Jump to content

PAX East Through the Eyes of a PlayStation MVP


PlayStation®
 Share

Recommended Posts

  • Новостник

Hey everyone!

As most of you know,

Hidden Content

    Reply to this topic to see the hidden content.
was last weekend. As a

Hidden Content

    Reply to this topic to see the hidden content.
, I was one of the many thousands of gamers in attendance, and I wanted to share some of my experiences and takeaways from the convention.

Hidden Content

    Reply to this topic to see the hidden content.

Like most gamers who attend PAX East, I was hoping to get new info and maybe even hands-on time with the next big wave of games for 2014.

On Day 1, I immediately headed over to the

Hidden Content

    Reply to this topic to see the hidden content.
to purchase some of the PAX-exclusive T-shirts and other swag they had available and then shifted my focus towards the games.

Hidden Content

    Reply to this topic to see the hidden content.

Hidden Content

    Reply to this topic to see the hidden content.

I tried my hand at the Killzone: Shadow Fall Bot Zone challenge at the PlayStation booth (I lost), grabbed a Tearaway poster, and attended a community town hall with the Naughty Dog community team before heading over to watch some 4v1 gameplay at the Evolve booth. Afterwards, I went to the Indie booth section, where I got to try out games such as Secret Ponchos, Transistor, and Octodad: Dadliest Catch.

Hidden Content

    Reply to this topic to see the hidden content.

Square Enix showcased Murdered: Soul Suspect on the Expo floor, and it was one of the most interesting games at PAX. It’s a narrative-style supernatural ghost crime thriller, and it stars a hardened detective who’s trying to solve his own murder before passing on or being trapped in limbo.

Hidden Content

    Reply to this topic to see the hidden content.

Hidden Content

    Reply to this topic to see the hidden content.

I also attended the Murdered Soul Suspect panel discussing the development process for the game. Square invited attendees to a separate VIP fan event on Saturday, where we experienced the “afterlife” and went face to face with a ghost from Salem! It was spooky for sure, but once I regained my wits I was able to get some more hands-on time with the game. I’ll be keeping a close eye on this one.

Before leaving the expo, there were two more games I had to check out: The Evil Within and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel. Both looked great — I was particularly impressed with some of the new gameplay mechanics and weapons in Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel.

PAX East ’14 was a blast — it proved to be a very social experience, and the games on display did not disappoint. One thing I admire about gamers is their willingness to stand in insanely long lines to be the first to experience new things, and that mindset was in full force at PAX. At the same time, it was great chatting with fellow gamers while waiting to play games or attend panels, and experiencing first-hand how passionate this community is towards their hobby. There really is something for every type of gamer at PAX — from console to tabletop, from retro to current-gen — I highly recommend you attend if you’ve never been to one.

Hidden Content

    Reply to this topic to see the hidden content.

Hidden Content

    Reply to this topic to see the hidden content.

How about you guys? Did you make it to PAX East? If so, share your experience in the comments below. Even if you couldn’t attend, let us know what your highlights of the show were!

c93qqZdS5dU

Hidden Content

    Reply to this topic to see the hidden content.

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    • No registered users viewing this page.
×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.