Last month, Major League Soccer became the latest US sports association to create its own eSports league, eMLS, which will exclusively run EA Sports’ game FIFA 18. We knew its first-ever event would be a tournament (the eMLS Cup) at the upcoming PAX…
From Tech Insider: This eSports founder used a brilliant method to land a big investment from legendary tech exec Paul Maritz
Former VMware CEO Paul Maritz likes to make angel investments in companies that he understands. He doesn’t play video games and never considered backing an eSports startup.
But when one of his former employees pitched an idea for a gambling platform,…
Now that I’ve had plenty of time to recover from four solid days of PAX West over Labor Day weekend (my twelfth PAX West in a row!), I’d like to share some love for my personal “best in show,” the games that wowed, surprised, impressed, surprised, and just plain entertained me the most. Before we begin, I’d like to make one thing clear: I did not play every game at PAX. In fact, I didn’t even see every game that was at PAX. Despite being there for nearly every hour of the show from Friday through Monday, it’s just not… Read More
NBA Jam-alikes, Advance Wars-alikes, and a coffee-cup fighting game all feature.
If you find them all, you win the highly coveted “nothing.”
Indie games have always been a part of PAX, but this year brought out the best crowd of indie games weâ€™ve seen in recent memory. Hereâ€™s our big list of our favorite indie games from PAX West 2017.
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From GeekWire: Seattle Police ditched Twitch, but PAX panel offers 3 ways department could return to stream again
In the midst of the giant PAX West gaming convention in Seattle this past weekend, one panel dedicated its conversation to not playing games. More specifically, the discussion on Monday centered around the Seattle Police Department and its short-lived use of Twitch to stream games that were mixed with dialogue on department and community matters. “Eyes Up, Guardians. The Police Were on Twitch” featured a panel of Seattle journalists, including myself, and tech-minded individuals with an eye on the increasingly popular world of game streaming. Members of SPD’s communications department, on the channel FuzzFeed206, had been streaming weekly conversations for… Read More
From GeekWire: Penny Arcade’s Jerry Holkins on the future of PAX, new projects, and his current favorite game console
Penny Arcade co-founder Jerry Holkins sat down with GeekWire this weekend at the PAX West game convention to discuss the past, present, and future of Penny Arcade, as well as what he’s into lately. Holkins is the writer behind the popular Penny Arcade webcomic that spawned a media and events empire, including the Penny Arcade Expo gaming conventions, better known as PAX. The original Seattle-area PAX, now dubbed PAX West, continues to attract a sold-out crowd of enthusiastic gamers to the Washington State Convention Center and other downtown Seattle venues over four days. Speaking with Holkins at the event this… Read More
From GeekWire: PAX Panel: eSports has a mental health problem, and the entire industry needs to team up to fix it
Top eSports stars may not end their battles with the same bumps, bruises and breaks as other top-level athletes do, but the games still take a toll on even the best players. As eSports continues to transform into a major industry, with top competitions filling major arenas around the world, the industry is starting to look at how hours and hours of high-pressure competitive gaming is affecting its top players. A panel at the PAX West game conferenceÂ in Seattle this weekend dove into the issue this weekend, featuring prominent players, gaming company officials and team representatives. The consensus: any push… Read More
The scene at the giant gaming convention PAX can be overwhelming: Dramatically lit booths tower over tens of thousands of people as they race to try out new games and compete in e-sports tournaments. But there’s one place of respite. Tucked away in the ACT theater, far from the crowds and sounds of virtual warfare, you’ll find the Non Exploding Kittens room: a room of kittens up for adoption that areÂ ready to play and snuggle. It’s a collaboration between the developers of hit card game Exploding Kittens and Meow Cat Rescue in Kirkland, Wash., who have been hosting the room… Read More