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

  • Mon
    23
    Jan
    2017
    6pm to 2amLoading Secret Weapon, 25 West Ham Lane, Stratford, London, E15 4PH

    RSVP at https://www.facebook.com/events/1288066597950905/

    Whether you want to get your hands on a copy of the game at midnight (£43 with a free G&T Virus) or you just want to watch someone suffer in VR in a locked up bar we have you covered.

    Before 12 because Capcom's lawyers are scary we'll have the two Resi 7 demos in VR playable and our G & T virus drinkable.

    When the clock strikes midnight you can grab your copy of the game and head home or join us for the horror lock in where the lights are cut and we fire up the projector! (and lay on free popcorn)

    If leaving the house isn't your thing you can join us on the livestream for the lock in from midnight too!

    More details to follow

  • Fri
    10
    Feb
    2017
    5pm to 1amFour Quarters East, 24 East Bay Lane, Hackney Wick, London, E15 2GW

    Join us to celebrate the launch of Four Quarters East! Be among the first to check out London's newest arcade bar, and if our carefully curated selection of games, beers & cocktails wasn't incentive enough we'll have some stunning drinks offers from our partners and plenty of fun to be had!

    RSVP at https://www.facebook.com/events/1381200365264288/

  • Thu
    23
    Feb
    2017
    Sun
    26
    Feb
    2017
    12:00 pmVEGA London, 9 Islington High Street, London, N1 9LQ

    RSVP at https://en-gb.facebook.com/events/789551201186369/

    Join us for the first quarterly meetup of 2017 at VEGA London for BEMANI arcade games and banter!

    Overnight sessions are available on Thursday through to Saturday night, during which all games are free to play!

    Please let us know if you're interested in staying overnight so we can book you in, pricing is £10 per night.

    To get the most out of the event, make sure to bring your eAMUSE PASS or alternatively you can purchase one from the arcade for £5.

  • Sat
    04
    Mar
    2017
    12pm to 11pmThe Whitgift Center, Croydon, CR9 1SB

    RSVP at https://www.facebook.com/events/1638690939770635/

    After a year of being off the chart, the HoG returns to pick up from where it left off, and we can't wait to see the famailiar faces, as well as many, many new ones! Our venue is now twice the size of the previous one, so come down and enjoy a drink at the bar, play some pool, check out our new current/ next gen gaming arena, as well as the return of a classic retro game area, and more!

    Details-

    This event is over 18's only. We will be open to all ages from the Sunday after.

    Entry- £10. All video games are free to play.

    ID is required if you wish to borrow software/ controllers.

    Passport ID is also required if you are fortunate enough to look under 18 and wish to purchase alcohol. There will be no exceptions. You may NOT bring alcohol in from outside, and will be asked to leave if doing so.

    Parking can be had in the Whitgift car park.

    The nearest stations are West Croydon and East Croydon. East Croydon has multiple quick links including Clapham Junction, London Bridge and London Victoria. Oyster is accepted.

    Drink responsibly! We are all guests in a new town, lets all be respectful and mindful of the local residence.

    Have fun! I personally cannot wait to see all the old faces as well as many new ones 🙂

  • Thu
    30
    Mar
    2017
    Sat
    01
    Apr
    2017
    10am to 6pmTobacco Dock, 50 Porters Walk, Wapping, London, E1W 2SF
  • Mon
    10
    Apr
    2017
    6:00 pmSecret Weapon (Loading Stratford) 25 West Ham Lane, London, E15 4PH

    https://www.facebook.com/events/1900926456811652/

    April 10th we're celebrating the release of Yooka Laylee and remembering a time when the 3D platformer was king!
    We've teamed up with Team17 and Playtonic to bring you a midnight launch like we've never done before.

    As well as being able to grab the game for £30 along with a cocktail we'll have -

    # As many of the Playtonic devs who remain standing roaming the bar and celebrating!
    # Team17 will be there making sure we don't do anything illegal
    # Our resident host Gav Murphy will be livestreaming the countdown to release from 10pm so you can join the party online.
    # Laced Records will have copies of the excellent vinyl in the bar
    # Giveaways!
    # A retro surprise (ITS ACTUALLY REALLY GOOD I PROMISE)
    # Pineapples
    # Probably an actual Ukulele
    # More things I'm not allowed to talk about yet...

