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Watch Boris Johnson prance around a Minecraft London

Almost ten years ago, Boris Johnson said that computer games ‘rot the brain’ in this Telegraph editorial. But what a difference ten years make. Not only have we seen Boris playing Wii and with VR, now he’s giving the industry he once lambasted 1.2m to relaunch London Games Festival. To …

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Mayor of London invests £1.2m in new London Games Festival

Boris Johnson has given the UK games industry 1.2m to launch Games London and develop a new London Games Festival. LGF will take place between April 1st to April 10th, and includes a Games Finance Market, a series of BFI talks, and it will also encompass EGX Rezzed and the …

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Charity games art auction begins

UKIE has put its entire London Games Festival Art Exhibition collection up for auction for games charity Special Effect. The 100-piece strong collection with be posted for auction in four batches, with the first now live. Additional collections will be added each Monday. Highlights from the first offering include three …

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London Games Festival starts today – here’s the key events for your diary

The London Games Festival was officially launched last night – here’s our guide to all the key events taking place as part of this month’s long celebration of games culture. Today BAFTA Annual Lecture with Hideo Kojima7:00pm, BAFTA, 195 PiccadillyAcclaimed video game director Hideo Kojima will deliver this year’s BAFTA …

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City Hall to host London games art exhibition

A free to visit public exhibition of video game art will feature in the closing week of this year’s London Games Festival. It will be hosted at Mayor Boris Johnson’s City Hall and will run for five days. Rare pieces have been donated by developers, publishers and artists across a …

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The Guardian partners with London Games Festival

The Guardian has joined forces with London Games Festival to run its own series of events. The broadsheet will host a session on changes in reader tastes and games journalism, advice for aspiring games writers and tips on how to code the Raspberry Pi. The Guardian’s award-winning games team will …

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London Games Festival ready for October return

The UK’s biggest celebration of video games is back. London Games Festival will return in 2012 after a 2011 hiatus. It will be a month-long affair, running between September 27th and October 28th – not timed to coincide with the Olympics, as had originally been planned. The festival will encompass …

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No London Games Festival in 2011

UK video games trade body UKIE has announced that there will be no London Games Festival this year. It will be the first time in six years that the event hasn’t taken place. However, UKIE has announced that a 2012 LGF has been confirmed and will take place during the …

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