The following is a writeup about the Penny Arcade Expo (PAX), arguably the world’s largest get together of gamers that turns its focus inward. Unlike E3 which is primarily for the media or Respawn which is for the LAN gaming community, PAX puts the focus on the gamer. Our culture, what we like, and how we do it. I was sent in there with Ragnorok for Gamestah to give coverage, photos and interviews during it.
I went into PAX unprepared. Far from not knowing what was on the schedule – I knew Riot were going to have a large presence, popular Australian podcasts and TV shows like good game and game arena were doing things there. Occulus rift in various forms. Nintendo to have Pokemon championships, with the winner going overseas. This is Australia’s new chance to have a community of gamers have their voices be heard.
What I was not ready for, was how uplifting the whole experience would be, in many ways.
Read on for more information as well as a collection of images from the event.