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A recently leaked patent reveals several key features that Microsoft is working on implementing with the next Xbox.
Sunday had my wife and I exploring a venue full of displays and attractions, exhibits meant to pull us in and grab our attention by showing us fantastic things we couldn't see elsewhere. Some were educational, some were cute, others were simply fascinating. However, we weren't walking the floor of the Boston Convention and Expo Center.
PAX is full of some truly wonderful experiences, and those are in turn fueled by some truly wonderful people. I mentioned in an earlier blog that I could have easily spent all three days simply attending panels. The line-up this year had a fascinating mix.
I'm prone to making some poor choices, and Saturday at PAX was no different.
With this being my first PAX, I was horribly unprepared for some things - like the fact that lines to play some of the hottest game can easily run 6 hours. I was excited to hear that The Last Of Us, Remember Me, and Transistor would have playable demos there, but I never managed to get on line early enough and ended up having to sacrifice playing those games in favor of others - or, in some cases, simply wandering the convention floor at random, just to see what was out there.
I started off my PAX weekend by skipping the convention floor (and the nearly 2 hour queue line) entirely, and meeting up with a friend for a panel on cosplaying.
I'm back from my first PAX event, and my head is still swimming with visions and memories of the things I've seen, games I've played, and people I've met over the last few days. It was an amazing weekend, and I'll be blogging about it most of this week, hoping to capture some fraction of how much fun I had in plain old text-and-pictures format.
Lara pushed up against the brick wall. The long, narrow passage had lead to an open area with some cover, and multiple enemies. Spotlights and machine guns covering the area from above. She crouched behind some cover, taking out the first spotlight with a well placed arrow. With the nearest guard no longer illuminated, she performed a stealth takedown with her bow, moving to the nearest cover. A second spotlight swept the area, and Lara took note of the remaining guards and their movements.
There are a number of thing going on this week and weekend, so I thought I'd try to gather them all up in one place.
We've seen a number of video game cross overs. Games like Super Smash Brothers or Playstation All Stars aim to let us settle some age-old arguments. Who's tougher, Link or Captain Falcon? Who would come out on top, Nathan Drake or Kratos? I thought it might be fun to put a few dozen characters with military backgrounds side by side, and see who outranks who. How many characters outrank the legendary Master Chief? Who else can Commander Shepard order around?
Over the course of completing a 31/31 on here, I found myself blogging on a variety of topics. A lot of those got me thinking - about what I'd like to see more of in the GIO blogs, what I'd like to see more of in games this year, and what I'd like to see more of from myself.