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Here you’ll find a directory of upcoming UK gaming events

  • Sat
    09
    Jan
    2016
    4:30pm to 6:30pmLas Vegas Arcade Soho, 89-91 Wardour St, London, W1F 0UB

    RSVP at https://www.facebook.com/events/933745963412156/

    Same rules as last months tournament.
    Entry fee: none. Simply pay for your own credit, per round.

    ~ QUALIFYING SONGS ~
    Group round for all players.
    Songs to be announced nearer the date!

    ~ SEMI-FINAL ~
    The top players will progress to the Semi-final round:
    Two songs, single elimination. Each player picks any song they want from the game - But not lower than Hard ☆6 level. Both players play both picked songs and their total scores will decide who makes it through to the final.

    The person choosing that song must pass it otherwise he/she is disqualified and the other player makes it through.

    ~ FINAL ~
    Four songs, single elimination. Each player picks any two songs they want, not lower than Hard ☆7 level. Both players play all 4 picked songs and their total scores will decide who is the victor!.

    The person choosing their song must pass it otherwise he/she is disqualified.

    ~ RULES ~
    No private drumsticks (bachi).
    No customised options (Speed, Invisible, Special Effect).
    No Ura-chart.
    Do not select songs with special 2P chart (e.g. Hare Hare Yukai Hard/Oni, Tomare! Oni).

  • Sat
    30
    Jan
    2016
    noon to midnightCapcom Europe, The Metro Building, 3rd Floor, 1 Butterwick, Hammersmith London W6 8DL

    RSVP at https://www.facebook.com/events/414475852082909/

    We saying farewell to the game that revolutionised and rejuvenated fighting games for this generation. On Saturday January 30th at Capcom HQ in London's Hammersmith is Unequalled Media's Goodbye Ultra SF4 event!

    Full info at  http://unequalledmedia.com/

  • Sun
    31
    Jan
    2016
    1pm to 4pmStockwell Community Resource Centre, 1 Studley Road, London SW4 6RA

    RSVP at https://www.facebook.com/events/1647391685549863/

    We are proud to announce the upcoming StreetPass London event! In addition to the usual multiplayer shenanigans we will be playing the brand new Square-Enix epic Final Fantasy : Explorers! Those of you with your own copy (the game is released on January 29th, so 2 days before the event) are encouraged to bring it along, as there will be plenty of opportunity to play cooperatively with others using your own character! For those of you without ; fear not... We will be showing the game off using demo copies and demo 3DSes. This means all attendees will get a chance to play Final Fantasy : Explorers with one another!

    Another game we'll be playing together is Lightwood Games' Wii-U title Word Party! This 5-player party game offers brand new word games mixed with unique multiplayer versions of classics. There will be a tournament in this title open to all, with the top prize being a copy of the game itself!

    Aside from these we will, as usual, be playing all your multiplayer favourites. Expect games of Mario Kart 7, Zelda : Triforce Heroes, Pokémon XYαΩ plus many more! Our attendees tend to have impressive gaming collections, so regardless of what you want to play (even if it's something a little more obscure) you're bound to find someone to game with! There will also be various Wii-U games available to play, such as Smash 4 and Mario Kart 8

    In terms of venue : we've looked far and wide to find you a space that was :

    - central
    - easy to get to (great transport links)
    - spacious
    - state-of-the-art (so we could show off those Wii-U games on a glorious projector)

    ...and have managed to tick every box with the Stockwell Community Centre! The centre, which is less than a mere 3 miles from Centre Point, is served by a plethora of tube and bus routes (the Northern and Victoria lines both run into Stockwell Tube Station). It's a lovely, clean space, and you're all sure to love it.

    This event is supported by Nintendo, Square-Enix and Lightwood Games. We will also be assisted on the day by our friends from StreetPass Southend, NSG and, ofcourse, our wonderful StreetPass London Buddies!

    As always this event is FREE to attend!

    We expect :

    – those under the age of 16 to be accompanied at all times by a responsible adult. For clarification of what we mean when we say ‘responsible’ please see here : http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/responsible
    – attendees to be respectful to other members and towards the venue
    - no alcohol or other narcotics to be brought in or consumed on the premises

  • Sat
    06
    Feb
    2016
    Sun
    07
    Feb
    2016
    10:30am to 11:55pmLondon Met Uni, N7 8DB

    RSVP at https://www.facebook.com/events/502001643290170/

    It's back and bigger and better than ever! Top Internationally renowned guests include Aya Suzuki, animator for Wolf Children amongst many other animated features and Monica Rial, voice actress for over 100 anime including Stocking from Panty and Stocking, Sakura from Tsubasa Chronicles, May chang from Fullmetal Alchemist, Bulma from DBZ. Many more guests are still to come!

    There will be COSPLAY, GAMING, ANIME, COMICS, LIVE MUSIC & PARTIES from 10:30am through to midnight on the Saturday and Sunday - all for just £22 for the weekend (including the special Friday opening party) if you book and pay for before January 6th @ http://www.londonanimecon.com/

    Tickets also available on the door! All ages are welcome (note that it's 18+ after 7pm for the evening and party content).

    We have more famous Voice Actors, internet celebs and Cosplayers to reveal, so make sure to stop by as we reveal our guest lineup in the next few months.

    Gaming shall continue to grow, with the involvement of companies such as Ubisoft and many more. There will be over a dozen big-prize tournaments including League of Legends, Street Fighter IV, Halo Master Chief, FIFA15, Smash Wii U, Mario Kart 8, DDR, Minecraft and much more. Casual gamers will also be catered for with the Gaming Lounge offering a choice of 200+ games from the 80s, 90s through to the present day.

    And of course, even more Anime and Geek Fun will be on offer, including a special Asian Movie night courtesy of Third window films, AsianPop performances and lots of Anime screenings and dealers with a wide variety of merchandise.

