The Indie MEGABOOTH is coming to PAX: East and it's more MEGA than ever before. This year the Indie MEGABOOTH will house over 42 different booths, 49 different companies, and 60+ of the most innovative indie games from all over…
Miellyn Barrows makes an unexpected appearance on the podcast as Matt’s internet implodes. We talk about Far Cry 3, Borderlands 2 DLC, the Dead Space 3 demo, and what Epcot was like in the late ’80s… just go with it. You let us know what character deserves their own real-life monument. The road to PAX East starts now!
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XCOM: Enemy Unknown was my favorite title at PAX: East 2012, and after finally getting my hands on the game at PAX: Prime I can say that all those fuzzy warm feelings I felt back in April were very well…
From Templar knights to creepy flesh eaters, this year boasted a crazy variety of costumes from all corners of the nerdiverse.
Hands on Bethesda’s Dishonored – Only through careful observation and patience was I able to stab the next room to death without detection.
Here we go again. PAX: Prime is here and this we brought backup! Scott, Hilary and myself will all be attending this year’s PAX: Prime, also known as the most gamer-friendly convention in all the land. While we’ve covered a ton of conventions this year (including SDCC, PAX: East, and SWCVI) there is something extra special about PAX: Prime in Seattle. As I stated last year, PAX is a magical place sprinkled with innovation, loud music, and rabid gamers. Barring a severe case of PAX-POX, it’s close to impossible to not have a great time.
Seeing footage of XCOM: Enemy Unknown at this year’s PAX: East quickly reminded me how much I longed for the glory days of well executed turn based strategy. Not only did the XCOM look incredible, it also seemed to mysteriously capture the tone and pedigree of the original title. If you’re anything like myself and have been waiting for a proper release day for this long anticipated title, we’ve got great news, the wait is almost over! XCOM is set to invade North America on October 9th 2012 for both 360 and PC. (click for more info)
Technology can’t keep up with the dedication and rabid loyalty of convention goers these days. First, SDCC registration was shut down for months due to the speed and ferocity of registration, and now PAX: Prime registration too has been shattered and broken. Keep your eyes on the offical PAX Twitter feed as well as NerdAppropriate.com for details as to when registration will reopen.
Orcs Must Die was one of our biggest surprises/hits from PAX East 2011. We loved the take on tower defense and how fluid the gameplay felt. At the time I played it on the Xbox 360 and continued that trend…
Where would conventions be without the incredible costumes? There is something magical about seeing your favorite hero or villain standing in front of you in 3D. Costuming has come a long way since my very first comic book convention in the 1980s. The talented folks behind many of the costumes you’ll see below spent months toiling over hundreds of screen shots and concept art to make their creations look as realistic as possible. I’ll go out on a limb and say that conventions wouldn’t be what they are today (see: awesome) without the hard work and dedication of these creative misfits.
Since our interview with them last year the ever-busy unicorns have been working on a number of projects individually, and are currently working on something incredibly cool that I promised not to talk about… yet. As much as I’d love to share the intel, Team Unicorn is a group you don’t want to agitate. After all, what do you think that horn is for?