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PAX East 2017: My Memory of Us is a Sad Fairy Tale About Friendship During the Holocaust [Preview]

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by Sarah LeBoeuf March 17, 2017 @ 3:30 PM
Juggler Games
If you stumbled upon My Memory of Us at IMGN.PRO’s booth on the PAX East show floor, you’d think it was rather innocuous. Look a little deeper, however, and you’ll see the real story of children coping with a historical horror with only friendship and their imaginations to guide the way.

PAX East 2017: The American Dream’s Take on Gun Culture is a Hilariously Dark Satire [Preview]

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by Sarah LeBoeuf March 17, 2017 @ 12:00 PM
Samurai Punk
The American Dream presents a 1950s world where “all of your everyday needs are solved with guns.” It’s a cleaned-up sitcom version of a decade plagued by civil rights unrest and communism hysteria, and guns play a central role in that imagined utopia.

PAX South 2017 Cements Itself as a Haven for Indies

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by Sarah LeBoeuf February 14, 2017 @ 11:00 AM
PAX South (Photo by: Kiko Villasenor)
The PAX Rising (up-and-coming indie games) and PAX Australia (indie games from down under) booths were conveniently situated right next to each other, so every time I passed through, I was able to get some hands-on time with more weird, colorful, strange games. Here are a few of my favorites.

Final Fantasy XV Feels Familiar and Foreign at Once [NYCC 2016]

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by Sarah LeBoeuf October 14, 2016 @ 3:00 PM
Square Enix
Square Enix’s flagship Final Fantasy series has undergone many evolutions in the last 20 years, but there are still some hallmarks expected from a game in the core franchise. Final Fantasy XV does have some of these familiar elements: dudes with hair reaching varying degrees of spikyness; a grand, high-stakes story involving a prince undertaking an epic journey; there’s even a grumpy old man named Cid. But these familiar details are juxtaposed with some pretty big departures from the formula. That’s not necessary a bad thing, as I discovered during my hands-on session with FFXV earlier this week. If anything, the demo showed me that the long-awaited next entry in the series is a lot of fun if you’re willing to let go of nostalgia and embrace the new.