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!

XBLA Fancast:

PAX East Day 1: PAX East Special “And that’s a game”

PAX East Day 2: PAX East Special  Day 2

PAX East Day 3: PAX East 2012 Wrap Up


In the year 3587 Awesomenauts takes MOBA to the 2nd Dimension. And it feels a lot like the ’80s

Read More: Coming Soon

Bang Bang Racing

Read More: PAX East: Digital Reality brings the retro with Bang Bang Racing


Battleblock Theater


Read More: PAX East: Making frienemies in Battleblock Theater


Black Knight Sword

  Read More: Wielding the Black Knight’s sword at PAX East



If God of War and Madworld had a baby, it would be this bloody, cinematic title.

Read More: Coming Soon


Charlie Murder

Punk Rock battles Death Metal in Charlie Murder, a rocking RPG/brawler hybrid.

Read More: Coming Soon


Crimson Dragon

Read More: PAX East: Take to the beautifully-rendered skies in Crimson Dragon


Read More: PAX East: Making a run for it in Deadlight

Double Dragon: Neon

The dream of the ’80s is alive in Double Dragon: Neon.

Read More: Coming Soon

Dungeon Defenders

Trendy Entertainment  plans to add three additional adventures to Dungeon Defenders for consoles.

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Dust: An Elysian Tail

Read More: Dust: An Elysian Tail impressions from PAX East

Fable Heroes

Classic Fable characters embark on a colorful adventure this spring.

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Fruit Ninja Kinect

Halfbrick’s Fruit Ninja Kinect is the top-selling Kinect XBLA title for good reason.

Read More: Coming Soon

Hell Yeah!

Read More: PAX East: You’ll be saying Hell Yeah! too after playing this game


Joe Danger: the Movie

Read More:  PAX East: Lights, camera, danger with Joe Danger: The Movie

Laika Believes

Take control of a super-intelligent Soviet space dog that takes on Cold War Russia in Laika believes.

Read More:  Coming Soon

Magic the Gathering Duels of the Planeswalkers 2013

Read More: Full deck customization in Duels of the Planeswalkers unlikely


Read More: PAX East: Majestic-12 preview


Mark of the Ninja

Frontal assault will fail in Mark of the Ninja. Thank God you are a sneaky ninja.

Read More: Coming Soon



Build the world around you in Minecraft, a game limited only by your own imagination.

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Live the sylized life of a professional heist artist with or against friends in the IGF Award-winning Monaco.

Read More:  Coming Soon


Primal Carnage (Unconfirmed for XBLA)

It’s man versus dinosaur in this multiplayer shooter that hearkens back to memories of Jurassic Park.

Read More:  Coming Soon


Quantum Conundrum

Read More: PAX East: Going through the many dimensions of Quantum Conundrum

Rock Band Blitz

Read More:  PAX East: Rock Band Blitz impressions

Runner 2


Read More: PAX East: Dancing to a new beat in Runner 2


Skulls of the Shogun

Read More: PAX East: Conquering the afterlife in Skulls of the Shogun


Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Part 2

Read More: PAX East: Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 2 impressions


Super T.I.M.E. Force

Read More: PAX East: Saving yourself to fight with your ghost in Super T.I.M.E. Force


Trials: Evolution

Trials Evolution leaves the warehouse adding all new atmospheres and tools for track editors

Read More: Coming Soon


Vessel (Unconfirmed for XBLA)

Vessel contains the potential of Mario’s waterpack in a puzzling Second-Dimension steampunk world.

Read More: Coming Soon




Read More: PAX East: Taking XBLA back to its arcade roots in Wreckateer