Train2Game News Custom Consoles UK

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Since 2012 Custom Controllers UK have been winning the hearts of gamers by bringing them the UK’s largest selection of Custom Controllers. Now the team are ready to change the game again with their latest creation and sister company, Custom Consoles UK.

The initial ranges of Custom Consoles are the first of their kind in the world and the team are looking to increase the range frequently to ensure there is a design to suit all styles.

Custom Consoles UK have launched their website (customconsolesuk.co.uk) this week (17/8) providing the first designs in their range of Customised Xbox One consoles in a selection of popular designs chosen by the fans. If you haven’t already caught a sneak peek at the consoles, this will be your first chance to see the new designs before they are showcased at this months Insomnia 55 festival at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry.

Following the initial release of the consoles, a Send In Service will be launched on Friday (21/8) which will allow gamers to send their consoles in and have them customised by the team.

Due to Custom Consoles UK offering the first and only range of custom Xbox One consoles they will be available in limited numbers exclusively from www.customconsolesuk.co.uk They are now on a Pre Order basis on the website and are going fast so we recommend you reserve yours now.

Custom Controllers UK are enthusiastic about giving gamers the opportunity to customise their controllers and are now more excited then ever to provide you with the chance to show your style with your console. Since 2012 ‘CCUK’ have been striving to meet the needs of gamers and are very proud to now offer over 350 designs over the PlayStation and Xbox platforms.

www.customconsolesuk.co.uk

Train2Game News Insomnia 54 record breaking attendance

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Multiplay, organiser of the Insomnia Gaming Festival, is pleased to announce that its first event of 2015 Insomnia54 was also its biggest ever with a footfall of over 30,000 across the weekend.

Continuing its incredible growth, Insomnia54 saw the introduction of new areas including a dedicated Esports Stage, and Broadcast Studio, complimenting the huge Main Stage which saw packed live shows featuring globally popular Special Guests from the worlds of YouTube and Twitch. Insomnia54 welcomed brand new exhibitors into its thriving Exhibition Hall such as Sony XDev plus returning exhibitors featuring brand new games such as Jagex’s Chronicle: RuneScape Legends, WB Games’ Mortal Kombat X and Stainless Games’ Carmageddon: Reincarnation. With more Special Guests than ever before, Insomnia once again featured a broad range of activities from across the realms of modern gaming culture providing a unique live gaming experience for fans of all ages and backgrounds.  This was all made possible thanks to the support of Event Sponsors GAME, SCAN & Logitech G.

The post-event coverage of Insomnia also experienced an unprecedented amount of growth, with over 11m combined YouTube views for videos relating to the event and over 2m views of photographs uploaded to the official Flickr account. The event is also set to feature in a segment on BBC’s The One Show, a digital segment for BT Sport, and a series of short online films produced by Channel 4.

Multiplay MD Craig Fletcher said: “Insomnia continues to go from strength-to-strength, with Insomnia54 breaking our previous records for our long-running festival. ” He continued, “We are delighted to have curated such an incredible community unlike anything else in the country, and the plans have already started for Insomnia55 this Summer, set to be a truly unmissable show.”

Tickets for Insomnia55, taking place at Coventry’s Ricoh Arena on August 28th-31st are on-sale now, and available via http://insomniagamingfestival.com/. This summer’s event will bring even more exclusive content than any Insomnia festival to-date, with huge esports tournaments across a variety of popular titles plus popular returning features from previous events.

Train2Game News Insomnia 54 sold out

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Multiplay, organiser of the UK’s biggest gaming festivals, is delighted to announce that Insomnia54 has sold out, and will be attended by more fans than ever before when the show opens April 3rd at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry.

With support from exhibitors and sponsors, i54 promises the best in entertainment that fans have come to know and love, but still delivers new zones and introduces brand new content to tens of thousands of attendees over the bank Holiday weekend.

For the first time, Sony xdev joins Jagex, Warner Bros, Team17 and many other publishers showing the latest games in the exhibition zone, while indie developers will be highlighted on the Expo stage. Attendees will be able to preview and play upcoming titles such as Carmageddon: Reincarnation, Dark Nexus Arena, Chronicle: RuneScape Legends, LittleBigPlanet 3 and many more.

Insomnia54 also features a huge roster of content creators from the worlds of YouTube and Twitch. Famous faces this event include Syndicate of TheSyndicateProject, Omgitsfirefox, Jericho, The Diamond Minecart, The Sidemen including KSI, Calfreezy, Jo Weller, and many more starring in live shows, Q&A sessions, Meet & Greet sessions and more across all three live days.

Multiplay MD Craig Fletcher said: “The first show of the year is always my favourite, because it’s our first chance to see old friends and meet new members of the community.” He continued, “2015 is going to be a massive year for Insomnia festivals, and we intend to kick it off with a bang on April 3rd.”

For more information on Insomnia54 visit http://insomniagamingfestival.com

Train2Game News Insomnia 53

InsomniaMultiplay, hosts of the UK’s biggest gaming festival is pleased to announce Insomnia53, taking place November 21st – 23rd at Coventry’s Ricoh Arena and set to feature tons of brilliant, focused activities suitable for gamers of all ages and backgrounds.

Everything you’ve come to expect from the Insomnia Gaming Festival will be in abundance; there will be special guests from the world of YouTube and Twitch including SkyDoesMinecraft, TheDiamondMinecart and The Sidemen (featuring KSI, Vikkstar and more).

Also featured are Minecraft-orientated activities, high-level open esports tournaments, a packed exhibition hall featuring playable games galore and of course the UK’s biggest 24hr LAN gaming network featuring thousands of switched-on gamers.

