GAME CON 2011: Will Whittaker believes EB Games’ expo is the perfect mix of business and pleasure.
GAME CON 2011: Will Whittaker believes EB Games’ expo is the perfect mix of business and pleasure. COLIN GILMORE

Gamer heaven at upcoming expo

AUSTRALIA'S biggest gaming event will be anything but virtual at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre on October 15 and 16.

The EB Games Expo will host displays and presentations from the likes of Playstation, Ubisoft and EA.

EB Games Elanora manager Will Whittaker said his customers were looking forward to the convention which, until now, had been reserved for management.

"We're doing it for the public so they can see the new releases," he said. "I went to the 2010 event for management and it's exciting because you get to play games and learn more information about gaming than you normally would.

"It's pretty much a must-see for any gamer."

Mr Whittaker said there would be a Cos Play Competition in which you could dress up as your favourite dots-per-inch hero.

"A few customers have talked about dressing up as characters such as Mario or one from the game Fallout, and I won't be dressing up but, if I could, I'd dress as Master Chief from Halo," he said.

"I'm looking forward to checking out new games from Battlefield 3 to Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3, plus there will be plenty of other titles on show, and they might even announce extra details of games that are already out."



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