Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) East Vendor and Exhibitor Site List 2011

The PAX East video gaming convention is this weekend and I checked out the exhibitor list for any tabletop game companies in attendance.   My research complete, it occurred to me that many tabletop gamers have an interest in video games as well and might find my research useful. Below you will find the vendors for PAX East 2011 and a brief description of each company. A few companies’ names were so generic I could not find their site, so if you have any information, please drop me a comment.

Update: Sorry, some of the links had issues. I have double-checked the list and everything should be fine now. Let me know if you see any bad links and I will fix them.

Trask, The Last Tyromancer


# Company Description
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2 2K Games 2K develops and publishes interactive entertainment software games for the console, PC and handheld gaming systems. It publishes in today’s most popular geners. including action, role-playing, first person shooters, realtime strategy, sports, casual and family entertainment.
3 8-Bit Cubist 8-Bit Cubist is a truly different look at the artistic vision and core values of the 8 bit era of video games. It allows to To explore the relevant popular culture that has grown out of video game culture.
4 Aksys Games Localization, Inc. Publishes games specializing in Japanese-to-English translation of games and anime. The company also publishes games for all platforms from Microsoft, Nintendo and Sony.
5 Alienware Powered By Intel A company wholly owned subsidiary of Dell which assembles desktops and laptops with custom enclosures for high-performance gaming. Alienware products can support graphically intense applications such as video editing, simulation, and audio editing; it has a distinctive Sci-Fi styling.
6 ASUS ASUS produces motherboards, graphics cards, sound cards, optical disc drives, personal digital assistants (PDAs), computer monitors, laptops, servers, computer networking devices, mobile phones, computer cases, computer components, and computer cooling systems. It also produces components to other manufacturers like Dell, HP and Apple. ASUS boast that it had won 3,398 awards in 2010
7 Autumn Games Is a premier publisher of interactive entertainment focused on partnering with leading creative talent to deliver blockbuster video games and related media. The Company is developing a similarly high-end licensed property in sports and developing a number of original IPs. .
8 Battleground Games & Hobbies Battleground is a retail gaming store that specializes in board games, card games, miniature games, and role-playing games. Battleground also hosts a variety of tournaments and special events for those who enjoy playing their favorite games competitively.
9 Becker College Becker College is ranked by The Princeton Review as the #1 college in New England for game design, and #4 in the country. Becker offers 27 diverse, first-quality degree programs that launch careers, from Nursing to Equine Management, and a variety of adult learning options.
10 Beckett Media Beckett Media publishes numerous price guides and other books related to collectibles and distributes sports memorabilia. The use of the Internet to facilitate sales of collectibles and sports cards.
11 Bethesda A publishing company, publishing both internal projects, and those developed externally. It consists a broad portfolio of games in role playing, racing, simulation, and sports, Bethesda Softworks’ major franchises are distributed worldwide.
12 Beyond Gaming LLC Is a premier next generation video game rental for ultimate party entertainment. Cited as great for Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, Communions, sweet 16s, graduation parties, reunions or any other group event.
13 Blazing Bit Games Recently opened for business. It promises a classic and innovative games that is affordable. Today, Blazing bit games showcases its new game called Mactabilis.
14 Calibur11 Calibur11 researches and develop a team capable answering the demand for accessories that will protect, enhance performance, and uniquely customize a better aesthetic design, .
15 Capcom Entertainment, Inc. Is a Japanese based developer and publisher of video games, known for creating multi-million-selling franchises such as Resident Evil, Street Fighter, and Mega Man. The company also publishes strategy guides, maintains its own arcade centers, and licenses its franchise and character properties for use in tie-in products, movies, television series, and stage performances.
16 Cardhaus Games Established in 2001 it sells just about any collectible game, board game, and gaming accessory. Cardhaus is also interested in buying, it has what they call a ‘buy list’ available on their website.
17 Chessex Founded in 1987, it manufactures gaming supplies for the Role 

Playing game industry. And now it is a major resource for dice and other role playing accessories.

