We have already talked about our love of Austin and SXSW. We clearly have a lot of hometown pride, and one of our favorite moments of SXSW is when they recognize the gaming community in their own awards show. And the award for coolest tech town goes to….
The SXSW Gaming Expo takes place on March 17- 19, and if you love gaming of all kinds, from board games and card games to PC and mobile games, there is something for you to enjoy.
When the SXSW Gaming Expo starts tomorrow, there will be a number of different events to enjoy:
- The Geek Stage alone will have celebrities combined with brand new gaming footage.
- For the fan, you can watch the ESports Tournament Stage that will have players battling it out.
- The Indie Corner has 40 awesome games for you to try out, and you can help decide which one could win the Gamer’s Voice award.
- Need a break from video games? Check out the Tabletop Experience with over a hundred board games from the classics to the newest.
- Want to enjoy a PC game? The Free Play PC Arena let’s you play and even enter tournaments.
- The 4th Annual Cosplay Competition takes place on Saturday so you can interact with your favorite heroes.
- Ready for the future of gaming? Check out the Gamer’s Voice Stage where the indie gamers will be pitching their latest and greatest.
- “I used to play that game and there were only two buttons.” Relive the wonder at the Videogame History Museum.
- Forget March Madness. See the best mods for your favorite games at the Mod Madness stage.
- And last but not least, the Free Play Arcade Bunker has some of your choice arcade games from when you were little and some of your top recent games that have been redone for the arcade world!
When it’s all said and done, the SXSW Gaming Awards will take place on Saturday and there are tons of different categories from favorite streaming personality to best independent video game. You can see the full list in the link above and cheer on your favorites after you’ve sampled them yourself. This SXSW Gaming Expo is truly a great even for anyone who loves gaming.
And for anyone who really loves gaming, there is a gaming desk for that. The Evodesk gaming desk has several features that make it the ideal gaming experience for a player or a Twitch streamer. From the EvoGuard coating that makes your desk feel like “one big mouse pad” to the Ergo Edge design that gets you closer to the game and the action, there are a number of different features to enhance your gaming experience. As one standing gamer put it, playing at a standing gaming desk helped him, “feel more like a commander.” And when you’re gaming, isn’t that exactly what you want?
Checkout our standing gaming desks and if you are local like us, check out the SXSW Gaming Expo.