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[Award] General: The PAX East 2013 Awards

BillMurphyBillMurphy Managing EditorBerea, OHPosts: 2,357MMORPG.COM Staff Uncommon

Now that PAX East is behind us, our team got together to talk about the games they saw and have come to a consensus as to which ones were the best of the best. See what they chose for the PAX East 2013 Awards and then head to the comments to discuss.

This year at PAX East 2103 we had a host of solid games to look at. Many had playable demos on the show floor and some had amazing things to show off in panels and presentations. Overall we want to thank every game at the show for bringing us out and allowing us time to play. So without further chatter, let’s get to the MMORPG.com PAX East 2013 Awards.

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  • toljartoljar Elk river, MNPosts: 132Member Uncommon
    I'm shocked at the DayZ, with all the negative that game gets from screwing fans over to just not being a great developer. None the less, I hope they do succeed and what they are setting out to do.
     

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  • fascismfascism marquette, MIPosts: 358Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by toljar
    I'm shocked at the DayZ, with all the negative that game gets from screwing fans over to just not being a great developer. None the less, I hope they do succeed and what they are setting out to do.

    I think you are thinking of The War Z

  • CoolitCoolit FalkirkPosts: 468Member Uncommon

    I think it was WarZ that used false advertising on steam not DayZ which from what I've read and seen is pretty good. No surprises on the other winners all deserved. The player driven content in Neverwinter is going to be fantastic and I can’t wait to see how it turns out.

  • GrayGhost79GrayGhost79 Webster, MAPosts: 4,813Member
    Originally posted by fascism
    Originally posted by toljar
    I'm shocked at the DayZ, with all the negative that game gets from screwing fans over to just not being a great developer. None the less, I hope they do succeed and what they are setting out to do.

    I think you are thinking of The War Z

    It is a bit sad to think how many are going to feel like this thanks to War Z. So many suckered into trying War Z and so many with I'll will towards Day Z all because Hammerpoint  wanted to ride on the coat tails of Dean Hall and ended up creating a great deal of brand confusion. War Z reaps the rewards from Day Zs successes and Day Z gets hurt by War Zs failures. 

     

    In any case, I agree with most of the list. I'm not sure how Marvel Heroes made it on there though. It's generated almost no interest in the gaming community and from even a technical standpoint its a bit meh. 

     

    All in all though good choices. 

  • BurntvetBurntvet Baltimore, MDPosts: 2,940Member Uncommon
    Know what this really reminds me of? T-ball for 6-year olds where everyone gets a trophy. Is there any MMO being released this year that did not get an award? All it is, is marketing in another form. "Most Anticipated"? "Most Innovative"? What a crock... all this will do is fuel another round of advertisements for the same old "meh" games that developers are shoveling these days.
  • deakondeakon birminghamPosts: 583Member
    Originally posted by Burntvet
    Know what this really reminds me of? T-ball for 6-year olds where everyone gets a trophy. Is there any MMO being released this year that did not get an award? All it is, is marketing in another form. "Most Anticipated"? "Most Innovative"? What a crock... all this will do is fuel another round of advertisements for the same old "meh" games that developers are shoveling these days.

    defiance?

  • BurntvetBurntvet Baltimore, MDPosts: 2,940Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by deakon

    Originally posted by Burntvet
    Know what this really reminds me of? T-ball for 6-year olds where everyone gets a trophy. Is there any MMO being released this year that did not get an award? All it is, is marketing in another form. "Most Anticipated"? "Most Innovative"? What a crock... all this will do is fuel another round of advertisements for the same old "meh" games that developers are shoveling these days.

    defiance?

     

    Not really an MMO and they were probably not at the show being this close to launch. As they didn't play T-ball, no trophy for showing up.
  • GrakulenGrakulen Staff Writer St. Charles, MOPosts: 460MMORPG.COM Staff Uncommon
    Originally posted by toljar
    I'm shocked at the DayZ, with all the negative that game gets from screwing fans over to just not being a great developer. None the less, I hope they do succeed and what they are setting out to do.
     

    You are talking about WarZ. This is DayZ. Two completely different developers.

  • adam_noxadam_nox hays, KSPosts: 2,035Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Abefroman
    [mod edit]

    uh and out of the competition listed, you would have picked .....?

  • PagoasPagoas Little Rock, ARPosts: 106Member Uncommon
    everybody gets a trophy!

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  • Rthuth434Rthuth434 uniondale, NYPosts: 346Member
    Originally posted by Abefroman
    [mod edit]

    what else was shown and playable? Neverwinter?

