Didn’t make it out to Seattle, WA for PAX Prime this year? Between a plethora of booths boasting new games and their demos, rooms dedicated to older favorites like Super Smash Brothers Melee for the grumpy to veg out and recharge for a bit, and a guy walking around handing out cookies for charity, PAX Prime 2014 did not disappoint. Check out how much of a sensory overload it was in the video below!
While my single goal of the weekend was to find out if Activision had a playable demo of The Legend of Korra, I was more than impressed and one hundred percent overstimulated with everything that PAX Prime had to offer. Though I never got to test my bending prowess, seeing the League of Legends final championship and demoing FarCry 4, Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, and my holy grail, Super Smash Brothers 4, more than made up for it.
Plus…a haunted after party!? Bethesda gets a well earned marketing high five for not only their The Evil Within floor setup, where con-goers had the chance to make their own box art for the game, but for their booth, which happened to be the single best interactive booth I’ve seen, in addition to the aforementioned haunted after party. The lengthy walk was well worth it, as the line for the party wrapped well around an entire Seattle city block flooded with gamers waiting for the chance to grab some snacks, snap some photos, and play a lengthy demo in the creepy building.
In a fun turn of events, Bloodborne Producer Masaaki Yamagiwa and Marketing man Yasuhiro Kitao talked about the results from the demos over the weekend and revealed that at PAX Prime, 3,500 people tried out the Bloodborne demo yet only 20 managed to kill the Cleric Beast at the demo’s conclusion.
Twitch was also there in full force, covering the convention floor, streaming daily events, holding competitions for Street Fighter, Hearthstone, and Tome, and offering fun photo opportunities for many con goers, staffed by notable company, Cyber Solutions Agency! The on-site brand ambassadors were seen staffing other major booths as well, including Ubisoft, Skullcandy, Wargaming, Astro, Corsair, Gunner, and Razer. They were extremely pleasant to converse with and additionally knowledgeable about their product!
I was excited to check our the final screening of the Angry Video Game Nerd movie, held on Saturday night. My favorite part? The cameo by Black Nerd Comedy, obviously.
Next up will be PAX South in San Antonio, Texas, January 23-25, 2015 and will be held at Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center. Keep watching Sub Cultured here and on Facebook for updates and follow PAX on Twitter! Planning to attend? Let us know in the comments below!