So, PAX. As Kotaku Australia's resident (and only) Melbournian, for the next three days I'll be braving the spicy environs of one of the biggest gaming exhibitions ever to be held in this country. The event has only just kicked off — I've been here for less than two hours — but I thought I'd share what I've seen so far.
First off, it's a perfect day for it. After almost being wiped off the face of Australia by a wall of wind and rain, Melbourne's weather is relatively pleasant, with only a cold breeze upsetting the balance. Trains are running almost direct from Flinders St Station to the the Showgrounds at Flemington, a trip that takes all of 15 minutes.
Here's everyone lining up. It's hard to make out in this photo, but that line is many people thick and goes a far way in either direction.
Journalists were given an hour's grace to roam the expo floor before the bulk of attendees. I used the opportunity to take a few photos of what I thought would be a fairly dead-looking area, but even with just media strolling from booth to booth, the place still looks quite busy. The photo on the right is the deadest snap of the bunch.
I'll take some more shots once the army has descended completely.
Wargaming.net has the expo's quota for tanks and trucks covered, as you can see from the lead image and this dandy photo here.
And that's all for now. Once I've figured out where all the exits are, I'll undoubtedly be back with more.