Why I Didn't Attend PAX This Weekend

PAX is a behemoth. A monolith. It's nearly outgrown the ubiquitous webcomic that spawned it. It's an incredibly popular event, where tens of thousands of video game fans come together to celebrate their favorite pastime. But I think the convention still has a lot more growing to do, and in some ways is growing in the… » 4/12/14 10:31am Saturday 10:31am

Lots Of Horrible Things Are Out To Get You In The Evil Within

With PAX East just days away, Bethesda has given us all a fresh dose of things to be terrified of with a new gameplay trailer for The Evil Within, the upcoming survival horror game being made by one of the great minds behind Resident Evil. The game launches August 26 in North America and August 29 in Europe for the… » 4/09/14 10:12am 4/09/14 10:12am

Transistor Is The Sexiest Game I Played At PAX East

Transistor—Supergiant Games' latest project since their incredibly compelling Bastion—is a sexy game. Not because there's any actual sex (or at least none that I know of!). And not because of any of the other traditional definitions of the word. This isn't a typical kind of sexiness where short skirts and muscular men… » 3/25/13 1:30pm 3/25/13 1:30pm

Here, Have Some Rare Borderlands 2 Loot

There were plenty of delicious Borderlands announcements at PAX East today, but those who weren't present for the revelry may be feeling left out. Thus, a treat is in order! Gearbox was apparently handing out SHiFT codes, which give players access to special golden keys. Predictably, golden keys open golden loot… » 3/24/13 7:00pm 3/24/13 7:00pm

Halo 4 Will Soon Get Its Own 'Forge Island,' Plus Other Tweaks

343 Industries announced during a PAX East panel yesterday that Halo 4 will soon get its own version of Halo: Reach's Forge World map (pictured above), a feature that has been missed since 4 launched. Called "Forge Island" and releasing for free on April 11, the map will provide a series of open spaces in which Halo 4 » 3/24/13 4:00pm 3/24/13 4:00pm

Nintendo's Efforts To Explain The Wii U Just Took A Turn For The Absurd

It's no secret that Nintendo has had a major problem marketing the Wii U. Most non-gamers (and even some gamers) I speak with have no idea that it even exists. Even Jimmy Fallon couldn't quite figure it out—and he was supposed to be showing it off that night. » 3/24/13 3:00pm 3/24/13 3:00pm