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PAX organizers not afraid of new E3, say ESA approaching it from “wrong angle”

Before yesterday’s announcement of the new E3, many considered Penny Arcade Expo to be “the new E3.” So, now that the industry’s best-known conference has popped a few pills and stormed out of the ICU, is PAX feeling the heat? Nope. Not even a bit. “I … can’t imagine it stealing any of our thunder,” […]

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  • inFAMOUS man talks side-kicks, power-grids, more

    Speaking at PAX, inFAMOUS producer Brian Fleming’s adding a fair bit of detail to inFAMOUS’s setting, including the fact the protagonist, Cole, will have side-kicks in the game. The third-person action adventure sees Cole take on electricity-related super-powers, which are stocked up by sucking powers from the city’s general supply. There’s more in the there […]

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  • PAX attendance hits 58,500

    According to this BigDownload story, 58,500 people attended this year’s PAX, trouncing last year’s record of 37,000 attendees. More people means more problems, obviously. Like over-crowding. “Regarding the overcrowding, it was definitely a symptom of the popularity of the show, but not one that can’t be overcome,” said Penny Arcade biz guy Robert Khoo. “At […]

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  • Hands-on with Wii Sam & Max posted

    Want to know what it’s like to play the Wii version of Sam and Max Season One? Wonder no longer. Destructoid had a go on the new version – set to release this autumn, or “soon” – at PAX last week, and wrote this as a result. In a nushell: Visually, the game doesn’t look […]

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  • Nelson talks Xbox Experience at PAX

    There’s a movie on GameVee of the Major doing a presentation of Xbox Experience at PAX. There’s plenty of info in there about migrating groups within the Live update, Avatars, and so on. Worth watching. Xbox Experience launches in November, says the internet.

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  • Fable II "hours" from gold, new pre-launch money-grabbing method revealed

    Lionhead Studio’s Sam Van Tilburgh has told Kotaku at PAX that Fable 2 is on the verge of final master. Which is odd, seeing at Big Pete proclaimed the game as “finished” at E3. “We have one or two bugs that are keeping us from going gold,” Van Tilburgh said. In addition, Van Tilburgh said […]

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  • Halo 3 "Mythic" spotted at PAX

    PAX has been pretty news-free so far, truth be told, but AddictGaming did snap something called Halo 3 Mythic on the Microsoft stand. Here’s the only info known so far: There’s a Dev System underneath, which could mean a fair few things. The options in the menu are Multiplayer only, no Campaign options. The version […]

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  • BioWare details Dragon Age Toolset at PAX

    BioWare’s announced the first proper details of the content creation tools in upcoming RPG Dragon Age: Origins this morning, the first proper announcement from PAX 08. In a nutshell: Create Original Adventures – Using the rich set of Dragon Age assets and locations as starting blocks, users can modify these stunning areas by adding new […]

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  • Meet Major Nelson at PAX (Trixie's going to be there!)

    Trixie360′s hot. She sounds hot. She may not be hot. Go and find out! You can meet all the chaps from the Major Nelson podcast, including the man himself, e and Trixie at PAX if you’re in Seattle this weekend. Details from Nelson’s blog: Who: Me, e, litheon, Trixie360 some of the Gamerscore blog folks […]

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  • Meet the US PS Blogs chaps at PAX, get free sugar

    The US PlayStation Blog’s setting up camp at PAX in Seattle later this week, so if you’re going along be sure to take your PSP for free digital stuff. Coffee and doughnuts are also going gratis from the Sony kids, so don’t miss the opportunity to make your weakling heart beat faster for half an […]

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  • Microsoft shows PAX 08 schedule

    Microsoft’s published its demo schedule for PAX 08, and there should be plenty there to keep you happy. Assuming you’re going to Seattle next week, obviously. And you’re into Marcus Fenix. Gears 2 and a showing of Xbox Experience are both on show, neither of which made Leipzig last week, but there’s no sign of […]

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  • The Conduit to be shown at PAX 2008

