PAX East 12

As we sat down for the Aliens: Colonial Marines presentation, the writer of the game told us something surprising. He talked about how the game is considered canon, and what a daunting task it was to write a part of such an iconic series. I don’t think he’s seen the last five or six Alien films. READ MORE

To me, melee attacks are always the most satisfying way to end someone in an online game. Nothing feels better than having thousands of dollars worth of high-tech weaponry at your disposal and still choosing to take somebody’s life with your bare hands. Thankfully, Paradox Interactive is giving us a whole team-based combat game built around melee combat. READ MORE

In 2010, Jerry of Penny Arcade announced we would not be seeing a third chapter in the Penny Arcade Adventures series. Considering what a fun and fresh take the first two were with their RPG and adventure game trappings, I was really disappointed by this news. Tycho (Jerry) started to continue the On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness story in prose on the PA website, but it just wasn’t the same. Thankfully Zeboyd Games, creator of Cthulhu Saves the World, has stepped in. READ MORE

Snapshot is a game that’s been shown off a lot of places for a long time. Sadly, this is often the case with indie titles that are just waiting for a publisher to reach a wider audience. Luckily, it’s finally hitting Steam in the next few months, followed (hopefully) by a PSN release this fall. READ MORE

At first glance, A Valley Without Wind isn’t much to look at. It looks like a competent Metroidvania at best and a Terraria knock-off at worst. But once you sit down with it, A Valley Without Wind opens up to be so much more than your usual action-RPG. READ MORE

Walking the PAX floor is always a wonderful-yet-confusing experience for me. While great indie titles have no lines, PAX-goers queue around the block at booths big enough to obscure the sun for games they’ll be able to play in a month. One such title I was able to waddle up to and play almost immediately was They Bleed Pixels. READ MORE

Matthew Jay talked to the Keith Apicary, the one and only YouTube alter ego, at PAX East. Well, near PAX East. Watch the video for the story behind his 45 minutes of being allowed in the building, his plans for KAX (the Keith Apicary Expo) and more.