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12 months ago
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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,
1 year ago
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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.
9 Apr 2018
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PAX East 2018 Interview with Natsuko Ishikawa and John Crow

This past weekend at PAX East, we sat down for or first interview with Final Fantasy XIV Main Scenario Writer Natsuko Ishikawa and English Localization Lead John Crow, discussing their take on the development process, story arcs they’ve worked on, and more.
11 Sep 2017
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PAX West 2017 Quick-Look: Middle-Earth: Shadow of War

When I’m out at gaming conventions, I usually tend to spend my time amongst the indie booths and displays from small studios. It’s usually the best way to play more games – everyone else is waiting in the two-hour-long lines at the AAA booths, leaving little-to-no wait elsewhere. While my gaming tastes usually lend well
10 Sep 2017
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PAX West 2017 Quick-Look: Legrand Legacy

“A love letter to gaming’s past.” Various permutations of that phrase pop up when a developer is purposely trying to create a “retro” style title, said either by the developer itself or us journalists writing about them. In the case of indie studios, “gaming’s past” often seems to refer to one thing: the 8- or
7 Sep 2017
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PAX West 2017 Quick-Look: Necrobarista

Narrative-driven adventure games or visual novels don’t tend to be very common on the floor of a gaming convention. A lengthy story doesn’t lend itself to a short demo, after all, and the general masses are more likely to be attracted to the shooty-jumpy-actiony game that gives you a full experience in five minutes. However,
5 Sep 2017
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PAX West 2017 Quick-Look: Square Enix

The flood of game creators and fans is beginning to subside at the Washington State Convention Center here in Seattle as this year’s PAX West conference comes to a close. Both Fusionx and myself were in attendance this year, and we thought the best way to kick off the conference would be to meet up
1 Sep 2017
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Lorecast 9: Koji Fox Interview At PAX 2017

We’ve once again had the pleasure to sit down with Michael-Christopher Koji Fox to pick his (and Banri Oda’s) brain about the lore of Final Fantasy XIV! Read below for the interview or hit that play button at the bottom to listen to it as the latest episode of Lorecast from Aetheryte Radio! https://media.blubrry.com/ffxiv/p/gamerescape-podcasts.s3.amazonaws.com/ffxiv/lore/lorecast9.mp3Podcast: Play
7 Aug 2017
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FFXIV Storms into PAX West 2017

Stormblood took us to the Far East, and now the FFXIV team heads west to attend PAX West 2017 in Seattle! We’ll be hosting a Battle Challenge for attending adventurers to test their might against the Lord of Revel himself, as well as a Lore and Localization panel with the one and only Koji Fox!
11 Mar 2017
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PAX East 2017 Interview With Naoki Yoshida

At this year’s PAX East, we had a chance to sit down with Final Fantasy XIV Director/Producer Naoki Yoshida. During our interview session we were also joined by the folks over at r/ffxiv– we’ll make sure to include a link to their questions once they’re posted. (Edit: Here is the Reddit interview) If you haven’t
11 Mar 2017
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PAX East 2017 FFXIV Q&A Panel

At this year’s PAX East, Naoki Yoshida held a Q and A panel for Final Fantasy XIV where he took questions from players. After a quick recap of information previously released for 4.0, Naoki Yoshida came up on stage.
6 Sep 2016
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PAX West Quick-Look: Detached

During most of my time at PAX West, I tended to skip the big, flashy booths from the huge developers, instead seeking out the smaller indie companies showing off their games. Not only did I have a chance to play more games this way (much shorter lines!), but I also got to experience some more
5 Sep 2016
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Final Fantasy Brave Exvius Interview With Producer Hiroki Fujimoto

Last week I sat down with Hiroki Fujimoto, the Producer on Final Fantasy Brave Exvius. Before we got into our Q&A session, he gave a me a short presentation about the game and what the team is working on for the future.
5 Sep 2016
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Hands On With ToeJam & Earl Back In The Groove

After a successful Kickstarter, Humanature Studios announced that they had a funding partner to help the latest ToeJam & Earl game be made and to get it on consoles. That partner is Adult Swim. While I was visiting the Adult Swim booth at PAX West, I had a chance to sit down and check out
5 Sep 2016
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Hands & Head On With Rick And Morty Simulator: Virtual Rick-ality

During my time at PAX, I headed over to the popular Adult Swim booth to check out their latest offerings. Among them  was the Owlchemy Labs developed Rick and Morty Simulator: Virtual Rick-Ality for the HTC Vive. You read that right, Rick and Morty VR! Coincidentally, this was also my first time experiencing the HTC Vive.
5 Sep 2016
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Head On With Resident Evil 7

During my time at PAX West I finally got a chance to sit down and see Resident Evil 7 in PlayStation VR- a task that was neigh impossible during this year’s E3 because of how popular the title was. At the show, Capcom was showing the Kitchen demo. This demo was shown before Resident Evil
5 Sep 2016
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Hands On With Pyre

This past weekend at PAX West I had the opportunity to check out the latest game from the creators of Bastion and Transistor. In Pyre, you control a team of three characters as they’re tasked with extinguishing the pyre of the opposing team. A seemingly simple task during the tutorial, I found that the game was trickier
4 Sep 2016
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The Silver Case Interview with Suda51

Over this weekend, Goichi Suda (aka Suda51) was present at PAX West in Seattle to discuss and promote the remaster of his company’s first game, The Silver Case. After viewing his panel covering the game on Friday, we had a chance to meet up with him to, with the translation assistance of Active Gaming Media Editor-in-Chief James Mountain,
4 Sep 2016
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Hands On With Final Fantasy XV

By now, many of us have seen the near-hour of gameplay footage that was released for Final Fantasy XV. Seeing can be different than playing for yourself however and this week at PAX West I had a chance to sit down with the game to see for myself how much has changed since my time
3 Sep 2016
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World of Final Fantasy Interview With Director Hiroki Chiba

At PAX West, we had a chance to sit down and finally get our hands on World of Final Fantasy. Afterwards, we had the fortune of sitting down with the game’s Director, Hiroki Chiba to talk about the game.