One of my favorite moments at PAX East last year was opening a sealed copy of Sonic R for Sega Saturn.
The 2nd annual PAX East will be starting tomorrow. While I am one of the few people from the site who will not be attending this year, I thought I would share with you one of my cherished memories from last year's convention.
At PAX East, they had a classic consoles room where people could play retro games on a wide variety of systems. There was Genesis, NES, SNES, Saturn, Atari 2600, and many more systems available to play. To borrow a specific game, you would choose from a long list and then be handed a copy of the title you desired by some of the friendly staff they had there. I decided to borrow a copy of Sonic R for Sega Saturn. Amazingly, the copy they handed me was still sealed and the people there insisted I open it and play it. Here is the unboxing video that my friend Greg filmed.
The classic console room will be back this year so I highly recommend visiting it if you are attending this weekend. The copy of Sonic R that I opened was donated for use at PAX East by Digital Press, which is a cool website and video game retailer in New Jersey. And don't forget the RFN panel on Saturday because that should be a lot of fun.