If you’re fanatical about gaming then start flexing your thumbs; the Xbox 360â„¢ Games Tour is coming to town. Gamers across six UK cities will get the first chance to test the amazing range of killer titles and latest accessories on Xbox 360, the next generation gaming and entertainment console from Microsoft®. Up first is Manchester followed by Newcastle, Birmingham, Sheffield, Southampton and finishing up in London.

The line up of ‘must have’ games out for Christmas includes “Gears of War®”* — the enthralling third-person tactical action game and “Viva Piñataâ„¢” – a window to another world where players of all ages can create a fantastical island to care for different species of Piñata animals. Go back to the old school with the latest games from Xbox Live® Arcade including Marble Blast Ultra and Street Fighter® II and discover the latest games from over 100 next generation games on Xbox 360.

Gamers will also get the chance to test the latest new range of accessories for the Xbox 360, including the Xbox 360 wireless headset, Wireless Racing Wheel and the brand new Xbox Live Vision video camera which launched earlier this month. Xbox Live Vision lets you customise your gamer picture, send photo messages, and video chat with friends and family over Xbox Live.

The 360 Games Tour begins at The Trafford Centre in Manchester before heading to Newcastle’s Metro Centre. It stops off next at Birmingham’s Bullring, followed by the Meadowhall Centre in Sheffield, before making its way south to Southampton’s West Quays. The tour culminates at the Lakeside shopping centre in London on the 2nd and 3rd of December.

Xbox 360 Games Tour dates:
City – Date – Location
Manchester – 20, 21, 22, 23 & 24 October – Trafford Centre *Gears of War not available
Newcastle – 26, 27, 28 & 29 October – Metro Centre
Birmingham – 3, 4 & 5 November – The Bullring
Sheffield – 11 & 12 November – Meadowhall
Southampton – 25 & 26 November – West Quays
London – 2 & 3 December – Lakeside

* Gamers wishing to play Gears of War will also be asked for photo ID to prove they are 18 or over.

James Woodcock

James is a Freelance Journalist specialising in gaming and technology. Ever since he experienced the first controllable pixel movement on the television screen, he has been entranced by the possibilities and rewarding entertainment value generated from these metal and plastic boxes of delight. Writing hundreds of articles including commentary and reviews on various gaming platforms, while also interviewing well known industry figures for popular online publications. James has experience in classic game music MIDI enhancement. DVD and HD Video capture, editing, scripting and creation. Podcasting, Internet Radio DJ and Musician.

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