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2011 REVIEW: GAMEfest vs Eurogamer

September marked the battle of the consumer events, with Eurogamer facing off against GAME. It began at BAFTA’s video game awards in March, when the retailer announced GAMEfest would take place in Birmingham NEC between September 16th to 18th. One week before Eurogamer Expo. Eurogamer MD Rupert Loman told MCV …

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OPINION: The Queen vs E3

Now there’s a headline I never expected to write. The date clash between E3 and our esteemed monarch’s 60th year on the throne is a grand inconvenience.And one most of you hadn’t seen coming until we pointed it out. One person we canvassed told us: ‘But there’s nothing we can …

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Your move, Eurogamer

Retail giant GAME defied its critics and put on its first, and successful, consumer event last week. GAMEfest attracted some 30,000 visitors to Birmingham NEC, with huge stands and long queues for titles such as F1 2011, Modern Warfare 3 and Battlefield 3.It comes following criticism from major publishers over …

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GAMEfest will return in 2012

Retailer GAME has confirmed that it will host a second GAMEfest in 2012. It estimates that 30,000 gamers will attend the event at the Birmingham NEC, which opened its doors today and will run until Sunday. Partners for this year’s gathering include Nintendo, Sony, Microsoft, EA and Activision. The most …

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GAMEFest vs Eurogamer Expo

Forget Battlefield and CoD – the first real video game battle of the year takes place over the next week between GAME and Eurogamer. MCV has all the essential info. There’s no denying it’s going to be a very busy ten-day period for the industry, but arguably one that provides …

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GAMEfest offers Modern Warfare 3 first

Retailer GAME has announced that its GAMEfest event in September will offer visitors the first ever chance to play Modern Warfare 3. This is two months ahead of its official UK release on November 8th. We are delighted that GAMEfest attendees can be the first consumers in the UK to …

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GAMEfest tickets go on sale

Tickets for the first ever UK GAMEfest show have gone on sale. GAME reward card owners can buy tickets from the GAMEfest website, while those without loyalty cards can sign up for one first at www.game.co.uk or in-store. Tickets cost 10 for customers over 12 years old or 5 for …

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MS investigating asynchronous, cross-platform gaming

Microsoft will at a conference next month discuss the possibility of asynchronous online gaming across multiple platforms including Xbox 360. "Cross-platform gameplay provides publishers with a unique opportunity to delight players on any device, at any time, wherever they are," the description of the Asynchronous Gaming with Xbox Live talk …

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Microsoft sponsors GAMEfest

Retailer GAME has named Xbox 360 platform holder Microsoft as the headline sponsor of its upcoming GAMEfest consumer show in Birmingham. The deal will see Microsoft branding on all pre-event marketing and afford it a heavy presence at the show itself and a prime space at the venue. MS has …

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Big guns fired up for GAME show

Some of the biggest names in games have thrown their weight behind the GAMEfest consumer show. Nintendo, Activision and EA have all booked space to exhibit at the September expo run by GAME. The event takes place from September 16th to 18th and just a matter of days before the …

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