This past weekend, my work schedule changed and freed up some time. On a spur of the moment change, we pillaged the Penny Arcade Expo also known as PAX 2008 in Seattle, WA at the Convention Center. I must say that the event seemed to be well organized. With the exception of the CC staff, the PAX crew were on the ball.
This was my first time this year and it was actually pretty darn interesting. VH has been known to play a few FPS, RTS, RPG, MMORPG, and 0MFGSW33T type games. (Diceman loves games that involve pure destruction and surrounding mayhem.) We all may not get to play as much as we use to, but the gaming industry still proves to be the vital force that motivates the likes of Nvidia, ATI, and Intel to bring us faster Graphics cards which further perpetuates the creation of better video games.
If you weren't rubbing elbows with the game makers or testing out a soon to be released game title, one could walk across to the Free Play area and hop on any one of the 150 Intel sponsored PCs to play a few rounds against others in a LAN. In total, there were about 330 players present.