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Three Moves Ahead Episode 58: Phoning it In About Pax

April 1st, 2010 by Troy Goodfellow · 2 Comments · PAX, Podcast, Three Moves Ahead


With the post con exhaustion, panelists running around like crazy and Julian Murdoch fighting some sort of bug, it’s sort of a wonder we got a show together at all this week. Rob, Julian and I talk about why we loved PAX East. What makes a fan con different from a trade show? Is Microsoft Surface the future of board games? What strategy game was my surprise of the show? Probably one of our shortest and slowest shows, but we promise a stronger one next week.

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My thoughts on PAX East
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2 Comments so far ↓

  • Joseph Crook

    Great episode guys! Kudos to you Troy for hosting my favorite podcast, with my favorite games journalists as the panel, all forming together like Voltron to make the best strategy podcast on the web hands down. Enough of my shameless pandering, on to my thoughts.
    The “Microsoft Surface” sounds very interesting. “Religious Experience” eh? Sign me up. That is exactly what I’ve dreamed of since my teenage years when I started rpg gaming and wargaming. As it became harder and harder to find opponents in axis and allies or friends to quest in D&D with, I turned to online pc gaming for my fix. Now it seems like my beloved hobbies are finally coming full circle, as the physical interaction from the old pen&paper games and board games I so enjoyed in my youth can be implemented with this sort of tech. Hopefully it won’t take another decade for this hardware to be financially feasible for average consumers. (Crossing Fingers)
    On a side note, I have been playing the R.U.S.E. beta lately, and I must say that I am very excited about this one. When I first loaded it up, I expected to be disappointed, as per usual, but oh no, not this time buddy. I HIGHLY recommend this one. There is only a few days left in the beta, so it would behoove those who have even a remote interest in strategy games to sign up and check it out while its still open, though I’m sure they will run another open beta before the June release of the game.
    Once again, thanks for another great episode, and keep up the good work guys.

  • eznark

    Julian’s panel with Jeff Green et all is now up over at ea.com