I'm Bryant and on my left is my nemesis, Ahmed. We were tasked with the quest to cover PAX Prime, the biggest gaming convention in America. My subquest was to Snapchat the weekend.
We arrived at the Washington State Convention Center around 8 a.m. Ahmed spilled coffee on himself during the cab ride over, so I already knew we were going to have a blast.
We had quite a journey finding the media entrance after getting lost within the convention center due to bad directions given by one of the PAX Enforcers. I made sure to give him my best side-eye when we passed him on our way back.
Look at this happiness. Ahmed beelined for the Street Fighter V booth as soon as we were let into the expo hall. His boner for Ryu led him to write a post on how he was sexually awakened by a video game character.
Now look at this sadness. After walking around the floor, we decided to check out Gunsport, which is a lot like volleyball, but with...guns. It was a pretty close game, but there could be only one winner. In this case, it was me.
When I saw this Pikachu display in the air, my happiness meter broke. Ahmed tried to take a couple of pictures of me with it, but apparently not everyone can adequately use a camera.
I spent roughly 20 minutes posing next to Pikachu. Passersby were low-key judging me, but I'm the real winner here. I sacrificed line-free video game demonstrations for this picture.
I play Borderlands with my cousins, so seeing Gearbox Software's Battleborn on display made me wish my family was with me. Not Ahmed.
Aside from the poor lighting and a faulty tripod, Ahmed and I had a fun time interviewing Saturday Night Live's Taran Killam, who was there to enjoy PAX and was all about having fun. Check out our interview about classic video games here.
There were a lot of sick art and costume displays throughout the floor. We were even so lucky to get fashion advice from this guy.
Who's still tryna cop Yeezys? Send me a size 10.