Category Archives: PAX 2009
Sat, Sep 12, 2009 | 20:37 BST
Sony has posted a video showing off a demo of New Pork – the new DLC coming for Fat Princess.
We have it for you after the break, courtesy of the US PS Blog.
More DLC is also planned for the title in the future, and while we have yet to play the game, we hear it is rather fun.
Enough with our prattling, watch on force feeders!
Sat, Sep 12, 2009 | 20:31 BST
Penny Arcade’s Robert Khoo has revealed that 60,750 people attended PAX this year.
Because of this great mass of bodies, the show’s organizers are looking into expansion plans for next year so that even more people can come and catch the flu, er um, enjoy the festivities.
Attendance for 2008 was 58,500 – leading some to believe that loads of folks stayed home, especially East Coasters, who are waiting on PAX East to commence March 2010.
PAX organizers expected over 75,000 people to attend the Seattle event this year.
Fri, Sep 11, 2009 | 00:17 BST
Turn 10 sat down with GiantBomb during PAX and talked all things Forza Motorsport 3.
Speaking with the site, senior designer Bill Giese gave a demo of the game, which is currently in certification with Microsoft.
The video is posted after the break, or though here if you prefer.
Game’s out October 23.
Wed, Sep 09, 2009 | 10:41 BST
The PAX twitter feed‘s confirmed that swine flu cases were present at the show.
A list of 15 flights – both from Seattle and ongoing connections – that contained attendees carrying the illness is now up on the Penny Arcade homepage.
Kotaku has a quote on the outbreak from Robert Khoo of Penny Arcade:
“This is the real thing. If you get this number of people together in this close a proximity it is the perfect storm for these kind of wild fire virus spreads. We just want to make sure everyone is informed.”
Tue, Sep 08, 2009 | 10:22 BST
Realtime Worlds community chap Chris Collins told EG at PAX that the APB beta is imminent.
“We’re weeks rather than months away from starting closed beta,” said the developer.
The shooter-MMO’s down for release early next year.
Sat, Sep 05, 2009 | 19:28 BST
According to Ubisoft creative director Max Beland, who was demoing Splinter Cell: Conviction at PAX, Sam Fisher’s night vision goggles are back.
A video shown on site revealed the goggles in use, allowing Sam to see through walls in black and white, with enemies glowing brightly.
That’s about it really. Nothing further to report on it. Still, it’s something you did not know before.
Sat, Sep 05, 2009 | 17:09 BST
Runic Games has announced that Torchlight, its action RPG with randomly generated levels, will hit October 27 via digital download.
The single-player game has three classes to choose from – the Destroyer, Vanquisher and Alchemist- and an interesting sounding retirement option for maxed out characters to hand over benefits for newly created ones.
Those who want to play online, can do so eventually when Tochlight’s online multiplayer version is released at a later date.
Runic is comprised of developers who worked on Diablo, Diablo II, the Lord of Destruction expansion and Mythos, so it should be an interesting title.
Full press release is through the break with the teaser video shown at PAX.
Sat, Sep 05, 2009 | 16:01 BST
Ron Gilbert delivered a keynote at PAX yesterday which focused on his path to becoming a game developer and his opinion on the game industry as it stands today.
Toting the benefits of being an independent developer, after mentioning that the original Monkey Island was created by seven people for $135,000, Gilbert chastised large companies with “big-budget” business only mentalities, and went on to discuss the “games as art” debate and the Hollywood cutscene mentality.
“The games industry [has become] just that.. an industry,” said Gilbert. “Big companies need to be safe. This is why indie games excite me. They have the freedom to fail.
“Games are art that is meant to be lived, not viewed. What Hollywood fails to understand is that games are an art form; they are not toys. The worst way to tell a story in games is by a series of cutscenes interspersed between action [scenes].”
He was really all over the place in expressing his thoughts on gaming. Shack has the rest, and it’s a rather good read.
Sat, Sep 05, 2009 | 15:31 BST
Some artwork for The Secret World was handed out at PAX last night, and BigDownload as the set posted.
It’s rather nice looking artwork. Some of it rather creepy as well.
One though, depicts the three factions you can choose from, Dragon, Illuminati, and Templar.
There are 17 different bits for you to look at, so head over that way.
Fri, Sep 04, 2009 | 20:14 BST
Valve has sent us over more details on the Left 4 Dead 2 campaign, Dark Carnival, which is playable at PAX 2009 this weekend, confirming earlier news from Eurogamer.
The new Boss infected monster known as “The Jockey” is the third revealed so far and it lets you attack lone Survivors and “wrestle control of their movement away from them-into fire, off ledges, or straight into the middle of a zombie horde.”
Also debuting is the “Zombie Clown,” the “uncommon common” exclusive to the Dark Carnival campaign, and a few more of the “20-plus items coming in the full product (electric guitar, machete, and the American baseball bat being offered as a pre-sell exclusive with select retailers).”
Game’s out exclusively on November 17 for PC and Xbox 360. Shots after the break.
