Aaron Giddings

Aaron is proof that while you can take a developer out of the game industry, it's much harder to take the game industry out of a developer. When not at his day job, Aaron enjoys teaching Axis & Allies to his kids, writing sci-fi stories, playing classic space sims on Twitch, and riding around the American Midwest on his Harley.

PAX South 2017 – Favorite Cosplays

Cosplay is a huge part of every PAX event. Overwatch, League of Legends, Mario, Zelda, Deadpool, Kingdom Hearts, and too many others to list were all represented this year. It would be impossible to photograph everyone, but here a few of the passionate, amazing fans who make conventions like PAX so colorful.

Streets of Rogue – tinyBuild PAX South Hands-On

Indie publisher tinyBuild had a huge booth at PAX South 2017. While there were many games to check out, you could tell that the tinyBuild booth was one place you needed to be. I’d already gotten myself killed in Hello Neighbor, but redeemed myself in party by “Bampf-ing” my way to success in Mr Shifty. Now it was time to crawl through some random dungeons in Streets of Rogue.

PAX South Day Three Wrap-Up

As one famous pig frequently says: “That’s all folks!” PAX South 2017 is in the bag, and with it, my participation!

Mr Shifty – tinyBuild PAX South Hands-On

Indie publisher tinyBuild had a huge booth at PAX South. After finding myself unceremoniously dumped into a shallow grave in Hello Neighbor, the next thing that caught my eye was a gorgeously cel-shaded top-down action game called Mr Shifty.

Light Fall – PAX South Hands-On

How about a 2D platformer, where the platform follows you, and is simply there whenever you needed it? That’s the heart of Light Fall, the inaugural effort from Bishop Games, where you don’t need to look before you leap, because wherever you go, you’ll have a place to land.

Hello Neighbor – tinyBuild PAX South Hands-On

Indie publisher tinyBuild had a huge presence at PAX South, showing off a massive number of games in their 2017 slate. I had the chance to try out a few of them, starting with current Youtube darling Hello Neighbor. What was there to expect, no clue since would be my first time playing the game. Well let’s dig into the hands-on shall we while I was at PAX South 2017!

Dreadnought – PAX South Hands-On

Everyone has their captain fantasy.” That’s what Greybox ‘s Mike Donatelli told me as we were waiting to play the current PS4 build. He’s not wrong. Whether it be Kirk, Harrington, Raddus, Adama, or Janeway, there’s nearly always someone whose boots we’ve dreamed of stepping into and shouting “Fire Everything!” Dreadnought aims to give us those dreams.

PAX South Day Two Wrap-Up

I might have overdone the walking on Day One of the show. Putting eight and a half miles on my Reeboks while trying to recover from a plantar fasciitis injury suffered while running last fall was probably not one of my better ideas. Don’t feel too badly for me though, for I am still at PAX, and Day Two was still filled with some amazing highlights.

Semispheres – PAX South Hands-On

Semispheres, a twin-stick, meditative puzzle game, exists to give you those Aha! moments that puzzle gamers find deeply satisfying.

Lightspeed Frontier – Hands-On From PAX South

The space flight genre has experienced something of a renaissance in the past couple of years. At PAX South, one of the exciting new games on exhibit was Lightspeed Frontier from Riveted Games.

PAX South Day One Wrap-Up

Day One of the PAX (Penny-Arcade) South convention in San Antonio wraps up.

Backlog Burndown #010 – SHMUP To You

Greetings Backloggers! I guess I didn’t learn my lesson from Super Thunder Blade, because up next on the list was another SEGA classic: Bio-Hazard Battle.

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