6 months ago
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PAX West 2023: Hands-on with Foamstars

Square Enix put a great deal of focus on the recently released Final Fantasy XVI at PAX West 2023 and you can check out our coverage of the panel and voice actor interview here on Gamer Escape! However, FFXVI isn’t the only title Square Enix is generating excitement for. With the most stations out of
6 months ago
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PAX West 2023: Interview with Voices From Valisthea

The following article contains spoilers for Final Fantasy XVI. During this year’s PAX West convention, Square Enix hosted the panel “Voices From Valisthea,” featuring a discussion with the Localization Director and multiple voice actors from the recently released Final Fantasy XVI. Following the panel, we had the opportunity to sit and chat with a number
6 months ago
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PAX West 2023: Final Fantasy XVI Announces DLC and PC Version Alongside Voice Actor Panel

At PAX West 2023, Square Enix held the “Voices From Valisthea” panel in which several voice actors from the newly released Final Fantasy XVI took to the stage along with Localization Director Michael-Christopher Koji Fox to talk about their experience working on the game and answer questions submitted by fans. In a way that only
6 months ago
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PAX West 2023: Hands-on With The Latest PixelJunk Games

Q-Games came to PAX West 2023 to show off two titles: PixelJunk Eden 2 as well as the newly released PixelJunk Scappers Deluxe. During my time playing PixelJunk Eden 2, I came to a wild realization: the PixelJunk games have been out for over 15 years now – a fact which made me feel better
10 months ago
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PAX West 2023 Dates Announced

The 2023 convention season is starting up all around the globe again. After several years of digital events, organizers are slowly opening their convention doors again. As is the case with PAX West, Penny Arcade’s annual convention that takes place in early September in Seattle. Organizers ReedPop and Penny Arcade confirmed the exact date for
1 year ago
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PAX West Hands-On: Bayonetta 3

The Bayonetta series is probably one of the most infamous cult classics coming out of studio PlatinumGames. The original, way back in ye olde days of 2009, gained a number of fans…but not enough for original publisher Sega to consider the series viable. That’s where Nintendo swooped in, reviving the series with a second entry
1 year ago
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PAX West Hands-on: Demonschool

“This looks just like old school Persona!” That’s the reaction I heard ringing out from everyone who saw Demonschool on the PAX West show floor. And, to be honest, it’s hard to blame them. An inferred school setting, the isometric camera view present in many screenshots, battle screens with large tall sprites…it does look vaguely
1 year ago
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PAX West Quick Look: Lucid

Finally revealing your passion project to the world really is something every artist looks forward to. Having the opportunity to do so at one of the largest conferences for the medium you’re working in? All the better. This was the opportunity Eric Manahan of The Matte Black Studio had at 2022’s PAX West conference. The
22 Jun 2021
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PAX West Returns to Seattle This September

Six in-person shows have been cancelled due to the COVID-19 Pandemic since PAX East 2020 was held. Now it seems, event organizers are ready to get back into the swing of things. Today, it was announced that PAX West 2021, will be an in-person event at Seattle’s Washington State Convention Center from Friday, September 3
4 Dec 2020
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2021 Dates Announced for PAX Events

Today, dates were announced for upcoming PAX East, PAX West, and PAX Unplugged events for next year. PAX East will take place once again in Boston June 3-6. PAX West will come to Seattle from September 3-6. And lastly, PAX Unplugged will be hosted in Philidelphia from December 10-12. Each event will have publishers, developers,
16 Jun 2020
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PAX West Canceled, Goes Online

Due to the ever-changing circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic, PAX West is becoming PAX Online this summer.
12 Mar 2020
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PAX East 2020 Hands-on: Fall Guys

At times there are games that get made – and that we test – that are technologically impressive, visually stunning, or maybe even have some new and groundbreaking mechanic… but are nevertheless not fun. From Developer Mediatonic and Publisher Devlover Digital comes a new battle royale game – Fall Guys which, at the end of
12 Mar 2020
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PAX East 2020 Hands-on: Disjunction

Developers Ape Tribe Games set out with a mission: evoke the feeling of classic RPGs while allowing players true agency of choice and strategy. This focus became the heart of their upcoming Cyberpunk title, Disjunction, set to release summer 2020 and published by Sold Out. The year is 2048 and the city of New York
10 Mar 2020
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PAX East 2020 Hands-on: Disc Room

What kills you only makes you stronger. The above words set the stage for Digital Devolver’s latest project Disc Room, a collaboration between Kitty Calis, Jan Willem Nijman, Terri Vellmann and Doseone coming to PC and unspecified consoles in 2020. I had the pleasure of trying the Disc Room demo at PAX East 2020 this
10 Mar 2020
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PAX East 2020 Hands-on: Streets of Rage 4

Developers Lizardcube and Guard Crush Games are reviving the renowned Streets of Rage series in a beautifully animated fourth installment. Published by Dotemu, Streets of Rage 4 is coming to PC and major consoles in Spring 2020. I was able to sit down for some co-op with developer Cyrille Lagarigue of Guard Crush at PAX
10 Mar 2020
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PAX East 2020 Hands-on: Ghostrunner

Ghostrunner, the new Cyberpunk title from developers One More Level and publishers All In! Games is redefining what makes for a satisfying challenge in the action-platformer genre. At PAX East 2020, I had the chance to take up the sword and launch myself through the fast-paced, no holds barred demo, and I have to say,
9 Mar 2020
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PAX East 2020 Hands-on: A Fold Apart

Absence makes the heart grow fonder. Yet, even with technology making communication easier than ever, long distance relationships are rife with their own complications, joy, and heartache. Lightning Rod Games is seeking to explore love from this perspective in their imminent 2020 release A Fold Apart. I had the pleasure of playing through the demo
9 Mar 2020
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PAX East 2020 Hands-on: Radical Rabbit Stew

Radical Rabbit Stew is a wacky, nostalgia packed homage to old school games releasing July 16th from developer’s Pugstorm and publisher Sold Out. I was able to play the demo at PAX East 2020 on the Switch, which felt like a natural choice for this easily digestible romp of a game. The premise is simple:
9 Mar 2020
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PAX East 2020 Hands-on: Key We

The first ever Kiwi employees have been hired at the Bungalow Basin Post Office and it’s up to you to help them make a good impression. Key We is a charming new two-player co-op title coming next year from developers Stonewheat & Sons and published by Sold Out. Both Joel and myself were able to
9 Mar 2020
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PAX East 2020 Hands-on: Hardspace: Shipbreaker

How should one describe Hardspace: Shipbreaker? At its core, this is a first-person simulation. It’s just not really like any simulation we’ve seen before.  As described in its press release, the story is as follows: Welcome to LYNX, the galaxy’s leading ship-salvaging corporation! Across your career, you’ll have the privilege of paying your debt to us by