va-11 hall-a

VA-11 HALL-A: Not Family-Friendly, But Very Cool

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I played VA-11 HALL-A at PAX this weekend. Va-11 HALL-A, developed by Sukeban and published by Ysbryd, is set in the futuristic Glitch City, brought to life through pixel art. It’s reminiscent of ’90s anime and old Japanese computer games. It’s also a game about cyberpunk bartending, so be careful about handing it to younger family members—there’s plenty of drinking and flirty dialogue. That said, if this description doesn’t pull you in I don’t know what will: Read More

PAX Prime 2015

My Favorite Part of PAX

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I’m fresh from my second PAX convention, exhausted but happy. If you’re not familiar with the phenomenon that is PAX, here’s a quick description: PAX is a gigantic gaming convention. PAX started in Bellevue, Washington in 2004, and now there are four PAX conventions: PAX Prime in Seattle, PAX East in Boston, PAX Australia in Melbourne, and PAX South in San Antonio. More than 80,000 people attended PAX Prime this year, and tickets sold out five minutes after they went on sale. Read More