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02/21/2019
 


[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]

BASINGSTOKE, UK – 21st February 2019 – GAME is excited to announce that for the fifth year running they will be hosting their annual gaming marathon in support of SpecialEffect over the weekend of 22-24 February. GameBlast is the UK’s longest-running charity gaming event, with hundreds of individual gamers, community groups and companies raising over £680,000 since 2014.

With GAME’s purpose to fuel the passion for gaming, SpecialEffect’s fantastic work is very close to company’s heart and the team believe that Gameblast is the perfect way to change the lives of disabled gamers.

Visit GAME’s Gameblast19 website www.gameblast.game.co.uk to see what the company have planned, including a detailed stream schedule and what’s going on in GAME stores and BELONG arenas around the country.

Presented by @bex_bomb from GAME’s Aberdeen store, the team will be live streaming from 10am on Saturday 23rd February, running through until 10am Sunday morning. Here are just a few things taking place:

• Gameplay with hot new titles such as Trials Rising, GRIP, Anthem and Apex Legends

• GAME will be linking directly with SEGA’s Gameblast stream to play Sonic Allstars Racing Transformed

• There will be a speed run of Celeste & an Uno ‘Room of Doom’

• Various unique and exciting items will be part of GAME’s ebay auction, including a giant Vault Boy statue www.ebay.co.uk/itm/292970674384

• …and of course, a few challenges and forfeits as always!

Following its success last year, there will be the option in store for customers to donate their trade-in to charity, so why not pop in to see what’s going on and pick up a pin badge!

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▪ ENDS - For more information, please contact the GAME press office team at: [email protected]

About SpecialEffect: the Gamers’ Charity

SpecialEffect are an award-winning charity that enables people with physical disabilities to benefit from the fun, inclusion and therapy of video games. We support people of all ages through personalised assessments, equipment loans and equipment modifications.

About GAME Digital PLC

GAME Digital plc is a leading gaming company, providing an authoritative range of gaming and gaming lifestyle products and services to customers. GAME’s UK and Spanish retail businesses are the market leaders in those geographical areas, operating a total of 580 stores, a fully integrated omni-channel offer, and reaching more than 18 million consumers across its reward programmes. Through its esports and events activities the Group is delivering unparalleled consumer gaming experiences directly, and on behalf of third parties, including its flagship event, Insomnia, the UK’s largest gaming festival. Across its digital businesses the Group is pioneering the use of new technologies to reach gamers and business partners outside its main markets. This is effected through Ads Reality Limited, the Group’s visual recognition and augmented reality business and Multiplay, its specialist game server hosting business. For more information please visit www.gamedigitalplc.com, www.multiplay.com or www.adsreality.com