Seattle, WA Aug 29-Sep 1, 2014
PAX Prime 2014 Content Schedule & Viewer Guide
PAX Prime 2014 is this weekend and features an insane amount of awesome content starting Friday straight through to Monday. If you’re a fan of PAX but not able to attend the event, you’ll be pleased to know that you can find everything from PAX – the highly coveted PAX Main Stage & Hedgehog Theatre panels, the Twitch Booth stream, and the premium esports events and game reveals – all right here on the PAX Prime 2014 Event Portal.
Let’s go into a little more detail on exactly what you can expect as a viewer this weekend.
The Twitch Booth Stream
The Twitch booth is back in action for PAX Prime 2014 featuring a plethora of awesome content including game reveals, exclusive gameplay, developer interviews, and mini esports events, such as the TeSPA Collegiate Hearthstone Open, Capcom Pro Tour, and more. Join hosts Jon Carnage, Marcus “djWHEAT” Graham, MANvsGAME, Swiftor, Jordan “Soma” Tayor, and TheJustinFlynn as they bring you the action every day of PAX, 8/29-9/1, from 10am-7pm PDT. For a more in-depth schedule, simply scroll down below the player on the twitch.tv/twitch.
The Official PAX Panel Streams
PAX has a long history of hosting awesome gaming industry panels, so awesome and desired that many (if not most) will have lines queued up hours before with fans turned away at the door due to capacity. But you needn’t worry as the Main Stage and Hedgehog Theatre panels will be readily available at all times via the wonders of live streaming. That’s right, you can tune in to twitch.tv/pax and twitch.tv/pax2, 8/29-9/1 from 10am-10pm PDT, to catch all of the action. Full schedules can be found here: Main Stage, Hedgehog Theatre.
The Next Level
Ubisoft’s ‘The Next Level is back for PAX Prime 2014. The innovative new show could be called a gamer’s reality TV show: it’s got everything from coaches to contestants completing challenges and competing for prizes. Tune in 8/29-9/1 from 12pm-6pm PDT at twitch.tv/thenextlevel and click here for more information about the event.
North American LCS Summer Playoffs
Riot’s League of Legends Championship Series inches ever closer to it’s finale in October, but first we’ll see which teams move on to Korea and which will be watching from home! Tension rises as only four teams remain: LMQ, Cloud9, Team Solomid, and Team Curse. Tune in 8/29-8/31 from 11am-6pm PDT on twitch.tv/riotgames to follow the action or visit lolesports.com to learn more.
Halo PAX Prime Showdown
It’s the stateside hands-on debut of Halo: The Master Chief Collection at PAX Prime. Assemble your Spartan fireteam and come qualify in the “Halo PAX Prime Showdown” for a chance at the $10,000 prize pool. Come to the ASTRO Gaming (Booth #842) and Skullcandy Gaming (Booth #3117) areas to get hands-on with Halo 2: Anniversary multiplayer and qualify for the Halo PAX Prime Showdown. At the end of the day, we’ll be taking the top performers from each booth, and giving them a spot in the 8-team weekend finals. Play the game, get free swag, and be a part of Halo esports history in the making. For those not able to attend PAX, the Halo panel and all matches of the Halo PAX Prime Showdown will be live streamed starting 8/29-8/31 from 11am-6pm PDT, exclusively on twitch.tv/Halo. Click here for more information.
If you are lucky enough to attend PAX Prime, then we have a whole lot more in store for you: TOME Tournaments live from the Twitch Booth, Twitch Broadcaster Meet & Greets (with 40+ broadcasters), Twitch Panels, and, of course, the infamous Twitch Party. You can find all that information and more here. Remember that this is just a basic rundown of PAX Prime content, but if you keep your eyes on twitch.tv/event/pax you won’t miss a lick of action all weekend (and Monday!) long.
