Before yesterday’s announcement of the new E3, many considered Penny Arcade Expo to be “the new E3.” So, now that the industry’s best-known conference has popped a few pills and stormed out of the ICU, is PAX feeling the heat? Nope. Not even a bit.
"I ... can't imagine it stealing any of our thunder," Penny Arcade co-creator Mike “Gabe” Krahulik told Edge. "We have a ridiculous amount of thunder and honestly if they were to steal some of it we probably wouldn't even notice.
"I don't see it having any effect on PAX, no. E3 has always been and looks like it will continue to be about the industry. PAX is about the community around games as much as it's about the games themselves."
However, competition or not, Krahulik offered a few fighting words for the E3 and the ESA.
"I assume what they want is publicity for their games and a chance to get the word out about what they're working on. I just think they're coming at it from the wrong angle."
Power to the people. Click through the link for the full interview.