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With thousands of gamers queued late into the night across the UK to celebrate the release of,“Titanfall”. Which is exclusive to Xbox, the game is expected to break Xbox One sales records and be one of the best-selling titles this year.

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To celebrate the launch, free runners dressed as Pilot characters from the game performed stunts for London commuters along Millennium Bridge and the South Bank, emulating the abilities of players in the game.

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Jonathan Ross at the TitanFall event

On Thursday evening The Boiler House at the Old Truman Brewery was transformed into a scene from the game.

Fans and celebrity attendees including Jonathan Ross, The Voice UK judge Ricky Wilson and Professor Green, played the first truly next generation multiplayer game as parkour free-runners staged a series of breath-taking stunts including wall running across the venue.

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Xbox UK Marketing Director, Harvey Eagle said: “Titanfall is the most anticipated game of the year. It’s already won more than 80 awards from critics around the world. Millions of gamers around the world played the Xbox One Titanfall beta and hundreds of thousands have been playing since Tuesday when it launched in the US. Xbox One is the best place to play Titanfall and there has never been a better time to join the new console generation”

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The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) has announced the winners of tonight’s British Academy Games Awards, which celebrated the very best in games of the past year.

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The ceremony was hosted by Dara O Briain at Tobacco Dock, London E1, where presenters included Rob Beckett, Alex Brooker, Shaun Dooley, Hideo Kojima, Ian Livingstone, Steven Moffat, Chris Ramsay, Carol Vorderman and Wretch 32.
The Last of Us, the post-apocalyptic story of love and loss among the last survivors of humanity, took home five BAFTA awards: Action & Adventure, Audio Achievement, Best Game, Story, and Performer was presented to Ashley Johnson for her role as Ellie.

Grand Theft Auto V, one of the biggest and most technically accomplished games of the year, won in the British Game, Game Design and Multiplayer categories.

Papercraft platformer Tearaway scooped awards for Artistic Achievement, Family and Mobile & Handheld. Rex Crowle, who last year was selected as a BAFTA ‘Breakthrough Brit’ for his exceptionally promising talent, collected his first BAFTA for his work on Tearaway.

Gone Home, a game of exploration in which players piece together a mysterious family story, was awarded the BAFTA for Debut Game.

Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons, the story-driven adventure game following two brothers on an epic fairytale journey, won the BAFTA for Game Innovation. The game features the unusual control system that allows one player to simultaneously control both brothers.

The BAFTA for Music was awarded to first-person shooter Bioshock Infinite, which features a selection of iconic modern musical tracks reimagined as if they were made in 1912.

FIFA 14 collected the BAFTA for Sport, the fourth time the franchise has won an award.

Papers, Please, described by creator Lucas Pope as a “dystopian document thriller”, where players take the role of an immigration officer at a border checkpoint picked up the BAFTA for Strategy and Simulation.

Showcasing the best in young games development and design talent, Size DOES Matter – created by a team of student developers in Norway – won the BAFTA Ones to Watch Award in association with Dare to be Digital.

The Fellowship was presented to Rockstar Games for its outstanding and exceptional creative contribution to the games industry. Sam Houser, Dan Houser, Leslie Benzies and Aaron Garbut attended the ceremony to accept the Award on behalf of the company.

The Awards’ highlights programme will be broadcast on Challenge (Sky: Ch 125, Freeview: Ch 46, Virgin: Ch 139) on Friday 21 March at 10pm.
Earlier today BAFTA successfully launched its inaugural ‘Inside Games’, an event attended by the public showcasing upcoming games from the world’s biggest studios and featuring developer talks and an ‘Indie Games Arcade’.

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Tonight is the BAFTA Games Awards 2014 in London.

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A total of 43 games have been recognised across 17 categories, showcasing the very best games of the past 12 months and highlighting an outstanding level of creative excellence from a broad range of UK and international development teams.

The Last of Us leads the way with ten nominations across Action & Adventure, Artistic Achievement, Audio Achievement, Best Game, Game Design, Multiplayer, Music, Story, and a double-nomination in Performer. Grand Theft Auto V receives a nomination in each of the following nine categories: Action & Adventure, Audio Achievement, Best Game, British Game, Game Design, Game Innovation, Multiplayer, Performer and Story.

Tearaway is nominated for eight BAFTAs: Artistic Achievement, Best Game, British Game, Family, Game Design, Game Innovation, Mobile & Handheld and Music.

