We're Giving Away 5 Three Day Badges For PAX Australia!

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We're only weeks away from what has been one of the most important, and certainly the most enjoyable, dates on the Australian gaming calendar: PAX Australia. It's a grand three days of frivolity, cosplay, video games, tabletop games, panels, socialising and chilling down in Melbourne.

But as is always the case, some people weren't able to get a ticket. If that's you, good news! We've got a bunch of three-day badges to give away.

Thanks to Penny Arcade and their representatives, Kotaku Australia has got five (5) three-day badges for PAX Australia to give to you, our readers! We'll be giving away another 10 next week through our Facebook and Instagram, so if you miss out this time around you'll get a second and third shot!

So, I hear you ask: how do I enter?

You could be one of these people!

It's simple. All you have to do is write 100 words or less in the comments below what you would be most excited to play, see or do at PAX Australia this year. That could be anything from a particular panel, to previewing a particular board game, checking out some Warhammer, the retro consoles, cosplay, or even eating some luscious burgers with your fellow Kotaku readers!

Whatever it is, let us know in the comments below. You'll need a registered account to be eligible, so make sure the email you use to comment is correct — it's what we'll contact you via if you're selected as one of the lucky five winners.

If you are selected as a winner, your details will be passed on to Penny Arcade. They'll then get in touch and provide you with a bar code, and you'll be able to pick up your badge at the PAX Australia registration desk from November 4.

Remember, 100 words or less: What are you most excited to play, see or do at PAX Australia this year? Hit us up in the comments, and good luck!

Terms and conditions can be found here.


    I'd be most excited to see what panels are being run, seeing as there is STILL no scheduling information on the website. I didn't realise purchasing tickets was meant to be a trust exercise...

      It's a convention. Convention schedules are rarely released til the week before the con. They didn't release much panel info until the week before PAX last year either.

    Play all the sweet indie games and snag some sweet loot.

    Hopefully they'll be running more Halo: Reach tournaments. I look forward to playing in them every year. If there's only going to be Halo5 I'll probably just skip out on them.

      Have you considered coming to Pax meat? I see you on Kotaku enough that we can make you an Honerary Taybie =P

        I don't know what Pax meat is.

          It's an event where the people who post in Talk Amongst yourselves meet up on the Saturday for Karaoke.

    I'd be most excited about testing out the new updated streetpass limit. I can't wait to have to sit through 100 streetpass introductions at a time.

      When did this happen!? This is the best thing to happen to Streetpass since Streetpass Quest 2!

    Uh, Alex... I'm assuming your article is correct, so where the T&Cs read
    13. Major prize is 5 x tickets to PAX Australia.
    Should it be 5 major prizes, or a prize pool of 5 tickets, rather than a (singular) major prize of 5 tickets?

      Yeah, it's five separate prizes of 1x ticket each. Sorry about the wording there.

      No, we need all 5 passes!

    I'd be most excited to see if they have Oculus Touch or Playstation VR to try, as I'm so keen to try those controllers with a VR headset. I'm also getting in to board games/card games lately so it'd be great to meet some fellow players and see what's out there. Also I've been looking to cosplay at an event again, it's been six years since I did any so I think it's time to give it another shot.

    While I love my video games, would prefer to take this opportunity to play some Dungeons & Dragons, Magic or Imperial Assault and have a laugh with some like-minded people.

    I'd really like to try all the different VR Demos. It's difficult to find places to try them and I hope they have some awesome VR/Augmented Reality technology.

    I can't afford the time off work T_T

      Or flights

        Or accommodation

          (some Melbourne Taybies maybe could help with that >_> )

    I'm looking forward to getting some more hands on time with VR. Supposedly Razer's OSVR is going to be there this year too to have a look at. Also interested in the hobby gaming and the paint and take model painting sessions and workshops.

