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PlayStation at PAX Prime 2013

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PAX Prime is just around the corner (and by around the corner we mean 4 days away!),  so we thought it might be a good time to give you the many reasons to come by and check out what PlayStation has to offer.

We’ll be showing off some of this year’s most highly anticipated PS4, PS3 and PS Vita titles, as well as participating in a number of panels throughout the weekend, and – swag alert – will be conducting some pretty cool promotions.

Need more convincing? We’ve laid out all of the juicy details below to help you plan your PAX Prime schedule wisely — don’t forget to RSVP if you are! If you aren’t going, fear not, as we’ll be keeping the blog updated with the latest from the show.

PlayStation Booth (#212)

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Our PAX Prime booth is jam packed with awesome games.    Go hands on with titles including:


PlayStation 4 Games

  • Killzone: Shadow Fall
  • inFAMOUS Second Son
  • Knack
  • Octodad: Dadliest Catch
  • Hohokum
  • Warframe
  • DiveKick
  • Contrast
  • Blacklight: Retribution


PlayStation 3 Games

  • Gran Turismo 6
  • BEYOND: Two Souls
  • Puppeteer
  • Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus
  • rain
  • Batman: Arkham Origins
  • Diablo III
  • CounterSpy
  • DiveKick


PlayStation Vita Games

  • Killzone: Mercenary
  • Tearaway
  • Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate
  • Fez
  • Spelunky
  • Doki Doki Universe
  • Hohokum
  • Flower
  • Kickbeat
  • Dragon Fantasy Book II
  • Terraria
  • Lone Survivor
  • Metrico
  • Luftrausers
  • Proteus
  • Atomic Ninja
  • BIT.TRIP Presents Runner 2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien
  • Rayman: Legends
  • TxK
  • Real Boxing


PlayStation 4 Passport Sweepstakes

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PAX Prime attendees will have a chance to get an exclusive PlayStation 4 Passport (only 500 available per day). This collector’s item will be your key to winning awesome PlayStation prizes over the course of the weekend, including copies of the various games you played at PAX!

Tearaway Takeaways

Our friends at Media Molecule are also pitching in to make sure you don’t leave empty-handed. They’ve created 4 different Tearaway badges for you to collect at the PlayStation booth. On top of that, if you tweet a picture of you doing something Tearaway-related at PAX to @TearawayGame on Twitter, you will be entered to win a PS Vita!

PAX Prime PlayStation Shirt

There will be reps from stationed at the PlayStation Booth, hooking people up with an exclusive shirt for pre-ordering any of the PS4, PS3, or PS Vita games in the space. They will only be doing this while supplies last, so don’t miss out!

Where The Indies At?

It’s a great time to love Indies, and PlayStation has you covered with amazing PS4, PS3 and PS Vita Indie content.  For more information and locations for indie darlings Octodad: Dadliest Catch, Don’t Starve, Divekick, Doki Doki Universe, Hohokum and more, check out our Indie-specific PAX Prime post and see why PlayStation <3s Indies. You’ll also want to keep checking back right here on the blog, as we’ll have plenty more indie game announcements.


PlayStation Panels and Activities

Pitching The Last of Us

Panel: Neil Druckmann [Creative Director, Naughty Dog], Bruce Straley [Game Director, Naughty Dog], Arne Meyer [Community Strategist, Naughty Dog]

Date: Friday, August 30

Time: 2:00 – 3:00pm

Location: Pegasus Theatre

Description: Join Creative Director Neil Druckmann and Game Director Bruce Straley as they tell you how they successfully pitched Naughty Dog and PlayStation to develop and publish The Last of Us.


inFAMOUS Second Son – Being superHUMAN in Seattle

Panel: Greg Miller [Executive Editor, IGN], Nate Fox [Game Director, Sucker Punch], Billy Harper [Animation Director, Sucker Punch], Troy Baker [Game Actor, Delsin Rowe], Travis Willingham [Game Actor, Reggie Rowe], Laura Bailey [Game Actor, Unannounced Character]

Date: Friday, August 30

Time: 5:30 – 6:30pm

Location: Kraken Theatre

Description: Sit down with the lead actors of inFAMOUS Second Son and Sucker Punch’s Game and Animation Directors as they provide insight into Delsin’s adventure. See how the real-world city of Seattle has influenced Delsin’s character and serves as the backdrop for this PlayStation 4 exclusive, capturing the city’s culture, neighborhood, music and art.  Hear from Troy, Travis and Laura as they discuss how their personal relationships in real life have affected the emotionally charged scenes within Second Son, especially the relationship with his brother, Reggie.

