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Mon, Mar 29, 2010 | 18:46 BST
PAX East will move to a much larger venue after its just-finished inaugural show, after twice as many attendees visited than expected.
Sat, Jan 23, 2010 | 18:47 GMT
PAX East organizers posted on the official site this week that the event in Boston is getting close to selling out.
Wed, Nov 18, 2009 | 07:22 GMT
EA Sports Active stores are spreading, it seems. The San Francisco brick and mortar outlet we reported on yesterday isn’t alone: Boston’s also lucky enough to be able to go and look at very blonde, very fatless people get very excited about crouching in front of a TV screen.
Visitors get a “personalized” demo to the product. Details here.
The Boston store’s got a scooter in it too. Why? Thanks, Joystiq.
Tue, Oct 20, 2009 | 17:57 BST
Tue, Mar 24, 2009 | 09:53 GMT
EA’s is to release a 20-song Classic Rock pack for Rock Band in the US on May 19.
$30 to you. Here’s what you get:
- Boston Peace of Mind 1976
- Boston Rock and Roll Band 1976
- Dead Kennedys California Über Alles 1987
- Dead Kennedys Holiday in Cambodia 1987
- Free All Right Now 1970
- George Thorogood & the Destroyers Bad to the Bone 1982
- James Gang Funk #49 1970
- Jethro Tull Hymn 43 1971
- Lenny Kravitz Let Love Rule 1989
- Pat Benatar Hit Me With Your Best Shot 1980
- The Police Can’t Stand Losing You 1978
- The Police Truth Hits Everybody 1978
- Rush Closer to the Heart 1977
- Rush Red Barchetta 1981
- Siouxsie and The Banshees Kiss Them For Me 1991
- Steve Miller Band Take the Money and Run 1976
- Steve Miller Band The Joker 1973
- The Stone Roses Love Spreads 1994
- The Who Baba O’Riley 1971
- The Who Behind Blue Eyes 1971
Press release after the break.
Sat, Mar 14, 2009 | 23:29 GMT
Last year, Boston mayor Tom Menino was heavily involved in trying get anti-videogame legislation passed. Now he’s attempting to woo companies by declaring Boston a “game industry friendly city”.
Menino recently announced the launch of a website called PoweringUpBoston, a tool promoting the area’s game industry with news, job postings and other resources.
His change of heart comes on the heels of a 2007 and 2008 push for or a sales restrictions on videogames, similar to restrictions recently found unconstitutional by federal courts.
Also, in 2006, he campaigned to have Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories ads removed from city buses.
Menino’s new focus, however, is on “strengthening the Boston-area game development presence, raising Boston’s profile as a global leader in digital media and specifically the game industry.”
2K Boston, Harmonix, Turbine and 73 other companies employ over 1,500 people in the area.
More over on GamePolitics.
Thu, Feb 05, 2009 | 09:46 GMT
Wii-owning Rock Band 2 fans are now able to grab music from corporate rockers Boston, as well as All-American Rejects and Blondie.
As of yesterday, users can now download the following from in-game Rock Band 2 Music Store for $2.00 (200 Wii points) each:
- Boston – Hitch a Ride, Peace of Mind, Smokin’, Something About You
- Blondie – Hanging on the Telephone
- The All-American Rejects – Dirty Little Secret
Fri, Aug 29, 2008 | 20:28 BST
East Coast PAX – it was announced at the beginning of August, kids – has been firmed up today, and is now confirmed to be taking place in Boston in 2010.
The official opening of Penny Arcade Expo 2008 is still a few hours away, but we were able to sit down with Penny Arcade creators Jerry Holkins and Mike Krahulik to discuss various and sundry PA-related things. Notably, they dropped the news that their next big project — a second yearly Penny Arcade Expo set on the East Coast — is slated to debut in Boston in 2010. The new PAX, which will complement rather than replace the existing Seattle event, is still in the planning stages, but the duo has been determined to return to the city since delivering a presentation at MIT a few years ago.