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Organisers of the London Games Festival have announced details of the consumer events planned for the weeklong event, which will showcase the biggest games and latest hardware releases for the Christmas period.

The consumer calendar begins on October 2nd, with a week of gameplay tournaments, competitions, giveaways and celebrity guest appearances at HMV and John Lewis on Oxford Street.

Consumers will get the opportunity to play some of the latest releases, as well as gaining a sneak preview into some of the titles coming out before the end of the year.

On October 3-4, the city plays host to the London Game Career Fair, which will give graduates, industry professionals and those working in related industries a chance to meet face-to-face and discuss career opportunities.

Closing the week, consumers can play against and in front of up to 400 fellow gamers using the latest hardware and games at the Vue cinema in Leicester Square. Tickets for the Cinema Showdown will be available throughout September.

In addition to the mainstream events, organisers have confirmed a number of 'fringe' events taking place throughout the week, including a panel event discussing the convergence of games and movies, a game design symposium and a live pitch event for budding designers and young professionals with a new game concept or idea.

The London Games Festival takes place in various locations throughout Central London from October 2nd-7th. More information on the event a full calendar of consumer and trade activities can be found by visiting