PAX East Day 2

Day two of PAX East brought us a lot of cool things – let’s dive right in!

A Mass Effect retrospective video was released today by Bioware. It includes memories from a ton of people who worked on the games. Check it out!

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Red 5 Studios discussed their MMO Firefall (currently in beta) and also announced the development of a brand-new channel devoted exclusively to gaming. The channel will be called Stage 5, and can be found both on YouTube and the Stage 5 website. The current shows are:

  • Rise of the Indies, which focuses on indie game companies and Kickstarters
  • Game Changers, which is described as “Mythbusters and Top Gear meets gaming”
  • Project Cosplay
  • Firefall Live

The channel will soon be available in app form for iPad, Android, and Ouya. Read all about their thoughts on Firefall, the industry, and their new channel here.

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The nineteenth EVE Online expansion, Odyssey, was announced today. A website has been launched, and it will be out on June 4th. Odyssey will focus on exploration and will “shake up the status quo.” Nineteenth?!

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Dust: An Elysian Tail is coming to Steam and might be available as soon as next month. The game was originally only available on the Xbox Live Arcade. Creators Dean Dodrill and Alex Kain also discussed Dust 2, with both saying that they have lots of ideas for the sequel.

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XCOM: Enemy Unknown will be coming to Mac on April 25th and will include all of the previously-released extra content for the game. It will also be released for iOS devices this summer, and will be a complete port of the console and PC/Mac game (minus some maps, due to file size limitations on iOS). Work on the port began a year ago, and the team is really happy with the touch controls. Price is unknown beyond being “premium priced.” Read more comments from the team here.

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Fuse will be released at the end of May – May 28th in North America, May 31st in Europe. Fuse is a four-player co-op shooter from Electronic Arts and Insomniac Games. You play one of four agents – Dalton Brooks, Izzy Sinclair, Jacob Kimble, and Naya Deveraux – each of whom has their own unique skills and weapons. You’ll be able to get it for PS3 and Xbox 360. Read more here.

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