Monday, April 2, 2012

PVD @ PAX

I've been following news at the major gaming conventions since there has been enough of a world-wide web.  I still remember the days when my issue of Electronic Gaming Monthly was worth the purchase even though I'd seen the info six weeks earlier online, because dial-up bandwidth meant that downloading high quality screenshots was a nigh-prohibitive activity.  This weekend, I'm finally going to actually attend one in person, thanks to a confluence of events that made it vaguely sensible to travel to Boston at the same time as PAX East. 

I'm primarily going to be at the show on Saturday, with some time on Sunday depending on how my schedule shakes out (and how much stuff I feel I missed out on during the more crowded middle day of the show).  I may not go to a single panel or stick around for much of anything that has a long line.  If anything, I'm more interested in community events, such as Turbine's annual shindig, the MMO tweet-up, and Ferrel's book signing for the The Raider's Companion.  If, incidentally to these activities, I happen to pick up swag from some major titles or details of some minor ones I haven't heard of, that will be a bonus.

That said, if anyone reading this has an event they would like to promote/recommend - either your own product or something that you've heard of elsewhere - feel free to leave a comment.  There's a lot of stuff on the map of the floor, and I can't promise I'll get to everything, but I won't complain about a suggestion or two. 

P.S. My only regret concerning my travel schedule is not being present for any creative protests at the Mass Effect 3 panel.  I have no desire to attend said panel for its own sake, but I can only imagine what creative mayhem players may inflict on the developers, who probably had no idea what they were in for when they booked the timeslot. 

4 comments:

Dallanna said...

Heh, the Mass Effect 3 ending rubbed you the wrong way to, eh? See if you can speak with anyone that went to it so we can get second-hand knowledge of what went down. :3

Andy said...

I think there will be live stream of ME3 panel

Green Armadillo said...

@Dallanna: I've never played it, just read about all the controversy. Somehow, this seems like the sort of thing that could blow up at a panel. Bioware also has some sort of community lounge, so there will definitely be venues for people to voice their discontent.

Leah said...

I'm actually almost worried that some troll will do something terribly destructive and claim to be a part of #retake mass effect movement just to make us look bad :/

but the endings... lets just say, how Bioware handles this will most likely decide their success in a future. starting with DLC sales.