PAX East was excitement from start to finish, and we’d like to share our experience with you through a bit of photography! For those of you that don’t know, PAX East is a three day gaming expo held in Boston, Massachusetts every Spring. Since its first event in Washington in 2004 PAX has doubled in size every year until reaching full capacity only four years ago. PAX Prime and PAX East represent the two largest gaming event in North America, and organizers are confident that there’s still room to grow.
Held at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, one of the largest in North America, PAX East houses tens of thousands of media staff and gamers every Spring.
One of the biggest draws to PAX events is the hands-on nature of many of the exhibits. While at most conventional conventions (see what I did there?) there’s a lot of walking, standing, listening, and watching, at PAX you have a chance to get your hands on the products themselves.
Taking it one step further, there are often crowd events to get the more free-spirited convention goers involved. In addition to the Boffer Deathmatch pictured here, there were also oversized, massive, wacky, puffed-up, inflatable boxing rings.
The biggest crowds are often drawn to the triple A title booths. Upcoming Carbine MMORPG WildStar received lots of love as you might expect. Blizzard also had a significant presence given its upcoming expansion to World of Warcraft, its new “fast-paced action brawler” Heroes of the Storm, and Hearthstone... pretty much everything Blizzard brought was popular.
And what would PAX be without Riot Games and PAX skins? Riot featured a large stage with live gameplay and a panel of popular League of Legends YouTubers that were there to answer questions about the culture of gaming entertainment. The official announcement won't be made until a little later... but you faithful readers can expect and amazing PAX League of Legends Skin Giveaway to start very soon! Be sure to stay tuned to Gamepedia for more information.
And of course you can’t forget the little guys. Indie games make up a significant portion of the industry nowadays, and while the road to publishing can be long and difficult, independent studios have proven time and time again that size isn't everything. Below our good friends at Last Limb feature their upcoming builder Organic Panic!
To everyone unable to make the event we hope this is just a small consolation, and you can be sure to expect similar wrap-ups for other industry events in the future. Until then, visit our PAX wiki for more information on the event and the many exhibits that we couldn't fit into this article! Sure to follow us on twitter @CurseGamepedia and like our Facebook page to stay updated on all of our hot contests and content!