Gamerbase LAN gaming centre launched!
"2300 square foot centre in London HMV store open to public today!"
Published: 10th December 2007 | Source: Gamerbase |
Today, a new LAN gaming centre in London opened to the public. The venue is called Gamerbase, a new 2300 sq.ft centre located within HMV's flagship Trocadero store.
The gaming systems in the centre are XPS gaming machines, provided by Dell and Intel. The XPS computers are Dell's top-line entertainment computers. Furthermore, customers will also have the facility to purchase systems directly from the Gamerbase centre.
Andrew Lazenby, Dell’s UK Consumer Brand Director, explains
The centre also has a long-term partnership with Intel, and all of the PCs within the site are fitted with Intel Core 2 Quad processors, for fast gaming performance.
Simon Fox, CEO of HMV group, and Tim Ellis, Head of Games at HMV group, explain the company's reasons for having such a gaming centre located in their building.
The Gamerbase centre is open 7 days a week, and matches the store's long opening hours.
It all looks like it's shaping up to be a great centre, with a good location and some solid financial backing from some big hardware names. As long as the prices are reasonable, and the selection of games is up to date, this could become a real competitor to the Omega Sektor centre.
However, I feel that they will need to ensure that they run promotional events, such as tournaments, in order to really make the centre stand out. It's all well and good having a standard gaming cafe, but you need to have events lined up in order to fill the place and really draw attention!
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