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TiX is doing their bit: British 10k

You can sponsor Dave here!

As you may or may not know Dave is a very proud ambassador for SpecialEffect, in fact TiX are very proud to support SpecialEffect too.

SpecialEffect, if you don’t know already are an incredible charity that work wonders for people who can’t play games as easily as the rest of us.

Meet Tom for example:

We love to help SpecialEffect whenever we can, this mostly means making me run! So far I’ve run the British 10K twice, The Oxford Half Marathon, The Silverstone Half Marathon, London Marathon & The Brighton Marathon.

At the British 10K a big team of runners get together to represent the charity, sometimes dressed as games characters. Thanks to the wonderful people at Morph Costumes this year Dave will be running as…

Deadpool! The ultimate anti-hero, but secretly we all love him, a bit like the villains below…

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Here at MorphCostumes, we’ve watched more than our fair share of superhero movies. And whilst we’re always generally rooting for the good guy, we quite often end up carrying a torch for the baddie too. Is it just us? Or are some villains just hard to resist? Because of their looks, maybe? Their emotional backstory? A particularly good script? Or maybe all three? Whatever it is, some bad guys and girls are utterly loveable. Check out our list of some of the charismatic movie villains it’s really hard to hate…(and see if you agree..?)

If you are looking for video game related costumes the Morph Costumes are the place to go!

EA launch Play to Give charity event

EA have revealed a charity event that will run this week, June 12-19.

As a celebration of the global gaming community and in order to give back to organizations fostering a better world, EA’s Play to Give program will be encouraging us all to participate in five challenges with in-game rewards and they’ll be donating a total of $1 million to these five organizations:

Code.org

Code2040

HeForShe

National Center for Women & Information Technology

SpecialEffect

It’s a celebration of these organizations and the player communities that support a more inclusive environment in videogames and help support and foster future game-makers.

we can all help celebrate Play to Give by joining any of these in-game challenges starting today:

Battlefield 4 and Battlefield Hardline

Earn a Gold Battlepack by providing supplies to your teammates in need. As a community, Battlefield 4 players are challenged with getting a 45 million total re-supply score and Battlefield Hardline players are challenged with getting a 5 million re-supply score from June 12-17. By achieving either of those goals, contributing players will get rewarded with an extra Gold Battlepack via Battlelog.

Star Wars Battlefront

Players who complete any multiplayer match from June 12-14 can participate in the 3X Score Event, earning triple score and credits.

Star Wars Galaxy of Heroes

Deploy a squad of some of the most powerful female characters in Star Wars™ against the droids.

FIFA 16

Participate in the Play to Give Cup in FIFA Ultimate Team during EA PLAY. Win the tournament and you will receive an untradeable Rare Mega Pack. Any future tournament wins in the Play to Give Cup will get you a Premium Coins Pack.

Madden NFL 16

Play Madden Ultimate Team in Madden NFL 16 from June 12-19 and complete a short objective list to receive 2,040 coins and a Pro Pack.

EA have said they will be sharing some tips and strategies to help complete these challenges in the coming days. Meanwhile, be sure to show your support by sharing your challenge successes on Twitter with EA – @EA –  and with us in the comments below.

Gameblast 16 raises over £170k for SpecialEffect

Gamers up and down the country took part in Gameblast this weekend, raising over £170k for the wonderful people at SpecialEffect.

Individuals, Teams and Companies including GAME took part in the event with marathon gaming sessions, livestreams and Auctions for some amazing items.

The sponsorship you raised through GameBlast16 will help SpecialEffec change the lives of many more people like Ben. It’ll let them visit people to find out exactly what they want to play, and what they need to play it. They’ll then match, modify or create equipment to lend to them, and give support so they can get the best out of it.

Your support is vital because SpecialEffect don’t charge for anything they do, and they don’t sell any equipment. SpecialEffect simply aim to do whatever it takes to raise the quality of life for everyone they work with.

Find out more how SpecialEffect are making a difference by visiting their YouTube channel that features the stories of Callum, Ajay, Becky and many others, whose gaming journeys have been kickstarted by your help. Check out the thank you video below too.

Well done everyone!!

Something for the weekend: Gaming marathon GameBlast

This weekend there’s a gaming marathon of epic proportions being held and it’s all in aid of the awesome SpecialEffect who bring the joy of gaming to those with disabilities.

GameBlast 15 is a nationwide gaming event that brings together around 50 companies from around the games industry to help raise funds for the work that SpecialEffect do.

There will plenty to watch over the weekend with the action kicking off with a global RuneScape event held by Jagex – be sure to tune in from 12pm via twitch.

300x300Coming from SpecialEffect’s London HQ, GameBlastLIVE will have interviews from top gaming figures, playthroughs of unreleased game content, giveaways and updates to how the fundraising is going – tune in from 10am on Saturday.

GAME will also be in attendance to this year’s GameBlast by putting on a variety of gaming events across their UK stores and from 6pm on Friday they will be streaming a special 24 hour gaming session in partnership with Ginx.

Enjoy the show and remember to give up a few quid!