Friday, April 6, 2012

PAX East 2012 Day 1 Synopsis

Well, after a long unfortunate drive up to Boston, we finally faced the first full day of PAX East.  Now, I don't have much time to post readily here on the site this weekend, so I continue to recommend looking at our twitter feed for more timely updates on the event.

But, for those of you who prefer to see things on blog posts and want to know what we'll be showing online in the coming weeks, here is a brief list.

The show began with my presence at the NWR Connectivity Jeopardy panel, in which I placed second.  It seems my knowledge of Resident Evil games helped me out with that, but the victor had a much better Penny-Arcade knowledge.  I will not be at tomorrow's Radio Free Nintendo panel, but I recommend it.  Those guys are pretty awesome.

We were unable to get into the Main Hall for the Penny-Arcade Q&A, but we were able to drop by Merman Theater, where we watched it broadcasted.  It still amazes me how much love is at this expo and between all PAX-goers.

From Sega's booth, we got to try out Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode II and found it to be much improved over the first episode.  We even have an interview to post in the near future.  We also got to try out Arkedo's Hell Yeah! which was pretty boss and diabolically cute.

At Nintendo's booth, we struggled to scan AR cards from Kid Icarus: Uprising, though we did get a pack of Series 1 cards to take away.  Also, Mario Tennis Open was pretty good; its Mario Classic mode is pretty neat (and you'll agree when you see it).

We got to speak with Antichamber-creator Alexander Bruce, so expect something from that game when we emerge from Boston next week.  We also got to look around at the immense lines over at any 2K Games showing that was there (and don't forget the Assassin's Creed 3 or Aliens: Colonial Marines line, phew!).

The last thing that comes to mind is the Precipice of Darkness 3 panel, which proved to be very insightful and delightfully humorous, too.  Those guys have some skill, let me tell you.  We may have some tidbits of that panel up on the net at some point, too.

Okay, my leg is falling asleep.  That's the sign to stop for tonight.

Time to watch Adventure Time!

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