First off, I must say that we didn’t spend that much time at PAX-East this year. Only had a one day pass and there just wasn’t any video (or board) games that we were super interested in. Turbine had a really big setup for their new DC MOBA game “Infinite Crisis”. Carbine was trying to own PAX and had Wildstar stuff EVERYWHERE. League of Legends was huge, and I remember seeing long lines for Blizzard’s stand too. Everything else kind of just blended into each other. This year there were two things that stood out to me. First was the cosplayers. There were a LOT more of them this year than I’ve ever seen before. Some of them were really impressive too. Also, I was surprised some of them didn’t get tossed for “too much skin”. I remember Turbine had their ‘cheerleader’ from “Lolipop Chainsaw” tossed for that reason last year (or the year before. I forget.) The second thing was the schools. There were a lot of stands for schools that would teach various parts of video game creation/innovation. I actually liked seeing that.
Hate that this picture didn’t come out very well. But here’s the cutest cosplayer:
Next up we have the craft section. I really liked these fully functional computer “boxes”:
. And of course there were the hand crafted ‘gaming tables’.
The sculptures were fewer but no less impressive this year. Here’s one from 2K
Chris and Rachel LOVED this full sized ‘King of Tokyo’:
But my favorite was this computer box. IT MOVES! (I’ll try to get my video up later)