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The specific reason (IMO) that PAX is awesome

TaramoorTaramoor Registered User regular
edited August 2005 in PAX Archive
I've been thinking about this all day, while wandering around, visiting with MC Chris, playing SCII, watching people play Magic:TG and Katamari Damacy, and I finally realized what it is that makes PAX such an incredibly epic and awesome event.

There is no fear in this place.

Nerds of all fetishes are accepted at PAX, and everybody is generally cool to everybody else (except for those guys who wouldn't rotate out the loser while playing Smash Bros. in the Free Play area, they were kinda dicks).

I played Tekken 5 for over an hour and a half with twelve people I'd never met before and we were all nice and pleasant whether winning or losing. We admired the better players and strived like madmen to defeat them. I played Katamari for half an hour against someone who was lightyears better than I was and at no point was there the slightest mockery in his voice as I said "again?" after my twelfth loss. B:L complimented my Ivy even as he raped it six ways from Sunday with his Mitsu.

I watched a fifty year-old man get destroyed by a fourteen year-old kid's Green/Red LD deck and do nothing afterward but shake the kid's hand and tell him how much fun it was to play against him. I saw people playing Guillotine in the tabletop room right next to guys on their fifth hour of Cities & Knights.

I spoke to BIZket, the guy who was running Console Free Play, after the thing ended, and apparently not a single item went missing. The only thing, to my knowledge, that was taken was the hang version of This Strip off the second floor wall, which I probably would've taken myself if I were the lawless sort.

I played Zelda, damnit. Then immediately afterward played the GC Fire Emblem, Mario Baseball, and that Incredible Hulk game.

PAX is awesome.

Why do you think PAX is awesome?

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  • BorfaseBorfase __BANNED USERS regular
    edited August 2005
    Taramoor wrote:
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    Nerds of all fetishes are accepted at PAX, and everybody is generally cool to everybody else (except for those guys who wouldn't rotate out the loser while playing Smash Bros. in the Free Play area, they were kinda dicks).

    speak for yourself there, buddy

    duhhhh i like spaghetti-o's lolz
  • TaramoorTaramoor Registered User regular
    edited August 2005
    Borfase wrote:
    Taramoor wrote:
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    Nerds of all fetishes are accepted at PAX, and everybody is generally cool to everybody else (except for those guys who wouldn't rotate out the loser while playing Smash Bros. in the Free Play area, they were kinda dicks).

    speak for yourself there, buddy

    Okay, except for furries, furries are weird.

  • XieflowXieflow Registered User
    edited August 2005
    Man.

    I still don't know what's better. Hulk, or Mario Soccer. IMO those were the two best games at E3, and same as with PAX.

  • BorfaseBorfase __BANNED USERS regular
    edited August 2005
    Taramoor wrote:
    Borfase wrote:
    Taramoor wrote:
    .
    Nerds of all fetishes are accepted at PAX, and everybody is generally cool to everybody else (except for those guys who wouldn't rotate out the loser while playing Smash Bros. in the Free Play area, they were kinda dicks).

    speak for yourself there, buddy

    Okay, except for furries, furries are weird.

    furries and LARP'ers

    duhhhh i like spaghetti-o's lolz
  • _tepid__tepid_ Registered User
    edited August 2005
    I had a good time.

    Shoulder-to-shoulder be damned.

    The proposed legislation stems from an investigation into an Enumclaw, Wash., farm, where a 45-year-old man died on July 2 from internal bleeding due to a perforated colon resulting from having sex with a horse.
  • DocDoc Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited August 2005
    Borfase wrote:
    Taramoor wrote:
    Borfase wrote:
    Taramoor wrote:
    .
    Nerds of all fetishes are accepted at PAX, and everybody is generally cool to everybody else (except for those guys who wouldn't rotate out the loser while playing Smash Bros. in the Free Play area, they were kinda dicks).

    speak for yourself there, buddy

    Okay, except for furries, furries are weird.

    furries and LARP'ers

    I'm suprised Tycho has LARPed for Vampire/Whitewolf. Well, I'm not suprised, I just didn't know he listened to The Cure.