    Tickets can be bought at a discounted £22 for the weekend (when bought before 8th January) via the website now and the party is included as part of your ticket. For more information on the event check out www.londonanimecon.com.

  • Sat
    06
    Feb
    2016
    1:30pm to 8pmLoading Dalston, 97 Stoke Newington Road, London, N16 8BX

    RSVP at https://www.facebook.com/events/1652878034985269/

    DATE: 06/02/2016
    TIME: 1:30PM
    EVENT ENDS: 8PM
    LOCATION: LOADING BAR, DALSTON
    ADDRESS:
    97 Stoke Newington Road,
    Dalston,
    London,
    N16 8BX

    Hello boys and girls!

    Get ready for the first monthly NSG social meet of 2016!
    We’ll be heading to Loading Bar, Dalston for this meet where you can play games, drink and meet new people!

    Loading Bar has an amazing selection of games, as well as arcade cabinets and all the next gen consoles!

    PLANS:

    – We’ll be meeting outside Dalston Kingsland overground station for 1:30pm. We’ll wait for late comers until 1:45pm.
    – We'll be heading straight to the bar, but please feel free to buy lunch from outside the bar to bring back. (Just remember to buy drinks at the bar please!)

    WHAT WE EXPECT FROM YOU:

    – To respect all attendees during the meet.
    – Not to cause any drama/violence and make others feel uncomfortable.
    – Bring your 3DS handheld consoles so you can play with others, have fun and collect Streetpasses.
    – Report any suspicious behavior to the event hosts.
    – Never hesitate to ask any questions to the event hosts.

    Please bring your ID with you if you’d like to purchase alcohol at the bar and make sure you drink responsibly. If you’re not buying alcohol, you still need to buy at least one thing at the bar. We shall try our best to reserve a space there for the meet.

    Please check back here for updates! We look forward to seeing you all then!

  • Sat
    20
    Feb
    2016
    5pm to 7pmLas Vegas Arcade Soho, 89-91 Wardour St, London, W1F 0UB

    RSVP at https://www.facebook.com/events/420473844807865/

    Same rules as last months tournament.
    Entry fee: none. Simply pay for your own credit, per round.

    ~ QUALIFYING SONGS TO BE ANNOUNCED~
    Group round for all players.
    1).
    2).
    3).
    4).

    ~ SEMI-FINAL ~
    The top 8 players will progress to the Semi-final round. Player 1 will go against player 8, player 2 against 7 etc.

    Two songs, single elimination. Each player picks any song they want from the game - But not lower than Oni ☆5 level.

    The lower ranked player gets to pick their two songs first.

    The person choosing that song must pass it otherwise he/she is disqualified and the other player makes it through.

    ~ FINAL ~
    Four songs, single elimination. Each player picks any two songs they want, not lower than Oni ☆7 level. Both players play all 4 picked songs and their total scores will decide who is the victor!.

    The person choosing their song must pass it otherwise he/she is disqualified.

    ~ RULES ~
    No private drumsticks (bachi).
    No customised options (Speed, Invisible, Special Effect).
    No Ura-chart.
    Do not select songs with special 2P chart (e.g. Hare Hare Yukai Hard/Oni, Tomare! Oni).

    Follow Las Vegas Arcade Soho @ https://twitter.com/LasVegasArcade

  • Mon
    22
    Feb
    2016
    7:00 pmStane Street Syndicate, 196 Clapham High Street, London, SW4 7UD

    RSVP at https://www.facebook.com/events/960578020695236/

    To celebrate Stane Street Syndicate's MEGA WEEKEND, we'll be finishing it off with a Mario Kart Wii tournament with £50 bar tab prize. This is the first tournament we've done on the projector screen, & with more consoles out than ever before it should be a blast!!

  • Sat
    05
    Mar
    2016
    1pm to 7pmTBA

    RSVP at https://www.facebook.com/events/1077716285612958/

    DATE: 05/03/2016
    DOORS OPEN: 12:50PM
    EVENT STARTS: 1PM
    EVENT ENDS: 7PM
    FREE ENTRY EVENT
    LOCATION: TBA
    MOVIE SCHEDULE: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1MLSuP0tnVAfqpMhRWND684qD8inmAehmzWb5Gyt4gJw/edit

    This monthly social meet is going to be a little different!
    We will be screening game-related movies, from 1pm until 7pm.

    Come along and meet new people, watch some great movies and just kick back and relax! Refreshments will be available at the event and it's free to attend! We'll have a small break between movie screenings if people would like to buy some lunch or a light snack.

    We'll also be playing some Cards Against Humanity after the movie screenings, just so we can all socialize with each other and have a laugh.

    See you all there and Happy Gaming!

  • Wed
    09
    Mar
    2016
    6:00 pmPimpShuei 59 Mount Pleasant, London WC1X 0AY

    RSVP at https://www.facebook.com/events/198194127204033/

    Well here we go Girls and Boys, PimpShuei’s very first video game tournament with the brand new Street Fighter V for PS4! We know you’ve all been very excited about the prospects of gaming tournaments and the release of this game so we thought it was about time we start up a little competition for you all, using our brand new PS4 through a Full HD projector and 120” screen!

    This will be an OPEN competition. Absolutely anybody, Male or Female can enter (as long as they are over 21), so feel free to speak to any of your friends, family or coworkers to get them involved as well or to come and cheer you on at the event! There will also be Free Play Arcades all night as well as offers on TsingTao beer all night for everyone to have a great night playing this amazing game.

    We will still be going with our usual Happy Hour offer, with 2 TsingTao or any of our signature cocktails for just £6 from 5 until 7!

    Here is the info for the Tournament:

    There will be a maximum of 16 places available for the competition on a first come, first served basis.

