Avid gamers are being invited to make new friends and share the playing experience at a social event in Shepherds Bush .
GamePad! is a free event taking place at Petit Miracles Hub in the West 12 shopping centre on March 26 from midday to 6pm.
In a world dominated by online gaming, its aim is to encourage people meet and play against each other in the same room.
It is the brainchild of Japanese-inspired character brand Mayamada. Co-founder Nigel Twumasi said: “My co-founder and I grew up at time when you played video games with friends in the same room and it always made for a great atmosphere.
“That’s not to knock playing online, but playing others in the same place is an experience that shouldn’t be forgotten.
“GamePad! is our move to champion social gaming and bring different types of people together to meet, become friends and play in the same space. You don’t get the same experience when you are on your own playing someone on the other side of the world.”
Four main games will be available to play; Super Smash Bros, Street Fighter V, TrackMania Turbo and Mario Kart Wii U.
Those attending will also be able to try out the publisher’s latest games, including the much-awaited The Division and Far Cry Primal.
There will also be an area for portable gaming through the Nintendo DS StreetPass. GamePad! is suitable for all ages.
Tickets can be reserved for those that want to take part in the Super Smash Bros or TrackMania Turbo competitions that will take place during the event.
To reserve a ticket or for more information click here .