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In space, noone can hear you save 20% – Discounted Space Engineers gameservers now available

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Space. The final frontier. That big empty thing full of stars and planets and stuff.

Space Engineers is a sandbox space engineering game where you construct and maintain ships and space stations. Players construct vehicles and installations of various sizes and utilization (both civil and military), pilot ships and perform asteroid mining.

Often described as Minecraft or Lego in space, this really under promotes the depth that Space Engineers has. Jump into this vast sandbox and build anything you can imagine, from small mining ships to carve out materials from the asteroid belt to military corvettes and motherships. All fully working, functioning, totally destructible, and following realistic physics!

For a limited time our new Space Engineers servers are available at a cool 20% off. Find out more about the deal on our discounts page now.

The best just got better and the biggest just got bigger as Multiplay celebrates the UK’s biggest gaming festival ever: Insomnia52

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London UK – DATE – Multiplay, hosts of the UK’s biggest gaming festival is pleased to announce the Insomnia festivals continue to go from strength-to-strength, with Insomnia52 beating its previous event to become the UK’s biggest gaming festival to-date.

With a footfall of over 30,000, consumers tried the latest games from the world’s biggest publishers, met their heroes from YouTube, such as Ali-A, Syndicate, The Yogscast and many more, as well as We’ve Got Game Founders, Matt Littler and Darren Jefferies. Thousands of gamers brought their own PCs to the venue to create the largest LAN gaming arena in the country.

Featuring new areas such as the Festival Arena and new stages to showcase slots from exhibitors, game developers and YouTubers, Insomnia52 was a perfect mix of classic festival staples and engaging new content. Insomnia still boasts the best tournaments populated by the biggest teams from around the world delivering an esports event unlike any other, watched by tens of thousands live at the Ricoh Arena, and by millions around the world on Twitch.

The Exhibition Hall might close at 6pm, but things don’t slow down at Insomnia with community events from Riot Games for League of Legends, the World Famous Insomnia Pub Quiz with over 1500 participants, and musical entertainment from resident DJ’s Patrizio Cavaliere, Gully Cat and internationally renowned artist DJ Fresh & Messy MC.

“We can’t thank our community enough for the awe-inspiring level of passion and commitment they have for the Insomnia Gaming Festival,” said Craig Fletcher, CEO & Founder of Multiplay. “We consider it an honour that we get to work alongside so many amazing partners to produce the most compelling content and unique entertainment in UK gaming. Insomnia53 is going to end the year with a bang, as we deliver something truly special for our incredible community.”

To view all photos from Insomnia52, please visit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/mpuk/sets/

For more information on Insomnia53 visit http://insomniagamingfestival.com. Tickets are on-sale now, and more announcements will be made in the coming months.
Josh Ling
0207 100 1337
Josh.ling@multiplay.com

 

 

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Announcing Twitch as the Official Streaming Partner of Insomnia52

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Twitch is the world’s leading video platform and community for gamers, and we’re extremely excited to announce that Twitch are our Official Streaming Partner for Insomnia52.

Throughout the weekend we’ll be streaming content with support from Twitch from across the UK’s biggest ever gaming festival. Featuring some of the biggest YouTube stars, and high-level esports tournaments, Insomnia is set to provide a weekend’s worth of gaming-focused entertainment that you can view live anywhere in the world thanks to Twitch.

On the main Multiplay Twitch channel, we’ll be broadcasting the Festival Arena stage at Insomnia52. We’ve taken over the pitch of Coventry’s Ricoh Arena in England with a huge marquee for the biggest Insomnia event we’ve ever done. Expect special guests doing Q&As, panel talks, and all sorts of other live stage content. We’ve also got gaming demos, live prize giveaways, dev talks and more. For a full list of content from throughout the event, check out our content schedule.

On the Multiplay LoL channel, we’ll be streaming the Razer League of Legends Challenger Cup. Over the course of three days, top teams from across Europe will come together to battle it out for a total of £7,500, making League of Legends the biggest tournament Insomnia52 has to offer. All the action culminates in a huge Main Stage Final on Sunday 24th August, all supported by Riot Games themselves. This tournament also counts towards the official 4 Nations Tournament – the best team made up of UK & Irish players will qualify for Riot Games official tournament.

On the Multiplay Dota channel, we’ll be hosting the ASUS ROG Dota 2 Cup. Our biggest Dota 2 tournament of the year will feature teams from the UK and abroad, competing across three full days of heated action culminating in a Main Stage Final. With £6,500 on the line, each team will be pulling out all the stops to be crowned the greatest Dota 2 team in Britain.

