At PAX West last week, we recorded the first-ever LIVE episode of Kotaku Splitscreen. And now you can listen to it, even if you weren’t there.
PAX West was a wailing stampede of video games large and small. It’s impossible for a single person to play everything there. That said, I did go hands-on with a bunch of indie games and happened upon some very pleasant surprises. Here are a few of the best.
As of Sunday afternoon, the SNES Classic at Nintendo’s PAX booth remains safely behind glass. Note that it has once more been rearranged compared with yesterday and Friday, which raises further questions about the ease with which the case can be opened. We will continue to monitor the situation as it develops.
One day in, the SNES Classic at Nintendo’s PAX booth remains safe and secure. The controllers and information card have switched places since yesterday, however, indicating that someone opened the case and rearranged its contents. We will continue to keep you posted on this situation as it develops.
Hey PAX-goers: don’t miss Kotaku Splitscreen Live, tonight at 8pm in the Sasquatch Theater (Sheraton Hotel, second floor). We’ll be taking questions, giving away signed copies of my book, and generally having a good ol’ time. If you’re not at PAX, look for the episode on iTunes next week!
As of this morning, no one has attempted to break the glass and make off with the SNES Classic at Nintendo’s PAX booth. We will keep you updated as the situation develops.
On September 1, the PAX West convention will blossom like a great big fandom flower in the heart of downtown Seattle. Kotaku, of course, will be there.
We’re at PAX East—well, some of us and a lot of you! Kotaku reporters are in Boston to play some video games. Bonus points if you can find Waldo in this shot.
The cosplay convention circuit is back in action for 2017, and our first coverage for the year comes from PAX South, which was held in San Antonio between January 27-29. There was some real good stuff on show.
Echo was a standout at the PAX Indie Megabooth last weekend. The concept is very cool: You have to infiltrate and explore a futuristic techno-palace. Every so often, the whole place reboots and goes dark. With each reboot, your past playthroughs “echo” as AIs that try to take you down using whatever tactics you used…
You’ve gotta wonder how much it cost to make Noctis’s hair. I mean, look at it. It’s a tangled black crown of spikes that sometimes seems to have a will of its own, its strands flowing like octopus tentacles every time Noctis moves. How many animators did Square Enix hire just for those sweet locks?
Arriving on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC on October 11, Duke Nukem 3D: 20th Anniversary Edition World Tour reunites some of the original game’s creators to add a new eight-level chapter to the 1996 classic.
Blizzard’s cross-promotion between Overwatch and Uber for PAX East ran into problems last night, when Soldier: 76's Ford F650 Supertruck took out the side of a passenger vehicle. Gearbox CEO Randy Pitchford was on the scene.
It may not be the biggest PAX show on Earth for video games, but PAX South is one hell of a cosplay convention.
It’s hot. It was raining ten minutes ago and I’ve just returned from touching up my smudged makeup in the bathroom — only to start sweating it off again the minute I get outside. I’m waiting for my friend who has spent the whole morning applying her full body paint, only now arriving at the convention at 2pm. She’ll…
We Are Chicago was hardly the best game I played at PAX, one of gaming’s biggest gaming conventions, last month. It was rough and unfinished. My wife, at another demo station, barely got through it. In trying to depict life on the Windy City’s troubled South Side, it’s not trying to be fun, but it has to be interesting…
The Pokémon Company, the business devoted entirely to managing all things Pokémon, has filed one hell of a lawsuit against the organisers of a PAX party that had been scheduled to go down last week.
Is there someone behind me?
Thanks for my new album cover, Oculus Touch. (It was incredible, by the way. Holy cow.)
At PAX Prime in Seattle, Bethesda’s set up a nice little collection of booths; there’s one for each of the big games they’re showing here. The Dishonored booth stands out as an unusually posh exhibit on an otherwise crowded and jumbled show floor.