Virgin Media has announced that they are to be the headline sponsor for this year’s Eurogamer Expo 2012, and will be using the event to showcase their own superfast broadband packages.
Offering up to 120MB broadband speeds, Virgin Media will show how their service can benefit gamers who play online. Also, as the games industry moves further away from physical media and into download platforms like Xbox Live, Steam and PlayStation Network, superfast broadband speeds will let gamers grab their games (or stream them over services like OnLive) in double-quick time without even needing to leave the house and visit a shop.
“The Eurogamer Expo is a landmark, annual event for UK gamers, who want sneak previews of brand new games and be able to experience the best that technology can deliver,” says Luke Southern, head of sponsorship and partnerships at the service provider.
“Virgin Media makes that happen, with superfast broadband as standard. As the UK’s fastest broadband provider we offer the best speeds for downloading games, which makes our partnership with Eurogamer Expo, a perfect one.”
Tickets for the Eurogamer Expo 2012 go on sale from February 23rd, available through www.eurogamerexpo.com. Virgin Media custoemrs will also be able to buy tickets through tickle.virginmedia.com on the same day. The virgin Media “Tickles” reward scheme will offer VIP early-access passes, free tickets to the show, and the chance to play exclusive titles at the event.