PlayStation at PAX Prime 2013

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PlayStation at PAX Prime 2013

PAX Prime is just around the corner (and by around the corner we mean 4 days away!),  so we thought it might be a good time to give you the many reasons to come by and check out what PlayStation has to offer.

We’ll be showing off some of this year’s most highly anticipated PS4, PS3 and PS Vita titles, as well as participating in a number of panels throughout the weekend, and – swag alert – will be conducting some pretty cool promotions.

Need more convincing? We’ve laid out all of the juicy details below to help you plan your PAX Prime schedule wisely — don’t forget to RSVP if you are! If you aren’t going, fear not, as we’ll be keeping the blog updated with the latest from the show.

PlayStation Booth (#212)

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Our PAX Prime booth is jam packed with awesome games.    Go hands on with titles including:


PlayStation 4 Games

  • Killzone: Shadow Fall
  • inFAMOUS Second Son
  • Knack
  • Octodad: Dadliest Catch
  • Hohokum
  • Warframe
  • DiveKick
  • Contrast
  • Blacklight: Retribution


PlayStation 3 Games

  • Gran Turismo 6
  • BEYOND: Two Souls
  • Puppeteer
  • Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus
  • rain
  • Batman: Arkham Origins
  • Diablo III
  • CounterSpy
  • DiveKick


PlayStation Vita Games

  • Killzone: Mercenary
  • Tearaway
  • Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate
  • Fez
  • Spelunky
  • Doki Doki Universe
  • Hohokum
  • Flower
  • Kickbeat
  • Dragon Fantasy Book II
  • Terraria
  • Lone Survivor
  • Metrico
  • Luftrausers
  • Proteus
  • Atomic Ninja
  • BIT.TRIP Presents Runner 2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien
  • Rayman: Legends
  • TxK
  • Real Boxing


PlayStation 4 Passport Sweepstakes

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PAX Prime attendees will have a chance to get an exclusive PlayStation 4 Passport (only 500 available per day). This collector’s item will be your key to winning awesome PlayStation prizes over the course of the weekend, including copies of the various games you played at PAX!

Tearaway Takeaways

Our friends at Media Molecule are also pitching in to make sure you don’t leave empty-handed. They’ve created 4 different Tearaway badges for you to collect at the PlayStation booth. On top of that, if you tweet a picture of you doing something Tearaway-related at PAX to @TearawayGame on Twitter, you will be entered to win a PS Vita!

PAX Prime PlayStation Shirt

There will be reps from stationed at the PlayStation Booth, hooking people up with an exclusive shirt for pre-ordering any of the PS4, PS3, or PS Vita games in the space. They will only be doing this while supplies last, so don’t miss out!

Where The Indies At?

It’s a great time to love Indies, and PlayStation has you covered with amazing PS4, PS3 and PS Vita Indie content.  For more information and locations for indie darlings Octodad: Dadliest Catch, Don’t Starve, Divekick, Doki Doki Universe, Hohokum and more, check out our Indie-specific PAX Prime post and see why PlayStation <3s Indies. You’ll also want to keep checking back right here on the blog, as we’ll have plenty more indie game announcements.


PlayStation Panels and Activities

Pitching The Last of Us

Panel: Neil Druckmann [Creative Director, Naughty Dog], Bruce Straley [Game Director, Naughty Dog], Arne Meyer [Community Strategist, Naughty Dog]

Date: Friday, August 30

Time: 2:00 – 3:00pm

Location: Pegasus Theatre

Description: Join Creative Director Neil Druckmann and Game Director Bruce Straley as they tell you how they successfully pitched Naughty Dog and PlayStation to develop and publish The Last of Us.


inFAMOUS Second Son – Being superHUMAN in Seattle

Panel: Greg Miller [Executive Editor, IGN], Nate Fox [Game Director, Sucker Punch], Billy Harper [Animation Director, Sucker Punch], Troy Baker [Game Actor, Delsin Rowe], Travis Willingham [Game Actor, Reggie Rowe], Laura Bailey [Game Actor, Unannounced Character]

Date: Friday, August 30

Time: 5:30 – 6:30pm

Location: Kraken Theatre

Description: Sit down with the lead actors of inFAMOUS Second Son and Sucker Punch’s Game and Animation Directors as they provide insight into Delsin’s adventure. See how the real-world city of Seattle has influenced Delsin’s character and serves as the backdrop for this PlayStation 4 exclusive, capturing the city’s culture, neighborhood, music and art.  Hear from Troy, Travis and Laura as they discuss how their personal relationships in real life have affected the emotionally charged scenes within Second Son, especially the relationship with his brother, Reggie.

For those of you unable to make it, you won’t miss out! The panel will be live streaming on Twitch.TV.


Official PlayStation Blogcast Live!

Panel: Sid Shuman [PlayStation], Nick Suttner [PlayStation]

Date: Saturday, August 31

Time: 12:30 – 1:30pm

Location: Pegasus Theatre

Description: Join us for our very first live podcast, farm fresher than ever! All the nerdy game talk and lame puns you’ve come to expect, crowd Q&A, live Mystery Themes with prizes, and much more! Hosts Sid Shuman and Nick Suttner (and a special guest or two!) will be rocking the mic, so come help us make this thing awesome! Bring your PlayStation love and your best Blasto cosplay.


Gender Diversity in Games: Where Are All The Believable Female Characters?

Panel: Neil Druckmann [Creative Director, Naughty Dog], Susan O’Connor [Writer, Susan O’Connor Writing Studio], Carolyn Petit [Editor, GameSpot], and Danielle Riendeau [Reviews Editor, Polygon]

Date: Monday, September 2

Time: 2:00 – 3:00pm

Location: Pegasus Theatre

Description: As the videogame entertainment medium matures, why hasn’t its depiction of women matured with it? Many videogames portray their characters within established, and stereotypical, tropes. In particular, most female characters continue to be portrayed in notoriously unrealistic terms both in their appearance and personality, progressing at a slower pace than their male videogame counterparts. Our panel of esteemed developers, writers, and journalists will examine why this continues to be the case, and the challenges facing developers and the videogame market in developing and marketing realistic female characters.


The Last of Us Autograph Signings

When:  Friday, August 30, 4:00 – 5:00pm

Saturday, August 31, 2:00 – 3:00pm

Where: PlayStation Booth (#212)

Description: Neil Druckmann [Creative Director, Naughty Dog], Bruce Straley [Game Director, Naughty Dog] will be signing posters from The Last of Us at the PlayStation Booth (#212). This is a ticketed signing. Wristbands for each signing will be distributed at the show opening (10am) on the day of each signing. Come to the PlayStation booth early for your best chance to get a wristband. Signing lines will be closed as needed.


For more details check out our dedicated PAX Prime 2013 page.

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We look forward to seeing you there!

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