Five games receive four nominations apiece. Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag is nominated for Action & Adventure, Best Game, Game Design and Music. BioShock Infinite is nominated for Artistic Achievement, Audio Achievement, Music and Performer. Super Mario 3D World is recognised in Best Game, Family, Multiplayer and Music. The Stanley Parable picks up nominations in Debut Game, Game Innovation, Performer and Story. Papers, Please is nominated in Best Game, Game Design, Game Innovation and Strategy & Simulation.

BADLAND, Beyond: Two Souls, Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons, DEVICE 6 and Tomb Raider all receive three nominations each, while Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch, Battlefield 4, Forza Motorsport 5, Gone Home, Gunpoint, LEGO Marvel Super Heroes and The Room 2 all have two nominations each.

Nominated in the Performer category are Ashley Johnson (Ellie) and Troy Baker (Joel) in The Last of Us, Courtnee Draper (Elizabeth) in BioShock Infinite, Ellen Page (Jodie) in Beyond: Two Souls, Kevan Brighting (The Narrator) in The Stanley Parable and Steven Ogg (Trevor Phillips) in Grand Theft Auto V.

Other nominated games include Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Castles in the Sky, Civilization V: Brave New World, Democracy 3, DMC Devil May Cry, DOTA 2, F1 2013, FIFA 14, Football Manager 2014, GRID 2, NBA 2K14, Plants vs Zombies 2, Rayman Legends, Remember Me, Ridiculous Fishing, Skylanders Swap Force, Surgeon Simulator 2013, XCOM: Enemy Within, World of Tanks and Year Walk.

Showcasing the very best in young games development and design talent, the BAFTA Ones To Watch Award in association with Dare to be Digital finalists are Project Heera: Diamond Heist, Size DOES Matter and The Unknown.

The British Academy Games Awards take place tonight at the Tobacco Dock, London, and will be hosted for the sixth consecutive year by comedian and gamer Dara O Briain.

Tickets are now on sale for EGX Rezzed 2014! Next year’s event will take place between the 28th & 30th March at The NEC, Birmingham.

For those of you who haven’t experienced EGX Rezzed before, it’s an event brought to you by the team behind EGX London, formerly Eurogamer Expo. EGX Rezzed will boast many of the features that visitors to EGX London will recognise, with hundreds of next gen consoles and PCs packed onto our huge show floor. It’s a great opportunity for you, the gamers, to get hands-on with the hottest titles before they hit the shops.

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In addition to playable games we’re planning a host of features including the return of the developer sessions which will see famous game designers presenting their latest projects directly to you in our dedicated auditorium. Meanwhile, the Leftfield Collection will showcase the latest and greatest from the world of indie games.

Plus, we’ll have an extensive board games area complete with demonstrators to give you a guiding hand, a Minecraft hunger games tournament stage and stands selling all manner of gaming merchandise including t-shirts, figurines, posters and more.

Tickets are available now and if you book before January you can take advantage of our 20% early bird discount. Day tickets are currently £9.60 while those of you looking to get the most for your money can pick up a three day pass for £21.60. Saturday and Sunday early entry tickets are £12.80, with afternoon tickets coming in at £7.20 each. Group discounts are also available, head over to our website for all the details.

Information on the playable games, the developer sessions and the rest of the EGX Rezzed features will be revealed over the course of the next few months. In the meantime why not head to our website where you’ll be able to check out highlights from 2013.

With the launch of Call of Duty: Ghosts is almost upon us, and to celebrate one of this year’s releases, Activision will be hosting a star studded launch event at the IndigO2 in London on Monday, 4th November.

Daniel Sturridge, Rizzle Kicks, Wretch 32, Andros Townsend, Jamal Edwards and Martyn Littlewood will be offering you the unique chance to become part of their team, as they each lead a squad of six players in a multi-player tournament, battling it out for Call of Duty: Ghosts glory and ultimate bragging rights on the night.

For the chance to win an opportunity to be part of this exclusive experience, and to join one of the squad leaders on the night, you’ll need to tell them why you deserve to be a part of their squad above anyone else.

To register, sign in to your Twitter account and post a message that includes #callofdutytime and the unique hashtag for the squad leader, whose team you want to be on, along with your message to them explaining why they should choose you.

Fans will also be able to visit www.callofdutytime.com where a selection of short films by the squad leaders will provide all the details on how you can get involved and become part of the Call of Duty: Ghosts launch event.

So, what are you waiting for… the more you tweet and get behind your favourite squad leader, the more chance you’ll have of winning.

Don’t worry though, if you’re not recruited to be a member of one of the squads, you can still have the chance to win tickets to the event by visiting www.callofdutytime.com or watch the tournament via the live-stream at www.youtube.com/callofduty.