    Entry Fee will be £10, however every entrant will receive 3 TsingTao Beers & unlimited soft drinks on the night

    All competitors will also have the chance to practice on our system at PimpShuei on Monday-Wednesday for the next two weeks up to the Tournament date. On the day you will be able to practice for the hour before the Start Time at 6 o’clock on Wednesday 9th March

    16 players will compete in a random bracket to determine who is the PimpShuei Street Fighter Champion!
    All match ups for each round will be completely random, with 4 rounds of competition

    Prizes will be awarded on the night for the Top Three competitors as well as some random giveaways on the night for fights or competitors we find particularly entertaining!

    There will be other T’s & C’s as well but those will be sent once you confirm your interest in the competition by sending us a private message on FaceBook or by visiting us at PimpShuei. Or alternatively send an email to info@pimpshuei.co.uk

    We look forward to all of you getting involved in what is sure to be a cracking night!

    Good Luck to you all!

  • Fri
    11
    Mar
    2016
    Sun
    13
    Mar
    2016
    12:00 pmVEGA London, 9 Islington High Street, London, N1 9LQ

    RSVP and for more info go to https://www.facebook.com/events/163462084033158/

    Follow VEGA London at https://twitter.com/vegalondon

  • Tue
    22
    Mar
    2016
    7:00 pmLoading (The Secret Weapon) 25 West Ham Lane, Stratford, London, E15 4PH

    RSVP at https://www.facebook.com/events/625782214227025/

    Hi everyone, Loading Bar Stratford’s "Video Games Expert": Mat Jones here, ready to invite you to another one of our famous get-togethers. I’ve been given the chance to celebrate one of my favourite things: Residential Evil. I personally know a lot about this after definitely hearing about it before today.

    President Evil is best known as the iconic film franchise starring Kate Beckinsale in her battle against some nasty umbrellas. Perhaps you might not have known that the series originally began as a handful of video games on the PlayStation Two!

    Please join us on March 22, the 20th anniversary of the release of the first game, Resident Weevil Zero, to celebrate the life (or more accurately, being undead on account of all of the game’s iconic werewolves!) of this landmark "horror survival" franchise.

    We’ll have a series of special cocktails available like our signature “B-Virus” or our “Health Plants”. We’ll also have a chronological list of the main games in the series, like Project X Zone and Pocket Fighter.

    I’ve reached out to Namco Bandai to see if they want to get involved but I haven't heard a response yet.

    If you’re a fan of the series I hope you join us and if you’ve somehow never heard of The Resident Evil (or as it’s known in Japan: Bad Zone) then I hope this event serves as a revelaiton.

     

  • Sat
    26
    Mar
    2016
    2:30 pmThe Four Quarters, 187 Rye Lane, Peckham, London, SE15 4TP

    RSVP at https://www.facebook.com/events/1525241921109833/

    DATE: 26/03/2016
    EVENT STARTS: 2:30pm
    LOCATION: FOUR QUARTERS, PECKHAM
    FREE ENTRY EVENT!!

    Get ready for a trip down memory lane and countless battles, as we invite you all to our Pokemon Red, Blue and Yellow tournament!!

    This tournament will take place at the Four Quarters in Peckham. You can buy drinks and food there, sit back and relax!

    This tournament isn't really a serious one, it's more for fun however rules will be added to make things fair. Please bear in mind that these are rules that we have created ourselves.

    RULES:
    - This tournament is for Red, Blue and Yellow on 3DS/2DS handhelds. We cannot accept participants who want to play with a Gameboy Color.

    - No legendaries allowed. (Zapdos, Moltres, Articuno, Mew and Mewtwo).

    - Banned moves: wrap, recover, disable.

    - Items are not allowed.

    - All 6 Pokemon are to be of different species.

    A small prize will be given to the winner of the tournament.

    Let's all have fun and Happy Gaming!

     

  • Sat
    02
    Apr
    2016
    1:30pm to 7pmThe Four Quarters, 187 Rye Lane, Peckham, London, SE15 4TP

    RSVP at https://www.facebook.com/events/945132988888628/

    Popping the party Poppers!!

    With a big big NYA NYA in the air, Monhun Offline is hosting their Frist Birthday Party .

    With Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate being a year old, and us too very soon, we would like to invite you to a party
    to remember.

    We will be taking over The Four Quarters Bar with complimentary food, drink, and CAKE (As much as we can provide, with the Zenny we have).

    Let's hunt like we have never hunted before!! Slay, kart and run out of life powder like legends!!

    We could not be who we are with the ongoing support of Nintendo, Capcom and all of you AMAZING HUNTERS!!

    Don't miss out! click attending so the Palcios chef know how much quest boosting meals to make.

    This is a Family Friendly event so we will providing non-alcoholic drinks too.

    Come, be merry and have a good time with us!!
    Nya Nya

  • Wed
    06
    Apr
    2016
    6:30pm to 10pmRoyal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, London, SE1 8XX

    RSVP at https://www.facebook.com/events/254496551548856/

    We are pleased to announce we've been accepted to run a StreetPass London event as part of the London Games Festival! So as to not coincide with the 'Now Play This' event on April's first weekend, or the mighty Rezzed, which is taking place on the second (both of which are also part of the festivities) we decided to host our first ever weekday get-together!

    StreetPass London is a chance for those who own the Nintendo 3DS games console to get together and play its multiplayer titles with other 3DS fans. This is done by utilising the console’s local wireless capabilities. Our next meetup looks set to take place at the Royal Festival Hall (also known as the Southbank Centre). We look forward to basking in its relaxing surroundings and enjoying some chilled-out gaming.

