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Child of EdenThe first exposure I had to Child of Eden was at developer Ubisoft's press conference last year at E3. The trippy electro-synth-pop music that wafted over me as I sat in the theater instantly reminded me of the PS3 game Flow - one of my all-time favorite games by the way. I found myself thinking, Flow 2 only to be surprised and treated to the introduction of Eden. Fast forward 8 months and I'm at Pax East, where the game is playable.


Holy hell are there a lot of people here at Pax East!

It's 9 am (ok, actually it's closer to 9:30am) on the first day of Pax East 2011. Team ESH this year is made up of NinJaSistah, Pandalicious and KingBabyDuck.

We've got coffee. We've got badges. We've walked around the BCEC once already and the con-funk has made an early appearance. What we haven't got is a clue.

It's March 7th. GDC in San Fran is over. Pandalicious and I are on the East Coast, and while most days the fact that so many of our West Coast counterparts got to join in on some key learnings around the video game industry from the developers that define it would have me seething with envy, I know that PAX East (The Penny Arcade Expo) is 4 days away.

Suck it Trebek.

Why unveil an iPad Killer when you can display four of them at the same time? That's what Jonney Shih, chairman of ASUSTek, did yesterday in a CES press conference at the Aria Resort and Hotel in Las Vegas.

Thus begins the Year of the Keyboardless Computer. Last year, Apple went it alone with the iPad at a time when all the other computer manufacturers insisted that everybody wanted physical keyboards and styluses with their large-scale mobile devices. Now that Apple has sold millions of iPads, everyone's jumping on the bandwagon.

In February of 2009, I went missing to a lot of people.  Upon further inspection, they found me in my room playing Killzone 2 until my eyes bled.  Guerilla Games’ Playstation exclusive FPS is honestly my online multiplayer shooter of choice.  The mode of play dynamically changes throughout any given match, the graphics are dark and moody in all the right ways and the class system is enjoyable to level up and play.  You can imagine then, that I needed a change of pants when I saw that the sequel was playable at the MLG event this weekend.

I know what you’re wondering.  What exactly happens at a Major League Gaming event?  I’m here to fill you in on what exactly goes on at one of these events from the perspective of someone who has never been to one before this day.

It’s a windy day down at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center, but I wouldn’t really know much about that because I am spending all day inside at the MLG Pro Circuit.  The venue is huge and I’ve already

A new Legend of Zelda game has been a long time coming.  So much that when the trailer started running at the beginning of the press event, I was excited, but not all that surprised.  It was thrilling to see one of my childhood heroes, Shigeru Miyamoto, burst from behind a screen to demo the newest game in one of my favorite series of all time.  Other than the trouble with Deku Baba, the plant monster, the live demo was very exciting to see all the new bits that would be populating Link and Zelda’s new adventure.

I had such wonderful plans for my money: food, shelter, gas and toilet paper to name a few.  All of that changed however, when I played a selection of Nintendo’s lineup of games at E3 this year.  Nintendo was clearly the leader of this years E3 in terms of sheer volume of new game announcements and quality titles.  My Wii and DS are going to be working overtime and my wallet is already openly weeping.