Edge writes: "After the arena rock glam version of E3 died in 2006, other prominent gaming events were able to gain even more notoriety amongst gamers and the industry.
One of those events, Seattle's annual consumer-focused Penny Arcade Expo, or PAX, has seen tremendous growth since it launched in 2004. PAX 2008, held in August, hit record high attendance of over 58,000.
PAX 2004 drew a crowd of 3,300.
But with the big industry-centric E3 back on the table, Edge asked Penny Arcade's Mike "Gabe" Krahulik (left) if the Entertainment Software Association's monster would "steal some of PAX's thunder" next year."