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Acording to Wikepedia and the Urban dictionary  Itasha, literally "painmobile", is a Japanese term for an otaku fad of individuals decorating the bodies of their cars with characters of anime, manga, or video games (especially bishōjo game or eroge). These characters are predominantly "cute" female. The decorations usually involve paint schemes and stickers. Automobiles are called Itasha, while similar motorcycles and bicycles are called itansha and itachari, respectively.


@jonchinn ran the Anime Car show at @Animenext con as a department head and he did an amazing job. Here is a few pics of the cars and the ig tags of the driver. Everyone on the list is deserving of a follow!!!

PAX EAST is one of the largest gaming conventions in the United States over 100,000 people take over Boston and I was happy as hell to be among them. I’m going to tell you a few remarkable things about the expo that you may or may not know 
 Inside the convention, you will find the smell of competition in the air. There are several tournaments happening with big money and bragging rights on the line. Titles such Madden for the football field, League of Legends for the Hardcore members of the PC MASTER RACE, Rocket league For the soccer fan but not that serious of a soccer fan. Of course, there’s always room for Overwatch. For those who laugh at the idea of Esports being taken seriously should know that Esports as a whole is now a Billion Dollar industry even Fortnite holds a tournament later this year for 100 million dollars and places like PAX EAST is where you can find the next champion for a team. Of course, there’s always Streetfighter and Mortal Kombat serving up hot knockouts and cash prizes, but I warn you these competitors are brutal, novices need not apply.
Pax East is also a game developers chance to show their new game as it is still in development. They come here to get feedback on their games straight from the consumer. The best devs (developers) take the data and study and implement changes where they can to improve their product. One of my favorite examples is a game called split gate. It's a first-person shooter that’s a combination of two award-winning titles the fast multiplayer combat of the HALO series meets the wild portal mechanics of PORTAL 2.
In the beginning, the graphics were not this generation, The environment was a medieval castle but the characters look like space soldiers, but it was fun. I wasn’t the only one who thought so as well there was a steady line of people who wanted to try it.   
Look at this!! Smooth up to date graphics, an area theme map their weapon detail better character models and better movement speed all from consumer feedback. It’s also available on PC CHECK IT OUT!
Pax East has slowly begun to become a premier place for new games. They've come along way from the awkward reveal of Mighty No.9 which was an utter failure of a game. But some people had hope for Boston. To be more accurate, it was Epic Games and Gearbox  that had all the hope. The weeks leading up to Pax East the devs kept posting clues and giving hints thru social media driving me and the rest of the fans into a frenzy. Their team is behind a slew of great games and one of their wild franchises that other companies have tried to copy and just can’t get right is Borderlands. As soon as the "Borderlands day" arrived I had to separate from the pack and go to their auditorium. I thought I would get a good spot by arriving an hour early, but I was sadly mistaken because hundreds of other people had been there for hours. They open the doors I was able to find adequate seating. We were greeted by the CEO of Gearbox and the director of Borderlands and told us about a new game.

 Not only did they tell us but in the end, they showed us the premiere trailer. Which was hilarious for all the wrong reasons. The computer it was running on was moving slowly so the trailer was running at the quarter speed everyone was laughing but still enjoying it. The CEO look 3 different kinds of pissed. After it went off he kindly asked them to fix it and run it again. We happily waited and enjoyed it all over again.
He was just as delighted to interact with the crowd as well since some came dressed as the characters. Hopefully, this won’t be the last premiere at Pax East.
Another wild thing about PAX. It can be costly I’m not talking getting to Boston or even a hotel room. I’m talking the gear. On that showroom floor, you will find the ultimate in gaming experiences. From monitors to laptops at starting prices of 3 grand. Gaming chairs that offer better support your dad lazy boy for 2 grand. Laptops that are top of the line that starts at 5 grand. Gaming stations that have a leather chair state of the art PC and 3 monitors hooked to it at 8 grand for starters. Of course, there are plenty of things that everyone can get there hands on for reasonable prices like over at ThinkGeek. If you want the best be prepared to dig deep into your pocket.

So much goes on at PAX EAST I know I’ve missed a few dozen things. Luckily these videos can help give you a little more insight. I hope to see you there next

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