pax prime: geeking out over video games

pax prime 2015 saturday and sunday badges

Late in August, Seattle was home to the Pax Prime convention and I was one of the lucky few who was able to pick up badges within minutes of them going on sale. If I haven’t said it before, I love video games. I definitely do not play as much as I used to when I was a kid, but I love seeing what is new out there.

I did not take as many pictures as I hoped to…it was quite crowded and I really wanted to make sure I was in line for things that I wanted to do. It was actually quite cool to try out some new tech items as well – including the new Logitech Artemis Spectrum headset and the Corsair Strafe mechanical keyboard. If I didn’t just get a new headset for my birthday, I would have picked up this one because it sounded and looked so good. I did nearly pick up the keyboard, but since my current keyboard is still pretty new, I couldn’t really justify the purchase.

lego dimensions doctor who and portal

The standout game for me had to be Lego Dimensions, which combines two things I love: Legos and video games. I know there is already the whole series of different Lego games, but this one has…Doctor Who! I was SO pumped to get to play the demo, and I definitely will be picking up this one. I love that you also get to build a mini Lego set with it and it’s interactive. It’s fun for kids and adults (at least I had fun). Other games I’m excited for: Fallout 4 (though I did not get to play the demo) and trying everything under the sun by Behemoth. I am a sucker for cute games, so when I saw their booth, I nearly cried tears of happiness.

pax prime behemoth statues

I also picked up some goodies, including the special edition Loot Crate – a subscription box for geeks. Also got some Pax branded goodies, a ton of lanyards, and some Magic cards…don’t know what I’ll do with those, but they are special edition.

If you have never gone to a convention before, it’s a fun and crazy thing – you get to see a bunch of new things, but you will be standing in lines for ages. If you want to see any panels, you do need to get there well in advance in order to get a seat. I always seemed to get there just too late, but I wasn’t really there for the panels. I really wanted to see what new games and tech was coming out, so I wanted to spend more time on the convention floor. Also, bring snacks! I made that mistake and basically everything in the center was packed. You’ll be on your feet most of the day, so something that provides you a bit of energy would be the best.

Did you attend Pax or any other convention? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below!

’til next time, xo!

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