March 20th 2013 9:50 am PT
As you get ready to map out your plan of attack on the Boston Convention Center this week for PAX East 2013, be sure to include the Xbox Booth #524 where you’ll find the latest and greatest gaming and entertainment experiences for spring and summer in one huge space.
Below is an overview of Xbox activities at PAX East. For more detailed PAX East info, download the Guidebook app on your Windows Phone!
Hands-On Gaming (Xbox Booth #524)
Dance Central 3: Dance Central 3, from the #1-selling dance franchise for Kinect is back at PAX East in a big way! Stop by the Xbox booth and take the Dance Central stage to cut a rug to your favorite songs. From disco grooves of the 70’s to current chart-topping dance hits, you can find a beat to shake your money-maker in front of thousands of your closest friends.
Halo 4 (Castle Map Pack): Come play Castle Map Pack, the first consumer hands-on experience at PAX East! The War Games Map Pass allows players to extend their gameplay experience with new locations and bonus content (2 unique helmets and an emblem). The Castle Map Pack is the third of the series, offering larger, more open spaces, in three very different settings and map styles. Castle map pack introduces nine new achievements, three new maps, and a new “Castle DLC” playlist.
Gears of War: Judgment (Maxim Map Pack): Microsoft, Epic Games and MAXIM are delivering even more adrenaline-fueled action to Gears of War fans with the upcoming post-launch release of two free, MAXIM-sponsored multiplayer maps – Haven and Capitol – as well as a new mode called “Execution.” First consumer hands-on experience at PAX East! For more details including a first look at Haven, head over to Maxim Online at www.maxim.com/gow-haven.
Xbox LIVE Arcade Games:
The Xbox booth has four addictive titles that are sure to keep you coming back for more! Be sure to stop by and check out a diverse range of games – from motorbikes to mindless zombies, platforming to poker, the Xbox LIVE Arcade team and the awesome developers behind each title are ready to provide you with innovative, fun, and challenging games for you to check out!
Xbox Games for Windows 8:
Disney Fairies: Hidden Treasures
Monsters Love Candy
Special Events and Panels
Halo Team Autograph Signings:
Location: Xbox Booth #524
Day/ Time: Friday, March 22 2:00pm – 3:00pm
Halo 4 Multiplayer: Past, Present, and Future
Day: Friday, March 22
Time: 5:00pm – 6:00pm
Location: Main Theater
Halo 4 delivered a unique set of multiplayer experiences, immersing players in an episodic campaign with Spartan Ops, while delivering more breadth and depth in the expanded War Games sandbox. You’ve played the Majestic Map Pack and may even have had a chance to play Castle Map Pack on the floor here at PAX. Come prepared to hear 343 Industries’ Burnie Burns, Kevin Franklin, Andy Dudynsky and Jessica Shea, as well as Certain Affinity’s Tom Potter discuss where we’ve been, where we are, and what is on the horizon for Halo 4 Multiplayer.
Finally, don’t miss the Podcast we we will be recording in front of you the live studio audience.
If you can’t make the trip to Boston this year, you’ll be able to watch the recording (and many of the panels) on the Official Twitch.TV PAX channel. Update: Looks like there was a change of plans and the room we will be in is not set up for streaming. If that changes I’ll tweet the link. Sorry.
Major Nelson Podcast!
Saturday 5:30pm – 6:30pm | NAGA Theatre
Join us as we hang out, take your questions and talk about games, PAX and whatever else we think of.
Special Guest Ken Levine will also drop by to talk about “Bioshock Infinite”.
I’ll update this post as I get more information – See you at the show this weekend.