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Look who’s back!

The Finstock GameBlasters

We’ve really been inspired by all your touching messages of support and some great fundraising pages, including many from die-hard Blasters, so we’d like to share a couple with you. First up there’s Chris Owen and his band of merry gamers, who are back with one of our favourite non-streaming...

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It’s the first GB19 Podcast!

Becky and Pat on the Twitch stream

What makes a good GameBlast livestream? Great games, witty banter – or just good ventilation? Becky talks to GameBlaster Pat Frost, with heckling from Mark, in the first of a series of GameBlast themed podcasts leading up the GameBlast weekend. Download the GameBlast for Beginners podcast from Spotify here: http://spoti.fi/2syIeZm...

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Sign up for GameBlast19!

GameBlast Picture Montage

It’s back!!! Go on, unleash the inner charity gamer within you and sign up now. We can’t wait to welcome Blasters old and new for the sixth GameBlast. Your generosity has raised over £700,000 in the last five years and you’ve helped so many hundreds of people to rediscover the...

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From GB18: Alex plays with his eyes

We’re super-excited that Alex is GameBlasting for us this weekend! Alex has spinal muscular atrophy and his muscles have become weaker over time. “I used to be able to use a regular keyboard and mouse or controller,” he says on his Justgiving page, “but since the age of around 16,...

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From GB18: One week to go!

Here at SpecialEffect HQ we’re not only celebrating Valentine’s Day, but we’re also celebrating FIVE YEARS of GameBlast by rocking one of each year’s special edition GameBlast t-shirts from event partner Insert Coin. We really appreciate all your efforts in aid of GameBlast18. We couldn’t do what we do without...

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From GB18: Three weeks to go!

It’s finally February! That means that GameBlast18 is just three weeks away! We want to say a HUGE thank you to everyone who’s signed up so far – GameBlast18 is going to be awesome! Your fundraiser will be helping SpecialEffect bring the fun of video games to people like Harry....

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From GB18: Highland Blast gathers pace

Congrats to Ryan McAdam and his seven friends way up in the North of Scotland, who are already at an eye-popping three-quarters of the way to their £1000 GameBlast18 target! They’ll be running a 24-hour gaming marathon on Saturday 24 February at The Bike Shed, and arts venue in Inverness....

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