A couple of weeks ago I attended the first E Games Expo in Melbourne, since E3 was shut down a lot of smaller games expo’s have been firing up to fill the void. So how was Melbourne’s take on the games industry? Not too bad, not as big as I thought it would be but I figure for the first time running I can’t expect. All the big players were there of course Xbox with more demo consoles than you could poke a stick at and broad range of games to try out.
Nintendo was there with a vengeance showing off their latest entry into the next gen race. Finally the one we love to hate Sony was there however it seems they forgot to bring their new entry into the market to show off.
For an industry expo however there was a severe lack of freebies. I can’t complain too much though as I managed to score a limited edition Rainbow Six Vegas faceplate for my Xbox.
The other thing that seemed to be missing was appearances by some of the local software development houses. Atari, Melbourne House etc… All seemed to be strangely absent. Perhaps they were busy getting Christmas titles ready, or trying to figure out how to use the cell processor on the PS3.