SFG & Friends @ EB Games Expo 2015 – Part 2

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After scoping out the event’s Friday Daylight session, we continue to recap the events, exhibitors, games and more, showcased the following night – the Saturday Twilight session @ EB Games Expo 2015.

Saturday Twilight

Rolling as a group of five, we planned on grabbing lunch about 2 hours beforehand, but of course, we were off to a sluggish start. Good thing we munched our meals up with the quickness, managing to reach Sydney Showgrounds 20 minutes before our session started.

Lunch @ Memphis Wings, Casula - a frequent choice of eatery. Recommended.
Lunch @ Memphis Wings, Casula – a frequent choice of eatery. Highly recommended.
Our arrival.
Our arrival.

As you may remember from my previous post, for each session that is run at EB Expo, there would be a Street Fighter V tournament. Having entered the tournament for Friday Daylight myself, the others would enter today’s.

Back at it again. Enjoyed the time I spent using R. Mika.
Back at it again. I enjoyed the time I spent using R. Mika. Opponents did not. :3

While some of the others were being occupied by the Street Fighter V tournament, with my camera, I decided to have a better look at whatever I missed the previous day.

XBOX took up a lot of real estate here. Did not know there were additional SFV stations outside of the Playstation booth.
XBOX took up a lot of real estate on this side of the venue.

After my friends heard I won a tee from the Need for Speed booth, they had me have another attempt at topping the scoreboard. Problem was, they increased the requirements necessary to score the prize. 100000+ Rep Points on top of placing first against the other competitors. Having achieved around 60000 on the Friday, I followed it with an improved 70000 Rep Points, but sadly not enough to score another tee.

Ignoring the fact that Rep Points were the main focus of the 10 minutes with the game, after having played it a couple of times, I’m pretty excited for the Need for Speed’s release in a few weeks (5th of November). I trust that the people behind the game, this coming from a Speedhunters reader, will be war-ready, NFSUG series successor or not. Now, if they add some daylight to the game…

Again, no direct screen footage. Even if I kept tabs on the beta...
Again, no direct screen footage. Even if I kept tabs on the beta…

Now, let’s make our way back towards Street Fighter V…

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Dark Souls III, Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 and more showcased by Bandai Namco here.
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Didn’t get a chance to play Just Cause 3 here at the Square Enix booth. 😦
EB Expo's a great time to play not just upcoming releases, but recent releases. Mad Max being one for me.
EB Expo’s a great time to play not just upcoming releases, but recent releases. Mad Max being one for me.
Nintendo always accommodating all ages groups.
Nintendo always accommodating all ages groups.
Back at the Playstation booth, Uncharted 2 - of the remastered Nathan Drake collection. Naughty Dog always doing it big.
Back at the Playstation booth, Uncharted 2 – of the remastered Nathan Drake collection. Graphics – muy bueno.

Having strategically spent our time capturing photos and playing whatever did not require us to wait an hour or more using a general admission pass (CoD BOPS3, Star Wars Battlefront, etc.), the session was pretty much over with the tournament finally finishing up for the remainder of the competitors.

As for freebies, there wasn’t really much to acquire during the Twilight session as I’m sure those that attended the Daylight session cleaned up. I’m a bit bummed that the 2K booth had run out of NBA 2K16 Special/Michael Jordan Edition posters, after not being able to pre-order the SE copy of the game weeks ago… but it was a fun time nonetheless.

Interesting PDP booth. Ubisoft, Logitech and more in the background.
Interesting PDP booth. I wonder how they will showcase their products next year…

That pretty much wraps up my recap of EB Games Expo 2015. On to the next one!

***Stay tuned for both the Street Fighter V tournament results and my thoughts on the game’s progress so far! Follow/subscribe the blog or whatever social network you are glued to!***

– Dustin

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