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PAX: My experience

Well, I'm seeing lots of these PAX recap blogs go up, and figured I might as well share my PAX experiences as well. Before I begin, I just have to say that if I forget to mention you its not that I dont love you! There was just SO MUCH WIN this past weekend that writing it all out would be ridiculous. So this will kinda be a highlights of PAX for me organized by day with things that just come to mind.


My flight out of SF wasnt until around 6pm, but I knew that I wouldnt be able to concentrate at work due to excitement, so I just decided to take the morning off to do errands that I needed to do. Every hour that counted down was insanity until I finally took off for the airport. On my flight was Guttlesswonder, @SamHouston, Dyson and his girl, and @jinkwell. We ended up chatting on the plane using the chat room on Virgin airlines while I watched Jersey Shore.

Already, this trip was win.

When we landed, I made my way to the hotel room, but I had to pass by Gameworks to get there. Sure enough Dtoid was there in full force and so I was dragged into the building, bags in hand to give hugs and high fives (and even make outs....thanks Halfie <3). After a quick jaunt to drop off my bags I returned to hang out with everyone. It was an awesome reunion night that I ended up getting pretty sloshed at. Looking back right now, I realized I got so drunk because I didnt even eat dinner! (Holy crap, seriously, I just noticed that. :P)

Obligatory hang outside of the bar on Sunday pic

Its hard to end on this note other than to say that I'm sorry to those of you that I didnt get to spend that much time with this PAX. There were times when I had to even tell some of you that I couldnt hang out right now, cause I was really busy. So please forgive me for that. But I do have to say that although this was a different PAX experience for me, it was most definitely a very rewarding experience as well, and reading all the recap blogs talking about how much fun everyone had at the Saturday and Sunday events rewards me a little bit more.

Anyway, it was a blast and I love you all! Much love to everyone for being my family.

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About Jesse Cortezone of us since 4:34 AM on 01.13.2007


I am a Ph. D. chemist from the University of California, Berkeley. I have been playing videogames since as long as I can remember! My past favorite games include Secret of Mana, TMNT: Turtles in Time, the Resident Evil series (Jill is SUCH as master of unlocking), FFVII, Smash Bros Melee, and many others.

I've definitely gone through phases in my gaming "career". I used to LOVE fighting games in the time of Tekken Tag and Marvel vs Capcom II (my favorite fighting game), but now I find myself drawn to the more story driven games, and very recently, the music games....:)

But....fighting games are making a comeback! SFIV! MvC3! BlazBlue! Beware everyone, Tactix has put a quarter on the screen and is challenging you for battle!

It was mere chance that brought me to Destructoid back in early 2007, and through it all I've stayed because of the great writing staff, a community that cares, and lots of new internet and IRL friends. Destructoid has changed my life. True story.

If you live in the SF Bay Area, check out the DtoidSanFrancisco C-blog and join the Google Group!


Check out the past installments of my DTOID COMMUNITY DISCUSSES! Series:

Part 1: DLC
Part 2: Achievements
Part 3: Gaming Journalism
Part 4: Next Next-Gen Consoles
Part 5: Retro Renaissance
Part 6: Games That Suck
Part 7: Educational Games
Part 8: Evolution of Gaming Music
Part 9: Gaming Merchandise
Part 10: Iconic Games
Part 12: GDC
Part 13: Videogame Movies
Part 14: Competitive Gaming
Part 15: Level Design
Part 16: Emulation and Game Modding
E3 Edition: Microsoft
E3 Edition: Nintendo
E3 Edition: Sony
Part 17: Triple A Titles
Part 18: Fighting Games
Part 19: Digital Distribution

Card courtesy of TheGHost

Rock Band tag courtesy of CutieHoney

Thanks guys!

Last but not least, Chad Concelmo and I are the same person. Go ahead and ask him. :P

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