July 4th is gonna be extra awesome this year because, in addition to Bar-B-Q & fireworks, we’ll be headed up to Austin to cover RTX 2014. That’s right kids, there’s a gaming convention in our back yard and we wouldn’t miss it for the world.
We’ll be covering the event all weekend long and sharing live to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and (of course) here to the blog.
WHAT IS RTX?
30,000 attendees are expected to fill the Austin Convention Center this July 4 – 6 where they will check out new products and releases from exhibitors, participate in panels led by industry experts including the Rooster Teeth team, and have the opportunity to play the latest video games with other gaming and Internet enthusiasts.
WHAT WILL WE SEE AT RTX 2014?
HALO – RTX is proud to announce that fans will have their first ever opportunity to see Halo: The Master Chief Collection when the Halo 2: Anniversary gameplay demo debuts to the public at RTX. Every game in Halo: The Master Chief Collection is visually enhanced for Xbox One, with Halo 2: Anniversary featuring a fully re-mastered campaign.
Gamers will have plenty of hands-on opportunities at RTX, and can catch demos for upcoming and highly anticipated games such as Bungie’s Destiny and Insomniac Games’ Sunset Overdrive.
RWBY – Rooster Teeth’s award-winning anime web series RWBY will premiere the first episode of RWBY: Volume 2 at RTX on Saturday during a panel feature the series’ cast and creators.
LAZER TEAM – Rooster Teeth will make a special update on its first live-action, feature-length film, Lazer Team, on the final day of RTX as the Lazer Team Indiegogo fundraising campaign will close at 2pm CT on Sunday, July 6. To date, the campaign has almost tripled its original goal and raised over $1.8 million dollars for the film.
EVENING EVENTS – RTX evening events include Master Pancake Theater: Space Jam, Geeks Who Drink Trivia Night, RWBY Volume 1 screening with cast and crew, and Cards Against Humanity with Game Grumps.
EXHIBITORS – 343 Industries, Bungie, The Behemoth Twitch, Iron Galaxy Studios and dozens of other exhibitors will be on hand at RTX. — full list of exhibitors
SPECIAL GUESTS – The Rooster Teeth crew, internet celebrities, actors & actresses, comic book writers, the XBOX Live Operations Architect and more. This is that “internet” part of “Gaming Meets the Internet.” — full list of guests
NERD FU COVERS RTX
We had the pleasure of attending RTX last year and had a GREAT time. Check out our articles from last year for an idea of what you can expect in 2014:
- RTX 2013 – Saturday Rundown
- RTX 2013 – Sunday Funday
- RTX 2013 – Achievement Hunter
- RTX 2013 – Halo 4 Summer 2013
Live coverage of RTX 2014 begins Thursday afternoon when we roll into Austin and will continue through the weekend. If you don’t already, please follow Nerd Fu on: