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Pokémon Joins PAX West, Xbox's Matt Booty Will Give Keynote
Penny Arcade and ReedPop revealed that Pokémon will be joining this year's PAX West, along with announcing the keynote speaker First off, Matt Booty, the current Head of Xbox Game Studios, will be this year's keynote speaker and will open up the convention with his presentation on the first morning of the event[...]
PAX West Reveals Multiple Major Exhibitors For 2022 Event
ReedPop and Penny Arcade finally revealed some of the major exhibitors coming to PAX West 2022, including some returning names If you happened to attend the event in 2021, you may have noticed there was a lot missing from that event, which was to be expected to a degree since we were (and still are)[...]
Giveaway: Win A Set Of PAX West 2022 Four-Day Badges
Would you like to win a set of four-day badges to PAX West 2022? All you need is a Twitter account to take part in this giveaway Before we continue, we must stress that you READ ALL OF THE INFORMATION PROVIDED, AS WELL AS THE RULES! The folks over at Penny Arcade have provided us[...]
Penny Arcade Reveals PAX West & PAX Unplugged 2022 Dates
Penny Arcade and ReedPop finally revealed that both PAX West and PAX Unplugged would be taking place in person with official dates It has now been confirmed that PAX West will return to the Seattle Convention Center from Friday, September 2nd, all the way through Monday, September 5th, 2022 Badges for the event will go[...]
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Over the weekend, I attended PAX West 2021, which as of this morning is in its last day closing out one of the more interesting experiences there This is one of the first major conventions in the United States to return since COVID-19 practically shut everything down in March 2020 After having taken nearly a[...]
PAX West 2021 Will Now Have Vaccination Requirements
Penny Arcade and ReedPop issued a statement this morning about PAX West 2021 as they will now require vaccinations before entry The event received criticism on social media ever since it announced it would be returning as a physical event in September, both from attendees as well as members of the gaming industry who debated[...]
Penny Arcade Releases New Details On PAX West 2021
Penny Arcade and ReedPop have revealed more details about the return of the in-person version of PAX West 2021 happening in September After having to cancel six shows in a row and covert a few of them into online events in the pandemic (like the upcoming PAX Online East happening July 15th-18th), the two companies[...]
ReedPop & Metro Esports To Form Co-Ed Valorant Team At PAX West
ReedPop and Metro Esports have announced this morning they're forming a new Valorant esports team to debut at PAX West But this is no ordinary team as they are looking to build a diverse co-ed team that will be unlike many of the other teams you see compete in the game Metro will be hosting[...]
Penny Arcade Officially Announces PAX Online For September 2020
The company released the statement below from Kyle Marsden-Kish, who is the PAX Event Director at ReedPop, letting fans know they have scrapped the event in June in Boston and will be going back to an online event in July, while also cautiously planning PAX West in September and PAX Unplugged in November The decision[...]
Penny Arcade Says PAX Events Will Return, If Safe To Do So
The three events the company appears to be focusing on will be PAX East moved to June 3rd-6h at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, PAX West 2021 at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle from September 3rd-6th, and PAX Unplugged at the Pennsylvania Convention Center from December 10th-12th. Credit: Penny Arcade "While we look forward[...]
Penny Arcade Officially Announces PAX Online For September 2020
But up until now, the company appeared to still be going forward with PAX West in Seattle This announcement changes all that as they have decided to combine both efforts into one single convention, as West and Australia will now become PAX Online, and will run from September 12-20, 2020 The goal is to bring[...]
Penny Arcade Reveals They're Moving Forward With PAX West 2020
Penny Arcade sent out a notice this week to media and content creators letting them know that PAX West 2020 is still on, for now Organizers sent out the message below, essentially telling all the usual attendees in both areas that they are currently planning to go ahead with the September event over the Labor[...]
We Get "Freshly Frosted" During ID @ Xbox At PAX West
Wrapping up our belated remainder of PAX West 2019 coverage, I wanted to go back to a game we saw during the ID @ Xbox event with Freshly Frosted For the most part, when you visit this event every year, you see a mix of what's on the way for Xbox and indie games that[...]
Drunkenly Adventurous! We Tried "Epic Tavern" At PAX West 2019
One of the last games we checked out at PAX West 2019 this year was a title already on the market but was featured on the 6th floor called Epic Tavern The game centers around you, so to speak, as you run a tavern where adventurers all show up at and eventually form teams from[...]
