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Links to Media Coverage of PAX 2007

MoonVydeoMoonVydeo Lord Moon Enforcer at LargeIstanbul (Not Constantinople)Registered User regular
edited September 2007 in PAX Archive
It seems PAX and the Omegathon have become popular enough for gaming blogs to use it for story ideas. :D

Weekly Webcomic Wrapup: DIY Omegathon Edition

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  • proXimityproXimity Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    Oh many I totally should host an "inspired by" event at school.

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  • AvidAvid Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    OMG PAX is over, OMG it was great, you guys were all right !
    When i joined this forum a few months ago everyone seemed so sure that PAX was the place to be.
    It defininitely was. I got a chance to meet so many of your forumers and so many other great people.
    I tried to film as many people as I could. I hope you spot yourself.

    The Film is 7 1/2 minutes long. 27 mb.
    Check my signature for the link.

    Enjoy !!
    Please post if you recognize people in the film !!!!

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  • podtechpodtech Registered User new member
    edited September 2007
    Rio Pesino visits PAX 2007 in the most recent episode of the online video show, The Reboot.


    Rock Band, Uncharted: Drake's Fortune and Need for Speed ProStreet were just a few of the latest games being shown at the 4th annual Penny Arcade Expo in Seattle, Wash. Nearly 40,000 people attended this year's festival, which features tabletop, PC and console games from over 40 game publishers like Microsoft, Sony and Ubisoft. A few well-known figures were also at PAX '07, including actor Wil Wheaton and the Frag Dolls. In this episode of The Reboot, host Rio Pesino previews some of the most anticipated games shown at the event, and also talks about the UK's love for the Nintendo Wii, the new and visually-improved Playstation 2 and the return of Nokia's "N-Gage."

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  • mentok1982mentok1982 I could never leave you PAX baby. BaltimoreRegistered User regular
    edited September 2007
    Hurray for Khoo!

    I had the great fortune to speak with him at this year's PAX an let me just say that...well...he makes me want to be a better man.

    http://www.firingsquad.com/news/newsarticle.asp?searchid=17438

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  • b0wserb0wser PAX HHL Deputy Manager CanadaRegistered User regular
    edited September 2007
    The man stings like a bee fired from the mouth of a barking dog.

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  • whypick1whypick1 PAX [E] Info Booth Manager ~2' from an LCDRegistered User regular
    edited September 2007
    I believe the demand for carrying Khoo babies has just doubled, if not tripled, with the publishing of this interview.

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  • Moe FwackyMoe Fwacky Right Here, Right Now Drives a BuickModerator mod
    edited September 2007
    Hey guys, I like what you've got going on here, but your individual threads show a lack in commenting, so I'm merging these together and stickying them to keep this stuff around. Everybody else, feel free to post links to your own/any other coverage of PAX you might come across.

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  • mentok1982mentok1982 I could never leave you PAX baby. BaltimoreRegistered User regular
    edited September 2007
    _______moe wrote: »
    Hey guys, I like what you've got going on here, but your individual threads show a lack in commenting, so I'm merging these together and stickying them to keep this stuff around. Everybody else, feel free to post links to your own/any other coverage of PAX you might come across.

    I "feel ya" Moe. Thanks.

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  • TimeCruiserMikeTimeCruiserMike Past Organizer of the West Coast Train Trip San Fernando ValleyRegistered User regular
    edited September 2007
    I found an article I was interviewed for . . http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/videogames/329002_penny25.html . . . I'm not sure what to make of it . . .
    Mike Wilson, 24, flung out an arm to embrace the multitudes and said, "Here are 30,000 of my best friends. Every one of them has a DS (two-screen, hand-held computer.) We come to be with each other and to jump into any computer game we want. . .

    . ."Bad spelling intensifies an insult," he said. "Take newb. It means someone who's new at the game. That's OK, but if it's spelled nwob, it means they suck and refuse to get better. To own means to beat somebody bad. If it's spelled pwn, you beat them harder. You beat them to the next level."

    she quoted me all wrong. . . i never once referred to the ds games as computer games . . . in fact i distinctly remember naming off Mario kart and Tetris. and i'm not sure how she got nwob . . . reading the rest of the article it's pretty clear this lady had no business covering this event

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  • SamyelSamyel Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    she quoted me all wrong. . . i never once referred to the ds games as computer games . . . in fact i distinctly remember naming off Mario kart and Tetris. and i'm not sure how she got nwob . . . reading the rest of the article it's pretty clear this lady had no business covering this event

    I had a friend learn the hard way to be really careful what kind of media is asking you questions. He was interviewed in a very friendly way by a journalist who was interested in MMORPGs; the end article made him sound like a socially-retarded misfit whose physical and emotional short-comings ensured that he was only comfortable in a digital fantasy.

