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The Best Games From PAX East 2023

While Resident Evil 4 Remake was coming out in late March, our team attended PAX East 2023 and checked out all sorts of games at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. After getting some hands-…

April 6, 2023 | 12:00 EDT

Key art of Trinity Fusion with all three player characters in a void-like backdrop

PAX East 2023: Trinity Fusion Preview

Trinity Fusion is an upcoming rogue-lite action platformer from Angry Mob Games that I was able to play at PAX East 2023. After a 45-minute session, I felt the hooks of the genre’s live-die-repeat…

April 5, 2023 | 11:00 EDT

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PAX East 2023: Mythwrecked Preview

From Age of Mythology to Hades and Titan Quest, Greek mythology has a rich and storied history as inspiration for a plethora of video games. And now, Polygon Treehouse and Whitethorn Games are…

April 4, 2023 | 12:00 EDT

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PAX East 2023: Cuisineer Preview

I didn’t know much about Cuisineer when I went to play the demo from BattleBrew Productions at Xseed’s booth at PAX East 2023, other than the game was about cooking. Plus it looked pretty cute! So, I…

April 4, 2023 | 11:00 EDT

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PAX East 2023: Undisputed Preview

Considering all of the sports games that come out each year, from football to hockey to minigolf and racing, it’s actually pretty surprising that there hasn’t been a real boxing game released in over…

April 4, 2023 | 10:00 EDT

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PAX East 2023: Sucker for Love: Date To Die For Preview

As someone who identifies as asexual, let me tell you - representation is rough out there. Every time I find an asexual (ace) character in a game or series, I’m absolutely over the moon. There’s…

April 2, 2023 | 11:30 EDT

Animal Well key art featuring a kangaroo in a dark forest.

PAX East 2023: Animal Well Preview

Internet personality videogamedunkey made headlines a while back when he announced the creation of Bigmode Games, his own game publishing imprint drawing on years of personal experience. The imprint’…

April 2, 2023 | 11:00 EDT

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PAX East 2023: Wayfinder Preview

Traditionally, when people talk about wayfinding as a practice, they’re referring to how people find themselves in their physical space and navigate from place to place. This includes using tools…

April 2, 2023 | 12:00 EDT

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PAX East 2023: Trails into Reverie Preview

I should preface this by saying I’m already a huge Legend of Heroes: Trails fan. It’s my favorite video game series, and Trails in the Sky FC and SC are my favorite video game ever. The rocky…

March 31, 2023 | 11:00 EDT

Key art for WrestleQuest depicting Muchacho Man front and center.

PAX East 2023: WrestleQuest Preview

This past weekend at PAX East I was able to play a hands-on demo of WrestleQuest, an upcoming wrestling themed RPG from Mega Cat Studios and published by Skybound Games. The passion for the fandom of…

March 30, 2023 | 11:00 EDT

The player character waters their crops in the field in Go-Go Town.

PAX East 2023: Go-Go Town Preview

At PAX East 2023, I had the chance to play about 30 minutes of Go-Go Town, a new IP from developer Prideful Sloth, and speak with the Game Director Joel Styles. We sat down together on the show floor…

March 31, 2023 | 10:00 EDT

Hockey Rink in Goons Legends & Mayhem where players play against each other.

PAX East 2023: Goons Legends & Mayhem Preview

Ever feel like you just don't give a puck? Bad puns aside, Goons: Legends & Mayhem is a super quirky and hilariously fun multiplayer experience from RageCure Games. At PAX East 2023, I had the…

March 29, 2023 | 11:30 EDT

Units in Tempest Rising patrolling through a field at night.

PAX East 2023: Tempest Rising Preview

RTS is a pretty niche gaming genre. It doesn't get as much attention as an FPS or a third-person adventure game, but it has a very dedicated group of fans who have been following the genre since the …

March 29, 2023 | 10:30 EDT

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PAX East 2023: Pacific Drive Preview

I don’t know about you, but I’ve played a wide variety of survival games. From surviving in the deep arctic to the burning desert, I’ve faced horrific creatures both real and imaginary and faced off…

March 29, 2023 | 12:00 EDT

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PAX East 2023: Primal Omen Preview

Who doesn’t love Jurassic Park? I remember watching the original movie back when it came out in 1997 and being absolutely terrified out of my mind as a small child. With the re-emergence of the…

March 29, 2023 | 12:30 EDT

Mars in space from Fort Solis

PAX East 2023: Fort Solis Preview

Video games are my favorite medium for storytelling, and sci-fi is my favorite genre, so when I saw that Fallen Leaf was bringing their latest narrative-driven IP, Fort Solis, to PAX East 2023, I…

March 27, 2023 | 10:00 EDT

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PAX East 2023: The Mageseeker: A League of Legends Story Preview

This weekend at PAX East I was able to go hands-on with The Mageseeker: A League of Legends Story with two of the developers at Digital Sun and walked away wanting more from my first exposure to…

March 26, 2023 | 04:15 EDT

Mining in One Lonely Outpost

PAX East 2023: Terraform a Barren World in One Lonely Outpost

There has been no shortage of farming sims over the past several years, but One Lonely Outpost sets itself apart by not only creating a satisfying gameplay loop that'll have you keep coming back for…

March 24, 2023 | 12:00 EDT

Map of world in Wargroove 2

PAX East 2023: Wargroove 2 Preview

Wargroove 2 may have just been announced, but that didn't stop developers Chucklefish and Robotality from bringing a playable build to PAX East 2023, and we didn't pass up on the chance to try the…

March 24, 2023 | 11:00 EDT