What to look out for at Games 15

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What to look out for at Games 15

Dubai - Here are some of the key highlights of Games15 which will run until Saturday at the Dubai? International Marine Club.

By Rohma Sadaqat (Staff Reporter)

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Published: Fri 11 Sep 2015, 10:34 AM

Last updated: Fri 11 Sep 2015, 12:55 PM

1) Sweet deals: It's no secret that gamers can't resist a good deal and Games 15 has made sure to deliver a number of deals that will ensure that everyone can indulge in their favourite past time without their wallets feeling too much of a pinch. Geekay Games, in particular, was especially serious about its special offers, taking to social media to announce a number of deals on their consoles, graphic tees, accessories, pop merchandise and peripherals.
2) Competitions galore: Ever been called an FPS, racing, RPG or FIFA champ? Why not test your might against other players for a chance at glory and awesome rewards at the various tournaments scattered across the arena? Fanta Masters announced a FIFA qualifying tournament that may lead to a shot at the UAE Finals.
3) Project Morpheus: Virtual reality is paving the way in today's gaming world, with the promise to deliver a truly immersive and unforgettable experience. Headlining the future of the gaming industry were the tech demos of Project Morpheus at the Playstation stand, and fan favourite, Occulus Rift.
4) Previews & teasers: Access to the latest gaming titles, demos, and a look at the never before seen trailers of what is to come has always been a highlight of the event. Games 15 is the place to be if you want an exclusive look at a game before it officially hits the shelves.
5) Dance off: The weather was not the only thing that was hot on the first day of the event. Gamers got their groove on at Ubisoft's Just Dance stage in several unforgettable performances.
6) Tabletop RPGs: Tabletop role playing games have gathered a sizeable audience after being featured in many popular TV sitcoms. For anyone looking to find a few teammates, or get some advice on how to take their first steps into the complex environment, there are several experts on hand to help. Just be sure to bring your imagination!
7) Hot merchandise: There is no shortage of talented artists, designers and craftsmen in the UAE. For a truly exclusive look at some of the most stunning and creative gaming merchandise, head to the event's Artist Alley.
8) Cosplayers assemble: Cammy from Street Fighter, and Esmeralda from the Hunchback of Notre Dame, lighting up the dance floor? Wolverine and Deadpool acting like old chums? Luffy and Naruto challenging each other to a game of Street Fighter? Games 15 has made it happen. One of the highlights of the event is the gaming themed cosplay competition that will be held on Friday at 06:00pm.
9) ESL tournament: No one quite does it like the pros. This year will see fans not only getting a chance to meet, but also witness their favourite CS:GO teams go head to head for a jaw dropping $250,000 prize pool, in one of the most anticipated gaming tournaments.
10) Live concerts and celebrity spotting: If you thought that the only thing you will end up hearing at the event is the deafening roar of the fans cheering to the various announcements and gaming competitions, well then, prepare to be proven wrong. Witness the live band bring some of the most beloved gaming soundtracks to life in a series of concerts. Also, on site will be several celebrities such as Yoshinori Ono, Daniel Bryan, Ellen McLain, Gerard Marino, DJ Trina, and many more.
rohma@khaleejtimes.com


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