What I love about Seattle: Coffee, Pearl Jam, the fervent local support of the Sounders, green trees everywhere you look, Pike Place Market on a Sunday afternoon, and every so often, the rain.
Oh yeah, Penny Arcade Expo is pretty cool, too.
We're on our way up north to one of our most favorite events of the year, not just because it takes place in one of America's best cities, but because PAX is all about the gaming community -- that's you guys and girls. The show has a very different vibe compared to something like E3 or GamesCom: it's energetic, but still relaxed, and it feels like you're among friends that you just haven't met yet. And it's all for a good cause, to boot. Here's what we've got planned for you this weekend on G4tv.com:
We're recording a special live episode of our new weekly show Feedback directly from PAX. If you're at the show, stop by the Raven Theater at 11:30AM to see Billy, Sterling, Patrick, Adam, Morgan and Blair. We'll be doing a Q&A session at the end of the panel, if you're so inclined. For home viewers, we'll be putting up that edition of the show early next week, followed by next week's regular episode on Thursday.
Panels and Liveblogs
The G4tv.com team will be paying polite attention at a number of PAX panels this year, typing the various facts and opinions into our portable computers for your reading pleasure. Keep your eyes affixed to TheFeed for our posts (subject to change/technical snafus!):
1:00PM -- PAX Keynote: Ron Gilbert
1:30PM -- Weapons 101, w/Insomniac
2:00PM -- Penny Arcade Q&A #1
3:30PM -- Prepare to Drop, w/Bungie
2:00PM -- Medium is the Message: Story Matters
Moderated by our own Adam Sessler, and featuring Bungie's Joe Staten, Silicon Knights' Denis Dyack, Double Fine's Tim Schafer, and Bioware's Greg Zeschuk
4:30PM -- Hal Halpin and Adam Sessler Talking Games
And pay attention to G4tv.com next week, as many of these panels will be appearing in video form, so you can watch what happened for yourself!
Fresh looks at the following games:
- The PAX 10
- Star Wars: The Old Republic
- Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
- Ratchet & Clank: A Crack in Time
- Star Trek Online
- Left 4 Dead 2
- ...plus more!
Beacuse everyone loves photographic evidence -- especially the Seattle P.D. If you're dressing up for PAX, odds are you'll end up on our camera roll. But if you're dressing up, you're probably already fine with that. Win-win!
By now you should know what we look like, so if you see us wandering aimlessly on the show floor or spending the evening at a local establishment-for-beverages, feel free to say hello!