Video Game News



 
 

Suspicious PAX Prime badge orders canceled

0

'We're just being more aggressive about enforcing the rules'

Given the success of prior shows and a finite amount of space at the convention center, it was clear that not everyone who wanted to attend PAX Prime would have the opportunity to do so. It still came as a shock to see passes sell out within six hours. The event's organizers have combed through orders and canceled "those that clearly tried to 'trick' the system and buy badges in bulk," according to an FAQ.

Speaking to Polygon, Penny Arcade's Robert Khoo explained that this represents "less than one percent of total orders." With such high demand, however, one percent can add up. "We had a rule saying you can only order four sets, but in previous years we were pretty lax about enforcing them," he said. This year, they were "just being more aggressive about enforcing the rules."

It's inevitable that something will have to be done in the years ahead, whether that means moving Prime to a new location or coming up with an alternate solution. "When push comes to shove and it becomes too difficult to do PAX in Seattle I will have to look at other possibilities at some point, but not right now," stated Khoo.


The article continues below. Login to skip ads, get faster mobile, and dibs on betas
 
 

 

TwitterRedditEmailFacebook
 
Jordan DevoreManaging Editor, Co-EIC // Profile & Disclosures
Fronts10457Posts1Blogs 14Following162Followers295

Jordan is a founding member of Destructoid and poster of seemingly random pictures. They are anything but random. Disclosure: I backed Double Fine Adventure and Awesomenauts: Starstorm on Kickst... more


 



#Events #PAX
 


READER COMMENTS LOADING BELOW...

Please login (or) make a quick account (free)
to view and post comments.



 Login with Twitter

 Login with Dtoid

Three day old threads are only visible to verified humans - this helps our small community management team stay on top of spam

Sorry for the extra step!

 
spacer