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Published on August 22nd, 2014 | by gareth

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PAX Prime 2014 Preview

Pax Prime is coming up and with it plenty of games, hardware, and other great things to cover. Unlike most trade shows, PAX Prime is a show for gamers and by gamers and as such, this is the first time that many of the public will have a chance to see the upcoming games in person as the public was not allowed into show such as E3 where many of the titles had already been shown to the press.

 

Games such as Evolve, Borderlands: The Pre Sequel, Alien: Isolation, The Evil Within, Destiny, and Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare were games that had big interest at E3 but Pax will be offering an interesting mix of options for gamers.

EA and Activision tend not to attend the show which eliminates Destiny, Call of Duty Advanced Warfare, as well as the latest Batttlefield games off to the top, but the other developers are more than ready to show off their goods.

Ubisoft will hopefully have The Division and Far Cry 4 as well as the latest Assassins Creed game on hand, They were big hits at E3 and Gamescom so expect more from this show.

2K is rolling out EVOLVE and Borderlands: The Pre Sequel with playable demos of the game and looks to continue the enthusiasm that has been building for the titles.  They will also have the latest Civilization game on hand as well.

Lord of the Rings fans will get a look at the impressive Shadows of Mordor and there will be tons of hardware on hand from NVIDIA, Benq, Kingston, Plantronics, MSI, Logitech and several others.

We have been bombarded with meeting requests form several indy developers this year in what is becoming a very big and growing trend in gaming. I expect this to increase thanks to the ease of developers finding a market for their games thanks to the new consoles from Sony and Microsoft.

 

I know it is a long shot but hearing news of the long-rumored Half Life 3 and Left 4 Dead 3 would be amazing but I think those two will come when we least expect it as Valve has always done things at their own pace and are not the type of company  who make announcements when expected. They used to be a regular at PAX but have been absent from their hometown show for some time now.

With many games set to debut in the next few months, PAX Prime is a key time to look their best for potential consumers as a crowded release schedule can make consumers even more selective about the titles they will be picking up.

Let us know what games you are looking forward to the most and what you are hoping to be announced at the show at gareth@sknr.net

 


About the Author

Syndicated movie & game critic, writer, author and frequent radio guest. His work has appeared in over 60 publications worldwide and he is the creator of the rising entertainment site and publication “Skewed and Reviewed”.He has three books of film, game reviews and interviews published and is a well-received and in demand speaker on the convention circuit. Gareth has appeared in movies and is a regular guest on a top-rated Seattle morning show.He has also appeared briefly in films such as “Prefountaine”, “Postal”. “Far Cry”. and others. Gareth is also an in-demand speaker at several conventions and has conducted popular panels for over two decades.



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