    What games can you expect the other attendees to be playing? I can confirm our attendees tend to have large collections, which they often bring along with them. This means that ; even if you’re gagging for someone to play a more obscure 3DS title with (such as Tekken 3D Prime) there’s a good chance you will find someone with it who wouldn’t mind giving you a match or two. The most popular games at our events include Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate, Legend of Zelda : Tri Force Heroes and Pokémon.

    The initial get-together spot will be at the Festival Terrace entrance, where the group will be between 7:30pm and 8. We will then move on to a quieter spot in the venue, which we will post here (we, hence, seriously recommend bringing along an internet-enabled device). If worst comes to worse and you miss this initial get-together don’t fret however, as staff members will be popping down to the entrance at regular intervals throughout the event. You can spot us easily as we wear darkish green tops with our StreetPass logo on the front and back, and the Nintendo logo on the sleeves.

    For the full list of activities taking place at Games London, plus further information on the Festival, here's the website : http://www.games.london/

    This is a free event.

    3DS fans under the age of 16 will need to be accompanied by a responsible adult.

    See you there!

  • Thu
    07
    Apr
    2016
    Sat
    09
    Apr
    2016
    10am to 6pmTobacco Dock, 50 Porters Walk,Wapping London, E1W 2SF
  • Sat
    09
    Apr
    2016
    1:30pm to 6:30pmLas Vegas Arcade Soho, 89-91 Wardour Street, London, W1F 0UB

    RSVP to https://www.facebook.com/events/1229846950377346/

    DATE: 09/04/2016
    TIME: 1:30PM
    EVENT ENDS: 6:30PM
    LOCATION: LAS VEGAS ARCADE, SOHO

    This monthly social will be a bit more chilled out and more central London-based!

    Las Vegas Arcade is a great arcade located in Soho, having amazing machines such as Pump it Prime, Taiko, Initial D and ITG (In the Groove).
    Please note you cannot play your Nintendo 3DS handhelds in this arcade.

    PLANS:

    - We'll be meeting outside Trocadero at 1:30pm and waiting for late comers until 1:50pm
    - After waiting for attendees, we'll be eating lunch together so people can have the chance to socialize, play their 3DS handhelds and check Streetpasses.
    - After having lunch, we'll be visiting a few shops in central London.
    - Once we've finished visiting a few shops, we'll be heading straight to Las Vegas Arcade and play games then end the meet

    WHAT WE EXPECT FROM YOU:

    - To respect all attendees during the meet.
    - Not to cause any drama/violence and make others feel uncomfortable.
    - Bring your 3DS handheld consoles so you can play with others, have fun and collect Streetpasses.
    - This event is child-friendly. Please try your best to tone down the use of swear words!
    - IF you are bringing children, please make sure you keep an eye on them at all times, or the event hosts to keep watch if need be.
    - Report any suspicious behavior to the event hosts.
    - Never hesitate to ask any questions to the event hosts.

    Don't forget to check back for updates!

  • Wed
    20
    Apr
    2016
    7:30pm to midnightThe Book Club, 100 Leonard Street, Shoreditch, London, EC2A 4RH

    RSVP at https://www.facebook.com/events/488491288028539/

    GamerDisco returns to The Book Club for another night of dancing, drinking, and gaming! With FREE ENTRY.

    Big-Screen Multiplayer Gaming Action, Classic Retro Titles, Brand New Indie Favourites and More! Tournaments, High Score Challenges, Free Play. B.Y.O. Handhelds.

    This month, we are teaming up with Geekpub, the community for geeks, gamers, coders, digital minds, gadget & comic lovers. Sign up and join in at their official MeetUp page: http://www.meetup.com/geekpub/

    We will be celebrating the return of StarFox with a special Lylat Wars (aka StarFox 64) multiplayer tournament, but if you don't know your Arwing from your elbow, we'll have a bunch of other titles available to play as ever. Expect blasters, shmups and space-based antics amongst our usual crop of gaming goodness.

    Plus! Music from DJ Fox McLOUD
    GamerDisco's resident tune spinner will be on the decks playing: Gaming Themes, Remixes, Chiptune, Electro, and all your GamerDisco faves.
    Check out previous sets on our Mixcloud page: www.mixcloud.com/gamerdisco

    MORE DETAILS TO BE ANNOUNCED!

    Over 18's Only
    FREE ENTRY
    Doors: 7.30pm

  • Sat
    23
    Apr
    2016
    12:00 pmLondon Waterloo Station

    RSVP at https://www.facebook.com/events/953703644667457/

    *INVITE YOUR FRIENDS & HELP SHARE THE WORD**

    This meet is being put up now so that everyone can book this off in advance! Plans are PROVISIONAL right now and subject to change!

    Forum Topic - http://www.animeleague.net/forum/showthread.php?106955

    When: Saturday 23rd April
    Where: Waterloo tube station entrance, finishing up at Heart of gaming for the evening.
    Time: 12pm Train station to depart at 12.30pm!
    Meetup Rules - http://www.animeleague.net/eventrules.pdf

    ACTIVITIES:

    - Social games
    - Make Friends
    - Card Games - Cards Against Humanity etc
    - Arcades
    - Video Gaming
    - Photoshoots
    - Cosplay
    - Possible Cosplay Picnic on grass (depending on weather)
    - Cosplay Contest and Raffle (prize of ticket to London Anime & Gaming Con this 1-3 July to winners - www.londonanimecon.com )

    Schedule -

    STEP 1 - Meetup at Waterloo at Midday outside McDonalds, we will take groups over to the London Eye
    STEP 2 - Group photo at 12:30pm
    STEP 3 - Go onto Namco which has arcades etc, maybe picnic if weather is good as well
    STEP 4 - At 4pm go onward to The Heart Of Gaming finishing up there.