  • BorfaseBorfase __BANNED USERS regular
    edited August 2005
    Doc wrote:
    Borfase wrote:
    Taramoor wrote:
    Borfase wrote:
    Taramoor wrote:
    .
    Nerds of all fetishes are accepted at PAX, and everybody is generally cool to everybody else (except for those guys who wouldn't rotate out the loser while playing Smash Bros. in the Free Play area, they were kinda dicks).

    speak for yourself there, buddy

    Okay, except for furries, furries are weird.

    furries and LARP'ers

    I'm suprised Tycho has LARPed for Vampire/Whitewolf. Well, I'm not suprised, I just didn't know he listened to The Cure.

    haha

    well played

    duhhhh i like spaghetti-o's lolz
  • groovegroove Registered User regular
    edited August 2005
    Taramoor wrote:
    There is no fear in this place.
    I gotta agree with that. This year I decided to spend most of my weekend there, so most of it was social. Honestly, you can do most of PAX in a few hours, so after awhile, you have to talk to people. I've met some really cool people this weekend, most of which I don't remember the names of.

    I'd like to say a few hellos to the cool ass people I met this weekend. To the couple of girls I went to the pancake corral with on saturday, run with the squealies. To all the Nerf guys, I just got my bazooka, and I'll hunt each and every one of you. To all with people with Nintendogs, I really liked meeting all your dogs, and a special thanks to the ones who gave me stuff, I still chessish my french pride bow. And to all the random people I jumped in conversations with, or made random cynical quips to, I hope I see you all next year.

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  • ShadeShade Registered User regular
    edited August 2005
    My reason: Having a damn good time with my friends.

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  • KnobKnob TURN THE BEAT BACK InternetSuper Moderator, Moderator mod
    edited August 2005
    My reason:

    The two korean transvestites I picked up at the bus stop

  • Xenocide GeekXenocide Geek Registered User regular
    edited August 2005
    Because of the like mindedness of the people all around you, and that you can be a total jackass and not look like an idiot.

    Awesome. I had a friend who not only eroded the human soul, but also punched babies in anger.

    You guys know what I'm talkin' about. ;D

    I'm sure that entertained Zig quite a bit.

    i wanted love, i needed love
    most of all, most of all
    someone said true love was dead
    but i'm bound to fall
    bound to fall for you
    oh what can i do
  • Element BrianElement Brian Registered User regular
    edited August 2005
    I think the specific reason pax was awesome was because i won a psp, lumines, ghost recon 2, and splinter cell 3

    I like the idea of the carbonation in your pop being too much for your mormon body

    too worldly nooooo
  • _tepid__tepid_ Registered User
    edited August 2005
    I arrived late and missed the Tekken 5 tourney.

    Then the next day I played the guy who took 3rd.

    ///

    Nice guy. But I beat him more times than me....


    then we played tekken

    The proposed legislation stems from an investigation into an Enumclaw, Wash., farm, where a 45-year-old man died on July 2 from internal bleeding due to a perforated colon resulting from having sex with a horse.
  • LeningradLeningrad Registered User
    edited August 2005
    I think the specific reason pax was awesome was because i won a psp, lumines, ghost recon 2, and splinter cell 3

    how'd you pull that shit off?

    save vs. death
  • taoistlumberjaktaoistlumberjak Registered User
    edited August 2005
    Leningrad wrote:
    I think the specific reason pax was awesome was because i won a psp, lumines, ghost recon 2, and splinter cell 3

    how'd you pull that shit off?

    possibly involving huaghluaghluaghluaghluaghluagh?

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  • Element BrianElement Brian Registered User regular
    edited August 2005
    Leningrad wrote:
    I think the specific reason pax was awesome was because i won a psp, lumines, ghost recon 2, and splinter cell 3

    how'd you pull that shit off?

    Ghost Recon 2 tournament = psp and lumines

    Just playing Farcry with the Frag dolls = Ghost Recon 2 Summit Strike
    and the same for playing them in rainbow six 4 and getting splinter cell 3.

