PAX East is a three-day game festival for tabletop, videogame, and PC gamers. We call it a festival because in addition to dedicated tournaments and freeplay areas we’ve got nerdcore concerts, panel discussions, and an exhibitor hall filled with booths displaying the latest from top game publishers and developers.
Last year Matt and I had an absolute blast at SWAP.com’s pre-PAX video game swap party and met some great folks too. The concept is simple, bring a video game with you to the event (any platform wil do), and walk away another game for zero dollars! The swap party is an awesome way to pick up a title you may have missed otherwise, AND meet like minded gamers and industry folk.
One of the first articles we published in 2011 was a piece on how the 2011 gaming year was hell bent on devouring your free time for lunch leaving you begging for mercy. 2011 was one of the best years ever to be a gamer, and it will be an incredibly long time before we ever experience anything like it again. But enough about 2011, those games are old news right? Take a quick look at some of the games we’re looking forward to the most this year (Q1).
I made a big mistake. When I initially play tested Skyrim at Pax: Prime in Seattle this year I was a bit critical of my experience with the game. In my own defense Skyrim is not a game that can be experienced…
We all love The Behemoth’s smash hit Castle Crashers and it has been entirely too long since the indi-darling gave us something new and absurd to laugh at (the diarrhea spewing deer still makes me laugh). I’m incredibly happy to share this video clip and press release from Behemoth about their upcoming title BattleBlock theater , enjoy!
The first annual Geek Girl Con was held on October 8th and 9th in Seattle, WA. This was the first con I’d been to in years and I met some great people (check out these awesome Dragon Age cosplayers) and snagged a couple of autographs. For purposes of this piece I’m focusing on two panels I sat in on: the Designing Women of Bioware and “No, I am not a Booth Babe:” Sexism in the Video Game Industry (Weds!).
Adam Sessler has been writing about, and reviewing games for an incredibly long time. Love him or hate him, the man really knows his stuff. This evening I stumbled across this incredible video of Adam discussing what skills are really…
Today we learn that we have no idea how to talk but we do anyways. We discuss Star Wars Blu-ray "improvements", Team Bondi breakup, and follow up on PAX. We continue our discussion about Deus Ex, talk about Assassin's Creed…
onlive has a huge presence here at PAX. Most people have little to no clue what onlive is or what magic it brings to the table. The idea behind onlive is a bold one, cloud gaming. This means that your “virtual console” gives you the ability to play games without the use of a proper console. Wizardy you say!!
We were lucky enough to get in the good graces of Bethesda during PAX: East and were excited when they invited us to play Skyrim during the media only hour at PAX: Prime. Behold! A dramatic retelling of my time with The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim
Live DnD with Penny Arcade and the prince of PAX?
So why am I writing this love letter to PAX? Simple, I think you all should attend next year. If you’re anything like us, and you truly love electronic entertainment, start planning your trip to next year’s PAX right now. We’ll see you on the show floor!