18 Computer Power User Magazine A monthly computing and technology magazine that provides the most complete coverage of computers and consumer electronics topics.They offer publications for every computer user from novice to advanced and for every market from consumer to business.
19 Cooler Master A leader in products and services for companies dealing with devices where heat issues must be resolved. Cooler Master is a cooling solution OEM vendor for many major brand names of computer industry including nVIDIA (VGA cooler), AMD (CPU cooler), and EVGA.
20 Corsair Components A designer and supplier of high-performance components and peripherals for the PC gaming market. Its products, which are used by gamers to build or enhance PCs, include memory modules, USB drives, solid-state drives (SSDs) to improve system performance, power supply units, computer cooling units, and cases.
21 Cryptozoic Entertainment Is a manufacturer of the World of Warcraft Trading Card Game, and organizes gaming events for card collector participation.
22 CyberPower Inc. Manufactures Custom Built Gaming PC and Gaming Laptops. It is to provide personalized cutting edge technology at wholesales prices and an extensive range of technological support.
23 D3 Publisher of America, Inc. Is a distributor and publisher of software for personal computers, major console platforms and handheld systems. It focus on licensed and original titles from leading third-party developers that appeal to mass-market consumers or gaming enthusiasts.
24 Demiurge Studios Demiurge Studios is an independent, bootstrapped, video game development founded in 2002. The team has helped ship over ten retail titles for PC and every major console and created downloadable casual games. Industry leaders like Electronic Arts, Epic Games, Gearbox Software and THQ have all enlisted the Demiurge Studios team to get the job done.
25 Devolver Digital Is a small, laser-focused game production and publishing company. The game Serious Sam HD is a reborn in glorious high-definition for legions of long-time fans and a whole new generation of gamers around the world.
26 Digital Interactive Leading provider of innovative video gaming products, services and technologies to brick-and-mortar retail chains, online retailers, video game publishers and PC manufacturers. Recognized at CES, the largest consumer electronics show in the world, as “Product of the Year” in 2004 and “Next Big Thing” in 2005.
27 Dolby Globally recognized innovator of audio, imaging, and voice technologies for cinemas, home theaters, PCs, mobile phones, and games. It first developed noise reduction systems to improve recorded sound quality.
28 Don Gusano Games Inc. Don Gusano Games is an independent game publisher it is an Indy Card Game Company & Maker of “Quack in the Box”.
29 Eagl3 EAGL3 specializes in high-performance gaming accessories for your Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DSi, Nintendo DS lite, Playstation3, Xbox360, and PC. The company develops anaward-winning and innovative peripherals in the interactive entertainment industry anchored by our world-class internal development team with over 50 years of combined Game Industry experience.
30 Electronic Arts Home to the largest number of EA studios and development teams, which together create an expansive and diverse portfolio of games in such genres as action/adventure, role playing, racing, and first-person shooter. The company develops massively-multiplayer online and Play-4-Free which are persistent-state virtual worlds where thousands of other players can interact with one another.
31 EVGA A company that produces NVIDIA based consumer computer hardware, as well as Intel based motherboards.
32 Fangamer LLC An online store devoted to merchandise for old/awesome/underappreciated games and fansites
33 Fantasy Flight Games Minnesota-based game company that creates and publishes role-playing, board, and card games. FFG’s best-known titles include games based on licenses such as Battlestar Galactica, World of Warcraft, and The Lord of the Rings.
34 Fire Hose Games The team is at work on our newest game, called Slam Bolt Scrappers!, it is a mash up of brawling and puzzle solving that will be available in the PlayStation Network in early 2011.
35 Foam Brain Games Started out as a multi-genre gaming group and now it is the newest gaming store in the Capital District. Located in downtown Troy, NY, we offer a wide selection of board games, roleplaying games, Magic, Warhammer, Chess sets, Poker sets and more.
36 G4TV G4 is the one destination on television that feeds on the latest must-have tech gadgets, web culture and video games. G4 offers tons of ways to watch with exclusive broadband video on, heaps of VOD, mobile content, and more podcasts than any other network in America.
