PAX East 2014: The Best and Worst of PAX

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The Decline of Split Screen Coop

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Top Ten Video Game Weapons

Executive Producer: Jake Smith
Writer: Jon Huckaba
Editor: Kyle Lippold
Voice Work: Katie Stull

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PAX East 2014: Day 3 in Review

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The last day of PAX is always a good one.  Friday is a lot of announcements, Saturday is just absolutely insane with how many people are there and more announcements but Sunday generally is a little more chill.  When I say a little more chill, I mean it is not chill at all, but it isn’t absolute insanity, just almost absolute insanity.  There was still a lot to do that I hadn’t gotten to do on the first 2 days… like use a Steam controller and Steam box!

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Team Meat was demo’ing their new game “Mewgenics” this year with the Steam controller.  I have to say it was a really cool experience!  The controller’s controversial pads (or whatever you call those things) worked pretty well!  I ran into a few issues with them but once I got the hang of them it worked perfectly...

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PAX East 2014: The Behemoth on Battleblock Theatre and More

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Jake Smith

Today I got to sit down with the makers of popular games like Castle Crashers, Alien Hominid and more recently Battleblock Theatre.  The company announced 2 new subdivisions as well as some other stuff that I will be reporting on!  First of all though, lets take a look at their booth (which was quite popular)

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The Behemoth’s booth was crazy popular this weekend.  It featured all three of their titles except in a unique format.  Behemoth said that they love focusing on the cooperative style of their games.  They like how much playing with friends changes the experience.  You can play Castle Crashers by yourself, but as soon as you add some friends the entire experience changes.  That lead them to build all of their games into 100% authentic arcade machines.

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PAX East 2014: 2K Games with Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel

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Jake Smith

Wait… what?  The pre-sequel?  That doesn’t make any sense.  WELL TOO BAD! IT DOES BECAUSE THIS IS BORDERLANDS!  Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel is definitely a Borderlands game.  No ground-breaking new mechanics, no new art style but the same gameplay that we all have come to know and love.  There are some changes to the environment, the characters and the guns but not to the comedy!

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Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel takes place in between Borderlands 1 and 2, which somehow makes the name make sense.  The playable character that they operated under in the demo that was screened publicly (once again no pictures were allowed sadly) was named Athena.  We will go more into the characters later though.  The game definitely looks and feels like a Borderlands game though...

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PAX East 2014: 2K Games with Evolve

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Jake Smith

2K Games is going big this year with not only 1 major title, but 2.  This article is going to focus on the game Evolve.  2K Games did not allow photos to be taken inside of their booths so these outside shots will have to do.  This is one of the, if not the most popular title at PAX this year.  Everyone has been going nuts about this game so here I am with a review of the time I spent with it.

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All of those people?  Yeah, they were in line to try Evolve.  Evolve is a 4 versus 1 shooter that is focused on teamwork and competition.  How does a 4v1 make sense you ask?  To put it plainly… here is a picture of the 1.

IMG_3410The one person is playing as “The Monster” while the other 4 players are just normal humans.  The goal of the game is to kill the opposing team/monster...

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PAX East 2014: Day 1 in Review

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Jake Smith

I can honestly say I didn’t know what to expect out of PAX since I have never been to PAX before.  I do have to say that I was the pleasantly, amazingly, and awe-inspired, version of surprised.  I knew that this was going to be huge because its PAX, but I didn’t know that it was going to be this big.  There were so many people, so many games, so many tournaments and so much of everything.  It is hard to believe that there are still two more days left of this amazing event.

The sheer spectacle of the event is astonishing.  Primarily in the triple A games’ booths, they have so much to look at.  I didn’t even need to play some of the games and I was still impressed by their booth.  2K Games took the cake this year with their Borderlands and Evolve booth.

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PAX East 2014: Blizzard on Heroes of the Storm and World of Warcraft

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Jake Smith

Today was the first day of PAX East and one of the first booths I went to was the blizzard booth.  I was super excited to see what Blizzard was showing about Heroes of the Storm (you can see my most anticipated here!).  Little did I know, they also had a playable demo of World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor along with all of their other games.  There was a small Diablo area, a couple tablets with Hearthstone on them (apologies for no picture), about 20 computers with Heroes of the Storm on them and quite a few computers with Warlords of Draenor on them!

IMG_3403Some of the great features that I got to mess with in Warlords of Draenor were;

  • Checking out the new number crunch: To combat the crazy levels of damage and scaling on stats for gear, Blizzard said that they were going to...
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