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PAX East 2013 PC Freeplay Game List

VapokVapok Just a Guy.BostonRegistered User regular
edited March 2013 in PAX East
Who's ready for PAX?!?!

With just over a week away, we thought we'd wet some whistles and give everyone a look inside the PC Room and show everyone some of the games that we'll be hosting on the machines!

For those of you who don't know what PC Freeplay is, we're setting up hundreds of high speed gaming computers (Thanks to our friends over at Intel) in the Intel PC Room! These machines are available to all attendees to come in and spend a few moments playing some of the hottest games out right now. There's usually a line throughout the convention, but if you show up in the mornings there's less of a line!

PAX East 2013 PC Freeplay Game List
  • Beat Buddy
  • Blacklight Retribution
  • Borderlands 2
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
  • Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
  • Day of Defeat: Source
  • DOTA 2
  • Feed The Beast
  • Gary's Mod
  • Hawken
  • League of Legends
  • Left 4 Dead 2
  • Magicka
  • MilitAnt
  • Minecraft
  • PopCap Game Collection (Bejeweled, Peggle, and many more favorites!)
  • Shootmania
  • Sid Meier's Civilization V
  • Smashmuck
  • Splice
  • Team Fortress 2
  • XCOM: Enemy Unknown

Come check us out in the PC Room Level 0 Expo B2 West!

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    gonexallgonexall PhiladelphiaRegistered User regular
    Sounds great! What are the hours? Are they the same as the EXPO floor?

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    KitInakaKitInaka Registered User regular
    Wow... no LoL? I'm surprised...Question though (I've never been to pax) can we use our own keyboards and mice?

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    VapokVapok Just a Guy. BostonRegistered User regular
    edited March 2013
    gonexall wrote: »
    Sounds great! What are the hours? Are they the same as the EXPO floor?

    PC Room Hours as the same as PAX (not Expo, Expo closes at 6PM, where as PC Room stays open all of the time). So we're open all of PAX which is 10AM-2AM. (Thanks @zerzhul )

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    VapokVapok Just a Guy. BostonRegistered User regular
    KitInaka wrote: »
    Wow... no LoL? I'm surprised...Question though (I've never been to pax) can we use our own keyboards and mice?

    Sorry, we don't allow attendees to attach any of their own equipment to the Freeplay machines. This includes keyboards, mice, thumb drives, and smart phones.

    Riot is doing their own thing (though I don't know what that is) in their booth which based on the map looks insanely large. I'm betting their booth is going to be pretty awesome.

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    zerzhulzerzhul Registered User, Moderator mod
    It's 2am, that pax closes.

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    FireWaterFireWater Registered User regular
    bummer no FireFall, but I understand why. They are doing a big milestone patch the first day of PAX.

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    KitInakaKitInaka Registered User regular
    Vapok wrote: »
    KitInaka wrote: »
    Wow... no LoL? I'm surprised...Question though (I've never been to pax) can we use our own keyboards and mice?

    Sorry, we don't allow attendees to attach any of their own equipment to the Freeplay machines. This includes keyboards, mice, thumb drives, and smart phones.

    Riot is doing their own thing (though I don't know what that is) in their booth which based on the map looks insanely large. I'm betting their booth is going to be pretty awesome.

    Thanks. Looks like I'll probably just do some upgrades to the laptop and play on that if needed.

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    zerzhulzerzhul Registered User, Moderator mod
    You actually also cannot hook your own computer into the freeplay LAN. If you purchased a BYOC pass, you can hook into the BYOC LAN.

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    KitInakaKitInaka Registered User regular
    zerzhul wrote: »
    You actually also cannot hook your own computer into the freeplay LAN. If you purchased a BYOC pass, you can hook into the BYOC LAN.

    Really? Huh, the FAQ made it sound like if you brought a laptop you could be accommodated in someway and BYOC was just for a nonportable system.
    Can I bring my own computer for the LAN?

    By all means! Just make sure you register for BYOC, which will be an option from the main registration form. (If you are just bringing a laptop and you don’t need a place for it to live over the weekend, don’t bother with BYOC).

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    zerzhulzerzhul Registered User, Moderator mod
    I believe that's intended to ward off people who just want a place to sit and internet during BYOC. It should probably be worded a little better. I am 100% certain that you cannot hook your laptop into the freeplay LAN.

