Mass Effect: Andromeda Playable At Microsoft's PAX East Booth

PAX East is almost here.


Heading to PAX East in Boston this week? Microsoft has now outlined its plans for the annual event.

In a post on the Xbox Wire, Microsoft said it will have "several exciting game demos" at its booth, including Mass Effect: Andromeda, Minecraft, and Halo Wars 2, among others.

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Additionally, Microsoft will sell Xbox gear, including limited-edition shirts inspired by Halo Wars 2, Gears of War 4, and Minecraft.

In terms of giveaways, Microsoft created a number of cool-looking custom Xbox One controllers for PAX East (pictured above). To win one, you need to tweet or Instagram a photo from the Xbox booth of your favorite custom design. Alternatively, you can rewteet an @Xbox tweet about the giveaway.

You can see the full terms and conditions of the sweepstakes here.

As for the Xbox panels, Microsoft is hosting three of these at PAX East, including one that will have details on Halo Wars 2 DLC. Here is a rundown, with descriptions courtesy of Microsoft:

Major Nelson's Podcast on Saturday, March 11 at 1:30 PM in the Albatross Theatre

  • They've been there since the beginning of PAX East in 2010. Seven years later they’re still being allowed in. Quick, come see this live show before someone figures it out! Join Larry Hryb, Xbox Live’s Major Nelson, lollip0p, and JEF United as we record an episode of the award winning officially unofficial Xbox-centric podcast “Major Nelson Radio” LIVE in front of you, our studio audience. It will be an hour of awkward audience participation, Xbox prizes, guests, and maybe some fun.

Halo Wars 2: Creating the Story, Art, and Content Yet to Come on Saturday, March 11 at 4:30 PM in the Main Theatre

  • Join the 343 Team as they host a discussion on the Story, Art, and content yet to come for Halo Wars 2. The team will host an entertaining talk on what it took to bring a captivating story, characters, and art to the next chapter in the Halo Universe.

Streaming 101: Staring Your Quest on Sunday, March 12 at 3 PM in the Albatross Theatre

  • Every streamer has to start somewhere. Seasoned streamers share the tools you need to begin your journey into the world of livestreaming. Join us as we go over how to setup your channel, choose the right moderators, and go live with style.

PAX East runs March 10-12. Tickets for the show are completely sold out, though a lot of the panels will be streamed live.

GameSpot is sending a team to the show and will report back with all the big news as it's announced.

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