre this morning, complete with four grim looking bouncers (yes really), to take a brief look at Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag and walked away incredibly impressed. Ubisoft catches a lot flack for releasing Assassin’s creed (almost) annually, but I’m happy to say Assassin’s Creed IV appears to be something entirely new and innovative.