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GamerMania officially cancelled but new event set for 2017

New video games expo GamerMania has been cancelled. It was set to take place between July 29th and August 1st at London Excel. The event was being organised by MCM, the team behind the successful Comic Con events in May and October. GamerMania was announced in September last year as …

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Multiplay: Overlap between Insomnia and EGX is minimal

Only seven per cent of the consumers who go to Multiplay’s Insomnia also visit rival event, EGX. Speaking to MCV this week, Multiplay founder and CEO Craig Fletcher said that the growing number of games shows, and particularly EGX and Insomnia facing each other later this year, is not a …

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Amazon becomes Official Retail Partner for EGX

Major consumer expo EGX has announced that Amazon will be the event’s new retail partner. GAME previously acted as the retail partner, which included an on-site GAME store, but the retailer has since announced plans to host its own consumer event. It’s a big boost for EGX as it hopes …

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Rupert Loman on GAMEFest, queues and the future of EGX

Gamer Network won the 2016 Events Team MCV Award for its work on EGX. We speak to founder and CEO Rupert Loman about the company’s past and upcoming shows, and its renewed rivalry with GAME. Why do you think you won the MCV award?EGX is a show that delivers a …

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Sumo, Apple, King and Google go head-to-head in charity bowling contest

The UK games industry will gather at the end of the month for a ten-pin bowling tournament. The charity event, named Strike Club, will take place on Wednesday, April 27that the Ham Yard hotel in London. The evening’s goal is to raise over 30,000 for Special Effect, with the support …

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GAMEFest timing is disappointing, says Gamer Network’s Loman

Gamer Network boss Rupert Loman says he’s disappointed by GAME’s decision to go head-to-head with his EGX event. GAMEFest will form part of Insomnia58, which starts on August 26th at Birmingham NEC. That’s just four weeks before EGX, which will take place at the same venue from September 22nd. On …

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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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How did the games media cover E3? We ask Gamer Network

June was the biggest month ever in Gamer Network’s history – following five consecutive months of record-breaking traffic. Last month, the network saw more than 29 million unique users across its various sites – including Eurogamer, Outside Xbox, Rock Paper Shotgun, VG247 and more – a rise of 65 per …

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