PAX East 2013 News

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Marvel Heroes preview: balancing gods

By Steve Watts, Mar 29, 2013 12:00pm PDT

We get hands on with Marvel Heroes, and talk with Gazillion's Stephen Reid about balancing the game and selecting the Marvel roster.

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"For those wanting to get in on the closed beta, if you buy in on the Premium or Ultimate ..."

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Civilization 5 devs on forging a Brave New World

By Steve Watts, Mar 29, 2013 11:30am PDT

We talk with Civilization 5 senior producer Dennis Shirk and Brave New World lead designer Ed Beech about the motivations and intricacies of the upcoming expansion.

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"heh, there's those new "XCOM squad" units fighting that Giant Death Robot."

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One year later: how Double Fine shaped its Kickstarter game

By Steve Watts, Mar 28, 2013 2:25pm PDT

We talk with Double Fine producer Greg Rice about the newly-named Broken Age, its crowd-funded adventure game.

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"Really wish I had gotten in on this Kickstarter. I didn't realize they were funding a making-of ..."

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Call of Juarez Gunslinger preview: flexible fiction

By Steve Watts, Mar 28, 2013 10:00am PDT

We talk with Techland's Blazej Krakowiak about the old west and unreliable narrator in Call of Juarez Gunslinger, and get a hands-on for some impressions.

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"Woot! Love western games, still looking for another Red Dead Redemption."

- Ziz see all 4 comments

Dishonored 'Knife of Dunwall' preview: Corvo's mirror

By Steve Watts, Mar 28, 2013 8:00am PDT

A hands-on with the upcoming "Knife of Dunwall" downloadable content for Dishonored, with thoughts from creative director Ricardo Bare.

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"I tried buying Dishonored through Gamefly last weekend and it triggered a flag with my bank; ..."

- Home Nugget see all 6 comments

Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft preview: Blizzard's F2P experiment

By Steve Watts, Mar 28, 2013 6:45am PDT

We get hands-on with Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft, and talk to executive producer Hamilton Chu and game designer Ben Brode.

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"It hasn't been said, but I'm guessing they will also plan direct tie-ins with WoW and probably ..."

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Transistor preview: finding a new voice

By Steve Watts, Mar 27, 2013 7:45am PDT

We get hands-on with Transistor, and talk with Supergiant co-founder and studio director Amir Rao about its sophomore effort.

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DuckTales Remastered preview: classic gems

By Steve Watts, Mar 26, 2013 11:15am PDT

We get a hands-on with DuckTales Remastered, and some insights from producer Rey Jimenez.

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"Until I watched a video of the ending with what happens when you finish with no money, I forgot ..."

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Dead Island: Riptide preview: pulled back in

By Steve Watts, Mar 26, 2013 9:15am PDT

A hands-on with Dead Island: Riptide brings the survivors back to save a village from zombies.

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"I disliked the first game. Hopefully this improves greatly over it."

- pizzaput see all 7 comments

Saints Row 4 preview: all the president's superpowers

By Steve Watts, Mar 26, 2013 8:15am PDT

A preview of Saints Row 4 from a hands-off press demo given at PAX East 2013.

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"This game looks amazing so far, but what I'm worried about is what they do next. A fresh coat of ..."

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Halo 4 'Forge Island' coming on April 11

By Steve Watts, Mar 25, 2013 3:15pm PDT

The Halo 4 panel at PAX East revealed a few upcoming additions: a free Forge Island map, a new skill ranking system, and a title update with balance adjustments.

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Dust: An Elysian Tail coming to Steam, aiming for April release

By Steve Watts, Mar 25, 2013 2:30pm PDT

Dust: An Elysian Tail is coming to Steam soon, and may hit as early as sometime in April.

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"Just beat this game. A bit too furry but it's a really fun game. The ending kind of pissed me ..."

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Diablo 3 PS3 preview: couch looting

By Steve Watts, Mar 25, 2013 12:00pm PDT

A hands-on preview of Diablo 3 running on a PlayStation 3, peppered with thoughts from senior level designer Matthew Berger.

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Civilization 5 'Brave New World' coming July 9

By Steve Watts, Mar 25, 2013 8:15am PDT

Civilization 5's "Brave New World" expansion will release July 9, Firaxis has announced.

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"Man, every day I think I should start a new Civ5 game, and every day I get distracted. Today ..."

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Borderlands 2 new Vault Hunter, level cap detailed

By Steve Watts, Mar 24, 2013 10:00am PDT

Today at its PAX East panel, Gearbox detailed its sixth playable character and the impending level cap increase.

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"Agree, and that is why I didn't understand why they tweaked it. It's a single player/co-op ..."

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