Matchbox360 XL LAN 2006, free GoW tournament

Our non-U.S. readers sometimes feel left out. They don’t get to join the big U.S.-only contests by American game developers. If you’re in the UK, you often get your games days or weeks after the Americans on this side of the pond.

Free to enter tournament. But Matchbox360 and AlienPants (and Microsoft, of course) are having the Matchbox360 XL LAN 2006 at the Birmingham National Exhibition Centre (NEC) where attendees “will be able to enjoy freeplay and a free to enter tournament on the yearÂ’s most anticipated Xbox 360 game, Gears of War.”

the XL logo - dashing is it not?

Prizes. What’s at stake? A “whole host of fantastic prizes, including limited edition Gears of War faceplates for the Xbox 360, courtesy of Microsoft.”

When and where. The event will be on the weekend of Saturday, November 25, and Sunday, November 26. So start making plans to get yourself to the West Midlands.

Tickets. The tournament is free to enter. But it looks like the event is not free to enter. You need a ticket to get in. You can pre-order your ticket from xl.matchbox360.co.uk (that’s probably better – you can never be sure there’ll be tickets at the door).

One last thing. How many people are they expecting? We’ve heard the NEC is gigantic. For those of you who manage to go, let us know what it was like. You can always open a thread in an appropriate place in the QJ forums (now we make no promises, but if it’s good, we’ll mention your post on this blog).

Our non-U.S. readers sometimes feel left out. They don’t get to join the big U.S.-only contests by American game developers. If you’re in the UK, you often get your games days or weeks after the Americans on this side of the pond.

Free to enter tournament. But Matchbox360 and AlienPants (and Microsoft, of course) are having the Matchbox360 XL LAN 2006 at the Birmingham National Exhibition Centre (NEC) where attendees “will be able to enjoy freeplay and a free to enter tournament on the yearÂ’s most anticipated Xbox 360 game, Gears of War.”

the XL logo - dashing is it not?

Prizes. What’s at stake? A “whole host of fantastic prizes, including limited edition Gears of War faceplates for the Xbox 360, courtesy of Microsoft.”

When and where. The event will be on the weekend of Saturday, November 25, and Sunday, November 26. So start making plans to get yourself to the West Midlands.

Tickets. The tournament is free to enter. But it looks like the event is not free to enter. You need a ticket to get in. You can pre-order your ticket from xl.matchbox360.co.uk (that’s probably better – you can never be sure there’ll be tickets at the door).

One last thing. How many people are they expecting? We’ve heard the NEC is gigantic. For those of you who manage to go, let us know what it was like. You can always open a thread in an appropriate place in the QJ forums (now we make no promises, but if it’s good, we’ll mention your post on this blog).

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