[Krahulik]: The idea is that most people who play games don't get to attend events like E3 or GDC. The goal of PAX is to bring in all these major companies like the ones you mentioned and then give ordinary gamers access to them. It's not a show for corporations, it's a show for gamers and we bring in the corporations for them.
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