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Xbox One at PAX Prime on Aug. 30 – Sept. 2

By Major Nelson
As you head to the Washington State Convention this week for PAX Prime 2013, be sure and stop by the Xbox Booth #412 for an unparalleled lineup of the latest and greatest gaming and entertainment  experiences only Xbox One can offer. Below is an overview of Xbox activities you’ll find exclusively at the Xbox booth Friday, Aug. 30 through Monday, Sept. 2. 



The Games

Imagine sixty stations featuring the most dynamic and intense driving, fighting and shooting anywhere on the show floor, all in One place. Add in a stage featuring demos of “Dead Rising 3,” “Project Spark,” “Kinect Sports Rivals,” “Fable Anniversary” and a 7.1 surround sound “Forza Motorsport 5” racing rig. Need I say more. J The list of games you’ll find at the Xbox booth is below.

"Ryse: Son of Rome:" PAX Primers will be among the first to play “Ryse: Son of Rome’s” co-op multiplayer experience: Gladiator mode. Set in the Roman Colosseum, Gladiator mode plunges you into the brutal world of gladiatorial combat, where you fight cooperatively with your friends against an ever-changing array of enemies, to the roar of thousands of spectators.

"Forza Motorsport 5:"  North American fans will get their chance to go hands-on in the “Forza Motorsport 5” pits and experience this year’s biggest automotive journey starring the world’s greatest cars and tracks. This is your chance to experience the all-new physics engine and take one of the fastest cars in the world, the McLaren P1 on the fan-favorite Laguna Seca race track.

"Battlefield 4:" Known for their world-class multiplayer, DICE is bringing "Battlefield 4’s" epic 64-player battles, vehicular combat and all-out warfare to North American fans this week. Gamers will have a chance to go hands-on with the “Siege of Shanghai” beta launching in early October. With the release of "Battlefield 4" this holiday, players will experience an all-new level of destruction and dynamic environments with a game-changing concept called Levolution, and for the first time for "Battlefield" console gamers, 64-players running at 60 frames-per-second on Xbox One. 

"Killer Instinct
:"  “Killer Instinct” is back again with classic characters, an enhanced combat system and vivid graphics – reimagined for a new generation on Xbox One. We expect nothing but the best from a title with a pedigree as one of the most beloved fighting games of all time.

And of course there will be other surprises at the booth, including games that I’m not at liberty to divulge just yet. 



Now Playing
 

Friday through Monday, the Xbox booth will feature four marquee titles: “Dead Rising 3,” “Project Spark,” “Kinect Sports Rivals” and “Fable Anniversary.”

Starting at 10:00 a.m. and ending at 6:00 p.m, 30-minute demos will rotate through the following schedule:

10:00 – 10:30 a.m. 
“Dead Rising 3"
10:30 – 11:00 a.m.  “Project Spark”
11:00 – 11:30 a.m. “Kinect Sports Rivals"
11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. “Fable Anniversary"

Rotation starts over….

Kinect Sports Rivals
:  We’re planning to make a big splash with the “Kinect Sports Rivals” demo, showcasing the Champion feature (where even I can look athletic) and a new sport made possible with the all-new Kinect technology – Wake Racing (where I don’t look athletic).

Dead Rising 3:
The team from Capcom Vancouver is onsite to show fans a demo from the third installment in the blockbuster Dead Rising franchise, available exclusively this November for Xbox One. The demo will feature a special look at the huge variety of combo vehicles in the game like the devastating RollerHawg, a hybrid between a motorcycle and a steamroller that can be used to mow down every zombie in its path. Visit the Xbox booth to see all the zombie-killing fun in action, and pick up some fun audience giveaways.

Project Spark
:  The darling of any industry insider, gamer, indie enthusiast, or recovering Minecrafter. “Project Spark” empowers creators to build, play, and share whatever they can imagine and create in the game. It’s simple, powerful, fun, and powered by a dynamic community for endless opportunities to play and create!

Fable Anniversary:
“Fable Anniversary” is the spectacularly remastered version of the bestselling RPG on the Xbox, filled with new content including an updated interface, and achievements to bring the best “Fable” experience to the fans. Whether you’re a “Fable” fan old or new, you’ll be able to experience all the magic of the game that started it all on the show floor!



Halo 4 Global Championship


The battle continues at PAX Prime with the Halo 4® Global Championship powered by Virgin Gaming™ at Benaroya Hall©

Come check out the tournament all weekend long and witness the world’s best “Halo” players battle to claim the title of “‘Halo 4’ Global Champion” and the coveted $200,000 (USD) grand prize.

Other Major Happenings
  • Saturday 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. | Pegasus Theatre
  • Join us as we hang out, take your questions and talk about games, PAX and whatever else we think of.
  • Special Guest TBD will also drop by to talk about TBD.
  • I’ll update this post as I get more information – See you at the booth.
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