SQUAD LEADERS:

  • Wretch 32

Jermaine Scott aka Wretch 32 is the new don of UK hip hop. Signed to Ministry Of Sound/Levels Recordings and with three consecutive top five hits and ‘Black and White’, a certified Gold album under his belt, it is safe to say that Wretch 32 has consolidated his name in the mainstream.

To apply for Wretch 32’s Team tweet  #GhostsWretch32 and #CallofDutyTime

  • Daniel Sturridge

Daniel is the fastest player in LFC history to score 20 goals for the club. He recorded the highest goal per game ratio in the Premier League for the 2012 — 2013 season and is the youngest player to win Premier League, FA Cup and Champions League.

To apply for Daniel’s team tweet #GhostsSturridge and #CallofDutyTime

  • Rizzle Kicks

Once in a generation, a band emerges who are doing something musically, visually and culturally that no-one else is doing…and doing it really well. For the Millennium Generation, it’s Rizzle Kicks. Two years on from their 600,000 selling debut Stereo Typical, their new album, Roaring 20s, is a generational milestone.

To apply for Rizzle Kicks’ team tweet #GhostsRK and #CallofDutyTime

  • Jamal Edwards

At the age of 15, Jamal Edwards founded SB.TV which he still runs as CEO. With over 180 million YouTube subscribers, SB.TV has featured interviews with a varied list of guests from politicians such as David Cameron and Ed Milliband to globally recognized artists such as Nicki Minaj and Jessie J as well as urban stars like Giggs & Drake.

To apply for Jamal’s team tweet #GhostsJamal and #CallofDutyTime

  • Andros Townsend

London born Andros plays for his home town club Spurs, and has been delighting fans and pundits alike with electric performances for club and country, including a goal scoring debut for England at Wembley helping them qualify for the 2014 World Cup.

To apply for Andros’ team tweet #GhostsTownsend and #CallofDutyTime

  • Martyn Littlewood

Martyn is a YouTube content creator for The Yogscast and award winning radio presenter. His content focuses on a variety of gaming genres and he creates video blogs of his experiences at gaming conventions, studios, anime gatherings and other events.

To apply for Martyn’s team tweet #GhostsYogs and #CallofDutyTime

For more information about the launch event, squad leader profiles, short films and the chance to win exclusive tickets please visit http://callofdutytime.com

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It’s official, new iPads are finally on the way as Apple just send out invites to a special event to be held on 22nd October.

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Will the fifth generation iPad with faster internals (including the 64-bit A7 chip from the 5s) and a slimmer design at next weeks event. The second-gen iPad mini is also rumoured to come with faster specs and a more lightweight exterior, but will it have a Retina display.

 

Xbox Live’s Major Nelson and AceyBongos Command 32-person Squads in a Head-to-Head Battle of Battlefield 4 Second Assault – Its Worldwide Debut on Xbox One.

Join us in the global, live streamed event, Battlefield 4 : Showdown Live Europe vs. USA on November 1 at 17.00 GMT, where two teams of 32-players will compete in an event in London. The Showdown will mark the debut of Battlefield 4 Second Assault, an expansion pack available at launch first on Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft. Battlefield 4 Second Assault includes four fan-favourite Battlefield 3 maps re-imagined with the power of the new Frostbite 3 engine. Top-tier Battlefield players will be hand selected to represent their country as they battle it out on Xbox One.

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Battlefield 4 will be available 1st November  for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 console and PC. Battlefield 4 will be in stores 22nd November on Xbox One and 29th November 29 on PlayStation 4.

Battlefield 4 Second Assault is one of five expansion packs included in Battlefield 4 Premium, an exclusive membership for fans that provides a wealth of new content to keep the action going all year long for only £39.99. Battlefield 4 Second Assault will be available first on Xbox One

F1 2013 roars into HMV Oxford Street 4th October
Take on your friends in the pit-lane with the F1 2013 pit-stop challenge

This Friday 4 October sees the release of F1 2013, the definitive FORMULA 1 videogame for this generation of consoles, with a event at HMV’s Oxford Street store from 11am where there will be an actual FORMULA 1 car inside the store.

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During the event, you can take on your friends on some of the most iconic tracks from FORMULA 1 history including Imola and Estoril. When you’re not setting fastest laps, you’ll be able to try your hand at changing a race tyre in our custom pit-lane inside the store itself. We’ll be shouting about your successes
throughout the day, and if you’re lucky enough to be the fastest in the pit-lane, there’s some great prizes to give away on the day, including a brand spanking new PlayStation 3 for the fastest time.

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We’ll also be showing off the greats of FORMULA ONE, only available in F1 2013: CLASSIC EDITION, such as Alain Prost, Emerson Fittipaldi, Michael Schumacher, Nigel Mansell and Damon Hill.

