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Tickets to PLAY Blackpool, the UK’s favourite Arcade, Indie and Retro Video Gaming show are on sale now! Continue reading


Talks & Cosplay Schedule Confirmed

Talks are always a key part of PLAY events and this year is no exception.…


RetroCollect Tournament Lineup

The folk at RetroCollect have revealed their tournament lineup for Play Blackpool and it’s another good one. Here’s what they have said… Continue reading


How to make a Racing Game

Steve Lycett ponders the question: Just what is important for a racing game? Learn some of the tricks of the trade as Steve talks through lessons learned from years of making them. Continue reading


The Oliver Twins to appear at PLAY

Andrew and Philip Oliver rose to fame in the 1980s when they developed several hugely successful franchises, including the ‘Dizzy’ adventures and the ‘Simulator’ series. Continue reading

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XBOX One comes out to PLAY

For the first time at a PLAY event we will have a dedicated Xbox One zone, featuring the best of the machine’s downloadable and indie games. Continue reading


Even More Indie Games!

Our fourth selection of awesome indie games include 4-player culinary mayhem, bullet propelled pucks, twisted Breakout and VR sci-fi horror! Continue reading


First Arcade Machines Named

At PLAY HQ we are always inundated with people asking what arcade machines will be playable at the show. Continue reading


Play Award Winner Wulverblade

PLAY Expo’s ‘best in show’ Wulverblade will be coming to Blackpool in all it’s hack and slash-em-up glory! Continue reading