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The first Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) show outside of US soil took place over the weekend.  PAXAus in Melbourne was seen as an overwhelming success.  Will it be back?

A festival such as PAX can be a wonderful event; it is a celebration of Geekdom in most of its forms.  PAXAus was no exception with enthusiasts descending on the Melbourne showgrounds, many dressed in cosplay outfits, many more with bulging eyes taking in all that was on offer.

The two main expo halls showcased plenty of content.  The Bigtop arena hosted electronic gaming in the form of consoles to share and hand-held gaming in a huge bean-bag laden area.  

Behind the beeps and boops of the electronic fun plenty of smiling faces were setting up and playing a multitude of board, card and miniature games.  Magic the Gathering still dominating after more than twenty years in the business.

In the other main expo hall it was time to concentrate on video-games .  Nintendo, Ubisoft, Riot Games and Wargaming.net dominated the booth landscape, both visually and aurally.  

With more of a swarm mentality, just us much real-estate was taken up by the Indie-showcase presenting the next wave of creative minds.

There was also plenty of hardware on show, from choice in the latest driving simulators, audio head gear and processing power through to the supposed future of gaming; the Oculus Rift, the latest in 3D virtual reality head gear that can either be mind-blowing or stomach churning, depending on your constitution.

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Mike Bantick

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Having failed to grow up Bantick continues to pursue his childish passions for creative writing, interactive entertainment and showing-off through adulthood. In 1994 Bantick began doing radio at Melbourne’s 102.7 3RRRFM, in 1997 transferring to become a core member of the technology show Byte Into It. In 2003 he wrote briefly for the The Age newspaper’s Green Guide, providing video game reviews. In 2004 Bantick wrote the news section of PC GameZone magazine. Since 2006 Bantick has provided gaming and tech lifestyle stories for iTWire.com, including interviews and opinion in the RadioactivIT section.

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