So I went to the EB Expo last weekend in Sydney. This is the second EB Expo since it’s opening in Queensland which I also went to. Yep, sad to admit, I took a holiday to visit the Expo in another state.
If you are unfamiliar with the EB Expo, it’s basically a gamers heaven as you get to test and play the latest games across different consoles and platforms, dress up as your favourite character and just generally have fun with your friends. Basically, if you enjoyed Supanova, you’d probably enjoy EB Expo.
I decided to go to the twilight session, so I did run out of time and couldn’t get to see everything I wanted. But were some of the highlights:
PlayStation land offers much to the hardcore PlayStation fan. I did enjoy playing Little Big Planet Karting. Who doesn’t love kart racing?
Now this game was mega cool, I actually don’t even remember what the hell the game was called, but it wasn’t the game that was so awesome, it was the equipment you play with. Basically you put on these glasses that hook up to the console, and use a controller to control the game. But you actually see the game through the glasses. I was kinda hoping it would be more intuitive and if you moved your head, it could actually follow – I mean, wouldn’t that just be amazing?
Awesome Minecraft pixel sword
Looks like Thor’s hammer made from LEGO, I mean, Mega Blocks...
Now what was really cool about this year’s event is the ‘teenage retreat’ that they had set up. In this space you could lounge about, play pinball, play old school arcade games and even do some virtual graffiti.
Although I am not a massive gamer or even pretend to know a lot about it, I generally think it’s just kinda cool…and I basically love Mario and friends. I guess it brings back a sense of nostalgia from playing these games with my brother as a kid and it’s just a fun way to unwind. Although games are generally thought of as a male centric pastime, you’d be surprised to see how many girls are actually into it, myself included I guess.
Until next time,
Love Festival Girl