By Brad Gallaway on September 4, 2009 - 10:10pm.
Today was the first day of PAX (Penny Arcade Expo) 2009. I have to admit that I hadn't really been paying attention to many of the press materials prior to the show, and I was a little taken aback when the family unit and I arrived on-site to find that the place was an even larger, more spread-out roil of gamers than it was last year. I think the expo may be reaching its critical mass at the Washington State Trade & Convention Center, honestly. I certainly don't want it to leave, but I have a hard time imagining more people being able to cram into that space.
By Brad Gallaway on November 21, 2008 - 12:00am.
So, I just finished my first tour of Sony's new Home app, and... there's not really much to say.
I got an e-mail out of the blue this afternoon inviting me to download the Home Beta and "join in a celebration" between 6pm-8pm, Pacific. After being less than impressed with the New Xbox Experience, I was ready to get an up-close look at what Sony has to counter with, so I did just that.
By Brandon Erickson on November 5, 2008 - 9:39pm.
Back when I was a little kid in the late 1980s, I had this idealized vision of how awesome it must be to play video games for a living. I knew that there were people out there who played games for the purpose of quality testing and so on, and for whatever reason, my little kid brain thought it must be the greatest job in the world. I probably saw it as at least on par to working at a candy factory. It all comes down to that fact that I had no understanding of the law of diminishing returns and therefore believed that being able to do a thing that I like all day every day must be nothing short of bliss.
By Brad Gallaway on August 31, 2008 - 11:00pm.
The third and final day of the Penny Arcade Expo started slow, both for the wife and I, as well as for the rest of the convention-goers. Taking a look around, more people seemed willing to queue up for coffee or crepes before the show got going. The halls weren't as crowded, and the people who were there seemed to be walking slower, and perhaps sagging a bit.
By Brad Gallaway on August 30, 2008 - 11:00pm.
Day Two at the Penny Arcade Expo started off in true PAX fashion with the sounds of Rock Band flooding the Convention Center. A group of eager musicians gave their rendition of ‘Learning to Fly' quite earnestly, with quite a few more would-be rockers waiting in the wings offstage. After a polite golf clap, the wife and I made our way to the press-only Q&A session with webcomic superstars Jerry Holkins and Mike Krahulik.
By Brad Gallaway on August 29, 2008 - 11:00pm.
Although the idea may be discouraged by Jerry Holkins and Mike Krahulik, (the super-popular webcomic's writer and artist, respectively) the fact remains that the Penny Arcade Expo, or PAX for short, is quickly becoming the de facto place to go or those in the games industry who want to be seen, now that E3 is a mere shadow of its former self and E for All seems to be a non-starter.
By Brad Gallaway on July 28, 2008 - 6:49am.
The next day at Casual Connect, I had less time to go to presentations since my schedule was split between general events and meetings. However, the highlight of the presentations I did manage to take in was most definitely "", given by Brian Robbins of Fuel Industries.
By Brad Gallaway on July 25, 2008 - 7:31am.
July 23 was the first day of the conference taking place in my hometown of Seattle, Washington. With the ‘c-word' on everyone's lips and this large new segment of game development gathering so close to my house, how could I resist?
By Brad Gallaway on August 29, 2007 - 6:58am.
A visual overview of the 2007 Penny Arcade Expo held in Seattle, Washington.
By Brad Gallaway on August 28, 2007 - 2:08pm.
I’ve read other reports of the same thing online but I can verify firsthand that just about every attendee had a DS, and over the course of three days I only saw *one* PSP. Anecdotally, Nintendo is kicking Sony’s ass all over the place in the handheld market, no surprise there.
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