    At least yours doesn't make you sound like a social cripple. But yeah, there are still an awful lot of people who really, really don't get gaming. :(

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  • TNTrooperTNTrooper Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    I talked a bit about being in some tournaments last year to a guy who was interviewing me and he thought I was an Omeganaut...

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  • eelektrikeelektrik Southern CaliforniaRegistered User regular
    edited September 2007
    I found an article I was interviewed for . . http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/videogames/329002_penny25.html . . . I'm not sure what to make of it . . .
    Mike Wilson, 24, flung out an arm to embrace the multitudes and said, "Here are 30,000 of my best friends. Every one of them has a DS (two-screen, hand-held computer.) We come to be with each other and to jump into any computer game we want. . .

    . ."Bad spelling intensifies an insult," he said. "Take newb. It means someone who's new at the game. That's OK, but if it's spelled nwob, it means they suck and refuse to get better. To own means to beat somebody bad. If it's spelled pwn, you beat them harder. You beat them to the next level."

    she quoted me all wrong. . . i never once referred to the ds games as computer games . . . in fact i distinctly remember naming off Mario kart and Tetris. and i'm not sure how she got nwob . . . reading the rest of the article it's pretty clear this lady had no business covering this event

    Ah yes, I was there when she was interviewing you, and I was just thinking I'm glad it wasn't me that she was talking to. That article just struck me as her being a bit upset that she got assigned to cover the convention, and she apparently didn't take very good notes or ask people what they we're talking about. I mean come on, how did she get Five Doll out of Frag Doll?

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  • PAX_07_guyPAX_07_guy Registered User new member
    edited September 2007
  • Big GuyBig Guy Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    _______moe wrote: »
    Everybody else, feel free to post links to your own/any other coverage of PAX you might come across.


    I'm working on a school project right now to make a website. There's nothing really there yet (mainly cuz I've been trying to get my buttons to work right in firefox, grrr), but at some point I'm going to scour the forums and the net and basically link to all pictures, videos, and audio recordings of PAX that I can find. I'm just learning html and CSS and I wanted to write the whole site by hand, but I think I might be using Dreamweaver instead cuz it's a lot easier and faster. The address is www.PAXftw.com if anybody wants to check it out. Also if anybody has any ideas please let me know.

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  • SergeantAuberieSergeantAuberie Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    whypick1 wrote: »
    I believe the demand for carrying Khoo babies has just doubled, if not tripled, with the publishing of this interview.

    I'll have Khoo's babies.. :P
    Imagine.. little Khoo's running around with cookies.

    (sorry, couldn't resist..)

    Also, still looking for whoever was covering the Pirate V. Ninja dodgeball, cuz I got vid-interviewed for that, and I haven't a damn clue what I rambled on about..

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  • Crit_FailCrit_Fail Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    eelektrik wrote: »
    I found an article I was interviewed for . . http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/videogames/329002_penny25.html . . . I'm not sure what to make of it . . .
    Mike Wilson, 24, flung out an arm to embrace the multitudes and said, "Here are 30,000 of my best friends. Every one of them has a DS (two-screen, hand-held computer.) We come to be with each other and to jump into any computer game we want. . .

    . ."Bad spelling intensifies an insult," he said. "Take newb. It means someone who's new at the game. That's OK, but if it's spelled nwob, it means they suck and refuse to get better. To own means to beat somebody bad. If it's spelled pwn, you beat them harder. You beat them to the next level."

    she quoted me all wrong. . . i never once referred to the ds games as computer games . . . in fact i distinctly remember naming off Mario kart and Tetris. and i'm not sure how she got nwob . . . reading the rest of the article it's pretty clear this lady had no business covering this event

    Ah yes, I was there when she was interviewing you, and I was just thinking I'm glad it wasn't me that she was talking to. That article just struck me as her being a bit upset that she got assigned to cover the convention, and she apparently didn't take very good notes or ask people what they we're talking about. I mean come on, how did she get Five Doll out of Frag Doll?

    I think that the root of the problem lies right about here.
    P-I art critic Regina Hackett can be reached at [Redacted. See the article for this actual information.

