This past weekend, many people traveled down to the Lone Star State for the second annual PAX South in San Antonio. The event was host to massive booths, panels, events and developers, showcasing some of the great things to come in 2016 for videogames.
From the PAX Rising area to the giant screens, from jam spaces and arcades to tabletop freeplay sections, we took in all the sights and sounds of PAX South and brought them to you here, in discrete gallery form. Enjoy our picture tour of PAX South!
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The expo hall entrance, which was the main inlet to the massive show floor for all the weekend's attendees. Thousands streamed through under this arch every day to see new games and panels.
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The crowds line up at the Penny Arcade merch booth to get shirts, mugs and the almighty pins that would be a trading commodity for the next few days.
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Cosplayers were out in full force, including this portrayal of Sans from Undertale, who was one of the first in line for the day.
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Six Foot's Dreadnought had a massive booth. Players who visited multiple times throughout the convention got an invite to a special party on Saturday night, and got tokens they could trade in for shirts.
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Alienware had a "game truck" on site, which was basically a giant mobile game center filled with PCs and subwoofers. Maybe not the most practical vehicle, but certainly impressive.
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Virtual reality was on display at several booths, including AMD's, where they showcased the consumer version of the Rift. Players could experience titles like EVE Valkyrie and Edge of Nowhere on the official Oculus hardware.
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Attendees stream in through the expo hall entrance, illuminated by the many giant screens from nearby booths. Every morning, people were lined up hours early to be the first to get in and get in line for the more popular booths.
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A classic arcade room offered free play on a variety of machines, which made for a nice getaway from the loud expo hall floor. Attendees often escaped up here for a quick match on different arcade cabinets, like the pictured NBA Jam.
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The Diversity Lounge offered bean bags and respite from the crowds, while also spotlighting the different interest groups like Houston Gaymers and the Take This Organization.
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Crowds formed around every booth, especially the merch stores. The Valve Store, shown below the giant pink unicorn balloon, had a variety of merchandise from the company's popular games, including Dota 2 and Portal.