Rise of the Triad Invades PAX
- By: CM Boots-Faubert
- Posted 24th Aug 2012
While there are plenty of industry events each year, and even more private events in which game publishers and studios show off their games to small and intimate groups of games journos who are there for no other purpose, there really are only two major gamer-centric events each year that are genuinely worth the effort to attend: PAX Prime, and PAX East. What makes them special?
Both of the PAX events were created for gamers -- not the games press -- and because of that the focus at each is to not only introduce gamers to the new games that are out or about to be released, but to highlight and present the sort of information that gamers strongly desire about those games. Delivering a good show at one of the PAX expos is akin to taking the temperature of a body -- you get instant and accurate feedback on the success of your game without all of the added interference that usually comes with the process of taking its temperature via online PR.
If you are lucky enough to be attending this year's PAX Prime in Seattle, you will want to head over to the booth for Rise of the Triad, which is being presented by Apogee Software and Interceptor Entertainment. The official word is that the reps from those two gaming powerhouses will be roaming the floor bringing the great gift of carnage and swag to everyone, including free t-shirts and, more importantly, their game.
It seems that Rise of the Triad is too awesome for a booth, so they decided to take it mobile, which means that the game is pretty much going wherever YOU want to go just to show you all the awesomeness within. This is one of the few chances you'll get to check it out before launch, so if you like explosions, fire, and ludicrous gibs, you are going to want to get in on this.
If you do get the chance to take in the presentation for the game, please seriously consider adding your impressions to this article via the comments mechanism below, and share your experience with the GU Community, right?