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Expo Expo: E For All Struggles... Also, Fast Cars!

October is too late to hold a big expo. Also, 2009 is too late to release what looks like an awesome movie about cars, jacking, and carjacking.

I was going to write something about how October's E For All Expo has apparently been unable to find many decent exhibitors, but had a bit of a change of heart on the issue. While I think October is way, way, way too late in the year to run any kind of meaningful public event, I do think there needs to be more stuff like this. It'd be great if we got into a groove where there was always some neat upcoming event in some part of the country where people could go to get their hands on unreleased games.

Maybe that something will go on to be PAX, which seems to be expanding. Or maybe E for All will rebound and kick out all the non-essential junk that no one should ever have to pay to see. Seriously, could you imagine paying for a ticket to E For All, getting in there, and seeing a bunch of EA and Microsoft games that are probably already out? And then, when you get tired of seeing games you've already played, you start walking around and run smack-dab into the FATAL1TY booth, where they don't give away T-shirts because they don't wear them.

At least B-Mitch has the decency to rock an American flag tie when he's being a professional player.

There I go, being all negative. Speaking of upcoming expo-type stuff, don't forget that the Penny Arcade Expo is this weekend, and we've got our own panel going down on Saturday at 5:30 in the Walrus Theatre. We'll also be around, checking out games and some of the other panels, so be sure to say hello if you see us!

But definitely don't miss the panel. Questions will be answered! Questions like:

What the hell is Rich Gallup doing with himself?

How did this Giant Bomb site come to be, anyway?

Has Alex Navarro started a new band yet?

Will the organizers of PAX allow this man to consume alcohol in the middle of a panel discussion?

It will be a fast and furious discussion, so don't miss it! Oh, hey, speaking of which, here, this trailer was released with last weekend's batch of movies. You're welcome. Head over here for larger sizes.

  

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Posted by Jeff
I was going to write something about how October's E For All Expo has apparently been unable to find many decent exhibitors, but had a bit of a change of heart on the issue. While I think October is way, way, way too late in the year to run any kind of meaningful public event, I do think there needs to be more stuff like this. It'd be great if we got into a groove where there was always some neat upcoming event in some part of the country where people could go to get their hands on unreleased games.

Maybe that something will go on to be PAX, which seems to be expanding. Or maybe E for All will rebound and kick out all the non-essential junk that no one should ever have to pay to see. Seriously, could you imagine paying for a ticket to E For All, getting in there, and seeing a bunch of EA and Microsoft games that are probably already out? And then, when you get tired of seeing games you've already played, you start walking around and run smack-dab into the FATAL1TY booth, where they don't give away T-shirts because they don't wear them.

At least B-Mitch has the decency to rock an American flag tie when he's being a professional player.

There I go, being all negative. Speaking of upcoming expo-type stuff, don't forget that the Penny Arcade Expo is this weekend, and we've got our own panel going down on Saturday at 5:30 in the Walrus Theatre. We'll also be around, checking out games and some of the other panels, so be sure to say hello if you see us!

But definitely don't miss the panel. Questions will be answered! Questions like:

What the hell is Rich Gallup doing with himself?

How did this Giant Bomb site come to be, anyway?

Has Alex Navarro started a new band yet?

Will the organizers of PAX allow this man to consume alcohol in the middle of a panel discussion?

It will be a fast and furious discussion, so don't miss it! Oh, hey, speaking of which, here, this trailer was released with last weekend's batch of movies. You're welcome. Head over here for larger sizes.

  

Posted by TimeWaffle

i can't wait till Saturday it's going to kick ass

Posted by zoozilla

Wow, that trailer was awesome.  I like the realistic approach they're taking; it really enhances the visceral thrill of exploding things.  I guess the story has to do with the aftermath of the trailer explosion and how it affects the lives of those involved.

Posted by bucky
Posted by LCad

"Mia:The Chicken Fryer" - Vin Diesel, The Fast and the Furious, 2001

Posted by Power_and_Glory

Will this panel be recorded and put up on GiantBomb?

Posted by ThePelinal
"Will this panel be recorded and put up on GiantBomb?"

I really, really hope it is.  It will be epic.
Posted by Bastion_buddy

Realistic approach? Haha, that was funny!

Posted by gamerpigeon

U GUYS BETTER FILM THE PANEL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 IT WONT DO YOU NO HARM AND WILL MAKE THOUSANDS OF FANS HAPPY

Posted by Claude

I lost my ticket, I guess I'll miss it, unless you film it.

Posted by TomA

I'll be at PAX kickin it with The Guild,also can't wait to see Jeff and friends,also Fast and Furious looks rad!Why does Paul Walker smash Vin Diesel through a window WTF i thought they were freinds.

Posted by MOLE

I wish I could be there

I technicly could, but the cost is too great for me.  I would rather just go on the inernet and get coverage that way

I'm talking about PAX no E for All

Posted by CurtisManCannon

That trailer"s worth about, hmmmmmmm, FIVE GRAND!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Tarsier

Oh how I hate michelle Rodriguez.

Posted by logson

Not to completely disregard everything video game related about this article...

