PAX West Transforms into 9-Day Digital Event: PAX Online

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With every other convention and gathering canceled or postponed this year, it’s no surprise that PAX West, one of the biggest venues in gaming, has officially followed suit. PAX West, which normally takes place in Seattle, WA, along with PAX AUS in Australia, are being replaced by a new all-digital event, PAX Online.

PAX Online will take place September 12 – 20 and feature a virtual show floor of game reveals, demos, and esports tournaments. And it’s all free.

“PAX has always been a community first, from the attendees, panelists, exhibitors, to the incredible Enforcers who keep PAX going all year,” said Jerry Holkins, co-founder of PAX. “PAX Online brings that shared experience home, along with game reveals, exclusive hands-on experiences, the chance to hear from and speak with your favorite game developers, plus so much more. Even if we can’t all meet in Seattle or Melbourne this year, we look forward to reconnecting with our friends and welcoming everyone to our new home, PAX Online. Technically, you’re already there.”

PAX Online will feature non-stop streaming convent on all three PAX twitch channels, including panels, concerts, and tournaments. The virtual demo hall will allow users to download and play demos directly into their own PCs.

Panel submissions are open now, and will close July 24. Developers can register for the PAX Online Indie Showcase up through July 17.

PAX Online will begin September 12.

Age of Wonders: Planetfall Invasions Review

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Invasions is the second DLC for last year’s excellent sci-fi strategy game Age of Wonders: Planetfall, and the first to add a playable new faction. The Shakarn come equipped with fun new stealth abilities along with a mini-campaign that showcases their skills as expert manipulators. Invasions also adds a new NPC faction, new world events, and a new late-game challenge in the form of the titular invasions.

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Watch the PC Gaming Show Today, Showcasing More than 50 Games

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PC Gamer has been hosting their own E3-like event each year at E3, highlight PC games and developers. Though E3 2020 was cancelled this year due to the pandemic, the PC Gaming Show is returning for its sixth year. The event features interviews, trailers and announcements for new and upcoming PC games.

The event will air today, June 13, at 11 am Pacific/2 pm Eastern, on Twitch and YouTube.

“With this year’s PC Gaming Show, we still wanted to deliver on the spectacle and level of production that gamers expect from gaming press conferences,” said Evan Lahti, editor-in-chief, PC Gamer. “We’re not going to just show people a Zoom call with some video games in it. We want this to be a unique and fun moment for PC gaming.”

Previous events have been broadcast live, but this year’s will be pre-recorded. Sean “Day9” Plott and Frankie Ward return to host the event, along with over two dozen celebrity cameos and developers.

The PC Gaming Show will feature over 50 games from developers and publishers like 2K Games, Coffee Stain Studios, Frontier Developments, Humble Games, Perfect World, Rebellion, Sega, and Xseed Games. Confirmed games include Mafia: Remastered Edition, Surgeon Simulator 2, and Torchlight 3.

The show is partially sponsored by Intel, who is giving away a custom-built PC inspired by Total War Saga: Troy. To enter for a chance to win, you’ll need to visit Intel Gaming’s social media sites, including YouTube, Instagram, and Twitter. The winner will be randomly drawn on July 10.