37 Galaxy Microsystems Fully dedicated in the manufacturing and distribution of quality computer components particularly graphics card. GALAXY as an Authorized nVidia AIC Partner has grown rapidly and is globally renowned for their Performance and Quality.
38 Game Underground Game Underground is a store of classic games, new cutting edge games, birthday parties, tournaments and more is a community of people who are just like you. Gamers for the sake of gaming.
39 Gamesville Is a casual gaming portal by Lycos. It specializes in free online game shows. Like TV game shows, our game shows are free to play, give winners prizes, and are supported by sponsors.
40 Gaming Etc. An online store that offer everyone’s need in Magic the Gathering, Pokemon, Yugioh and Minis.
41 Geek chic Seller of custom game tables for tabletop gaming.
42 Gigabyte Taiwan-based manufacturer of computer hardware products best known for its motherboards. It also excels in information technology products ranging from graphics cards, notebook, PC components and peripherals.
43 Gunnar Optiks Gunnar Optiks is a technology company that develops digital performance eyewear for enhancing the computer viewing experience. It is for those people who embrace the digital lifestyle and spend a significant amount of their time interacting with digital screens.
44 Halfbrick Studios Pty. Ltd. An Australian game development company that is responsible in developing licensed titles for platforms such as GBA, DS and PSP, Halfbrick has begun expanding its portfolio with a range of independently released games for downloadable platforms.
45 Harmonix Harmonix Music Systems is a videogame development company that specializes in music-based games. Renowned for its groundbreaking design innovation, is home to a vibrant and dynamic collection of designers, artists, gamers and musicians.
46 Haunted Temple Haunted Temple Studios announces Skulls of the Shogun invigorating cocktail of 1960’s flavored sorcery and strategy – in development for major gaming platforms.Washing up on the shores of the afterlife, players meet and join forces with vibrant ghost-samurai warriors, magical animal-monks, and mustachioed samurai generals on the way to capture Skulls of the Shogun.
47 iBUYPOWER A worldwide distribution company ofgaming desktops, gaming laptops, workstations, media center PCs, peripherals, and multimedia products.It has the knowledge and the resources to enhance your company’s system integration.
48 IGN Entertainment IGN Entertainment, a division of News Corporation, is a global leader in three business verticals: media, digital distribution, and game technology.
49 IN WIN Development An ISO 9001 manufacturer of professional computer chassis, power supplies and digital storage devices, is the leading provider of enclosure solutions to system integrators worldwide. It provides high quality chassis that conform to all safety regulations, as well as unsurpassed customer service.
50 iRacing is the ultimate place to go racing online. From NASCAR, to IndyCar, to sports cars and Grand Prix racing, iRacing has it all. A PC, a gaming wheel or game pad and an Internet connection is all that is needed.
51 Kalypso Media USA Inc. Specialized in the publishing of interactive media – primarily computer games. It offer game genre like action, adventure, arcade, strategy and simulation.
52 Kaupang Studios A video game company and are currently making 2 games and are mainly focusing on iPhone and iPad, but we planning to move on to other platforms.
53 Kingston Technology Manufacturer of memory products for desktops, notebooks, servers, and workstations. It now offers more than 2,000 memory products that support nearly every device that uses memory, from computers, servers and printers to MP3 players, digital cameras and mobile phones.
54 Logitech Logitech designs personal peripherals to help people enjoy a better experience with the digital world. Logitech’s leadership in innovation now encompasses a wide variety of personal peripherals (both cordless and corded), with special emphasis on products for PC navigation, gaming, Internet communications, digital music and home-entertainment control.
55 Mad Catz, Inc. A worldwide leader in manufacturing, distributing and marketing innovative controllers and other peripherals for the console and PC game.
56 Maingear Corp MAINGEAR is an innovative high performance PC system builder that offers custom desktops, custom built laptops, pc workstations, small form factor PCs and media center PCs. And has won multiple Editors’ Choice awards from publications such as PC World, Maximum PC, Computer Shopper and more.
