PAX hates GB users? GB and Acquisitions Inc. Same Time Slot!

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#1 Edited by jArmAhead (354 posts) -

I'm gearing up for PAX Prime '14 and I'm absolutely gutted about (I feel like for the umpteenth time but maybe that's the distress talking) Giant Bomb and Acquisitions Inc. being at the same damn time. Especially because they are talking up Acquisitions Inc to be a very special one, and being at Ben. Hall sounds pretty amazing, and GB is a bit gimped without Vinny and I feel like the GB panels have been coming closer and closer to the wire every year (not in terms of quality, to be clear. Last year was stellar).

I doubt I could be torn away from GB, but man it sucks so hard that I can't go to both.

Snarky, self centered thread titles aside, are there any panels that are the same for you this year? How do you plan to cope with the devastation and anxiety of trying to make that decision?

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#2 Posted by PsychoPenguin (232 posts) -

Both will be videotaped so yeah, you'll miss the fun of being in the crowd but at least you get to go to one of them ;_;

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#3 Posted by Hailinel (25785 posts) -

Eh, not really. Everything that's a must do on my list doesn't really clash with anything else.

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#4 Posted by AMyggen (7738 posts) -

I love Vinny as much as the next guy, but he's never a big part of these panels. It's like 80% Jeff :)

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#5 Posted by ZolRoyce (1589 posts) -

That sucks but I'm going to assume you've made the right choice by going to the GB panel. I've never been in a position where I've been able to go to either but from the videos it seems like GB has more audience interaction, they've tossed shit into the crowed, they have the audience asking questions sometimes etc.
Whereas as cool as Acquisitions Inc. is the most I've seen out of one of those is "Green Flame!"

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#6 Posted by probablytuna (5008 posts) -

So who will be at the PAX panel? Everyone minus Vinny?

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#7 Posted by csl316 (14966 posts) -

What is Acquisitions Inc, and why is it acquiring Vinny from us?

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#8 Posted by ThunderSlash (2605 posts) -

@csl316: I don't think Vinny is going to PAX. Not sure what Acquisitions is.

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#9 Posted by Hailinel (25785 posts) -

@csl316 said:

What is Acquisitions Inc, and why is it acquiring Vinny from us?

Acquistions Inc. is a panel run by the Penny Arcade guys every year in which they play a D&D session live before the audience.

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#10 Posted by SethPhotopoulos (5777 posts) -

Is Vinny really not going or are you assuming he won't be there because he moved? Alex was on the Pax Prime panel last year. They have the ability to travel.

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#11 Edited by nophilip (685 posts) -

@sethphotopoulos: I think the assumption about Vinny not going is based on his family expecting another child very, very soon, rather than the fact that he moved.

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#12 Posted by SethPhotopoulos (5777 posts) -
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@sethphotopoulos: I think the assumption about Vinny not going is based on his family expecting another child very, very soon, rather than the fact that he moved.

I heard that they were expecting but I didn't think they were nearly that close. I thought they just found out or something.

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#13 Edited by nophilip (685 posts) -

@sethphotopoulos: Oh I didn't watch the stream but I thought I saw on the forums that it was in a couple of weeks. That and him going on vacation soon (according to Alex on the morning show). Could be wrong.

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#14 Posted by Hailinel (25785 posts) -

@nophilip said:

@sethphotopoulos: I think the assumption about Vinny not going is based on his family expecting another child very, very soon, rather than the fact that he moved.

I heard that they were expecting but I didn't think they were nearly that close. I thought they just found out or something.

From my understanding, the baby is due this week.

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#15 Posted by SethPhotopoulos (5777 posts) -

@hailinel: Whoa!

@nophilip said:

@sethphotopoulos: Oh I didn't watch the stream but I thought I saw on the forums that it was in a couple of weeks. That and him going on vacation soon (according to Alex on the morning show). Could be wrong.

I didn't watch the stream either and I only saw one comment on it so I didn't know.

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#16 Posted by jArmAhead (354 posts) -

Both will be videotaped so yeah, you'll miss the fun of being in the crowd but at least you get to go to one of them ;_;

True! Hard to be upset when it means spending several days at PAX!

@zolroyce said:

That sucks but I'm going to assume you've made the right choice by going to the GB panel. I've never been in a position where I've been able to go to either but from the videos it seems like GB has more audience interaction, they've tossed shit into the crowed, they have the audience asking questions sometimes etc.

Whereas as cool as Acquisitions Inc. is the most I've seen out of one of those is "Green Flame!"

I dunno, I've had a TON of fun going to Acquisitions in person. It really is different. There's a lot of energy and there's a decent amount of interaction. Plus it's always in the main theatre which means you get to hang out in a cool piece of Seattle while watching awesome shit happen. Both are awesome to be at in person.

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#17 Posted by KaneRobot (2776 posts) -

@hailinel said:

@csl316 said:

What is Acquisitions Inc, and why is it acquiring Vinny from us?

Acquistions Inc. is a panel run by the Penny Arcade guys every year in which they play a D&D session live before the audience.

..I fail to see why this would tempt people away from seeing the motherfucking Giant Bomb panel.

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#18 Posted by Fallen189 (5453 posts) -

@hailinel said:

@csl316 said:

What is Acquisitions Inc, and why is it acquiring Vinny from us?

Acquistions Inc. is a panel run by the Penny Arcade guys every year in which they play a D&D session live before the audience.

..I fail to see why this would tempt people away from seeing the motherfucking Giant Bomb panel.

Because it's outstanding

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#19 Posted by AlwaysBeClothing (1854 posts) -

I'm actually interested in both. Going to the GB panel but part of me also wants to see that DnD.

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