(http://www.paxsite.com/paxprime/index.php) PAX Prime 2010, the show for gamers by gamers, takes place this September 3rd through 5th in Seattle Washington and there are a veritable slew of games being demoed there, some for the first time, for gamers and journalists alike. Here’s a peak at just a few of the titles we are looking forward to at the convention.
PAX Prime 2010, the show for gamers by gamers, takes place this September 3rd through 5th in Seattle Washington and there are a veritable slew of games being demoed there, some for the first time, for gamers and journalists alike. Here’s a peak at just a few of the titles we are looking forward to at the convention.
Taking center stage for Microsoft is Microsoft’s new hands free controller, Xbox Kinect. On the show floor you’ll be able to sample a few Kinect exclusives such as Kinect Joy Ride, Fitness Evolved, Your Shape, Sonic Free Riders and our staff favorite, Harmonix’s Dance Central.
Though Microsoft is reinventing controller barriers with Kinect, they’ll also be showing off a bevy of non Kinect enabled games such as Gears of War 3, Halo Reach, and Fable 3. There will also be a number of new Xbox Live Arcade titles on display including Comic Jumper, Super Meat Boy, and Hydrophobia.
Sony will also be bringing their A game to this show with their new 1:1 controller solution, Sony’s Playstation Move. With it they’ll be showcasing Socom 4, Sports Champions, The Shoot, and The Fight: Lights out. In addition to Playstation Move, Sony should have a number of Playstation and PSP exclusive titles including the latest entry in the God of War series, God of War: Ghost of Sparta on the PSP and Gran Turismo 5 on the PS3.
Not to be outdone, Nintendo will have a big showing as well showing off some of their big titles releasing this fall on the Nintendo Wii and Nintendo DS. Kirby’s Epic yarn, Goldeneye 007, NBA JAM, and Donkey Kong Country Returns are just a few of those titles. Players will also be able to sample Metroid Other M on the Wii and play multiplayer games of Dragon Quest IX on the DS.
Don’t forget, PC games and third parties will also have a big show this year as well. Valve will be there to show off cooperative play in their latest title, Portal 2. Bioware will also be there showcasing the highly anticipated massively multiplayer online role playing game, Star Wars the Old Republic. There will also be a big showing for the PAX 10 – the 10 best independent games as selected by a panel of judges from a pool of 100.
If that wasn’t enough, there will also be a number of panels ranging from game creation to game journalism with a number of industry experts and personalities. Some of the topics range from game design to sound. There will also be a panel with the show creators, Jerry Holkins and Mike Krahulik. Rounding out the festivities will be the always competitive Omegathon where gamers compete for vast prizes on stage.
On top of it all is the excellent fans who will be attending PAX. Casual and hardcore gamers alike will find something to talk about here as they all celebrate everything that represents gaming culture. Is three days enough time to consume all of these festivities? I guess we’ll find out this weekend!