Gaming events archive

  • M Festival 2009 gaming event confirmed and dated
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    M Festival 2009 gaming event confirmed and dated

    By 20 January 2009

    Multiplay, the organisers of some of the UK's largest multiplayer gaming events, has announced the return of its flagship event - the M Festival. M Festival Spring is set to take place at Stoneleigh Park from 10 - 13 April 2009, and is no doubt hoping...

  • Gamers dress up to break world record
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    Gamers dress up to break world record

    By 29 October 2008

    Hundreds of gamers came together dressed up as characters from their favourite games to break a world record. A total of 342 people gathered at the London Games Festival dressed as characters from games such as Final Fantasy, Zelda and Metal Gear Solid....

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    Sonic crowned UK's favourite video game character

    By 21 October 2008

    The bright blue, spiky-haired, lightening-fast hedgehog that was once Sega's mascot back in its glory days of the Master System and the Mega Drive, has been crowned the UK's favourite video game character. Beating Nintendo's emblematic Super Mario to...

  • E3 2009 set to open doors to public?
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    E3 2009 set to open doors to public?

    By 21 October 2008

    If the rumours and speculation are to be believed, E3 2009 is set to be held in June at the Los Angeles Convention Centre, and will for the first time, open its doors to the public There are a few different reports claiming to have heard the news from...

  • EA gaming event heading to Trafalgar Square
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    EA gaming event heading to Trafalgar Square

    By 17 October 2008

    After its success last year, EA is once again set to take over London's Trafalgar Square for two days inside the largest temporary structure ever erected there. All part of the London Gaming Festival, the event will be hosted on 31st October and 1st November...

  • Sony to stream replays via PSP to Arsenal stadium fans
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    Sony to stream replays via PSP to Arsenal stadium fans

    By 28 March 2007

    Sony has outlined plans to allow Arsenal fans access to game highlights and live streams of the matches at the Emirates Stadium via their PSP at all games at its Media Experience in Rhodes. Under the system, called S.PORT, which is still in a prototype...

  • PlayStation 3 launch numbers slow to take off
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    PlayStation 3 launch numbers slow to take off

    By 22 March 2007

    With just 12 hours to go until the launch of the PlayStation 3 in the UK, there are just 10 people queuing in London's Virgin Megastore on Oxford Street. Although a spokesman for the company said that they expected hundreds to turn up later today, the...

  • PS3 launch queue gets underway in the UK
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    PS3 launch queue gets underway in the UK

    By 21 March 2007

    Crazy or just big fans? That’s right, gamers have already started queuing for their chance to bag a PlayStation 3 at Midnight on 23 March. So what makes you want to stand in a queue for hours waiting for the next generation console from Sony? “I’ve...

  • Sony setting up campsite at Virgin Megastore for PlayStation 3 fans
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    Sony setting up campsite at Virgin Megastore for PlayStation 3 fans

    By 16 March 2007

    Sony has confirmed that the official UK launch of its new PlayStation console will be at Virgin Megastores, Oxford Street at 0000hrs 23rd March. Gamers mad enough to queue up will be able to grab official PlayStation merchandise and incentives for the...

  • One day left to win an exclusive evening with the PS3
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    One day left to win an exclusive evening with the PS3

    By 23 January 2007

    Want to spend an evening with the PS3 months before it's launched in the UK? Then you've only got 1 day left to enter our competition. Pocket-lint has teamed up with Sony to bring you a chance of winning a prize money can't buy. We've got 30 pairs of...

  • eBay puts tough restrictions PS3 sellers
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    eBay puts tough restrictions PS3 sellers

    By 16 November 2006

    eBay is taking tougher measures to stop fraud in the buying and selling of PlayStation 3 consoles in the US and the UK. The rules changed as recently as yesterday, when eBay forbade British eBay sellers to sell PS3 units on the site until February 2007,...

  • Pocket-lint gets new look
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    Pocket-lint gets new look

    By 13 October 2006

    Welcome to the new look Pocket-lint that should be faster, bigger, better and more feature-packed than ever before. As you will have noticed we have got a shiny new look to the site, but wait, that's not all, over the last 6 months we have been rebuilding...

  • Bafta's top award goes to Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter
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    Bafta's top award goes to Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter

    By 6 October 2006

    The new BAFTA awards for videogames were held last night in London and recognised Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter as Game of the Year as well as for Technical Achievement. It beat out Black, Dr Kawashima’s Brain Training and Lego Star...

  • October kicks off with London Games Festival 2006
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    October kicks off with London Games Festival 2006

    By 26 September 2006

    October 2nd will see London swarming with gamers as the week-long London Games Festival 2006 kicks off. The festival includes events, previews, and hands-on gaming at a variety of venues, including HMV Oxford Circus, John Lewis Oxford Street, and other...

  • Videogame exhibit Game On to open at Science Museum in London
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    Videogame exhibit Game On to open at Science Museum in London

    By 18 September 2006

    Gamers aren’t usually associated with art and museums, but an upcoming exhibition at the Science Museum in London may just lure them through the doors. “Game On” will feature more than 120 games from as far back as the sixties for visitors to try...

  • BAFTA throws spotlight on games with new awards
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    BAFTA throws spotlight on games with new awards

    By 12 September 2006

    The British Academy of Film and Television has extended their awards this year to recognise outstanding performance in games in the new British Academy Video Games Awards. According to a statement, “The awards ceremony will reward the individuals behind...

  • THE FLUFFIES - Nominations for the Best Home Entertainment Gadget 2005
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    THE FLUFFIES - Nominations for the Best Home Entertainment Gadget 2005

    By 31 October 2005

    This year's nominations for the 2005 Pocket-lint.co.uk awards for BEST HOME ENTERTAINMENT GADGET are: Creative Noise Cancelling Headphones HN-700 At 40 quid, the HN-700 are just too compelling an offer not to highly recommend Sonos Digital Music System...

  • THE FLUFFIES - Nominations for the Best Laptop 2005
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    THE FLUFFIES - Nominations for the Best Laptop 2005

    By 31 October 2005

    This year's nominations for the 2005 Pocket-lint.co.uk awards for BEST LAPTOP are: Sony Vaio VGN-T2XP Not so much a re-design, more a refresh of an original concept but when it's this good, why worry? Toshiba Qosmio G20 An all-in-one home entertainment...

  • THE FLUFFIES - Nominations for the Best PC or Console Game 2005
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    THE FLUFFIES - Nominations for the Best PC or Console Game 2005

    By 31 October 2005

    This year's nominations for the 2005 Pocket-lint.co.uk awards for BEST PC OR CONSOLE GAME are: Grand Theft Auto San Andreas - PC This series just keeps getting better and better Burnout Revenge - Xbox Burnout Revenge is a great twist on the racing genre....

  • Half Life 2 wins 6 BAFTAs, Hitman gains best music
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    Half Life 2 wins 6 BAFTAs, Hitman gains best music

    By 1 March 2005

    Half-Life 2 was the major standout winner at the 2nd annual BAFTAs for Interactive Entertainment, taking best game, online game (where with Counter-Strike, it technically had two hits at the same award), action adventure, art direction and animation and...

  • God of Games Peter Molyneux receives OBE
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    God of Games Peter Molyneux receives OBE

    By 31 December 2004

    He's been coding since 1987 so he isn't an overnight success. Peter Molyneux's name conjures up memories of many classics such as Populous, Syndicate, Magic Carpet, Theme Park, Dungeon Keeper, the like-or-hate Black and White and the recently released...