PAX West 2018


Yes, Just Cause 4 Will Let You Glide into a Tornado

In Just Cause 4, Rico Rodriguez’s biggest enemy is not the opposing AI militia forces he needs to take down, it isn’t himself. Rico’s greatest enemy is the weather. That said, he can still glide into the path of a tornado and live. Because otherwise existing around the extreme weather conditions of JC4 would be a bit […]

Just Cause 4’s Extreme Weather is a Mixed Blessing

One of the new features of Avalanche Studios’ new Apex engine is the use of extreme weather conditions in Just Cause 4. At PAX West, the JC dev team from Avalanche walked groups of press through the massive thunderstorm that takes over parts of the rain forest in an effort to show us just how brutal the […]

Fortnite’s Newest Event Comes with a Heist Battle Royale Mode

Fortnite may not have been on the PAX West expo hall floor, but that’s because Epic Games had too much Fortnite to be contained in a mere booth. The publisher made a ton of announcements about the blockbuster game at the convention, including the announcement of a new grappling hook item, a new costume, the game’s […]

Hello Neighbor: Hide & Seek is as Unstable as the Original

Hello Neighbor is a surprisingly popular franchise given its absolutely unstable build. The game has a very active modding community on Steam and has sold over half a million copies. While the premise is rather interesting, the execution is pretty terrible. And yet, Dynamic Pixels and tinyBuild are giving it a sequel. Hello Neighbor: Hide […]

Swag & Sorcery is the RPG Sim for People Who Hate RPGs

Swag & Sorcery is Lazy Bear Games, Uroboros Games, and tinyBuild’s answer to people who like Fantasy worlds but hate RPGs. It is basically an RPG simulator in which you control several adventurers, send them out on missions, collect their gear, and then sell it. You get all the joy of city building and RPG […]

Hyper Light Drifter: Special Edition is More Awesome Than Ever

Abylight Studios and Heart Machine’s Hyper Light Drifter: Special Edition will be released in just a few days for the Nintendo Switch, to bring you the beloved Hyper Light Drifter experience with some nice updates to go along with the re-release. The switch port of the game is designed for 1 to 2 players as they explore […]

Bastion May Be 7 Years Old, But it Plays Like New on the Switch

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and Supergiant Games’ Bastion first released back in 2011 as an indie Action-RPG that included a narration system that updated based on player actions, which was surprisingly innovative as far as 2011 indie titles go. The game is getting a Nintendo Switch launch later this month, which comes with “New Game Plus” […]

Zarvot is a Party Game with Incredibly Aggressive Cubes

Snowhydra games’ action arcade adventury party game hybrid Zarvot puts players in control of aggressive cubes that are capable of firing lasers out of their cute little cube faces. So in party multiplayer, Zarvot is basically a third-person isometric PvP shooter. However, it does have a single-player story campaign. Where two cubes try to come […]

Bullet Age is a Co-op Retro-Inspired RPG with Guns

Liv Games and Halfbot’s Bullet Age is a Switch co-op indie RPG. For the most part, the game plays like a classic fantasy RPG with a worldmap, individual towns and areas with tons of quests to pick up, old school dialog text boxes, and guns. Yeah that last bit isn’t so classic, is it? However, […]

Samurai Gunn 2 is Still Complete and Utter Chaos

Double Fine and Teknopants’ Samurai Gunn 2 is coming to the Switch, because no console says “party ruining PvP machine” quite like a Nintendo console. So SG2 will be in the perfect place alongside the Switch’s numerous multiplayer party games. That said, the Switch version of Samurai Gunn 2 will have a new, expansive adventure […]

Anthem Story and Co-Op Gameplay Details Revealed at PAX West

BioWare’s highly anticipated sci-fi co-op shooter Anthem had some juicy reveals for attendees of the panel today at PAX West. Of all the details shared at the Anthem panel, perhaps the most fascinating was the new footage revealed to fans as part of the “Our World: My Story” trailer, which gives a ton of details on […]

Take This Announces 14 Stream Ambassadors at PAX West

Take This, a mental health organization geared toward game developers and the gaming community, has announced its first group of streaming partners. This first group of “Take This Streaming Ambassadors” will serve as grassroots innovators and motivators in Take This’s campaign against the stigma, hopelessness, and isolation found when dealing with mental health issues in […]

Valve Brings their Virtual TCG Artifact to PAX West

Valve has brought their DOTA card game, Artifact, to PAX West this weekend. And yes, it is fully playable on the show floor. Artifact is notable not just because it was designed by Richard Garfield and uses DOTA characters and lore, but because it is Valve’s first proprietary game since DOTA 2 was released in 2013. All attendees at PAX can […]

PAX West: Bandai Namco Announces Bless Unleashed for Xbox One

Bandai Namco has announced their first console MMORPG, Bless Unleashed, which will launch in 2019 for Xbox One. Bless Unleashed will be a free-to-play MMO on Xbox and is being developed by Round 8 Studio and Newiz Games with Unreal Engine 4 behind the hood. As part of the announcement, Bandai released a trailer showing some of […]

Bendy and the Ink Machine on Xbox is Gorgeous and Immersive

The Meatly Games and Joey Drew Studios’ Bendy and the Ink Machine is hauntingly immersive and terrifyingly gorgeous. The game tells the story of an animator who lost himself to insanity in one of the most aesthetically pleasing ways I’ve seen portrayed in a video game. While Bendy is already out on PC, the game’s final chapter […]

Deathgarden is Perfectly Balanced, Even if It Lacks Proper Matchmaking

During the ID@Xbox PAX West showcase, we got a chance to swing by and check in with Behaviour Interactive and Deathgarden. The demo build available at PAX this weekend is a newer, smoother version than we saw in the last test phase. That said, many of the game basics are the same, and they won’t be […]

Yuppie Psycho Brings New Meaning to the Phrase “Office Horror Story”

Baroque Decay’s Yuppie Psycho has you control the hapless Brian Pasternack on his first day of work at Sintracorp, a corporation which just might be controlled by a witch. Pasternack has no work experience, didn’t apply to the job, and just shows up on a random day with his job offer letter, confused but determined to […]

Paradox Interactive Teams Up with Dottie Metcalf-Lindenberger for Surviving Mars

Haemimont Games and Paradox Interactive have teamed up with former NASA astronaut Dottie Metcalf-Lindenburger to make sci-fi city builder Surviving Mars as realistic as possible. Metcalf-Lindenburger will take part in a stream on the Paradox Twitch channel on September 1st at 6pm. The stream will show Metcalf playing Surviving Mars with Paradox’s Susie McBeth while providing commentary on how […]

TinyBuild Announces 5 New Games at PAX West

Indie publisher TinyBuild announced five new games at their PAX West press conference this evening alongside announcements for previously revealed games like Rapture Rejects, Party Hard 2, and Pathologic 2. Rapture Rejects is now available for pre-order. Pre-ordering the game will get you access to the Private Alpha test phase with playsessions happening every weekend until the game […]

Penny Arcade Announces PAX West 2018’s Full Schedule and Lineup

We’re less than a month away from PAX West taking place at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle, and today Penny Arcade released their full schedule to the public. You can check out the entire schedule at this link, as it appears they’ve loaded it with concerts, panels, and some regular favorites. But we’re still […]