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Games at the Event:
www.twitch.tv/pax (Main Theater)
www.twitch.tv/pax2 (Hedgehog theater)
PS Blog EU US
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A City Sleeps is Harmonix's Anime Take on Geometry Wars
Gauntlet Reboot Delayed Till September 2014
Atari to Bring Haunted House, Alone in the Dark to PC This Fall
Team Meat Announces A Voyeur for September
New Super Meat Boy Unveiled At PAX
Saints Row Developer Volition Unveiling A New Game At PAX Prime
Final Fantasy Type-0 HD: Fast, Violent, and Mature
Xbox at PAX Prime 2014
The Xbox Booth [#412] is the place to play this holiday’s hottest blockbusters! We’ll be featuring hands-on Xbox One exclusives like Sunset Overdrive, remastered Halo 2 Anniversary and Forza Horizon 2, the highly anticipated Electronic Arts title Dragon Age: Inquisition and digital favorites like Ori and the Blind Forest, Killer Instinct, Project Spark, and Project Totem, plus various ID@Xbox titles.
We’re also leading panels, participating in Pinny Arcade, hosting a Halo Tournament with Twitch, giving PAX fans a way to put themselves in the world of Sunset City at the Paramount Theatre and inviting everyone to a pre-PAX ID@Xbox event on the Microsoft Campus showcasing over 25 of our upcoming ID@Xbox titles! Learn more about these activities, our full Xbox@PAX Schedule and more at our U.S. Events Website.
Need more convincing? Read on to learn more about what you’ll find when you visit the Xbox Booth or attend any number of special Xbox/Microsoft activations at PAX Prime this year:
Fizzie and friends are showing up big for our hometown show! Come play 8-player “Chaos Squad” for your chance to survive the night against the mutants and take home a Pinny Arcade limited edition Fizzie pin. Then, get your photo taken in our Sunset Overdrive Photo Booth located at the Paramount Theatre or hop a ride on the Sunset Overdrive Bus to grab a “Sunset City” burger at Li’l Woody’s over the weekend.
Halo: The Master Chief Collection
It’s the Stateside hands-on debut of Halo: The Master Chief Collection at PAX Prime! Come to the Xbox One booth to get hands-on with an all-new Halo 2: Anniversary multiplayer map.
Feeling competitive? Then assemble your Spartan fireteam and come qualify in the “Halo PAX Prime Showdown” for a chance at the $10,000 prize pool. Come to the ASTRO Gaming (Booth #842) and Skullcandy Gaming (Booth #3117) areas on Friday, 8/29 to get hands-on with Halo 2: Anniversary multiplayer and qualify for the Halo PAX Prime Showdown. At the end of the day, we’ll be taking the top performers from each booth, and giving them a spot in the 8-team weekend finals on Saturday and Sunday.
Be sure to catch the Halo PAX Panel at Benaroya Hall (Sat. 8/30, 11:00AM PT) for all the latest information on Halo: The Master Chief Collection, Halo: Nightfall, as well as a behind-the-scenes look with 343 Industries personalities Frank O’Connor, Kiki Wolfkill, Dan Ayoub, and more! Play the game, meet the team, get free swag, and be a part of Halo eSports history in the making. For those not able to attend PAX, the Halo panel and Halo PAX Prime Showdown will be live streamed starting 10:30AM PT, Saturday (8/30), on http://twitch.tv/Halo.
Forza Horizon 2
Come get hands-on with the best racing game of E3, according to Electronic Gaming Magazine and Game Informer. In Forza Horizon 2 you will race through a massive wide-open world featuring dynamic weather and dramatic day-to-night cycles. The PAX demo features a high-speed race from the Horizon Festival to the Italian seaside city of Castelletto. Drive amazing cars, blast through fences and across fields, and go for first place in this pulse-pounding road trip!
Dragon Age: Inquisition
Bioware’s biggest and most expansive RPG, Dragon Age Inquisition, has a brand new demo, ready for hands on, exclusively at the MSFT booth! Meet our producers, get your burning questions answered and be the first to play the new content.
