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QuakeCon = Overrated

Friday, August 12th, 2011

Talk to most people who’ve gone to QuakeCon prior to 2010 and they’ll tell you it was one of the coolest conventions around Texas. Today? Not so much. With a bunch of new rules and regulations, and changes to the overall bundle, the splendor of QuakeCon is lost to most.

For years friends and colleagues have told me how great QuakeCon was, and that I should go. My reply? Not interested. But this year, for some reason, I decided to go. No, it wasn’t a bet.

What I saw when walking in was quite disappointing in contrast to the tales of epicness that surrounded talk of this convention in the past. A few gaming stations, some displays, and the Bawls energy drink vendor, that was about it. It was more intriguing to walk into the Hilton Anatole and see ancient Chinese relics and antiques.

Did I miss out? Was I all along denying the chance to see QuakeCon at its greatest? Of course, the nostalgia of Lan-parties, and memories of a once great game series known as Quake is still present. But by visit to QuakeCon 2011 was my first, and will surely be my last, in memory of this once “stated” great convention.

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