2nd Let’s Play Gaming Expo Kicks Off Saturday in Plano

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THE “INVINCIBILITY PASS” ALLOWS THE WEARER TO “DO WHATEVER YOU WANT, AS LONG AS IT’S LEGAL AND DOESN’T CAUSE HARM TO EQUIPMENT OR OTHER ATTENDEES!”


The Let’s Play Gaming Expo is a celebration of all things gaming, ranging from the hottest new games to obscure retro classics that only the most hardcore fans would recognize.

Last year, the inaugural Let’s Play Gaming Expo drew a crowd of more than 1,200 people to Plano Centre and this year’s event promises to be even bigger than the last, according to event organizers.

From a panel on game creation to a Tetris World Championship Qualifier to a Cosplay contest, there’s something for every gamer, so be sure to check out the full schedule here.

This year, there will be a number of interactive activities for attendees, including dozens of arcade cabinets, a Super Smash Bros. tournament, a Tetris World Championship Qualifier, and of course, tons of new and old games to play together.

There will also be several panels given by gaming experts on a number of topics, including a talk on the history of rare games, an introduction to the Dallas Society of Play, an overview of Gaming on Windows given by representatives for Microsoft, and more.

ID SOFTWARE

One of the most anticipated panels is a talk on Sunday by id Software, the Richardson-based game studio that created several of the most groundbreaking titles in gaming history, including Wolfenstein 3D, Quake and, of course, Doom.

In May, id released its new Doom game which many critics and gamers are giving a big thumbs up. The Let’s Play Gaming Expo panel will focus on what it took to reinvigorate Doom for modern gamers while remaining true to the spirit of the original games.

Tickets for the Let’s Play Gaming Expo can be purchased online in advance for $15 per day or $25 for the whole weekend. Otherwise, the price at the door will be $20 for each day or $30 for the weekend.

If you’re looking to attend the event in a little more style, you can also buy a VIP pass for $75, which gets you full access for the whole weekend, plus a Let’s Play Gaming Expo T-shirt and exclusive swag.

INVINCIBILITY PASS

And if you want to kick it up several notches and attend in a ridiculous amount of style, you could also shell out a hefty $2,000 fee for the Invincibility Pass, which not only gets you all of the bonus features of the VIP pass, but you also get free food at the concessions stands, free entry into all of the game tournaments, and your very own cameraman and security guard that will follow you around during the event.

The Invincibility Pass also comes with its own special badge, which allows the wearer to “do whatever you want, as long as it’s legal and doesn’t cause harm to equipment or other attendees!”

Event runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Plano Centre, 2000 E. Spring Creek Parkway, in Plano.

From a panel on game creation to a Tetris World Championship Qualifier to a Cosplay contest, there’s something for every gamer, so be sure to check out the full schedule here.

EVENT COVERAGE:

Reimagining a Classic Dallas-Made in 2016 
New Generation Meets Arcade Classics at Expo


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Doom, a first-person shooter developed by id Software, was a groundbreaking game when it was released in 1993. Photo by Michael Samples.

Doom, a first-person shooter developed by id Software, was a groundbreaking game when it was released in 1993. Photo by Michael Samples.


 

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