Do you live near Westfield Stratford? Because the day after tomorrow, you could be playing Dead Space 3 while dining on the very finest foodstuffs and beverages at EA's expense. The publisher has partnered with GAME to offer swanky gamer lock-ins at selected stores around the UK, allowing lucky applicants pre-release access to the latest games.
"The lock-ins will give gamers an exclusive opportunity to experience EA games before anyone else in the weeks leading up to their release," GAME commented in a statement, picked up by CVG. "Gamers will have the chance to play off against each other on unreleased titles and be the envy of their friends. It won't stop at gaming - there will be a variety of snacks and drinks laid on to add to the experience."
"We are extremely excited about partnering with EA to offer customers an exclusive sneak peek at their latest titles at the upcoming lock-ins," marketing director Anna-Marie Mason observed. "They're going to be really fun events where the gaming community can get together to test out the latest games and swap notes with a drink in hand and snacks on tap - what more could you want?!" Well, the bus fare home would be nice, Anna-Marie, and if you've got any lightswitch covers to give away, I managed to break the one in my bedroom over the weekend.
Keen? Send one of the participating stores a tweet, or consult GAME's website. This month's play is, as aforementioned, Dead Space 3, which we've grudgingly decided to like after taking umbrage at the paucity of scares. Full list of stores and locations follows:
6th January 2013: Westfield Stratford
6th January 2013: Birmingham Bullring
6th January 2013: Glasgow
8th January 2013: Newcastle
9th January 2013: White Rose, Leeds
9th January 2013: Kingston
11th January 2013: Watford
13th January 2013: Sheffield Meadowhall
13th January 2013: Cardiff
13th January 2013: Bluewater
15th January 2013: Nottingham
15th January 2013: Southampton
17th January 2013: Norwich
17th January 2013: Reading
19th January 2013: Bristol
20th January 2013: Thurrock
20th January 2013: Manchester
7th February 2013: Belfast