Last weekend, I played around at the PAX Prime convention..
There, a gathering of gamer geeks mingled with developers, creators and producers of digital interactive and physical tabletop games. The PAX (Penny Arcade Expo) Prime show remains the main one of its kind since 2004, as the event now branched more shows throughout the US and Australia. Still, the PAX Prime show remains popular here in downtown Seattle.
I took many pictures and notes of the three (out of four) days spent there. I have them featured on another site (strangerworlds.com) of which I contribute occasional entries on indie geek-culture. Here are some pictures below, with different notes. If you are further interested and would like more of my PAX coverage, click here for Part 1, and here for Part 2.
Typical activity on the showroom floor. Just imagine loud booming sounds and the occasional gameplay mic commentary.
Typical board game fun spread around the show. There is much to appreciate over a fully-developed game after a lengthy long to set-up.
The largest and strangest of displays…promoting Magic:the Gathering, a game more addictive than crack (not that I tried and compared crack..I’m just assuming based on my long past MTG obsession).
Über had a cool gimmick, where you may catch a ride in post-apocalyptic vehicles promoting the upcoming Mad Max game.
Perhaps the most infamous of promotions at this PAX, for the hilariously adult card game, Cards Against Humanity. Stand in line for a lengthy time for exclusive cards placed inside terrible tasting Popsicles. And for a set, you must get all three.
The walkway through an empty hall to get to that truck and kind-of hidden parts of the show. Worthwhile for the Exploding Kittens game signed by the creators, sold within.
Classy gals got game!
A giant Pikachu balloon reminds us that Pokemon will never die
One of many colorful booths pimping out the expensive tech for rich nerds out there.
One of many big screens for those who enjoy watching games in big screens..
Got medical insurance?
Vault Boy from the Fallout game franchise gave this show a thumbs up!
So close, yet far away in distant lands..
After an hour wait, me finally trying out the Oculus VR system for my first time. That was a very interesting experience, for my love of science fiction and where this may take us humans decades from now..and that’s not just in playing fancy video games..
That’s all for here. I will likely be back for next year, and looking forward until then.