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    Posted: 15 August 2017 at 5:36pm
So PLAY hosts its sixth big gaming expo in Manchester this October.

https://www.playexpomanchester.com

Anyone else going?
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yup I'll be doing this and the ukvac meet after :)

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I would have gone but I'm doing a toy fair on the 15th so I'll have to give this years a miss.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Davey D Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 August 2017 at 3:26pm
I'll 100% be there. John from Johns Arcade https://www.youtube.com/user/blkdog7 is going to be there this year, so will be great to try and meet him there
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote new666uk Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 October 2017 at 12:55pm
Ticket prices seem to creep up year on year. I see the 'apply promo code' button but has anyone seen a valid promo code out there?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote lhantz Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 October 2017 at 12:58pm
Got my tickets for Sunday, just hope we can get in faster this year, last year was a total farce, waiting around.
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I am there both days
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote keyamon Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 October 2017 at 6:48pm
I'm there as usual, but the lineup seems a bit weak this year. 

the first year I went was amazing with Nintendo, Sony, Microsoft, Oculus and all the arcade forums had their own area.

Obviously it's a different company, but from traders I know they are just milking it and burning a lot of bridges.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote DPrinny Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 October 2017 at 9:08pm
^Well as an ex crew member (from the start) I have stories

That I cant really tell

They are doing about 5 shows a year, with that many and more round the UK some people are getting a bit fed up as it is becoming the same thing each time, all the ones I work at  I try to very a lot and stick out some odd stuff and know generally whats a good game to stick out 


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Very true - there was a notable change in the feel of it all when the new lot took over. Ridonculous queues at the Manchester one which considering they were all for pre-purchased premium early access was a joke.

Similarly at Blackpool the lack of signage and queue control was awful. People arriving from the main hotel entrance were hitting the ticket barrier point before even seeing the queue running to the back of the hotel.

Haven't bought a ticket yet as I'm genuinely in 2 minds whether to bother. No decent speakers, fewer machines being covered (Amiga dudes - where are you now?)

And relax...
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Go on, dish he dirt. You can tell us, we're almost like family!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote DPrinny Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 October 2017 at 4:39pm
Originally posted by new666uk new666uk wrote:

Go on, dish he dirt. You can tell us, we're almost like family!

To do so would be Petty, I wont back down on this...........

Ill just say im moving on to interesting things
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This is the first one I have missed and I agree with DPrinny.

Things have changed and time to move on.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Brettster Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 October 2017 at 6:18pm
Well I went today and was extremely disappointed
About half the size of previous years and it cost more for the ticket too
Doubt I’ll be going again :(
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote keyamon Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 October 2017 at 12:03am
We enjoyed it. I would have said it was only marginally smaller but it was definitely lacking any big attraction.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote DPrinny Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 October 2017 at 1:47pm
Originally posted by keyamon keyamon wrote:

We enjoyed it. I would have said it was only marginally smaller but it was definitely lacking any big attraction.

Nice to know I was missed......................
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Nukem Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 October 2017 at 7:53pm
When Dave started R3PLAY it was a show by collectors for collectors and staffed/run by collectors, every year the cabs would be different because they were the cabs supplied form various collectors around the country, sadly over they years the community element has gone and it's now very cooperate, you get the same cabs every year that also get dragged around to other shows so everything seems a bit "samey"....

Now as everyone knows Dave & Gordan have both left and so it seems has the soul of the show...

 
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