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The Gaming Den Launch Event Kicks Off This Saturday

Matt Gardner
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The Gaming Den Launch Event Kicks Off This Saturday

Remember local multiplayer? Remember gaming nights? Remember the times when you'd just walk ten minutes down the road to your mate's house and there'd be five other people hanging out as well, and the doorbell goes, and it's the pizza guy, and you game until the early hours of the morning?

Well the folks over at TheAverageGamer remember them well, and they're bringing them back with a new "out-of-home gaming celebration" named 'The Gaming Den'.

What this basically means is that they've hired a venue, stuffed it with consoles, both modern and retro, a bar, and created a monthly destination for gamers ad cosplayers to pop in, hang-out, drink, eat, watch/play some games going on, and bathe in the flickering lights of Aliens: Colonial Marines (this month) matches being projected onto a large wall.

Yes, we did say Aliens: Colonial Marines, but it's the multiplayer bit...which is actually really good.

The launch event is happening from 4pm until late on Saturday 23rd February, so if you're in London for the weekend it'll be well worth stopping by. Tickets are a fiver in advance, and here's a list of the retro stuff they've amassed so far along with the venue address:

The Gaming Den Launch Event Kicks Off This Saturday

Nintendo 64:

  • Mario Kart 64
  • GoldenEye 64
  • Blast Corps
  • Perfect Dark


  • Beach Spikers
  • WaveRace: Blue Storm
  • F Zero GX


  • Power Stone 2
  • Dead or Alive 2
  • SoulCalibur
  • Metropolis Street Racer (MSR)
  • Chu Chu Rocket


  • Tekken and Tekken 3
  • Gran Turismo and Grand Turismo 2
  • Micro Machines V3
  • Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 4
  • WWF SmackDown! 2: Know Your Role

PlayStation 2:

  • Kuri Kuri Mix
  • Timesplitters 2
  • Manhunt

SEGA Megadrive:

  • Sonic 2
  • FIFA 95


  • Super Mario Kart
  • Street Fighter II – The World Warrior


  • Track and Field II

23rd February, 4pm to 11pm

Visual Collective
10 Vyner Street
London E2 9DG
(map link)

Nearest tube: 10 minutes walk from Bethnal Green (Central Line) or 5 minutes from Cambridge Heath rail.


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ChrisHyde  Feb. 20, 2013 at 16:24

If I lived closer to London, I'd be all over this, it's sounds amazing.

Is there any scope to bring your own games to add to the consoles already present?

manhit  Feb. 20, 2013 at 17:34

They need to bring this to the midlands. Leicester or Birmingham. Great little idea hope it goes well for them.

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