Despite all the controversy at the most recent PAX event, PAX Prime, PAX Australia, as far as I could see, was a resounding success. It seemed to be an event that brought people together as a group of disparate people who share the same hobbies: in short, it did what PAX was supposed to do.
Today the above video was posted on the PAX Australia website and it made me sad that I missed out. I'm not generally a fan of sweatbox video game expo events. For me gaming is something I do at home. It's fun to meet people who share the same interests, but it's not a necessity for me.
But still, PAX Australia looked like a blast. I loved the exposure the local dev teams received, I loved that the panels were so well represented by cool people in the local games and media industry. In short, I'm looking forward to checking it out myself next year.