EB Games Expo

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EB Games Expo
EB Games Expo Logo.png
Status Active
Venue Sydney Showground
(formerly Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre)
Location(s) Gold Coast, Sydney
Country Australia
Inaugurated 2011
Attendance 38,000 in 2013
Website
www.ebexpo.com.au

EB Games Expo, commonly known as EB Expo or EBX, is a video game trade fair / convention held annually in Australia. It is organised by EB Games Australia. It is used by many video game developers to show off their upcoming games and game-related hardware. Unlike E3, EB Expo allows members of the general public to attend. EB Expo is Australia's largest games event with over 38,000 attending the show in 2013.[1] The most recent show was held in 2016 from 30 September to 2 October.[2][3]

EB Games Expo 2011[edit]

EB Games Expo 2011 was held at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre from 15–16 October it was the first time the event was open to the public. The expo was attended by 14,278 people and 26 exhibitors.

Exhibitors[edit]

2K Games

Activision

Bethesda Softworks

Bluemouth Interactive

Capcom

Codemasters

Disney Interactive Studios

Electronic Arts

Konami

Namco Bandai

Microsoft

Nintendo

Parrot AR.Drone

Plantronics

Red Bull Mobile

Razer

SEGA

Sony

Square Enix

THQ

Turtle Beach

Ubisoft

Warner Bros Games

EB Games Expo 2012[edit]

EB Games Expo 2012 was held at the Sydney Showground from 5–7 October, and was the first time it was held at the venue. It was announced during the Friday and Saturday 'Twilight Spectacular' shows that the Expo will be held at the same location in 2013 and 2014, as part of a 3-year contract for the event organiser. The expo was attended by 30,745 people and 32 exhibitors.[4]

Exhibitors[edit]

2K Games

Activision

Alienware

Astro Headsets

Bluemouth Interactive

Capcom

Disney Interactive Studios

Electronic Arts

Home Entertainment Suppliers

  • Tritton Headsets

Hot Stuff

Ikon Collectables

inComm

Konami

Logitech

Mega Bloks

Microsoft

Mindscape

Namco Bandai

Nintendo

Parrot AR.Drone

Performance Designed Products

Plantronics Gamecom

QV Software

Razer

Sega

Sennheiser

Sony

Square Enix

Turtle Beach

THQ

TRITTON

Tt eSPORTS

Tuff Kat

Turtle Beach

Ubisoft

Warner Brothers Games

EB Games Expo 2013[edit]

The "EB Arena", the presentation stage, pictured during the 2013 EB Games Expo.
A view of the Xbox pavilion at the 2013 EB Games Expo.

EB Games Expo 2013 was held at the Sydney Showground from 4–6 October. The expo was attended by over 38,000 people.[5]

Exhibitors[edit]

2K Games

Activision

Alienware

All Interactive Entertainment

Astro Video Gaming Equipment

Banter Toys

Bethesda Softworks

Bluemouth Interactive

Codemasters

Disney Interactive Studios

Electronic Arts

Gaem

Game Informer

Goldie

Ikon Collectables

InComm

Konami

Logitech

Microsoft

Namco Bandai

Nintendo

Parrot AR.Drone

PDP

Plantronics Gamecom

Qantm

Razer

Sega

Sennheiser

Skullcandy

Sony

Square Enix

Tecmo Koei

TRITTON

Tt eSPORTS

Turtle Beach

Ubisoft

Wargaming.net

Warner Brothers Games

Map[edit]

Map of the EB Expo 2013 Show Floor
About this image
2K Games
Activision
Activision
(Skylanders)
Electronic Arts
Electronic Arts
(Battlefield 4)
Nintendo
PlayStation
Ubisoft
WB
Games
World of Tanks
Xbox
EB Games
Mega Store
Community
Hub
Home Grown
Gaming
(Esports)
Home Grown
Gaming
(Developers)
EB Arena
[1]
[2]
[3]
[4]
[5]
[6]
[7]
[8]
[9]
[10]
[11]
[12]
[13]
[14]
[15]

[1] Ikon collectables
[2] Loot Store
[3] Astro / Bluemouth
[4] Thermaltake
[5] Namco Bandai
[6] Logitech
[7] Plantronics Gaming
[8] Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z
[9] Turtle Beach Systems
[10] Pop
[11] Bethesda
[12] Banter Toys
[13] Disney Interactive
[14] Razer
[15] Alienware


EB Games Expo 2014[edit]

EB Games Expo 2014 was held at the Sydney Showground from 3–5 October. Sessions were from 9am to 3pm and from 3pm to 9pm. Twilight session was only allowed for persons 15+

Exhibitors[edit]

2K Games

Activision

Astro Video Gaming Equipment

Bethesda Softworks

CD Projekt RED

Codemasters

Disney Interactive Studios

Electronic Arts

GameSpot

Little Orbit

Logitech

Microsoft

Project Spark

Mindscape

Namco Bandai

Nintendo

Plantronics

QV Software

Razer Inc.

Riot Games

Roccat

Sega

Sony

Square Enix

TT eSports

Turtle Beach

Ubisoft

Warner Brothers Games

EB Games Expo 2015[edit]

Main article: EB Games Expo 2015

The 2015 edition of the EB Games Expo ran from 2–4 October 2015 at the Sydney Showground.[6][7] The event had two "daylight" and "twilight" sessions, each 6 and 4 hours in length respectively, on 2 and 3 October, with one 6 hour session on 4 October, following the same format as the previous two years. The Dome (Hall 1), Ross Pavilion (Hall 2) and Binnie Pavilion (Hall 3) will once again host the exhibition floor itself. The Expo was the third to showcase games for the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One, and will be the fifth to showcase games for the Wii U. Multi-platform games Star Wars: Battlefront and Call of Duty: Black Ops III were available to play exclusively at Sony Computer Entertainment's PlayStation stand.[8]

EB Games Expo 2016[edit]

Main article: EB Games Expo 2016

The sixth annual running of the EB Games took place at the Sydney Showground from 30 September to 2 October 2016. PlayStation VR made its second and final appearance before its commercial release in October 2016.[9] Ubisoft's lineup of games for 2016-17 release included Watch Dogs 2, For Honor, Just Dance 2017, Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Wildlands, Steep and South Park: The Fractured But Whole.[10]

EB Games Expo 2017[edit]

EB Games Expo 2017 will be held on 7th-8th of October at the gold coast convention and exhibition center.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Over 38'000 attend this years EB EXPO". 
  2. ^ "EB Games Expo Official Site". 
  3. ^ "EB Games Announces World Class Exhibitors For EB Games Expo 2011". 
  4. ^ "EB Games Expo 2012 smashes attendance record". 
  5. ^ "Over 38'000 attend this years EB EXPO". 
  6. ^ Reilly, Luke. "EB Expo 2015 Tickets on Sale Tomorrow". IGN. j2 Global. Retrieved 7 September 2015. 
  7. ^ Broughall, Nick (15 July 2015). "EB Games Expo 2015: What to expect from this year's show". TechRadar. Future plc. Retrieved 7 September 2015. 
  8. ^ Wright, Steve (15 July 2015). "EB Games announces first playable titles at this year's EB Expo". Stevivor. Stevivor Creative. Retrieved 7 September 2015. 
  9. ^ Pan, Alexander (2 June 2016). "7 Reasons to check out this year's EB Games Expo!". SBS PopAsia. Special Broadcasting Service. Retrieved 3 June 2016. 
  10. ^ Wright, Steve (22 September 2016). "Ubisoft confirms EB Expo 2016 lineup". stevivor.com. Stevivor. Retrieved 2 January 2017.