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

There'll be competitions and prizes for the kidlets, with a rare toy available. It's going to be pretty crowded, so it's worth getting there early on the Sunday if you want to get in.

11. Good Game Live

The hosts of Australia's most popular gaming television programme, Good Game, will be taking the stage at the EB Games Expo for Good Game Live.

Located at the EB Games Arena, the show is described as "a live quiz show for gamers by gamers; a multiplayer showdown of gaming goodness, trivia and LOLs with some very special guests".

The hosts of the show will also take part in the expo's Video Game Parade on the Sunday, should you like massive balloons, tanks and cosplay.

12. The best of Home Grown

Home Grown Gaming!

Aussie Indies are amazing, as you'll see here

If there's one thing PAX Australia taught us, it's that the Aussie indie dev scene is full of amazingly talented people. And they will have a home at the EB Games Expo in the Home Grown Gaming section of the show.

In addition to Aussie developers, the Home Grown hall will also feature local eSport competitions, as well as a tech zone dedicated to the latest gaming accessories to hit Australian shores (and even some that haven't arrived yet).

We expect more details on exactly what to expect from this area in the weeks leading up to the show.

13. Mega sales at the Mega Store

EB Games Expo Mega Store


You didn't expect a gaming event hosted by a gaming retailer to not offer its own store, did you?

The EB Games Mega Store is set to be four times larger than the store at the 2012 Expo, and will officially be the biggest EB Games store in the world.

In addition to the latest games, the Mega Store will offer exclusive swag for attendees, the ability to pre-order games, as well as purchase some of the best accessories and hardware shown off on the show floor.

While the cynical part of us knows that this is what the show is really all about, we'd probably be disappointed if it wasn't there.

14. Sunday Family Day

Parents will be pleased to know that Sunday, October 6 has been allocated as the EB Games Expo family fun day.

In addition to a wide range of free activities for the kidlets, including face painting and magicians, there will be video game hero meet and greets, and a special family edition of the Good Game Live show.

There's even a family ticketing option for anyone looking to save on the cost of entry for the Sunday.

14. Panels and more

EB Expo 2013 Map

Start planning your day now...

For the educated gamer (or the enthusiast looking to get into the industry), there will be a selection of expert community panels scattered through the event.

Topics are wide and varied, with panels ranging from a focus on how video games are good for you (with speakers from the Starlight foundation), to debates over whether retro or modern games are better.

Gaming with kids, Australian indies and how you don't need a degree to make games are all worth paying attention to as well.

On top of all that, there are plenty of other exhibitors and events scheduled over the course of the weekend.

TechRadar will be there to bring you all the latest news as it happens. Also, to try and embarrass ourselves playing TitanFall.

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.