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EB Expo 2012
This weekend in Sydney at Olympic Park. Thinking of going to the Saturday twilight session, 4:30 - 10:30, with some mates. Anybody else keen?

There'll be booze, so it'll be a good chance to get bladdered, play games, laugh at neckbeards and hopefully perv on booth babes.

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Hater. I think it'll be a laugh.
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Hater. I think it'll be a laugh smelly.

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You call yourself gamers!

I spit on you!

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Fuck you, man. Why the fuck aren't you here?! We could cosplay! *sob*
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i'd go but to actually play games you need some super pass shiz which costs shitloads, and sold out like 6 months ago.
plus all the "playable" games are out in like a month, if it was stuff not out for a while, new shiz we've been looking towards it would be worth it.
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Let's cosplay as EB Staff members, we'll go around suggesting dumb shit and do voices like the voiceover guy on the instore radio.
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i'd go but to actually play games you need some super pass shiz which costs shitloads, and sold out like 6 months ago.
plus all the "playable" games are out in like a month, if it was stuff not out for a while, new shiz we've been looking towards it would be worth it.

Hang on...so GA just means you can wander around?

THIS CHANGES EVERYTHING

I really should look into stuff more before getting excited
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Surely they cant let you in, then not let you play games, at, a gaming expo?

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I'm also thinking this.

J-Rod, please elaborise.
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hmm theyve changed all the ticket details to simplify and it doesnt seem that way before.

on their website they used to be very confusing as to what you were buying with the different types of tickets.

that being GA, Gamer Pass, Express Gamer Pass.

with the gamer and express stating playing games in multiple exhibition sessions, whilst the GA saying access to one exhibition session.

now it seems to have been simplified so the only difference is the gamer passes are you can go more than just 1 session (night or day), and the express gives you an express pass to play games but you can play in all of them.

Must have been obvious confusion if theyve changed the write up on the tickets.
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crysis 3
tomb raider
lost planet 3

seem to be the only playable games that arent out till 2013, the rest will be out within the year.

correct me if im wrong.
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J-rod is right, GA is as good as putting your hands in your pockets and waggling.

Very misleading.
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Nope, he's wrong. Just phoned up the EB HOTLINE, they said GA gives you the ability to play games, you just have to queue with the plebs.
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in other words you don't get to play games
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But yeah, I guess that's pretty fucking true.
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Odds are you'll be standing around waiting in line for 2 hours to play a game whilst the express queue keeps filling up and passing you by till you eventually give up and go somewhere else.
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That's what I was intending.
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Well you could've worded it a bit better, you made it seem like GA was just the ability to enter and wander around.

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Go call the EB hotline and tell them all your problems.
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Well you could've worded it a bit better, you made it seem like GA was just the ability to enter and wander around.

i originally thought it was, they'd worded it pretty badly on the site.
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Go call the EB hotline and tell them all your problems.

Way ahead of you, they said you're a doody head and that you've probably peed yourself twice today.

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Have fun in the queues Ian
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I've let my posse know, I'm thinking there'll be a mass eject tbh. Pretty sure I cbf!
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Just wait for PAX next year.

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guessing im really slow on this.

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It's called being a tradie, dickhead.

Eh... my gay friend that works in IT recommended them to me

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You make a compelling argument.
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Did you do any :research: about this Ian? Of course it's going to be a lot of queuing, look up any 'comiccon'/expo thingy ever in Australia.

The first one on the Gold Coast last year was plagued with queuing issues, that's why EB made the express tickets in the first place.

+ they're expecting massive crowds for it

+ you were going to spend a Saturday night doing 'this'. You didn't have anything else on that was a better idea eg shampooing your hair?
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LOL

first comment isnt half obviously aimed somewhere

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Did you do any :research: about this Ian? Of course it's going to be a lot of queuing, look up any 'comiccon'/expo thingy ever in Australia.

The first one on the Gold Coast last year was plagued with queuing issues, that's why EB made the express tickets in the first place.

+ they're expecting massive crowds for it

+ you were going to spend a Saturday night doing 'this'. You didn't have anything else on that was a better idea eg shampooing your hair?

