Author: K Bey

PAX Unplugged: A Weekend Adventure in Tabletop Gaming

November 17 – 19, 2017 marked the first ever PAX Unplugged convention at the Philadelphia Convention Center. Although PAX has experience with video and computer gaming, Unplugged was the Penny Arcade Expo’s first foray into the world of strictly tabletop gaming. As someone who regularly attends Gen Con, the self proclaimed Best Four Days in Gaming™, I was very interested to see how PAX would differentiate itself not only from its competitors in tabletop conventions, but also from its PAX predecessors. The Good: If you want to discover new tabletop games, PAX Unplugged is a great place to do...

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10 Card Games to Try from Gen Con 50

Gen Con in Indianapolis, Indiana is known as the four best days in gaming. On August 19th through 20th, companies showcased their best new games to over 200,000 attendees at the 50th anniversary of the tabletop convention. Below is a list of ten new and exciting card games that were demoed, previewed, and sold at Gen Con. 1. Campy Creatures by Keymaster Games Campy Creatures is a game of bluffing and trick-taking centered around the campy monsters of horror creature-feature fame. Each player plays their hand of creatures to try to capture the most mortal cards to gain points....

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The Evolution of Princess Zelda

As the world waits with bated breath for the release of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild in 2017, it’s fun to reflect and reminisce on the amount of progress that Nintendo’s protagonist Link has made throughout the years of his development. What once was a 2D top-view game for the Nintendo Entertainment System has evoked some of the greatest games of Nintendo’s wheelhouse. Although reflecting on the change of Link is exciting (the internet can’t seem to handle how he will be wearing a swimsuit in Breath of the Wild) it brings to question the character development...

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Neopets Is Still Around, Still Loved

Neopets, put simply, is a virtual pet website. In practice it is a whole universe. It was launched in 1999 and bought out by Viacom in 2005. Players of all ages registered for accounts, adopted their virtual pets, and entered the world of Neopia. The website allowed for layers of play — not only could you clothe, feed, and care for your pet, but you could travel the world, play flash games, read lore, and so much more. Unsurprisingly, many of the WWAC gamers were, and some still are, Neopets lovers. What was your favorite part of Neopets? Alenka Figa: The games!...

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