I don't hold much stock in G4 since they ate TechTV, but I was interested in Sessler's Soapbox
especially the comment they had above the video:
Should more events follow the PAX model? How long can PAX hold out from Corporate interests?
I personally think they can hold out for as long as they damn well want.
They already won't advertise for games/companies they think are shit.
They are open to small companies trying to compete (PinkGodzilla
's original store looks almost the same size as their entire booth at PAX, but they held their own and had a booth next to Fantasy Flight and Behemoth. The small table top game companies are another example. Yeah they had small booths around the edges, but they had good products and got spots.)
I don't see them caving in as long as Mike and Jerry are in control.
I'm kind of sick of everyone saying once something gets popular it sells out.
I think PA can hold the corporate wolves at bay with the shining ax of knowing who their people are.