Jedward and more at London Games Festival

Love them or hate them, Nintendo’s latest evil ploy of parading Jedward around is coming to the London Games Festival, with an appearance from the pair at the Nintendo Wii party on October 9.

Other newly announced events include an appearance from Cartoon Network’s Ben 10 on October 2, Media Molecule delivering the BAFTA Video Game lecture on October 7, and a public reviewing of Fifa 11 and Pro Evo 2011 on October 9. We’re guessing that last one won’t be performed in their underwear in the early hours of the morning with half a mug of coffee and the distinct smell of ‘gamer sweats’.

“I’m really excited to confirm the next batch of great events around London,” Says Kirsty Payne, Director, London Games Festival. “Jedward are an amazing addition to the bill and I look forward to welcoming a wider audience than ever before to the festivities. From BAFTA lectures to pop concerts, the London Games Festival really does open up gaming to all comers and this year is looking to be better than ever.”

Here’s the list of events as it currently stands:

  • London Games Festival will kick off on September 30, with a gala opening and VIP preview at the Eurogamer Expo, Earl’s Court.
  • For the following three days (October 1 – 3), the Eurogamer Expo will host up to 20,000 consumers in the UK’s largest gaming exhibition.
  • Presentation of Ivy The Kiwi? and Q&A session with Yuji Naka, creator of Sonic The Hedgehog.
  • The Games Invest event will take place on October 1.
  • A Eurogamer Expo party raising money for GamesAid will be held on October 1.
  • Ben 10 event in Leicester Square will be held on October 2.
  • Just Dance 2 launch party on October 7.
  • The BAFTA Video Game lecture delivered by Media Molecule will be held on October 7.
  • Sony PlayStation Game Runner Event on October 8.
  • The Nintendo Wii party with Jedward on October 9.
  • BoardGameCamp at Whittaker house on October 9.
  • The Citizen Game Review of FIFA 11 and PES 2011 will take place on October 9.
  • The Power to the Pixel Cross-Media Forum will run from October 12 – 15.
  • The Games Media Awards take place on October 14.
  • TIGA will hold a developer focussed event of October 27.
  • The Golden Joystick Awards will be held on October 29.
  • The MCM Expo returns from October 29 – 31, bigger and better.
  • The London Games Conference will close the Festival on November 4.

Keep your eyes peeled towards the “What’s On” page of the Eurogamer Expo website for more updates over the next week.

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Written by Anthony H

Anthony has been playing games for far too much of his life, starting with the MS-DOS classic Mario is Missing. Since then his tastes have evolved to include just about anything, but his soft spot lies with shooters and the odd strategy game. Anthony will inspire you with his prose, uplift you with his wit and lie to you in his biography.

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  1. Vernice Schobert /

    We’ve got to catch Leland with the Coke or the bust won’t stick!

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