    I like the idea of the carbonation in your pop being too much for your mormon body

    too worldly nooooo
  • LeningradLeningrad Registered User
    edited August 2005

    Ghost Recon 2 tournament = psp and lumines

    Just playing Farcry with the Frag dolls = Ghost Recon 2 Summit Strike
    and the same for playing them in rainbow six 4 and getting splinter cell 3.

    hot. good job.

    save vs. death
  • Bobkins FlymoBobkins Flymo Nice day for a Waa WeddingRegistered User, Super Moderator, Moderator mod
    edited August 2005
    I am attending this next year, East Coast be damned.

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  • WeaverWeaver send help pirates have meRegistered User regular
    edited August 2005
    I won 2 copies of Lineage 2, one regular and one special dvd collectors edition.

    Guess which one is getting "returned" to best buy?

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  • XieflowXieflow Registered User
    edited August 2005
    Weaver wrote:
    I won 2 copies of Lineage 2, one regular and one special dvd collectors edition.

    Guess which one is getting "returned" to best buy?

    Both

    and you'll get a whole like two dollars for 'em. I'm keeping my lame copy of Lineage 2.

    At least the City of Villains poster is cool.

  • Dr. DeezeeDr. Deezee Registered User
    edited August 2005
    You guys are making me sad :(

    When you're running any part of the show, you don't really get much free time to enjoy PAX. I was in charge of the CS: Source tournament and helped out however I could with the other PC tournaments (if you talked to someone at the PC registration desk, it was likely me as I was there probably 80% of my time)...

    ...but it's good to see all our hard work seemed to pay off!

  • QuizMasterQuizMaster Registered User regular
    edited August 2005
    This is what I think the specific reason why PAX is awesome is because since there are so many people there, there are incredible people at each facet. It has been so long since I have faced such a challenge in SSBM. And I have never faced such a challenge in Double Dash.

  • Bionic MonkeyBionic Monkey Registered User, ClubPA
    edited August 2005
    I got Lineage II, CoV pre-order, and the full copy of CoH. I would have preferred a PSP, but I'm happy with CoH.

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  • DogDog Registered User, Administrator, Vanilla Staff admin
    edited August 2005
    Pax is fuckin awesome even though most of the time I was just wandering around looking/playing games, I didnt even get any free swag :(

    Most of sunday I was over by the console freeplay area playing a Naruto fighting game for about three hours :lol:

    Oh yes and this is my first time going to PAX

  • SparhawkSparhawk Registered User
    edited August 2005
    In all honesty, meeting new people, playing new games, and living life to it's fullest (pardon the cliche). I met some pretty awesome people there, and even got to meet see some people from last year. Namely, a fellow named Dustin I played Tekken with, Sparktimus Prime, an amazing DDR player I met from last year, the 2nd place winners of MK:DD last year (forgot their team names) I even was friendly with a particular Enforcer etc. etc. You get the idea.
    The new games...wow. Mario Strikers & Twilight Princess coupled together are making me want to get a GC. I was able to see the lure of Nintendogs from firsthand experience etc. etc.
    And I know this is a major cliche, but I actually made a list at one point in time (I lost it >,<) of 100 things I wanted to do in life. On that list was to eventually play a P&P D&D game. Well, if I ever find the list, I'll be able to cross it off now =)
    Anyway, when I walk into PAX, I feel like I can let loose a part of me that I often keep hidden, because, though it is becoming more accepted in popular culture, gaming is still a relatively private thing. At PAX, I can let out all that built up gaming energy without feeling like I'm pestering people (too much).

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  • DogDog Registered User, Administrator, Vanilla Staff admin
    edited August 2005
    Hey man I went there looking to play some DND games too but I could never find where that was being held at...

  • AridholAridhol Registered User regular
    edited August 2005
    I played the new fire emblem for GC (WHICH ROCKED ASS) and for the first time nintendogs which if I ever let my wife see or play will render me obsolete.

    The most fun I had though was at the PA panels and talking to the pirates of the burning see guys for like 3 hours each day about the game and a little playing.

    Also my "getting booty since 1720" shirt is the best shirt ever!

