For the first time ever the geek-fest PAX has made its way out of North America and ventured about as far as it could go, to Melbourne Australia.  Here are some early impressions before the gates have even opened at PAXAus.


Right now legendary game designer Ron Gilbert (Monkey Island, amongst many others) is on stage opening the show and for the past hour we have been wandering the show floor taking in the extremes of presentations available.  From the gigantic of the Wargaming booth, to the uniqueness and passion of the indies.

The indies, particularly local game studios are getting a great chance to showcase their hard work, beginning last night at a VIP party run by the Game Developers Association of Australia, and continuing on today with some lavish booths dedicated to each indi hopeful.

Later today we will venture down to the other sides of geekdom with the tabletop, card, console, PC and board gaming areas as well as.

Over the course of Friday and the weekend there will be plenty of panels and other presentations to take in, from Microsoft presenting the Xbox One, to a screening of the Minecraft story.

As you can see from the pics, in some cases vendors are still pulling things together at the last moment, but generally things are running very smoothly with an air of excitement and that new-game smell.  Lot's more to come.

 

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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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