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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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blackothh

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

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VegasDawg

<< LINK REMOVED >> Yeah being a closed minded jackass is a good way to go through life.


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

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MilleniaXEnder

<< LINK REMOVED >> Stupid Sony fanboy!

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howiex89

<< LINK REMOVED >> but articles about them clearly are. idiot

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tommynj

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

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lonewolf1044

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

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Gallowhand

<< LINK REMOVED >> The only thing that interests me is Project Spark.

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smackdowner360

<< LINK REMOVED >> Wow how old are you 12?No doubt your a sad pathetic sony fanboy

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rasterror

You portrayed the intelligence of the Sony fanboy perfectly.

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DigiOps944

<< LINK REMOVED >> I think that's just fanboys in general.

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Vinnvn

<< LINK REMOVED >> Same to xbots.

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rasterror

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

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Brakkyn

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

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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.

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eternal_napalm

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

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blackace

<< LINK REMOVED >> Trying to educate idiots like yourself who don't have a clue. lol!! They may take more then one show.

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delete-EasyComeEasyGo

<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> keep telling yourself that blackace.

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eternal_napalm

Very interesting and funny.

*eats chips*

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tomservo51

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

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blackace

<< LINK REMOVED >> 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.

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broly180

STILL SUCK PAX EAST

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blackace

<< LINK REMOVED >> It's pretty cool. They still need to fix a few bugs though.

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DannyG1533

Ok E3 hurry up.

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delete-EasyComeEasyGo

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

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Whitescarver

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

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Tomcat2007

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

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DomisBatman

<< LINK REMOVED >> Maybe because LoL took over Pax East last time .They'll be at E3 so no worries

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Adawf

<< LINK REMOVED >> they cant afford the plane tickets is the problem.

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eternal_napalm

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

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ganonshin

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

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broly180

XBOX ONE DOOOOOOOOOOOOOM

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broly180

XBOX ONE STILL SUCK

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Vinnvn

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Xbot language?

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Sevenizz

Do people normally call you an idiot?

Honest question.

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Vinnvn

@Sevenizz

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

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lunar1122

<< LINK REMOVED >> he/she has a point though .... the bone does indeed suck


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Sevenizz

Sec, my Titan is ready...

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Ahiru-San

<< LINK REMOVED >> I would call him, honest answer!

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