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The Game Fanatics Heads to PAX East!

by Charles PowersApril 2, 2012

Hey guys, we’re just a few days away from PAX East in Boston where 6 of our crew will take on the showfloor by storm.

[pullquote_left]We so excited, and we just can’t hide it![/pullquote_left]We’ll be live blogging and tweeting from some of the panels as well as recording an episode of the @GSpotPodcast with some of our friends in the industry.

If you’re going to PAX, we’ll be meeting up for lunch/dinner (dunch?) on Friday and Saturday, so if you’d like to grab a bite to eat and talk about some vidja games shoot me a tweet (@fanaticalg).

Peace, love, jobros!

About The Author
Charles Powers
Charles Powers
Charles is the Founder of The Game Fanatics and nonprofit, United We Game. A Full-Time Creative Director and Graphic Designer, he loves video games with a fanatical passion and uses TGF as his outlet for all things geek culture.
  • Cephus

    OMG

  • Lorett@

    I Am going to be going to PAX East in four days, and as a Nidalee participant in LoL- I idolize HotshotGG, and have desired to meet him for two many years ._.
    Can’t wait!

  • Elyn Patchman

    I would like to persuade my parents to just take me to Pax East (I are living in Massachusetts). I am fourteen and was wondering if there was an age restriction to go.

  • Eberhard

    Hey, I was taking into consideration attending Pax East this year in Boston, but I had a issue I was pondering about. So I’m mindful that there will be demo’s and this kind of for upcoming games, but I would like to know.

    Since I am underneath the age of 18, would I be authorized to perform demos for games which are rooting for a M ranking when they are released? (eg. Bioshock : Infinite, Borderlands 2)

    As in, Do they care at all if you are a slight playing a most most likely M rated game?

    Thanks in Advance

    -Dilbert

  • Molly Griego

    Every Single PAX East there was a thread on the Penny Arcade community forums for “Have a Ticket/Need a Ticket” for promoting extra/uneeded passes.

    I counted on this to get passes for the very last two years.

    This year, that thread has been banned because of to the crackdown on counterfeit (both my tickets have been totally legit) passes.

    Well, I truly require to discover somewhere like that, and I’m certain the thread has shifted in some form or another.

    I’m really anxious about utilizing Craigslist for this a single cause’ it is instead shady, and I do NOT want to risk being kicked out.

    Any help?

  • Saundra Jarvie

    Help! I waited also lengthy like a moron and the 3-day badges are offered out for PAX! If anybody has a ticket for Saturday then I can purchase the other two since they’re not sold out yet. Make Sure You help!!

  • Cecilia Osburn

    90 seconds is authorized by aviation authorities to evacuate all the pax in an emergency test evacuation.
    Introduction of smoke hoods (to allow safe and sound respiration in a smoke crammed environment) is resisted by airlines & regulators. Inhaling toxic smoke will possibly avoid you exiting in less than 60 seconds.
    Perhaps offering quicker exits would have a larger benefit value ratio. Not all crashes entail fire.

  • Jeanie Roudebush

    Hey, I was thinking about attending Pax East this yr in Boston, but I had a problem I was wondering about. So I Am informed that there will be demo’s and these kinds of for forthcoming games, but I would like to know.

    Since I am underneath the age of 18, would I be authorized to perform demos for video games which are rooting for a M score when they are released? (eg. Bioshock : Infinite, Borderlands 2)

    As in, Do they care at all if you are a small actively playing a most probable M rated game?

    Thanks in Advance

    -Dilbert

  • nmlpc

    Needs some help for me and my 3 friends to get into a cheap hotel that’ll allow an 18 year old to check in. I’ve already looked up some places but couldn’t find anything other than 21 year old check in’s. If anyone knows where i can check in at age 18 in the Bayback area of Boston, it’d be really appreciated.

  • Jeanelle the Retard

    Every PAX East there was a thread on the Penny Arcade forums for “Have a Ticket/Need a Ticket” for selling extra/uneeded passes.

    I counted on this to get passes for the last two years.

    This year, that thread has been banned due to the crackdown on counterfeit (both my tickets have been completely legit) passes.

    Well, I really need to find somewhere like that, and I’m sure the thread has shifted in some form or another.

    I’m very anxious about using Craigslist for this one cause’ it’s rather shady, and I do NOT want to risk being kicked out.

    Any help?

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  • davemc74656

    I live in a flat. There is a gas boiler and I have hot water in the kitchen and in the washbasin from the bathroom, but suddenly there is no hot water coming from the shower or the hot tap in the bathtub. What is happening?
    Ha,ha, no sir, I know well which tap is for cold and which for hot.
    No, there is not a single tub handle, there is one for hot and another for cold water.

  • Scott W

    I need to know how do you pressure can useing hot peppers. Jalapeno’s and hotwax mainly. Looking for a relish type of recipe with onions and hot peppers for canning. Something I can put on hot dogs and such.

  • Joe M

    Hot Tub OR Body Massage…?
    What is your preference?

