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Sony Santa Monica revealed the next major enemies that legendary angry dude Kratos will be facing off in God of War: Ascension during its PAX Prime 2012 panel: the Three Furies.

These three terrifying ladies are responsible for holding the bond for Kratos’ life, so you can imagine them being none too pleased with his decision to reject the slavery he agreed to and do his own hacky-slashy thing. As a result, these ferocious foes are on the warpath, and their primary target is Kratos.

We saw one of the three Furies in action in a super short teaser trailer shown during the panel, and her name is Megaera. This arachnid-esque beast sports an extra set of long, spidery legs attached to her back that let her move with deadly speed while also giving her a significant height advantage. She’s also quite adept at picking dudes up with one leg and tearing them apart with another, all while having enough free hands for some killer juggling or face pummeling; which suits her, since she is very much interested in introducing her many fists to Kratos' ever-smug mug. Sony Santa Monica is keeping the other two Furies close to its chest for the time being.

Whether these enemies will appear as singular bosses or throughout the campaign as simply an enemy class remains to be seen, but at least we have our first clear sense of who/what Kratos will be directing his unrelenting and ever brooding fury towards when Ascension releases in 2013.



Fuse Announced By Insomniac's Ted Price

Insomniac's Ted Price announced a new IP called Fuse. The announcement was accompanied by a lone screenshot during his PAX Prime 2012 keynote. A countdown clock has since popped up at FuseGame.com. We expect more will be revealed in 11 days, 16 hours, 14 minutes and 7 seconds, 6 seconds, 5 seconds, you get the idea.

After the keynote, Game Informer ran an article confirming Fuse was actually Overstrike. The four-player co-op game was announced at E3 2011 but has been MIA since. Fuse is also a four-player co-op game, but no other details have been announced. We'll know for sure next week!

Meet G4 At PAX Prime 2012 In Seattle, WA From Aug 31st To Sep 2

The fantastic Penny Arcade Expo is going down this weekend in Seattle. If you're not going to be there, but you want to still follow the action, all you need do is keep your browser set on G4tv.com. Not only will we be bringing you PAX news, previews, videos and pictures throughout the weekend, you can also watch live-stream video of some of PAX 2012 most interesting panels right here on G4.

Beginning on Friday morning at 10 AM, you can watch all the panels and speakers at both the main theater and the Kraken theater, right here at G4's TheFeed. So make sure you check back then.

G4 Is Headed To PAX Prime 2012!

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Posted August 28, 2012 - By Leah Jackson



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G4 Is Headed To PAX Prime 2012!

G4TV.com and X-Play are headed to PAX Prime 2012, taking place in Seattle, WA from Friday, August 31st to Sunday, September 2nd. Whether you're going to be in Seattle for the show or watching the highlights from home on G4TV, we've got you covered from our PAX site.

G4 will be on-hand at PAX Prime covering everything the gaming convention has to offer. We'll be getting gameplay previews with huge titles like Splinter Cell: Blacklist, Gears of War: Judgment, Planetside 2, Borderlands 2, Halo 4, The Cave, Aliens: Colonial Marines, and much more! We'll also be bringing you interviews from the biggest names in the gaming industry and covering the best panels that are sure to bring tons of insider insight in to what's going on behind-the-scenes of your favorite games. And of course we'll be all over the PAX 10, PAX's indie gaming showcase.

Additionally, our fantastic X-Play hosts will be on hand signing autographs and meeting those in attendance. So if you're in Seattle, come and visit the G4 Booth, #141, to meet them and participate in giveaways.

Make sure you check back to G4TV's PAX site all next week for all of our PAX goodness.

If you want more information about our talent signing schedule, check after the jump!

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Laika Believes: Obscure But Awesome Game Watch

Back in March I told you about indie platformer Laika Believes, a game from Minicore Studios with a very interesting premise and a lot of potential, especially for a space nerd like me. Today, we learned that Laika Believes will be released in three episodes, each with 5 -8 hours of gameplay. The first episode is planned for a Spring 2013 release. The second and third episodes will be released within the following year.

Laika Believes is an alternative history platformer in which Laika, the famous Soviet space-dog that was the first animal to ever to orbit earth, didn't die in orbit. Instead, she returned as a half-robot half-canine hybrid. The earth has been taken over by the Soviets, and Laika sets about rescuing the survivor of the USSR's dystopian horror-world.

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Lollipop Chainsaw

Would you kick the woman above out of your convention for being too sexy? This is reportedly what happened over the weekend at PAX East 2012, when Lollipop Chainsaw spokes-model Jessica Nigri was asked to leave the show floor until she changed out of a revealing outfit.

The outfit in question is below the "Read More" tag, courtesy of Lollipop Chainsaw creator Suda51's Twitter feed.

