66 posts tagged Playstation
by: Mikey Krieger
This last weekend, Seattle was host to PAX Prime, an expo showcasing great gaming content from both AAA developers and first-party console studios to independent developers ranging from obscure to beloved. Being a couple of days removed from yet another awesome, yet chaotic, PAX this year, I’ve had time to filter out much of the hyperbole employed by publishers trying to stand out in a sea of their own peers and have been able to reflect on what last weekend was all about: the games and the next-generation of gaming hardware.
There were no shortage of quality games to be found at PAX this year. The Indie Mega Booth showcased many amazing titles, like the much anticipated Hotline Miami 2 and Octodad: The Dadliest Catch and more obscure titles like The Stanley Parable and Delver’s Drop. Major publishers like Bethesda, Ubisoft, and Sega brought all their upcoming games coming to all the major platforms. Not to mention Sony and Microsoft showcasing the Playstation 4 and Xbox One with their respective lineups, as well as Nintendo’s upcoming lineup of software.
The excess of great content is the reason why it became hard to pinpoint what games truly stood out the highest above the rest. Some truly fantastic games like Killzone: Shadow Fall, Sonic: Lost World, Batman: Arkham Origins and Dying Light happened to fall short of this final list. But this only speaks to how great these five following games actually are, and how excited I am to own them in the following months. And while some great games like Infamous: Second Son and Watch Dogs blew me away at the show, they were not playable to the public, making them ineligible for the following list. But here are the five games from PAX ‘13 that need to be on your radar.