Festive Treats: GadgetShow LIVE at Christmas (2012) :)

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GadgetShow LIVE 2012 logos

Set your speedometer to 88MPH and join us exactly ten years ago, as ‘The GadgetShow LIVE’ covers London’s Excel centre in techno snow!

The long-running UK TV programme ‘The Gadget Show’ ran public Expo events every summer from 2009 and 2016, with additional Christmas shows being added to the calendar in 2012 and 2013.

Here’s a short video from our visit to the 2012 festive show, including footage from the ‘Super Theatre’:

The TV show has evolved through various incarnations. Here’s how it looks today!

Gadgetshow LIVE Press Release:

30 November-2 December 2012, ExCeL, London – www.gadgetshowlive.net/tickets

1 November 2012: Nintendo, Xbox, PlayStation, EA, Capcom, Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment, Game, Overclockers and Turtle Beach are offering gamers a glimpse of gaming heaven at this month’s Gadget Show Live Christmas.

Gadget Show Live Christmas is the sister show to the UK’s biggest and best consumer tech event, Gadget Show Live. It takes place at ExCeL in London on Friday 30 November – Sunday 2 December 2013.

Gamers will be able to try and buy the following consoles, games and accessories at the show:


  • Wii U – the brand new and hotly-anticipated gaming console, which launches on the opening day of Gadget Show Live Christmas, making it one of the first places in the UK where gamers can buy and play it
  • Wii U titles  – Nintendo Land, New Super Mario Bros U, ZombiU, Assassins Creed III, Darksiders II, Panorama View, The Wonderful 101, Rayman Legends, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, Trine 2, Epic Mickey, Skylanders Giants and Pikmin 3
  • 3DS XL – special 3DS XL area
  • 3DS XL titles – Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask, Pokémon Black Version 2 and Pokémon White Version 2, Paper Mario Sticker Star (not released until December) and Epic Mickey 2
  • Mario and Luigi – keep an eye out for special appearances from Mario and Luigi!


  • Xbox 360, Xbox Kinect and Xbox Live
  • Titles – Halo 4, Forza Horizon, Fable the Journey, Dance Central 3, Nike+ Kinect Training


  • PlayStation 3 – plus PlayStation All Stars Battle Royale, Need for Speed, Tokyo Jungle, FIFA 13 and GT5 Academy Edition
  • PlayStation Vita – plus Call of Duty, Assassins Creed III Liberation, Little Big Planet, Need for Speed
  • PlayStation Wonderbook – Wonderbook Book of Spells


  • Medal of Honor: Warfighter,
  • Need for Speed: Most Wanted
  • FIFA 13


  • Resident Evil 6

Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment

  • LEGO The Lord of the Rings
  • LEGO Batman 2: DC Superheroes
  • Batman: Arkham City Game of the Year Edition

Game – the UK’s leading games retailer – will have some amazing offers for gamers on PlayStation 3 and PS Vita consoles as well as fantastic deals Turtle Beach headsets. The retailer has also confirmed they will have stock of the Nintendo Wii-U console to purchase from the show.

Overclockers, the leading retailer of high-end  computer components, overclocked  PC systems,  modding accessories and consumer electronics in the UK, can also be found in the Game Zone.

The Game Zone will also host the adrenaline-packed Gaming Stage, where visitors can try out the very latest console and PC games, as well as compete in mass gaming sessions. With challenges for hardcore gamers and novice players, the Gaming Stage has something for everyone.

For more information, to book tickets or to find out about exhibiting, visit
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Note to editors

Opening hours are 9:00am to 6:00pm each day.
There is no official press day at Gadget Show Live Christmas, but press passes are being allocated for entry on Friday 30November. To register, please visit http://ow.ly/dcmE6

Gadget Show Live Christmas ticket prices:

Please note, a booking fee of 95p per ticket for adults and kids over 5 and is charged on each entry ticket.

Event entry only

Adults – £11.00 (+ £0.95 booking fee)
Children aged 5 to 12 years – £6.00 (+ £0.95 booking fee)
Children under 5* – FREE

Saturday and Sunday
Adults – £12.95 (+ £0.95 booking fee)
Children aged 5 to 12 years – £6.00 (+ £0.95 booking fee)
Children under 5* – FREE

* Babies and small children are welcome to join their parents free of charge, and sit on their knees/in their arms. Pushchairs and prams would need to be left outside the arena for any live performances.

Super Theatre
Standard – £8.00
Premium – £15.00

A limited number of VIP packages are also available each day, for £150 (plus £0.95 booking fee). This package includes: 

·        Private VIP Entrance
·        Complimentary Show Guide 
·        Front row seats at the Super Theatre 
·        A goody bag containing Gadget Show merchandise 
·        Meet two of the presenters in the VIP lounge
·        Complimentary cloakroom facilities

The Super Theatre live performances will take place at 11.00am, 1:30pm and 4.00pm
each day. Tickets are unlikely to be available to purchase on the door.

Get social
You can follow Gadget Show Live Christmas on Twitter @gadgetshowlive and friend us on Facebook at /gadgetshowlive

For more information, please contact:
Charlotte Le Rougetel or Ravi Vijh at Bastion on gadgetshowlive@bastion.co.uk or 020 7269 7900. 


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