The costume change wasn't enough, apparently. After she changed back to her regular Juliet Starling clothes (shown above) she was asked to either change again, or leave the show entirely. Bye, Bye, Juliet.

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Cosplay Pictures From Pax East 2012

It's PAX cosplay time, readers! We've got a ton of sweet photos of costumed fans at Pax East 2012, emulating and dressing like their favorite game characters.

Click the link for our Pax East 2012 Cosplay Gallery!

When you're finished with that, check out our Pax East 2012 Fan Photos and our Pax East 2012 show floor gallery too.

Pax East 2010

Some of you might have received e-mail updates yesterday about Penny Arcade Expo East. If you didn't, here's the big news: the dates for next year's Boston-based PAX East have been officially set for April 6-8. The more religious Jewish and Christian folk among you will notice immediately that there's a pretty big conflict here.

The dates for PAX East conflict with Passover, which starts on April 6, and Easter, which falls on April 8, a fact the show's organizers are well aware of. An update on the PAX website offers a brief explanation.

"It wasn't our first choice by any means, and we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, but we're working with the city to hopefully prevent it from happening again." If that's not enough to satisfy you, Penny Arcade's Robert Khoo offers a more complete one on the Penny Arcade forums (thanks to Wired's Jason Schreier for the link!).

Source: PAX East website


Limited Edition Guild Wars 2 Charr Plushie Now Available At The Penny Arcade Store

ArenaNet has announced the sale of a limited edition ferociously furry Charr plushie from Guild Wars 2. The plushie is named Charrlie (how cute is that!?) and he's available exclusively through the Penny Arcade Store for $34.99.  For a detailed history written by ArenaNet on the Charr race, and why they are so incredibly awesome, check after the break.

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X-Play's PAX Prime Coverage Begins Tonight!

Tonight on X-Play, we head back to the Pacific Northwest to show you what went on at last month's PAX Prime 2011, where you'll get some protips on PAX cosplay from Kristin Adams, get a look at the top indie games from the show with Blair Herter, and go On Location with Sucker Punch honcho Nate Fox in their Bellvue, WA studios.

But that's not all! The rest of this week will also be dedicated to X-Play's PAX Prime 2011 coverage, as Adam Sessler and Morgan Webb take you inside the first-ever Halo Fest, and get a look at Borderlands 2. We also bring you the sights, the sounds, and the magic of late summer in Seattle. You won't want to miss it.

X-Play's PAX Prime coverage premieres tonight @ 6:30PM ET, and continues Wednesday, September 7th, and Thursday, September 8th, also @ 6:30PM.

Also, for G4tv.com's comprehensive PAX Prime 2011 coverage, don't forget to visit our PAX Prime 2011 headquarters!




We've got a treat for you, gamers. Below you'll find a live stream of Irrational Games PAX Prime 2011 panel. If you didn't make it to PAX you missed out on one of the most interesting panels you may ever see. Watch as Ken Levine, Adam Sessler and two voice actors from Bioshock: Infinite explain what goes into making one of the most anticipated games of 2012.

The panel stars Ken Levine (Creative Director, Irrational Games), Troy Baker (Voice of Booker DeWitt from BioShock: Infinite), and Courtnee Draper (Voice of Elizabeth) as they discuss the evolution of Elizabeth and Booker as characters, as well as their in-game relationship and its impact on the player's experience.

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Final Fantasy XIII-2 is coming to continue the long running series about which nothing is actually final. Here's a Final Fantasy XIII-2 cinematic trailer that contains a little bit about the story and some gameplay footage, direct from the floor at PAX Prime 2011, just for you.

Why not try a paradigm shift now, and watch it?

 

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Twisted Metal "Dollface" Trailer »


This Twisted Metal trailer from PAX Prime 2011 should be a lesson for all you guys out there: mess up a girl's face and she'll seek revenge any way she can. Meet the pink haired Dollface in this gameplay trailer chock full of weapons like Murder Balls and the Meat Grinder. Twisted Metal is set to be released on February 14th, 2012 and may be the only time we're actually looking forward to Valentine's Day.

OnLive Getting Wi-Fi Support, Half-Off Labor Day Sale

If you decided to miss PAX Prime this weekend, you're probably already regretting the decision, but I'm about to make your pain even greater: The makers of OnLive have decided to give one of their cloud-based gaming systems to anyone at PAX with an OnLive account.

From OnLive's twitter feed:

"Everyone who visits our booth and tells us their PlayerTag gets a FREE OnLive Game System! Be ready! Sign up now!"

"But I don't have a PlayerTag!" you may be whining. Don't sweat it. Check out OnLive's signup page to sign up.

Details are a little scarce on how, exactly, you'll acquire your free semi-console, but, hey, stop by Booth 258 during PAX and find out what the deal is. After all: It's a free console!











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