Going to PAX East? Here's what Microsoft has in store for you

Xbox maker to hold special event at Natick Mall and Titanfall panel; plus, you can play Project Spark and unreleased ID@Xbox games at their booth.

PAX East is next week and if you're planning to attend (we certainly are!), you'll likely be happy to learn that Microsoft today officially announced its schedule for the show.

The event, which runs April 11-13, is entirely sold out. If you couldn't get a ticket you can still attend Microsoft's Xbox Store Event on Thursday, April 10 starting at 7 p.m. at the Natick Mall. Here at this event Microsoft will provide the first ever public demonstration of Rock Band developer's upcoming Xbox-exclusive music game Fantasia: Music Evolved. Attendees can also play unreleased ID@Xbox games and Kinect Sports Rivals.

During PAX East itself, Microsoft will hold three panels. These are listed below.

Saturday, April 12

  • "Project Spark: Playing is Creating: How to transform from an everyday gamer to a creative visionary with Project Spark." Starts at 12 noon in the Albatross Theatre.
  • "Titanfall: Looking Back & Moving Forward." Starts at 4:30 p.m. in the Main Theatre.
  • "Major Nelson Radio - Live!" Starts at 6 p.m. in the Albatross Theatre

Finally, Microsoft will have an array of games on display at its booth on the PAX East show floor. These include Kinect Sports Rivals, Titanfall, Project Spark, Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare, and ID@Xbox games Super Time Force and Strike Suit Zero: Director's Cut. Xbox One launch titles Forza Motorsport 5, Dead Rising 3, Ryse: Son of Rome, and Killer Instinct will also be playable at Microsoft's booth.

Sony and Nintendo are not attending PAX East 2014. For more on GameSpot's plans for the show, be sure to read this blog post from GameSpot editor-in-chief Justin Calvert.

Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and you can follow him on Twitter @EddieMakuch
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Discussion

61 comments
se007
se007

Just wish they showed some Quantum Break already! There isn't much point to buy the box now, maybe this game would change it.

blackothh
blackothh

yes but microsoft is not on my to visit list, and never will be

tommynj
tommynj

I want the new stuff Microsoft. Lets get with the program...!

lonewolf1044
lonewolf1044

Nothing against MS and hope they do well, but the games that they are offering to show does not interest me.

Brakkyn
Brakkyn

Natick?  Isn't that where a certain Twinkie factory is???

Doomerang
Doomerang

I'm not an XB1 fan (nothing to do with 'lol this sucks'; just not into the type of games that the 360 and XB1 are focused on), but I have to admit that this is a really clever move for Microsoft. They essentially get a considerable amount of publicity without any risk at all that any announcements they release would have to combat with Sony/Nintendo announcements during the convention.


I'm not sure if it'd give them a publicity boost against Nintendo and Sony, but I still think they made a great call by doing it.

eternal_napalm
eternal_napalm

I know what is in store...trying to push their shitty console on the dumb, since the fangirls already have theirs.

tomservo51
tomservo51

wow im so excited for this no really i can't contain my excitement way better than e3

EasyComeEasyGo
EasyComeEasyGo

Since Sony and Nintendo are not gonna show up, I won't be attending this years PAX East. Sorry M$.

Whitescarver
Whitescarver

They're going to have to show something truly amazing during the Project Spark panel after that embarrassing Linkin Park trailer they released. 

Tomcat2007
Tomcat2007

I see Sony (and Nintendo) are SO interested in "core gamers" they decided not to attend.

ganonshin
ganonshin

Show us something good already..... Im waiting .... still.....

broly180
broly180

XBOX ONE DOOOOOOOOOOOOOM

NightlyOne
NightlyOne

Can't wait to not attend and not see everything Microsoft has to offer!

WingChopMasta
WingChopMasta

 Oh look more Microsoft articles that really aren't news. Let's get those organic MS ads out of the way please so we can get more actual gaming content.

flyincloud1116
flyincloud1116

Major Nelson?  Is he really a Major?  Or just a major a....

Strategizer
Strategizer

@se007 I will admit I plan on getting a ps4 when more games comes for it but I do like what I have seen of Quantum break, titanfall and project spark

VegasDawg
VegasDawg

@blackothh  Yeah being a closed minded jackass is a good way to go through life.


I guess visiting an MS article don't count? lmao.

rasterror
rasterror

You portrayed the intelligence of the Sony fanboy perfectly.

blackace
blackace

@eternal_napalm Trying to educate idiots like yourself who don't have a clue. lol!! They may take more then one show.

blackace
blackace

@tomservo51 LOL!! They aren't going to show anything important at PAX, that's for sure. Sony & Nintendo aren't even attending, sooo... it's obviously not a big deal.

domisbatman
domisbatman

@Tomcat2007  Maybe because LoL took over Pax East last time .They'll be at E3 so no worries 

fastharry
fastharry

@broly180

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Sevenizz
Sevenizz

Do people normally call you an idiot?

Honest question.

VegasDawg
VegasDawg

@WingChopMasta  I guess you feel like a jackass while visiting this article,well maybe not now your commenting on it which is helping GS to do more MS articles so your dumb ass can click again. Is it just me or are fanBOYs retarded?

Sevenizz
Sevenizz

Yet, you clicked it.

Winner; Gamespot.

Sevenizz
Sevenizz

Why would you even imply that? Do you know anything about his role at MS?

eternal_napalm
eternal_napalm

At least the console gaming minority has something to look forward to at PAX

Vinnvn
Vinnvn

@Sevenizz  

I don't think so because he didn't pay $500 for less power.

olddadgamer
olddadgamer

@Sevenizz You do have to think about the ego of a grown man who chooses to refer to himself as "Major Nelson." 

rasterror
rasterror

True but go through the articles and you will see that Sony fanboys are in a class of their own.

Sevenizz
Sevenizz

Sec, my Titan is ready...

Sevenizz
Sevenizz

Like I said, winner Gamespot. They get paid on traffic, not clicked ads. You new to the Internet?

olddadgamer
olddadgamer

@rob9999991 @olddadgamer@SevenizzWell, mine is that I am 1) old, 2) a dad, and 3) a gamer.    I am guessing your name is Rob.  These names make some sense, and are rather humble.  


Lord Nelson?  Dude.

rob9999991
rob9999991

@olddadgamer @Sevenizz No different than having an online tag such as "olddadgamer". I don't know the origin but I doubt he applied to MS with that name... Probably just one of his online personas.