F1 2013 is the pinnacle of FORMULA 1 videogames, capturing the excitement and the action of one of the world’s most watched sports. With its release on 4th
October, this is your chance to step into the cockpit and take on the world’s best. F1 2013 includes all the official content from the 2013 season, including the 2013 FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP™, an expanded Young Driver test, a new scenario mode, and the return of Grand Prix mode.

Take a picture in store and Tweet #F12013 #HMVlaunch as we will be handing out
some cool prizes for the best pictures in store.

Nintendo is supporting indie developers like never before at Eurogamer Expo 2013 with a special zone showcasing some of the best indie talent to grace Nintendo’s current consoles.

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The developers of indie games Q.U.B.E: Director’s Cut, Scram Kitty and his Buddy on Rails, Tengami, Coaster Crazy Deluxe, Knytt Underground, Putty Squad and Steam World Dig will attend Eurogamer Expo alongside Nintendo. There will also be nine brand new games available to play including the first playable Wii U demo of Tengami. Indie games available on stand include:

Wii U

  • Q.U.B.E: Director’s Cut
  • Scram Kitty and his Buddy on Rails
  • Tengami
  • Knytt Underground
  • Coaster Crazy Deluxe

Nintendo 3DS

  • SteamWorld Dig
  • Shantae & the Pirate’s Curse
  • Retro City Rampage
  • Putty Squad

There will also be the chance to get hands on with highly anticipated first-party Nintendo games, take part in Nintendo 3DS tournaments in the NintendoLife StreetPass Zone, pose for photos with Mario, Luigi, Sonic, Pikachu and Link as well as grab special giveaways and win prizes when the games show opens on 26th September.

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Nintendo will be at Eurogamer Expo in Earls Court, London from 26th-29th September 2013.

Nokia has just announced that it will be sharing new information for all the Nokia fans just in a month time on 22nd October.

 

 

Will we see the Nokia Lumia 1520, the first 1080p Windows Phone to enter into 6-inch domain. This device is believed to have a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 SoC and a 20-megapixel PureView camera. With Windows Phone 8.1 (Project Blue) will also see an update to support the new 1080p resolution, this will add a third row of columns and giving owners even more space for their various tiles on the homescreen

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Rumour has it that Abu Dhabi will be where the event will be this time, only time will tell.

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Nintendo today will show a new edition of Nintendo Direct. The broadcast, hosted by Nintendo President Satoru Iwata and Nintendo of Europe President Satoru Shibata, will mainly provide updates on software coming to Wii U and Nintendo 3DS in the remainder of 2013.

The new Nintendo Direct will be streamed from the Nintendo Direct website on 7th August at 3pm UK Time (4pm CEST).

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With celebration of the launch of Pokémon X and Pokémon Y for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems, the first of three legendary character distribution events begins August 30th at participating Game stores across the UK.

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Players can get their hands on Shiny versions of the Legendary Pokémon —Dialga, Palkia, and Giratina—starting with, Dialga, which was featured on the cover of the Pokémon Diamond video game. What makes this event extraordinary is that each of the distributed Legendary Pokémon, which are already difficult to get during gameplay, will be Shiny, meaning they have unusual colouring that is extremely rare. Each Shiny Pokémon will be available, one at a time, for only two weeks each, so Trainers will need to plan accordingly and head to a participating Game store if they want to add these extremely rare Legendary Pokémon to their Pokémon Black, Pokémon White, Pokémon Black 2, or Pokémon White 2 game.

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Once Steel- and Dragon-type Dialga’s distribution ends on September 12th, Pokémon fans can get a Shiny version of Water- and Dragon-type Pokémon, Palkia, beginning September  13th and a Shiny version of the Ghost- and Dragon-type Pokémon, Giratina, beginning September 27th. Both of the subsequent events are also taking place at participating Game outlets across the UK. Palkia is the Legendary Pokémon featured on the cover of Pokémon Pearl, and the Giratina players will receive is the same Legendary Pokémon that appears in both Pokémon Diamond and Pokémon Pearl.

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Fans who own Pokémon Black, Pokémon White, Pokémon Black 2, or Pokémon White 2 can bring their copy of the game and their Nintendo 3DS or Nintendo DS system to participating Game stores and get a Shiny Dialga, Shiny Palkia, and Shiny Giratina during the following dates:

  • Shiny Dialga: Friday August 30th, 2013 – Thursday September 12th, 2013
  • Shiny Palkia: Friday September 13th, 2013 – Thursday September 26th, 2013
  • Shiny Giratina: Friday September 27th, 2013 – Friday October 11th 2013

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