22 posts tagged pax
Rad female Link cosplay ⊟
Even if female Link didn’t make the cut for Hyrule Warriors and only exists in the game’s art book (preorder it here), it’s great to see someone brought her to life! Youtuber Meghan Camarena cosplayed as the gender-swapped Link at PAX Prime last weekend — you can watch her videos here.
"Blue Red Love" ⊟
Shout-outs to all the Game Boys, Link Cables, Pokémons, and Rare Candies out there. This tribute to all those beloved things comes from Georgina Chacón (portfolio/DeviantArt) and will be featured at Fangamer ♥ Attract Mode. That “Game Art/Chiptune/Indie Arcade/Drinkathon Seattle Special” kicks off at 1927 Events on August 30 — jump to the Facebook event page here.
Fangamer ♥ Attract Mode in Seattle ⊟
Awesome game goods shop Fangamer and amazing game/art collective Attract Mode continue their tradition of cool events I can’t go to, with Fangamer ♥ Attract Mode in Seattle.
If you’re going to be around for PAX (or around but not at PAX) and you want to play cool games like Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime, hear cool music from Mega Ran and frikkin Virt, and see cool art by basically everybody ever (with pieces to buy and in-person autographs, what) then be there August 30!
Speaking of Fangamer, a bunch of amazing posters on the site (like Love for Handhelds, a favorite around here) are on sale for eight damn dollars!
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Another four indie games join the PS Vita list ⊟
We’re going to run out of indie developers to make games for the PS Vita by the end of the year at this rate — especially now that Sony has formed a Third Party Production group tasked with bringing new IPs, ports, and localized products to PlayStation systems. The PS Vita edition for Borderlands 2 is the first of that team’s projects.
Here are those four interesting games that were just announced for PS Vita this PAX weekend:
- The first is Cosmic Star Heroine, which we have the trailer for here. We don’t have gameplay footage, but we know it’s a “Retro Sci-fi RPG” from Zeboyd Games, maker of Cthulhu Saves the World. There will be a Kickstarter for the PS Vita/PS4 project in the near future.
- We also have a Nicalis port for Terry Cavanagh’s gravity-flipping puzzle-platformer VVVVVV. It’s great on the 3DS eShop and PC, so I’m sure it will be great on PS Vita.
- And there’s yet another roguelike! This time a puzzle hybrid called Road Not Taken from Spry Fox (Realm of the Mad God, Triple Town). Watch the trailer at that link. Very interesting!
- Hitbox Team’s sweep’em up platformer Dustforce is also making its way to PS Vita courtesy of Capcom.
You guys said you wanted more indie and PS Vita coverage…
BUY PS Vita ($200, including Walking Dead bundle!), upcoming games
Killer video game art like these pieces from dozens of contributors! Chip music performances from Virt, Danimal Cannon, and Super Soul Bros! Games from 17-BIT (Skulls o the Shogun) and Capy (Sword & Sworcery)! Drinks!
All of that for $10 at Seattle’s 1927 Events, from 7PM ‘til midnight. I am so jealous of everyone who gets to to this tonight. Don’t forget to tell Fangamer and Attract Mode who sent you there (and that they’re awesome people)!
"25 Most Wanted Villains" by Dominique Ferland ⊟
Another great piece that will be at the Fangamer x Attract Mode party next Saturday in Seattle! Prints for Dom2D’s piece above will be available for sale at the show without the Xs — the idea is you can mark off the bosses you’ve beaten yourself. I’m trying to add Olmec to my list right now.
"X and Y" by Maré Odomo ⊟
Shout outs to Pokémon trainers who have pink hair, or who are people of color, or who like to stand around looking cool while modeling the letters from the next Pokémon game.
Love these trainers, this concept, and the art show/party Maré created this for: Fangamer X Attract Mode, which opens in Seattle next week during PAX. Along with a buttload of pieces from a dream team of artists, the show will have games, music, and drinks.
Basically, if you are in the area and you don’t go, you are dumb. I’m sorry if that’s mean, but I’m bummed that I won’t be anywhere near Seattle next week.
PREORDER Pokemon X and Y, upcoming releases
Here’s what Retro City Rampage 3DS looks like ⊟
VBlank’s Brian Provinciano tells us that the 3DS eShop release will include the full game and the recently released (for PC/PSN) Retro+ Enhanced Graphics mode (doubled colors, dynamic shadows). It won’t, however, feature any stereoscopic when it hits this holiday season.
Retro City Rampage for 3DS will have playable demos at two kiosks in Nintendo’s PAX booth next week. Oh, and in case you’re wondering about the red 3D slider in the photos, that’s a 3DS dev unit.
Retro City Rampage coming to 3DS eShop ⊟
Buried in a press release about games it’s bringing to PAX, Nintendo let it slip that VBlank’s Retro City Rampage will make a stop on the 3DS eShop, after appearing on nearly every other console under the sun. The game will be playable at the event, as will WayForward’s Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse for the first time.
Other 3DS games playable at PAX include Pokemon X/Y, The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds, Scribblenauts Unmasked, Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate, Sonic Lost World, and Summer Carnival ‘92: RECCA.
If you’re into Wii U stuff, there will also be plenty of upcoming games from big publishers and indies, a Wonderful 101 panel with creative director Hideki Kamiya, and a chance to buy Wonderful 101 two weeks early. S/o to Wampahugs for the pic.
Cool/creepy Cave Story Quote cosplayer with Cave Story creator Daisuke Amaya at PAX. If you never give up, and you believe in yourself, some day you’ll meet someone dressed up as the thing you made. Fatal Fury cap not guaranteed.
Buy: Cave Story 3D Find: Nintendo DS/3DS release dates, discounts, & more See also: More Cave Story posts
Mario, Link, and a Star Fox Arwing battle an amalgamation of their arch-enemies… In space! This illustration comes from Mitch Loidolt, and will be displayed and sold as a limited edition print at PAX’s Fangamer vs. Attract Mode show/party this Saturday night.
Buy: Star Fox 64 3D, Star Fox Command See also: More Star Fox stuff
If you’re at PAX, you should totally check out the lounge area (map here). You can play Nintendo’s upcoming lineup (including DQMJ2, two Kirby games, and I believe Rhythm Heaven!), eat Kirby-themed cotton candy, and collect this junk! You have to play games to collect the buttons, I believe, and collect buttons to “earn” more freebies.
And all you PAX attendees also need to make sure to stop by Booth #3838 to visit our friends from Attract Mode and Fangamer (I think Mare and Cory are there, too?)!
Eric and I are holding our respective forts this weekend, so it’s up to you to make it Party Slime.
See also: More Dragon Quest posts