    High Voltage Software has announced that the heavily hyped action shooter, The Conduit, will be shown by Nintendo at this year’s Penny Arcade Expo which takes place August 29-31 in Seattle. “PAX is jam-packed wall-to-wall with passionate game fans,” High Voltage CEO Eric Nofsinger said. “We are incredibly honoured to be featured there at Nintendo’s […]

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  • BioWare taking Dragon Age: Origins on tour

    According to an announcement today, BioWare will be “presenting its upcoming dark heroic fantasy”, Dragon Age: Origins at Games Convention in Leipzig next week, as well as other “marquee” games show in the coming months. If you’re anywhere near Indianapolis, Indiana, you can see the game at Gen Con from as early as tomorrow. You […]

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  • Left 4 Dead going on road pre-launch

    Valve’s announced that Left 4 Dead’s going on a bit of a road trip before it releases in November, with playable versions on offer at Games Convention, France’s Festival du Jeu Video and PC Gamer Showdown in the UK. The 360 version’s going to be on show at PAX, apparently. “It sounds cliché, but in […]

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PAX 2008 Latest

  • PAX organizers not afraid of new E3, say ESA approaching it from “wrong angle”

    Before yesterday’s announcement of the new E3, many considered Penny Arcade Expo to be “the new E3.” So, now that the industry’s best-known conference has popped a few pills and stormed out of the ICU, is PAX feeling the heat? Nope. Not even a bit. “I … can’t imagine it stealing any of our thunder,” […]

  • inFAMOUS man talks side-kicks, power-grids, more

    Speaking at PAX, inFAMOUS producer Brian Fleming’s adding a fair bit of detail to inFAMOUS’s setting, including the fact the protagonist, Cole, will have side-kicks in the game. The third-person action adventure sees Cole take on electricity-related super-powers, which are stocked up by sucking powers from the city’s general supply. There’s more in the there […]

  • PAX attendance hits 58,500

    According to this BigDownload story, 58,500 people attended this year’s PAX, trouncing last year’s record of 37,000 attendees. More people means more problems, obviously. Like over-crowding. “Regarding the overcrowding, it was definitely a symptom of the popularity of the show, but not one that can’t be overcome,” said Penny Arcade biz guy Robert Khoo. “At […]

  • Hands-on with Wii Sam & Max posted

    Want to know what it’s like to play the Wii version of Sam and Max Season One? Wonder no longer. Destructoid had a go on the new version – set to release this autumn, or “soon” – at PAX last week, and wrote this as a result. In a nushell: Visually, the game doesn’t look […]

  • Nelson talks Xbox Experience at PAX

    There’s a movie on GameVee of the Major doing a presentation of Xbox Experience at PAX. There’s plenty of info in there about migrating groups within the Live update, Avatars, and so on. Worth watching. Xbox Experience launches in November, says the internet.

  • Fable II “hours” from gold, new pre-launch money-grabbing method revealed

    Lionhead Studio’s Sam Van Tilburgh has told Kotaku at PAX that Fable 2 is on the verge of final master. Which is odd, seeing at Big Pete proclaimed the game as “finished” at E3. “We have one or two bugs that are keeping us from going gold,” Van Tilburgh said. In addition, Van Tilburgh said […]

  • Halo 3 “Mythic” spotted at PAX

    PAX has been pretty news-free so far, truth be told, but AddictGaming did snap something called Halo 3 Mythic on the Microsoft stand. Here’s the only info known so far: There’s a Dev System underneath, which could mean a fair few things. The options in the menu are Multiplayer only, no Campaign options. The version […]

  • BioWare details Dragon Age Toolset at PAX

    BioWare’s announced the first proper details of the content creation tools in upcoming RPG Dragon Age: Origins this morning, the first proper announcement from PAX 08. In a nutshell: Create Original Adventures – Using the rich set of Dragon Age assets and locations as starting blocks, users can modify these stunning areas by adding new […]

  • Meet Major Nelson at PAX (Trixie’s going to be there!)

