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The Penny Arcade Expo 2011 (PAX East '11) Experience

The Penny Arcade Expo 2011 (PAX East '11) Experience
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PAX East At The Boston Convention Center

For those who don't know, Penny Arcade is a long-running webcomic that focuses squarely on the gaming industry. From game-related hardware, like consoles, to the dirty happenings inside publishers, the comic is a staple for anyone who's serious in games, whether it be on the console or on the desktop.

The webcomic is written by Jerry Holkins and illustrated by Mike Krahulik. But besides doing their comics three times a week, both founders have been involved in the Child's Play foundation and PAX. When PAX initially started out, it was a major hub for large groups of people to gather for LAN parties. But these days, PAX is a major show that's quickly becoming the second E3.

We landed in Boston and proceeded to check out PAX East 2011. This is the second time PAX has come to Boston. And if you like games, you'll love PAX!

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    woshitudou , March 12, 2011 7:55 AM
    These slideshows are terrible. Can Toms use ajax or something so we dont have to scroll down 40 times to see 40 new pages.
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    woshitudou , March 12, 2011 7:55 AM
    These slideshows are terrible. Can Toms use ajax or something so we dont have to scroll down 40 times to see 40 new pages.
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    cangelini , March 12, 2011 10:04 AM
    woshitudouThese slideshows are terrible. Can Toms use ajax or something so we dont have to scroll down 40 times to see 40 new pages.


    *Sigh* We're working on it. I agree that the current format sucks to navigate through. I've been encouraging the idea of using a different format for more than a year now. There's an AJAX version coming that won't require refreshing the page AND still allow blowing up the images. I think you'll like it a lot better!
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    XD_dued , March 12, 2011 11:40 AM
    cangelini*Sigh* We're working on it. I agree that the current format sucks to navigate through. I've been encouraging the idea of using a different format for more than a year now. There's an AJAX version coming that won't require refreshing the page AND still allow blowing up the images. I think you'll like it a lot better!


    Thanks a lot! Keep up the good work. Tom's is my favorite tech site.
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    hardcore_gamer , March 12, 2011 12:21 PM
    Pls fix the comment rating system too
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    tenaciousleydead , March 12, 2011 3:54 PM
    did you intentionally misspell gabe as game on pic 3 so you could encourage more advertising??
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    alexapi32 , March 12, 2011 4:12 PM
    "Game"? Correct please.
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    cmcghee358 , March 12, 2011 6:00 PM
    I guess I'm the first to comment on the snipe at Alienware. Good job Toms. And you're right, we readers absolutely can build a better rig than Alienware and 400-1000 cheaper!
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    enzo matrix , March 12, 2011 8:18 PM
    woshitudouThese slideshows are terrible. Can Toms use ajax or something so we dont have to scroll down 40 times to see 40 new pages.

    I see this every time there are pictures. Go here:
    http://feedbacks.tomshardware.com/forums/14581-site-forum-ideas?lang=en&utm_campaign=Widgets&utm_content=tab-widget&utm_medium=Popin+Widget&utm_source=tomsdev.uservoice.com

    On another note: please fix the feedback forum! Every time I go on, my votes are listed for different ideas than before! Sometimes ones I have taken my votes away from!
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    cangelini , March 12, 2011 11:14 PM
    tenaciousleydeaddid you intentionally misspell gabe as game on pic 3 so you could encourage more advertising??


    I've already let the author know he fails at spelling :)  Kidding, Tuan, we know you're in a rush over there in Boston to check out the floor!
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    cangelini , March 12, 2011 11:14 PM
    Enzo MatrixI see this every time there are pictures. Go here:http://feedbacks.tomshardware.com/ [...] rvoice.comOn another note: please fix the feedback forum! Every time I go on, my votes are listed for different ideas than before! Sometimes ones I have taken my votes away from!


    Didn't realize there was anything wrong with the feedback forum! I'll let folks know!
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    11796pcs , March 13, 2011 3:58 AM
    Unless Toms starts making articles on how to build custom laptop rigs and not those rediculous ~$5000 things then I will still be interested in an Alienware laptop for gaming on the go. Though I do agree, you would have to be crazy to buy an Alienware desktop vs. building your own.
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    nisallik , March 14, 2011 1:47 PM
    Wow, didn't even stop by The Old Republic's booth? Looked pretty insane over there from the pictures I saw from other sites. I guess 8+ hour queue to play the game is a big distractor. ;p