Category Archives: PAX East

PAX East: Harmonix Announces 'Record Run', a Runner that Utilizes Your Library of Music

Harmonix, the creators of Rock Band and Dance Central, first appeared on the iOS scene with the weird video app VidRhythm [Free] and while we thought it was great in our review it wasn’t really a game per se. Today, during Pax East, the announced a new mobile game called Record Run. It’s an endless runner that uses your library of songs. As you’ve probably guessed by now you’ll jump, run and slide to get as far as you can, collecting vinyl records along the way...

Earlier this morning at PAX East, Blizzard announced a new single player campaign for their breakout free-to-play card battler game, Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft. The new mode is called “Curse of Naxxramas" and takes place in an ancient necropolis of the same name. This will be the first bit of single player content for Hearthstone (not counting the game's brief tutorial or practice rounds against the AI)...

PAX East and GDC 2013: That's a Wrap!

It's Monday, we're all back in our respective homes, and have just posted the remainder of the GDC straggler stories. PAX East and GDC were both insanely busy this year, so much so that we found ourselves wondering if we were actually posting too much event coverage. Regardless, good times were had by all, and like every year, it was awesome to see both familiar faces as well as meeting all sorts of new people at GDC. I've said before, and I'll say it again, if you're involved in game development in any way, GDC is an event you need to get to. GDC 2014 will take place from Monday, March 17 to Friday, March 21, 2014... So plan accordingly!..

PAX East: Blizzard Announces 'Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft,' A CCG for PC, Mac, And iPad

This is incredible. Blizzard Entertainment's big game reveal at PAX East is Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft, a free-to-play collectible card game that's coming to PC, Mac, and eventually iPad. Let this one sink in for a moment: Blizzard, the studio behind some of the biggest and greatest PC titles ever, is going to put a game on iPad. Wild!..

That headline is a mouthful, but if you read it you know basically everything you need to know about the next few weeks. Now, let's get into a bit more detail. This year we're once again going to be at GDC, and I'm a bad enough dude to do the ironman competition of back to back conventions so I'll be at PAX East as well the immediate weekend before GDC. If you're a TouchArcade reader, this means starting next Friday-ish you'll be in for a explosion of previews and other news about upcoming games as everyone at these two events show us what they've been up to. For an idea of what that's going to look like, check out our previous GDC coverage. This will be our fifth year at the event, which still seems kind of crazy to me...

One of the (many) cool things about PAX East is that it hasn't been entirely overrun by iOS-related things like GDC and WWDC. I'm not saying that's a bad thing by any means, but it is nice getting a chance to see what the rest of the industry is up to. Anyway, when the Mac App Store launched, we did some barebones coverage of some Mac games, and a few sales. We also made some suggestions that the Mac App Store could serve as a glimpse in to what could potentially be coming to the iOS App Store...

PAX East: 'Galactic Keep: Dice Battles' - New Teaser Trailer & Screenshots

On the first day of PAX East I met with Rob Lemon and the rest of the Gilded Skull game to get a closer look at a fairly functional build of Galactic Keep: Dice Battles. Inspired by table top RPG's, Galactic Keep is set in a sci-fi fantasy universe and as the title would hint, weighs heavily on dice battles amongst the various enemies you come across on your adventure...

PAX East officially came to a close this evening, following three solid days of gaming insanity. The Penny Arcade Expo originally started as a small gaming convention on the west coast in 2004 has grown in to an unstoppable juggernaut that is by far the convention to go to if you're a gamer. The entire event actually has a fairly interesting history behind it, especially considering its meager beginnings with only a few thousand attendees. But, like most things Penny Arcade touches, (such as the Child's Play charity) it's not entirely surprising what a runaway success the event has become...

PAX East started this afternoon, and after crowd surfing my way inside the convention center, I met a bunch of cool people and saw a few neat iPhone games. The craziest thing about PAX, compared to the conventions we usually go to, is that this is a convention for gamers by gamers. GDC, WWDC, and the other events we go to are all a great time, but unless you're a developer, there's not much reason to go. Anyone who likes games of any kind will feel at home at PAX...

TouchArcade at PAX East This Weekend

March 22nd, 2010 4:26 PM EDT by Eli Hodapp in PAX East

Following GDC, the next stop on the TouchArcade summer road trip is PAX East in Boston, MA. I'll be there for the whole weekend, and would love to meet up with any iPhone developers that have anything new, cool, and/or exciting to show me...

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