  • Sat
    23
    Apr
    2016
    1pm to 5pmGAME Bond Street, 381 Oxford St, London, W1C 2JS

    RSVP at https://www.facebook.com/events/1537141563257819/

    StreetPass London are parking up in GAME Bond Street during April 23rd to host our first ever Pokémon swapshop! So charge up your 3DS, locate your Pokémon games (be they X/Y/ORAS or the new Gen 1 releases) and make your way down to London's latest branch of GAME for a fun and hopefully fruitful afternoon of Pokémon trading!

    StreetPass London Community Manager Helen will be on hand with her copies of the games, and will have some rare shineys and legendaries on her person she is willing to part with. The GAME staff will also be on hand for any of your buying needs.

    So what are you waiting for? Whether you're looking to finish that Gen 1 Pokédex by trading with fans with different versions of the game, or to acquire some cool Gen 6 Pokémon, there will be something for every Pokémaniac. This is a free event to attend.

    RULES :

    - attendees to be respectful to towards other members, the venue and the staff.
    - those under the age of 16 to be accompanied at all times by a responsible adult.
    - no alcohol or other narcotics to be brought in and/or consumed on the premises

  • Sat
    14
    May
    2016
    1:00 pmMeltdown London, 342 Caledonian Road, London, N1 1BB

    RSVP at https://www.facebook.com/events/1594118150911061/

    Welcome to the 4th Final Fantasy XIV London Fan Gathering! (The roman numerals make it cooler.)
    Join the Main Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/groups/1401112203536405/?fref=ts for more details and discussion!
    Check out the Lodestone blog for our last event! http://eu.finalfantasyxiv.com/pr/blog/001273.html

    Meet up with the community! Bring your LS / FC! Win cool swag in competitions and giveaways at this free Fan-run event from Rem Quick & Lucky 7s FC (Shiva Server) with generous support from Square Enix themselves!

    Giveaway Goodies TBA
    Cosplay and event prizes TBA

    We'll have PC's set up with the game installed as well as art and videos from around the community on view! If you have any fanworks you'd like to show off, please let us know!

    There'll also be prizes for best cosplay, fan-movie and best fanart.

  • Fri
    27
    May
    2016
    Sun
    29
    May
    2016
    10am to 7pmExcel London, Royal Victoria Dock

    Opening hours:

    FRIDAY: 10am to 7pm (Last ticket sale and ticket scan 5pm)
    SATURDAY: 9am to 6pm (Last ticket scan 5pm, no ticket sales)
    SUNDAY: 9:30am to 5pm (Last ticket sale and ticket scan 4pm)

    Last re-entry is 30 minutes before closing!

    For more info about MCM click http://www.mcmcomiccon.com/london/faq

  • Wed
    01
    Jun
    2016
    4pm to midnightExFed, Harringay Warehouse District, 199 Eade Road, London, N4 1DN

    RSVP at https://www.facebook.com/events/1707761769478742/

    Brutal Deluxe is a weekly gaming event held at ExFed, a large arts space, in Manor House, London.

    Entry is £5

    Reduced entry (£3.50) for players bringing consoles (PS3/PS4/XBOXONE)

    All games, players and communities are very welcome.

    Authentic Japanese food by Shintaro at Instant Genki.

    We have a growing selection of arcade machines which will be on free-play all night.

    Current titles are: Streetfighter 2X, Streetfighter 3:3S, Streetfighter Alpha 3, Garou MOTW, Final Fight and Captain Commando.

    We currently have 6 x PS3 consoles, and 2 x PS4 consoles which currently feature:

    Streetfighter V, Guilty Gear XRD/Revelator, Tekken Tag Tournament 2 and Dead Or Alive Last Round.

    We have 14 x 27 inch Iiyama monitors.

    There will also be a Pump It Up set up.

    Players are very welcome to bring their own games and consoles. As mentioned above, players bringing consoles receive half price entry.

     

  • Sat
    11
    Jun
    2016
    1pm - 2pmGAME Bond Street, The Toy Store, 381 Oxford St, London, W1C 2JS

    RSVP at https://www.facebook.com/events/1238735782810780/

    It is requirement that everyone taking part registers for the tournament online beforehand. This is free to do! All we ask is that you let us know if you need to cancel. The sign-up page is here : http://challonge.com/tournaments/signup/tzaTPCr5E3

    We are heading back to GAME @ Bond Street, this time to bring you a tournament in the 3DS Virtual Console Gen 1 Pokémon games! Yes, we're talking about those copies of Pokémon Red, Blue and Yellow many of you have on your 3DS!
    The winner will receive a prize of £20 Nintendo eShop credit, and the runner-up will receive £10 eShop credit!
    We have space for 32 competitors! If you don't make the initial 32 it's worth putting your name down on the waiting list, however, just in case.

    RULES

    - All competitors must arrive between 1pm – 2. Failure to do so will lead to forfeit, and your opponent will advance in the tournament.
    - No Pokémon or moves are barred. This is a Casual-friendly tournament.
    - No Pokémon are barred. Again, this is a Casual-friendly tournament.
    - No level cap
    - Only one Pokémon of each species is permitted.
    - Evidence of cheating will lead to disqualification (with the exception of owning/using Mew).
    - If you're not present when we need you to compete that will lead to forfeit, and your opponent will advance in the tournament.

    The event time is set here to 1pm – 2. That's so everyone is clear when they need to be here by. We're obviously not going to be able to get through 5 rounds in an hour, so expect to stick around til 5 or 6. Also be prepared that this could entail some periods of standing while waiting for your turn. However, as with our last fabulous event, the GAME staff will be on hand for any of your Pokémon or gaming needs!

