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PAX East 2018: MSI’s Laptop Gaming Suite

A convention about gaming isn’t complete if it focuses just on the games and not the hardware they can run on. And that brings to light the tangible side of our fine industry – the gaming rig. And those rigs…

PAX East 2018: Liquid-cooled RAM coming soon from ADATA

Gamers and PC enthusiasts alike are all about 2 things when it comes to their gaming rigs – customization and optimization. The former is a show of aesthetic style, touting lighting and case mods to make it a visual masterpiece.…

PAX East 2018: VR, Guns, and The American Dream

With the advent of the Rift and the Vive and other consoles, virtual reality has become the new playground for games, jumping us from 2D worlds to 3D immersive experiences. The greatest part is the breadth of genres the platform…

PAX East 2018: Soul Calibur VI Impressions

The┬áSoul Calibur franchise and I have an interesting relationship. The first entry dominated the evenings of my roommates and I in college, where we ran “first to 99” head to head rounds using Edge Master on our Dreamcast. It was…

Expanded PAX East Show Tickets Available Now (Well, FOR Now Anyways…)

It may seem like it’s a far ways away, but 2017 is almost done, which means it’s prime time to start looking at convention lineups for 2018. That includes PAX East, the east coast’s biggest convention for games and gamers.…

Don’t Sleep on Play NYC

I’ve been to a number of conventions for pop culture and games from coast to coast, and there’s a certain expectation you have when you attend one. Sprawling crowds, long lines for a panel or trying out a game demo,…

PAX East: Bear With Me Episode 2

I’m a nut for point and click adventures. I grew up on the the old LucasArts library with the Monkey Island and Maniac Mansion games among others. So seeing the Bear With Me series was already up my alley. Mix that with old…

Ultimate Chicken Horse at PAX East – a Game for Best Frenemies

What’s in a name? When I saw press and previews for a game called Ultimate Chicken Horse, how could I not go and check it out at the Indie Megabooth? The humorously twisted minds at Clever Endeavour, the devs behind…

Square-Enix @ NYCC – Deus Ex Mankind Divided

[Originally published on Sub Cultured as Square-Enix @ NYCC – Deus Ex Mankind Divided] Last week at New York Comic Con, Square-Enix was one of the major gaming presences in the city. Among the previews and demos they offered was the upcoming Deus…

Adult Swim @ NYCC: Neon Joe, Werewolf Hunter

[Originally published at Sub Cultured as Adult Swim @ NYCC: Neon Joe, Werewolf Hunter] Imagine, if you will, a small peaceful town in Vermont, land of the Bed & Breakfast. Now mash it up with werewolves and a neon-clad savior intent…