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GAME Fest returns to Birmingham NEC just four weeks before EGX

GAME is bringing back its consumer expo between August 26th and 29th. That’s just four weeks before rival event EGX, and it is also taking place in the same venue – Birmingham NEC. However, unlike the last GAME Fest (which was also the first one) in 2011, this year’s event …

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Virgin Media and Gfinity running eSports Hexathlon at EGX across every genre

Virgin Media and Gfinity are looking for the best gaming all-rounder in the UK with an eSports Hexathlon concluding at September’s EGX. Players will compete over six games online between now and the 19th of September, with 10 finalists making it to the main stage at Birmingham’s NEC between the …

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Games Media Profile: Gamer Network

Gamer Network co-founder and CEO Rupert Loman talks about the diversity of games media formats Eurogamer has long been a staple of the UK games press, and the outlet’s events are similarly becoming a cornerstone of the consumer games circuit. The firm’s EGX show attracted over 80,000 gamers this year …

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EGX moving to Birmingham NEC from next year

Next year’s EGX will take place outside of London for the first time in the event’s history. Then titled Eurogamer Expo, the event first took place in 2008 at the Old Truman Brewery before moving to Old Billingsgate Market and Leeds’ Royal Armouries Museumin 2009, followed by its recent home …

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Ukie announces new members and initiatives

Ukie has announced 10 new board members and two new initiatives at its AGM at EGX. The newly-elected members on the trade body’s board are as follows: Ella Romanos, commercial director at Strike Gamelabs Fergal Gara, VP and MD at Sony Computer Entertainment UK and Ireland Helana Santos, lead programmer …

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‘Boris Johnson is demolishing the spiritual home of the UK games industry’

Rupert Loman has told MCV that the planned destruction of Earls Court Exhibition Centre will not hinder the growth of the EGX event. The co-founder and CEO of Gamer Network, the parent of Eurogamer and host of the annual games show, was speaking ahead of the event’s sixth iteration next …

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