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Crowds pack PAX East in Boston

The annual PAX East videogame and gaming convention opened Friday at the Boston Convention and Expo Center with long lines that stretched down the streets and inside, venues packed with fans dressed in costumes of their favorite online characters.

Though most of the headline companies at the show are the big national names in the industry, the Boston event is also a major gathering spot for startups and independent game creators from the Boston area.

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