Alright, well that was an epic flight. Just ten minutes ago I arrived at the Kotaku offices straight from the airport and I don't look good. Still that doesn't take anything away from the fact I had a great time at PAX and saw some pretty flat out weird things. Below is a quick wrap up of some of my favourites!
Also — stay tuned, because there's more to come! I managed to get a few crazy long interviews that I feel demand a little more spit and polish — super excited to let you guys have a look.
But back to the here and now. My favourite part of PAX was definitely the panels — there was just a real variety to them. From high profile developers like Cliff Bleszinski and Ken Levine to more niche stuff focusing on board games — I found the whole thing fascinating.
I also loved talking to all the Australians at the event — and I've got a really interesting story coming from those encounters, stay tuned. For now though, take a look at the awesome 'joystick' Kumobious used to demo Time Surfer. Also: this is why Australians come to PAX East in the first place.
The show floor was also amazing. And crowded. That's where most of the strange stuff could be found — from stupidly (and deservedly) expensive gaming tables to games about drinking Soda. Perhaps the coolest thing I saw at the show was the dress made of Magic: The Gathering cards. Genius.
All-in-all it was a great tester for what we can expect from PAX Australia later in the year.
In Short What Board Games Have Learned From Video Games This Is A First Person Soda Drinking Sim. It's The Weirdest Thing Ever. The Australian Brothers Who Made Time Surfer And A Really Cool Two Button Joystick BioShock Infinite: Elizabeth Is A Machine And You Are A Psychopath This Is Why Australian Developers Head To PAX East This Is Literally The Greatest Table I've Seen In My Life Her Amazing Dress Is Made Of Magic: The Gathering Cards At PAX, Cliff Bleszinski Said Something Interesting About Video Game Violence