    Trixie360′s hot. She sounds hot. She may not be hot. Go and find out! You can meet all the chaps from the Major Nelson podcast, including the man himself, e and Trixie at PAX if you’re in Seattle this weekend. Details from Nelson’s blog: Who: Me, e, litheon, Trixie360 some of the Gamerscore blog folks […]

  • Meet the US PS Blogs chaps at PAX, get free sugar

    The US PlayStation Blog’s setting up camp at PAX in Seattle later this week, so if you’re going along be sure to take your PSP for free digital stuff. Coffee and doughnuts are also going gratis from the Sony kids, so don’t miss the opportunity to make your weakling heart beat faster for half an […]

  • Microsoft shows PAX 08 schedule

    Microsoft’s published its demo schedule for PAX 08, and there should be plenty there to keep you happy. Assuming you’re going to Seattle next week, obviously. And you’re into Marcus Fenix. Gears 2 and a showing of Xbox Experience are both on show, neither of which made Leipzig last week, but there’s no sign of […]

  • The Conduit to be shown at PAX 2008

    High Voltage Software has announced that the heavily hyped action shooter, The Conduit, will be shown by Nintendo at this year’s Penny Arcade Expo which takes place August 29-31 in Seattle. “PAX is jam-packed wall-to-wall with passionate game fans,” High Voltage CEO Eric Nofsinger said. “We are incredibly honoured to be featured there at Nintendo’s […]

  • BioWare taking Dragon Age: Origins on tour

    According to an announcement today, BioWare will be “presenting its upcoming dark heroic fantasy”, Dragon Age: Origins at Games Convention in Leipzig next week, as well as other “marquee” games show in the coming months. If you’re anywhere near Indianapolis, Indiana, you can see the game at Gen Con from as early as tomorrow. You […]

  • Left 4 Dead going on road pre-launch

    Valve’s announced that Left 4 Dead’s going on a bit of a road trip before it releases in November, with playable versions on offer at Games Convention, France’s Festival du Jeu Video and PC Gamer Showdown in the UK. The 360 version’s going to be on show at PAX, apparently. “It sounds cliché, but in […]

  • PAX 2008 schedule released

    Here. Sorry, we’re a bit late on this. PAX 2008 takes place in Seattle on August 29-31, and we’re not going, unfortunately. This means we’re going to miss a Dawn of War II presentation and a look at EndWar, but we’re going to Leipzig, so that’s fine. Take a look.

  • PAX 2008 already bigger than last year’s show

    According to this Gamespot report, PAX 2008 pre-registration for PAX 2008 has already supposed that total attendance of last year’s show. The event, which takes place on August 29-31 in Seattle, has beaten last year’s figure of 39,000 with two weeks to go. Join the crowds. It’s supposed to be a great show. See on […]

  • Bungie confirms new Halo 3 content, three new projects

    Speaking on its site, Bungie’s confirmed that its working on “brand new Halo 3 multiplayer conent” – which will be shown at PAX – as well as “three distinct projects underway within Bungie – some familiar, some not. Some on a closer horizon, some quite far off.” The new Halo 3 stuff is not the […]

  • PAX announces attendees, looks cool

    We so want to go to PAX 2008. The Penny Arcade showed announced its list of attending companies today, and it’s looking good. The show itself is taking place from August 29-31 at the Washington State Trade and Convention Center in Seattle. After the link.

  • Ken Levine to keynote PAX 08

    Penny Arcade Expo has confirmed that BioShock dev supremo Ken “Mean” Levine is to keynote this year’s event. The show, which seemingly goes from strength to the strength each year, will be held on August 29-31 at the Washington State Trade and Convention Center in Seattle. Check the official site for more info.

  • Indie games section announced for PAX

    Here. PAX 10 is an indie games section to PAX 2008, apparently, to be held at the expo on August 29-31 in Seattle. Indie developers have until May 7 to sign up and try to get their games exhibited. Here’s the PAX site, but we can’t find the registration bit for PAX 10. Maybe you’ll […]

  • PAX registration now open

    You can sign up for PAX, the Seattle-based games expo from the owners of Penny Arcade, right here. The show’s reputation has grown massively in recent years, with the 2007 event attracting big name developers and more than 37,000 attendees, making it by far the largest show of its kind in the US. PAX 2008 […]