I went to PAX East on Saturday.
It was amazing. Quite overwhelming with all the people, I think I missed most of it, but still awesome. So awesome it was blinding. Found out I missed exclusive LoL champion skins there while on reddit the other day. Damn it. D:
The lines were nuts to get in. Mindcrack (Sethbling etc.) were there, but I didn't get a chance to meet them. Bethesda had a booth where they were letting people try Wolfenstein, and selling Fallout stuff. Got a free Wolfenstein 'sack' (I have no idea what to call it).
Oculus was there too, but the line was long so I didn't try the Crystal Cove version. There was also this walk-in sphere that you could put on a VR headset and walk around in a virtual world like you were in it.
There were a lot of cosplayers too, I'm didn't do one, I should have been Engi. There was an AMAZING female Heavy cosplay. And a medic. And many spies.
One of the highlights of it for me was meeting Gaijin Games (makers of Bit.Trip) and getting a signed copy of BIT.TRIP Complete. (You may have already seen that, I submitted it as a deviation last night.) I WAS SO EXCITED, I HAD THIS STUPID GRIN ON MY FACE FOR LIKE AN HOUR. I was disappointed that I was barely able to talk to them though, but it was too loud in there. I got to try their new games Woah Dave! and Destructoid though, I'm pretty hyped for Woah Dave!, it's amazing. They're getting to be one of my favourite game devs. Desctructoid is sort of 'reverse Missle Command', where you shoot missles at planets, and try to chain their explosions to wipe out every planet in the nearby star systems. Seems like it could be addictive.
I missed the TF2 tournament, because apparently we had to pre-register, and it said nothing about that on the website.
And the Minecraft tournament? Complete disaster. Imbeciles were running it. I've seen 10 year olds run a server better, let me just say. It was torture for me to watch. I just up and left when they decided they were replacing the tournament with a 'Minecraft scavenger hunt' because their adventure map failed due to their incompetence and lack of understand of WorldGuard and /gamemode 2. Good grief.
After that I left because my ass hurt from walking around all day. Next year I'll get more out if because I'll know where everything is. I want to cosplay and get a three day pass. Anyone want to go with me? :3