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PAX Keynote annouced as Ken Levine

Moe FwackyMoe Fwacky Right Here, Right NowDrives a BuickModerator Mod Emeritus
edited May 2008 in PAX Archive
Okay, so it seems everybody has their own idea of who should be this year's PAX keynote. Personally, I don't know what the guys at PA have in store for this year, but instead of having a thread for everybody's keynote idea, we're going to open up this thread for everybody to pitch who they think should be the keynote for this year. Now, this thread in no way guarantees that any of these people will be the keynote. The actual keynote speaker will be announced by the guys at PA later on this summer. So go to town, everybody.

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    tr0tskytr0tsky Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    I would like to place my vote for GLaDOS. Just make sure there's no neuro-toxin around the WSCTC.

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    George Fornby GrillGeorge Fornby Grill ...Like Clockwork Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Jack Thompson. Or Voldemort. They're much the same...

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    NorthNorth Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    I would think potential speakers would fall into two basic categories. People that are widely known for their involvement in making games such as Shigeru Miyamoto and people that are famous for other reasons but are known to be gamers Like Wil Wheaton.

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    ctishmanctishman Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Second vote for GlaDOS. Doesn't the voice actress live in Seattle?

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    DStalefishDStalefish Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Paul Reubens ftw.

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    Ty1012Ty1012 Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    weird al. he should perform AND have a keynote

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    s7arbucks7arbuck Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Crawford wrote: »
    Jack Thompson. Or Voldemort. They're much the same...


    the first thing i though of was Harry Potter and the Balance of Earth and i could find an image of the dark wizard from futurama

    however, before the vin diesel was locked...

    not that i like/care about vin diesel i really dont care,but a compelling argument is his game "the wheelman"
    he starts, and i think directs produces...something

    maybe animate? j/k he couldnt do that...


    but he could standout his booth and give out mints? he is as buff as the haze dude, why not have him give out drugs as you play his game, i meant mints, not drugs....... but if you said his game sucked you would be killed right there, scary shit

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    VThornheartVThornheart Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    We should get the designers for Duke Nukem Forever to come in. ;)

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    TNTrooperTNTrooper Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    We should get the designers for Duke Nukem Forever to come in. ;)

    The keynote can be them saying they will show up but never do. It would be like them acting out their game.

    I'm kidding.
    No one would want to admit working on Duke Nukem Forever in the first place.

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    BrokenAngelBrokenAngel Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    I place my vote for the zombie of Gary Gygax.

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    KyanilisKyanilis Bellevue, WARegistered User regular
    edited April 2008
    I place my vote for the zombie of Gary Gygax.

    Seconded.

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    LigerLiger Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    s7arbuck wrote: »
    but he could standout his booth and give out mints? he is as buff as the haze dude, why not have him give out drugs as you play his game, i meant mints, not drugs....... but if you said his game sucked you would be killed right there, scary shit

    The Haze dude was HAWK from the classic American Gladiators series. He was always the ladies man on that show, too.

    I could definitely agree to Riddick handing out mints, but I just can't imagine him being anything more than a booth babe. Maybe he can hand out Brawndo samples?

    Vote for voice of GLADOS, as she and her husband have been involved in voice over work for quite some time.

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    slacktronslacktron Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    I would suggest the following:

    Jeff Green, editor in chief of the now-totally-online Games For Windows. What can I say? The guy cracks me up and has the perspective of a lifetime gamer.

    As per the now locked Bruce Campbell thread, I would also recommend Bruce Campbell because he is Bruce Campbell and brings a certain Bruce Campbell-ism everywhere he goes, and yes, that is a good thing. He also is living testament to perseverance is pursuing your passion, whatever it may be. And as the thread pointed out, he has been portrayed and done voice work and mocap in games since 1997. As the Spider-Man series proved, he can handle narration.

    Lastly, I would fucking love it if you could get Stephen Hawking. Not only is he a living legend and super genius, but that computer voice he uses is perfect for this venue.

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    MR.TMR.T Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    I think Joss Whedon would be awesome. I've always been a big fan and if the shout out to Browncoats in last year's keynote was any indication, I'm not alone.

    Weird Al would also be great. I saw him in concert this year and he was AMAZING!

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    collinccollinc Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Well since Gary is a bit on the dead side, we could get the other guy who created D&D. Though I still think Bruce Campbell would be a million times better.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dave_Arneson

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    Oz K. FodrotskiOz K. Fodrotski Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Andrew Ryan? >.>

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    MR.TMR.T Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Peter Jackson would also be amazing. Lord of the Rings rules as well as the upcoming Hobbit movie. I'd also love to hear more about his Halo project.

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    SlickShughesSlickShughes Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    MR.T wrote: »
    I think Joss Whedon would be awesome. I've always been a big fan and if the shout out to Browncoats in last year's keynote was any indication, I'm not alone.

    Seconding Joss. Joss is Boss.

