A new PC gaming event was announced by Future in 2015, which will be taking place for the first time this weekend (5-6 March 2016). This new event follows the debut of the PC Gamer’s PC Gaming Show, which took place at E3 in June 2015. ‘The PC Gamer Weekender’ will be an action-packed two-day event, ideal for gamers, which will take place on Brick Lane at the Old Truman Brewery.
The event will host a range of the latest triple-A and indie game releases which can be played, and all event goers will be admitted entry into one of the tournaments taking place that weekend.
The huge line-up of games for the PC Gamer Weekender is constantly growing and currently includes Dark Souls III Pre-Release, Warhammer 40,000: Eternal Crusade Pre-Release, Total WAR: WARHAMMER (a month before release), Street Fighter V and Umbrella Corps, among many others. The full list of games, which is still growing, is available to view here: http://weekender.pcgamer.com/whats-on/games-on-show-at-the-weekender.
The event will feature a Hardware Zone which will offer attendees the opportunity to sample or buy various PC tech devices. Also, a range of workshops are planned for the event, which include interview sessions for developers. For gamers and tech fanatics who enjoy enhancing the internal software of their PC’s, upgrading components and perfecting gaming performance, the PC workshops will be an ideal experience. ASUS and other hardware experts will lead the workshops, which will include detailed information on how to improve your PC, from beginner to advanced level. The workshops will be free for anyone who purchases a valid floor pass for the event.
Future’s head of events, Jonny Sullens told MCV (The Market for Computer & Video Games): “The event we put on at E3 was a huge success and has proved to be a launch pad into the PC Gamer Weekender. PC Gaming is a very vibrant market with many different attributes to make a multifaceted event.”
The exciting event will feature a Hardware Zone with a “4K Stage powered by NVIDIA”; it will include gameplay, walkthroughs, developer interviews and the latest in 4K gaming technology.
The latest and most advanced virtual reality headset – the HTC Vive Consumer Edition, will be available for attendees to experience at the PC Gamer Weekender. The HTC Vive Consumer Edition features two 1080 x 1200 screens, 90Hz refresh rates to create 3D experience, sensor wand-shaped controllers for superior positional tracking, and laser-emitting based stations for accuracy. It is powered by Nvidia’s GeForce GTX, and you will be able to fully experience the virtual world with this new device, whilst gaming. The HTC Vive Consumer Edition is an improvement from the Vive and the Vive Pre, with even more innovative features. It is a partnership between HTC and the game developer, Valve, and will be available to buyers from April.
Tickets for the PC Gamer Weekender are currently available to buy at http://weekender.pcgamer.com/ along with a 20% off discount code. Tickets range from a Weekender PLUS Pass (£24.00), Saturday Standard Pass (£14.99), and the Sunday Standard Pass (£14.99). The event is only open to over 18’s due to the possibility of age-restricted content.