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Title: PAX East 2013
Post by: Venkman on October 08, 2012, 05:55:09 PM
Registration is open:

BOSTON, MA MARCH 22-24, 2013

http://east.paxsite.com/registration

As usual I'll forget all about it until January and then be able to only buy a Friday day pass  :awesome_for_real:


Title: Re: PAX East 2013
Post by: murdoc on October 10, 2012, 12:05:09 PM
Well, since 3 day passes are already sold out I think your chances of getting a pass in January are slim and none.


Title: Re: PAX East 2013
Post by: Bunk on October 10, 2012, 12:14:55 PM
I'd feel bad for him if I hadn't had to pay $170 for my PAX Prime passes after those ones sold out in five hours.



Title: Re: PAX East 2013
Post by: Venkman on October 10, 2012, 06:10:35 PM
Well, since 3 day passes are already sold out I think your chances of getting a pass in January are slim and none.
Wow that was quicker than I thought  :grin:


Title: Re: PAX East 2013
Post by: Vaiti on November 11, 2012, 07:05:23 AM
I might be exhibiting there this year, dunno. Still talking about booth pricing and layout and all that jazz.

GDC Frisco is the day after this ends, and I am going there for sure, so the travel-time and arangements play into it as well. All the returning rental equipment, tear-down, blah blah blah.


Title: Re: PAX East 2013
Post by: schild on November 12, 2012, 10:28:53 AM
Shotgun on LoL/Dungeon Defenders Skins, whaaaaaaaat.


Title: Re: PAX East 2013
Post by: Vaiti on November 13, 2012, 05:13:48 AM
Sure. Can try to get a bit extra than I normally do. Should have more one on one time with the industry folk during booth setup before the consumer hordes descend on us than I did at Gamescom. Germans. GERMANS EVERYWHERE. Madhouse.


Title: Re: PAX East 2013
Post by: HaemishM on November 14, 2012, 01:05:42 PM
Shotgun on LoL/Dungeon Defenders Skins, whaaaaaaaat.

I'll get in line for any LOL skins.  :grin:


Title: Re: PAX East 2013
Post by: Vaiti on November 15, 2012, 02:10:35 AM
Slayerik has first dips on LoL skins, he hooked me up with his PAX Jax and Siver codes for the EU way back when (codes can be used once in each region, or used to be, couple be different now)

But that shouldn't matter.  If I get some getting a handful shouldn't be an issue at all.


Title: Re: PAX East 2013
Post by: Draegan on February 13, 2013, 09:50:41 PM
I just got my registration.  Now I need to see if I'll be able to go this year.  With the wife being pregnant and at 8 months when this is going on might be tough to do.


Title: Re: PAX East 2013
Post by: Vaiti on February 21, 2013, 07:47:02 AM
Unfortunately won't be able to attend this year. Going to GDC San Fransisco instead, which is a bit less of a fun event, but better for networking for me.

edit: hurr, already said I was going to GDC earlier


Title: Re: PAX East 2013
Post by: Shannow on February 26, 2013, 04:52:42 PM
Worth getting a Sunday pass and taking my 12 year old too?


Title: Re: PAX East 2013
Post by: Vaiti on February 27, 2013, 01:32:56 AM
Yeah, very much worth taking your son to. Lots of great games and activities around, lots of cool people, they are mindful of the booth babe stigma so you won't find extreme examples of ladies with floss bikinis promoting Halo or something. Say what you will about the PA guys, they are self important as fuck, but they know how to put together an event for video games.


Title: Re: PAX East 2013
Post by: Shannow on February 27, 2013, 07:49:20 AM
Once I realised they had a boardgame section the deal was sealed. The boy gets dumped off with all the flashing lights and I go get my old school on.


Title: Re: PAX East 2013
Post by: Bunk on February 28, 2013, 11:34:05 AM
I've been hitting PAX Prime for the last five years. It's crazy, but worth it. One year I brought a friend who hates video games (motion sickness) but loves board games. He spent the entire weekend doing that. Entered tournies, play tested new games, met Steve Jackson, etc.


Title: Re: PAX East 2013
Post by: Shannow on March 07, 2013, 03:42:18 PM
Schedule is up. I'm so going to the panel with the guys from MWO and asking them annoying questions about community warfare..:D


Title: Re: PAX East 2013
Post by: Lantyssa on March 08, 2013, 07:57:26 AM
Awesome.  Make sure to ask them how it'll compare to MPBT3025, too. ;D


Title: Re: PAX East 2013
Post by: Kitsune on March 13, 2013, 03:13:08 PM
The Sony people are apparently doing a hangout in the hotel bar and dropping keys for their upcoming MMORPG-thing.  If anyone going could snag one for me, I'd be obliged!

Friday, March 22, 2013, Westin Boston Waterfront Hotel (Lobby Bar)
7:00 9:00pm EDT


Title: Re: PAX East 2013
Post by: Shannow on March 22, 2013, 03:10:30 PM
My son has no idea where he is going. So far today I've sent him a pic of a penny and a compass.

