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Lesson 530 – PAX East, Gamers, and a Mom who Appreciates the Community

Yesterday, Easter morning, I spent it in Boston going to a gaming convention with two of my more geekier (but still adorable) sons. And I had a blast.

Spencer and Griffin had specifically come home from college to not only grab an Easter basket, but to go to PAX East. A three day celebration of all things-games. Each morning at 7 am, they and Marc left for Boston and didn’t return until well after 10 pm. If you are at all into games (Spencer has a gaming blog (which is an amazing story in itself), and Griffin wants to work in the gaming field) then this is the place for you. Beta games are rolled out, there are demos of just released games and tons of gaming “swag” (like buttons and codes for downloadable games or items for games.)

It is a gamer’s paradise.

Which is why I, who even stinks at Tetris, was very happy to hold down the fort in New Hampshire, while they all went. I mean, I like me a good game, but I tend to steer toward games like Apples to Apples, Farkle, and that old favorite board game: Masterpiece (Played it over and over and over and I credit it for some of my art education.)

Griffin with a chick *not* from our flock.

But then Griffin, who talked to Eka (Chandana Ekanayake – his Good Egg interview is here) of Uber Entertainment makers of the world’s best game: Monday Night Combat, told me that he was given two exhibitors passes by the Uber crew. Eka wanted to meet me (and truth was, I was also dying to meet him.) Continue reading

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Lesson 275 – Another Chickey Cantor MNC Uber Entertainment Update

We have another update on Chickey Cantor, our chicken named by Uber Entertainment in return for supplying two game passes to some of Griffin’s friends who had gotten into a car accident (if you haven’t read the story, you really should, it’s the kind of thing that will warm your heart).

Chickey Cantor

If you remember, they used a photo of our chicken in a Valentine’s day update to the Monday Night Combat game. For Griffin, who lives and breathes gaming, this had been an all time highlight in his life.

Screen shot from MNC video

Until what happened next.

This past weekend was PAXEast 2011 in Boston. For those not familiar PAXEast is a holy gathering of all things gaming related for people on the East Coast. Now don’t get me wrong, I enjoy myself a good game now and then, a Christmas gift of the game MASTERPIECE when I was a kid was one of my most treasured possessions, but the people who were at this exposition are into games – obsessively and totally into games. They can’t help it, for them it’s not just a lifestyle choice, they were born this way. Continue reading

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