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Ready Players? Meet The Call Up’s Cast of VR Gamer Characters

Ready Players? Meet The Call Up’s Cast of VR Gamer Characters
Named as the UK’s best unproduced screenplay in 2011, Charles Barker’s ambitious sci-fi thriller The Call Up finally hits the silver screen this May. Set in a futuristic facility for trialling cutting-edge tech, the ensemble film sees eight gamers invited to test-run a state-of-the-art, shoot-em-up-style augmented reality experience. By donning suits of sleek, otherworldly armour, complete with digital display visors, the players watch... 

Doctor Who Series 9 Premiere to Screen at Edinburgh International Television Festival

Doctor Who Series 9 Premiere to Screen at Edinburgh International Television Festival
Joining the exciting line-up for The Guardian’s Edinburgh International Television Festival 2015, the Doctor Who Series 9 premiere, “The Magician’s Apprentice”, will have its debut screening on Thursday 27th August at Edinburgh’s Filmhouse Cinema. Taking place from 8.30-10pm, the preview event will be followed by a Q&A session with special guests (TBA), hosted by critic and journalist Andrew Collins. Priced at £8... 

Secret Cinema unveil new posters and trailer for Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back

Secret Cinema unveil new posters and trailer for Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back
Currently running in a top secret London location, Secret Cinema’s Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back has proved hugely popular so far, gaining rave reviews and a reputation as one of the summer’s most exciting events. Now around halfway into its current run, a brand new trailer and posters have been released to whet the appetites of those wavering potential rebels still yet to be won over to the cause. Since we announced the second... 

Get a Dazzling Diancie for Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire

Get a Dazzling Diancie for Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
Players of Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire will be able to get their hands on a dazzling Diancie this month thanks to a special distribution event. Nintendo will be making the Mythical Pokémon available via Mystery Gift from Friday 24th July. The elegant Rock and Fairy type Pokémon will come equipped with a Diancite Mega Stone, allowing it to transform into Mega Diancie and deal massive damage during battle. At level 50, it possesses the... 

Nintendo Chief Executive Satoru Iwata Dies, Aged 55

Nintendo Chief Executive Satoru Iwata Dies, Aged 55
Having served as the company’s president for well over a decade, Nintendo’s CEO Satoru Iwata has died at the age of 55, as a result of a cancerous tumour. An internationally renowned leader in the world of video games, Iwata helped change the face of Nintendo, as well as altering the landscape of the wider games industry, developing titles and consoles that catered for a wide range of tastes and inspiring millions to try out video... 

Too Cool Wrestling Do Battle at August’s MCM Ireland Comic Con

Too Cool Wrestling Do Battle at August’s MCM Ireland Comic Con
Wrestling fans, prepare for a super spectacle at this year’s MCM Ireland Comic Con! Direct from the USA, WWE stars Too Cool Wrestling will be engaging in a live extravaganza at the RDS Dublin this August. Comprised of Tag Team Champions Scotty 2 Hotty and Grand Master Sexay (that’s Scott Garland and Brian Christopher Lawler, if you want to be formal), the Too Cool duo played a key part in the WWE Attitude era for almost a decade. More... 

Board Gaiman: Own Your Own Sandman Chess Set

Board Gaiman: Own Your Own Sandman Chess Set
After some time in the making, DC Collectibles has released the perfect game for Gaimanites. Feast your eyes on Death, Dream, Destiny et al in all their glory in this stunning Sandman chess set. Crafted by expert figurine sculptor Paul Harding with designs by Kevin Nowlan, the gorgeous, intricate pieces are made from cold-cast porcelain, set on a black and white wooden game board. Check out the beautiful close-ups on Harding’s blog here. Naturally,... 

New Google AI Uses Old Movies to Discover the Meaning of Life

New Google AI Uses Old Movies to Discover the Meaning of Life
With a slew of artificially intelligent beings gracing big and small screens this year, ranging from Disney’s cuddly Baymax to Marvel’s messed-up Ultron and Ex Machina‘s disturbingly uncanny Ava, it’s perhaps unsurprising that the real science is catching up with the fiction. In a move away from more conventional analytical processes, Google has been working to develop a system that uses art and creative expression to better... 

Tokyo Toys is Coming to Birmingham

Tokyo Toys is Coming to Birmingham
Get ready Midlanders – Tokyo Toys is coming to a store near you soon! Our friends at Tokyo Toys yesterday announced plans to open a new shop in Birmingham City Centre this August. To celebrate the occasion, a ton of fun and freebies have been promised for the Grand Opening event. Visitors will be able to draw from a tombola, with a guaranteed win thanks to a range of mini prizes on offer. The top prize will be a brand new Nintendo 3DS! Situated... 

MCM London Comic Con wins Best Consumer Show at the AEO Awards 2015

MCM London Comic Con wins Best Consumer Show at the AEO Awards 2015
After an exciting few months that saw attendance records once again smashed for May’s event, MCM London Comic Con has been awarded Best Consumer Show at the prestigious AEO Excellence Awards. Run by the Association of Event Organisers, the ceremony was held at London’s Grosvenor House to celebrate major achievements across the events industry. This year’s May convention brought together a diverse and glittering array of guests,... 
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