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PAX East 2012: Jessica Nigiri, Reviews, etc.

PAX East 2012: Jessica Nigiri, Reviews, etc.

PAX East 2012 kicked off on April 6th and ended on the 8th. I’ve compiled a bit of videos, photos, game trailers and other information released around the time of PE2012. Max Payne 3 has a solid release date of May 29. Torchlight 2 and Grand Theft Auto 5 are expecting June and October dates.

Barely clothed cosplayer and model for Warner Bros. Games Jessica Nigiri was asked to cover herself up. Later she was asked to change. A bit of controversy arose from this incident and here is what I assume is an official explanation. Here is an interview with Nigiri at PE12.

You can now pre-order Guild Wars 2!

Mojang has released a prototype screenshot of 0x10c.

Trailers:
Guns of Icarus Online: Trailer #2
Diablo 3 Barbarian Class Trailer

PAX East 2012:
Hawken: Destructoid Hands-on / Dev. Interview 1 / Dev. Interview 2 / Trailer
Borderlands 2: Interview 1 / Interview 2 / Interview 3 / Hands-on
Torchlight 2: Berserker Video / Preview

Release Dates:
GTA5: ETA October
Torchlight 2: ETA June
Max Payne 3: Releasing on May 29, 2012 in NA and June 1, 2012 internationally.

PAX East 2012 Photos:
Gameinformer: Day 1 / Day 2
Destructoid: Gallery
VGRevolution: Gallery
TheGameEffect: Gallery
Jessica Nigiri: Gallery
TORWars: Galactic Gallery of Awesome
DarthHater: Day Two and Three

PAX East 2012 show floor image source: http://www.tumblr.com/tagged/pax-east-2012?before=1334005306

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Video: Guild Wars 2 Field Recording


Video: Guild Wars 2 Catacombs and Underwater

Really? Underwater combat? Are we that desperate to please gamer peons? What’s next? Space combat in astronaut gear?


Pre-E3 2011: The Old Republic: Most Anticipated. Period.

What title is without a doubt the most anticipated title of E3? Star Wars the Old Republic. There is no question. Millions of people are waiting, impatiently, expecting a release date at E3. It is very unlikely that they will get their wish, but the anticipation is so thick that it could tear a rift in space-time.

I predict that we will get some interesting new information, but the release date window will remain and we can expect the game somewhere between September and December.

Over 1.5 million people signed up to beta test TOR. Millions of people have been watching this game since 2008 and still do so religiously. They can’t get enough. Bioware setup a Pre-Launch Guild System on the official site and nearly 40,000 guilds have been created. The game has not even released yet.

The SWTOR community forum is so massive that moderators have had to create entirely new posts regularly (closing the original) just to keep the thread sizes down. Nearly 5 million posts have been created on the community forum since Oct 2008. That is just the English forum. There is a French and German forum.

This is the next generation story-driven MMO. Your character and every NPC with dialogue has a voice-over. You won’t read dialogue in TOR. You will live it. This has never been done.

It will not only be a massive in landscape and replay value, it will literally be massive. I’ve heard some people estimate that it will be larger than 30GB. Possibly approaching 50GB or more. We’ll see.

The Old Republic is so massive that it has been said that most areas will be larger than those in World of Warcraft. There are 17 confirmed planets and players expect more to be released. The four origin worlds are about half the size of Kalimdor, but they are the smallest worlds in TOR. Even if each world is only half the size of Kalimdor, then that means that there is enough landscape to fill about 8.5 Kalimdor sized zones.

Oh and I almost forgot to mention: there is space combat in The Old Republic. That means even more real estate.

Update: I’ve been told that the game features 16 novels worth of writing.

TOR may be the largest, most anticipated game to ever appear at E3.

Other titles to keep an eye on: Battlefield 3, Elder Scrolls: Skyrim, Mass Effect 3, Deus Ex: Human Revolution, Guild Wars 2, Uncharted 3 and Duke Nukem Forever.


Video: Guild Wars 2 – Top 10 Reasons To Be Interested


PAX East 2011: Guild Wars 2 Discussion Panel Videos #guildwars2

The discussion touches on a lot of interesting key elements and the panel does a great job of explaining many of them. If you’re interested in Guild Wars 2 it’s worth watching.


And a random trailer.


Guild Wars 2 Concept Art #guildwars2

Guild Wars 2 Concept Art

Source: Guild Wars 2 Concept Art Gallery