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    VapokVapok Just a Guy. BostonRegistered User regular
    KitInaka wrote: »
    zerzhul wrote: »
    You actually also cannot hook your own computer into the freeplay LAN. If you purchased a BYOC pass, you can hook into the BYOC LAN.

    Really? Huh, the FAQ made it sound like if you brought a laptop you could be accommodated in someway and BYOC was just for a nonportable system.
    Can I bring my own computer for the LAN?

    By all means! Just make sure you register for BYOC, which will be an option from the main registration form. (If you are just bringing a laptop and you don’t need a place for it to live over the weekend, don’t bother with BYOC).
    zerzhul wrote: »
    I believe that's intended to ward off people who just want a place to sit and internet during BYOC. It should probably be worded a little better. I am 100% certain that you cannot hook your laptop into the freeplay LAN.

    Let me clear this up, and if @zerzhul or @SmallLady can clear up the FAQ, that'd be great.

    You can not bring any personal items, computers (laptops or desktops), accessories, or otherwise into the PC room with the intention of hooking up to the Freeplay machines or PC LAN Network. Attendees wishing to partake in the Bring Your Own Computer offering need to purchase the additional BYOC Badge in order to bring your own personal items and have a place to sit.

    If you have a laptop, but do not have a BYOC badge, there is nothing preventing you from using your laptop in the PC area, however, you won't have a place to sit, and you won't be allowed in BYOC or able to connect to the LAN network.

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    SmallLadySmallLady Registered User regular
    Vapok wrote: »
    KitInaka wrote: »
    zerzhul wrote: »
    You actually also cannot hook your own computer into the freeplay LAN. If you purchased a BYOC pass, you can hook into the BYOC LAN.

    Really? Huh, the FAQ made it sound like if you brought a laptop you could be accommodated in someway and BYOC was just for a nonportable system.
    Can I bring my own computer for the LAN?

    By all means! Just make sure you register for BYOC, which will be an option from the main registration form. (If you are just bringing a laptop and you don’t need a place for it to live over the weekend, don’t bother with BYOC).
    zerzhul wrote: »
    I believe that's intended to ward off people who just want a place to sit and internet during BYOC. It should probably be worded a little better. I am 100% certain that you cannot hook your laptop into the freeplay LAN.

    Let me clear this up, and if @zerzhul or @SmallLady can clear up the FAQ, that'd be great.

    You can not bring any personal items, computers (laptops or desktops), accessories, or otherwise into the PC room with the intention of hooking up to the Freeplay machines or PC LAN Network. Attendees wishing to partake in the Bring Your Own Computer offering need to purchase the additional BYOC Badge in order to bring your own personal items and have a place to sit.

    If you have a laptop, but do not have a BYOC badge, there is nothing preventing you from using your laptop in the PC area, however, you won't have a place to sit, and you won't be allowed in BYOC or able to connect to the LAN network.

    The FAQ he's referring to is not the Forums FAQ as BYOC has it's own thread with it's own FAQ.

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    VapokVapok Just a Guy. BostonRegistered User regular
    edited March 2013
    SmallLady wrote: »
    Vapok wrote: »
    KitInaka wrote: »
    zerzhul wrote: »
    You actually also cannot hook your own computer into the freeplay LAN. If you purchased a BYOC pass, you can hook into the BYOC LAN.

    Really? Huh, the FAQ made it sound like if you brought a laptop you could be accommodated in someway and BYOC was just for a nonportable system.
    Can I bring my own computer for the LAN?

    By all means! Just make sure you register for BYOC, which will be an option from the main registration form. (If you are just bringing a laptop and you don’t need a place for it to live over the weekend, don’t bother with BYOC).
    zerzhul wrote: »
    I believe that's intended to ward off people who just want a place to sit and internet during BYOC. It should probably be worded a little better. I am 100% certain that you cannot hook your laptop into the freeplay LAN.

    Let me clear this up, and if @zerzhul or @SmallLady can clear up the FAQ, that'd be great.

