First off, a thanks to Y, for introducing me to the world of Penny-Arcade. Thanks. Wow, what an event. About a million people (many of whom in desperate need of deodorant!) crammed into the convention center. Games as far as the eye could see. And one hell of a mix of interesting people.
PAX ’08 in one word -> WTF!
We got to see demos for FarCry 2, which looks incredible. The new level creator is reminiscent of the SimCity 2000 system, and I think we’ll see some really incredible levels available for multiplayer. We also got to see the latest iteration of Prince of Persia, and Spore (which I was already going to buy). It was also very cool to meet Wil Wheaton. I bought one of his books, which he autographed for me, and got a shirt for J.
The concerts were pretty different. I did find a new band I think I could tolerate, but it sounds like we missed the good stuff on Saturday night.
I’m actively recruiting every geek/nerd/gamer I know, and already planning a bigger better trip to PAX next year.