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Chivalry: Medieval Warfare is 75% off and free to play on Steam this weekend

Those interested in trying out Chivalry: Medieval Warfare can do so for the next two days through a free Steam weekend.

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  • Titan Studios demos Fat Princess: New Pork at PAX

    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 […]

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  • PAX 2009 pulled in 60,750 attendees

    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 […]

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  • Turn 10's Bill Giese demos Forza 3 at PAX

    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.

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  • PAX swine flu cases confirmed

    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 […]

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  • APB beta "weeks" away

    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.

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  • Night vision goggles are back in Splinter Cell: Conviction

    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 […]

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  • Runic Games to release Torchlight October 27

    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 […]

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  • Ron Gilbrt discusses indie games, big budgets, and art during PAX keynote

    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 […]

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  • Artwork for The Secret World is rather smashing

    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, […]

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  • Valve details Left 4 Dead 2's Dark Carnival

    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 […]

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  • PAX 2009: Twitter support confirmed for Blur

    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.

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  • New Splinter Cell: Conviction movie does the funnies

    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.

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  • Capcom throwing RE5 PC party at PAX, bringing loads of goodies

    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 […]

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PAX 2009 Latest

  • Chivalry: Medieval Warfare is 75% off and free to play on Steam this weekend

    Those interested in trying out Chivalry: Medieval Warfare can do so for the next two days through a free Steam weekend.

  • Titan Studios demos Fat Princess: New Pork at PAX

    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 […]

  • PAX 2009 pulled in 60,750 attendees

    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 […]

  • Turn 10′s Bill Giese demos Forza 3 at PAX

    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.

  • PAX swine flu cases confirmed

    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 […]

  • APB beta “weeks” away

    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.

  • Night vision goggles are back in Splinter Cell: Conviction

    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 […]

  • Runic Games to release Torchlight October 27

    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 […]

  • Ron Gilbrt discusses indie games, big budgets, and art during PAX keynote

    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 […]

  • Artwork for The Secret World is rather smashing

    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, […]

  • Valve details Left 4 Dead 2′s Dark Carnival

    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 […]

  • PAX 2009: Twitter support confirmed for Blur

    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.

  • New Splinter Cell: Conviction movie does the funnies

    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.

  • Capcom throwing RE5 PC party at PAX, bringing loads of goodies

    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 […]

  • Sony holding a MAG meet-up at PAX tomorrow night

    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 […]

  • Valve to show off Left 4 Dead 2′s “The Jockey” at PAX

    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 […]

  • PAX is sold-the-hell-out

    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. Thanks, Joystiq. The event opens this Friday. […]

  • Dawn of War II: The Last Stand detailed, to be shown at PAX

    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 […]

  • Bethesda to show off Brink at PAX 2009

    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 […]

  • CDV to debut Serious Sam, new RPG, and hobnob with Marc Ecko at PAX 2009

    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 […]

  • Left 4 Dead 2 to be playable at PAX, Dark Carnival to be shown

    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 […]

  • Weekly MMO news round-up: Conan at PAX, LOTRO gets new jewelry, WoW expansion leaks

    Loads of stuff happened this week with MMOs. Bethesda laughed off an Elder Scrolls MMO, APB started the Beta application process, Aion released pretty trailers, Star Wars will be playable at GamesCom and all other sorts of interesting things happened. What we didn’t tell you about was that Lord of the Rings Online got some […]

  • Full PAX schedule announced

    The full schedule for PAX 2009′s been announced – get the full thing here. If reading’s a chore, there’s a visual representation of it here. It still requires some reading, but it’s less taxing. PAX takes place is Seattle on September 4-6.

  • PAX organizers release full list of exhibitors

    Penny Arcade Expo goes off on September 4 and lasts until September 6, and today organizers released an updated list of exhibitors attending. So far, 90 different exhibitors will be on hand and include such grand events as Bioware’s first public showing of Star Wars: The Old Republic, Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed II and Splinter Cell: […]

  • PAX 10 announces 2009 Independent Games Showcase

    PAX has announced this year’s winners for the PAX 10 Independent Games Showcase. The ten winners were picked from over 150 submissions. Winners last year included indie titles Audiosurf, Schizoid, and The Maw. Here’s the list for this year: CarneyVale: Showtime by the Singapore-MIT GAMBIT Games Lab (Xbox 360) Closure by Tyler Glaiel and Jon […]

  • Bungie to attend PAX

    Bungie Studios will be on hand at PAX 2009 this year, taking place September 4-6. Public hands-on with Halo 3: ODST is pretty much a given, as the UK press has now been confirmed as getting to play it next month. The developer will also appear in the “Prepare to Drop” panel on the show’s […]

  • Dead Rising 2 going underground until TGS

    Speaking to MTV, Capcom’s Chris Kramer’s confirmed that Dead Rising 2 – and E3 no-show – is going to miss both Gamescom and PAX. “You’re gonna be seeing Dead Rising 2 next at Tokyo Game Show,” he said. “Lost Planet 2 will have all new stuff at Tokyo Game Show, and also a couple new […]

  • Exhibitors and musical acts announced for Penny Arcade Expo 2009

    Exhibitors and musical acts were announced today for the Penny Arcade Expo. Attendees can expect exhibits from: Bethesda, BioWare, Blizzard, Capcom, EA, Microsoft, Nintendo, Rockstar, Telltale, Ubisoft, Valve, and WB Games. Musical acts include: Anamanaguchi, Freezepop, Jonathan Coulton, MC Frontalot, Metroid Metal, and Paul & Storm. More announcements are expected before the show, and floor […]

  • Penny Arcade Expo 2009 gets dated, registration open

    Penny Arcade Expo dates for 2009 have been announced and pre-registration opened. PAX 2009 will take place September 4-6 at the Washington State Trade and Convention Center in Seattle. It’s going to be massive this year, so get involved now. “Every year, we essentially double our attendance, but let me say right now that’s not […]