    House-keeping rules
    - attendees to be respectful to towards other members, the venue and the staff.
    - those under the age of 16 to be accompanied at all times by a responsible adult.
    - no alcohol or other narcotics to be brought in and/or consumed on the premises

  • Thu
    23
    Jun
    2016
    Sun
    26
    Jun
    2016
    1:00 pmVEGA London, 9 Islington High Street, Angel, London, N1 9LQ

    RSVP at https://www.facebook.com/events/1705870426352623/

    Follow VEGA London at https://twitter.com/vegalondon

    A meetup for the second quarter of 2016 at London for all music and rhythm arcade games.

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    DDR Notes

    How to Play
    • Arrows come up from the bottom of the screen.
    • STEP on the corresponding arrow once it overlaps the target arrow.

    Options Menu
    • Hold down the START button when selecting a song or difficulty to access the Options Menu.

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    beatmania IIDX Notes

    If you have never played before, pick BEGINNER mode from the main menu. (This mode is for 1-player only.)

    How to Play
    • Notes come down from the top of the screen.
    • PRESS or SCRATCH on the corresponding note once it reaches the red bar.
    • Tip: Use your left hand for the turntable and the three leftmost keys and your right hand for the four rightmost keys.

    Difficulty Change
    • Press the VEFX button.

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    pop'n music Notes

    How to Play
    • Notes come down from the top of the screen.
    • HIT the corresponding note once it reaches the red bar

  • Sun
    10
    Jul
    2016
    13:00 - 17:00St Dunstan-in-the-East, Dunstan's Hill, London EC3R 5DD

    London's premier 3DS meetup group get together in a venue reminiscent of Zelda's Forest Temple! In honour of this they're doing a Zelda Miitomo contest for attendees. There will be a Yokai-Watch contest also!

    To keep up with developments/to RSVP see here : https://www.facebook.com/events/868456386610339/

  • Fri
    15
    Jul
    2016
    Sun
    17
    Jul
    2016
    12:00 pmOlympia London, Hammersmith Road, London, W14 8UX

    RSVP at https://www.facebook.com/events/884816324974636/

    Tickets are available on the Hyper Japan website: http://hyperjapan.co.uk/tickets/

    Hyper Japan Festival on 15-17 July 2016 at London Olympia. This time Hyper Japan will be in the largest hall at Olympia, which is about twice the size of last time it was held there!

    The summer event is always larger, with more stage shows, stalls and game demos, so if you enjoyed the Christmas Market, Hyper Japan Festival is definitely worth coming to!

    Visit Cakes with Faces - come and say hello and get our cute and colourful t-shirts, dresses, cushions, watches, gifts and our How to Make Sushi comic - you can see everything on www.cakeswithfaces.co.uk

    Hyper Japan's our favourite show, all about Japanese culture both traditional and modern, with stalls, Japanese food, bands, performers, cosplay, anime, manga, games, arts and crafts. I'll be posting more details nearer the time, along with a floorplan about a month before the show.

  • Wed
    20
    Jul
    2016
    7;30pm to MidnightThe Book Club, 100 Leonard Street. Shoreditch, London, EC2A

    RSVP at https://www.facebook.com/events/252679058440381/

    GamerDisco is back at The Book Club with our buddies at Kotaku UK for another night of dancing, drinking, and gaming! With FREE ENTRY.

    Big-Screen Multiplayer Gaming Action, Classic Retro Titles, Brand New Indie Favourites and More! Tournaments, Prizes, Free Play. B.Y.O. Handhelds.

    GAMES:

    BLACK & WHITE BUSHIDO
    Black & White Bushido is an arena fighting game between light and shadow samurai. Battle for control of the light or the dark in multiple arenas, hiding from your foes and striking when they least expect it. Fight against computer controlled opponents, fight your friends in frantic local multiplayer or team up to take the battle online. Dominate the battlefield in Capture the Flag, crush your enemies in Team Deathmatch or set unsurpassable high scores in the relentless challenge mode. Use precise skills to collect achievements and appease the dark Shinigami to unlock the final level. Featuring four characters, seven levels and three modes of game play.

    THE MYSTERY OF WOOLLEY MOUNTAIN
    The Mystery Of Woolley Mountain is a brand new point and click adventure for Windows and OSX, featuring five renegade audio scientists in their quest to rid Woolley Mountain of an evil witch. If you loved The Secret Of Monkey Island, Day of the Tentacle, DiscWorld and Space Quest then this is the game for you!
    www.woolleymountain.com

    More TBA!

    MUSIC:

    GALAXY WOLF
    Galaxy Wolf returns to GamerDisco following the recent release of his excellent new album Detonating Star Systems on Tokyo-based chiptune label Cheapbeats. Expect the very best Game Boy beats and bass from outer space!
    https://soundcloud.com/galaxy-wolf
    https://cheapbeatsmusic.bandcamp.com/album/detonating-star-systems

    .MPEGASUS
    .mpegasus is rather partial to beeps. His sound is drawn from the 8-bit era of home computers like the Spectrum and c64, mixed with heavy bass and crunchy drums to leave each track existing in a temporal limbo between the past and the future. It sounds weird, is what I’m getting at. Melody reigns supreme here, but more than ever you might find the ground a bit wobbly underfoot.
    https://www.facebook.com/mpegasuschiptune
    https://soundcloud.com/mpegasus

    DJ JET SET RORY
    GamerDisco's resident tune spinner will be playing the best video game originals, remixes, chiptune, and assorted beats/electro/dance/etc. and whatever grabs his interest. Check out previous sets on our Mixcloud page: www.mixcloud.com/gamerdisco

    Over 18's Only
    FREE ENTRY
    Doors: 7.30pm

  • Sat
    06
    Aug
    2016
    1pm to 6pmTrafalgar Square, London, WC2N 5DN

    RSVP at https://www.facebook.com/events/1728865344036503/

    Hey all you Pokemon Trainers!

    With Pokémon GO! releasing officially near the end of July, we invite you all to our Pokémon GO! Walk!!!

