Believe it or not my favorite part about video games isn’t the games themselves but the way they bring people together. Arguably no show demonstrates this bond better than PAX. Thousands of likeminded individuals flooded Boston this past Easter weekend. It didn’t matter where you worked or what you did or what you had to do when you hit the ground again on Monday; for one glorious weekend everyone was an equal: a gamer. It didn’t matter if your weapon was a die, a mouse, a controller or one’s own body. Everyone at this show had a passion for games.
A few of us from XBLA Fans made the trip and had the honor of mingling and checking out some of the upcoming XBLA titles for 2012 and beyond. We were able to hear developers in their element talking to fans about their projects. It was an amazing experience. Our own Andrew Crews has already elaborated on this issue, but in the end you remember the little things. That being said, there were some amazing games. Check out our full breakdown below!
PAX East is this Friday and while passes for that day are remaining slim, if you’re going to the event you might want to check out this mega booth …
Ever since the announcement that Capybara Games won the IGF XBLA prize for Super T.I.M.E. Force, we haven’t seen much beyond the trailer that debuted four months prior. But now we have three brand new screenshots and it still looks like insanity made with a great pixel style. The gameplay does look pretty insane and still begs questions, like are you controlling an army of characters and are able to pick one out of each? Is that all multiplayer going on? Capybara will be showing the game off at PAX East this year and XBLA Fans will have their hands all over it. Catch the other screenshots after the jump.
Some pretty huge news came out of the Independent Games Festival with a brand new game and a soon-to-be-released game winning one of the big prizes. Before we start big, Capybara Games’ Super T.I.M.E. Force won the XBLA prize which ensures publishing and funding by Microsoft for the upcoming title. The trailer looks insane with questions of 12 player co-op or the amount of enemies on screen is amazing. It looks sort of like Metal Slug in crazy space. No pricing or date announced but watch the trailer so you know what craziness to expect.