Fri, Sep 04, 2009 | 18:30 BST
Bizarre Creations has announced Twitter support for its racer Blur.
The news was confirmed during PAX today by Joystiq.
No word on whether Twitter in the game will be integrated with Twitter on 360 this fall, but we sent a mail to see if we can find out more.
Hit the link for the rest.
Fri, Sep 04, 2009 | 11:06 BST
Ubi’s released a new Splinter Cell: Conviction movie for PAX – watch it on YouTube.
It features a cat playing a piano. Honestly, it does. It also has men with guns, in case you were getting worried.
It’s out next year.
Thu, Sep 03, 2009 | 20:48 BST
Capcom has outlined all the “cool” that it will offer PAX goers who stop by the booth during the event.
Along with the RE5 PC launch party, limited edition items on hand at the Capcom store, there will be games present at the booth.
Here’s the goods:
- A limited number of passes (500 to be exact) for the Resident Evil 5 PC launch party this Saturday will be handed out to the first 250 people on Friday and Saturday to stop by our Resident Evil 5 PC booth. Things on hand at the party can be found here.
- The Capcom store will feature brand new, limited Femme Fatale SFIV TE arcade sticks, giant-sized Poogies from Monster Hunter which are a North American exclusive; Devil May Cry 4 Nero’s Red Queen Sword; Dark Void “Will” statue featuring light-up flames and mask; loads more cool shit.
Te full list of enviable items is through the link. Think of us if you plan to attend.
Thu, Sep 03, 2009 | 19:00 BST
Sony’s arriving in Seattle this weekend for PAX and tomorrow night it’s holding a MAG-themed Meet-up, where it’ll be the first time beta participants will be able to engage in a 256-player battle.
For people who can’t make it to PAX, Sony is holding a Labor Day weekend contest giving away Beta codes through the US PS Blog Twitter account.
What in on that? Head on over through the link to see how you can participate and hopefully get picked.
Wed, Sep 02, 2009 | 17:50 BST
According to a report over on D’toid, Valve will be showing off the new Special Infected coming to Left 4 Dead 2 at PAX.
This little zombie guy, called The Jockey, will “jump on the backs of Survivors and tear them apart from behind”, while controlling the movements of the Survivor and leading them into areas where zombies are waiting to eat them, caress them, or talk politics.
Or whatever it is zombies do when they get a hold of your character. Regardless, it won’t be nice.
PAX is this weekend, so stick around to find out all about it.
Tue, Sep 01, 2009 | 11:42 BST
Thinking of going to PAX in Seattle this weekend? Haven’t registered? You’re doomed. It’s sold out.
From this tweet:
It’s official! PAX 2009 is completely sold out!
Got that? Sold out. You’ll just have to wait until next year, or hit up PAX East in Boston next March.
The event opens this Friday. There’s a press release after the break.
Fri, Aug 28, 2009 | 19:58 BST
The Last Stand is upcoming multiplayer mode for Warhammer 40k: Dawn of War II that will be a free download for players of the strategy title.
GameSpy got a hands-on preview, and the site says that two players will be controlling Heroes fighting off waves of enemies.
There is loads more than that through the link, along with a couple nice screens for it.
No word on when it can be expected, but word has it that it may be sometime in October.
Relic will be showing the new mode off at PAX 2009 next weekend, so hopefully we will know more then.
Eurogamer France a video of it. You should watch it.
Fri, Aug 28, 2009 | 15:23 BST
Bethesda has decided to show off Brink at PAX 2009.
Apparently, the game is going to be shown to the public on the hour every hour all weekend.
Don’t worry though, Doom II, Quake Arena, Rogue Warrior and WET will be on-hand as well, and if you are attending, Bethesda will be handing out swag as well.
PAX takes place next weekend, September 4-6.
More over on D’toid.
Thu, Aug 27, 2009 | 15:10 BST
CDV has announced that Serious Sam HD: The First Encounter will be shown at PAX 2009.
An new PC game from the firm will also be shown, and while CDV refused to name it, the mailer did call it a “high profile” game.
Also of note, is that designer Marc Ecko will be at the CDV booth on Saturday, September 5, signing limited-edition Ecko brand t-shirts created specifically for this year’s expo.
During the signings, several DS systems will be given away to commemorate Ecko’s collaboration in the development of CDV’s new puzzler, I Heart Geeks.
Fashion. Giveaways. Serious Sam. A new RPG.
Sounds like our kind of PAX booth.
Wed, Aug 26, 2009 | 21:32 BST
Valve has announced that Left 4 Dead 2 will be shown and playable during PAX, which takes place next week on September 4-6.
During the event, Valve will unveil “Dark Carnival”, the third of the five campaigns shipping with L4D2 this fall.
The game will be playable in Microsoft’s Xbox 360 booth as well as in Valve’s L4D2 booth. Different areas of the game will be shown in each location.
Additionally, Valve plans to reveal a few more of the 20-plus new items coming this November when the title launches for PC and 360 – hopefully something it’ll be something cool.
We’ll have to wait until next week to find out.