On the Multiplay CS:GO channel, you can watch the Counter Strike Challenge sponsored by iiyama & Mad Catz. Tune in to see the best that British Counter-Strike has to offer; with £7500 in prize money on the line, you can catch all the games live from Insomnia52.

On the Multiplay CoD channel, we’ll be hosting the TP-LINK Call of Duty: European Open. As one of Britain’s premier Call of Duty tournaments, competitive Call of Duty will be broadcast live from our Console Arena, with some of the best teams in the UK and Europe competitjng for the £4000 prize pool.

On the the TeamFortressTV channel we’ll be hosting the Emerge Team Fortress 2 Cup. Teams from across the world are flying in for a chance at the £5000 prize pool; it’s the return of the US versus Europe match-up, and both have everything to play for… can Europe defend its crown against all corners? Tune in to find out.

On the Intel Hearthstone channel, we’ll be hosting the Intel Hearthstone Fireside Cup.
Hearthstone is the UK’s fastest growing esport, and the trend continues at Insomnia52. Players from across the nation will gather at the UK’s biggest gaming festival to discover who can take the £1,500 in prize money, and reign as the best in Britain.

On the Multiplay SC2 channel we’ll be hosting the YoYoTech Starcraft 2 UK Masters. SC2 returns to Insomnia52; the traditional UK Masters tournament features the best British players battling each other and their European counterparts over the course of two days.

On the Multiplay Halo channel, we’ll be hosting the Venom Halo 3 Cup. Halo is still going strong at our biggest ever event; the dedicated Console Arena will bring together top teams from Britain & abroad, all of whom are looking to stake their claim as the best in Europe.

You can find links to all our livestreams on the main Insomnia website. We look forward to entertaining you across the weekend thanks to Twitch.

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Announcing Funstock Digital as latest Insomnia52 Headline Sponsor

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Since opening its virtual doors November 2013 Funstock Digital has grown their range to over 3000 titles including AAA titles from all major games publishers. Their focus is on price and service, delivering the best possible experience to customers at the best possible price. The decision to support the UK’s Biggest Gaming Festival as Headline Sponsor demonstrates the importance Funstock places in its digital retail strategy for 2014.

“We are extremely excited to be working with Multiplay on Insomnia52” said Mark Garrett, Commercial Director for Funstock, “There is no other event in the UK where we get to meet the passionate PC gamers for whom the Funstock Digital service is designed. Gaming is hugely important to them and we want our site to reflect and enhance this. I’m really looking forward to getting lots of feedback over the weekend.”

“We are delighted to welcome Funstock Digital as our latest Headline Sponsor at Insomnia52,” said Craig Fletcher, CEO & Founder of Multiplay. “It’s great to be able to welcome such a passionate and focused brand into such a key position at our biggest ever Insomnia event.”

As well as featuring throughout the event as Headline Sponsors, Funstock Digital will also be exhibiting at the event and will be offering exclusive show discounts and promotions over the weekend from across each of Funstock’s retail channels, www.Funstock.co.uk, www.funstockdigital.co.uk and www.ricedigital.co.uk.

Funstock Digital will be running competitions throughout the festival giving UK gamers one of the first chances to try out Dragonwar’s (www.dragonwar.jp) growing range of PC peripherals on their gaming LAN.

www.Funstockdigital.co.uk sponsors Multiplay’s Insomnia52 Summer Gaming Festival

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Since opening its virtual doors November 2013 Funstock Digital has grown their range to over 3000 titles including AAA titles from all major games publishers. Their focus is on price and service, delivery the best possible experience to customers at the best possible price. The decision to support the UK’s Biggest Gaming Festival as Headline Sponsor demonstrates the importance Funstock places in its digital retail strategy for 2014.

“We are extremely excited to be working with Multiplay on Insomnia52” said Mark Garrett, Commercial Director for Funstock, “There is no other event in the UK where we get to meet the passionate PC gamers for whom the Funstock Digital service is designed. Gaming is hugely important to them and we want our site to reflect and enhance this. I’m really looking forward to getting lots of feedback over the weekend.”

As well as featuring throughout the event as Headline Sponsors, Funstock Digital will also be exhibiting at the event and will be offering exclusive show discounts and promotions over the weekend from across each of Funstock’s retail channels, www.Funstock.co.uk , www.funstockdigital.co.uk and www.ricedigital.co.uk.

Funstock Digital will be running competitions throughout the festival giving UK gamers one of the first chances to try out Dragonwar’s (www.dragonwar.jp) growing range of PC peripherals on their gaming LAN.

