Games Journalism Hunger Games

#1 Posted by archimedes83 (28 posts) -

As Jeff and Dan as our tributes, the other sites should not hold out any hope of victory.

http://www.gamespot.com/videos/games-journalism-hunger-games-pax-trailer/2300-6421003/

#2 Edited by Blackout62 (1343 posts) -

Are Jeff and Dan going to have to pretend to be in love to subvert the rules of the games and allow both of them to survive only for Dan to reveal halfway through that he really loves Jeff and then they have to threaten to poison each other unless they both win?

#3 Posted by Marokai (2981 posts) -

May the odds be ever in their favor.

#4 Posted by Hailinel (24848 posts) -

I honestly have no idea what this panel is supposed to be.

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#5 Posted by Make_Me_Mad (3101 posts) -

Every year the Game Journalist* clique gets a little weirder. At this point they could probably all operate out of the same building with little to no change.

*Not guaranteed to actually be journalists

#6 Edited by ll_Exile_ll (1709 posts) -

@hailinel said:

I honestly have no idea what this panel is supposed to be.

It's a tournament between these websites in couch multiplayer games. Each site has a two man team.

#7 Edited by cooljammer00 (1754 posts) -

If Dan were running the show, he'd have referred to it as some sort of Tag Team Tournament.

#8 Posted by tourgen (4503 posts) -

seems like a fun idea for an event

I think Jeff and Dan should do pretty well.

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#9 Edited by CorruptedEvil (3405 posts) -
@cooljammer00 said:

If Dan were running the show, he'd have referred to it as some sort of Tag Team Tournament.

A Tekken Tag Tournament?

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#10 Posted by Hailinel (24848 posts) -

@ll_exile_ll: That's disappointing. It seems like a waste of panel time to devote more than one slot to industry insiders playing games against each other. (See also: PAX Rumble)

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#11 Posted by Korwin (2866 posts) -

Are Jeff and Dan going to have to pretend to be in love to subvert the rules of the games and allow both of them to survive only for Dan to reveal halfway through that he really loves Jeff and then they have to threaten to poison each other unless they both win?

This is the worst slash fiction I've ever seen.

#12 Posted by JJRage (61 posts) -

What game is that with the red dude fighting the blue dude?

#13 Edited by Animasta (14692 posts) -

@hailinel said:

@ll_exile_ll: That's disappointing. It seems like a waste of panel time to devote more than one slot to industry insiders playing games against each other. (See also: PAX Rumble)

There's a lot of wasted panel time in any given PAX though?

#14 Posted by csl316 (8693 posts) -

I'm rooting for awesome Mary because Dan is the WORST winner.

We'll have to hear about it for years!

#15 Edited by Manhattan_Project (2156 posts) -
#16 Posted by Animasta (14692 posts) -
@csl316 said:

I'm rooting for awesome Mary because Dan is the WORST winner.

We'll have to hear about it for years!

Mary is the hero we deserve and need.

#17 Posted by JJRage (61 posts) -

@manhattan_project:

Thank you! I missed a lot of UPFs earlier this year.. I guess it's time to start catching up.

#18 Edited by OldGuy (1557 posts) -

Hrmmm... I did a cursory search and don't seem to find a stream or archive or whatever documenting the supposed ineptitude of the Irishman (hi @dannyodwyer) who (after an entire life of following the World Cup) ought to know how double elimination works...

Please make me look stupid and point me at a replay of the Hunger Games that I missed because I need to eat and have a place to sleep...

#19 Posted by ll_Exile_ll (1709 posts) -

@oldguy said:

Hrmmm... I did a cursory search and don't seem to find a stream or archive or whatever documenting the supposed ineptitude of the Irishman (hi @dannyodwyer) who (after an entire life of following the World Cup) ought to know how double elimination works...

Please make me look stupid and point me at a replay of the Hunger Games that I missed because I need to eat and have a place to sleep...

Danny mentioned during his Half Life stream that the archive will go up on Gamespot monday or tuesday.

#20 Posted by OldGuy (1557 posts) -

@oldguy said:

Hrmmm... I did a cursory search and don't seem to find a stream or archive or whatever documenting the supposed ineptitude of the Irishman (hi @dannyodwyer) who (after an entire life of following the World Cup) ought to know how double elimination works...

Please make me look stupid and point me at a replay of the Hunger Games that I missed because I need to eat and have a place to sleep...

Danny mentioned during his Half Life stream that the archive will go up on Gamespot monday or tuesday.

Woo! Thank you... I must have missed that -- as I've only seen about 10-15 hours of that stream... :-)

#21 Posted by amp_1986 (82 posts) -

I believe IGN/ Greg Miler won.

#22 Edited by GorillaMoPena (2147 posts) -

:(

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#23 Posted by wonderva (79 posts) -

Gosh darnit. Wanted to see how Jeff and Dan did even though I know Dan lost in Towerfall...but they only lost once!

#24 Posted by Splodge (1620 posts) -

Awww... :( I know pax is not really supposed to be a big conference like E3, and it is more a good time for the folk that usually work through those things, but I think it would behoove the organisers next year to have a proper streaming set up available so those who don't attend can see the events. Its 2014 folks. Every nerd and his mother can stream from their phones. And if you are capable of running a 24 hour gauntlet bonanza that could only ever be greeted with utter indifference, you might as well give the folks at home something fun to watch.

#25 Posted by GorillaMoPena (2147 posts) -

@splodge: I think it is more about internet capabilities in the rooms of some of these convention centers.

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#26 Posted by CornBREDX (5306 posts) -

@splodge said:

Awww... :( I know pax is not really supposed to be a big conference like E3, and it is more a good time for the folk that usually work through those things, but I think it would behoove the organisers next year to have a proper streaming set up available so those who don't attend can see the events. Its 2014 folks. Every nerd and his mother can stream from their phones. And if you are capable of running a 24 hour gauntlet bonanza that could only ever be greeted with utter indifference, you might as well give the folks at home something fun to watch.

There is. They have a couple of Twitch pages. However, not all of the rooms or whatever have internet access. That's why not all of the panels have a stream.

#27 Edited by liako21 (522 posts) -

Damn, so this might be lost forever?

#28 Posted by ossuary (26 posts) -

Surely someone must have been filming this? Stupid conventions and their stupid not enough internet. :p

#29 Posted by Arrested_Developer (720 posts) -

Damn, was counting on this on holding me over till they posted the GB pax panel. MEIN LEBEN!!

#30 Posted by Hailinel (24848 posts) -

@splodge: I think it is more about internet capabilities in the rooms of some of these convention centers.

It's not necessarily the fault of the convention center. This panel was held in the Sheraton hotel, which housed multiple theaters this year. It's generally convenient as a theater location because its theater spaces are much larger than those available in the convention center itself and it's right down the street from the WSCC, but it unfortunately has its limitations.

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#31 Posted by Corvak (1080 posts) -

It still feels odd that PAX seems to call every tiny ass panel room a 'theater' xD

The only reason it kinda irks me that they don't have streams, is that you have to win the damn lottery to get a badge at this point, or take off work to camp the website.

#32 Posted by Splodge (1620 posts) -

@hailinel said:

@gorillamopena said:

@splodge: I think it is more about internet capabilities in the rooms of some of these convention centers.

It's not necessarily the fault of the convention center. This panel was held in the Sheraton hotel, which housed multiple theaters this year. It's generally convenient as a theater location because its theater spaces are much larger than those available in the convention center itself and it's right down the street from the WSCC, but it unfortunately has its limitations.

You know what it is? I am jealous. There's no way I can attend PAX but it seems like the most god damned fun ever. I just want to see everything that happens there.

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