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Im looking forward to the spore preview and fallout 3. Don't forget about The Wizard starring Fred Savage either.

Posted by Bellevue Ave | August 28, 2008 2:12 PM

Gears of War 2 is incredible, but it isn't very far from Gears of War. I really, really, really hope they touched up the cog/locust shield. It's practically impossible to get a clean shot out of them while they're firing. You either have to waste your teammate to take 'em out or flee like a little bitch. Stopping for a steady headshot isn't going to work unless you're me.

Posted by Certified Tester | August 28, 2008 2:14 PM


Gee, they only do that EVERY FLIPPIN' YEAR. Screw the moviez. Go violate women and get on Jezebel.

Posted by Medical Calculator from Tetuliton, a planet that should be in Mass Effect 2. Because I said so. | August 28, 2008 2:16 PM

I can't help the fact that I love "The Wizard" and this is my first time attending PAX. I love the glove.

Posted by Bellevue Ave | August 28, 2008 2:19 PM

Well, it will look like complete shit and every time someone opens a door you won't be able to see it. And people will constantly walk in and talk at the door, "what mooovie is this?" "Oh, it's just a movie." "Fags!"

Good times.

Posted by Check out the big brain on braaaaaaaaad! You a smart mothafucka. | August 28, 2008 2:21 PM

And I already am violating my GF at PAX so no need for alarm.

Posted by Bellevue Ave | August 28, 2008 2:23 PM

There is the PAX Pub Crawl tonight too:

08:40 PM - Clever Dunne's
09:20 PM - The Crescent
10:00 PM - Cafe Metropolitan
10:40 PM - Dick's
11:40 PM - Barca
12:20 AM - Linda's
01:00 AM - Chapel

It should be fun!

Posted by Jonny H | August 28, 2008 2:34 PM

Feel free to skip Cafe Metropolitan, if you care about your image and all.

Posted by + Chapel | August 28, 2008 2:40 PM

uhh, you really think PAX attendees care about their image? How fucking stupid are you?

Posted by Bellevue Ave | August 28, 2008 2:42 PM

Went the last couple years, but now it's so inconveniently the same weekend as Bumbershoot. Ugh, who planned that? I'll probably pop in on Friday or Sunday if I can.

Optimus Rhyme (who played at pretty much every PAX) is playing at the High Dive tonight, their last show EVER, with MC Frontalot (also PAX veteran) and other nerdcore peoples. Check it out?

Posted by N | August 28, 2008 2:43 PM

That settles it, Im shitting in the sink at Chapel at some point in the future.

Posted by Bellevue Ave | August 28, 2008 2:45 PM

PAX is going to be amazing. I am STOKED.

I am also excited to harass Sam. While drunk, and playing MTG.

Posted by Original Monique | August 28, 2008 2:46 PM

wunderkind? HAHAHAHA you are hilarious

Posted by Non | August 28, 2008 2:48 PM

The first time I ran into MC Frontalot was at PAX 06. I said, "where's the Penny Arcade shit?" to his face, not knowing who he was, and he laughed. Then my friend asked who actually started the term 'nerdcore,' he scoffed at the notion that it was anybody but him. I said, "whatever. MC Chris did" and started to walk off. He said something about being around longer than MC Chris and nobody gave a shit.

This is a true story.

Posted by Fuck that bald loser. | August 28, 2008 2:48 PM

Nerdcore celebrity does not compute.

Posted by Bellevue Ave | August 28, 2008 2:53 PM

Oh, you lucky fucking bastards. This was supposed to be my first year at PAX, and I had to go and get my stupid ass pregnant--too pregnant to travel to Seattle and geek nirvana.

Posted by E. Dettmar | August 28, 2008 2:54 PM

is this an appropiate location to discuss my perpetual obsession with Jenny Lewis? because omg, THE WIZARD!

i love the power glove. it's so.....BAD.

Posted by josh b | August 28, 2008 3:13 PM

I was finally gonna go this year, but it's on Labor Day weekend. Sorry, I go to Bumbershoot every year, rain or shine, dumb bands or whatever.

Thanks for reposting the interview link. I saw this post and I remembered I needed to find that link. And then there it is!

Posted by boo hoo | August 28, 2008 3:15 PM


Although the Leipzeig footage of the Diablo III, WotLK, and Starcraft III footage would be good too.

So near - yet due to a $100 Bumbershoot ticket - so far ...

Posted by Will in Seattle | August 28, 2008 3:16 PM


Maybe it's because I play games five years out of date - I only bought a GameCube last year, after all - but I've just sort of missed the whole PAX thing. Not like I didn't know it was going on, rather I just said, "Huh," and did something else. It's odd.

Posted by Greg | August 28, 2008 3:40 PM

@20: You should reconsider. Tons of retro gaming rooms are strewn about the convention center, for example. If you have any affinity for gaming at all, one day of PAX will blow your mind.

@Wizard fans: CALIFORNIA!

Posted by Sam M. | August 28, 2008 3:49 PM

Thanks for helping convince me to return the three day PAX badge my studio gave each of us, in case a coworker needs an extra one.

I'm too old for nerd bullshit. God, I need a new/real career.

Posted by Been There Done That Last Year | August 28, 2008 3:57 PM

@21: Well, maybe if someone will bring a copy of The Great Brain Robbery.

Posted by Greg | August 28, 2008 4:00 PM

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