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Londonderry Teenager wins UK Design Competition

A Londonderry teenager has scooped first prize in a national UK design competition, bagging himself over 2000 worth of video games consoles and peripherals, in conjunction with Radica, Gamesmaster magazine, and GAME.

Kyle Patterson aged 13 of Edlinton, County Londonderry, grabbed the first prize of an Xbox, Game Cube, PS2 and Game Boy Advance along with over 1000 of Gamester peripherals in a competition to design a wacky games controller, run by Gamester in association with Gamesmaster magazine. The competition attracted over 500 entries and was judged by a panel of gaming experts.

"The response to this competition was phenomenal, with entries of a very high standard" commented Geoff House, Head of Design at Radica UK Ltd, manufacturers of the Gamester range " we had a fantastic time judging and were very impressed by the amount of time, effort and imagination that was spent coming up with some outrageous ideas. Kyle's design contained a host of crazy functions and we believe that he is a truly worthy winner "

Kyle's winning design entitled "The Spherepad" contains a range of features including a nose picking machine, hamster that turns a generator for electricity, a boxing glove that pops out and punches you, a dartboard and a fridge.

Kyle will be collecting his prize from GAME in Londonderry on January 22nd at 4pm.

Note to editors:

If you would like to come to the GAME store in Londonderry and meet Kyle when he receives his prize, please attend the store at 4pm. For further information please contact: Rob Goodchild Radica UK Ltd 01992 503133 ext 837 Lisa Artemis PR Assistant GAME Stores Group Ltd 01344 464512

About Radica UK Ltd: Radica UK Ltd designs and engineers and markets best selling accessories for Europe's leading game formats under the Gamester brand. Radica UK is based in Hertford, England and is part of the Radica Games Group, a leading developer, manufacturer and distributor of electronic handheld and tabletop games. Radica has subsidiaries in the USA, Canada and the UK and an IS09000 certified manufacturing facility in the Far East. The Gamester brand has achieved great success and is the UK's leading third party peripheral brand. The success is due to continue with brand extensions and new product ranges for emerging games platforms.

About GAME: GAME is Europe's leading specialist retailer of computer software and video games. The Group (formerly called Electronics Boutique) currently operates from over 335 stores in the UK and Eire, 26 GAME stores in Sweden, over 90 CentroMAIL stores in Spain and over 55 ScoreGames stores in France. It also offers on-line shopping services and on-line gaming. For further corporate information log onto, and for the on-line store log onto

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