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PAX Day 2: 10 Games on Display That I Have Never Heard Of

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Mass Effect 2? Oh yeah. It's right there. The new Splinter Cell? Sure, we've got that. Brutal Legend? Check. But not everything I've seen here qualifies as a household name. Here are 10 games that shocked, surprised, and stumped me at PAX 2009.

1. Dragon Nest

Detail: Fantasy-action RPG of the MMO variety. Trust me, this won't be the last time you'll hear that description of a game on this list.

Odds of me playing this game: 0.

2. Shank

Detail: Sidescrolling 2D button-masher that has you "shanking" anything and everyone who gets in your way.

Odds of me playing this game: Pretty high.

3. Scrap Metal

Detail: N+ devs are working on this top-down, arcadey racing sim. 

Odds of me playing this game: Medium.

4. Carneyvale: Showtime

Detail: A vertical ragdoll platformer that has you tossing around a clown named Slinky.

Odds of me playing this game: Not likely. Clowns scare me.

5. Divinity II: Ego Draconis

Detail: The sequel to Divine Divinity. No kidding. There was actually a game called "Divine Divinity."

Odds of me playing this game: -1.

6. Trino

Details: Indie puzzler that challenges gamers to trap opponents via a device that makes triangles.

Odds of me playing this game: 0.

7. Dofus

Detail: Flash-based MMORPG that takes place in the "World of Twelve." Apparently, it's tres popular in France.

Odds of me playing this game: -2.

8. Torchlight

Detail: Fantasy RPG set in the fictional burg of Torchlight.

Odds of me playing this game: Not even if this was the last game on earth.

9. Faunasphere

Detail: A free-to-play PC game that lets you adopt and nurture characters with names like Scooter, Sniffer, and Hoofer. Yes, Hoofer.

Odds of me playing this game: This is why I drink.

10. Global Agenda

Detail: It's an MMO third-person shooter for the PC from High-Rez Studios.

Odds of me playing this game: OK, that's f***ing it--I may have to kill again.