PAX Aus – Melbourne 2016

PAX Aus 2016

Another year, another PAX Aus! We were once again in Melbourne to attend the gaming convention and excited to see what would be on show this year, especially out of the PAX Rising indie showcase.

VR has definitely come into its own this year with multiple booths embracing the array of VR platforms for their development and the convention has even introduced its own VR Freeplay area for visitors to trial the technology. This is a stark difference from the last 2 years where we’ve only seen small glimmers of it at select booths (which usually need an appointment to try out).

We also saw the inclusion of lots of large upcoming titles including The Last Guardian, Final Fantasy XV, South Park: The Fractured but Whole and Watch Dogs 2 along with the return of some familiar games like Swordy, Goat Punks and Inflatality. All of this along with many new indie titles, tournaments, game hardware, table top games, industry talks and more.

Here are some of the many photos I took on the Friday of the convention (I’ve included links to the games’ sites where possible, see caption notes).

PAX Aus 2016 - Pax dice
PAX Aus 2016 - Welcome into the main exhibition hall
PAX Aus 2016 - WiiU games at the Nintendo booth
Game: Super Mario 3D World (click image for site link)
PAX Aus 2016 - 3DS area at Nintendo booth
Yo-kai Watch 2: Bony Spirits (click image for site link)
PAX Aus 2016 - More mario games at the Nintendo booth
Paper Mario Colour Splash (click image for site link)
PAX Aus 2016 - Zelda Wall
PAX Aus 2016 - Playstation booth
PAX Aus 2016 - Gravity Rush 2 gameplay
Gravity Rush 2 (click image for site link)
PAX Aus 2016 - Gravity Rush 2
Gravity Rush 2 (click image for site link)
PAX Aus 2016 - Retro Vision for Playstation
Retro Vision for Playstation (sorry, no site link 🙁 )
PAX Aus 2016 - Someone playing with the Playstation VR
Playstation VR (click image for site link)
PAX Aus 2016 - The Last Guardian
The Last Guardian (click image for site link)
PAX Aus 2016 - Twitch booth
PAX Aus 2016 - Exhibition Hall
PAX Aus 2016 - Halo Cosplay
PAX Aus 2016 - XBOX booth
PAX Aus 2016 - Gears of War 4
Gears of War 4 (click image for site link)
PAX Aus 2016 - Omen Desktop
Would you believe this is Desktop?
PAX Aus 2016 - Dawn of War 3
Dawn of War 3 (click image for site link)
PAX Aus 2016 - Logitech gaming tournament
PAX Aus 2016 - Logitech gaming tournament
PAX Aus 2016 - Just Dance 2017
Just Dance 2017 (click image for site link)
PAX Aus 2016 - Ultimate Gaming setup
PAX Aus 2016 - PAX Rising area
PAX Aus 2016 - Paradigm Adventure Game
Paradigm Adventure Game (click image for site link)
PAX Aus 2016 - Paradigm Adventure Game
One of the cool things about the indie showcase is meeting the creators of the games in person and talking about the game’s development. It was really great chatting with these guys about Paradigm and I’m excited for the release in Jan! (sorry that the the camera didn’t focus on you properly!). (click image for site link)
PAX Aus 2016 - Defect Spaceship Destruction Kit
Defect Spaceship Destruction Kit (click image for site link)
PAX Aus 2016 - Gamers playing
PAX Aus 2016 - Stellar Shift
Stellar Shift (click image for site link)
PAX Aus 2016 - The American Dream game
The American Dream game (click image for site link)
PAX Aus 2016 - Rogue Singularity
Rogue Singularity (click image for site link)
PAX Aus 2016 - Flingship
Flingship (click image for site link)
PAX Aus 2016 -The Incredible Journey of You and I
The Incredible Journey of You and I (click image for site link)
PAX Aus 2016 - Goat Punks
Goat Punks (click image for site link)
PAX Aus 2016 - Two boys playing Inflatality
PAX Aus 2016 - Overwatch Genji cosplay
Overwatch Genji cosplay
PAX Aus 2016 - People waiting in line to play South Park: The Fractured but Whole
Typical exclusive game preview lines
PAX Aus 2016 - Tabletop area
Tabletop area
PAX Aus 2016 - Gaming desktop setup
PAX Aus 2016 - Final Fantasy XV
Final Fantasy XV (click image for site link)
PAX Aus 2016 - PlayStation VR
PlayStation VR

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