10-4 Captain! We Tried Out "Radio Commander" At PAX West 2019
One of the last games we got to play at PAX West 2019 came to us in the Polish games area as we tried out Radio Commander Developed by Serious Sim and to be published by Games Operators and PlayWay S.A., this simulator throws you into a command role during the Vietnam War. Credit: Games Operators You[...]
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Still roaming through the Polish games area of PAX West 2019, we came across Wanderlust Travel Stories from Different Tales and Walkabout This was an interesting little game to run into as it doesn't necessarily focus on any kind of specific achievement system, more on what you get out of it The game takes you[...]
We Tried "Solasta: Crown Of The Magister" At PAX West 2019
One of the last games we played during PAX west 2019 was Solasta: Crown Of The Magister from indie studio Tactical Adventures The is a tactical strategy game with a slice of adventure in it as you will be making decisions for a four-person party You'll come to locations and talk to the locals about[...]
Rooftop Brawling: We Played " Super Crush KO" At PAX West
Sometimes you just need a good brawler game, and I think I found a great indie game at PAX West 2019 with Super Crush KO The game doesn't have a ton of story to it, which is okay, it doesn't really need much rhyme or reason to go beat people up Short version: an AI[...]
Three Of Me Doing Battle In "Quantum League" At PAX West
One of the best times we had to play a game on the last day of PAX West 2019 was when we ran into Nimble Giant Entertainment to play Quantum League This thing basically has minor esports written all over it as you can compete as a 1-v-1 or 2-v-2 match where time and decision[...]
An MMO With A Heart: We Tried "Destiny’s Sword" At PAX West
On the last day of PAX West 2019, we made our way over to 2Dogs Games to check out their latest MMO project, Destiny's Sword The game itself is your standard MMO fare, where you play as a soldier running a squad fighting a war on an alien planet You'll head out, take on missions,[...]
Crime In A Future Time: We Played "Gamedec" At PAX West
While roaming through the Poland games section of PAX West 2019, we sat down with Anshar Studio to check out their next title, Gamedec The game was announced back at Gamescom 2019, showing that you play as a detective in the future where people basically live in online games And because of that, all the[...]
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During the last day of PAX West 2019, we stopped by EXOR Studios' booth to check out their new incoming game called The Riftbreaker This is a real-time strategy game with a couple of nuances to it that make it feel more original than the rest This may sound a bit familiar to you, but[...]
Pink Hero? We Previewed "Whipseey And The Lost Atlas" At PAX West
Sometimes you walk past a game and think "haven't I see this before?" That's what I thought seeing Whipseey And The Lost Atlas at PAX West 2019 Developed by Daniel A Ramirez and published by Blowfish Studios, you play as a pink guy who runs around on platforming stages killing enemies and collecting stuff along[...]
Looking Over The Console Edition Of "Frostpunk" At PAX West 2019
During my final day at PAX West 2019, I got to go hang out with 11 Bit Studios and discuss the console version of Frostpunk on the way While they showed us plenty from the game, the primary focus for us was checking out to see what differences there were between the PC version and[...]
We Checked Out "Super Meat Boy Forever" Again At PAX West 2019
Every six months for the past couple years, we go to a convention like PAX West and run into Tommy Refenes showing off Super Meat Boy Forever And every time I run into the booth I always have the same question: Do you have a release date yet? This time around I got the answer[...]
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One of the other games we got to see from PQube at PAX West 2019 was a cool dating simulator we enjoyed called Arcade Spirits The premise behind this one is that somewhere in the future year of 20XX, you find yourself working at an arcade You have a mix of hot employees and people[...]
Checking Out "World Of Horror" & "N1RV Ann-A" At PAX West 2019
At PAX West 2019, we had a chance to go visit with Ysbryd Games for an hour and refresh ourselves with two games: World Of Horror and N1RV Ann-A Now normally we would give each one a proper self-contained article except for one catch: we've seen both these games already at the past two PAX[...]
TinyBuild Games Takes Over TV With "Not For Broadcast" At PAX West
We had a moment to visit with tinyBuild Games at PAX West 2019, and while they had a lot to show, we checked out one game in Not For Broadcast The game works a little like Five Nights At Freddy's, but without the horror element You are the master control room operator of a local[...]
Headup Games Brought "Everreach: Project Eden" To PAX West 2019
We had a chance to quickly visit with our friends at Headup Games during PAX West 2019 as we got to play a little of Everreach: Project Eden Developed by Elder Games, this is an action RPG that was giving us some serious Halo vibes the minute we sat down and played it The game[...]