    Join us on a quest to be the very best, like no one ever was, as we explore central London to catch Pokémon, battle and trade with others!

    MEETING POINT:
    TRAFALGAR SQUARE (outside the National Gallery) 1PM WAITING FOR LATE COMERS UNTIL 1:30PM

    The event will be updated with a map of the routes we'll be taking, followed by stop points incase people want to buy some snacks and drinks and have a breather.

    IMPORTANT:
    BRING YOUR PORTABLE CHARGERS!! We're aware that the app is quite the battery drainer. Please bring any spare portable chargers and cables if possible, incase people forget theirs. We will be bringing some too!
    DOWNLOAD THE APP LIFE360 available for Android and iOS for free. You can use it to track down your team leaders if you're lost/late to the event.

    This a child-friendly event! Anybody under the age of 13 should be accompanied by an adult at all times.

    Please be aware of your surroundings during the day, especially when crossing the road. You only need to look away from your screens for 2 minutes.

    If you're late or lost, please call, text or Facebook msg/call us on 07508404228

     

  • Thu
    18
    Aug
    2016
    7pm to MidnightExFed, 199 Eade Road, London, N4 1DN

    RSVP at https://www.facebook.com/events/1076707182405492/

    Games night at ExFed, home of Violent City - over 50 video games including 20 classic Japanese arcade machines and consoles from NES to PS4. Dance machines, table football, pool, bar, food, DJs.

    And as it's our launch, it's free entry all night.

    Tournaments and competitions have a small entry fee that all goes into the prize pot - so cash prizes for winners.

    If there are any video games you really want to see at FreePlayCity, leave a comment and we'll see what we can do.

  • Sat
    03
    Sep
    2016
    1pm to 8pmThe O2 Arena, Peninsula Square, London, SE10 0DX

    RSVP at https://www.facebook.com/events/1568927663410134/

    We are Back!!!

    After the success of the First PokémonGo LureParty we come back for the next one!

    Let's all gather on the O2, activate all 20 Sponsered Lure Modules and lets Catch Them All!

    Just like the the first time, we are cooking up some amazing deals and discounts for you all!

    Keep an eye here and don't forget to LIKE the LureParty page to get the latest news!
    https://www.facebook.com/pokegolureparty/

    All Teams Welcome!!!

    Meeting Point: TBC

    Good oportunity to meet other players from your area!

    Link for the previous event: https://www.facebook.com/events/249238835458501/

    Pictures from last event:
    https://www.facebook.com/1138700662859408/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1143784645684343

    This is not a Niantic, Pokémon, Nintendo or The O2 official event. You are coming at you own risk. Please be aware of your belongings, keep items safe, stay close to your children. The organisers are not responsible for loss, injury or personal safety.

  • Thu
    15
    Sep
    2016
    Sun
    18
    Sep
    2016
    1:00 pmVEGA London, 9 Islington High Street, Angel, London, N1 9LQ

    RSVP at https://www.facebook.com/events/598082783684746/

    A meetup for the third quarter of 2016 at VEGA London for all BEMANI music and rhythm arcade games.

    beatmania IIDX
    DanceDanceRevolution
    jubeat
    pop'n music
    REFLEC BEAT

    Tetris and Puzzle Bobble are on FREE PLAY all day every day so give those a try too!

    Interested in playing for longer? Don't worry we've got you covered, why not try one of our Lock-In's, for only £10 per night you can stay at the arcade and play all of the music games on FREE PLAY until opening hours next morning, that's right they'll all be on FREE PLAY so you can play till you're satisfied!

  • Wed
    21
    Sep
    2016
    8:45pm to 11:45pmThe Prince Charles Cinema, 7 Leicester Place, London WC2H 7BY
  • Thu
    22
    Sep
    2016
    Sun
    25
    Sep
    2016
    10am to 6pmNational Exhibition Centre, Birmingham, B40 1NT

    To purchase tickets go to https://www.egx.net/egx/tickets

  • Thu
    22
    Sep
    2016
    7pm to 12:30amThe Four Quarters Peckham

    RSVP at https://www.facebook.com/events/599523926893990/

    Arcade Fantasy LEVEL 2!

    For this round I'm joined by Watson, who you might know from Rye Wax or as one half of FYI Chris... if you knock around Peckham much you will have seen this gent.

    At the first Arcade Fantasy he was pretty much firing in requests all night and bringing a vibe to the 4Qs... at the end he came up and v.quietly said is there any chance I can have a go at the next one. Here at the Arcade Fantasy we are all about making dreams come true so HERE COMES A NEW CHALLENGER!!!

    Join us on thursday 22 september for a 2-player special - plenty of video game music, vaporwave, odd pop, slack lazer boogie and other stuff that fits the vibe with specially chosen video accompaniment from my strange archive. We go from 7pm (push start) to midnight (game over) and it's free free freeeeeee

  • Thu
    06
    Oct
    2016
    8pm to 10pmBarbican Centre

    Purchase tickets at http://lso.co.uk/whats-on/icalrepeat.detail/2016/10/06/490/-/symphonic-fantasies-london

    Music from Final Fantasy, Kingdom Hearts, Secret of Mana and Chrono Trigger/Chrono Cross:

    JONNE VALTONEN Fanfare Overture
    YOKO SHIMOMURA ARR VALTONEN Fantasy I: Kingdom Hearts
    HIROKI KIKUTA ARR VALTONEN Fantasy II: Secret of Mana
    YASUNORI MITSUDA ARR WANAMO Fantasy III: Chrono Trigger / Chrono Cross
    NOBUO UEMATSU ARR VALTONEN Fantasy IV: Final Fantasy

    Eckehard Stier conductor
    Slava Sidorenko piano
    Rony Barrak darbouka
    Yoko Shimomura composer
    Hiroki Kikuta composer
    Yasunori Mitsuda composer
    Nobuo Uematsu composer
    Jonne Valtonen arranger
    Roger Wanamo arranger
    London Symphony Orchestra
    London Symphony Chorus

    Featuring symphonic arrangements from some of Square Enix’s most cherished role-playing franchises, including Final Fantasy, Kingdom Hearts, Secret of Mana and Chrono Trigger/Chrono Cross, the critically acclaimed and officially licensed Symphonic Fantasies London is a tour de force of orchestral composition and performance. Conducted by Eckehard Stier, with arrangements by Merregnon Studios’ Jonne Valtonen and Roger Wanamo, Symphonic Fantasies London is the ultimate concert experience for fans of Japanese RPGs.

