Britt5091 Origins: PAX Day 3 Final Impressions!

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PAX Day 3: Final Impressions!

September 7th, 2009

By the time Sunday rolled around, I was beyond the realms of exhaustion. Since moving over a week ago, I haven’t been able to sit down and do that little thing called ‘relax’. Nevertheless, I made the five block trek in the pissing rain to the bus that would take me to PAX.

Once I got there, however, sleep deprivation hit me like a ton of bricks and I knew I wasn’t going to be staying much longer. The lines were insanely long (I thought they would be shorter since it was Sunday) and the only game that was relatively open was the New Super Mario Bros. After a 5 minute wait, I and three others played. I dominated. *toots own horn*

This is what the ranking screen looks like, F-Y-Izzle.

At the Rockstar booth I witnessed a, erm, show. GTA t-shirts were being given out, and it came down to the last pink XL shirt. Of course the staff weren’t just going to give it away. They made you dance for it. The crowd formed a circle and dancers (all guys) began dancing away in the middle. Bless his heart, a guy pushing 300 pounds was getting down and dirty on the dance floor. Apparently he thought he was lacking as he then progressed to rip his shirt off and boogie even harder. I saw sweat hit the guy next to me. I got the hell out of there but I’m pretty sure he won.

Have you heard of Just Dance for the Wii? No, it’s not a spinoff of Lady GaGa. It’s being developed/produced by Ubisoft. There was a good sized booth (with a stage) demoing it. Not going to lie, it looks like it could be a lot of drunken fun. Here’s a video I took of some silly souls dancing to “Surfin’ Bird” here. Sorry about the res! My camera is less than stellar!

Other than that, I browsed around a bit more then decided I should head home before I collapsed and passed out in the middle of the expo hall. That could have been bad.

Impressions of PAX:
*Great selection of exhibitors, demos and panels.
* Well organized. The enforcers did a great job at keeping people in check, though sometimes they came off a little nazi-ish. Understandable.
*People were very friendly and mostly considerate of their play time.
*An impressive deal of swag was given out. Some of it junk, but a lot of booths were giving out T-shirts, demos and even free games. Raffles were giving out tons of computer stuff, too. Processors, video cards, etc.
*Most of the booth babes were pretty hot and a few of them actually knew what they were talking about!
*I will be going next year!!

The only complaint I have is that I think I may have suffered from a bit of B.O. poisoning. I’ll recover though.

If you would like to go to PAX, but live on the East Coast, never fear! In March 2010 PAX is coming to Boston. Now THAT would be a fun trip!

Anywho, one would think I would be all gamed out for the time being, but that’s not the case. I still don’t have cable, have nothing to do today except relax, so it looks like I’ll be forced to play games all day. Damn.

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Update

May 1st, 2012

I think I barely remember that day because I was so tired, not because it was almost three years ago. (!!!!) I vividly remember being absolutely drained after that third day – and I wasn’t doing any coverage at that point! But it was a good first time, if you nah’msayin. Unfortunately I wasn’t poisoned by BO, but by the H1Nerd1 virus…it was already plaguing my body; I just didn’t know it yet.

DUN DUN DUUUUUN!

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