The fun doesn’t end at 6pm though, with activities and parties going on well into the early hours putting the ‘insomnia’ into Insomnia.

Returning for its second year are the Insomnia Awards; a bespoke community-driven ceremony celebrating the last year in gaming, all wrapped up in a night of action and entertainment.

Anyone attending the event can nominate and vote on their selected winners and be in with a chance of winning a copy of the Insomnia Awards Game of the Year.

“Each year, we’re humbled by the passion of our community and their commitment for the Insomnia Gaming Festival,” said Craig Fletcher, CEO & Founder of Multiplay. “This festive gaming show encapsulates another 12 months of incredible growth, driving us to do more, to do better, and to continue to make Insomnia the best weekend of awesome videogame-related fun you can find in the UK.”

With so much more to be announced, this year’s final Insomnia event will be one to remember, so head online now to book your tickets: http://insomniagamingfestival.com/tickets/

Insomnia53 takes place from November 21s – 23rd at Coventry’s Rich Arena in England.

For more information and to buy tickets for Insomnia53 visit http://insomniagamingfestival.com with more announcements to be made in the coming weeks.

Train2Game News Insomnia 51 big success

InsomniaMultiplay, hosts of the UK’s biggest gaming festival has reason to celebrate following its biggest ever spring Insomnia event. Insomnia51, Multiplay’s first event at the Ricoh Arena, saw an unprecedented footfall of over 20,000 across the Easter Bank Holiday Weekend.

Thousands of gamers from a variety of backgrounds gathered to enjoy a schedule packed full of engaging content, with Main Festival Stage presenting from We’ve Got Game Founders, Matt Littler and Darren Jefferies. The festival’s activities spanned the range of modern gaming culture, from high level Esports tournaments to a thriving exhibition hall including Minecraft, Indie, Tabletop Gaming, and Retro zones.  There were also panel talks in a 650-seat dedicated auditorium, and of course the UK’s biggest LAN gaming halls.

Following on from the success of Insomnia49 last summer, Insomnia51 featured appearances from special guests from across the globe. Providing fans with the chance to meet them in person, Insomnia51 enabled YouTube stars to connect with their communities through Meet & Greet sessions, panel talk sessions, and main stage shows.

As the first Insomnia Gaming Festival of 2014, Insomnia51 saw increased entries for not only Esports tournaments on PC, but also on console. As part of their pledge to help grow the console tournament scene at Insomnia events, Multiplay delivered the Console Esports Arena, an area wholly dedicated to console Esports including tournament stations, a spectating zone, and an area for press.

Last year the Insomnia Gaming Festivals hit several milestones, with both its largest ever event and it’s fiftieth outing. 2013’s rapid growth and increased attendance inspired a change of venue, and the UK’s biggest gaming festival found a new home at Coventry’s Ricoh Arena resulting in the highest attendance for an Easter event in Multiplay’s 17-year history.

“There is no equivalent to the Insomnia Gaming Festival in the UK. There’s no single event that combines the LAN halls, the tournaments, the exhibition, the special guests, the stage activities, all into a single weekend-long gaming-focused festival experience,” said Craig Fletcher, CEO & Founder of Multiplay. “With each passing year Insomnia grows bigger and better, in no small part due to our incredible community and the fantastic partners we work with. With our summer plans for Insomnia52, 2014 is shaping up to be an unstoppable year for Multiplay events.”

To view all photos from Insomnia 51, please visit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/mpuk/collections/72157644032424851/

For more information on Insomnia52 visit http://insomniagamingfestival.com. More announcements will be made in the coming months.

Train2Game News: Insomnia coming to Coventry

InsomniaOne of the UK’s biggest gaming festival will be staged in Coventry for the first time in 2014, when the Insomnia gaming festivals takes place at Coventry’s Ricoh Arena.

The Insomnia series attracts tens of thousands of gamers from across the UK to compete in the UK’s most competitive eSports tournaments and see the best games first, while millions watch events unfold online on Twitch.TV.

The first Insomnia festival at the Ricoh Arena takes place over Easter Bank Holiday weekend, Friday, April 18 to Monday, April 21 2014.

Insomnia will take over the Ricoh Arena to give visitors the chance to sample new games, watch live product demonstrations, buy the latest products and merchandise or watch the eSports tournaments unfold.

Offering the same unrivalled atmosphere as previous Insomnia events, visitors will be able to camp in their thousands across the weekend, bringing their own PCs and consoles with camping facilities and security on-hand.

Craig Fletcher, chief executive officer of Multiplay, said: “At Multiplay, we’re always looking to grow our business, and choosing a location that gives the Insomnia festivals strategic growth opportunities is of paramount importance to us, as well as our loyal community that attend our events.

He continued, “We’ve worked closely with the passionate staff at the Ricoh Arena and Coventry City Council to deliver a new home for Insomnia. “We are also delighted to be able to welcome back the Easter weekend dates which we haven’t been able to secure since Insomnia 42. “It’s incredibly exciting to be able to hold an Easter weekend extravaganza full of new content and awesome activities.

“We’re really pleased with the commitment and drive shown in bringing the UK’s largest gaming festivals to Coventry, and it’s a partnership we’re excited to move forward with in 2014.”

Jacky Isaac, Interim CEO at the Ricoh Arena, said she was thrilled one of the biggest dates in the calendar for gaming fans was being held in Coventry.

“It is the first time we will have held a gaming festival at the Ricoh Arena and this is great news for the venue and for the city,” she said.

“This is a festival for gaming in all its formats and is due to attract over 10,000 visitors from around the country.”

Tickets are available online now at www.insomniagamingfestival.com