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£140,000 up!

Bloomin’ fantastic news for #GameBlast20 Day Three. We’ve hit £140,000! This will help so, so many people with disabilities to discover the magic of video games. We’re grateful beyond...

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Target smashed!

After only two days you’ve done it, you game-playing, sleep-battling, cake-buying, auction-bidding, sing-starring, just-dancing wonderful, wonderful people! Your GameBlast20 fundraising total passed £100,000 and is now over £120k! A huge and heartfelt THANK YOU from everyone here at...

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Board Beans Boardgame Blast!

It’s always wonderful to see so many of you pulling together to create amazing GameBlast events. David of Cherry Training is new to GameBlast this year but is steaming ahead and bringing people together with a GameBlast 24-hour board gaming marathon with the assistance of Board Beans Cafe in Northwich....

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Presenting Challenger Chicken!

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Do you and your friends fancy yourselves as the next Team Astralis and want an opportunity to show off your CS:GO skills, whilst raising money for SpecialEffect? Well we have the perfect solution! We’ve joined forces with Challengermode to create a new 5v5 CS:GO tournament – Challenger Chicken: GameBlast Edition! You...

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Industry action coming up!

Totally hyped for the weekend, and it’s all kicking off already! There are so many great plans being finalised from our games industry partners. Frontier Developments will be kicking off proceedings at noon on Friday 21st, followed later that evening by SEGA Europe at 18:00. GAME will then pick up...

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Diving into GameBlast

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While most of you will be finalising their streams and games this week, Vicky will be preparing herself for a skydive! We asked her why she’d chosen this amazing activity for her GameBlast20 challenge and for any advice she might have for anyone else thinking of doing something similar. “I...

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William Merritt are GameBlasting again!

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The William Merritt Centre in Leeds has been a long-time supporter of SpecialEffect, so we were stoked to hear that they were going to take part in GameBlast again. We asked them to share a few words about who they are and what they’ll be doing for this GameBlast20. “Here...

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We’re there for Arlo

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Your GameBlast20 isn’t just going to bring a one-time smile to the people you’ll be helping. It’s a lifelong service, so when abilities change or games and consoles go in and out of fashion, we’re there to adjust or recreate setups to keep the gaming magic flowing. That’s why it...

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