EB Games Expo 2013: What to expect from this year's show

5. Call of Duty: Ghosts with a chance to win the Prestige Edition

Not only is Activision bringing its latest version of Call of Duty to the EB Games Show, with five multiplayer sessions running across the three days of the expo, but it's also giving away 500 copies of the Prestige Edition of the game.

Players who line up and get some hands on time with the canine-starring game can scan a QR card as they leave the booth to enter the competition. 100 copies of the Prestige Edition are available to win from each session.

Sessions run between 9am to 3pm and 4pm to 9pm Friday and Saturday, with the final session running between 9am to 4pm on Sunday.

Winners will be notified immediately, and will receive the game when it launches in November.

6. Assassins Creed IV: Black Flag

Assassins Creed IV

A title that will definitely be playable at EB Expo 2013 in October will be Ubisoft's Assassins Creed IV: Black Flag, which is due for release on October 31.

EB Games assures us that there will be someone from the title's development team to share some insight into the game's creation.

And in case you weren't able to tell that the new Assassin's Creed installment will be taking place on the high seas, Ubisoft will also have a pirate ship ride outside the convention hall to help you get excited about the game - or nervous about expo food.

7. League of Legends

Joining Battlefield and Assassin's Creed will be Riot Games' League of Legends, with EB Games announcing that it will be playable for fans throughout the duration of the expo.

Although the hype for the expo surrounds the next-gen consoles, the availability of the game will be a welcome addition to those who prefer their desktop or laptop over the Xbox and PlayStation wars.

Based in the Pavilion section of the expo, though there won't be a theme-park type ride accompanying the game, the League of Legends World Championship Finals will also be streamed live for fans to watch.

8. Batman: Arkham Origins and Mad Max

Batman Arkham Asylum

Getting to play the new Batman game at the EB Games Expo: Shocking!

Warner Bros is bringing its big guns to the show this year. And by big guns, we mean big franchises.

The latest instalment of the Batman Arkham series will be on the show floor, allowing show-goers to wrap their gauntlets around a controller and take the Dark Knight on a thug-beating spree in the new title.

Mad Max is also rocking up for the show. There's no word yet on whether the game will feature the updated Australian voice acting in its presentation, or if it will still be the American voice seen during the launch announcement earlier this year.

Warner's not resting on its flagship titles though. Also on the stand will be a wide selection of the publisher's upcoming games, including Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate, Dying Light, Lego Marvel Super Heroes, The Lego Movie Videogame, Lego Friends, Hot Wheels World's Best Driver and Scribblenauts Unmasked.

9. Titanfall playable

One of the highlights of the next-gen E3 2013 titles, Titanfall is making its first public Australian appearance at the EB Games Expo.

Even more exciting is that the jetpack-riding, Titan-driving shooter will be playable on the show floor. While the game is going to be running on PC hardware rather than the Xbox One console, it will be played using the new Xbox One controller.

Given this is one of the most exciting Xbox One launch titles, getting hands on time before the console's launch is a big deal.

10. Exclusive Skylanders toy up for grabs

Skylanders is practically a license for Activision to print money. And attendees of the EB Games Expo will be able to get their hands on an exclusive toy for the game.

Activision will be hosting a special showing at 10am on the Sunday to see Skylanders SWAP Force for the first time in Australia.

Having spent the past decade editing some of Australia's leading technology publications, Nick's passion for the latest gadgetry is matched only by his love of watching Australia beat England in the rugby.