There were quite a few brand new IPs being presented at PAX West this year, but not many from the bigger studios. Most of them had new titles of their popular IPs, but THQ Nordic had something entirely new at their booth, Biomutant. While I was scheduling my appointments for PAX this trailer came up in my email. . .
I game and travel—A LOT. I also stream, host events, and (if I can’t sleep) game in bed. So, it’s important to me have a headset that is comfortable, reliable, and produces high quality sound so I can hear everything going on in my games. The HyperX Cloud Alpha Pro Gaming Headset was released at the end of September, but before it was, I got a hands-on—or rather, head-on—preview of it. I can tell ...[Read More]
The Total War series has always been a series that has been on my radar, appealing to my interest in games like Civilization, Age of Empires, and Warcraft. Though still very much about war, it seemed like they were on a smaller scale in terms of the world, but a bigger scale when it came to the battles. This approach seemed to allow for being able to dig deeper into the conflict, resulting in a mu...[Read More]
Cappy has captured our hearts and Super Mario Odyssey has proven to be a show stopper at PAX West! With Super Mario Odyssey being one of the most highly anticipated games of 2017, it’s no secret that I was dying to get my hands on it at PAX West. I don’t think there was any other game on the show floor that I was more looking forward to or more excited to play than Super Mario Odyssey. Because of ...[Read More]
Penny Arcade and ReedPOP have done it again! PAX West 2017 is a wrap and our Marooners’ Rock team has finally gotten a chance to cool down and come back to reality. PAX West – formerly known as PAX Prime – is arguably one of the best gaming conventions each year and is an event that everyone with a love of gaming should experience at some point in their life. This four-day weekend event takes plac...[Read More]
For the past few years, Monster Hunter fans have mostly had to make their hunts on the 3DS. They are amazing games and they really push the 3DS to create some of the best titles on the system. I doubt I’m alone in the desire for a new console release of this dinosaur toppling, dragon capturing, weapon crafting grindfest of a franchise. Then Monster Hunter World was announced and it looked like it ...[Read More]
Though I had an amazing time overall at PAX West 2017, there were a few stand out moments. This is one of them. I had the privilege to sit down with Goichi Suda, also known as Suda 51 and for his unique design style in games like No More Heroes 1 and 2, Let It Die, and Lollipop Chainsaw. He is revisiting the No More Heroes series and Travis Touchdown with Travis Strikes Again, which is currently i...[Read More]
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During a live podcast at Pax West earlier this week, Xbox’s Major Nelson and Windows and Xbox’ s Platform Head Mike Ybarra discussed some of the latest features coming to the Xbox One user interface within upcoming months. Xbox Insiders will have the chance to work out any kinks or bugs in the software before it launches for all Xbox Live users.
Launching in October 2017 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Steam, “Aberration” will be the second Expansion Pack for ARK: Survival Evolved, joining the desert-themed Scorched Earth map in continuing to shed light onto the vast mysteries of ARK! This new adventure will place survivors on a damaged ARK whose internal atmosphere has leaked away, resulting in a harsh surface with intense radiation and a...[Read More]
Headup Games and Pixel Perfex has announced the game Earth Atlantis, coming this fall. What is this game you ask? The new action-filled title for Nintendo Switch is set in a post-apocalyptic world where a climate shift has struck the earth and marked civilization’s downfall. With most of the land now being completely flooded, life is only possible beneath the ocean. Mankind’s main capitals a...[Read More]
There’s no way to ease into this, folks: Indie MEGABOOTH, in conjunction with the hit game Exploding Kittens and MEOW Cat Rescue, will be hosting a “Non-Exploding Kitten Room” for PAX West attendees who simply don’t have enough contact with cuddly murder machines in their daily lives.