Today was the first look at the expo floor of PAX East. The amount of things to look at is just overwhelming. The floor is a crazy fast-paced arena of lines and lines for lines to wait in line. While I couldn’t dig too deeply into the party, I was able to sample a few layers of the cake, and I’m willing to share a piece with you. But only because you’re special.
Well, I guess it’s that time of year again. The birds are singing, the trees are blooming, and the nerds are making that yearly pilgrimage to Boston, Massachusetts. That’s right; it’s the third annual run of PAX East! This weekend (April 6th to April 8th) is the greatest video game expo this side of the Mississippi. If you didn’t manage to get your tickets this year, don’t fret. The best podcast in town, the bEast Coast, will be on the scene scoping out all the hot info. With our expert crew of amateur reporters, we’ll make sure to bring you the best this expo has to offer.
Starting tomorrow, April 6th, be sure to check out Golgotron.com for updates on PAX East straight from the exhibition floor!
The first time I saw the trailer for NeverDead – the latest third person action game from Konami and Rebellion Development – I just knew I had to get my hands on it. It had such a uniqueness to it that’s quite difficult to describe, but between the outlandish characters and the premise of immortality, there was something there. It looked strange, it looked fun, and it looked explosive. What was particularly strange was that I usually don’t go for these types of games – hack ‘n’ slash games with a bit of gunplay, like Bayonetta or Devil May Cry. Will NeverDead reign immortal among these titles, or will it die before its time?
As games evolve and bring us different genres, the communities that surround them tend to evolve as well and bring new forms. League of Legends is arguably one of the best MOBA (Multiplayer Online Battle Arena) games out there, but certainly the most popular one today. That’s why it’s fitting for the first of a possible trending series – Neighborhood Watch – where we take a look at a different gaming community. This week we take a glimpse at League of Legends and try and figure out why one of the best games of its kind has one of the worst communities in gaming history.
The long anticipated game from Mojang has finally released. Minecraft is a survival creation game in which the end goal isn’t always quite the same for everyone. If you had asked me a year ago if I wanted to play a game where the majority of it involved digging in a hole, I would have avoided you because surely you’re diseased. Before I start gushing into how much this game has changed my perspectives, let’s dig into what makes Minecraft such a spectacular success.
Up until a week ago I was content with living my life with tiny little netbook mice. “I won’t need another mouse,” I told myself. “This mouse serves all my functions, gaming and non-gaming alike, just fine.” What an ignorant creature I once was. Once I got my hands on the SteelSeries Sensei Mouse my entire outlook changed. Now I can’t think of doing anything on my PC without this mouse by my side.
I think it’s fair to say I’m a fan of Batman. Long Halloween and the Killing Joke are a couple of my favorite comics and I have the Dark Knight practically tattooed onto my brain. For some reason though, Arkham Asylum never quite clicked with me. Maybe I was a little hung up with the seemingly random x-ray vision that Batman had or maybe the nerd in me is still raging about Harley Quinn’s redesign. I recognized that Rocksteady created a fabulous game but it just wasn’t for me. I was hard pressed, however, to see if Arkham City would swing past me again or if this would be a Dark Knight to remember.