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USgamer is heading back to PAX East this year! Boston is jumping again, as PAX East kicks off at the Boston Convention Center from February 27 to March 1. Yes, the companies seem to be dropping out of the event as high-speed, but Mike, Eric, and Mat are still going to be there.
We're going to be taking a look at a number of games over the weekend, including Animal Crossing: New Horizons for Nintendo Switch, Baldur's Gate 3, Doom: Eternal, and Fallout 76: Wastelanders. But we're also there to see you fine folks!
Here's the panels where you can catch the USgamer team!
Let's Review: A Conversation About Video Game Reviews
Time: Thursday at 4:00pm ET
Reviews and review scores are a touchpoint of conversation and verbal firestorms across our entire community. In Let’s Review, we’re offering you a look into the process behind reviews: how they’re put together, how reviewers may differ from the audience, how review scores are handed down, and if they even matter anymore. Hopefully, this discussion about reviews will help you understand what goes into a 10 out of 10.
Hidden Gems: Discovering the Undiscovered of PAX East
Time: Friday at 11:00am ET
As the cold winter winds blow outside, you venture indoors to warm yourself at PAX’s hearth. Inside, you find a treasure trove of games ready to be played, but there are so many to see, where do you start? That’s where we step in: if you’re looking for secrets and surprises from the show floor, there’s no better place to hear about them than at Hidden Gems! Join us as we gather folks from across the games industry to showcase games and experiences that you won’t want to miss.
Video Game Shark Tank: Pitch your dream game!
Time: Friday at 9:00pm ET
Got a cool idea for a game? Wish someone would take it seriously? We’ve brought several members of the games industry who hear games pitches as part of their jobs to listen to your ideas for a dream game! They’ll give feedback both serious and silly to your wildest ideas. Whether it’s a random pitch you had one day for giggles or something you’re seriously thinking of making, come share it and see if our industry "sharks" think it’s interesting.
DISCLAIMER: This is for fun. No one is getting a game funded/published/backed/anything else based on this panel. Do not bother these people for money or support for your game just because they think your idea for a Garfield twin-stick shooter is "kind of neat."
In addition to the events listed above, we will be doing our customary interviews, hands-on previews, and news items, so you'll want to keep an eye on the site throughout the weekend. You can find all out stories from the weekend on the USG Twitter account and keep up with any convention news via the PAX Twitter account.