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August 20, 2013

The i49 Giveaway Weekend 23rd – 26 August 2013

TGB i49 weekend giveaway graphic

Enter at: https://twitter.com/GamersBlogBytes

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.

August 23, 2012

Multiplay Insomnia i46 Summer 2012

The Multiplay Insomnia i46 LAN (August 24th-27th) starts tomorrow here in the UK, or if you chose to use the Early Access Service you could have gotten into the venue this evening from 6pm onwards. Two of my friends are already at the venue setting up their rigs ready for when it all kicks off for real tomorrow. Even if you haven’t planned in advance it’s still possible for you to purchase a ‘turn up and play’ or ‘day pass’ ticket that will get you into the event.

Insomnia is held 3 times a year at The International Centre in Telford and attracts over 3000 gamers. As well as gamers Insomnia also attracts industry leaders from the world of gaming and computers to show off the latest games and technologies. In fact EA Sports FIFA Core Community Manager Rob Hodson will be attending i46 this time around, if you are not satisfied with playing in the FIFA12 tournaments he’s brought along a playable copy of FIFA13.

Tournaments are a big part of the Insomnia LAN event and include Call of Duty 4, StarCraft 2, League of Legends, and Counter Strike: Source among many others. But it’s not all about the UK, Insomnia attracts gamers from all over Europe and the United States, at i46 the North American teams and the European teams will be going head-to-head in the Team Fortress 2 tournament.

I love a good LAN party but this year it conflicts with me being out of the country, however, I have people on the ground at the event and I’m sure they will keep me informed of any interesting developments, if so, you will be the first to know.

Why not watch live coverage of the event over at Vanilla TV. Insomnia i46 really does have something for everyone.

May 19, 2012

KCGameOn Diablo III Giveaway!

Welcome KCGameOn attendees!  Welcome to TGB! We will be sponsering your local LAN with a free copy of Diablo III.  This contest is ONLY available to KCGameOn attendee’s.  If you are not a member you CANNOT win.

This contest is for a physical copy of Diablo III for PC which can be picked up from Iceman at the LAN.

To qualify for the contest, the following requirements must be met:
1.  Sign up for a TGB account!

2.  Like us on facebook

3.  Tell us in the contest article what  your favorite video game of all time and what did you like so much about it?

Thats it!  The winner will be chosen at random around 6 PM CST and an email will be send to the winners email address and to the LAN host Iceman. Show your winning email to Iceman to claim your prize.

Thank you all KCGameOn members who are participating in the Diablo III giveaway!  We hope you come back and check us often.

If you are in the Kansas City area and would like to attend one of their LAN’s please check them out at www.kcgameon.com.

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