I had a great time, as usual, and checked out a ton of games! Be on the lookout for preview and first impression articles all this week (subscribe to NBF to stay updated). We’ll also post any pictures on the NBF Facebook page as usual.
So, in the meantime, here are a few of my favorite things from PAX:
Titanfall. All of my yesses for Titanfall. The demo showed off a fun, fast-paced shooter with mechanics to die for, including wall jumping and mech punching. They also endeared themselves to me by having a female character as (at least) one of the classes.
The PAX Prime Girls Meet Up is one of my favorite parts of each PAX. It’s exactly what it sounds like: a bunch of nerdy women meet up, eat amazing food, and talk for two hours. I’ve met some amazing women there, and I can’t wait for the next one!
Also, the bartender made me a magical hangover cure made from Eastern European magic. Shout out to The Diller Room! (Yes, I do shout outs sometimes. Deal with it).
Magic the Gathering just edged out the Fangamer x Attract Mode party (which had Keiji Inafune, the creator of Mega Man, make an appearance and was emceed by Jesse Cox) because it had a multitude of tiny, delicious snacks, a rocking dance floor, and magic cards everywhere. See item six for full disclosure.
The LootCrate bus. If you haven’t yet, you need to subscribe and start getting some of this loot! I love supporting such a great company, so check them out.
Jim Sterling singing “Space Oddity.”
Brownies at the Magic the Gathering party (full disclosure: this may have influenced my pick for best party).
Favorite Swag Item
Warframe gave me a big, soft shuriken. I have since thrown it at quite a few people. It’s tied with the tiny little BeatBuddy plushie that the folks at Threaks gave me. ❤
Favorite Indie Game
So I’m withholding judgement on my favorite indie game until I get to review each of them. But in general, I loved the indie games at PAX more than most of the console games being shown.
So check back in tomorrow and every day this week for in-depth previews!