Are you excited for GAMES 16?! 

Well, we’re sorry. It’s been postponed indefinitely.

If you were looking to grab some updates on the big upcoming video games at the event that was scheduled for September 22 to 24 (we’re looking at you Dishonored 2, Watch Dogs 2…) then you’ll have to resort to the interweb.


Apparently, following the success of GAMES 15, the event’s organisers The Alliance LLC and stakeholders wanted this year’s show to exceed the quality of their previous events.

And it looks like they didn’t think they’d achieve that. Despite having already lined up a number of exhibitors, guests, tournaments and activities, it seems the GAMES 16 crew have packed up and decided to hold out.

The 2017 dates will be announced in the New Year.

Those who’ve already purchased tickets to GAMES 16 will be contacted by Virgin Tickets to receive their refunds. If not, contact Virgin Megastore at

*Dubai to host World Future Sports Games in 2017*
*A 325-metre base jump tower may soon be built*
*What three of the Expo 2020 pavilions will look like*
*There’s going to be a rotating skyscraper in Dubai by 2020*


Luckily, 2017 is looking pretty sweet for the gaming world.

A bunch of neat-o looking titles were announced at this year’s E3 Expo (the big dog of gaming expos). Hopefully, we’ll be seeing them at GAMES 17.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild will rock everyone’s nostalgic socks, and the new installment in the Mass Effect series – Mass Effect: Andromeda will take everyone back to their days spent aboard the Normandy.

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The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild caused literal stampedes at E3

On top of Zelda and Mass Effect, there’s Resident Evil 7 getting released, dragon-centric game Scalebound, Tekken 7 and a new Tom Clancy: Ghost Recon Wildlands in 2017.

It’s a shame – we know. If you’re really desperate to hit up a gaming convention this year, there’s always the IGN Convention happening in Bahrain over October 21 and 22, and in Muscat, Oman over December 9 and 10. Check out more details here.

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