    I certainly appreciate the P-I sending an "art critic" IF it was an attempt to take video games as a serious art form. I get the feeling, however, that they simply didn't have anybody that they could send. Not only is her article riddled with inaccuracies, it's loaded with all sorts of cheap-shots at the gaming culture. Bitter about going? Irritated at the concept that games could possibly be considered art? Just a typical snobby critic? Who knows... but it sure seems a poor choice by the editor to send this journalist to cover this event. Especially considering how many people from the Pacific Northwest would have gone, and how many would read this paper. Why not have the member of your staff who loathes auto racing the most write a story on the Daytona 500 for publication in your Daytona newspaper. That should go over swimmingly with the locals.

    I think that Emily White (The assigning editor according to this) could take a few business lessons from the magnificent Khoo. ;-]

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  • HounHoun Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    In response to the Seattle PI article, I emailed the author and her editor the following:
    Ms. Hackett,

    I just read your review of the 2007 Penny Arcade Expo (http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/videogames/329002_penny25.html), and felt compelled to contact you. I was an attendee, and I can't help but wonder if you were at the same event that I was.

    For instance, you state:

    "The people streaming into the Penny Arcade Expo 07 at the Washington State Convention and Trade Center on Friday contradicted the expanded audience idea, however. They were massively male, massively pale and prone to hunched shoulders as they stood in line, as if they were trying to take up less space."

    I'm a bit irritated when I read this description. I'm not certain what your motivations for describing the attendees using insulting stereotypes may have been, but the lines I stood in were filled with men, women, boys and girls of all ages and skin colors. I certain wasn't "hunched", nor were any of the people in my immediate surroundings.

    You then go on to make a pair of errors. First: "Every one of them has a DS (two-screen, hand-held computer.)"

    Your description of the Nintendo DS is incorrect, and slightly misleading. It is not a handheld computer, but a portable gaming console, and the most recent successor to Nintendo's long running line of Gameboy products. More information can be found direct from the source, at http://www.nintendo.com/systemsds.

    Second: "Marcella Fernandez, 22, flew in from Texas to compete in a Five Doll Casting Call."

    I believe Ms. Fernandez was competing in the Frag Doll Casting Call. The Frag Dolls are "a team of gamers recruited by Ubisoft to represent their video games and promote the presence of women in the gaming industry." See (surprisingly) http://www.fragdolls.com.

    These are both very easily avoided errors, that a few seconds of research could have avoided. I'd expected a journalist at the PI to have had the integrity to ensure that their article was free of these kinds of mistakes before shipping it out the door.

    All in all, your article carries a condescending tone, and gives the impression that you never really tried to write an accurate picture of the event, perhaps because you felt it was "beneath you" or simply a waste of your time. Whatever your reasons, I hope your editors think twice before your next article hits the news stands.

    If you really want to know what Penny Arcade Expo is all about, perhaps you should listen to the Keynote Speech given by Mr. Wil Wheaton: http://www.pennyarcadeexpo.com/PAX07_Keynote.mp3. Or bothered to learn a bit more about the local company behind the event, Penny Arcade (http://www.penny-arcade.com), or perhaps the charity they run every rear, Child's Play (http://www.childsplaycharity.org/), which raised over a million dollars last year. Or checked any of the numerous photo collections of the event to get an accurate picture of the attendees (example: http://www.flickr.com/photos/thekiko/sets/72157601918294356/).

    In the future, the PI can thank your poor journalism and lack of objectivity as the reason why at least one reader won't be bothering with your publication any further.

    Sincerely,

    <My Name>
    27, IT Professional, Father of Two, and PAX Attendee

    I invite others, especially those in their circulation area, to do the same.

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  • SamyelSamyel Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    Houn wrote: »
    Stuff.

    Hats off. Very well written and reasonable.

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  • Moe FwackyMoe Fwacky Right Here, Right Now Drives a BuickModerator mod
    edited September 2007
    Nice

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  • NephirijNephirij Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    Well written, and very professional. Nice job.

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  • HounHoun Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    I wrote it Wed. It's now Sat. No response.

    Not that I expected one.

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  • SergeantAuberieSergeantAuberie Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    Maybe if we all send one.. they will answer?

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  • liasaliasa Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    I found this article (http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/videogames/329084_pennyarcade27.html) which ran in the Seattle P-I a day later. This article was a much better representation of PAX and maybe it was the newspaper's attempt to make up for how horrible the previous article was. His article sounded much more professional as well. Not just some person complaining about how they had to go to some stupid thing that they hated.

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