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I feel like I need to wash my hands just thinking about the funk from the population of Renton on those keyboards and controllers.

Posted by Fortuna Mandolin | September 2, 2008 3:30 PM

I reeeeeeeeeeally need to come next year.

Posted by Gloria | September 2, 2008 3:32 PM

I agree whole-heartedly. This is my second year going with a group of kids I call, lovingly, "the chitlins". They met my friends on WoW as one is the little brother of a friend of the BF.

These kids (now 17ish) hung out with us (22-30ish) all weekend and were just awesome to be around. Last year I was impressed with how well they associated with adults, and this year was even better. They were so cute and sweet, just excited to be at PAX..away from Olympia. And they are much better at videogames than some of us oldies.

I know PAX was bigger than last year, but I have to say...I love it. Where else can you play Megadeth's Peace Sells on a live stage in front of million of like-minded nerds?

Posted by Original Monique | September 2, 2008 3:47 PM

sam, you didnt post enough about PAX dammit! but the posts were good. PS - when I was 11, my whole circle of friends swore CONSTANTLY. Like every other word constantly. It was the cool thing to do.

Posted by ZWBush | September 2, 2008 4:06 PM

@4: What more would you like to know? More game impressions? More cosplay photos? Lemme know... And I hoped you'd get what I meant by "middle school cafeteria." We're on the same page.

Posted by Sam M. | September 2, 2008 4:09 PM

A bunch of rich young white guys playing video games, eating junk food, making rape jokes, family guy references, racial slurs, some of them wearing weird costumes, in a big building named after a greek word...

What's the difference between PAX and 17th ave NE? Mountain dew instead of coke?

Posted by delta nu | September 2, 2008 4:10 PM

Heck, even people working the cash registers at Fred Meyer are all about PAX.

And most of the ones talking about PAX I've met are young women, even if I don't know if they actually attend, but they'd like to ...

Posted by Will in Seattle | September 2, 2008 4:37 PM

Hey that's me! And my 10-year-old son! We're famous!

We had a blast all weekend. He traded Pokemon with some kids who came all the way from Virginia. On Saturday, he told me, "Dad, I know what I want to be for Halloween. You know that juice robot? What's it called? I want to be that!"

Posted by Lark Hawk | September 2, 2008 4:41 PM

Will and Sam M.

Secret agents from renton huh...

you'll get yours soon my pretty...

perhaps you'd prefer invading GUS at the blue moon????

Posted by slide quick away | September 2, 2008 4:47 PM

PAX was full of awesome, like always.

Posted by sepiolida | September 2, 2008 4:52 PM

While PAX was full of awesome, there was one quibble I had. My DS did not want to connect to anybody else's DS. I tried even downloading a Tetris game (amongst others) to go head-to-head while waiting in the line for the final round of the Omegathon and it kept bombing out. I also couldn't get it to enter a Pictochat room and communicat with people. Was this an issue for anybody else?

Posted by TheMisanthrope | September 2, 2008 5:52 PM

all of it really. Honestly I liked the posts. I am hoping my city will have a PAX someday. And I'm not even a hardcore gamer, i like the older stuff best. So I just kind of soaked up the info in the posts. IF you have more to say, post it! thanks for the coverage!

Posted by ZWBush | September 2, 2008 6:49 PM
Seattle can now claim ownership to the biggest public gaming show in the nation, if not the world.

In the nation yes, in the world, not hardly. Both the Tokyo Game Show and the Leipzig Games Convention are quite a bit bigger than PAX.

But who cares if it's the biggest? It was certainly sweet, despite the slightly overcrowded feeling of the convention center.

And now it's time for a shameless plug of my write-up of PAX on The Naked Loon: Gaming Geeks Convert Seattle to Ultimate Nerdtopia

Posted by The Tim | September 2, 2008 10:38 PM

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