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1:00 PM on 10.23.2013

PAX East three-day badges are already sold out

You know how badges just went on sale this morning for PAX East 2014? Yeah, the three-day passes are already gone. That's kind of how PAX has been lately; you need to be on your game if you plan on going to the show. The fort...

Brett Makedonski

3:30 PM on 10.22.2013

PAX East 2014 registration starts tomorrow

If you're thinking about attending PAX East in Boston next year, then you'd better be connected to the internet at 12:00pm EDT tomorrow. That's when tickets for the 2014 show in Boston will go on sale and if it's anything lik...

Alasdair Duncan

3:50 PM on 08.31.2013

Dtoid's community meetup plans for PAX Prime 2013!

PAX Prime 2013 is just three weeks away RIGHT NOW HOLY SHIT! As always, there will be a ton of games to see and play and panels and parties to attend, and we've listed the very best of them right here for your bookmarking con...

Mr Andy Dixon

5:30 PM on 08.29.2013

Come party with Dtoid and LOST SAGA tonight at PAX!

[Update: Party starts in about five hours! Communitoid fans will want to show up even earlier, because we're doing a live recording starting at 7:30 and YOU can be a part of it!] PAX may not officially begin until Friday, but...

Mr Andy Dixon



How to survive PAX photo
How to survive PAX
by Mr Andy Dixon

[Pictured: a poor soul who barely made it out alive, holding the avatars of those who couldn't make it at all.]

PAX is wonderful. But it's also a downright daunting experience for newcomers and veterans alike. I don't know a single person who just "goes to PAX." It requires planning. It causes stress. For example, I got my haircut last week, and the haircut lady told me I should look into special shampoo for thinning hair. Because of PAX!

OK, so maybe that's just because I'm 31 and almost dead, but still. This shit is stressful. Luckily, I've been through this a couple times now, and I've got a couple quick tips for getting the most bang for your buck.

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2:30 PM on 08.26.2013

Ubisoft bringing six games and new competition to PAX

PAX Prime is just a mere four days away. Where has the time gone? As people flock to the Emerald City by the tens of thousands, companies are revealing their plans for the convention. Today, Ubisoft announced that it's showca...

Brett Makedonski

11:30 AM on 08.15.2013

PAX Prime's Indie MEGABOOTH will have more than 80 games

The Indie MEGABOOTH just keeps getting bigger and bigger. Topping PAX Prime 2012's 30 games and PAX East 2013's 62 games, the booth at PAX Prime 2013 will feature at least 84 different titles from more than 60 studios and wi...

Darren Nakamura

10:00 PM on 07.22.2013

Are you going to PAX Prime 2013? Let us know!

It's that time again! At the end of every summer, we Dtoiders trek up to Seattle for the greatest gathering of gamers in the industry: PAX Prime! As usual, the Destructoid crew will be out in full force again this year, repre...

Mr Andy Dixon

4:30 PM on 05.29.2013

Ubisoft's E3 plans include South Park: The Stick of Truth

At the beginning of the month, Ubisoft came out and said that it hadn't forgotten about South Park: The Stick of Truth, despite very little promotion after acquiring the game in the THQ fire-sale. That apparently still holds...

Brett Makedonski

4:00 PM on 03.22.2013

Here are Destructoid's PAX East 2013 plans!

[Update: The community photo is now on Saturday at 2 PM, not 1 PM! Tell your friends!] PAX East 2013 is next Friday HAPPENING RIGHT NOW! And just like we do every year, the Dtoid community will be out in full force, meeting u...

Mr Andy Dixon







Contest: Win a last-minute PAX East badge from Paradox! photo
Contest: Win a last-minute PAX East badge from Paradox!
by Mr Andy Dixon

[Update: Winners are ME4Twaffle, Will, and The Steamdriven, and runners-up were shadow1w2 and Kickass667!]

In honor of their new 2.5D action-movie-inspired sidescrolling multiplayer extravaganza The Showdown Effect (which we thought was awesome!), our friends at Paradox Interactive have given us five PAX East badges to hand out to the Dtoid community!

In The Showdown Effect, you play as one of several action hero archetypes -- the cop one day away from retirement, the kung fu master who owns a pawn shop, etc. -- so to win one of these badges we're asking you to come up with your own action hero! Give him or her a name and a back story and post your submissions in the comments below. After the deadline we'll award our three favorites with a weekend badge and two runners-up will get a Saturday badge!

You have until this Friday, March 15 at 11:59 PM Pacific to enter, and the contest is open to anyone who can make the trek to Boston, so good luck! Oh, and while you're at PAX next weekend, be sure to check out the LAN section, where Magicka is playable on every machine!

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10:00 AM on 03.02.2013

Are you going to PAX East? Let us know!

[Update: PAX East is in three weeks! If you haven't joined our Google Group or added your name to the list below, let us know ASAP!] Holy crap! PAX East is just around the corner! Every year, Dtoiders from around the globe ma...

Mr Andy Dixon

10:00 AM on 02.23.2013

Otakon coming to Las Vegas in 2014

PAX is awesome and E3 is a spectacle, but for those that find themselves smitten by Japanese culture few conventions rival Baltimore's very own Otakon. One of the largest and longest-running anime expos in the United States, ...

Kyle MacGregor

4:15 PM on 02.20.2013

Nintendo added as an exhibitor for gamescom 2013

After sitting out 2012, event organizers have announced that Nintendo will be returning to gamescom in 2013. The Germany-based convention is the largest in the world, with more than 275,000 visitors and 600 exhibitors in 2012...

Brett Makedonski

9:30 PM on 02.04.2013

EVE Fanfest has a trailer and tickets for sale

Tickets are now available for CCP's Fanfest, a celebration of all things EVE Online. This year, we can expect a lot of the coverage to be focused on the integration of Dust  514, since it's now an official part of the E...

Joshua Derocher

9:00 AM on 01.04.2013

The Mega Manathon is running at MAGFest right now

MAGFest is a convention of many awesome things, and this year, they've combined two of my favorite things ever: Mega Man, and Child's Play. The fine folks at Half Empty Energy Tank are now running a 72-hour Mega Man charity m...

Chris Carter