Tell Us Your PAX Love Stories

Walk around a PAX convention and you’ll see more than just video games: you’ll see tons of bonding. Cosplayers gather together for pictures, developers visit each other’s booths, and, sometimes, even new love blooms. » 3/11/15 1:00pm 3/11/15 1:00pm

Now That's A Disturbing Fighting Game Character

Do attractive female fighting game characters in skimpy outfits bother you? Then meet Killer Instinct's latest combatant, Hisako. You'll like her. She'll break your bones from the inside. » 3/08/15 11:00am 3/08/15 11:00am

Hearthstone's Next Adventure Is Called Blackrock Mountain

Big news for Hearthstone fans out of PAX East already! The card game's getting a new adventure in April called Blackrock Mountain, and it's got five wings, 17 bosses, and 31 cards. » 3/06/15 12:03pm 3/06/15 12:03pm

Indie Dev Cancels PAX East Booth Over Security Concerns

Giant Spacekat, developers of space adventure game Revolution 60, announced this week they cancelled PAX East booth space due to safety concerns. The studio has since spoken with PAX organizers and responded to criticism over the fact that its head of development, Brianna Wu, still deciding to attend PAX East and… » 2/20/15 4:30pm 2/20/15 4:30pm

Wandering The Wyoming Wilderness, Waiting For It To Burn

It's easy to get freaked out on a solo trip through barren wilderness, especially when your job is waiting for it to catch on fire. Here's our first look at Firewatch in action. » 8/30/14 6:30pm 8/30/14 6:30pm

A Behind-The Scenes Look At Kotaku

Have you ever wanted to watch Kotaku talk about Kotaku? "Hell yes!" you say? "I want nothing more in this world," you say? Excellent. Here's a video recording of our panel from PAX East earlier this month. We talk about games, new consoles, and what it's like to work for everyone's favorite video game website. » 4/22/14 12:15pm 4/22/14 12:15pm

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

Forty Minutes Of Star Citizen Combat, Space Walking And Bug Battling

Did you enjoy the look at Chris Roberts' space combat sim Star Citizen in action from PAX East last weekend? Here's all of that, plus so much more. » 4/20/14 7:17pm 4/20/14 7:17pm

Help A Bunny From The Future Become Mayor By Murdering His Enemies

Spoiler: the stupid joke-gimmick glasses I'm wearing at the beginning of this video don't do anything to make Not a Hero look any cooler. That's okay, though. The new over-the-top action game doesn't need help looking cool, because it happens in 2.25D. » 4/18/14 4:30pm 4/18/14 4:30pm

Hyper Light Drifter Is Like A Surreal, Indie Zelda

Hyper Light Drifter, a game we've been psyched about since we first saw it on Kickstarter last year, continues to look great. Here's some new hands-on video, straight out of PAX East 2014. » 4/16/14 12:00pm 4/16/14 12:00pm

It's Like Secret of Mana... As A Dungeon Crawler

Sometimes, you're wandering around PAX East and you find a sweet game that looks like Secret of Mana, so you've gotta check it out. This is Wayward Souls, the next game from the folks at Rocketcat (Mage Gauntlet, Punch Quest). It's out for iOS on April 24, and it looks legit. Hands-on impressions above. » 4/15/14 3:00pm 4/15/14 3:00pm

Evolve Is One Of The Best Games We Saw At PAX

At PAX East last weekend, Team Kotaku went and played Evolve, the upcoming co-op shooter that pits a group of four hunters against one vicious monster. Yesterday, we talked about it. Here's that conversation. » 4/15/14 10:00am 4/15/14 10:00am

A Closer Look At One Of The Prettiest Dungeon Crawlers Out There

Straight out of PAX East 2014, here's Below, a serene dungeon crawler from Capy, the company behind Clash of Heroes and Sword & Sworcery. It's hard to capture just how pretty this game really is, but we did what we could. » 4/14/14 2:02pm 4/14/14 2:02pm

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

Here's What PAX East 2014 Looks Like

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

Come See Kotaku At PAX East

Dear friends, frenemies, straight-up bad guys, and anyone else who reads Kotaku—if you are headed to Boston for PAX East next month, be sure to catch our panel: Kotaku's Incredible Fantastic Panel Extravaganza XVIII-2. » 3/13/14 10:20am 3/13/14 10:20am