The North’s biggest and most diverse video gaming expo Play Expo returned to Manchester’s EventCity for the third time in October 2014.

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In the mean time, don’t forget to check out our next event Play Blackpool on the 2nd/3rd/4th May 2015 at the Norbreck Castle!

PLAY BLACKPOOL: 2nd, 3rd & 4th May 2015the-general-news

Gamers - if you can't wait for the next Play Expo, remember that we will be staging our sister event Play Blackpool on the early May Bank Holiday at the Norbreck Castle on Blackpool's famous promenade.

After a three year absence, Play Blackpool made a successful return last year - for more information about this year's show - and to buy tickets - head over to

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The 2014 Classic Gaming Championships: Grand Final!replay

Play Expo 2014 saw the crowning of the UK's first ever Classic Gaming Champion, Gavin Ward!

Here is referee Mat Corne with his report of the weekend's proceedings ...

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Play Expo 2014 – Videosthe-general-news

This year saw a remarkable amount of video coverage being filmed at Play Expo - in fact, we think more footage was shot at the 2014 Expo than any of our previous events to-date!

It's taken us a while, but we've identified a selection of event videos and invite anyone wishing to rekindle memories of their Play Expo weekend to check out these video links ...

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Play Expo 2014 – Photosthe-general-news

The official photo album from Play Expo 2014 is now available to view on Facebook!

If you're a Facebook user, don't forget to tag yourself (and your mates!) if you spot yourselves in any of the images! Thanks as always to our ace photographer Alan Chang for capturing another glorious set of images from this year's Expo!

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PE14_Cosplay_Louise-Sat returned to Play Expo 2014 in full force with daily masquerades showcasing costumes from Pokemon, Attack on Titan, Legend of Zelda and the Final Fantasy series, which along with Assassins Creed, are proving to be the most popular choices for cosplayers at gaming themed conventions.
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Syndicate to appear at Play Expo!the-general-news

We are delighted to announce that Youtube sensation Tom ‘Syndicate’ will be appearing at Play Expo on Saturday 11th October for a special meet and greet session. Tom will be around for selfies and hello’s from 1pm.

Over 100 PS4 consoles in zonenowplay

We will have over 100 PS4 consoles in this year and they will be running a combination of upcoming titles, the latest retail and PSN games plus we'll have a next-gen Minecraft zone and a PEGI18 zone for age restricted games.
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Full Indie Line up Revealed and Peoples Choice Award!nowplay

33 games from two dozen fantastic indie studios! We are over the moon by the amazing response from the Indie community to our larger emphasis on games from the creative and innovative smaller studios around the UK and beyond. Not only will we have a far bigger indie zone, we will also be awarding our first ever People's Choice award for the best indie game at the show.
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MXGP – The Official Motocross Videogame playable on PS4nowplay

We are proud to announce that ‘MXGP - The Official Motocross Videogame’ will be playable on the PS4™ at Play Expo 2014, ahead of it's official release date. Widely regarded as one of the best Motocross titles ever made, the next-gen version of MXGP boasts a host of new additions and upgrades to make it the ultimate version of this uniquely intense racer.
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Even More Indie Games!nowplay

This year we introduce a brand new PEOPLES CHOICE AWARD for the best Indie game at the show. This will be voted for by Play Expo attendees and awarded on the Sunday evening. Make sure you get your hands on as many of the wonderful games as possible and complete a voting card.
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