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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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
The keynote can be them saying they will show up but never do. It would be like them acting out their game.
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.
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.
Weird Al would also be great. I saw him in concert this year and he was AMAZING!
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.
Oh my god.
I... I really couldn't help myself. Sorry Moe.
Is it recent? I just thought people added it for emphasis.
But, I am new.
I will soooo shit my drawers!
I agree. It's just too much.
lemoning > liming.
Everytime I quote moe from now on, I am going to lime it.
It could always be worse.
Hit the dirt!
Stephen Hawking / GLaDOS face off!
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.
Which was then replaced with "fuckstick".