  • RecoreRecore Posts: 5,095Member Uncommon

    What about Black Desert Online? It looks better then any of those games listed.

     

     

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f2DCNJx_0aQ

     
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  • nolins12nolins12 Hampton, NJPosts: 9Member

    Exactly....they named every MMO at PAX East

     

    You couldn't even play Day-Z

    Marvel heroes online was AWFUL and buggy

    Wildstar was also buggy as hell.

  • TorvalTorval Oregon CountryPosts: 7,205Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Mannish

    What about Black Desert Online? It looks better then any of those games listed.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SNFSw107MQs

    I was curious about that as well.  It's not gotten a lot of press or attention which surprises me.  Also Dragon's Prophet is in a similar light.  No mention of ArcheAge?  Were they not at show?  Were they so sucky that they didn't deserve a mention?  Maybe they just didn't click with the crew.

    I'm okay with the list, but it wouldn't necessarily be my list.  More than a best of show list I would rather see a more comprehensive list of games that they visited and what they thought of them.  I would be curious who were the other contenders for each category and why the winner got chosen over them.

  • SovrathSovrath Boston Area, MAPosts: 18,453Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Mannish

    What about Black Desert Online? It looks better then any of those games listed.

     

     

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SNFSw107MQs

    I didn't see that at PAX.

  • toljartoljar Elk river, MNPosts: 132Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Grakulen
    Originally posted by toljar
    I'm shocked at the DayZ, with all the negative that game gets from screwing fans over to just not being a great developer. None the less, I hope they do succeed and what they are setting out to do.
     

    You are talking about WarZ. This is DayZ. Two completely different developers.

    Yea, I misread that. Hey either way, I still hope all works out.

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  • RecoreRecore Posts: 5,095Member Uncommon
    Also what about Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn?
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  • AbefromanAbefroman nerwyn, ILPosts: 11Member
    [mod edit]  ESO was the only game that didn't have a playable build.  What they had was a demo.  This is a game that is supposed to be in closed beta soon.  So from a demo and not an actua build it wins best of show?  I call BS.
  • DamonVileDamonVile Vancouver, BCPosts: 4,818Member
    It's an award for games that go to pax. Most of the games ppl are listing in the why didn't this get an award....didn't go to the show.
  • OzmodanOzmodan Hilliard, OHPosts: 7,185Member Uncommon

    Sad state of affairs when Wildstar is the most innovative new game.  Not taking anything away from their game, just that I see nothing that is very innovative about it, just some different approaches to the same old thing.

    PW should skip the voice chat in Neverwinter, outside programs handle that feature far better than anything they can come up with.

    Still waiting for the monetization bombshell to hit Neverwinter.  I have yet to see a PW game that did not have it.  If they can keep their hands off the item shop it could be a really decent game.

    The way they monitized Marvel Heros is going to turn a lot of people off.

  • Eir_SEir_S Argyle, NYPosts: 4,623Member
    Originally posted by Ozmodan

    PW should skip the voice chat in Neverwinter, outside programs handle that feature far better than anything they can come up with.

    I kind of agree with you.  The one time I got into a PvP group, all I could hear was two guys yelling in some language I didn't even recognize.  Of course they didn't understand that I needed help at one of the capture points and it got taken.  lol

  • Eir_SEir_S Argyle, NYPosts: 4,623Member
    Originally posted by Mannish
    Also what about Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn?

    I haven't seen any sites mention it, so I figure it wasn't there.

  • lollielollie AucklandPosts: 6Member
    Regarding Neverwinter - already seen how PWE intends to leech money off its players - they've nerfed clerics and stated the healing potions bought with gold will be useless at high levels. You will be directed to their cash shop for the $15 health stone and the rez scrolls, if you want to play at endgame.
  • grimfallgrimfall Missouri City, TXPosts: 1,155Member Uncommon

    The Repopulation was at Pax...

    Wildstar does have a lot of innovation... showing a picture of "Hey, let's redo the World of Warcraft Barrens Zone" probably wasn't the best idea of showing the game's innovation.

  • NikopolNikopol The ZonePosts: 626Member Uncommon

    A majority of the accounts I've read pins TESO as something to be excited about, and most previewers say time just flew while playing the game. Doesn't mean I will necessarily have the same experience, but it shows me the game has wide appeal, so the award here is only natural. Of course, any one of us is free to doubt and/or look for shady goings-on to explain this... Hey, I know someone who thinks there has been zero good video games since Quake 2 and everyone saying otherwise is either sheep or on the take! :)

    I myself am more excited about WildStar, though not because of any innovation - of which I've seen little - but because of plain old character.

     

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