Jake Solomon is a man of many talents - but maybe his most important talent is “XCOM maker guy”. For PAX East 2017 we are absolutely thrilled to be able to welcome the Lead Designer on two of our favorite games: XCOM: Enemy Unknown and XCOM 2.

Jake will kick off the show and regale everyone with tales of mystery, intrigue, and alien combat (personal, not video game related). Make sure to be there for this fantastic start to our 8th PAX East.

With all the incredible games that are continually released for pc and all the various consoles, it can be easy to miss all the incredible game development happening on the phones we all carry with us every day. That’s what this showcase is meant to highlight, and no matter what kind of phone or tablet you carry around with you, we think you’ll find something special in this list of games specifically meant for gaming on the go.  Check out here!

Another PAX East is on the horizon! Can you feel it? That special ache in your teeth? Everything smelling like copper? I might be having a stroke.

But hey, we’ve got a few pieces of information for PAX East 2017 to go over this month. You might have noticed we are revving up the site in anticipation of ... something.

First, PAX East 2017 panel submissions are now open. You can submit your panel between now and December 16th. Because of the proximity to the holidays and PAX South, the panel submission window is narrower than usual so please don’t delay if you are interested in presenting at the show. 

Second, the PAX East Indie Showcase is taking submissions. If you are an indie mobile game developer and are interested in submitting your game for consideration, all of the information can be found right here.

Finally you might have noticed that we will be doing away with 3-Day badges, similar to what we have done on PAX West. When looking over the data, we saw that people were buying 3-Day badges but not using them for the full weekend. By switching exclusively to single days, we can help ensure that every sold badge actually gets used by fans who want them and increase the individual number of fans who get to experience the show.

Also if you are interested in PAX-ing before PAX East, we still have PAX South tickets available for San Antonio right here: and Enforcer applications are running as well:

Whew. That’s everything. Have a great day. Hopefully we will see you all at PAX Australia in 23 days, or PAX South in 107 days, or PAX East in 149 days!

Another PAX in the books. Should we have updated this status like a month ago? Yes, probably. But it was such an amazing show, we didn’t want to admit it was over. Huge thanks to all our exhibitors, Enforcers, and attendees…we hope you all had as much fun as we did! If we don’t see you at PAX West, Aus, or South, hopefully we’ll see you all at PAX East 2017!!

Gabe (Mike) and Tycho (Jerry) don’t compete against each other. They just don’t. I think it’s why they have been able to stay together for so long. I’ve only ever seen them play co-op, or ignore each other entirely. Never direct competition.

And now all of that changes. They are actively going to fight each other in front of strangers for a physical watch .... by playing Overwatch. Admittedly, it’s a pretty awesome game but still - I’m nervous. Regardless of who wins, I’m worried about the long term ramifications on the relationship, and therefore the company. And therefore my job.

So tune in live to on Saturday, March 23rd at 6:30pm. Come, enjoy the spectacle as Penny Arcade implodes upon itself in a Blizzard fueled nightmare of craziness.