Was PAX East's Diversity Lounge A Success? I Asked People Who Went

Ubiquitous webcomic Penny Arcade's taken some rather poor stances on diversity in the past, leading some people (myself included) to avoid PAX altogether for the time being. However, PA is at least attempting to clean up its act, starting with a "Diversity Lounge" that debuted at PAX East. But did it help? Or did it… » 4/21/14 6:29pm 4/21/14 6:29pm

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 4/12/14 10:31am

Get A Behind-The-Scenes Look At Kotaku

The full force of Kotaku NYC (some of whom are too busy playing Threes on their respective devices in this picture here) will be headed to Boston this weekend for PAX East for fun game things, reporting things, and hanging out things. But we'll also be hosting a panel on Friday morning. It's called Kotaku's Incredible… » 4/09/14 11:00am 4/09/14 11:00am

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