PAX Prime 2013 Pictures

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methuselah

Picture 10
I can't believe EA/PopCap had the Cajones to setup a booth advertising PvZ2 after screwing both Android and PC users out of the game!

Just another example of what happens when EA gets their hands on a good gaming company. Man, EA is like a freaking plague.

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Nimrod

I haVE PLAYED THRU A FEW ea games on the PC in the past yaer. Yet some how i didnt pay for any of them. Yes, fk EA

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MaximumMike

I do something worse than stealing EA's games. I refuse to acknowledge they exist.

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DDRDiesel

Picture 8: The one in the middle is not From Borderlands, it's Neon Strike Vi from League of Legends

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vrmlbasic

For pic 20, that looks like 2 Borderlands cosplayers as the one on the right looks like an alternate-color Mad Moxxi.

From these pictures, that con looks empty.

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Laserwulf

Oh, that I wish the con was "empty". I was there Fri-Sun, and in most of the exhibition hall areas you could only shuffle, it was so packed. Even after arriving shortly after 10:00 am on Sunday (when the hall opens), I still had to wait over an hour in line to play SR4 for ten minutes, in order to earn a t-shirt; not my proudest gaming moment. Much as I wanted to see MC Frontalot and the Doubleclicks perform on one of the evenings, the sheer amount of people was so overwhelming that I had to escape home for some peace & quiet (and play my copy of SR4).

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TomArnold

Only sometimes were there gaps in the show floor. What really helped compared to a couple years ago when I went was the addition of the Paramount Theater across the street and additional exhibition hall space on the sixth floor.

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froggz

Picture three is Plate mail armor, not chain mail.

And for the love of Godus somebody please shoot me for knowing that.

My wife is right, I am a nerd!

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jzsn

It is a chain mail underneath the plate mail. And it is very easy to have real-looking plate mail, but is rather pretty impressive for a chain mail. (Only the nobility could afford chain mail) That's exactly what maxpc is complementing on.

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MaximumMike

Maybe I'm a nerd too, but the difference between plate mail and chain mail seems self explanatory. Not sure how Max PC goofed on that one.

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bfree380

That isn't technically plate armor. It's more of a cross between the two. They may have been commenting on the actual chain-mail. Who knows?

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Hey.That_Dude

It's not a cross. Plate maille was worn over chain maille. The plate provided large smooth surfaces to have swords and other things slide off of it. It was also really good at blocking piercing attacks. HOWEVER, what it's not good at is flexibility. You'll notice his chain maille is in all the places where the body would move (joints) and places where there was nothing to really strap down any plate armor (sides).
Not only am I a nerd but I make chain maille from time to time.

BTW, Maille is my preferred way of spelling it so that you don't get it confused with email, snail mail, etc. That form has fallen out of fashion. Just so you know that I'm spelling it correctly.

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Cy-Kill

It's not a cross, because they did wear chain mail under armour.

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The Mac

for more nerdyness:

It was fairly common for nobles to wear chain shirts under plate armor, as chain is great for stopping swords, not so much for arrows.

Plate stops arrows, but it has a lot of vulnerable spots where the plate overlaps for a sword or axe to get through plus its outrageously heavy and the chain shirt would allow you to make it thinner.

Technically, i would call that armor in the pic "plate and mail armor"

btw: i wonder if the blond in the 1st pic knows she has a big zit in her cleavage...

lol

rats, as i was writing this someone above posted the same thing.

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Hey.That_Dude

Not entirely true. Chain maille can almost never stop a piercing attack (think stilleto). Yes it sucked against arrows but it also didn't do well against knives or sword thrusts. Plate was great at blocking just about everything but it just wasn't flexible enough. Thus, Compromise.

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Cy-Kill

So, what were the specs for NCIX's PC..?!

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TomArnold

The Turbine PAX edition PC features an Intel Core i7 4770K, two ASUS GeForce GTX 770s and 16GB of Corsair Dominator Platinum DDR3. The complete parts list is on this page:
http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=88981&vpn=NCIXPC-Turbine-PAX&manufacture=NCIXPC&promoid=1008