    Also joining fans, as special guest for the night, is Kingdom Hearts composer Yoko Shimomura, who’ll appear on stage for a special ticketed, pre-concert talk. Here she’ll talk about her long and highly successful career in video game music, as well as take questions from the audience in what will be an entertaining and informative evening.

  • Sat
    15
    Oct
    2016
    3pm to 6pmLas Vegas Arcade Soho, 89-91 Wardour Street, London, W1F 0UB
  • Sat
    29
    Oct
    2016
    1PM - 3PMEXCEL London, Royal Victoria Dock, 1 Western Gateway, London E16 1XL

    RSVP at https://www.facebook.com/events/500548403488667/

    Come and join fellow trainers at this years October MCM. Meeting at the bottom of East Entrance stairs, support your team!

    Lure modules and incense to be set off at 1.10pm
    After that we will have a group photo session including team photos, trainers vs pokemon and other cool combinations.

    **Competition**
    There will be a prize to the person who creates the best team flag!!! Get designing!!! 😀
    The prize will be a £15 voucher for Game!

  • Wed
    16
    Nov
    2016
    7:30 pmThe Book Club, 100 Leonard Street, Shoreditch, London, EC2A 4RH

    RSVP at https://www.facebook.com/events/672269509599005/

    GamerDisco is back at The Book Club co-hosting with the cool kids at Kotaku UK for another night of dancing, drinking, and gaming! With FREE ENTRY.

    Big-Screen Multiplayer Gaming Action, Classic Retro Titles, Brand New Indie Favourites and More! Expect a mix of tournaments and free play, plus terrific prizes up for grabs!

    THIS MONTH'S GAMES include...

    NATURE'S ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE
    Animals are the heroes in this hilariously quirky zombie shooter. Elephants with miniguns and sloths with flamethrowers are just a few of the crazy combinations available to take on the undead. Gaming with your friends has never been so much fun!
    http://www.aniode.com/

    POKÉMON
    Having celebrated 20 Years of Pokémon throughout our events this year, and with the release of Sun and Moon round the corner, we'll be bringing back a Pokémon favourite for one more spin!

    And much more TBA!

    AND OUR MUSIC LINE-UP, featuring...

    A double bill of Nintendo 3DS/Korg software action from the legendary CFGK24 and the magnificent CIRCUIT BIRD! Check out the links below to listen to some of their fantastic work, then come see them perform live on the night!
    http://cfgk24.bandcamp.com/
    https://www.facebook.com/Cfgk24/
    https://soundcloud.com/circuitbird
    https://circuitbird.bandcamp.com/

    PLUS! GamerDisco's resident tune spinner DJ JET SET RORY will be playing the best video game originals, remixes, chiptune, lo-fi and assorted beats/electro/dance/etc. and whatever grabs his interest. Check out previous sets on our Mixcloud page: www.mixcloud.com/gamerdisco

    Over 18's Only
    FREE ENTRY
    Doors: 7.30pm

  • Thu
    24
    Nov
    2016
    Sun
    27
    Nov
    2016
    12:00 pmVEGA London, 9 Islington High Street, London, N1 9LQ

    Visit VEGA London

    RSVP at https://www.facebook.com/events/1668121133499588/

    A meetup for the fourth quarter of 2016 at VEGA London for all BEMANI music and rhythm arcade games.

    beatmania IIDX
    DanceDanceRevolution
    jubeat
    pop'n music
    REFLEC BEAT

    Tetris and Puzzle Bobble are on FREE PLAY all day every day so give those a try too!

    Interested in playing for longer? Don't worry we've got you covered, why not try one of our Lock-In's, for only £10 per night you can stay at the arcade and play all of the music games on FREE PLAY until opening hours next morning, that's right they'll all be on FREE PLAY so you can play till you're satisfied!

  • Sat
    03
    Dec
    2016
    1pm to 7pmUniversity of Westminster, Marylebone Campus, 35 Marylebone Road, London, NW1 5LS

    RSVP at https://www.facebook.com/events/1816440935305126/

    DATE: 03/12/2016
    TIME: 1PM-7PM
    LOCATION: UNIVERSITY OF WESTMINSTER - MARYLEBONE CAMPUS - ROOM MG28

    HOSTED BY NINTENDO SOCIAL GROUP, STREETPASS LONDON AND UWSU POKEMON SOCIETY

    Calling all Pokemon trainers!!
    With the release of Pokemon Sun & Moon on the 23rd, we invite you all to our games' launch party! Meet other players and battle it out with them!!

    We will also have a Pokemon Swapshop stand, which will be run by Streetpass London! You can pop by the stand to trade or touch-trade to fill your dex!!

    This event will be updated from time-to-time to bring you updates on what else will be taking place.

    Refreshments will be available at the event, so please help yourselves!
    NOTE: If you're NOT a University of Westminster student, your name will be added to the external list for security purposes. Please make sure you put yourselves as attending/interested.

    See you all soon! Happy Gaming!!

If you have a UK-based gaming event you’d like featured in this directory (and/or if you’d like the team to promote your event in an article) please send details to helendoherty “at” mail.com