PAX Aus – Melbourne 2018

PAX was once again here in Australia and of course we were there to try out all the new and upcoming games being showcased. I got a chance to play the Kingdom Hearts 3 demo as well as see footage for the Spyro Trilogy games being released in a few weeks (line was too long to play myself). It was exciting to see gameplay of Gris, a beautifully illustrated experience which I discovered from people at work. We also spent a lot of time trying out the indie titles in PAX Rising, impressed by the high quality of games on show.

Having a quick look back at previous PAX Aus posts, I’ve realised how much the event has evolved since the first time we went back in 2014. While there are still big 3 –  Nintendo, Playstation and Xbox – as well as computer hardware stalls and indie showcase, the culture of streaming has definitely seeped into the mix. The Twitch booth has always been present however the inclusion of the large PUBG play area, a Fortnite dance floor and multiple locations throughout the expo hall for live streamers was quite noticeable. I was also aware that a lot of my favourite Australian streamers were also attending and promoting sponsors over the weekend. It just goes to show how much streaming has become a part of game consumption.

Below is a selection of photos I took during our time wondering around the convention centre.

PAX Aus 2018 - Nom Nom Apocalypse
Nom Nom Apocalypse (click image for site link)
PAX Aus 2018 - Mario Odyssey pin
PAX Aus 2018 - Kingdom Hearts 3 at PlayStation Booth
Kingdom Hearts 3 at PlayStation Booth
PAX Aus 2018 - Kingdom Hearts 3 at PlayStation Booth
PAX Aus 2018 - A fire breathing Spyro along the PAX Promenade
A fire breathing Spyro along the PAX Promenade
PAX Aus 2018 - Snorlax cosplay
We stumbled upon this guy multiple times during the day, often up to mischievous things
PAX Aus 2018 - Gris
Gris (click image for site link)
PAX Aus 2018 - Lethal Lawns: Competitive Mowing Bloodsport
Lethal Lawns: Competitive Mowing Bloodsport (click image for site link)
PAX Aus 2018 - Pins for collection
PAX Aus 2018 - The PAX Indie Showcase winners
The PAX Indie Showcase winners
PAX Aus 2018 - PlayStation dome
This dome for presentations was within the PlayStation booth
PAX Aus 2018 - Spyro
Wanted to play this but the line was so long
PAX Aus 2018 - Spiderman
PAX Aus 2018 - Super Smash Bros wall
Super Smash Bros wall
PAX Aus 2018 - Pokemon Let's Go Pikachu and Eevee entrance
Entry to play Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu and Eevee
PAX Aus 2018 - Pikachu skin for Nintendo switch
PAX Aus 2018 - Nintendo booth
PAX Aus 2018 - Valkyria chronicles 4
Valkyria Chronicles 4
PAX Aus 2018 - The Messenger
The Messenger (click image for site link)
PAX Aus 2018 - Super Smash Bros Ultimate
Super Smash Bros Ultimate
PAX Aus 2018 - Pokemon Let's Go Pikachu and Eevee
Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu
PAX Aus 2018 - VR Car
PAX Aus 2018 - VR experience
An interesting immersive VR experience
PAX Aus 2018 - VR experience
PAX Aus 2018 - Overwatch comp
Overwatch comp
PAX Aus 2018 - Redbull cars with Omen PCs
PAX Aus 2018 - Ubisoft Booth
PAX Aus 2018 - Ori and the Will of the Wisps
Ori and the Will of the Wisps (click image for site link)
PAX Aus 2018 - Kingdom Hearts 3
Secret KH3 demos hidden at the Xbox booth. No line to play
PAX Aus 2018 - PUBG
PUBG
PAX Aus 2018 - Cooler Master Game Pod
The Cooler Master Game Pod
PAX Aus 2018 - Lego DC Super-Villains
Lego DC Super-Villains
PAX Aus 2018

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