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Bandai Namco teams up with Ars Electronica festival for Pac-Man exhibition

Bandai Namco has announced a collaborative Pac-Man project in association with Austrian electronic arts festival Ars Electronica. The iconic video game character was one of the key attractions at last month’s festival, where he appeared in a number of prototype and experimental experiences designed to test possible new areas for …

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IndieCade co-chair John Sharp departs

Annual indie games festival IndieCade has lost one of its co-chairs. John Sharp shared the news on hispersonal website, explaining in depth that his decision to step away was due to a realization that conferences like IndieCade aren’t helping marginalized devs like they should. "For me, a big motivation for …

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iFEST returns to Australian cities in 2014

iFEST, the indie games festival run by the Academy of Interactive Entertainment, which has previously had speakers Trip Hawkins, Luke Muscat and Morgan Jaffit, will be back again this year.

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GAME teams up with Insomnia Gaming Festival

UK retailer GAME has been named as the official retail partner for Multiplay’s Insomnia Gaming Festival later this month. Insomnia, taking place between August 23rd-26th, will offer a big eSports tournament and will also host the inaugural Minecraft Expo UK. We’re delighted to be working with Multiplay to support the …

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Freeplay games festival calling for speakers

Freeplay Independent Games Festival has put out a call for speakers to present at its August 20 and 21 event at the State Library of Victoria in Melbourne. Freeplay confirmed that a final program for the event is due in a little over a week, and are looking for speakers …

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Gamescom schedule confirmed

Attendees at Gamescom 2010 can now view the schedule of key events with dates and times of press conferences, tournaments and more. The show runs from August 18th to 22nd with Tuesday 17th dedicated to members of the press. Here’s the full events schedule: Tuesday August 17th – 12.30pm – …

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HMV debuts festival shop

NEW on-site festival shops appeared at Lovebox last weekend courtesy of HMV. The temporary store sold a range of festival essentials, games, DVDs and CDs. And now the firm is taking the tent-style shop to other festivals, including the High Voltage rock festival and the Global Gathering. HMV might even …

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