I pretty much took a week off to visit PAX Prime 2015, and honestly, I think I had the best time of all. See this picture here? This is just some promotional material for something related to Magic The Gathering, and it looks like a monster is invading the Seattle Conference Center. It’s kitschy, but a sample of what PAX Prime 2015 is like.
I’ve already talked about the cosplay, and I didn’t say that every one of them was very friendly and everyone that I met at PAX Prime answered any question asked. Like I am experienced at MomoCon, much of the people that I met were geeky like me, and in some cases, even geekier. I want to make it very clear that I don’t use this term pejoratively.
For those who don’t know what PAX Prime 2015 is all about, I am told that it is a video game convention that isn’t done for the industry, but for the fans. This doesn’t mean that the industry wasn’t present.
Yes, Microsoft, Sony, and Nintendo were all there, and they tend to just have their latest games. There is a lot of noise coming from just about everyone.
And there are lines, lines for pretty much anything. I was press, so I got to cut ahead, provided I had an appointment.
In the back are some interesting Independent games, and a lot of these are actually quite good. I hope that these get picked up by some big company or just make a lot of money on their own.
Two floors up, there are more independent games, or I’m guessing that it must be cheaper to have booths there. Again, they are awesome as well, most of them.
All in all, I highly recommend going, and trying to adjust my schedule to accommodate for these.