This year is the 10th anniversary of PAX Aus and it’s ready to go with a heap of vendors, manufacturers, developers and great gaming experiences for attendees.

Those who are lucky to already have tickets you can head on over and download the app to plan your days and if you don’t have tickets yet there are still tickets available for Friday and Saturday. To help plan your days on the app you can see a large-scale overview of the layout and map over on the PAX Aus website.

Even with the event only a few days away, PAX Aus 2023 organisers are still adding new events to the schedule including a fireside chat with Takuma Endo, Director of Tenchu and President of Acquire Studios, and Bethesda’s Creative & Game Directors, John Johanas and Rich Lambert.

Tekken 8 will also make an appearance and be playable for the first time in Australia in the Console Freeplay area.

Other announcements coinciding with PAX Aus 2023 is the new Atari 2600+ has been unveiled by PLAION, a recreation of the console that first appeared in 1977 (this was my first gaming console — second hand out of the Geelong Addy). Launching worldwide on 17th November 2023 it is available for pre-order for $189.95.

Nintendo has already announced that PAX visitors will get a chance to experience Super Mario Bros. Wonder ahead of its worldwide release but they have now announced that you will be able to play Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet: The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero Part 1: The Teal Mask, Detective Pikachu Returns and Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown on Nintendo Switch. Detective Pikachu Returns is launching on the first day of PAX, Friday 6th October. Also available to play on the Nintendo stand will be an unreleased game from Square Enix – STAR OCEAN THE SECOND STORY R.


Here at EFTM we have heard from a range of vendors who will be showing off their latest gaming products at PAX Aus 2023. These include:

LG Electronics: LG will be showing off their latest UltraGear OLED gaming monitors in 27- and 45-inch sizes and a variable refresh rate of 240Hz and OLED Flex TV with a range of sim racing, FPS, and RPG games including Starfield.

LG is committed to driving the next-generation of technology that caters to the future needs of the gaming industry and enhances immersive experiences for Australia’s growing community of gamers”, said Brad Reed, Head of B2B Marketing (Solutions for Business) at LG Electronics Australia. “Gamers attending PAX 2023 will be among the first to experience the latest technology, immersive visual capabilities and responsive specs of the UltraGear™ OLED gaming monitors and OLED Flex range, powered by over a decade of OLED leadership,

Asus and ROG: Asus and ROG are bringing many devices to visitors to look at and try out to PAX once again including:

  • ROG Strix SCAR 16/18(2023)
  • ROG Strix G16 (2023)
  • ROG Zephyrus G14 (2023)
  • ASUS TUF Gaming A16 Advantage Edition (2023)
  • ROG Flow X13 (2023)
  • ROG Ally

They will be having esports tournaments, giveaways and competitions over the weekend at their booth and the Ally Experience Zone.

Jackbox Games: Jackbox Games is getting the laughs going at the Jackbox Stage and celebrating the upcoming launch of Jackbox Party Pack 10, which will be released on the 19th of October on PlayStation, Xbox, Switch and PC.

HTC Vive: HTC Vive has been doing the VR thing for a while now and at PAX Aus 2023 they will giving visitors a chance to try out their latest headset and hardware. There is a chance to try out an exclusive 2 v 2 virtual reality gaming experience by VR game developer, Phenomena. Having used the HTC Vive a few times it is always a fun experience and well worth spending a bit of time checking it out.

One thing for sure, PAX Aus 2023 is going to be huge and with so much happening for you to see, watch, listen to, join in, experience and buy (yes, there will be a heap of merch) you will need to plan ahead to make the most of your days. Head on over and download the mobile app for your phone and plan away. For more information visit PAX Aus (