    You can not bring any personal items, computers (laptops or desktops), accessories, or otherwise into the PC room with the intention of hooking up to the Freeplay machines or PC LAN Network. Attendees wishing to partake in the Bring Your Own Computer offering need to purchase the additional BYOC Badge in order to bring your own personal items and have a place to sit.

    If you have a laptop, but do not have a BYOC badge, there is nothing preventing you from using your laptop in the PC area, however, you won't have a place to sit, and you won't be allowed in BYOC or able to connect to the LAN network.

    The FAQ he's referring to is not the Forums FAQ as BYOC has it's own thread with it's own FAQ.

    Hrmmm...

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    VapokVapok Just a Guy. BostonRegistered User regular
    edited March 2013
    KitInaka wrote: »
    zerzhul wrote: »
    You actually also cannot hook your own computer into the freeplay LAN. If you purchased a BYOC pass, you can hook into the BYOC LAN.

    Really? Huh, the FAQ made it sound like if you brought a laptop you could be accommodated in someway and BYOC was just for a nonportable system.
    Can I bring my own computer for the LAN?

    By all means! Just make sure you register for BYOC, which will be an option from the main registration form. (If you are just bringing a laptop and you don’t need a place for it to live over the weekend, don’t bother with BYOC).

    @KitInaka - Where do you see this listed and on which FAQ? I don't see it in either my BYOC FAQ nor the Forum FAQ.

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    KitInakaKitInaka Registered User regular
    Under the General Rules FAQ on the PAX East Site. Under "Can I bring my own PC?" The wording makes it sound like you need a BYOC pass only if you are bringing a computer that is a desktop.

    Sorry if this is causing a problem. Just wanted to make sure I knew all the rules. :)

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    zerzhulzerzhul Registered User, Moderator mod
    Yeah, it's in the http://east.paxsite.com faq which none of us control in any way. Sadly this faq is usually not kept explicitly up to date, hence why we have our forum faq (and why we have been working on a wiki).

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    VapokVapok Just a Guy. BostonRegistered User regular
    KitInaka wrote: »
    Under the General Rules FAQ on the PAX East Site. Under "Can I bring my own PC?" The wording makes it sound like you need a BYOC pass only if you are bringing a computer that is a desktop.

    Sorry if this is causing a problem. Just wanted to make sure I knew all the rules. :)

    Heh, yeah.. I see that now here: http://east.paxsite.com/faq#can-i-bring-my-own-computer-for-the-lan

    I'll see if I can get that cleaned up.

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    taumesontaumeson PAX PC Room Manager Minnesota?Registered User regular
    KitInaka wrote: »
    Under the General Rules FAQ on the PAX East Site. Under "Can I bring my own PC?" The wording makes it sound like you need a BYOC pass only if you are bringing a computer that is a desktop.

    Sorry if this is causing a problem. Just wanted to make sure I knew all the rules. :)

    @Kitlnaka -- no worries, we'll get it clarified. the rule is definitely "no laptops will be plugged into the PC Freeplay network".

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    VapokVapok Just a Guy. BostonRegistered User regular
    I might have updated something in the OP. Maybe, Perhaps. It's possible. Probable? Most definitely.

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    TraitoriousTraitorious Registered User regular
    LoL cannot be stopped. It demands all additional pylons.

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    CryptixCryptix Registered User new member
    I was really hoping Smite would be on this list :(

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    Crippl3Crippl3 oh noRegistered User regular
    MW3 and not Black Ops 2, hm? Weird choice.
    It will be nice playing a LAN game of TF2, and I'd love to try playing Hawken at more than the 15-20 FPS my home machine gives me, so I'm hoping to get down to Freeplay. Thanks for running it dudes!

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    VapokVapok Just a Guy. BostonRegistered User regular
    Crippl3 wrote: »
    MW3 and not Black Ops 2, hm? Weird choice.

    We wanted to do Black Ops 2, but we couldn't source a local LAN server to run the game. We've been trying to be very mindful of the games that we put on to the freeplay machines with respect to bandwidth usage so that the experience is great! That's why we'll have many of the games listed with on-site local LAN servers running!

    Anyways looking forward to seeing everyone there!

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    KazamagdKazamagd Registered User regular
    Awesome list and will definitely swing by to say hi and play games. Too bad Guild Wars 2 will not be on the machines but I totally understand.

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