For those of you unable to make it, you won’t miss out! The panel will be live streaming on Twitch.TV.


Official PlayStation Blogcast Live!

Panel: Sid Shuman [PlayStation], Nick Suttner [PlayStation]

Date: Saturday, August 31

Time: 12:30 – 1:30pm

Location: Pegasus Theatre

Description: Join us for our very first live podcast, farm fresher than ever! All the nerdy game talk and lame puns you’ve come to expect, crowd Q&A, live Mystery Themes with prizes, and much more! Hosts Sid Shuman and Nick Suttner (and a special guest or two!) will be rocking the mic, so come help us make this thing awesome! Bring your PlayStation love and your best Blasto cosplay.


Gender Diversity in Games: Where Are All The Believable Female Characters?

Panel: Neil Druckmann [Creative Director, Naughty Dog], Susan O’Connor [Writer, Susan O’Connor Writing Studio], Carolyn Petit [Editor, GameSpot], and Danielle Riendeau [Reviews Editor, Polygon]

Date: Monday, September 2

Time: 2:00 – 3:00pm

Location: Pegasus Theatre

Description: As the videogame entertainment medium matures, why hasn’t its depiction of women matured with it? Many videogames portray their characters within established, and stereotypical, tropes. In particular, most female characters continue to be portrayed in notoriously unrealistic terms both in their appearance and personality, progressing at a slower pace than their male videogame counterparts. Our panel of esteemed developers, writers, and journalists will examine why this continues to be the case, and the challenges facing developers and the videogame market in developing and marketing realistic female characters.


The Last of Us Autograph Signings

When:  Friday, August 30, 4:00 – 5:00pm

Saturday, August 31, 2:00 – 3:00pm

Where: PlayStation Booth (#212)

Description: Neil Druckmann [Creative Director, Naughty Dog], Bruce Straley [Game Director, Naughty Dog] will be signing posters from The Last of Us at the PlayStation Booth (#212). This is a ticketed signing. Wristbands for each signing will be distributed at the show opening (10am) on the day of each signing. Come to the PlayStation booth early for your best chance to get a wristband. Signing lines will be closed as needed.


For more details check out our dedicated PAX Prime 2013 page.

As always, you can follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram for the latest.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Add Your Own

G-Force08 said:

August 26th, 10:32 am

Once again I’ll be missing PAX. Every year passes and I strive to go, but can never reach my goal. :(

Well, it looks like you guys at PlayStation have a ton of stuff planned for attendees. So I hope everyone who gets to go has fun! :)

Ouren said:

August 26th, 10:34 am

See you all at the show!

Xcaligamer1 said:

August 26th, 10:36 am

well, wish there was a way non attendees could get stuff but reguardless, I hope good stuff comes out of pax this year

AlGhami_07 said:

August 26th, 10:42 am


Ratchet and clank into the nexus

lisatsunami said:

August 26th, 10:47 am

I just want that passport. Nice collector’s item.

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    Michael Steranka said:

    August 26th, 11:35 am

    Thanks! We’re pretty fond of it over here as well :)

    Be sure to come by the PlayStation Booth (#212) as soon as you can, since we only have 500 to give out every day!

Phedran said:

August 26th, 10:49 am

Can’t wait to see you guys there!

snakeeyes211 said:

August 26th, 10:54 am

How awesome :-) if only I didn’t live so far away :-(

Kung_Fu_Bricks said:

August 26th, 11:05 am

Like others have said, I wish I was able to go. Sounds/Looks like it’s going to be a blast!

Stranger_Eddie said:

August 26th, 11:05 am

Finally The PS Vita owners can see a game list bigger than the others console brothers \o/

xHeavYx said:

August 26th, 11:17 am

Where can I get the passport?

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    Michael Steranka said:

    August 26th, 11:38 am

    We’ll be handing out 500 every morning at the PlayStation Booth (#212) on a first-come-first-served basis. Good luck!

GnomeWizard said:

August 26th, 11:36 am

How exactly do people going get those PS4 passports?

GnomeWizard said:

August 26th, 11:42 am

I better check out the playstation booth first thing then and try to get one!=D

D-Squad3 said:

August 26th, 11:54 am

When are you guys going to announce the PlayStation 4 Bloggers winners? Whoever is chosen only has a few days to get ready for their flight which is a very short notice.

