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05 September 2009 @ 12:51 am
PAX Day 1  

I was negligent about blogging my PAX experience last year. This year, I would like to avoid that, so before going to bed, I give you the highlights of my Friday at PAX 2009:

  • Played the Batman: Arkham Asylum demo. I couldn't even hear the dialogue, and it still convinced me it's time to break down and get an Xbox 360.

  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle nostalgia tripping. The TMNT: Smash Up game was actually quite fun, to the extent I might even consider getting it, and I happily wore a TMNT: 25th anniversary pin around the rest of the day. Also, full size Turtle Bus!

  • I made an impulse buy of a sanely priced, used copy of Dragon Quest VIII, but I'm not sure I'll ever actually get around to playing it.

  • The following diaglouge during a discussion about cosplaying con-goers:

    Dave: And there was someone dressed as an Earthbound character.
    Me: Really? I don't remember seeing anything like that.
    Dave: Yeah. Some one was dressed as Paula.
    Me: Oh. Wow! That was Paula! She seems a lot less creepy now.

    I saw her again latter, and she actually still seemed pretty creepy.

  • Race for the Galaxy is a fun table-top game.

  • I participated in the attempt to set a world-record for most DSs played simultaneously in a single gathering. I made sure Suikoden got representation.

  • I was sad to discover that Toho Studio lawyers finally set their guns on Seattle gaming fixture Pink Godzilla Games.

  • Mario Kart 64 is still the best of the Mario Kart games.

  • Skipped the Anamanaguchi concert as I wasn't very impressed with them last year. I was drafted into a game of Settlers outside the concert hall, and from what I could hear, they sounded better from the outside then they did from the inside.

  • Metroid Metal rocked. I would have personally preferred something less metal, and more prog, but they gave a great high energy performance. I was actually disappointed in the crowd. If I hadn't been carrying a giant swag bag at the time, I would have probably moved forward where the crowd was getting more into the music. In any case, I couldn't stand still. I plan to pick up their album tomorrow if I can. The line tonight was too long, and it was already very late.

Current Location: The Lair
Current Mood: happyhappy
krizoitzkrizoitz on September 5th, 2009 08:41 am (UTC)
The handheld lounge said we got 910 people playing at once. I wish it had broken the 1,000 barrier but i guess we can try next year (maybe they should advertise it better?)