10 Reasons to get excited for EB Games Expo 2015
It’s that time of the year again, folks! That wonderful time when tickets to one of Australia’s best video game and pop culture conventions, the EB Games Expo, go on sale! If you haven’t been before, this is the year you should bite the bullet and go!
We’ve put together a quick article to inform you, dear reader, on why you should be insanely excited for EB Expo 2015.
1. The atmosphere is amazing!
There’s nothing quite like the EB Games Expo, and from the moment you walk inside the doors, you will encounter mascots such as Buck the rabbit, Ubisoft’s Rabbids, PlayStation’s Sackboy, and many others. You’ll also see all your favourite video game characters brought to life by some extraordinarily talented cosplayers as well as the numerous stalld and stands. One might think it would be easy to be overwhelmed by all the noise and excitement, but announcements throughout the day make it easy to find out what’s going on and where you can find it.
2. Some of the biggest names in gaming will be there!
You’ll be able to hear announcements from some of gaming’s biggest publishers, including PlayStation, Xbox, Nintendo, Activision, Bethesda, Electronic Arts (EA Games), Ubisoft, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment (WBIE), and more!
3. Those big names will be bringing all their best games, as well as hands-on time with exciting new games currently in development!
Last year’s EB Expo had a plethora of exciting new games to play, including EA’s Titanfall, Activision’s Destiny, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, as well as games currently in development such as Dead Island 2! There was also an exclusive preview of The Witcher 3 from Bandai Namco Games Australia with a presentation from its developers! If you’re wanting exclusive news, presentations and even hands-on time with the exciting games of the future, EX Expo is the place to be!
4. The Umbilical Brothers will be there!
Australian comedy legends The Umbilical Brothers will be at EB Expo 2015, performing material from their latest shows as well as some of their classic skits!
5. The Zing Pop Culture Zone Mega Store will be there!
The Zing Pop Culture Zone Mega Store will be making its debut at EB Games Expo 2015, with hard to find memoribilia and products from the best TV shows, movies, comics and more.
6. Operation Awesome from Russall S. Beattie will amaze you!
Operation Awesome sees various pop culture characters collide as you never have before. There will be wild tricks, stunts and “daredevil surprises” that will shock and amaze!
7. You’ll be able to play through video games history!
One of our favourite exhibits from last year’s EB Games Expo was the retro games area. This year, you’ll be able to play through the “10 most influential moments of gaming history”! From Commodore 64 to the Nintendo Gamecube and beyond, history has never been so much fun!
8. There’s an Adventure Time live stage show!
That’s right, guys, Finn and Jake (and friends) will be performing in their very own free live stage show! You might even be able to meet them afterwards! The stage show is sure to capture the awesome, fun-loving “mathematical” atmosphere of the cartoon only in real life!
9. The Just ‘Cos Cosplay Competitions!
Cosplay, video games and conventions go hand in hand, so it shouhld be no surprise that some of Australia’s best cosplay enthusiasts will be at EB Expo 2015. From amateur enthusiasts to painstakingly identical recreations (and original creations), the cosplayers at EB Expo really know their stuff. At last year’s EB Expo we saw a few Deadpools, a brilliant Punisher as well as the crew from Payday: The Heist. If you love cosplay, you’re bound to see some specatacular examples at EB Games Expo.
10. The VGL (Video Games League) Game-Bar and tournaments!
The Video Gamers League, one of Australia’s leading competitive gaming circuits, will be present at EB Games Expo 2015 with game-themed drinks and Mario Kart 8, Smash Bros and FIFA 15! Not only that, but they will be bringing playable versions of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, Injustice: Gods Among Us, Rayman, Trials Fusion and Tekken. If you’ve got a score to settle with a friend, you can do so on some of gaming’s greatest competitive classics!
Now of course, there are more than 10 reasons to go to EB Games Expo 2015. We would be remiss not to mention the awesome fireworks display, Buck’s Amusement Sideshow,The Sydney Brick Show, John Robertson’s Horror Stories, the Xbox One Pass that can win you some pretty nifty stuff, as well as all the other awesomeness that happens on the day! Can you tell we’re excited?