Top 5 Video Game Conventions
Playing video games by yourself at home or with a few friends online is one thing but no gamer’s life is really complete unless he’s getting out there and rubbing elbows with others who share the same passion. And what better way to do that than to attend killer video game conventions where you can stay up to date on the latest happenings in the industry, learn about upcoming releases before they hit the market, engage in cosplay as your favorite character, or participate in the ultimate kick-ass LAN party playing against other passionate gamers all under one roof.
Attend a video game convention and you are guaranteed to have a great time, meet new friends, and create memories that will last forever.
In this article we’re going to tell you about some of the best gaming conventions in the world and give you a count down of the Top 5 Video Game Conventions that gamers everywhere should consider attending.
So let’s get right to it …
Video Game Conventions #5 - BlizzCon
Video Game Conventions #4 - QuakeCon
My first introduction to DOOM came by way of first playing Wolfenstein 3D on my old Packard Bell desktop PC that had an Intel 486 25 MHz CPU with 4GB of RAM and no add-in video adapter. Even so I was hooked and loved staying up late at night playing that game. It was awesome!
BYOC LAN Party
In addition to the killer events above you’ll also have access to event exclusives, developer panels, hands-on demos, and of course Quake tournaments!
For that price you’d be crazy not to go.
Video Game Conventions #3 - EGX
Here’s a rundown of just some of the events and activities happening this year at EGX:
EGX Gaming Area
EGX Rezzed Zone
The Leftfield Collection
EGX Fringe Theater
Careers in the Gaming Industry
Video Game Conventions #2 - Penny Arcade Expo
PAX West | PAX East | PAX South | PAX Australia
What sets PAX conventions apart from other conventions are the events that you won’t find anywhere else. Here’s a rundown of some of what you’ll get only at PAX:
The PAX 10
PAX Unplugged (Philadelphia)
Unplugged grew as an extension of the primary PAX events that resulted from the increasing popularity of tabletop gaming at PAX. The people behind PAX decided it was time to create an event just for tabletop gamers and make it family friendly so that gamers of all ages could enjoy the event.
PAX Unplugged Sunday is designed specifically for kids. Anyone under age 12 will get a Sunday Kid’s Day badge for the event which is a reduced price Sunday-only badge. If you’re a gaming fan with children then PAX Unplugged is definitely for you so don’t miss out.
Video Game Conventions #1 - E3
E3 Schedule (2019)
Microsoft E3 2019
There were definitely some exciting announcements made at E3 2019 and one of the most anticipated announcements came from Microsoft.
Project Scarlett: That is the codename given to Microsoft’s upcoming release of the Xbox 2 console with a projected launch date during the 2020 holiday season. This was a major E3 2019 announcement from Microsoft that has console gamers everywhere very excited.
One of the goals behind Project Scarlett is to minimize and possibly eliminate game load times to get you in the game faster. Imagine how awesome that would be! Microsoft engineers have also taken gaming to a new level by designing a console that is reportedly 4x more powerful than the current Xbox One X console of today. The new console is expected to deliver 8K gaming with frame rates up to 120 fps. That alone should revolutionize the future of gaming moving forward.
Release Date: Holiday 2020
Launch Title: Halo Infinite
Bethesda E3 2019
Bethesda made a great showing at E3 2019 with an array of new and updated game announcements. The most exciting and anticipated announcement was the latest iteration in the DOOM series – DOOM Eternal – with a release date scheduled for 11/22/2019. Be sure to watch the full Bethesda E3 2019 showcase presentation of DOOM Eternal below. You’re gonna love it.
New Game Announcements:
- DOOM Eternal
- Wolfenstein: Youngblood
- GhostWire: Tokyo
Updated Game Announcements:
- Fallout 76 Wastelanders
- Fallout 76 Nuclear Winter
- Rage 2 – Rise of the Ghosts
Bethesda is also bringing The Elder Scrolls: Blades to the Nintendo Switch due mainly to the popularity of the game on Android and iOS mobile platforms.
Nintendo E3 2019
While we won’t recap everything that Nintendo announced this year at E3 we will tell you about their biggest announcement –
There is a sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild currently under development!
In addition to that Nintendo announced tons of new games for the Nintendo Switch.