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Introduction

Boston is the largest city in Massachusetts and the capital of the state. Boston is also the largest city in New England and is a major commercial and cultural center. As of 2000, the city's population is 589,141 according to the U.S. Census. Boston is regarded as one of the oldest cities in the United States, and one of the most historic cities in the nation. A number of major events have occurred in Boston including the Boston Tea Party and the Boston Massacre.

In video game culture, Boston is often associated with its sports teams. The Red Sox, Celtics, and Bruins are represented in many sports games as well as the New England Patriots and New England Revolution, who are located in nearby Foxboro, MA.

In 2010, Boston was the home for PAX East. It was announced that PAX East would be in Boston for the next five years.

In 2012, the first Boston Festival of Indie Games was held at MIT's EG&G Education Center. The festival included more than 50 combined video and tabletop games from the Greater Boston Area and surrounding locations like New York and Montreal.

Representations in Games

  • Boston is represented as a scenario in the original SimCity.
  • Boston was one of the settings in Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth, a game based on the works of H.P. Lovecraft.
  • Two venues in Rock Band are located in Boston: Charles Pub and The Establishment. The Establishment's address is listed as 625 Mass Ave in Cambridge, the address of Harmonix's offices.

Gaming Companies in Boston

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