    At the PAX booth at AVCon earlier this year I had my first experience with virtual reality with the Vive they were demonstrating. I was completely blown away and if I was lucky enough to go I'd love to try more of it in their free play area.

    I’m most excited for the indi games area! It’s where there are always these incredibly innovative and fun multiplayer games, which everyone is playing for the first time and having a blast! Especially when I’m in cosplay, playing against another cosplayer, battling it out for our respective universes. That and the boardgames area. It’s the best I’ve ever seen, and it encourages random people to connect up, play together and chat. It’s the most rewarding area for me at PAX and the place I spend all my remaining time with people I genuinely have a ball being around.

    Personally I am interested in absolutely everything that PAX has to offer. As I need to single out one thing however, the main draw-card for me would be all the amazing loot I would spend a fortune on and all the awesome cosplay I would witness (and for the first time take part in)

    Just realised that was two things :/

    I'd love to try some tournaments; Rocket League and Magic: the gathering sealed tournament for sure. Give some VR a go as it seems to actually be sticking around and must worth a shot (though still sceptical). Then there's all the big & indie games that will have demos and memorabilia that I can never say no to.

    I wouldn't mind giving cosplay a go or at least learning some of the tricks from the pros that show up in their incredibly detailed outfits to learn how it's done right. I've never really understood what goes into that stuff.

    I really love the community feel of PAX, it really feels like Australia is on the map and we have something to be proud of. I enjoy bringing my 3ds and sitting on the bean bags and getting spot passes. I love the swag you get and playing games as well.

    honestly, it'd just be nice to get out of the house for at least three days.

    I would be most excited to just attend.
    I've nearly bought tickets to PAX a couple of times and, each time, a voice in the back of my head said "No, something will come up" and sure enough something did so that, if I had bought tickets, I wouldn't of been able to attend and it would have been a waste of money.
    This year it was being in the middle of moving away from Melbourne.
    Would be nice to fly down for the weekend and check it out.

    I'm very excited to see Dawn of War 3. I've been a long time Dawn of War fan (and every other Relic RTS). Everyone is super mad about the footage so far so I'm keeping an open mind - Relic knows how to build a fun RTS. In particular I'm keen to see if they reveal and multiplayer footage - or even a playable demo.

    While playing Dawn of War 3 would be incredible, I'd be most excited to see the sweet, sweet cosplays put together by our resident TAYbies

    I'm keen to check out Horizon, some Zelda if they have that there, eat some burgers. Are you or Old Man Serrels going to be there @alexwalker? If so then it'd be cool to hang with you lads and Serrels and I could swap demonic toddler stories

      We'll both be there, but I can't make any promises. Haven't sorted out a schedule or anything beyond when I'm arriving and leaving so far; most of that will probably get sorted the week of PAX.

      Alex has confirmed for Pax meat. More info can be found in Talk Amongst Yourselves

    TBH i would be just stoked to have a day out without the kids doing something im interested in :) bit of a sony fanboi so whatever is on offer there would be keen, plus any game really containing zombies or lego would be awesome

    I'm probably most excited to try out the two new Codenames Codename: Pictures and Codenames deep undercover

    I thought I'd do this a bit differently / and rhyme about PAX and what I want to see / but honestly, I wouldn't know where to begin / As I've never been before, and as a gamer I know this to be a sin / Do I check out the Cosplayers and be wow'ed by their needlework? / or get my gaming on at the arcade or Local Area Network / maybe get excited & inspired over what the Aussie indies have to display / or just lose myself in the exhibit hall, which would really make my day..

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    Pick me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (x100 times)

      I'm afraid I have to disqualify you. You doubled the word count. Sincere apologies. :p

    I am most excited to interview the Indie Developers, try out their games, and advertise them to all of my YouTube and Twitter followers. I'm pumped to get into games journalism to highlight indie devs. Second to this, I'm just really keen to hang out with my gaming friends from all around Australia. In some cases, this will be the first time we've met in person!!

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