    I also saw a guy role playing to a chick right in front of like 20 people and no one said a god damn thing, no one even batted an eye, THAT is pax.

  • KnobKnob TURN THE BEAT BACK InternetSuper Moderator, Moderator mod
    edited August 2005
    I won a tshirt and played some video games

    The high point would have to be those trannies, though

    I mean, daaaaaaaammmmmmnnnnn

  • NotASenatorNotASenator Registered User regular
    edited August 2005
    They look like girls, but they are actually guys.

    How about that.

    Isn't that something.

  • KnobKnob TURN THE BEAT BACK InternetSuper Moderator, Moderator mod
    edited August 2005
    They look like girls, but they are actually guys.

    How about that.

    Isn't that something.

    NAS likes trannies

    What a fuckin' buttfaggot

  • NotASenatorNotASenator Registered User regular
    edited August 2005
    Knob wrote:
    They look like girls, but they are actually guys.

    How about that.

    Isn't that something.

    NAS likes trannies

    What a fuckin' buttfaggot

    All dressed up and no one to blow.

  • DogDog Registered User, Administrator, Vanilla Staff admin
    edited August 2005
    Like others have said, PAX rocked because of the attendees.

    My friend and I ended hanging out in tabletop for a lot of PAX. Friday, we saw a copy of Betrayal at the House on the Hill (really fun game) lying on the table and asked the Enforcer if we could play it. We took a few minutes to look over the rules and then grabbed a few passerby who had never played before either (one of who was Gelatinous Cube from MC Frontalot's band). In under an hour we had a game up and running with 6 strangers.

    We also played in the Double Dash tourny and, after every elimination, winners and losers alike were shaking hands and complimenting each other.

    Everyone I met was so friendly that it made PAX the best and most "jackass free" convention I've ever attended.

    So, thanks to Gabe and Tycho for throwing an awesome party, and thanks to everyone else who attended.

    Oh yeah, I got to play Twilight Princess too. That's why PAX rocked.

  • ShadeShade Registered User regular
    edited August 2005
    I found an incredible girl. :D :oops: :D

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  • LegacyLegacy SCP Of The Digital Frontier The Grid(Seattle)Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited August 2005
    Shade wrote:
    I found an incredible girl. :D :oops: :D

    :winky:

    Can we get the chemicals in. 'Cause anything's better than this.
  • jieunjieun Registered User
    edited August 2005
    amalgam wrote:
    Pax is fuckin awesome even though most of the time I was just wandering around looking/playing games, I didnt even get any free swag :(

    Oh yes and this is my first time going to PAX

    Same here >_>

    I barely even touched any controllers actually, but I had a great time just walking around and watching people play games and watching people in general(cough). Didn't do much, but had fun :D

    What amused me: how guys randomly made conversation with me. I learned from this experience that many nerdy gamer guys actually aren't afraid to approach and casually talk to girls.

  • MulysaSemproniusMulysaSempronius Registered User regular
    edited August 2005
    Shade wrote:
    I found an incredible girl. :D :oops: :D
    They look like girls, but they are actually guys.

    How about that.

    Isn't that something.

    If that's all there is my friends, then let's keep dancing
  • ShadeShade Registered User regular
    edited August 2005
    Shade wrote:
    I found an incredible girl. :D :oops: :D
    They look like girls, but they are actually guys.

    How about that.

    Isn't that something.

    well, call me susy and show me where the glory hole is.

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  • graizurgraizur __BANNED USERS
    edited August 2005
    A reason to get together. A reason to costume. A reason to celebrate. PAX is awesome because it is a celebration of gamer culture. And it's future awesomeness will depend on how true it stays to that function.

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  • Zombies Tossed My Salad!Zombies Tossed My Salad! Registered User regular
    edited August 2005
    Shade wrote:
    I found an incredible girl. :D :oops: :D
    Yes shade I know. You ate her face in line for the Minibosses.

  • DocDoc Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited August 2005
    ZeroZero wrote:
    Shade wrote:
    I found an incredible girl. :D :oops: :D
    Yes shade I know. You ate her face in line for the Minibosses.

    And at the hotel party.

    And while sitting at the concert.

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