Each convention has it's own challenges; it's own individual nuances as to what makes it interesting; and PAX East
is no exception. The challenge for me at PAX East, is that I live in Boston, so it's just as likely that I'll be running my wife somewhere as it is that I'll be meeting with a press representative for the newest hot game. Day 1 of PAX East was no no different; My wife was sick, her cell phone broke, and I was also playing role of out-of-town GN coordinator. I'm really glad Tina Amini was able to get into town for PAX, and so I was more than happy to play host and tour guide. It just meant a little extra work.
Even with all that, I had time to hit the XBox Tweetup, say hi to some friends, tour the show floor, and meet with the fine folks at Fire Hose Studios
. I'll detail Slam Bolt Scrappers
and the MIMOBOT
designer flash drives in their own posts, along with another game I learned about just wandering the floor.
The post show hours last night were perhaps more interesting with a visit to a couple of parties, with a bunch of stuff I can talk about, and a few I can't. Between the Bethesda
party for their upcoming title BRINK
, and the Gamers Gone Wild event, I didn't get home until late enough that it definitely felt like I was at an out of town con. I also picked up a bunch of swag, some of which we'll be sharing with you; our readers