“We are delighted to welcome Funstock Digital as our latest Headline Sponsor at Insomnia52,” said Craig Fletcher, CEO & Founder of Multiplay. “It’s great to be able to welcome such a passionate and focused brand into such a key position at our biggest ever Insomnia event.”

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Funstock Digital – Launched in November 2013 www.funstockdigital.co.uk is the UK’s fastest growing PC Game Download and STEAM key store. With an extensive catalogue from the world’s leading publishers Funstock Digital strives for great experiences and great value every day.

For more information contact:

Mark Garrett

Mark.garrett@funstock.co.uk

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Riot Games set to invade Insomnia52

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Tonnes of League of Legends activity planned through the weekend

London, UK – August – Multiplay, organiser of the UK’s biggest gaming festivals, is delighted to announce Riot Games will be bringing League of Legends to Insomnia52, creating a weekend to be remembered for all fans attending the UK’s biggest gaming festival.

The League of Legends booth inside the Expo hall will be running a variety of exciting activities throughout the bank holiday weekend, including special guests announced nearer to the event, and of course they will be supporting the Razer League of Legends Challenger Cup.

Riot Games will also be holding a Riot Community Gathering on Sunday night in Bar 87, featuring the ultimate League of Legends quiz with Riot prizes for the top teams, esports broadcasts on the main screens, and an array of League of Legends themed drinks.

With even more Riot Games activity to be announced, check out the official Insomnia website now for more details: http://insomniagamingfestival.com

“Riot Games has been a huge success in esports, and a leader in driving community, particularly amongst our fans so getting them involved with Insomnia52 was a no-brainer,” said Craig Fletcher, CEO & Founder of Multiplay. “It’s going to be our biggest ever Insomnia weekend, and we’re thrilled that Riot Games is going to be such a huge part of that.”

Insomnia52 will deliver more competitive gaming, tournaments, new game showcases, panels, meet & greets and more activities planned than any previous event over the August bank holiday weekend.

This summer’s event doesn’t hold back, featuring more live music than ever before, with Zane Lowe headlining Friday night with a storming DJ set, while other great live acts will feature across the weekend.

At its new home in Coventry’s Ricoh arena, Multiplay is set to grow the Insomnia festivals across 2014 with is largest events ever, delivering unrivalled gaming and entertainment to tens of thousands of fans.

For more information on Insomnia52 visit http://insomniagamingfestival.com. More announcements will be made in the coming months.

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Announcing the launch of our Minecraft Server Starter Pack – The easiest and cheapest way to play Minecraft online with friends

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Want to play Minecraft online with your friends? We’re happy to announce the launch of our Minecraft Server Starter Pack; the easiest, cheapest, and best way to get you or your child online with their friends. With the Starter Pack you don’t need to know anything technical. For just £2.77 per month, you can play Minecraft online; there’s no fiddling with settings or any of that other complex stuff, our easy to use Clanforge control panel handles all of that for you. 

We’ve been hosting Minecraft servers since the early days of the game, helping to connect people online on high quality low latency hardware. One of our main points of feedback was that people wanted an easy to use, easy to setup, cheap, simple product that lets players play with friends online with no hassle and no fuss. That’s where the concept for our Starter Pack came from; it’s for anyone who wants to play online easily, quickly, cheaply, and safely. 

The Minecraft Server Starter Pack is specifically tailored to entry level players and requires no technical expertise whatsoever. One of the key benefits is that if you decide you want to add some of the advanced features, you can easily and instantly upgrade to our Complete Pack

As with all our online products, it comes with 24/7 support from our dedicated team plus a variety of other great features listed below. If you want a server this is a great package and our recommended entry point into the incredible online world that is Minecraft.

Order your Starter Pack from just £2.77 per month: http://www.multiplaygameservers.com/game-servers/mssp-minecraftserverstarterpack/

Multiplay launches Minecraft Server Starter Pack

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London, UK – August- Multiplay, a leading provider of both commercial and consumer facing server architecture, is pleased to announce its new Minecraft offering; the Minecraft Server Starter Pack.

The easiest, cheapest and best way to get you or your children online in Minecraft, this package takes the technical aspects of running a server out of the equation using Muliplay’s Clanforge system to handle all of the details while you have all of the fun.

Features

  • Light and Powerful
  • Supports the latest Vanilla Minecraft!
  • Live server control from our Management panel Clanforge tm, Kick and Ban players without going into game.
  • No Fuss instant setup, get straight into playing
  • A year’s rental from as little as £2.77 a month!
  • Automatic backups, restore and upload your existing worlds seamlessly
  • Clan-Pay: Get players to contribute to your server payments
  • Free Voice Comms: A Free mumble server or a half price Teamspeak
  • Ability to upgrade to upgrade to our more advanced packs at any time from within the Clanforge Control Panel!

