EB Expo Brings Family Fun to the Sydney Showgrounds

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Sunday is usually family fun day… when your kids remember that they have a father, who has been working tirelessly throughout the week to support you all. Ungrateful cretens! Sorry… I might be working through some daddy issues myself. Anyway, if you’re looking for that great Sunday day out with the family, EB Games Expo 2013 has you covered!

The EB Expo Sunday Family Day kicks off at 10am (doors open at 9:40am) this Sunday, the 6th, with a Skylanders SWAP Force event where 2,500 free Skylanders toys will be given away during a very special EB Live presentation. Resident villain KAOS will appear to do battle with Master Eon; the classic struggle of good vs evil enacted on stage for the enjoyment of all the kids in attendance. The entertainment continues with a Good Game Live Show in the EB Arena at 1pm, starring the hilarious Jimmy ‘Giggle’ Rees, Dave Callan, Andrew Hansen, Gus Ronald, James Cottee and the TV show’s co-hosts Hex & Bajo, of course.

The excitement doesn’t end there as the expo will host the first ever Video Game Parade in Australia, celebrating video game culture from 3:30pm. There will be twenty-two floats that will circulate the showgrounds with a selection of EB Games’ favourite gaming characters and personalities, including EB’s infamous hero Buck. Also taking part in the parade will be a legion of Storm Troopers from the 501st alongside a life-size tank (kids love tanks!!), the Just Dance Crew, CosPlay winners, and Hex & Bajo making a reappearance. Other free activities for the little ones will include a roaming magician; Balloon Artist; Colouring-in Activity Zone Water Transfer Tattoos; Face Painters and a Caricature Artist.

The Showgrounds Map

The Showgrounds Map

Nintendo Australia has also announced their lineup of titles on show and playable for the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS, including Pokémon X and Pokémon Y, The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Words; Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze; Super Mario 3D World; Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy; The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD; Wii Party U and Sonic Lost World.  Fans can also get their hands on the soon-to-be-released Nintendo 2DS, launching October 12th alongside the above-mentioned Pokemon X & Y. Other kid friendly titles present are:

  • SWAP Force
  • SIMS 4
  • Just Dance 2014
  • Disney Infinity
  • Lego Friends
  • Lego Movie: Video Game
  • Leo Marvel: Super Heroes
  • Pacman and the Ghostly Adventures
  • Adventure Time: Explore the Dungeon Because I Don’t Know
  • Hot Wheels: World’s Best Driver
  • Scribblenauts Unmasked: A DC Comics Adventure

General Admission, Multiplayer, and Family Passes are all still available for purchase in over 380 EB Games Australia stores, through www.ebgames.com.au  and www.ticketek.com.au. The Family Pass admits 2 Adults and 2 Children access to the festivities from 9am to 4pm for $119.

I am a graduate of the Bachelor of Interactive Entertainment (w/ major in Games Design) course at Qantm College, Sydney.

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