Cooler Master Booth At Insomnia i51 LAN Gaming Festival

Here we are at the Cooler Master and CM Storm booth at Insomnia i51 LAN gaming festival, there is loads to see and do at the show, for both gamers and day visitors who just want to come and join in the fun. Cooler Master are giving visitors a great opportunity to get hands on with many of their latest and greatest gaming peripherals, as well as try their hand at winning some prizes.

Their gorgeous Aluminium series Mech keyboard is always a popular choice and their typing challenge is a great way of putting the mechanical keyboard through its paces; type out the pattern on the screen in a fast enough time to win some cool prizes over the course of the weekend.

The quickest time can win the keyboard, which is worth £150, daily prizes of Recon gaming mice, and plenty of smaller prizes such as these cool new T-shirts, lanyards and stress balls.

The CM STorm Trigger Z, equipped with Black Cherry switches is really nice, featuring some sleek back and unlit keys, which is available at the show for just £79.99.

Their latest range of gaming mice are here too, including the awesome Recon, Reaper and Mizar hooked up to their Skorpion mouse cable bungee.

One of my favourite keyboards on show is the Stealth, blank key cap tops with some subtle markings on the front edge give the keyboard a sleek and rather unique design.

The QuickFire Ultimate offers stunning red LED backlighting, mechanical keys and a rugged design that make it ideal for gaming.

The Quick Fire XT offers a slightly more cut-down edition, offering the great gaming performance of mechanical keys, but the lack of LED backlighting offers a much more budget friendly price tag of £59.99.

A rack of Cosmos SE chassis are fitted out with high-end gaming rigs, each equipped with a range of Cooler Master and CM Storm peripherals so you can sit down and play Titanfall and Goat Simulator till your heart is content.

Those on a tighter budget can check out the Devastator bundle, a low-cost gaming keyboard and mouse combo. We especially like the membrane keyboard as it’s got a typing sensation similar to that of Cherry MX black switches.

That’s everything from the Cooler Master booth for today, but we’ll be back shortly with even more great coverage from the show. We’ll also be following up with Cooler Master in the coming weeks to bring you reviews of the new products they had on display.

Multiplay Insomnia i51 LAN Gaming Event Exhibition

We’re back once again at the Insomnia i51 gaming event here in Coventry, enjoying the rather stunning Ricoh arena that Multiplay have chosen for the event. We thought you would love to see some of the things that go on here at the show now that the event is at a new home so let’s take a look at what else you can find on the exhibition show floor.

Xbox One is here this year with their gaming 4×4, which has a huge rack of fold out hi-def screens and Xbox One consoles, great for trying out a big of Titanfall… although not as great as playing it on some of the epic gaming PC’s that are littered around the hall, that is of course if you can get past all the people waiting to play Goat Simulator, which has proven more popular than anything else this weekend, crazy!

As if one gaming bus wasn’t enough, Gamersbus.co.uk are here too, giving the Razer gaming bus a run for its money and offering loads of great titles to play on the inside. Unlike the Razer bus, you can actually rent this bad boy out for your own parties, very tempting.

The latest Square Enix title is a big hit this weekend too, with many gamers eager to get hands on with Nosgoth, so much so that I couldn’t even find a seat for a go myself, but from what I’ve seen, the game is shaping up rather nicely and I can’t wait to check it out in-detail later this year.

One of the most important exhibitors at the show is Special Effect, they’ve done countless great deeds to help those who have suffered physical disabilities, finding innovative ways to allow them to still enjoy the world of computer games. It’s an eyeopening experience to try out some of these purpose build controller yourself. Multiplay as well as many of us here at the show do our part to help them raise the funds they need to support their cause.

Vacant Mind Gaming are here too with this somewhat unique gaming rig, they offer custom builds for those who want something very different from your average gaming chassis. Can’t say I’m all that keen on this design, but I can see the appeal of something a bit different.

Apparently people still want to play Flappy Bird… although I will admit it plays better with a mouse than it does a touch screen.

Pull up a seat at the Chillblast stand and race your heart out on this gorgeous Logitech G25 racing wheel and triple Eyefinity gaming setup.

Oculus Rift is on show once again too, always great fun for a bit of mind-blowing FPS action and with the headset on and goggles on your face, it’s easy to forget the chaos and noise of the show around you.

We’ve still got plenty of great coverage from some of the coolest booths here at the show, so stay tuned for more coverage throughout the day.

eTeknix @ Multiplay Insomnia i51 LAN Gaming Event

The Insomnia i51 LAN gaming event in Coventry UK, hosted by Multiplay, is in full swing this weekend and the show just wouldn’t be the same without the eTeknix team stopping by to see what’s happening. There is more going on at the show than ever before this weekend and that is especially thanks to the brand new location for the event, having moved from the Telford International Centre to the stunning Richo Arena, which is located at the heart of the UK, making at an ideal location for gamers all over the UK. The new arena a grand football stadium and comes packed with facilities to handle larger crowds, offering up a Casino, plenty of bars and accommodation that make it a handy addition to the 24-hour a day party that Insomnia is legendary for.

Aside from the LAN gaming tournaments, legendary eSports teams competing against each other and a couple of thousand gamers brining their own rigs into the vast gaming halls, there are lots of things to see and do at Insomnia, so let’s walk the show floor and take a look at a small taste of what is on offer this year.

There is a huge range of manufacturers, retailers and gaming brands in the exhibition hall, offering loads of competitions, games to play, products to try out and more.

Gamers are well catered for, but Razer have pulled out all the stop by brining their own mobile gaming bus, a popular attraction here at the show, so much so that I couldn’t even get a go!

A returning favourite of ours, the retro gaming zone, everything from Atari to Sega Dreamcast classics are up and running here, lots of screens, retro controllers and a great way of wasting time. If I wasn’t working, I could sit here all day playing Goldeneye.

There are little pods everywhere, this one is courtesy of Razer and is fitted with a half dozen Xbox’s for gamers to kick back and battle their friends in games such as Fifa, all while using a range of awesome Razer peripherals of course.

PC gaming is well catered for also, with tournaments, demonstrations and more awesome peripherals to get hands on with alongside the Razor team.

The Minecraft presence at the show is as strong as ever, a popular attraction for the younger members of the audience, although there are plenty of adults who get in on the action too.

There is still a load of great stuff going on here at the show, so we’ll be back shortly with even more coverage of the booths and exhibitor show floor very shortly.