He's not taking it well.. :grin:


Title: Re: PAX East 2013
Post by: Nonentity on March 22, 2013, 03:53:32 PM
Someone wanna see if there are any Smite skins or whatever?

I know. I'm the worst.


Title: Re: PAX East 2013
Post by: Venkman on March 22, 2013, 08:33:25 PM
I went. I was bored. But that's not about the show per se. They had more exhibit floor space than last year, more exhibitors, and probably more events if I cared enough to compare the schedules.

There just wasn't much in the way of new. PAX East 2011 for me was all about SWTOR. 2012 was all about AC3. Seeing how those both turned out, I'm not surprised that the hour I spent on line for Elder Scrolls Online was ultimately underwhelming.

Very little else was interesting to me. After the ESO line, I was almost tempted to stand on the Watch Dogs one, but I didn't want to be disappointed. And I certainly wasn't waiting for AC: Black Flag. There's also the table top and CCG stuff, but I haven't really ever cared about that.

Maybe I'm just buying too many goddamned games to be excited about seeing them at a show  :grin:


Title: Re: PAX East 2013
Post by: Rasix on March 22, 2013, 08:57:43 PM
New mission, Darniaq: LOL CODES.  GET THEM.


Title: Re: PAX East 2013
Post by: Venkman on March 22, 2013, 09:15:15 PM
Sorry man. Was only there for one day, couldn't even be arsed to stick around for the whole thing even though I was riding on an extra exhibiter badge, and even all that aside, nothing is less interesting to me than LoL  :oh_i_see:

Admittedly though, had I mentioned I was going earlier you asked, I woulda set it as an objective. Woulda made it interesting :-)


Title: Re: PAX East 2013
Post by: schild on March 22, 2013, 11:31:22 PM
I mean. Obv shotgun on lolcodes. I still keep my account skinned up for my inevitable return.


Title: Re: PAX East 2013
Post by: MrHat on March 23, 2013, 02:59:07 PM
Still enjoying my PAX Jax from years back.


Title: Re: PAX East 2013
Post by: Bzalthek on March 23, 2013, 09:53:37 PM
From the general lack of hubbub, not much interesting is coming out of this one.  Sad.


Title: Re: PAX East 2013
Post by: schild on March 24, 2013, 12:31:24 AM
The WotC panel sucked - except the next block was said to be a Roman-themed set, which makes my lady parts warm.


Title: Re: PAX East 2013
Post by: Kitsune on March 24, 2013, 07:49:47 PM
The WotC panel sucked - except the next block was said to be a Roman-themed set, which makes my lady parts warm.

I was at least very happy that they're finally porting DotP to android.  Gonna be loading that up on my nexus 7.


Title: Re: PAX East 2013
Post by: Shannow on March 25, 2013, 08:09:26 AM
Well this being my first convention I wasn't blown away. In fact a lot of it was kinda 'meh'....but that just maybe cause I'm old and grumpy. My 22 year old self wouldve loved it I'm sure.

Part of the problem was dragging around a 12 year old, I would've preferred actually to split up so I couldve indulged my inner geek in the board games section but he was suffering some big crowd phobia and wasn't leaving my side.

Elder Scrolls line was ridicolously long so we didn't bother. Same with Neverwinter. wtf is up with League of Legends? Was like a rock concert over there.

My favourite part mightve been when waiting in the iracing q some kids in front of us were talking with one of the crew (who was in his mid 50s) and asked if the game was on steam.
His reply:
'What's steam?'

Actually didn't bother with the Mechwarrior talk, was kinda conventioned out by that stage. Went and played Hawken again...(as a MWO player I feel a bit like a dirty slut this morning but it was fun!)


Title: Re: PAX East 2013
Post by: Nonentity on March 27, 2013, 11:42:31 AM
All those PAX League codes expire on Friday, so if you've got any more left, get rid of 'em.

(this isn't a hint, I already got mine)


Title: Re: PAX East 2013
Post by: schild on March 27, 2013, 11:44:11 AM
I still need to get the new PAX LoL codes. Hmmm.


Title: Re: PAX East 2013
Post by: HaemishM on March 27, 2013, 01:17:44 PM
^ THIS. ^


Title: Re: PAX East 2013
Post by: schild on March 27, 2013, 11:28:16 PM
They were only giving out Riot Graves and Full Metal Rammus.


Title: Re: PAX East 2013
Post by: MrHat on March 28, 2013, 09:55:25 AM
They were only giving out Riot Graves and Full Metal Rammus.

Meh.

I wanted PAX Sivir :(


Title: Re: PAX East 2013
Post by: HaemishM on March 28, 2013, 10:59:12 AM
They were only giving out Riot Graves and Full Metal Rammus.

Shit, I have those from last year's Gamescom. Those bastards need to come up with some new giveaways.


Title: Re: PAX East 2013
Post by: Rasix on March 28, 2013, 12:27:29 PM
Still need that Graves.  But I don't really ADC, so, no biggie.