PAX East 11: Omegathon Recap

By Danl Haas

March 19, 2011

I’m still in the process of unpacking all my memories of this year’s PAX East, but already among my favorites is the Omegathon. You may remember the other week when I discussed my personal involvement with this year’s tournament, and while Team Ruckus didn’t quite take home first prize, I’m happy to report that we had a good showing and it was a total blast having the opportunity to compete.

I could tell you some of the specifics of the rounds I personally witnessed, but fortunately, I can do you one better: The entire experience was documented by the very talented film crew at the Frag Dolls, and was cut together to a very succinct little video that you can find after the jump. All the glory, all the heartbreak, all the videogames. It’s all there, so give it a watch. Unfortunately the clips of the Team Ruckus All-Star Cheer Squad didn’t quite make the cut, but believe me when I say we were out in force.

Oh, and in case you were wondering, the final round (pictured above) ended up being the classic shmup, Ikaruga. How crazy is that? I was honestly not expecting something so… electronic. Still, though, it was a great competition, and I can’t wait to see what happens next year!

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Danl Haas

Danl is a home-grown Minnesotan gamer, artist, and programmer. He loves rhythm games, RTS, and platformers. He loves building computers, too. His favorite games include Phoenix Wright, Dance Dance Revolution, and Katamari Damacy.

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