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N4G at PAX - Day 2

Cat | 1326d ago
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Media got some early access time this morning, which allowed me to get into the first round of Dragon Age 2 players. Playing as a female rogue, most of the changes to the game seem subtle. The combat was a bit more acrobatic, but everything felt very familiar, in a comfy way. After that was inFAMOUS, so there will be at least a handful of inFAMOUS shirts for you all.

I did, of course, check out the latest Civ V demo, which showed some more combat interactions as well as the Giant Death Robot (actual name). Really looking forward to that game! There is a sense with certain developers (Valve also comes to mind) that they wait to make a sequel for a time when they have enough ideas, enough changes, enough solutions.

Mortal Kombat plays like a return to form, and after playing a couple rounds I started to really understand the enthusiasm from fans here at the show - it seems unanimous that this MK is a real MK. In things less visceral, I played around a little bit at the XBLA booth, including the very cute ilomilo co-op puzzler.

I swung by the LOTRO booth and picked up some swag and keys for you all - they were giving away some "one rings", but I stand by my suggestion that there should be just one. Only one. Now fight!

This afternoon was the Online Gaming Communities panel, spearheaded by Derek Nolan, and I had a great time meeting the attendees - which included our own Mod, Columbo!! Columbo works really hard around here, so if you're at PAX and you see him give him a big "thank you"! (and help him find a poster tube for his awesome Halo Reach poster) If you want to see the panel, it's on YouTube here: http://www.youtube.com/watc...

This evening SEGA had an event at Gameworks, which was a really great time. Joined by the guys from the PGL Lobbycast we tore up everything from basketball and air hockey to DDR and Gauntlet. It was a perfect gamer party - and they had Valkyria Chronicles II buttons! The wild Splatterhouse party at Nuemos was part video games, part concert, part really creepy looking cookies. I didn't save you any cookies.

Oh, and for my fellow Dragon Age fans, PGL Geoff managed to eek this tidbit out: they're not saying that Alistair won't be in Dragon Age 2, but they're not saying he will be either. Hmm.

(Image: that would be a Big Daddy and Little Sister tearing it up on Just Dance 2)

Here's a couple GOW: Ghost oF Sparta demo codes:
79H7-55B6-GABP
JJ7K-5QBM-M427
FTE9-MRBC-EHGQ
42AB-9NB9-83R7

Joule  +   1326d ago
I sure do wish I had a PSP right about now.
Harry190  +   1326d ago
Were they showing
Dragon Age 2 on consoles or PC?
Cat  +   1326d ago
Consoles, 10 stations of each - and the demo was quite long (so the line was, as well!).
Ru  +   1326d ago
Where are all my Normies at?
<.< >.>
Not here?
Well too bad for you!

<---Sooo Jealous that you got to play the new MK
TheColbertinator  +   1326d ago
I'm so jealous that you got to play Dragon Age 2.
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Odion  +   1325d ago
stop sucking up to Sony and get some 360 swag!
gunba   1325d ago | Spam

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