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PAX 2007


August 25, 2007 03:31 PM PST

On Friday we went to the Penny Arcade Expo 2007. This year it was held in Seattle rather than Bellevue, as there were reportedly 30,000 dorks social gamers in attendance. As was the case last year, we saw exactly ZERO PSPs, but thousands of Nintendo DSs. We even managed to get captured on video playing Bomberman over Wi-Fi on our DSs.

The lines were long, but the talks and energy were great. This might have finally pushed me over the edge towards getting a 360. Given that I've spent half the cost of one over 24 hours just buying DS games :-)

We're sorry we missed Jon this year. Many more photos after the jump.

Wil Wheaton holding up a USB key containing "every Atarti 2600 game ever made."

Her shirt says "Sexy Geek." We also saw "Half Asian, All Hot" and several Furry costumes, but didn't get shots of those.

Strange fantasy character costume... or is it?

"That's a lotta Bawls!" John ended up with 3 Bawls.

DS gaming cluster.

PC gaming room.

Doubly questionable content.

Mineral oil cooled PC.

Glow chair gamers.

Pirates vs. Ninjas - FIGHT!

Multiple people brought their guitar hero guitars wth them.

DS users waving to a strangely serious song about WOW by a Penny Arcade author.

Guitar Hero's new game, Rock Band.

Both screens in the convention center we saw had some form of Windows error.

Preparing for the when the revolution comes.

Green Leaf did not disappoint.

Vietnamese noodles with coconut milk.

Comments (2)

Paul, August 27, 2007 05:48 PM:

Some of the Penny Arcade backstory.

J, August 29, 2007 10:42 AM:

A gallery of PAX.

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