PAX announced today that Sony, Nintendo, EA, and Microsoft will all be on-hand during the 2008 Penny Arcade Expo in Seattle from August 29th through 31st. Also in attendance will be the Ghostbuster’s ECTO-1 hearse, the PAX 10 indy games showcase, and Video Games Live!

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The organizers of the fifth annual Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) today announced key details of the upcoming gaming festival, to be held Aug. 29-31, 2008 at the Washington State Trade and Convention Center in Seattle.

This year’s exhibit floor will offer PAX attendees hands-on time with highly anticipated games and products from more exhibitors than ever, including Microsoft, Sony, Nintendo, EA, Activision and Ubisoft (see below for a complete exhibitor list). In addition to seeing a massive number of pre-release games on its show floor, attendees can expect a bevy of panels, the Omegathon gaming competition, tournaments, and more. First details of PAX 2008 programming include:

– The ECTO-1, of Ghostbusters fame, will be on display for all three days of PAX

– The PAX 10 independent games showcase, to thrill and delight you

– Two nights of music that will almost certainly change your life

‘We nearly doubled our exhibition hall and added another 80,000 square feet of content overall, so the show is going to be pretty amazing this year,’ says Penny Arcade’s Robert Khoo. ‘You should come. I think you would like it.’


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