Mike Fahey and I (not pictured above) went to Boston last weekend to cover PAX East. More than 15 new game previews a chat with PAX's founders (pictured above!) and several adventures later, this is everything we did....
Halfbrick Studio's early 2010 Xbox Live Arcade Game Raskulls looks and plays like the kind of old-school platformer that surely someone must have thought of years ago.
In 2002, Andrew Lum strapped a TV to his chest, a GameCube to his belt and crashed Sony parties. He was paid to do this, but, really, Andrew Lum loves Nintendo. Today, he's making a Nintendo game.
At PAX East, geek hero Wil Wheaton decided to check which generations the thousands of people attending his keynote were from by testing some gaming one-liners. People roared for each one.
Come hear the tale of how one video game journalist, driven by the love of the Slurpee, overcame tremendous odds to travel one and a half blocks in two hours.
A brief hands-on with upcoming Xbox Live Arcade air combat game Snoopy Flying Ace at PAX East made me realize how badly I missed playing Crimson Skies: High Road to Revenge.
For Dead Space 2 executive producer Steve Papoutsis, PAX East was an amazing opportunity to connect with the fans that could keep the franchise going for "eight billion years."
This past weekend, N'Gai Croal and I launched an idea two years in the making: The Best Method Of All Time For Selecting The 10 Best Video Games Of All Time. Or, as we more humbly call it: Canon Fodder.
Ska Studios' The Dishwasher returns in Vampire Smile, and he's not alone, as his previously dead sister Yuki takes up arms against an army of twisted enemies, Machine Girl style.
In our svelte final PAX East cosplay gallery, we bring you the few, the proud, the amazingly-tall Bayonetta, the ex-Kotaku-editor-masquerading-as-a-cosplayer and the Ghostbusters (can you guess who there are protecting us from?)
I ended my tour of PAX East 2010 with two games vying for the title of Stephen's Favorite New Game At The Show. This was one of them.
Damn you Andrew Ryan! As seen in my carry-on luggage, which Logan Airport security looked at for a very long time.
Lurking deep within the darkened Bring Your Own PC room at PAX East, the pixel Black Mage case mod waits, lightning wand in hand, for the right moment to strike.
This is Grapple Buggy, shown here in Boston at PAX East by Nathan Fouts, the almost-solo developer behind Xbox Live Indie game Weapon of Choice. You can tell which classic Nintendo Entertainment System games he loves.
On the third floor of the Hynes Convention Center in Boston, visitors to the Penny Arcade Expo East get to visit an actual arcade, filled with free-to-play arcade cabinets and pinball machines, just like mother used to make.
When last I left Shank, it was PAX West 2009. Six months later I got my hands on a whole new, platform-heavy level and word from Klei Entertainment's Jamie Cheng on quality versus quantity.
Jacob Minkoff, game designer at Uncharted 2 development studio Naughty Dog and one of the main people behind the game's train sequence, sports the company logo on his back.
Kotaku previewed new Xbox Live Arcade exclusive Hydrophobia this weekend. The game has some rough spots, but to help you understand this game's potential check out its water effects in this official trailer.
We promised you more cosplay for the second day of PAX East, and we have delivered! Check out today's gallery for more Pokémon, Mario, Final Fantasy XIII, Fallout, The World Ends With You, and this uncanny Jerry Holkins cosplay.