With those New Year fireworks fast fading to memory, the National Science and Media Museum is excited to announce the final speakers for the forthcoming Yorkshire Games Festival in Bradford, running between 5-9 February 2020.
Serving both as a bastion for the UK’s ever-ambitious and successful games industry in the north of England and the first major games event in 2020, we can now reveal Sabrina Carmona – senior producer at mobile and casual gaming giant King – will be taking to the stage to, in her words, help ‘demystify mobile game development’.… Read the rest
Interactive Futures – Leamington Spa’s celebration of the games talent and culture within the region – will open its doors to the public on Saturday, February 1.
Taking place at the Royal Spa Centre, Interactive Futures (https://interactive-futures.com) will give students, young people, children and their parents the opportunity to discover the myriad of job opportunities there are available for all within the thriving video games industry.… Read the rest
Game On Expo is back in 2020 with even more eSports championships, retro and tabletop play, music performances, anime cosplay, celebrity guests – and the same welcoming atmosphere from previous years. Boasting more than 10,000 attendees in 2019 alone, Game On Expo has quickly become the largest and most popular gaming event in Arizona.… Read the rest
PAX South 2020
will host initiatives celebrating the Latinx community and a range of diverse developers at the annual celebration of gaming culture taking place Jan. 17 – 19, 2020 at The Henry B. González Convention Center in San Antonio.
Elevating all creators and fans by promoting diversity and inclusion, PAX Together will offer a space for advocacy groups and marginalized game developers from a wide range of backgrounds to stand out from the crowd and share their games with attendees.
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Motorsport fans attending January’s Autosport International show in Birmingham will be able to watch and take part in a variety of esports activities, including high-profile pro events for the Le Mans Esports Series and DiRT Rally 2.0 World Series.
Esports will take a bigger-than-ever-before presence at Autosport International, which will be held at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham between 9-12 January, with a number of motorsport disciplines represented for top-level gamers and fans alike.… Read the rest
Interactive Futures will return to the Royal Spa Centre in Leamington in the New Year following its successful inaugural event earlier this year.
The two-day conference and expo will once again showcase to the industry and to the general public the rich seam of talent within the Leamington Games Hub.
The event will highlight the region’s heritage within the UK video games industry, its talent and creativity, the unrivalled community of indie and major studios, and career opportunities – both for students and for those already working in games and beyond.… Read the rest
Gaming’s largest charity fundraiser, Jingle Jam returns for 2019 with a brand-new games bundle – and aims to raise millions more for worthy causes around the globe.
Since launching in 2011, the Jingle Jam has successfully raised over $15m for worthy causes. In 2018, around 90,000 gamers helped donate $3.3m. An incredible $250,000 was raised in the first 8 minutes of this year’s fundraising drive.… Read the rest
Gamer Network are delighted to announce that EGX Rezzed will return to London’s Tobacco Dock, on the 26 – 28 March 2020!
Tickets are now available for gamers to gain the opportunity to play the very best pre-release games and hundreds of other breakthrough indie titles, all being showcased alongside many iconic game developers, each sharing their unique insight into the gaming industry.… Read the rest
Razer begins the countdown to the 2019 Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games 2019), an eleven-country international sporting event sanctioned by the International Olympic Committee, and the first to include esports as a medaled competitive discipline.
One week from now, athletes from participating countries will gather at the inaugural SEA Games Esports Opening Ceremony in the Philippines to celebrate history in the making with esports being recognized as a medal sport for the first time.
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The wait is finally over as the results of the 37th Golden Joystick Awards are revealed. The winners were announced at the award ceremony held at London’s Bloomsbury Big Top.
More than 3.5 million public votes were cast to determine the winners in 19 categories, including Ultimate Game of the Year, Most Wanted Game and PlayStation, Xbox, PC and Nintendo Games of the Year.… Read the rest
Bungie Foundation is proud to confirm the success of its first Game2give charity event with over 1.6 million dollars raised to support Bungie Foundation’s iPads for Kids Program and Children’s Miracle Network benefitting kids in hospitals across the United States and Canada. Destiny fans proved once again their commitment and generosity through 40,000 individual contributions and the support of 5.5K… Read the rest
On November 14, 2019, at 8:41PM Pacific time, Desert Bus For Hope 2019 reached $6,000,000 in lifetime donations.
With a record-breaking year just hours from finishing, Desert Bus For Hope 2019 has hit a brand new milestone; just one year after reaching $5 million in lifetime donations, the marathon charity drive has hit $6 million in lifetime donations.… Read the rest
Serving as a bastion for the UK’s ever-ambitious and successful games industry in the north of England, the National Science and Media Museum is excited to announce that the much-celebrated Yorkshire Games Festival will return to Bradford for its fourth outing between 5-9 February 2020.
Once again, the five-day event will be pitched at developers, gamers, and families alike, offering a wide variety of events and activities to appeal across the spectrum.… Read the rest
More than 60 streamers are taking to Twitch today to try to raise $100k for type 1 diabetes research. The weeklong marathon is organized by JDRF, a global nonprofit whose mission is to improve lives today and tomorrow by accelerating life-changing breakthroughs to cure, prevent, and treat T1D and its complications.… Read the rest
Join in 2 minutes of silence to commemorate the end of WW1 and read below about shell shock.
One hundred and one years ago today, the Armistice was signed between the allied powers and Germany. Earlier armistices had already been signed with German allies, and the Armistice of November 11th, 1918 finally ended fighting for good.… Read the rest