Ever play a game and think “this would be better if…”? Have you always wanted to try your hand at creating your own game, or even just play something completely new and different? Project Spark unlocks hundreds of thousands of games to play, provides simple yet powerful tools to create your own, and connects to a global community of inventive creators just like you. Come see Project Spark at the Xbox booth and meet members of the Project Spark beta community as well as Team Dakota, who will be on-hand to answer questions and hand out Pinny Arcade Pins to those who try Project Spark. Project Spark Starter Pack ships to retail stores around the world beginning October 7, 2014. The Project Spark beta is currently available for digital download on Xbox One and Windows 8. Discover the world’s next best game… or create it yourself!
“Killer Instinct: Season 2” begins Oct. 15, starting with new fighters TJ Combo and Maya, enhanced game modes and a completely revamped interface. “Killer Instinct: Season 2” - Combo Breaker Pack ($19.99) includes eight fighters starting with TJ Combo and Maya, and a new fighter added each month. “Killer Instinct: Season 2” – Ultra Edition ($39.99)” includes everything from the “KI: Season 2 Combo Breaker Pack”, plus select fighter costumes and accessory packs, plus an arcade perfect version of “Killer Instinct 2 Classic” with full Xbox Live multiplayer support. Fans can get TJ Combo and “KI2 Classic” early by purchasing “Killer Instinct: Season 2” - Ultra Edition between Sept. 23 and Oct. 14. Come check out the newest Killer Instinct characters only at the Xbox booth.
Ori and the Blind Forest
The forest of Nibel is dying. After a powerful storm sets a series of devastating events in motion, an unlikely hero must journey to find his courage, and confront a dark nemesis to save his home. “Ori and the Blind Forest” tells the tale of a young orphan destined for heroics, through a visually stunning action-platformer crafted by Moon Studios for Xbox One and PC. Featuring hand-painted artwork, meticulously animated character performance, and a fully orchestrated score, “Ori and the Blind Forest” explores a deeply emotional story about love and sacrifice, and the hope that exists in us all. Play the latest gameplay only at the Xbox booth.
In Project Totem you control two pieces of a totem pole at the same time with the same input. The challenge? The two are not always on the same path. Project Totem plays in solid 60 fps full HD with controls tighter than tight. It feels both retro and new at the same time and its mind bending puzzle design and twitch gameplay present plenty of challenge for the experienced gamer. Project Totem also features a local “couch” co-op campaign that you can challenge yourself and a friend with. It is designed to be played right away and does not require tutorial or unlocks. The basic premise for the co-op campaign? We have doubled everything – except the double jump. It has been quadrupled!
Check out some fantastic new games from great independent developers. Other Ocean will have “#IDARB,” a crowd-sourced, couch-competitive multiplayer eSport game for up to 8 players at the same time! Asteroid Base will have “Lovers in a Dangerous Space Time,” a frantic co-op platformer-inside-a-shooter, in which players work together piloting a neon-drenched battleship to save space animals, explore the galaxy, and fight evil robots. Chainsawesome Games will have “Knight Squad,” which can loosely be described as SNES era Bomberman meets Gauntlet – play as a Knight and defeat your opponents using epic weapons and power ups. SpeedRunners, from DoubleDutch and tinyBuild is a cut-throat multiplayer running game that pits four players against each other – run, jump, swing and use devious pick-ups to knock your opponents off-screen.
If you’re in town early for PAX Prime, you can come and play over 25 upcoming ID@Xbox titles at our ID@Xbox Pre-PAX Open House on Thursday, August 28th from 6-8:30pm at the Microsoft Campus. The event is free, and we’re even offering shuttles from the Convention center to Campus! Check out all the details here.
Age of Empires Booth - #6608; 6th Floor
Be the first to demo the new touch-based, free-to-play game, Age of Empires: Castle Siege, grab medieval weapons and get your picture taken in the OneDrive booth, or compete in other Age of Empires games on our daily Twitch stream at the Age of Empires booth! All will earn you your own limited edition Castle Siege Pinny Arcade pin and your Castle Siege bandana (while supplies last). Join The Siege!
