Train2Game News Mario Kart Racing To Mobile

Nintendo announced today that Mario Kart Tour is coming to mobile.

Mario Kart has ruined many friendships since its release in 1992, thanks to some timely blue shells and now it will be available on your phone.

Nintendo mentioned back in 2015 that it intended to take advantage of the rise in mobile gaming and has to date released; Super Mario Run, Fire Emblem Heroes and Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp to great success.

The announcement came this morning on the Nintendo of America twitter account to great excitement from the public.

The bad news is, there’s a bit of a wait before we get to challenge our friends on Mario Kart Tour, the game is scheduled to be released in March 2019.

Here we goooo!

Train2Game News London Arcade Tour

Bespoke Arcades, the premier name in quality, customisable arcade entertainment, announced today a London Arcade tour to kick off their Holiday celebrations in style and offer London gamers the chance to win an arcade machine of their own!
Taking up temporary residence at Harrods, London’s premier shopping destination, Bespoke Arcades will be welcoming gaming fans to the 3rd floor Gaming Dept for the entire weekend of November 26 and 27, armed with complimentary seasonal treats and free-play on their entire arcade range! 

Come enjoy a mince pie and take part in our ‘Season’s Beatings’ by taking on legendary Guinness World Record holding professional gamer Ryan Hart! 

Feared throughout the gaming world for his unbeatable skills, Ryan will be challenging those brave enough to face him in battle and gamers even have the chance of winning their very own arcade machine should their skills prove powerful enough!

Bespoke Arcades will also be participating in the prestigious Ideal Home Show at Christmas, taking place at Olympia, London from November 23 through to November 27. With their entire jaw-dropping range, including the infamous King-Pin Virtual Pinball Table on show to the public once again, no ideal home would be complete without a Bespoke Arcades cabinet. With exclusive show discounts on offer for a limited time only, gamers have the perfect excuse to treat themselves to what they really want for the holidays!

“This is the time of year for good times and great games and Bespoke Arcades is perfectly positioned to deliver just that! We’re coming to the end of a landmark year for the company, introducing many exciting innovations along with our new King-Pin table and we’re excited to meet the London gaming community as the party season gets into full swing,” said Ben Georget, Co-Founder and Managing Director of Bespoke Arcades. “Ryan Hart is one of the world’s most respected gamers and a fan of Bespoke Arcades. We’re excited to have him join us at our Harrods weekend as we look to broaden our reach amongst gamers across the UK and beyond.”

For more information on Bespoke Arcades and the London Arcade tour, please visit http://www.bespoke-arcades.co.uk/

Train2Game News: PS4 playable at GAME stores

PS4GAME, the UK’s leading video game specialist, is giving UK gamers chance to get involved with a hands-on of the PS4 weeks ahead of its November 29th launch.

Sixty-two GAME stores across the UK will be extending their opening hours to host an incredible and exclusive event in the latest of GAME’s highly-rated lock-in series.  The lock-ins will take place after normal trading hours, giving lucky gamers the chance to experience the power of the Playstation 4 in a unique environment and be one amongst some of the first gamers in the UK to get hands on before it’s released!

Gamers can get their hands on the Dual Shock 4 controller and Fifa 14 in its next gen glory alongside Octodad: Dadliest Catch, Knack, Super Mother Load, Pinball Arcade and Contrast! On top of this, gamers will be able to get their pre-orders down on all the great upcoming Playstation 4 product such as the GAME exclusive editions of Call of Duty: Ghosts and Assassins Creed: Black Flag.

To reserve your place you can register at your nearest participating store, either in person or by sending the store a tweet. Spaces are limited and will be chosen on a first-come, first-served basis. Gamers must be 16 or over to register and attend. ID will be required for entry.

Charlotte Knight, Category Director at GAME said: “The PS4 brings a huge range of incredible games, jaw-dropping graphics, social integration like never before and a sheer power that has had the gaming community incredibly excited since it was first announced. We’re delighted to bring this exclusive evening experience to our stores and customers – we know they are going to be thrilled to be some of the first gamers in the UK to get hands on with PS4 over a month before it hits the shelves. Our relationship and partnership with Sony is key to the work we’re doing – we have already delivered three great lock-in tours with Sony this year and this PS4 tour promises to be the best yet. It’s an incredible opportunity for our customers and we can’t wait to join them in getting hands on with the next generation, exclusively at GAME.”

To find out more about this and other exciting events that are happening throughout the year, please visit http://instore.game.co.uk/

Train2Game News: Xbox One Tour

Xbox OneMicrosoft has announced plans for a worldwide Xbox One promotional tour. If you didn’t get a chance to play it at Eurogamer you still have hope!

Beginning on October 1 and running until the end of the year, the tour will take in 75 cities with the initial phase covering Europe, the US and Canada. While attendance is free of charge, it’s limited to those over 18 years of age and space will be limited.

The tour will give consumers the chance to go hands-on with games including Forza 5, Ryse, Killer Instinct, Dead Rising 3, Kinect Sports Rivals, Crimson Dragon, Max: Curse of the Brotherhood, Zoo Tycoon and Minecraft.

Additionally, custom Xbox One ‘Test Drive’ vehicles will offer hands-on time at festivals, university campuses, retail centers and other locations across the UK, Germany, France, US and Canada in the coming months.

Here’s a select list of tour dates:

  • Philadelphia: 3.10 – 6.10
  • Paris: 10.10 – 13.10
  • Toronto: 10.10 – 13.10
  • Chicago: 17.10 – 20.10
  • Vienna: 17.10 – 20.10
  • Atlanta: 24.10 – 27.10
  • Dallas : 31.10 – 3.11
  • Berlin: 31.10 – 3.11
  • Phoenix: 7.11 – 10.11
  • San Francisco: 14.11 – 17.11
  • Dublin: 14.11 – 17.11
  • Los Angeles: 21.11
  • London: 21.11 – 24.11

Keep an eye on the following link for more information of tour dates as they are announced. http://www.xbox.com/en-GB/onetour

Microsoft has confirmed an Xbox One release date of November 22, 2013 in 13 markets. The Xbox One price has been set at £430 / €500 / $500.