PAX East 2010

On Saturday, I got to hit the expo floor first thing in the morning.  I was apparently mistaken.  I thought Max Payne 3, Metroid: Other M, Super Meat Boy and Natal would be there, but they were not.  Crackdown 2 was there, but it was just the multiplayer (team deathmatch), so I skipped over it.  I'm way more excited to play co-op than multiplayer.  I did get a chance to check out Breach and Monday Night Combat.  Both coming to XBLA this summer, I believe.  Monday Night Combat is a bit like Team Fortress 2, mixed with DOTA and looks promising.  Breach still has a way to go in terms of the way it controls, but it's graphically impressive and the destructibility of the environments is paralleled only by Bad Company 2.  I also got a half-hour to check out Mafia II.  It's better than the Godfather games, but not on par with the Grand Theft Auto series yet.  I can confirm that there are issues of Playboy scattered about, and yes, they feel extremely out of place.  The driving, however, is just the way I like it.
I got to attend the following panels on Saturday:

  • Kotaku and Croal:  In Search of the Best Games Ever
  • Hal Halpin and Adam Sessler Talking Games
  • Get Ready for Love:  The Joystiq Podcast Live!
 
On Sunday, I got to check out Red Dead Redemption (and got a shirt and poster!).  The game controls very similar to GTA IV, with the addition of "Dead Aim", a variation on bullet time.  I got to ride around on the horse for a bit and play through the demo mission that was available.  If this game wasn't on my radar before, it certainly is now.  I also got to meet Arthur Gies (Rebel FM, IGN) and Ryan Scott (Geekbox, Gamespy) and had a word with Gerstmann.
I attended the following panels on Sunday.
  • X-Play Live with Adam Sessler & Morgan Webb
  • Sequelitis Snake Oil with Gerstmann, Grant, Levine, Avellone, Teasdale
  • Closing Ceremony  (the final Omegathon round was pretty epic)
 
This was my first video game convention and I had a great time at PAX East 2010.  I could think of a better way to spend my birthday weekend.  I'm glad that they're moving it to a bigger location next year and I'll definitely be picking up tickets for PAX East 2011.  Hopefully they'll be on sale next month again.
 
Now back to Mass Effect 2!
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Posted by MGSolid86

On Saturday, I got to hit the expo floor first thing in the morning.  I was apparently mistaken.  I thought Max Payne 3, Metroid: Other M, Super Meat Boy and Natal would be there, but they were not.  Crackdown 2 was there, but it was just the multiplayer (team deathmatch), so I skipped over it.  I'm way more excited to play co-op than multiplayer.  I did get a chance to check out Breach and Monday Night Combat.  Both coming to XBLA this summer, I believe.  Monday Night Combat is a bit like Team Fortress 2, mixed with DOTA and looks promising.  Breach still has a way to go in terms of the way it controls, but it's graphically impressive and the destructibility of the environments is paralleled only by Bad Company 2.  I also got a half-hour to check out Mafia II.  It's better than the Godfather games, but not on par with the Grand Theft Auto series yet.  I can confirm that there are issues of Playboy scattered about, and yes, they feel extremely out of place.  The driving, however, is just the way I like it.
I got to attend the following panels on Saturday:

  • Kotaku and Croal:  In Search of the Best Games Ever
  • Hal Halpin and Adam Sessler Talking Games
  • Get Ready for Love:  The Joystiq Podcast Live!
 
On Sunday, I got to check out Red Dead Redemption (and got a shirt and poster!).  The game controls very similar to GTA IV, with the addition of "Dead Aim", a variation on bullet time.  I got to ride around on the horse for a bit and play through the demo mission that was available.  If this game wasn't on my radar before, it certainly is now.  I also got to meet Arthur Gies (Rebel FM, IGN) and Ryan Scott (Geekbox, Gamespy) and had a word with Gerstmann.
I attended the following panels on Sunday.
  • X-Play Live with Adam Sessler & Morgan Webb
  • Sequelitis Snake Oil with Gerstmann, Grant, Levine, Avellone, Teasdale
  • Closing Ceremony  (the final Omegathon round was pretty epic)
 
This was my first video game convention and I had a great time at PAX East 2010.  I could think of a better way to spend my birthday weekend.  I'm glad that they're moving it to a bigger location next year and I'll definitely be picking up tickets for PAX East 2011.  Hopefully they'll be on sale next month again.
 
Now back to Mass Effect 2!