  • Sun
    25
    Jun
    2017
    1pm to 5pmSt Dunstan in the East, Dunstan's Hill, London, EC3R 5DD

    RSVP at https://www.facebook.com/events/791314074355261/

    Hey guys. We miss you all dearly so have decided to resurrect this old group for one more meetup. Helen is back this time to co-host

    Come along and have a good old chinwag about the upcoming Sonic games. Or just reminisce about the old ones

    The Plan A venue (if it doesn't rain) is St Dunstan in the East. It's a beautiful parky spot in Central London. You can check it out in this video of a meetup Helen hosted for StreetPass London : https://youtu.be/vl7BzDhNccQ

    Plan B in case of rain is the nearby Café Nero, which is just a short road away. The address for that is Plantation Place, 30 Fenchurch Street, London EC3M 3BD or a Wetherspoons.

    We're hoping for sunshine, but regardless we're expecting to have a very chilled and relaxed get-together

    Feel free to bring along your 3DSes, Vitas, Switches and sketchbooks! If you bring along portable consoles do be sure to keep an eye on them at all times, however, as theft does happen in London.

    Younger members can attend provided they are accompanied by an adult who will have sole responsibility for them.

  • Sat
    19
    Aug
    2017
    3pm to 6pmLas Vegas Arcade Soho, 89-91 Wardour Street, Soho, London, W1F 0UB

    RSVP at https://www.facebook.com/events/117014308890087/

    England enters IPF for the 4th year running!
    This is the official date.

    As per previous years, the best players from the seeding rounds will enter IPF rounds, and be scored with 23+ other participating countries from around the world.

    Details will be announced nearer the time.

    24 countries! The biggest worldwide Pump, and international simultaneous music game tournament returns.

    ~ WE ARE MORE, WE ARE COMPLETE! ~
    International Pump Fest 2017 - 8 Infinite

    Participating countries:
    Colombia - México - Ecuador - Perú - Chile - Philipines - El Salvador - Venezuela - Argentina - Bolivia - Brazil - Indonesia - UK - Vietnam - Malaysia - Spain - USA - Ukraine - Taiwan - China - Japan - Netherlands - Korea - France (TBA)
    WE WILL BE CLOSER TO YOU!
    #Wearemore
    #PF2017

    ~ UK SEEDING ROUNDS (TO ENTER TOP 6 FOR IPF) ~
    Female: 1x Single and 1x Double TBA
    Male: 1x Single and 1x Double TBA

    ~ TOP 6 UK MALE & FEMALE INTERNATIONALLY RANKED ROUNDS ~
    #IPF2017 - International Rounds
    Female Speed - TBA
    Male Speed - TBA

    ~ FREESTYLE ~
    No need for seeding, you are only required to perform ONE song which will be filmed to be ranked internationally. Due to no qualification needed PLEASE think before freestyling and have a routine or impromptu freestyle plan ready to avoid stepping your way through a song! ;D

    ~ SONGS AND GENERAL RULES + INFO ~
    Entry Fee £3.
    Hard Judgement (HJ) will be used.

    All speeds and noteskins are accepted.
    BGA OFF is NOT allowed. BGA must be ON.

    Mods like PATH & ALTERNATE, options like RUSH & JUDGEMENT REVERSE (JR) are not allowed lol

    Players can ONLY replay a song IF the panels need to be physically opened up or if the machine resets. NO OTHER REASON will be alllowed.

    ~ Entrants from other countries (Non-UK) ~
    Entering representing another country is fine! Please let us know which country you represent on the day, and you can still be ranked according to your country!

     

  • Thu
    21
    Sep
    2017
    Sun
    24
    Sep
    2017
    10am to 6pmNational Exhibition Centre, Birmingham, B40 1NT

    Check out https://www.egx.net/egx/2017 for more info.

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