State of Decay Booth – N5; 4th floor
Wanna survive the zombie apocalypse? Then come on over to Booth N5; 4th floor, and meet Undead Labs and the State of Decay development team! Come play State of Decay as well as the latest DLC, “State of Decay: Lifeline”. On Saturday between 1-3pm, come meet both one of the authors who inspired the franchise, J.L. Bourne, and Drew Hobson, the voice-actor behind “Marcus”….and others. Who knows, there might even be some surprises in store. #snacksofdecay
Halo and the Journey of The Master Chief
Saturday, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Join the Halo Developers from 343 Industries for an in-depth look into Halo: The Master Chief Collection and other upcoming Halo projects and releases. Come celebrate The Master Chief and the future of the franchise as we take you on the next steps of your Halo journey.
Dan Ayoub [Executive Producer, 343 Industries], Frank O'Connor [Franchise Director, 343 Industries], Kiki Wolfkill [Partner Executive Producer, 343 Industries]
Major Nelson Radio at PAX Prime
Saturday, 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
For the 10th year in a row, it’s Major Nelson Radio at PAX Prime! Like a fine wine that has gotten better with age, Major Nelson Radio goes down smooth and leaves no bitter aftertaste.
Join Larry Hryb, Xbox LIVE’s Major Nelson, e, lollip0p and JEF United as we record an episode of the award winning podcast “Major Nelson Radio” LIVE in front of a studio audience. We will have prizes, guests and probably fun.
Note: Clowns are not permitted at the recording.
Nintendo Announces Plans for PAX Prime 2014
Nintendo has finally announced it’s plans for game showcases at this year’s PAX Prime in Seattle, Washington. Be prepared to see a whole host of new footage from Hyrule Warriors, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS, and Bayonetta 2. The official statement is outlined below.
Nintendo News: Get Ready to Smash, Seattle! Nintendo Brings Super Smash Bros. to PAX Prime; #SmashBash Could Bring Smash Action to You!
Some of the top Nintendo video games launching this year, including Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS, will be playable at the PAX Prime convention. Nintendo will also host a number of fun events and lots of hands-on game-play opportunities for fans to experience the latest and greatest Wii U and Nintendo 3DS games before they launch. PAX Prime takes place Aug. 29-Sept. 1 at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle.
Fans eager to check out the upcoming Hyrule Warriors game for Wii U can visit the Renaissance Seattle Hotel at 515 Madison St. from 7 to 10 p.m. (Photo: Business Wire)
Here is what Nintendo has on tap:
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS #SmashBash: To amp up the excitement for the first appearance of Nintendo’s coolest fighting game on a portable system, Nintendo will be bringing Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS to locations around Seattle on Friday and Saturday of the show to give people in the city a chance to play as well. Follow Nintendo’s social media channels to learn where these #SmashBash events will take place.
Hyrule Warriors Event: After PAX Prime shuts down at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 30, people eager to check out the upcoming Hyrule Warriors game for Wii U can visit the Renaissance Seattle Hotel at 515 Madison St. from 7 to 10 p.m. This event will be open to the public, and a PAX badge is not required for entry. Attendees will be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis, as space allows. Cosplaying fans dressed as characters from The Legend of Zeldaseries will be able to fast-track into the event ahead of the general public. Anyone dressed in The Legend of Zeldagear or wearing a Hyrule Warriors T-shirt (available at the event while supplies last) can enter a drawing for a chance to win some cool original Hyrule Warriors concept artwork. Fans can enter by taking a picture against a special backdrop and tweeting the image with specific hashtags. The winner will be chosen at random toward the end of the event, and the winner must be present to claim the prize.
During the show, Nintendo will have a variety of other fun activities and offerings at its booth, including a dedicated Pokémon area where fans can meet up with fellow Pokémon Trainers to battle and trade. Games scheduled to appear at the Nintendo booth at the show include:
- Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
- Hyrule Warriors
- Bayonetta 2
- Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker
- Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric (SEGA)
- Stealth Inc. 2 (Curve Digital)
- Swords & Soldiers II (Ronimo Games)
- Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS
- Pokémon Art Academy
- Azure Striker GUNVOLT (Inti Creates Co. Ltd.)
