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Post-PAX blog: Gaming invades Seattle!

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Another year, and another PAX has passed by. I played games, met with people and thankfully I'm not recovering from some nasty post-convention flu. (I am sleeping a lot more, though.)

Alas, there wasn't any big outside-of-PAX events that I was aware of, nothing as awesome as last year's Final Fantasy 25th Anniversary expo thing that Square-Enix did with playable copies of FF2 and 3 on the original Famicom. (you can see that blog entry I made of it last year here.) What I did notice around the Seattle area was a flood of gaming-related entities. From seeing ads for games, to seeing retail stores show their slight understanding of video game culture. So I took a few pictures of them while I was around Seattle.



Even by the Convention Center, video games were all over the place. The Daily Grill, the restaurant next door to the convention, had banners and ads for the MOBA game Strife. PAX 2013 seemed to be the "year of the MOBA," as there were about a dozen different kinds of MOBAs being shown off.  Chasing the gravy train, as always...

I also saw Total War: Rome II and Project Diva F: Hatsune Miku ads on taxis and buses, but did not get adequate pictures of either. In fact, I probably missed a few other games-related things, but this is what I saw while I was out and about.

I like PAX, it's a cool convention. It's too bad it's being partially ran by a guy who has constant foot-in-mouth syndrome. Hopefully we'll start seeing other conventions show up in response, I want to make sure my money's going towards someone who's not a complete dick.
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About TonicBHone of us since 2:09 PM on 07.13.2009

I am a 28-year-old guy who plays video games on occasion. I'm a casual collector and own various games from the Atari 2600 to the current generation of game consoles. Nothing really on the "rare" side... unless you count owning about a dozen variations of Wheel of Fortune as "rare."

I write and review things on occasion. I occasionally write reviews of games, otherwise it's me ranting about gaming and the industry at large. Be forewarned: Expect loads of cynicism over gamers and some of the things they say. I hate fanboys and all the things they stand for. I also dislike arguments without facts to back them up. Otherwise I'm a nice guy unless you try to teabag me in a multiplayer game. Then I might not be so nice.

When not sporadically contributing opinions to Destructoid's community blogs, I write about gaming obscurities and oddities at You Found a Secret Area.

I also occasionally post stuff elsewhere. Usually off-topic stuff, but other things as well.
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