  • maskills24

    The theremostat broke off my shower months ago and until I can get it fixed, the temperature is fixed at a fairly hot setting. After about 10 minutes a loud bang is emitted (I think from the pipes) which is then heard outside where the vent is. I know I need to get the thermostat fixed but does anyone know why this is happening? Is it becuase of the surge of hot water needed to run the shower? Is it causing damager? It only happens when running a hot shower.

  • Kevin

    I have started overclocking my graphics card and I dont know the maximum temperature my computer can get, how hot is too hot on the Alienware M14x?

  • tjpimpin

    A. The hot black body radiates less intensely at shorter wavelengths but more intensely at longer wavelengths.
    B. The hot black body has a larger mass.
    C. The hot black body radiates more intensely at all wavelengths.
    D. The hot black body has a larger radius
    E. The hot black body radiates more intensely at shorter wavelengths but less intensely at longer wavelengths.

    I guess E but I think I’m wrong. Which one is the correct answer?

  • The Beatles

    The next American president will inherit many foreign policy challenges, but surely one of the biggest will be the cold war. Yes, the next president is going to be a cold-war president — but this cold war is with Iran.

    That is the real umbrella story in the Middle East today — the struggle for influence across the region, with America and its Sunni Arab allies (and Israel) versus Iran, Syria and their non-state allies, Hamas and Hezbollah. As the May 11 editorial in the Iranian daily Kayhan put it, “In the power struggle in the Middle East, there are only two sides: Iran and the U.S.”

    For now, Team America is losing on just about every front. How come? The short answer is that Iran is smart and ruthless, America is dumb and weak, and the Sunni Arab world is feckless and divided. Any other questions?

    The outrage of the week is the Iranian-Syrian-Hezbollah attempt to take over Lebanon. Hezbollah thugs pushed into Sunni neighborhoods in West Beirut, focusing particular attention on crushing progressive news outlets like Future TV, so Hezbollah’s propaganda machine could dominate the airwaves. The Shiite militia Hezbollah emerged supposedly to protect Lebanon from Israel. Having done that, it has now turned around and sold Lebanon to Syria and Iran.

    All of this is part of what Ehud Yaari, one of Israel’s best Middle East watchers, calls “Pax Iranica.” In his April 28 column in The Jerusalem Report, Mr. Yaari pointed out the web of influence that Iran has built around the Middle East — from the sway it has over Iraq’s prime minister, Nuri al-Maliki, to its ability to manipulate virtually all the Shiite militias in Iraq, to its building up of Hezbollah into a force — with 40,000 rockets — that can control Lebanon and threaten Israel should it think of striking Tehran, to its ability to strengthen Hamas in Gaza and block any U.S.-sponsored Israeli-Palestinian peace.

    “Simply put,” noted Mr. Yaari, “Tehran has created a situation in which anyone who wants to attack its atomic facilities will have to take into account that this will lead to bitter fighting” on the Lebanese, Palestinian, Iraqi and Persian Gulf fronts. That is a sophisticated strategy of deterrence.

    The Bush team, by contrast, in eight years has managed to put America in the unique position in the Middle East where it is “not liked, not feared and not respected,” writes Aaron David Miller, a former Mideast negotiator under both Republican and Democratic administrations, in his provocative new book on the peace process, titled “The Much Too Promised Land.”

    “We stumbled for eight years under Bill Clinton over how to make peace in the Middle East, and then we stumbled for eight years under George Bush over how to make war there,” said Mr. Miller, and the result is “an America that is trapped in a region which it cannot fix and it cannot abandon.”

    Look at the last few months, he said: President Bush went to the Middle East in January, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice went in February, Vice President Dick Cheney went in March, the secretary of state went again in April, and the president is there again this week. After all that, oil prices are as high as ever and peace prospects as low as ever. As Mr. Miller puts it, America right now “cannot defeat, co-opt or contain” any of the key players in the region.

    The big debate between Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton is over whether or not we should talk to Iran. Obama is in favor; Clinton has been against. Alas, the right question for the next president isn’t whether we talk or don’t talk. It’s whether we have leverage or don’t have leverage.

    When you have leverage, talk. When you don’t have leverage, get some — by creating economic, diplomatic or military incentives and pressures that the other side finds too tempting or frightening to ignore. That is where the Bush team has been so incompetent vis-à-vis Iran.

    The only weaker party is the Sunni Arab world, which is either so drunk on oil it thinks it can buy its way out of any Iranian challenge or is so divided it can’t make a fist to protect its own interests — or both.

    We’re not going to war with Iran, nor should we. But it is sad to see America and its Arab friends so weak they can’t prevent one of the last corners of decency, pluralism and openness in the Arab world from being snuffed out by Iran and Syria. The only thing that gives me succor is the knowledge that anyone who has ever tried to dominate Lebanon alone — Maronites, Palestinians, Syrians, Israelis — has triggered a backlash and failed.

    “Lebanon is not a place anyone can control without a consensus, without bringing everybody in,” said the Lebanese columnist Michael Young. “Lebanon has been a graveyard for people with grand projects.” In the Middle East, he added, your enemies always seem to “find a way of joining together and suddenly making things very difficult for you.”