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Radio 1 plans Big Gaming Weekend

EG's own Johnny Minkley gets involved.

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BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra are hosting a series of games events this bank holiday as part of their Big Gaming Weekend.

That'll include an online poll to find the greatest ever videogame. A panel of experts will compile a shortlist of 100 titles, then you can vote for your top three.

Scott Mills will launch the poll on Friday between 6.30am and 10am. The results will be revealed on Bank Holiday Monday during Mistajam's show, which is broadcast on Radio 1 and 1Xtra between 7pm and 10pm.

Also on Monday, Radio 1 will be playing classic tracks from videogame soundtracks. Eurogamer's own Johnny Minkley will join Jo Whiley for a chat, and at 1pm Fearne Cotton and Aled Hayden-Jones will host a special gaming-themed Surgery session.

And finally, Rampage from 1Xtra will launch a gaming blog on the BBC website.

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