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August 20, 2013

The i49 Giveaway Weekend 23rd – 26 August 2013

TGB i49 weekend giveaway graphic

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Simply retweet us and answer the following question – What are your inventive and off the wall ways to overclock your body for LAN party survival?

Competition closes Monday 26th August 2013 at midnight. Good Luck!

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August 14, 2013

i49 Exclusives Update – Epigenesis and War of the Vikings

EPIGENESIS EXCLUSIVE FIRST LIVE MATCH AT INSOMNIA49
AUGUST 8, 2013 2:45 PM

Multiplay are proud to announce that for the first time ever, the game Epigenesis will be played live on stage, in front of the Insomnia49 audience. Epigenesis is a neon-pulsating sports / fps hybrid where players compete in a futuristic ballgame where the rises and falls are as tall and deep as the potential for strategy. In each play, players must both capture nodes and make their surrounding environment sprout crazy tactical mechanisms that help towards ultimate match victory.

The teams will be playing three matches on Saturday, with the presentation beginning at 10:30 AM. Besides this the game will also be showcased at the Logitech stand all weekend, so you can catch a less tense version of the virtual sport that’s yet to sweep the nation in a much calmer setting.

PARADOX INTERACTIVE AT INSOMNIA49: BRACE YOURSELVES, VIKINGS ARE COMING!
AUGUST 6, 2013 1:27 PM

Muliplay have worked with Paradox in the past to bring flagship titles such as War of the Roses to gamers via their online services and solutions, and now are happy to be able to provide a showcase for this particular upcoming title at the UK’s biggest gaming festival. War of the Vikings is a multiplayer close-quarters combat simulator set during the Viking Age in a Saxon controlled England. Featuring intense close-quarters combat, authentic settings and weaponry, rich levels of customisation, large-scale 64-player battle, and stunningly beautiful bears, War of the Vikings will continue Paradox’s trend of publishing really interesting and engaging combat-orientated period pieces.

Representatives of Paradox will be showing the game live on stage at Insomnia49. They also have 3000 early access alpha keys to give away for the game during the event. It’s a great time to be a Viking fan!

Courtesy of Multiplay – http://insomniagamingfestival.com/news/

August 14, 2013

Press Release News – Game and Multiplay at i49

GAME AND MULTIPLAY TEAM UP FOR UK’S BIGGEST GAMING FESTIVAL
AUGUST 1, 2013 2:14 PM

The UK’s leading video games retailer, Game Retail Ltd, is teaming up with global games service provider Multiplay to support the UK’s gaming community at Multiplay’s Insomnia UK Gaming events.

Whether it’s huge eSports Tournaments on PC and Consoles with thousands of pounds to be won, an Exhibition Hall bursting at the seams with the latest games & technology, or simply a group of friends coming together to enjoy the games they love; the Insomnia “iSeries” festival has long been a social hub for the UK gaming community.

Commencing with Insomnia 49, which takes places over the August Bank Holiday weekend (23-26 August), GAME will be the official retail partner for Insomnia for the following year, providing expert staff and a whole range of stock to give Insomnia attendees a destination for all their gaming needs throughout the weekend.

Whether gamers want to enjoy earning GAME Reward points on Steam Credit top-ups, grab a new console game or PC game code for GAME’s PC Download store, or pick up high-spec accessories for a competitive advantage, attendees won’t need to leave the event, or look further than the GAME stand at Insomnia.

Craig Ting, Community Manager, Game Retail Ltd, said:

“We’re delighted to be working with Multiplay to support the UK gaming community at the gamer’s equivalent of Glastonbury this August and beyond. Multiplay has a long heritage in working closely with the UK gaming community, listening to its needs and delivering on community ideas and feedback. Coupled with GAME’s ambition to grow and support the UK’s most valuable community of gamers, we can’t wait to get started in supporting Insomnia in both a retail and community capacity.”

Craig Fletcher, Managing Director, Multiplay added:

“We’re thrilled to be working with GAME and are excited about what this partnership means for our attendees for Insomnia 49 and beyond. Teaming up with the UK’s number one gaming retailer allows us to engage our loyal community with some fantastic show offers. Having them on-site means that attendees can play even more games and take part in high stakes tournaments.”

Tickets for Insomnia 49 from 23 rd-26 th August are available at:http://insomniagamingfestival.com/tickets/.

For more information on Insomnia gaming events and Multiplay, please visit:http://insomniagamingfestival.com/.

To find out more about GAME community events that are happening throughout the year, please visit: www.game.co.uk/events.

March 31, 2013

The countdown to Multiplay’s i49

Local Area Network (LAN) parties are where like-minded people get together to play games in the same location. The largest LAN is in the UK is the Insomnia Gaming Festival, or Iseries as it’s known. Fundamentally Insomnia is a gaming event for all ages, where gamers and industry leaders alike come together to celebrate games in all their forms. “Insomnia LAN Guide

Insomnia LAN party image

There are just 144 days left to go until the biggest UK gaming event this Summer, i49, hosted by Multiplay. I’ll be there along with some of the guys from computer club where we’ll be kicking back at the International Centre, located in Telford, Shropshire. The event hosts some of the biggest eSports tournaments in Europe and each year hosts the UK qualifiers for the World Cyber Games (WCG). As well as all that, you can team up for MMO or co-op gaming and generally play what you want when you want. I’m planning on positioning myself in the MMO area – I’ll be perfectly at home there! Alongside the gaming areas and competative tournaments, there are also exhibitions from industry specialists as well and Multiplay have put together a really good LAN guide to help you know what to expect when you arrive: http://static.multiplayuk.com/images/content/LAN_guide.pdf. You can also look forward to the Opening Ceremony and the famous Insomnia Pub Quiz. When you need to crash you have three options for hotels; two on-site (The Holiday Inn and The International) and one which is a five minute walk away (Grays Hotel), all of which are offering discounts for attendees. Alternatively you can camp – there is plenty of space available.

The event officially starts on Friday 23rd August and runs until Monday 26th August 2013, but for an additional £15.00 on your ticket price you can get early access to the venue so that you can get set-up in advance. This is what most people choose to do and so it’s quite busy on the Thursday when doors open at about 6pm, so you might consider leaving your arrival till a bit later to miss the initial rush. There are a number of different ticket types you can get to take part in the action depending on what you are after:

BYOC (Bring your own computer)
Tickets cost £64.40 for the entire weekend, game how you want when you want.

TUP (Turn up and play)
Tickets cost £55.00. This gets you entry for the entire weekend, just turn up, get ready for the tournaments and jump into your matches on one of the event machines.

Group BYOC or Group TUP tickets
If you’re booking for a community or a team.

Weekend, day entry and press passes
Super versatile to fit anyone’s needs.

You should check the website to see in detail what each of the passes confers to the holder, especially when it comes to the weekend and day passes. You may also want to note that if you want to play with your friends, but don’t have a rig of your own, you can purchase a BYOC ticket and then opt to hire one of the hire rigs available for the event – a standard rig will set you back £65.00 on top of the ticket price for the weekend, while a pro gamer package will cost you £75.00. You can also opt to hire a monitor, if you don’t fancy lugging your’s all the way to the event!

Multiplay have an amazing website that is dedicated to their gaming events and it literally has everything you need to know, check out the site at: http://iseries.multiplay.co.uk/i49. If you are planning to be there let us know, it would be great to meet up. Why not keep up-to-date with the latest news on this event via our Twitter feed @gamersblogbytes.

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