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Pax It is a Latin word that is not part of the dictionary prepared by the Royal Spanish Academy (RAE) . That word, which can be translated as peace , is used to name the historical stage in which a empire manages to impose its hegemony on its neighbors and other nations, developing a situation of peace both inside and in its area of ​​influence.

It is known as roman pax or pax augusta to a period in which the Roman empire He managed to establish peace in various villages to which he submitted. Before this pax, these areas were the scene of various battles and clashes, until the Romans managed to pacify them after imposing their force .

The notion of British Pax , on the other hand, refers to the stage in which Britain He established his domain in much of the world. This pax, according to historians, spread between 1815 and 1914 and coincided with the rise of the industrial Revolution That increased wealth.

Within the context of the mythology of the Romans, there was a goddess called Pax , which was equivalent to Irene in the mythology Greek Descendant of Iustitia and of Jupiter , Pax It was linked to spring.

Pax It is also the name of a small American town located in the state from West virginia (with less than two hundred inhabitants according to census data prepared in 2010 ), of one of the children of the marriage consisting of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie , of a asteroid discovered in 1909 and of a kind of gen .

Penny Arcade eXpo

Since 2004, various video game exhibitions are held every year under the name of PAX (acronym for Penny Arcade eXpo, which can be translated as Arcade Games Exhibition) in Boston, Seattle and Melbourne. Its creation was in charge of Mike Krahulik and Jerry Holkins, authors of a webcomic titled "Penny Arcade", with the intention of bringing together players of all platforms , including board games.

Currently, PAX is considered part of the culture gamerAnglicism used to refer to the video game community. For those who cannot attend there is a wide coverage by various websites, which includes videos, articles and updates in real time during the presentations. Some of the most characteristic features of this festival are the following:

* music recitals related to the world of games;
* presentations of very influential personalities within the industry playful;
* spaces for distributors and developers of any size, which includes independents (usually called indi);
* board games tournaments and spaces to freely play a large number of video games;
* LAN parties (events in which large groups of people take their computers to play online, share information and make friends).

On the other hand, all PAX's main attraction is a tournament called Omegathon, which extends from beginning to end of the festival and brings together a group of people chosen at random to compete in games such as Halo 3, Pong, Skee Ball and Tetris, among others. The winner receives a great prize during the final ceremony.

Over the years, PAX has grown considerably since its 3,300 visitors in its first celebration, in Washington; After a few years, it already exceeded 70,000 and was celebrated in various parts of the world, as detailed in the first paragraph. This type of conventions They are of great importance to the world of videogames, as they allow players to meet with developers, try new experiences, meet other people who share their tastes and learn about the topics that interest them most.

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