Yet this nineteen year old heard I had a physical cartridge of Earthbound
still and his enthusiastic jealousy made me smile. He missed Earthbound
when it was new, and only heard of it when playing Super Smash Bros.
at the age of six. Yet here he was, wishing they'd release Mother 3
in America, just like an old twenty-seven year old fogey like me.
It really hit home for me what PAX was about. It wasn't just about the games, the panels, or the "community". It's the celebration and passion. All the people that are there not only for the games, but to experience it with others. Willing to say hello to a stranger and strike up a conversation because, hey, why the Hell not?
It is this little slice of Heaven that I don't think I'll be able to recapture outside of an Expo.
and Escapist Expo
are just around the corner. Who knows? Maybe I'll finally get a chance to meet some DToiders at those events.
LOOK WHO CAME: