New EB Expo Information Announced

News EB Expo 2012

The EB Expo hits the Sydney Showground from October 5-7 and more information has been revealed. The EB Live lineup has been announced and will include the following guests: Ed Boon (NetherRealm Studios), Omar Kendall (Superbot Entertainment), Josh Holmes (343 Industries), the Sega and Gearbox Community Managers, Assassins Creed III Associate Producer, Julien Laferriere and Assassins Creed III Mission Director, Philippe Bergeron.

As for the games, expect The Last of Us, Playstation All-Stars Battle Royale and Wonderbook from Sony, Halo 4 and Xbox Live from Microsoft, Assassin’s Creed III plus more from Ubisoft, Injustice: Gods Among Us from Warner Bros Interactive, Tomb Raider and Hitman Absolution from Square Enix and presentations from Sega and THQ. Some of the games above will be playable throughout the event.

The EB Expo is also the scene of the international debut of Mass Effect 3: Paragon Lost at the Madman Theatre. The film is a prequel to the game and details the life of one of Shepard’s closest allies, Alliance Marine, James Vega. The film is a collaboration between Bioware and Production I.G (Ghost in the Shell, Kill Bill: Vol.1).

There are a few new games added to the playable list. These include Company of Heroes 2, The Hip Hop Dance Experience, Crysis 3 and, at the Playstation booth, God of War Ascension. These four titles have been added to an already stellar lineup of games that will be playable, including Assassin’s Creed III, Playstation All Stars Battle Royale and Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance.

The Expo will also feature local developers. The list of Australian developers include Limerocket, Silver Nova Software, Convict Entertainment, Wicked Witch, Element 105  Divisive Media, The Giant Machine, Nnooo, Epiphany Games, Pubgames, Voxel Agents, Playside, Animal Logic and Big Ant. Make sure you check out our own talented developers at the Expo in the Homegrown Gaming Precinct.

Coming to the Expo for the first time is the inaugural Navy Big Game. This is an invitational pitting Aussie gamers against the Navy Team Of Stars featuring Dave ‘Walshy’ Walsh and Michael ‘StrongSide’ Cavanaugh. A team of four players comprised of competition winners will have the opportunity to play against the Navy Team of Stars, with great prizes on offer. Local Aussie gamers can take part in the Navy Big Game event at the EB Games Expo by entering online at www.ebexpo.com.au or through Xbox Live. Entries open on the 17th of September and close on the 30th of September.

With so many games on offer, international guests and the chance to check out the local scene, it seems the EB Expo is gearing up to be the biggest gaming event in Australia for quite some time. If you want to experience the EB Expo, then you better act fast. 15,556 tickets have already been sold to the public, so demand is high. You can purchase tickets from any EB Games store, www.ebexpo.com.au or through Ticketek (www.ticketek.com.au). Only general admission and selected Gamertickets are available. All other tickets (Ultimate Gamer, Express, Family and selected Gamer passes) have been sold out. Below are pictures of what the Playstation booth will look like at the Expo.

Check out Capsule Computers for comphrensive pre-Expo coverage, as well as the Expo itself as Capsule Computers will be in attendance. If you do attend the Expo and see us there, don’t be afraid to come up an say hi.

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Josh is the name, writing is my game... well my degree will say that. But, when uni gets me down (and it does), there is no better way that to grab a chair, sit back and slicing up some Darkspawn I started my gaming interest back in the good old 16 bit era with the Sega Mega Drive and Sonic The Hedgehog 2. I was roughly five years old. To this day I still try to fire up the dusty companion and speed through the wacky and bright levels, jumping on some Badniks, collecting those damn Chaos Emeralds. Then I moved onto Sony's disk based console the Playstation (thanks to my uncle). Since then I have picked up each of Sony's consoles from the 5th to current generation that has been released in Australia (with more to come). In terms of writing about games, I am quite new to the field. I started out late last year with my own blog before deciding to move to greener pastures. I have written a few reviews for the Playstation 3 and Playstation Portable. Features as well. I hope I can flex my muscles while writing with Capsule Computers. If I'm not gaming, however, I'm writing narratives. I am currently trying to kickstart a high fantasy novel (which, hopefully, turns into a complex RPG) that I want done in five years or so. My passion of writing has been there for a long time and has flourished as I grew. I'm into the fantasy genre, both games and novels, and thoroughly enjoy a deep and complex RPG, whether it comes from the East or West. Oh and anime is awesome!

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