On today's show, we run down the highlights, disappointments, and big surprises from this year's PAX East, along with a handful of news we didn't get to cover this weekend, including a new character class for Borderlands 2, a semi-confirmation of Dark Souls for PC, and more!
Max is BACK from the land of Boston, and he brought back a couple dozen videos and a nagging cold to boot! On today's show, we run down the highlights, disappointments, and big surprises from this year's PAX East, along with a handful of news we didn't get to cover this weekend, including a new character class for Borderlands 2, a semi-confirmation of Dark Souls for PC, and more!
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At a PAX East panel, Gearbox President Randy Pitchford revealed information about a fifth playable character class which will be available as post-launch DLC for Borderlands 2. The "Mechromancer" character, currently in a concept stage while the team focuses on finishing the core game, was depicted in a slide as a young, redheaded girl sporting pigtails, goggles and a robotic arm. The class' abilities include controlling robot companions, including one referred to as "Deathtrap." (Conrad Zimmerman)
If you were like me when you saw the debut trailer for Super Time Force, you were probably asking yourself, "What the f*ck is going on here?!" Well I finally got my hands-on with the game at PAX East and can tell you it's like if Contra and the movie Groundhog Day had a really weird, awesome baby. Super Time Force is slated for sometime this year on Xbox Live Arcade. Developer Capybara is looking into incorporating some sort of co-op mode, but only "if it feels right." (Hamza Aziz)
Runic Games' Max Schaefer recently told Joystiq that the sequel to their runaway 2009 hit will "ideally" release about a month after Diablo III, and that he wants to be the "inexpensive" alternative to Blizzard's behemoth. (Chris Carter)
It seems Dark Souls will be getting a PC version, as revealed by German magazine PC Action. Don't let anyone tell you that rallying together on the Internet for a shared cause is a waste of time. While we haven't received an official announcement from Namco Bandai quite yet, after all of the Facebook teaser silliness, I'm willing to go with it. According to the aforementioned publication, Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition will be out this August. (Jordan Devore)