You're right. I should go to the gym.
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will probably go to PAX next july in melbourne.

depending on vendors etc, but I think its highly probable the next gen stuff will be anounced/showcased @ E3 which is in June? so surely July PAX would have the consoles there playable!

if so, PAX melbourne will be fkn massive.
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depending on vendors etc, but I think its highly probable the next gen stuff will be anounced/showcased @ E3 which is in June?

Pretty sure you said it was this year

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guessing im really slow on this.

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It's called being a tradie, dickhead.

Eh... my gay friend that works in IT recommended them to me

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well it was going to be, but they pushed it back.

its true, check the internets.
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its true, check the internets.

Wait..... so now you want us to read Kotaku for you?
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dont think it was on kotaku
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You're right, I think it was Indian Video Gamer...
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You're right. I should go to the gym.

No, you should probably just apply common sense.

With shenanigans kicking off for consumers tomorrow, MCV takes a look at ten basic facts regarding the EB EXPO's program.

1. The show was Australia's largest gaming expo last year, with almost 15'000 tickets sold. This year's show passed 22'000 a week ago, and is likely close to its total of 30'000 now, doubling last year's 'biggest' effort.
2. Voting for the EBX Awards will be open from 10am Friday to 2pm Sunday, and you can encourage people to vote at the official web site here.
3. The event is slated to take on more of a celebratory 'festival' vibe than last year, focusing on providing entertainment as well as first-looks and first-plays of the games themselves.
4. The EB Exhibition is the swirling centre of the action, housing almost all publishers and showing off every major game set for release between now and early 2013.
5. EB Live will be the live presentations by various big-name developers of their games on stage at the Arena.
6. The stage will be punctuated by the EB Arena Spectacular, which will see stunt bikes and pyrotechnics light up the stage at 9.30am Friday and Saturday.
7. Twilight will have its own surprises, with the team looking to outdo the closing extravaganzas of last year at the EB Twilight Spectacular sessions, running from 10.30pm Friday and Saturday.
8. The EB Grand Finale will have the cosplay competition finals, as well as being the culmination of the other 'Spectacular' sessions and will take place at 3.00pm on the Sunday.
9. The in-show EB Games store will be 2.5x the size of last year's.
10. The Home Grown Gaming section will house the eSports events, local developers' stands, the best in tech and the pop-culture and comic-focused Sideshow Alley.
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No, you should probably just apply common sense.

With shenanigans kicking off for consumers tomorrow, MCV takes a look at ten basic facts regarding the EB EXPO's program.

1. The show was Australia's largest gaming expo last year, with almost 15'000 tickets sold. This year's show passed 22'000 a week ago, and is likely close to its total of 30'000 now, doubling last year's 'biggest' effort.
2. Voting for the EBX Awards will be open from 10am Friday to 2pm Sunday, and you can encourage people to vote at the official web site here.
3. The event is slated to take on more of a celebratory 'festival' vibe than last year, focusing on providing entertainment as well as first-looks and first-plays of the games themselves.
4. The EB Exhibition is the swirling centre of the action, housing almost all publishers and showing off every major game set for release between now and early 2013.
5. EB Live will be the live presentations by various big-name developers of their games on stage at the Arena.
6. The stage will be punctuated by the EB Arena Spectacular, which will see stunt bikes and pyrotechnics light up the stage at 9.30am Friday and Saturday.
7. Twilight will have its own surprises, with the team looking to outdo the closing extravaganzas of last year at the EB Twilight Spectacular sessions, running from 10.30pm Friday and Saturday.
8. The EB Grand Finale will have the cosplay competition finals, as well as being the culmination of the other 'Spectacular' sessions and will take place at 3.00pm on the Sunday.
9. The in-show EB Games store will be 2.5x the size of last year's.
10. The Home Grown Gaming section will house the eSports events, local developers' stands, the best in tech and the pop-culture and comic-focused Sideshow Alley.

tl;dr

Please note, my OP only said "thinking of going". I was always of two minds.

Thanks for all the info, though, babe. You rock.
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Home Grown, so is this the mobile apps ternt?

colonial marines was playable, that;s not out until next year.
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