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The man best known for helping create Gears of War had a spotlight talk at PAX East this past weekend, where he talked about his relationship with video games. It’s a poignant monologue where Bleszinski talks about getting teased for his love of Nintendo as a kid, how games helped him cope with rough moments and helped him meet his wife.


If PAX East was Training Day, Robert Khoo would be Denzel Washington, flashing terrifying grins, oozing confidence. Riding shotgun, the rookie: Guy Blomberg. Nervous, but ultimately capable.

There will be no ingestion of illicit narcotics, this weekend will not end with a climactic shootout on the cold, hard streets of Boston, Massachusetts. But, by the end of PAX East, Guy 'Yug' Blomberg -- co-creator of The Mana Bar, now content & communications manager of PAX Australia -- will hopefully have some understanding of how to take what he has seen here and apply that to PAX Australia in three months time.

Today is his Training Day.


If you were to describe a game to me using the words Secret of Mana, Rogue and The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, you would immediately pique my interest. That's exactly what happened last weekend at PAX East when I saw Delver's Drop -- a recently Kickstarted, indie, action RPG from small development studio Pixelscopic.


We haven't talked a lot about Dishonored since it came out last October, which is really too bad, because I think Dishonored is a fantastic game. Good news for anyone who agrees with me: we're getting downloadable content in just a few weeks that will tell a new story in the grisly world of Dishonored. It's called The Knife of Dunwall, and it's out on April 16.


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!


Transistor -- Supergiant Games' latest project since their incredibly compelling Bastion -- is a sexy game. Not because there's any actual sex (or at least none that I know of!). And not because of any of the other traditional definitions of the word. This isn't a typical kind of sexiness where short skirts and muscular men automatically mean sexy, no. Transistor is sexy for much more interesting reasons.