PlayStation at PAX Prime 2014
Posted by Andrew Kelly on Aug 28, 2014 // Public Relations, PlayStation
PAX Prime is nearly here, and we’re bringing the goods. If you’re headed to Seattle this year, swing by the PlayStation booth (#122) to play more than 30 new and unreleased games like Bloodborne, The Order: 1886, Until Dawn, LittleBigPlanet 3, Far Cry 4, Secret Ponchos, Axiom Verge, Apotheon, and Helldivers. WHEW! In addition to playable games, we’ll have some fun activities in our booth and panel sessions. See below for all of the info.
As you may have seen, we announced a bunch of games on PlayStation.Blog this morning, including Salt & Sanctuary, which will be playable in the Indie Megabooth at PAX. While you’re there, check out some other indies coming to PlayStation platforms, including Assault Android Cactus, Nom Nom Galaxy, and Titan Souls.
- Tim Schafer from Double Fine will be in the booth on Friday and Saturday from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. to sign special posters for Grim Fandago Remastered. The posters will be in limited supply, so come early for a chance to get one!
- Visit The Order: 1886 area for a chance to win a PS4 signed by members of the development team, Ready At Dawn. We’ll have all the details on how to win the console in our booth, though it may involve wearing #TheGalahad…
- All PAX goers are welcome to come by our booth for some four-player, Freedom Wars co-op. On top of that, fans that preorder the game at the show will walk away with this extremely limited PAX-Exclusive Freedom Wars t-shirt, featuring the ever so charming Percy Propa! For the Greater Good!
PAX Prime Lineup – PlayStation Booth
How Media Molecule Made the Fourth-Wall-Breaking Papery World of Tearaway
Panelist: James Spafford [Community Manger, Media Molecule]
Date: Saturday 8/30
Time: 10:00am – 11:00am
Location: Sandworm Theater
Description: Tearaway is a game about a little messenger in a papery world held entirely in your hands, with a fourth wall breaking design that makes you as much a part of the story as your little messenger friend. Learn how we designed and built a realistic paper world that flexes, folds, tears and crumples at your very touch, how paper influenced every part of the game’s construction from the art style, to the sound effects, music and UI, and what’s next for the world of Tearaway.
Grim Fandango: Bringing the Dead Back to Life
Panelists: Tim Schafer [President & CEO, Double Fine Productions], Peter Chan [Concept Artist and Illustrator], Peter McConnell [Composer, Little Big Note Music], Matt Hansen [Executive Producer, Double Fine Productions], Gio Corsi [Director of Third Party Publishing, SCEA]
Date: Saturday 8/30
Time: 4:30PM – 5:30PM
Location: Main Theater
Description: In 1998, Tim Schafer released Grim Fandango, his final game at Lucas Arts before leaving to start Double Fine Productions. The game saw great critical success and has gone on to be considered one of the great classics. Now, over 15 years later, the game is being re-released as Grim Fandango Remastered, debuting on PlayStation 4 & Vita. Join a panel consisting of both the game’s original creators and the team responsible for the new release as they discuss the game’s original development, their feelings on the game looking back, and how they are approaching development on the new release!
Can’t wait for PAX Prime to start – I’ll be there, so come by and say hi!
PAX Prime 2014 Sale: 18 Games from Years Past
Hi everyone! PAX Prime kicks off later this week in Seattle and to celebrate we’re discounting a unique lineup of games that were shown at past PAX Prime shows. Starting today after PlayStation Store publishes we’re making 18 games available for up to 60 percent off, with PS Plus members receiving up to 80 percent off.
Pick up Transistor, Trials Fusion, Beyond: Two Souls, Child of Light, Don’t Starve: Console Edition, and more this week to get you prepped for PAX Prime and the long holiday weekend.
Check out the full lineup:
The PAX Prime Sale runs through Monday, September 1, so don’t forget to pick up these fun, unique games while they’re all on sale. Let us know which titles you are going to pick up in the comments below.
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