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Geoff Keighley & IMAX Are Partnering Up to Bring TGA & Summer Game Fest to Theaters

YukiOnna

Member
I just hope it's at a better time so I don't have to sprint next time. Hope they're able to expand the amount of theaters.
 

CamHostage

Member
what maniac would watch this in Imax?

I mean, if there were other people there and it was a show guaranteed to have big stuff, sure, that would have been a fun event!

Gamers on internet forums don't seem to like other gamers, but I've had great times at gamer events. Console launches lines, PAX, fan events, never been to an e-sports event but something like that or a fighting tourney, those in-person events are good for the value of this community. They're nerdy, they're sausage-fests, but they're rare experiences where humanity can share passion for gaming entertainment.

Also, games show surprisingly well on a big screen. Okay, maybe a big, big screen like IMAX is overkill, but on a projected screen instead of a TV or computer monitor, you can see the games in a bit of a different light, removed from how you usually see or play them.

Sure, this show may not have been worth the ticket price, but get out there, have some fun!
 
I went. They charged the full price of the IMAX matinee ticket. The swag was an orange drawstring bag that said Summer Game Fest and had a QR code for some SF6 something. Other pro bonos were 4 month free trial to Sirius XM, 1 month Showtime subscription, and a credit card offer with $200 cash. All of which you could’ve gained before going to the show and then gotten a refund sans the bag.

The theater was mostly empty as well. Maybe 20 people tops in a theater for easily fits 250+.

So yeah, it was a bust. Will likely never go to a SGF event again. PlayStation Experience, however…
 
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I mean, if there were other people there and it was a show guaranteed to have big stuff, sure, that would have been a fun event!

Gamers on internet forums don't seem to like other gamers, but I've had great times at gamer events. Console launches lines, PAX, fan events, never been to an e-sports event but something like that or a fighting tourney, those in-person events are good for the value of this community. They're nerdy, they're sausage-fests, but they're rare experiences where humanity can share passion for gaming entertainment.

Also, games show surprisingly well on a big screen. Okay, maybe a big, big screen like IMAX is overkill, but on a projected screen instead of a TV or computer monitor, you can see the games in a bit of a different light, removed from how you usually see or play them.

Sure, this show may not have been worth the ticket price, but get out there, have some fun!
Agreed with this post. It can be a fun experience. Think of the video below(especially around 1:45)

 

nush

Member
 
Pass. But I'll support him from a far. I use to hate Geoff back in the G4TV, 1UP.com days.... but Guess who's still here in gaming? It's Geoff. Still pushing gaming to a bigger audience. That counts for something.
 

Kagey K

Member
Pass. But I'll support him from a far. I use to hate Geoff back in the G4TV, 1UP.com days.... but Guess who's still here in gaming? It's Geoff. Still pushing gaming to a bigger audience. That counts for something.
I find it unfortunate that's he's the one that managed to stick around.

Should have been Victor Lucas instead.
 
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