EB Expo 2011: Final Verdict
AAA gaming event, or marketing blunder?
©2011 David Hilton
It lacked exclusive content, reneging on promises, and regular ticket holders were treated as second class citizens compared to the more expensive VIP cards.
While our affiliates over at MMGN decided Australia “deserves a better gaming show”, we at OXCGN had a different experience.
That’s not to say that complaints made on the site and by their readers had no justification- some did – but the event we saw had a lot of different facets to it that should be considered.
As Australia’s first really big games expo, we have decided that it was certainly good enough to keep going and hopefully grow.
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OXCGN’S EB Expo 2011 Awards Update 2.0
Honouring more of the best and worst of the first annual EB Expo
©2011 Alex Baldwin
Looking back at the EB Expo for 2011 there were some clear divides in the commitment, showmanship and even relevance of each publisher and vendor’s showings in the exhibitions and EB Arena presentations.
This being the first of hopefully many future expos, we felt that an extended list of OXCGN Awards was warranted that honour the best and worst of Australia’s largest public games expo.
The first list of Awards by our Editor can be found HERE in his first Review of the EB Expo. Some of these will overlap a bit, but look at a slightly different facet of the experience.
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EB Expo 2011
OXCGN’s Huge Photo Gallery of the event
©2011 Nicholas Laborde
OXCGN was on the scene providing extensive coverage, managing to grab a plethora of photos in the trudge forward.
Ladies and gentlemen, we now proudly present to you EB Expo 2011 in pictures.
Soon there will be a Cosplay Gallery as well, so keep checking back for that!
When you’re finished browsing, check out our other coverage linked at the end.
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