57 Maphook MapHook is a location-based journal and social networking application that provides an organized way to keep track of important things, a clever way to find nearby information when you’re out and about, and much more. Using an iPhone or computer create and organize “hooks” to remember events, places, and happenings; include text and pictures; and add other content such as Wikipedia articles and Yelp reviews.
58 Mayfair Games Inc. Is a publisher of board and roleplaying games in the United States and United Kingdom. They also license German-style board games and publish them in English, most notably the The Settlers of Catan.
59 MEGA64.COM Produces short films that recreate classic and current video games in real life.
61 Microsoft Develops, manufactures, licenses, and supports a wide range of products and services predominantly related to computing.
62 Moonshot Games, LLC Moonshot Games did not provide any details.
63 MSI Computer Inc Taiwan-based electronics company and one of the world’s largest motherboard and video card manufacturers. MSI designs and creates Mainboard, AIO, Graphics card, Notebook, Consumer electronics, Communication, Barebone, Server, industrial computing, Multimedia, Healthcare and Netbook.
64 N-Control Is an external adapter for the XBOX 360 controller, designed to enhance skills and make opponents blow chunks. This lean mean accessory provides gamers with a more immersive gaming experience, while improving situational awareness, accuracy, agility, and reaction-time.
65 New England Institute of Art New England Institute of Art for design, fashion, and media art degree programs. Offering a nine bachelor degree programs and three associate degree programs.
66 / Rosewill A leading e-retailer on the web offering superior shopping experience, rapid delivery, and stellar customer service. Equipped with state of the art decision-making resources such as detailed specs, how-to’s, 1.7M+ customer reviews, and high resolution photo galleries.
67 Nexon via Ayzenberg Group Offering the world’s most popular FREE online games! Includes downloads, latest news, forum community and more!Nexon America has released Dungeon Fighter Online, one of the world’s most popular multiplayer online fighting games with over 100 million registered players in China, Japan and South Korea.
68 Nintendo of America Inc A video game company, becoming one of the most influential in the industry.Nintendo has sold over 565 million hardware units and 3.4 billion software units.
69 NVIDIA Leader in visual computing technologies and the inventor of the GPU, which generates interactive graphics on workstations, desktop computers, game consoles, and more. The Company holds more than 1,700 patents worldwide, including ones covering designs and insights that are essential to modern computing.
70 NZXT A company built upon gamers’ dreams, is dedicated to manufacturing the best gaming hardware for consumers worldwide.
71 Oni Press Publisher of comics such as Scott Pilgrim, Queen & Country, Courtney Crumrin, and Wasteland. Includes news, preview gallery, and web store.
72 Palit Microsystems Well-known for manufacturing stable, excellent, and innovative graphics accelerators. As one of the top PC components manufacturers, Palit continues to provide top-to-bottom graphics cards with stable and excellent quality to the world.
73 Patriot Memory A manufacturer of memory upgrades for servers, workstations, printers, laptops and notebooks. It also offers a wide variety of peripheral products to compliment the core business of DRAM memory and flash memory storage.
74 PNY Technologies Leading designer, manufacturer, and supplier of memory upgrade modules, flash memory cards, USB flash drives, solid state drives, high speed HDMI® cables, consumer graphics cards, and professional workstation graphics cards . NY has distinct product lines for a wide variety of technology end-users: Photography, Mobility, Gaming and System Builders.
75 Pokemon Pokémon Company International delivera a wide range of fun, family-friendly entertainment.With more than 11 movies, 12 seasons of television shows, a thriving Trading Card Game, and over 25 video games.
76 Red 5 Studios Red 5 Studios is dedicated to bringing together millions of gamers across the world by creating immersive worlds, intriguing stories and compelling characters.Tese online communities, these tribes, are what make online gaming a richer and deeper experience than any standalone game.
77 Robot Entertainment Aaming company responsible for maintaining and updating Halo Wars until 2010. Now, the company announced the new game called “Orcs Must Die!” challenges players to defend fortresses under siege.
