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

The Game Zone at the UK’s biggest consumer tech show Gadget Show Live is close to selling out with just four stands remaining unsold.

Gadget Show Live takes place on 3-7 April at the NEC, Birmingham and is preceded by the one-day trade event Gadget Show Live Professional (register for free passes at

Capcom, Epic Games, Game, Turtle Beach, Kick Energy, Active Rides and KW Automotives are exhibiting in the Game Zone, which also features the Game Stage, eSports tournament and retro free play area.

Capcom is showcasing three unreleased titles: Remember Me, Resident Evil Revelations and Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen. All three will be playable on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. 

Epic Games is returning to Gadget Show Live with its unmissable Make Something Unreal Live tournament. The four shortlisted teams of aspiring game developers will work live onstage throughout the show under the guidance of studio mentors and some very special games industry gurus. The overall winner will take home the full source Unreal Engine 4 licence, which effectively sets the victorious team up as a commercial games development studio.

In a first for any consumer show, Game is offering a 10% discount to all Gadget Show Live visitors who buy new games at the show.

Gaming celebrities Ali-A and KSI, hosts of two of the world’s leading YouTube gaming channels, will be showing off their skills on the Game Stage. And eSports will be running an adrenaline-packed 16-team Counter Strike: Global Offensive tournament with a fantastic £10,000 cash prize up for grabs. Featuring the top teams from across Europe, the tournament will take place on 5-7 April. eSports will also be hosting single-day turn-up and play tournaments for visitors.

Visitors can also take part in casual or hardcore single and multiplayer gaming challenges on the Game Stage in the Game Zone, as well as enjoy the ever popular retro free play area.

Outside of the Game Zone, Battlefield Live is bringing the most authentic combat experience short of joining the military to Gadget Show Live with special adult and kids’ sessions running throughout the show.

And Igloo is bringing its unique 360 degree gaming dome to Gadget Show Live giving visitors to the change to immerse themselves in a full 360 gaming experience. its unique technology complete with weapon tracking and high quality sound means  Gadget Show Live visitors will experience gaming on a brand new and exciting platform.

“This is an incredibly exciting year for the games industry as Microsoft and Sony finally put gamers out of their misery and launch the next generation consoles, so it’s no surprise that the Game Zone is so close to selling out. We’re expecting tens of thousands of gadget lovers through the Gadget Show Live doors over Easter, the majority of whom are avid gamers, so it really is an unmissable opportunity to  get games brands in front of customers who are keen to both try and buy,” said Spencer Hidge, Gadget Show Live organiser. 

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Notes to editors

Launched by Upper Street Events, North One and Channel 5 in 2009, The Gadget Show Live has quickly become the UK’s largest and most dynamic consumer electronics event.

Ticket type                  

Adult  £20 on the door     £15.99 in advance 

Child  £15 on the door     £8.99 in advance 

Booking Fee of 99p applies to tickets bought in advance. A surchage of £1.99 is applicable to tickets bought in advance if postage is required.                                     

Super Theatre ticket prices

Premium  £20 on the door     £16.99 in advance

Standard  £15 on the door    £10.99 in advance                                           

Press Registration

Press can register for press passes to attend Gadget Show Live Professional on 2 April 2013 at

Contact information:

For further information, interviews and photography for Gadget Show Live please contact:

Charlotte Le Rougetel or Matt Bowen


020 7269 7900

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