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EB Expo 2014: Australasia’s biggest gaming show returns to Sydney

By Darren Price, 21 Apr 2014
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EB Games has announced that all Australia’s major gaming publishers will be in attendance at the EB Expo 2014 later this year. The event will be held over three days from October 3rd to the 5th at the Sydney Showground, Sydney Olympic Park. Tickets go on sale next Thursday 25th April at 10am AEST.

Following the success of last year’s event the EB Expo 2014 will be even bigger this year with a new pavilion expanding the show to a massive 35,000sqm. The pavilion will feature never-before-seen attractions including the famous Robot Wars UK, exclusive to the EB Expo. Included in the show's admission price is the opportunity to get up close with robots weighing in at a whopping 100kg each. Attendees will get to see these awesome machines up close and personal at the free demonstrations, Q&As, and photo opportunities.

As with last years show it is expected that many of the leading publishers will be showcasing their upcoming games to the Australasian public for the very first time.

“The EB Expo is a video game mecca with the big draw card being hands-on game play with the hottest unreleased games. Add all the live shows, awesome attractions and a night time fireworks and pyrotechnics show – it truly is a gaming utopia,” said EB Games National Brand, Events & Engagement Manager Debra McGrath.

“Whether you’re a gaming enthusiast or someone who just likes to play with your family, you’ll be spoilt for choice over the weekend. We’ve kept everyone’s favourite events and live shows from last year and planning heaps of new exciting content that will make this year’s EB Expo the biggest and best ever.”

Last year’s Sunday Family Day returns. Families can enjoy major attractions like the Video Game Hero parade, meet the stars of the ABC show 'Good Game', or enjoy free activities like face painting and balloon twisting. Joining the line-up is the new Tumbletown playground area, Family Zone Café and the Lovesac Handheld Lounge & Stage where attendees can relax, win prizes or battle it out to score the Mario Kart champion title.

Building on the success of last year’s Retro Gamer Garden, this year the show will introduce Free Play City. Here players can relive gaming through the ages in Retro Central Park, have the chance to hold the highest score in The Arcade, get serious in the Console Business District and experiment with PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in The NXT Gen Lab.

The EB Expo 2014 is the public's chance to experience the latest releases from PlayStation, Xbox, Nintendo, Activision, EA Games, Ubisoft, Warner Bros., Interactive Entertainment and many more.

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