The Penny Arcade Expo has come and gone. It was a blast, and the good news is that we’re now three weeks closer to the next one.
So why should you look forward to this event? Number one reason: the ChatterBox TreasureBox Video Game Trivia Show. In case you didn’t know, ChatterBox is an AM radio show and podcast out of Phoenix, AZ and an older member of the Golgotron family. I’ve been doing the show for over six years now, and for most of that time, I’ve also been running the ChatterBox TreasureBox at PAX Prime. For those who’ve attended, you know what it’s all about: we get a ton of prizes, pull three very lucky and genius people up on stage, and bombard them with video game trivia to baffle and entertain. To keep it interesting, there’s a slew of questions and prizes for the audience as well.
Read on to see some of the trivia questions we asked, the stuff we gave away, and the sponsors who made it possible… and for the first time ever, we’ve got video of the whole thing.
So what sort of stuff could you learn at the TreasureBox? Here’s a few of the questions from this year’s show:
- Which real person is Princess Zelda named after?
- What movie, adapted from a game series originally for MS-DOS, starred Freddie Prinze Jr.?
- What was the first home console to support LCD shutter glasses for 3D gaming?
- Who is Mario trying to save in Donkey Kong?
The footage isn’t exactly professionally directed, and the audio is far from perfect, but if you want more, you can see the whole show in the video below.
While you’re watching the show, do us a solid and visit all the amazing sponsors who made it possible. Without each of them, this event couldn’t happen, and we really appreciate the support we got from each and every one:
- Penny Arcade – OMG, these guys are awesome. Every year, they give us a theater, a gang of Enforcers, and a ton of stuff for the audience.
- Kontrol Freek – Just about a million GamerPacks which, by the way, Belisle and Rich love.
- Evil Controllers – Two crazy-awesome modded controllers, a bunch of their Evil Sticks Mod Kits, and some apparel for the kiddos.
- NVIDIA – Possibly the most coveted item on the stage, a GTX460 video card.
- Antec – Two sweet CPU coolers.
- Astro Gaming – An A30 Audio System, the official headset of PAX.
- NCSoft – Three limited edition copies of AION.
- The Behemoth – A bunch of killer Castle Crashers figurines and that rad skateboard deck you can see in all the photos.
- Uber Entertainment – A giant resin Assassin figurine from Monday Night Combat.
- Turtle Beach – Some EarForce XLC headsets and a couple Z1‘s too.
- Wizards of the Coast – Magic cards, a D&D set, USB wristbands, a kitchen sink.
- Mega 64 – DVDs, DVDs, DVDs.
- Flying Frog – They sell trippy board games with zombies and space aliens.
- Hello Games – Joe Danger download codes.