This is it folks! The PAX East 2020 recap episode. We break down our favorites with special guest Matthew Adler. It’s Matt’s first show and he discusses his overall experience. We get into all that, our top picks of the show and why we all need an extra two days in Boston.
Our Superbowl of video games, PAX East 2020, has come and gone. It’s always a wild ride and this year even more so. Me and Dan are back home and back to the old routine. We’re working through all the games we are, preparing preview articles and gearing up for a PAX East recap megashow.
Possibly the best PAX we’ve ever been to overall. Look forward to all our coverage soon and our new episode soon.
It’s day 3 and boy is it a cold one. We’re still in here though. Saturday is always the most hectic but it’s the most fun in our opinion. Everything has settled in, the cosplayers are in full force, and the fans are hungry to play the new games on display. Some notable mentioned this far are Cloudpunk, where a narrative adventure unfolds and you taxi people around a dystopian cyberpunk city, Rising Hell, where crunching metal riffs and pixelated hellscapes are the backdrop for your ascent into a gauntlet of enemies, and Retromania Wrestling, a spiritual successor to the arcade classic Wrestlefest. All in all, lots of great games on display. Day 3 down and one more to go.
PAX Day 2 has ended and we have survived the day. We’ve surveyed the floor and found some hidden gems between all the booths. The crowds are bigger today. The devs are even more energized and the fans are hungry for all the gaming goodness. We scoped out some indie booths and got some really great demos and we can’t wait to talk about it on the show. Here’s to the next two days.
Amid fears of infection from the coronavirus, Sony backs out of PAX East and GDC and Square-Enix backs out their Japanese staff from PAX. It’s gonna be weird not seeing Sony at the show. Also in the news, more patents from Sony and Atlus says if fans want Persona on Switch, keep asking and ye shall receive. So check out all our pre-pax talk and on more on episode 207 of Rated G for Gamers.
Dicey Dungeons, the new game from VVVVVV creator Terry Cavanagh, was a unique game that stood out at PAX East this year. What started out as a HTML5 browser game has turned into a fleshed out roguelike dungeon crawler.
With art by Marlowe Dobbe and music by Chipzel, Dicey Dungeons’ style really shines. The game plays out like a game show where your character, an adventurer turned into an anthropomorphic die. You descend down six levels, each with stronger enemies and more complex level layouts all culminating in a boss battle at the bottom. Enemies are varied in their design, from wizards and space marines to snowmen and vacuums, each with their own distinct gameplay mechanics. Continue reading “Dicey Dungeons Preview”
Dan and Dave have finished the 4 day game extravaganza known as PAX East. This year was exceptional to say the least. We’ve got coverage on all the games, all the panels, all the Borderlands 3 news and oh so much more. Join Dan and Dave as they breakdown the highlights of the show. Also, don’t forget to enter our April giveaway on Twitter. We are giving one lucky fan a copy of Shantae on Switch. Good luck and keep gaming.
Wan Hazmer, Lead Game Designer on Final Fantasy XV and Daim Dziauddin, concept artist of Street Fighter V, founded their own studio and had a vision and that vision is No Straight Roads. A 3D action game in the vein of Devil May Cry and Nier: Automata where a rock/edm music motif takes center stage. Continue reading “No Straight Roads Preview”
Katana Zero came out of almost nowhere dropping their trailer in a recent Nintendo Direct. This Switch console exclusive, also coming to PC, puts you in control of a ninja/samurai who is tasked with various assassination missions. With a slick neo-noir, 80s synthwave visual and audio aesthetic, Katana Zero stood out among the games presented at PAX East 2019. Continue reading “Katana Zero Preview”
While we we’re at PAX East, the gaming world didn’t stop. Who’d of thunk? Upon return, we get into all sorts of news. PS5 leaks, Apple’s foray into a gaming, EA’s massive layoffs and Sega finally wises up and decides to make their own Genesis console. That and we get some more news about Avengers: Endgame on episode 157 of Rated G for Gamers.