If you missed out on the PC Gamer Weekender earlier this year, don’t worry – London’s biggest and best show for all things PC gaming is back with a bang.
Set to take place on the weekend of February 18-19 at London Olympia, it will once again let you get your hands on unreleased games, feast your eyes (and fingers) on goliath gaming machines and hear tales about the PC gaming industry told by some of the biggest names it has.
If that’s not enough to make you scream “take my money!” and check the train schedule, then read on for five more reasons why you should pick up a ticket to the PC Gamer Weekender 2017 today.
1. You’ll get it cheaper, with a free digital mag
PC gaming is an expensive hobby. If you buy a ticket to the show now, you’ll pick it up for the early bird price of £9.99 – giving you a few more quid to put toward that monster GPU you’ve been eying up. You’ll also get a free digital edition of the February 2017 PC gamer. What’s not to like?
2. It’ll feature superb hardware that you can touch…
In today’s world, it’s not always easy to get physical with the latest PC gaming hardware – but you won’t be able to go five paces without bumping into a tower, monitor or even a life-size racing car simulator at the Weekender. Last year’s show even gave visitors the chance to try the HTC Vive months before it arrived in Europe. We took some lovely pictures of the most interesting kit from last year’s event, which you can peruse here.
3. …and games that you can play before anyone else
The PC Gamer Weekender wouldn’t be the show it is without, well, awesome PC games. Last year’s games fest gave gamers the chance to play Dark Souls 3, Street Fighter V and Total War: Warhammer months before they were released. Keep an eye on the PC Gamer Weekender website, its Facebook page, and PC Gamer’s Twitter account to clock which games are going to feature next year.
4. You’ll be able to meet and take on other gamers
Things got competitive at last year’s Weekender, with gamers going head-to-head at Rocket League, Street Fighter V, Dota 2, Hearthstone, and League of Legends. Prizes were won, tears were shed and fists were most definitely pumped. While the games are yet to be announced, expert this year’s tournaments to be even more hotly contested.
5. You can get into the show early
If you order an early bird two-day Weekender+ ticket at £19.99, you’ll get a host of extras including exclusive early access to the show. In order to let you beat the queues, doors will open half an hour earlier at 09.30 on Saturday and Sunday allowing you to make a beeline to the games you want to play. You’ll have to be quick though, as this ticket is only available at this price until December 4.