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The Penny Arcade Expo 2011 (PAX East '11) Experience

The 3DS

Here's a rep showing off the 3DS. Some would argue that Nintendo is actually behind the times, especially considering how fast smartphones are progressing. Is 3D enough to keep Nintendo alive in the mobile gaming space?

Gears Of War 3

By late afternoon, the Gears of Wars 3 booth had people piled up on the floor area just waiting to play the game.

Fire Fall

Child Of Eden

Child of Eden was the most interesting Kinect game at PAX. It is a rhythm-based action shooter title that is extremely eye-catching. The game can be considered psychedelic when played on a big screen. The gigantic screen featured at Ubisoft's Eden booth was a huge crowd-stopper during all hours of the day. We can only imagine the crowd's reaction tomorrow, when people come to PAX.

The game works best on the Xbox 360 Kinect, but plans for the PlayStation Move system are in the works. Child of Eden is scheduled to be released this June.

More Child Of Eden

The music and visual effects displayed in Child of Eden will keep things interesting for endless hours. No two game runs will ever be the same.

Child Of Eden Explosion

It's really hard to describe this game through a few pictures. You'll have to search online for a couple of actual game-play videos to get a sense of what the action is about. But then again, nothing beats playing it on the big screen yourself.

The Ultimate Racing Chair

Think your steering wheel and pedals are awesome? Think again!

You Need This Thing Now!

Controlled by hydraulics, this system has the screen mounted right onto the cage. Not only do you feel the bumps, shakes, and twists of your vehicle, but the entire display moves with you, increasing the sensation of realism.

What's even more impressive is that we've seen home-made systems just as cool.

Rockstar At PAX

Kinect For Xbox 360

The Kinect area is always popular, with people lining up to make themselves look ridiculous. It's always fun to watch players twisting and turning their bodies in awkward positions and swinging their limbs in the air.

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    woshitudouThese slideshows are terrible. Can Toms use ajax or something so we dont have to scroll down 40 times to see 40 new pages.I see this every time there are pictures. Go here:
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    tenaciousleydeaddid you intentionally misspell gabe as game on pic 3 so you could encourage more advertising??
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    Enzo MatrixI see this every time there are pictures. Go here:http://feedbacks.tomshardware.com/ rvoice.comOn another note: please fix the feedback forum! Every time I go on, my votes are listed for different ideas than before! Sometimes ones I have taken my votes away from!
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