    Also, how about mc chris? He'll already be there, is a gamer (just listen to some of his tracks), and also fills the all around nerd requirement (his work with wiliams street on Aqua Teen, Sealab, etc.). Judging from his banter on stage and the few times I've spoken with him after shows, he's well spoken enough to pull off a keynote as well.

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    HaterotHaterot Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    How about Ben "Yahtzee" Crowshaw?

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    Qs23Qs23 Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Khoo?

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    Oz K. FodrotskiOz K. Fodrotski Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Haterot wrote: »
    How about Ben "Yahtzee" Crowshaw?

    Oh my god.

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    TransparentTransparent Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Seth Green

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    Moe FwackyMoe Fwacky Right Here, Right Now Drives a BuickModerator Mod Emeritus
    edited April 2008
    Jesus Christ people, what's up with all the liming recently.

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    SlickShughesSlickShughes Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Seth Green

    I... I really couldn't help myself. Sorry Moe. :wink:

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    TransparentTransparent Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Moe Fwacky wrote: »
    Jesus Christ people, what's up with all the liming recently.
    The chans are the cancer that's destroying the PA forums?

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    Oz K. FodrotskiOz K. Fodrotski Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Moe Fwacky wrote: »
    Jesus Christ people, what's up with all the liming recently.

    Is it recent? I just thought people added it for emphasis.

    But, I am new.

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    Moe FwackyMoe Fwacky Right Here, Right Now Drives a BuickModerator Mod Emeritus
    edited April 2008
    There have been at least 4 limed quotes in the last 2 days. I can't remember the last time I've seen lime in here before this week. It's kind of annoying. I mean, if you're quoting a post, you don't really need to lime it.

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    SakebombSakebomb Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Haterot wrote: »
    How about Ben "Yahtzee" Crowshaw?

    I will soooo shit my drawers!

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    tr0tskytr0tsky Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Moe Fwacky wrote: »
    There have been at least 4 limed quotes in the last 2 days. I can't remember the last time I've seen lime in here before this week. It's kind of annoying. I mean, if you're quoting a post, you don't really need to lime it.

    I agree. It's just too much.

    lemoning > liming.

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    BigRedBigRed Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Moe Fwacky wrote: »
    There have been at least 4 limed quotes in the last 2 days. I can't remember the last time I've seen lime in here before this week. It's kind of annoying. I mean, if you're quoting a post, you don't really need to lime it.


    Everytime I quote moe from now on, I am going to lime it.

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    TransparentTransparent Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    BigRed wrote: »
    Moe Fwacky wrote: »
    There have been at least 4 limed quotes in the last 2 days. I can't remember the last time I've seen lime in here before this week. It's kind of annoying. I mean, if you're quoting a post, you don't really need to lime it.


    Everytime I quote moe from now on, I am going to lime it.

    <3

    It could always be worse.

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    Moe FwackyMoe Fwacky Right Here, Right Now Drives a BuickModerator Mod Emeritus
    edited April 2008
    Yeah, I could start doling out infractions for people abusing the color options

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    Oz K. FodrotskiOz K. Fodrotski Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Moe Fwacky wrote: »
    Yeah, I could start doling out infractions for people abusing the color options

    Hit the dirt!

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    TransparentTransparent Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Yeah, I knew I was either on or crossing the line as soon as I submitted that one.

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    ashridahashridah Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    slacktron wrote: »
    Lastly, I would fucking love it if you could get Stephen Hawking. Not only is he a living legend and super genius, but that computer voice he uses is perfect for this venue.

    Stephen Hawking / GLaDOS face off!

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    ashridahashridah Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Also, I second the vote for Ben 'Yahtzee' Croshaw. The drawbacks are that his style includes way more expletives than we would probably want for such a family friendly event :). That and he lives in Australia, and Airline tickets == Expensive.

    Plus, given his ravaging of SSBB this week, he's likely to get lynched by Nintendo fanboys when getting off the plane.

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    RyadicRyadic Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    I agree with Seth Green. He's a big ass nerd and funny as hell.

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    Moe FwackyMoe Fwacky Right Here, Right Now Drives a BuickModerator Mod Emeritus
    edited April 2008
    ashridah wrote: »
    Also, I second the vote for Ben 'Yahtzee' Croshaw. The drawbacks are that his style includes way more expletives than we would probably want for such a family friendly event :). That and he lives in Australia, and Airline tickets == Expensive.

    Plus, given his ravaging of SSBB this week, he's likely to get lynched by Nintendo fanboys when getting off the plane.

    family friendly? I think you're thinking of the wrong PAX. We're talking about an event where Tycho admitted to "cockthirsty" being his favorite swear.

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    b0wserb0wser PAX HHL Deputy Manager CanadaRegistered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Moe Fwacky wrote: »
    family friendly? I think you're thinking of the wrong PAX. We're talking about an event where Tycho admitted to "cockthirsty" being his favorite swear.

    Which was then replaced with "fuckstick".

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    MoocatMoocat Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Yikes, can't believe I forgot about "Ben "Yahtzee" Crowshaw". I vote for him HANDS DOWN.

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