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Convention-goers lined up to play video games at the Intel exhibit.
Attendees of the PAX East gaming conference watched a large video display screen showing a new game Friday.
Emily Bliss from Franklin Pierce University in New Hampshire played a game at the Hotpoint exhibit. She is dressed as a Lolita character.
As they waited in line for a lecture at the Phoenix Theatre, attendees played games.
Conference-goers at the wheels of the iRacing.com game.
Attendees waited in line outside for the 10 a.m. opening.
Thousands gathered for the opening day of the PAX East annual video gaming convention Friday.
Bonnie Szeto of Norwood arrived dressed as Riven from the “League of Legends” game.
Attendees play “Dungeon Defenders 2” at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center.
Two attendees came to the convention bright-eyed and bushy-tailed.
Some gamers took a nap in a convention center lounge.
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