If, like me, you can’t wait to get playing Total War or Dark Souls III a rather handy event might give you just the chance you’ve been looking for. There’s a whole bunch of other stuff to do like tournaments and workshops too. HTC are showing off their virtual reality headset the ‘HTC Vive’ which is well worth checking out for anyone interested in the developing area of VR. Plus if you have more money than me there’s the hardware zone for you to buy some new equipment or a new rig. But really what self respecting PC gamer doesn’t build their own rig?
If you want to check out everything that’s going on or book tickets head over to the website here. Or you can take a look at some extra info below from the event organizers. Full weekend passes are only £24.99 so it’s well worth a look if you have time to check it out.
Hands On Exclusives:
With the event taking place over two floors, gaming takes centre stage, and will be a chance for attendees to play games before release.
Every attendee who fancies their chances will get a seat in a tournament as part of their ticket price – but only the finest will survive. There will be a number of different games on offer including League of Legends, Dota 2, Rocket League and HearthStone: Heroes of Warcraft. Qualifiers will be played at the Weekender, and a live final will take place on the Tournament stage where a winner will be crowned. There will also be winner stays on Street Fighter V.
Brought to you by ASUS and led by hardware experts, these in-depth workshops will look at the improvements that can be made to PCs and how to do it, no matter your experience level. Workshop stations will give attendees the opportunity to build along with the experts on popular mods including swapping out hard drives, graphics cards, power supply and RAM.
Workshops will be held throughout the entire weekend, are free (with entry ticket) and work on a first-come, first-served basis.
The Hardware Zone is a try-before-you-buy area full of the latest and most essential equipment for PC gaming. All attendees have the opportunity to use the equipment, talk with the experts and buy on site.
PC Gamer Stage:
Will feature interviews with some of the world’s most important and influential developers. Watch never before seen footage and exclusive reveals. Guest speakers include Julian Gollop, Paradox, presenting Stellaris, Firaxis presenting Xcom 2, and meet the team behind Divinity:Original Sin 2 who will be discussing how to make a CRPG in an hour.
SEGA Common Room:
The SEGA Common Room is all about the indie developer and the opportunity to play their games.
Esdevium Games and Quest Games will be bringing their team of expert games demonstrators to showcase brand new board games as well as some classics.