Delta_Canuckian said:

August 26th, 11:56 am

Will Killzone and inFamous be playable!?

mwm said:

August 26th, 12:15 pm

Any parties planned? PAX at night is half the fun!

krae_man said:

August 26th, 12:19 pm

Am I going to have to play every game in the booth to win stuff or is just having the passport and playing stuff going to be enough.

I already tried Knack and Drive Club at Fan Expo and I want to do more at PAX then just wait in line at the PS4 booth all day long every day.

NO_FEAR said:

August 26th, 12:36 pm

Sportsfriends is hella fun, If you’re going I say chack that out!

Kornkid52 said:

August 26th, 12:42 pm

Hey are you guys doing a meet and greet, you did one for MAG a couple years ago, just asking my bros and I had fun, we will have a blast at your booth its always the best every year. PS RULES

StingrayX said:

August 26th, 12:51 pm

I’m going to all the Sony Panels…huge fan of you guys, it’s going to be an exciting trip to say the least!

GStylez1980 said:

August 26th, 1:27 pm

I really hope Flower is Cross-Buy like Limbo was. Would love to revisit that game on my Vita!

Xanzar said:

August 26th, 2:03 pm

somehow feels like comickon >.< now if only I wasn't in class right now……QQ

Blackstar131 said:

August 26th, 2:18 pm

Too bad, no phantasystaronline 2 info it will be a year since there was NA/EU info.

plaztiksyke said:

August 26th, 3:08 pm

Will the panels be streamed or available for download on PSN later?

I really want to see the discussion of Believable Female Characters in Games, but won’t be at PAX. I hope they touch on the utter lack of actual GLBT characters in console games (aside from Blue Toad Murder Files). I have my fingers crossed that “next-gen” also means progressiveness in socio-political diversity and not just technology.

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    Michael Steranka said:

    August 26th, 4:34 pm

    The inFAMOUS Second Son – Being Superhuman in Seattle panel will be live streamed here: Unfortunately there are no plans to stream the other PlayStation panels at this time.

joaryche said:

August 26th, 3:08 pm

Terraria, Tearaway and Flower for vita

TwinDad said:

August 26th, 3:11 pm

Consider me as a RSVP. I don’t do facebook or twitter.

Booth is two spaces bigger this year than last year. I get to play PS4, and the vita games look interesting.

You should totally only give a passport to the folks that bring their own Vita to the Playstation booth.

I’m going to be there are some crazy lines this year.

tusunami said:

August 26th, 3:52 pm

I hope that like E3 & Gamescon that we can stream Pax that would be most awesome Doods!!!!!!!!!!!

mrk1976 said:

August 26th, 4:46 pm

Very Nice for Vita! Can’t wait to see and hear more about Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate, and just the other day, I was thinking I would like to see an update on TxK.

Xblader54 said:

August 26th, 11:33 pm

im really hoping they announce a port for diablo 3 to ps4 really wanna play tht game :)

AizawaYuuichi said:

August 27th, 1:32 am

@ Xblader54: I’ve good news for you! They annouced… WAY BACK IN FEBRUARY… that D3 was coming to the PS4. In fact, it was announced before they later said it was coming to PS3/360 as well. That was one of the bigger announcements at the Playstation Meeting 2013, besides the PS4 obviously.

JaguarCRO said:

August 27th, 7:12 am

Very Impressive showing this year for PAXPrime and I can’t wait to play some PS4 games (especially Infamous Second Son). I will be there and be there early on Friday. :-)

bobino10197 said:

August 27th, 8:46 am

This comment is for CAPCOM and the developers of Resident Evil, I love the HD version of Street Fighter II Turbo. Why not use this same idea and update another favorite of mines “Resident Evil 3 Nemesis”?

ElektroDragon said:

August 27th, 3:04 pm

Sony and MS are right NEXT to each other? Whose bright idea was that? The crowding there is going to be INSANE. Opening day, there will be 50,000+ people trying to cram themselves into an area no larger than a supermarket. I hope I survive.

ElektroDragon said:

August 27th, 3:10 pm

Also, I hope I can nab a Passport and a shirt! Will be there all 4 days so I guess my chances are good. But my god, only 2000 when there are 50K to 70K people attending?

Catcher_BR said:

August 27th, 4:00 pm

I wish i could work at PlayStation. .. but i live in Brazil so my chances are almost none.

ClixWizard said:

August 27th, 6:28 pm

What exactly is the PS4 passport? Is it just an awesome piece of swag, or does it give you access to exclusive PSN content, or what?

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