“We like to act on what our community wants, and people wanted an easy to use, easy to setup, cheap and simple product that safely connects them instantly with friends ,” said Craig Fletcher, CEO & Founder of Multiplay. “We’ve delivered this and more in the Minecraft Server Starter Pack, and we’re delighted to roll this great service out starting today.”

Users will get a tailored entry-level server which requires no technical expertise to run. Should you want more advanced features such as mod support, FTP connectivity, and increased player slots, you’ll be able to upgrade to the Minecraft Server Complete Pack which includes all these features at any point.

As with all Multiplay online products, the Minecraft Server Starter Pack comes with 24/7 support from their dedicated and passionate online team.

For more information on the Minecraft Server Starter Pack, and more great server offers, visit http://www.multiplaygameservers.com/

Contact:

Josh Ling
0207 100 1337
Josh.ling@multiplay.com

Nosgoth returns to the battlefield for Insomnia52

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The stakes are high as gamers sink their teeth into incredible competitions all weekend

London, UK – June – Multiplay, organiser of the UK’s biggest gaming festivals, is thrilled to announce the return of fan favourite, Nosgoth at Insomnia52.

After wowing gamers on its debut at Insomnia51, Nosgoth returns to bring its unique blend of Human Vs Vampire multiplayer action, with competitions running throughout the weekend, with some excellent hardware on offer, and some incredible prizes yet to be revealed.

At Insomnia52, Nosgoth will showcase five maps, including new addition ‘The Fane’; a vampire city with district of temples and shrines dedicated to Raziel, the Clan Patriarch, and Kain the immortal god-emperor of the Vampire race. The Fane was designed to impress new arrivals with the splendour of these mighty Vampire lords, as well as provide a first line of defence against any potential attackers.

“When Square Enix showcased Nosgoth at Insomnia51, we knew they had an exciting game which resonated with our fan base, and we had no hesitation in bringing the game back for Insomnia52,” said Craig Fletcher, CEO & Founder of Multiplay. “Our fans love Nosgoth, and we’re delighted to be showcasing Nosgoth again on a stand that’s bigger and better than ever.”

Prior to Insomnia52, you can sign up to hone your skills and be ready for the competitions running across the weekend by heading to http://www.nosgoth.com, where you can register for the closed beta, or gain immediate access when you become a founder.

More information can be found on the official Nosgoth blog: http://www.nosgoth.com/blog.

Insomnia52 will deliver more competitive gaming, tournaments, new game showcases, panels, meet & greets and more activities planned than any previous event over the August bank holiday weekend.

This summer’s event doesn’t hold back, featuring more live music than ever before, with Zane Lowe headlining Friday night with a storming DJ set, while other great live acts will feature across the weekend.

At its new home, Coventry’s Richoh arena, Multiplay is set to grow the Insomnia festivals in 2014 with is largest events ever, delivering unrivalled gaming and entertainment to tens of thousands of fans.

For more information on Insomnia52 visit http://insomniagamingfestival.com. More announcements will be made in the coming months.

For more information, please visit the Insomnia52 website or contact:

Josh Ling
0207 100 1337
Josh.ling@multiplay.com

 

 

Play ShootMania Storm for free in the newly released Universal Demo

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ShootMania Storm is a great title that we’ve been supporting for a while, and it’s now completely free to try thanks to the launch of their Universal Demo!

ManiaPlanet want as many players as possible enjoy the ShootMania and the Maniaplanet experience at their best level, which means that now you have free access to the following features:

  • 3 multiplayer ranked modes: Battle, Elite & Siege

  • Full multiplayer experience (Nadeo and user-created gamemodes and Title Packs)

  • Access to all editors (Map, MediaTracker (Video), Actions & Weapons, Items)

  • Custom Titles: solo & multiplayer innovative modes

All these features are available for free the first 48h for the environments you don’t own and then for an unlimited amount of time for titles with less than 100 concurrent players OR one hour per day otherwise. Download the setup on www.shootmania.com.

If you try it out and love it, you can get yourself a high quality ShootMania Storm Multiplay Gameserver for you and your friend. With low latency, a great range of locations, and 24 hour support 7 days a week, Multiplay Gameservers is one of the leading providers of online gaming experiences that money can buy. Check out our ShootMania Storm Servers on their official page.