78 Rockstar Games Publishers of such popular game franchises as Grand Theft Auto, Red Dead Redemption, Max Payne, Bully and more. Founded in 1998 it is the most innovative and progressive interactive entertainment.
79 Rooster Teeth Productions Is a production group that specializes in the creation of live action shorts and machinima, or films created using real-time, interactive engines from computer and video games. With the conclusion of ‘Immersion’ Rooster Teeth began production of ‘Red vs. Blue’s’ ninth season.
80 Sacred Heart University The second-largest Catholic university in New England, SHU provides studennts with a comprehensive, hands-on education rooted in the liberal arts and Catholic intellectual tradition. Students enjoy singular academic opportunities, connect one-on-one with diverse faculty, engage in tremendous career-building programs, and our alumni and friends remain caring members of our campus community.
81 Senario LLC Manufacture the Scoozie range of cuddly toys. Includes product features, photographs, and news. Dedicates in creating the next generation of memorable, history-making entertainment products for children, families and friends.
82 SilverStone Technology Manufactures Network DATA Center with mass storage and printer support. It provides the highest level of standards in designing and manufacturing computer enclosures, power supplies, and accessories.
83 Singapore MIT – GAMBIT Collaboration between the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the government of Singapore created to explore new directions for the development of games as a medium. Emphasizing in the creation of video game prototypes to demonstrate research as a complement to traditional academic publishing.
84 Ska Studios LLC Is an independent game developer founded in 2001. The studio is well-known in indie gaming for its games that utilize graphic cartoon violence.
85 Smirk and Dagger Games Smirk&Dagger Games is the publisher of HEX-HEX, Dead Hand, and other fun, fast-playing, and slightly mean-spirited card games, board games and gaming accessories.
86 Sony Sony is one of the leading manufacturers of electronics, products for the consumer and professional markets.Sony also developed PlayStation series of consoles and handheld game devices.
87 SRRN Games Develops creative, highly polished mobile video games targeted at modern gaming culture.
88 The team travels the world and scours the internet to ensure the lowest pricing in the industry. They spot the trends early and stay ahead of the competition by setting the standards that our competitors follow.
89 Sudden Impact No information available. Criteria too general.
90 Supergiant Games Is a small developer with big ambitions: to make games that spark every users imagination. It developed a game called ‘Bastion’ an original action role-playing game set in a lush imaginative world, in which players must create and fight for civilization’s last refuge as a mysterious narrator marks their every move.
91 The Behemoth A small group of hardcore gamers with the modest goal of bringing craftsmanship and originality back to the game industry. Now in full development of their third title, BattleBlock Theater.
92 The Gaming Invasion No information available. Criteria too general.
93 The Guildhall at SMU Offers certificate programs in digital game development. Supports the independent games movement by providing aspiring game developers the opportunity to showcase their skills, break into the game business, and launch their careers to the next level.
94 The Tap Lab The Tap Lab is a social mobile gaming company that bring daydreams to life through the creation of games that spark the imagination and seamlessly integrate with today’s fast-paced mobile lifestyle. TapCity, the new mobile game from The Tap Lab.
95 THQ Provides interactive experience across multiple media platforms. Emphasizing innovation and quality, and by partnering with the most creative people in the entertainment industry.
96 Tin Man Games Tin Man Games is a video games studio based in Melbourne, Australia. ‘Frootrees’ is Tin Man’s fun and funky range of froot picking games
97 Torn Banner Studios Newly formed videogame development company that aims to bring deep passion and full immersion to its game. It plans to revolutionize the gaming industry with unique titles, innovations, and genre blending ideas.
98 Trapdoor No information available. Criteria too generic. Results are conflicting.
99 Turtle Beach A pioneer in the synthesizer, software and network audio device marketplace for more than 3 decades.It designs, manufactures and markets high quality, competitively-priced audio peripherals for video game consoles and personal computers.
