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PAX East 2014: On the Floor with 2K’s Evolve

Evolve

The booth that 2K had set up for their AAA title, Evolve, at PAX East may have commanded the most attention and attracted the longest lines at the convention.  Whether it was to get a bit of play time in at their thoroughly well-designed gaming stations or simply for a photo opportunity with their enormous monster statue, fans swarmed to the booth non-stop the entire weekend.

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PAX East 2014: We Take Ubisoft’s The Crew for a Spin

The Crew

One of several playable titles being shown off by Ubisoft at PAX East was The Crew, an open-world racing title which combines arcade-style driving action with large-scale multiplayer and role-playing elements.  After spending a bit of time with the current build of the game though, I left with mixed feelings.

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PAX East 2014: 2K Shows Off Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel

Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel

Officially announced only days prior to the convention, 2K hosted a 20-minute long gameplay demo ofBorderlands: The Pre-Sequel at PAX East 2014 and fans lined up for hours to catch a glimpse of what the next entry has in store.

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PAX East 2014: Square Enix Preps Hitman GO for Release

Hitman GO

Developed by Square Enix Montreal, Hitman GO was likely the biggest surprise on the floor at this year’s PAX East.  When a Hitman mobile game was first announced, many were likely a bit apprehensive that the medium simply couldn’t properly capture the nuance of the beloved franchise.  The playable build on the convention floor shattered all expectations however, delivering an elegant, unique take on Hitman that fans can truly appreciate.

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PAX East 2014: Hands-On with Wolfenstein: The New Order

Wolfenstein: The New OrderMore than two decades ago, Wolfenstein 3D paved the way for modern first-person shooters.  Now, Wolfenstein: The New Order, the ninth installment in the franchise and the first since 1992 to be developed by a studio other than id Software, is primed to bring the series back to the forefront of the genre it once created.

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PAX East 2014: The Evil Within Gameplay Impressions

The Evil Within

Directed by Shinji Mikami, the renown creator/director of Resident Evil and several other survival horror titles, and developed by Tango Gameworks, The Evil Within was presented to PAX East 2014 attendees who braved the lines to catch a glimpse of its gameplay.

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Monument Valley is a Relaxing, Wonderful iOS Title

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Every so often, a mobile game is released that warrants recommendation.  Monument Valley is one of those rare treats for the genre – applying the simplest mechanics to an experience altogether fresh and original.

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Shout! Factory Gives Amityville Horror the Treatment it Deserves

Amityville Horror Trilogy Blu-Ray

Just in time for the obligatory horror movie marathons that film lovers are sure to be running up through Halloween, Scream Factory (an imprint of Shout! Factory) have released a box set featuring the first three theatrical releases in the seemingly never-ending Amityville Horror franchise.

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John Carpenter’s Most Underrated Film Goes HD

Prince of Darkness Blu-Ray

Shout! Factory’s horror-focused imprint, Scream Factory, has given a long-overdue blu-ray treatment to John Carpenter’sPrince of Darkness.  Featuring a pristine transfer, excellent audio options, and a ton of bonus features that are actually worth watching, this collector’s edition disc is a fan’s dream (or nightmare?) come true.

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Downfall of Pomeii Gets a Reprint from Mayfair Games

Downfall of Pompeii Review

Originally released nearly a decade ago by German publisher Amigo, and seeing an initial domestic release in 2006, The Downfall of Pompeii has become a sought-after gem after having gone out of print some time ago. Now, Mayfair Games has brought this fantastic title back with several tweaks and a cheaper price point.

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