Gadget Show Live

Gadget Show Live is the ultimate destination for gamers this Easter, jam-packed with gaming celebrities, brand new games, top tournaments and exclusive 10% discounts from Game. The event takes place on 3-7 April at the NEC, Birmingham, and tickets are available to buy now from

Capcom, Epic Games, Game, Turtle Beach and Cooler Master are among the games companies already confirmed for this year’s event.

Capcom is showcasing three brand new titles, all of which go on sale after Gadget Show Live: Remember Me, Resident Evil Revelations and Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen. All three titles 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 Gadget Show Live, the UK’s leading specialist games retailer Game is offering a 10% discount to all visitors buying 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 free to play Retro Arcade area.

Battlefield Live is making its debut at Gadget Show Live, too, letting visitors take part in the most authentic combat experience short of joining the military 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.

“With such a jam-packed programme of gaming events, industry gurus, exclusive discounts, state of the art peripherals and brand new PC and console games to play, this year’s Game Zone is an unmissable opportunity for all gamers this Easter,” said Spencer Hidge, Gadget Show Live organiser.

In addition to all the gaming there will be more than 200 companies exhibiting at the event, including Microsoft, Acer, Freesat, LG, Lenovo, Bowers and Wilkins, JVC and Pioneer. It is the place to see, touch and buy the very latest tech available, as well as get an exclusive first look at tonnes of gadgets that have never been seen in the UK before.

Visitors will find everything from gaming to guitars and smartphones to solar powered watches; from family friendly tablets to mind-blowing hi-fi and home cinema systems; from wireless iPhone speaker docks to the very latest camera and video technology.

Other designated areas will include:

International Future Tech Zone. This is the place to discover amazing and inspirational inventions and academic thinking on how technology will impact our lives in the future, from solar powered cars to 360 degree video cameras!

Inventors' Village. Don’t miss the chance to see quirky, creative and mind-blowing UK inventions with the potential to change the world and the way we see and enjoy it.

Hub Theatre. This is where visionaries will talk about the latest and best tech for 2013, their predictions for future trends and provide advice and demos on how visitors can get the most out of gadgets.
Game Zone. Featuring yet-to-be released console and PC games, the Make Something Unreal Live competition, fantastic giveaways and the Game Zone Stage and retro arcade, this is a must-see for all gamers.

Photographic Zone. Gain insight into the latest cameras and photographic equipment on the market, with presentations for professional photographers looking to upgrade their equipment.

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

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