PAX Prime: First Look!

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Alright folks, we’re kicking off the slow burn leading to the conflagration known as PAX Prime. GFBRobot plans to be there in force and you can expect extensive documentation of the event. Be it David’s photos, hands-on reviews by our various writers, behind the scenes interviews with real life developers or simply Andrew’s con-addled and increasingly frantic Twitter updates, we’ve got you covered.

Today, we’ve got the keynote speaker’s not-so-secret identity, the full concert list and an early sampling of expected developers. Click the jump for all the goods and remember that PAX Prime will be August 26th-28th in (n)Ever Sunny Seattle.

Speaker

David Jaffe, of the perennially imitated God of War trilogy and the (soon to be restored) classic Twisted Metal series will be providing this year’s keynote address. He’s currently co-running the Eat Sleep Play studio which is developing the next Twisted Metal title, as well as assisting SCEA in their development of God of War III. Jaffe has frequently been in the news over the years as a result of his very public presence and high degree of accessibility¬†via blogs and various social networks.

 

Developers

The full list of developers has yet to be posted at the PAX site, but we currently know that 2K Games, Activision, Bioware, Capcom, NCSoft, Wizards of the Coast, Privateer Press, Tin Man Games, and Turbine will all be in attendance. Also, Microsoft will be holding their Halo Fest which looks to be the biggest ever recorded.

 

Musicians

The Video Game Orchestra and Supercommuter will be making their FIRST ever PAX appearance along with returning acts to include Jonathan Coulton, MC Frontalot, Metroid Metal, Minibosses, and Paul and Storm. Combined, this will be 3 straight nights of nerdgasmic musical mayhem.

 

Advice

Now, if you don’t already have PAX Prime passes, you should know that ALL passes have been sold out for the last month. There are some second hand passes available around the internet but PLEASE do remember that only the physical badge itself will be acceptable at the convention entrance, and any codes, order numbers, etc offered are most likely scams and will do you no good.

If you can’t get a hold of a pass but you know of a specific developer, game or company that you really, really, really want to know more about you can just shoot us an email or contact us via Twitter and we’ll make sure to include them in our coverage.

 

See you in August!

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