100 Tweak Footwear It is a sport inspired, lifestyle footwear and clothing brand of the 21st century. At Tweak our shoes are designed by your ideas. Help customize our shoes’ designs with Rhett&Link and people around the world.
101 Twisted Pixel Games, LLC Twisted Pixel is an independent studio that specializes in character-driven, original IP titles that shake up what games are all about. Memorable characters, creative gameplay, and impressive presentation is their main focus.
102 Uber Entertainment inc. Is a privately held video game development company. It has a veteran team of developers, that focuses on combining innovative gameplay with state of the art technology.
103 Ubisoft Entertainment Ubisoft is a leading international developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment products. Its studios is second largest in-house development staff in the world with 24 studios in 17 countries .
104 Udon Entertainment Is a studio of Asian-influenced comic book creators that provides creative services to the entertainment industry.The company is a publisher of comic books, graphic novels, and art books, as well as English editions of Japanese manga and Korean manhwa titles.
105 Utilikits Handmade Men’s Casual Kilts, Utility Kilts, and Non-Traditional Kilts in a variety of colors and styles.
106 UTV Ignition & True Games A leading developer and publisher of interactive entertainment. The company’s highly-anticipated first-person-shooter, Reich, remains in development and is now being developed.
107 Valve Software It creates several of the world’s most award-winning games, Valve is also a developer of leading-edge technologies including the Source® game engine and Steam®, the premier online gaming platform.
108 VIDEO GAMES NEW YORK Is an independent videogame store. Internationally known for their unique collection of video game systems and games, american and imports.
109 Wacom Technology The world’s leading manufacturer of pen tablets, interactive pen displays, and digital interface solutions.
110 WB / Turbine The world’s premier creator and operator of massive, persistent online worlds that foster powerful social gaming communities. Turbine has created some of the most popular and exciting game worlds on the Internet, like the award-winning Asheron’s Call®, Dungeons & Dragons Online™: Stormreach™, and The Lord of the Rings Online™: Shadows of Angmar™.
111 Western Digital A long-time leader in hard drive technology designs and manufactures the #1 selling internal and external hard drives and award-winning media players and network drives.
112 Wizards Of The Coast A publisher of games, primarily based on fantasy and science fiction themes. The company popularized the collectible card game genre with Magic: The Gathering in the mid-1990s, acquired the popular Dungeons & Dragons role-playing game by purchasing the failing company TSR, and experienced tremendous success by publishing the licensed Pokémon Trading Card Game.
113 Wooden Pixel Creators of the Serentripity iPhone game
114 XtendPlay Revolutionary video game controller enhancement XtendPlay helps blur the line between gamer and controller. By virtue of its being a literal extension of the controller, it allows the controller to feel more like an extension of the gamer.
115 yyrGames Produces high-quality arcade-style games, available for purchase on Xbox LIVE Indie Games.
116 Zalman USA Develops and provides aftermarket desktop computer products with primary focus on cooling enhancement. Introduced to the computer industry the concept of ‘noiseless computing’.
117 Zombie Ear Gear Offer a range of products including custom molded earbud/bluetooth attachments, custom molded ipod/mp3 player earbuds and custom ear protection. Custom molded earphones we solve all the problems that are associated with safety, affordability, quality of sound and comfort in your earphones.
118 ZOTAC USA Is one of the largest producers of NVIDIA VGA and motherboard solutions worldwide. It deliver superb, high quality NVIDIA graphic solutions to the industry.
119 Gamewright Producers of family board and card games.




Trask is a long-time gamer, world traveler and history buff. He hopes that his scribblings will both inform and advance gaming as a hobby.

2 thoughts on “Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) East Vendor and Exhibitor Site List 2011

  • March 8, 2011 at 5:40 am

    G4TV is still in business? I haven’t heard a word from them since DirectTV dropped them from the lineup.

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