Boston was overrun with tens of thousands of video gamers this weekend — many dressed as their favorite characters — as PAX East took over the Boston Convention and Expo Center. The annual video game expo from the creators of Penny Arcade, a hugely popular web comic, gives gamers the chance to play upcoming games months before release and hear from game developers, in addition to a variety of community events such as concerts and game tournaments.
While Sony and Nintendo skipped the show and Microsoft was primarily showing off games already out, big publishers like 2K Games, Bethesda, and Ubisoft duked it out with some of this year’s upcoming big releases. But for the first time, the combined might of the Indie Megabooth — a collective of small game studios that band together on the show floor — might have dominated the expo in terms of both overall size and diversity of experiences. Here are some of the most interesting games I played at this year’s PAX East. READ FULL STORY