E3, Gamescom, Tokyo Games Show, Blizzcon, The Game Awards, PAX…there are many notable gaming shows and conventions worthy of your attention. However, if you ever find yourself on British soil, EGX is the show you mustn’t miss. Hailed as the most important and certainly the biggest convention dedicated to all things gaming in the UK, EGX is an extravagant combination of brand new developments in the gaming and IT world in general, but also gives you the opportunity to experience retro oldies goldies from arcades to classic pinball machines and everything else that true gamers hold dear to their heart. Indeed, there’s something for everybody there, and this year is also pretty important for another somewhat sentimental reason: after several years spent in Birmingham (and a quick jaunt to Berlin on two occasions) EGX is returning to its native city – London.
Of course, a true reason behind this accolade is the announcement that you already can purchase the tickets for the upcoming EGX. Granted, the show is scheduled to be held at ExCeL London in the Docklands, from 17th to 20th October 2019. That means that the actual show is still pretty far-off, so (at the moment of the writing of this article) you still have some 225 days to make the purchase. However, it’s always more prudent to secure yourself the place on an uber-popular event such as this on time, so, if you’re interested, head to the official EGX 2019 site and check your options and browse their selection of tickets. Another reason why you should react fast is that this year some of you might be eligible for some nifty benefits, i.e. discounts. More specifically, a limited number of Virgin Media customers will qualify for a hefty 50% off discount. On top of that, the quickest and the most daring Virgin Media customers will also reap another great benefit – early access to the show. Now, that extra hour might not sound like such a big of a deal, but just think of it: an exclusive time to casually peruse the very best games and hardware of 2019 is something that most of us would call priceless – and Virgin Media customers will get it at half a price.
As for the particulars of the program itself, at this point, it’s too early to specify what special goodies the people from EGX had prepared for us, and what titles will be showcased there, as well as which companies and big industry names will make an appearance there. The only thing that we can say for certain at this moment is that this homecoming EGX 2019 will undoubtedly be pretty awesome. The organizers ensure us that we can expect to see “the biggest and best games of 2019 and beyond as well as your favorite features such as EGX Theatre, Cosplay Zone, and Tournaments.” They also added that they’ll be “sharing full details across our channels throughout 2019.” So, there you have it. Waste no time if you’re interested – EGX 2019 is the place to be!