Monday, August 22, 2011

Gamescom 2011: 275,000 gamers were in Cologne!

Europe's largest gaming convention, the Gamescom in Cologne experienced, on the final weekend of a flood of visitors. On Saturday 20 August 2011 were the operators at times no one on the site. Prior to the closed funds subsequently formed huge crowds. What was meant Stress on Saturday, the final good news: Never before have so many people were on the Messse.

The organizers expect to initial estimates, with a record of 275,000 visitors - nearly ten percent more than last year. In the Gamescom 550 exhibitors showed their latest products. Among the trends among online games and 3D animations for which you do not need special glasses. Another focus was on smartphone apps that are established increasingly competing for console manufacturers.

"There is a clear shift is evident: Computer games are becoming more mobile," said spokesman Tim Endres. However, the console games are still the "most important pillar of the market". According to the organizers were enthusiastic about the visits not only for Daddeln at the consoles. It was the first on the game show has its own range of media education.

When "Gamescom campus" focused on topics such as youth protection and the promotion of media literacy in the foreground. Many gamers had to turn round on Saturday before the exhibition halls. The entrance was on to lunch, because already more than 60,000 people cavorting on the fairgrounds.

The organizers did not jeopardize their safety. Therefore, one extra entertainment program was organized outside the fair. On Saturday and Sunday afternoon turned a routine.

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