Today while in line for The Last of Us demo I decided to entertain myself by being patient zero. By that I mean high fiving literally every single human being that I could. What started as a short way to make people laugh turned into HOURS of high fiving everyone in the convention center.
2 Hours of waiting in line flew by in a flash as cute girl, cosplaying guys, and the general nerdy populace slapped some skin. It was quite a lot of fun. But then it just went further. From the Sony booth the high fives extended out into the Sega booth, Nintendo, indie game areas, the 6th floor, both main halls on the 4th, and beyond. Escalators became runways for high fives and lines for the bathroom were prime targets for some perfect palm connections.
This actually got the attention of the video guys at Naughty Dog who interviewed me for their new game The Last of Us, which is really quite good. Before the demo and after we talked about the game and how good it looks. I won’t spoil it now, because it will be in some kind of video blog in the future. Thanks to those guys for hooking me up with a great t-shirt and poster.
Today we also played the multiplayer for God of War Ascension, which I originally had zero faith in. It’s actually pretty fun. The 4 on 4 battle was intense, fun to play and could be pretty addicting.
ACIII was interesting enough that it actually got my dad into console gaming for the first time since the Sega Genesis debuted Madden 95’. We pre-ordered it at the ubisoft booth for some t-shirts but sadly the orders were cancelled because Amazon was suspicious at the amount of orders.
That’s what happens when you have 10 IP addresses purchasing thousands of the same products over one day. I hope Ubisoft learns this lesson for next year. At least I got a few free shirts out of it. Just need to lose weight to fit them (tired of being a massive fatty fat fatty).
Over all PAX has been great. The Avicii show that was supposed to go down is packed with non-PAX/Minecraft fans, so I’m kind of glad I’m not there.