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PAX 2014: Nintendo shows up big with Hyrule Warriors and Super Smash Bros.

Nintendo will be just fine. I say this having not played any of its games at PAX Prime 2014. The only thing I have to go on is their slate of games scheduled to release between now and 2015 and the fact every Nintendo station at PAX had a crowd each time I walked by. more »

PAX 2014: Can Evolve live up to expectations?

Evolve might be this year’s Titanfall. It looks and plays great. It has a fantastic multiplayer premise. I won’t deny I had a blast playing as the Goliath and decimating the other four Hunters at PAX Prime 2014. Yet the thought that Evolve can’t hold players’ attention for very long after its release was a more »

PAX 2014: Tales from the Borderlands might be Telltale Games’ best yet

It couldn’t have been more than 30 seconds into the playable demo when I realized Tales from the Borderlands might blow away all of Telltale Games’ previous adventure games. Yes, I said it. The introduction to the new episodic series at PAX Prime 2014 hit hard and fast with humor and action. It looks every bit more »

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PAX 2014: Galak-Z combines rogue-like with 80s sci-fi anime shmup

17-Bit Studios’ follow up to the highly regarded strategy role-playing game, Skulls of the Shogun, taps into 80s childhoods with its new sci-fi anime-inspired shooter, Galak-Z. The premise couldn’t be any more in my wheelhouse. I grew up on Star Blazers, Voltron, and Macross (Robotech). These shows were my introduction to love, war, sacrifice, betrayal, more »

PAX 2014: New 100-plus card expansion is in the works for Hearthstone

Curse of Naxxramas was a fun romp in Hearthstone, but a large amount of players would like to get cards the old-fashioned way: paying for them. At PAX 2014, Blizzard revealed its next expansion for Hearthstone will be larger and more traditional than Naxxramas. Game Director Eric Dodds told Joystiq a pack-based expansion with over more »

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Touhou Project move Gensokyo to PS4, Vita

Sony Computer Entertainment Japan Asia (SCEJA) is taking steps to encourage indie game development for the PS4 and Vita systems, and they’re starting with the Touhou Project. SCEJA and Zun, the creator of the Touhou Project, announced Monday, September 1, 2014 that they are collaborating on a new project to bring Touhou fan works to more »

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PAX 2014: Assassin’s Creed Rogue breathes new life into the old formula

Hey video game players. It’s okay if you go ahead and play Assassin’s Creed Rogue when it comes out. No seriously, you don’t need to wait for some port to PlayStation 4 or Xbox One that may or may not ever happen. I’m actually hoping it doesn’t. Give your PS3 and Xbox 360 a good more »

PAX 2014: Chariot will test relationships in a good way

Every year people expect to be blown away by the latest and greatest games at events. PAX Prime 2014 is a different type of expo that places equal importance on indie gaming. Sometimes a game comes out of nowhere and surprises people. Frima Studios’ Chariot was one of those games. Chariot is a puzzle platformer more »

Square Enix bringing Dragon Quest to the perfect platform

Yeah, so, I like Dragon Quest a lot. Sometimes it’s hard to tell is Square Enix does too. On one hand, we got a weird-but-somehow-still-fun port of Dragon Quest 8 on mobile platforms. On the other, the 3DS has had like 3 awesome Dragon Quest remakes that have yet to leave Japan. Being a fan more »

PAX 2014: Ready at Dawn needs to smooth out The Order: 1886′s round table

It is really hard to describe my very short experience with The Order: 1886. I hoped to be wowed by what I expect will be the PlayStation 4 equivalent to Gears of War. I’m a big fan of third-person cover-based shooters. The Order: 1886 left me a little perplexed. I gain control of Sir Galahad and I’m immediately beset more »

PAX 2014: Bloodborne is the fast-paced Souls game you want

  I didn’t even realize I wanted Bloodborne. I like the Dark Souls series but they’re the type of game that I have to be in the right frame of mind to play. Each time I attempted both Dark Souls games, I gave up too soon. I eventually came back to the first one about a year more »

PAX Prime 2014: Keep it locked for the latest news and info

Developers, publishers, and media are anxiously waiting like it was Christmas Eve for the doors to open at the Washington State Convention Center in the heart of Seattle. Technology Tell’s Gaming Channel will have boots on the ground at PAX Prime 2014 over the four day expo. It is daunting to take in everything but our focus more »