BUT I HAVE BEEN RIDICULOUSLY EXCITED FOR THIS MOVIE FOR THE LAST MONTH. Everything on the IMDB page for it points towards complete cinematic PERFECTION: writers, producers, directors, actors, THE NAME. If I can only hold off dying in a freak gas train heist accident for the next year, see this movie, then die in a freak gas train heist accident, then my life would be complete.

Posted by Nidzumi

This site has been in need of some Does it Offend You, Yeah?

Never thought it would come in the form of a Fast and Furious Trailer though.

Posted by IronScimitar

Fast n Furious X-2

wat

Posted by Spencer

This must be recorded.

Posted by Paul

I am a COP!

Posted by Paradigmer

The movie looks surprisingly awesome!  I too suggest the PAX Panel needs to have video coverage.

Posted by albedos_shadow

Oh my god, Michelle Rodriguez? Really? I hate her so much.

Posted by wefwefasdf

That vid was sick.

Posted by RenegadeSaint

You have an unhealthy obsession with The Fast and the Furious, Jeff.

Posted by ThomasP

Panels are fun.

Rich in the house.

Posted by AllanIceman

Ya, that would be a great feature if you guys posted the entire panel.  I for one would love to see the old gang again.

Posted by Hangid

OMG! OMG! OMG! What of Rich Gallup quits his old job and joins GiantBomb! :D

Posted by chililili

Please film the panel, as a foreigner there is absolutely no way for me to go to these conventions but I still would love to hear what you say.

BTW great trailer!

Posted by ferrarimanf355

Great googly moogly, Jeff, you like The Fast and the Furious, too? I love it, too. It's great to see Dom and that other guy back.

Posted by SM2099

Can I see this panel via stream or will you record it or something or maybe just hook up the Justin.tv to your laptops and let ir rip? I would really not like to miss this panel or the other ones for that fact.

Posted by Vinchenzo

Fast and Furious! Tokyo Drift was mostly excellent because of the Asian chicks, though.

Posted by Milkman

It's awesome how all the comments are either about PAX or the Fast and the Furious trailer. I think that speaks for how many people are actually interested in E for All this year, not named FATAL1TY.

Posted by Scooper

Are you guys putting PAX video on the site? Because I'd really like to see the panal but don't really know where to go to see video. Please PM it to me 'cause I can't sift through these comments.

Posted by Kevin

OMG! Paul Walker and Vin Diesel return?!?! Awesome!!!

On a side note, PLEASE record the event.

Posted by Super_King

Please film it for all your international fans

Posted by MrGarcia

Please Please record it and post it later. Please!
For us that live outside the U.S. it is impossible to attend such a great event...

Posted by deadly_polo

can someone record the panel for us in Europe to watch/listen to

Posted by Bouke

Nice trailer, i can totally see why your excited to see the movie jeff! Looks like another great movie in the franchise! Btw Jordana Brewster is hot!

Posted by Computerplayer1

If this panel is not done with video I will cry a river of tears.

Posted by Endogene

please record this for us living on the other side of the world

Posted by Aas

If they would only include Razor Callahan...

Posted by Ender

Oh Lord... What would we do without this 'Fast and the Furious" movie?

p.s. Video of panel, please?

Posted by Artemis_D

...that trailer changed my life.

And of course they'll film the panel.  They have to ... why wouldn't they?  You can't just tease people on the Internet like that. 

"OH MY GOD, WE'RE DOING THIS REALLY AWESOME THING THAT COULD POSSIBLY BE THE GREATEST THING IN THE WORLD EVER AND YOU CANNOT MISS! YOU HAVE TO SEE IT! MISSING IT COULD MEAN THE END OF LIFE AS WE KNOW IT...!

...and we probably won't film."

How fucked up would that be?  Very fucked up, that's how.  If they do not film me, GiantBomb has failed me, as a website.

...Oh I'll still hang around the site, but I'll be very unhappy about it.

Posted by Boiglenoight

Awesome that there's going to be a Giant Bomb panel @ PAX!

Posted by ferrarimanf355

Oh, yeah, if you haven't played Fast and the Furious Drift in arcades, please do so now. It's a freaking awesome game. :-)

(This site needs smileys...)

Posted by TheWorstPlayerEver

can't wait for the new Fast and Furious. I loved Tokyo Drift and this one looks a lot like the first one which isn't a bad thing. At least it doesn't take place in Miami with ludacris and tyrese

Posted by GaspoweR

I was kinda expecting that the movie was gonna be called The Wheelman...

Posted by PLWolf

W00t!! Fast and Furious the way it should be. Of course there's no way I'll be seeing it before it's out on Blu-ray, but still. Vin's movie releasing this week looks interesting, but again, Blu-Ray. 2yr old + pregnant wife = No Movies in the Movie Theater. lol

Posted by selbie

E for OH SHIT!!

Posted by TheLawnWrangler

ehh either way, im goin to e4all cause i live in socal and it'll be the closest thing to a vg convention ill go to (cause is is one lol). Hell i went last year and enjoyed myself, hopefully this year will be better

Posted by FatMikeKingOfPunk

Pleeeeeeeeeease...FILM THE PANEL!!!!!