Monday, September 1, 2014

PAX Prime - Day 3

 It's sad to say this was my last day of PAX, but what an experience I had along with the friends that I spent it with. The first order of business was going straight to the Inside Gearbox panel roughly 2 hours ahead of the scheduled start time, and what an attendance it was. The line turned out to almost fill the entire theater entrance and almost into the lobby. Rightfully so considering Gearbox is known for giving away awesome stuff to all attendees of their panels. This PAX, they gave away a free season pass for Borderlands The Pre-Sequel. This was certainly a perfect early birthday present to a game that's getting released on my birthday. Later that same day a friend and I went over and stood in line for another 2-2 1/2 hours to play the game for 30 minutes. It was a little bit of a rough start since they were running the 360 version of the game and I play on the PC, so I had to take some time learning the controls first.

 We stopped by to check out the LCS for a little bit, and then moved on to have lunch at GameWorks across the street from the convention center. It was the first time ever going there and it reminded me a lot of Dave and Busters only focused more on the games with 2 floors of various games that were NOT redemption! There was Tekken, Marvel vs Capcom 2, SSF IV, 5 DDR machines, Pop'n Music Fever, Taiko no Tatsujin, DJ Max Technika 3, various racing, pinball and shooting games. It was a blast to play there after the nearly 1 hour wait for food that we ordered...

 That's pretty much all the gaming-related goodness that happened throughout my PAX trip this year. I don't how much I gotta say how much more awesome it was than PAX East, a lot more than I expected. Definitely going to try and go next year if funds are nice to me.