"Best of GC" award for the best soft and hardware at GC 2007

GC (Games Convention) 2007

(23 - 26 August 2007)

Press&Trade Visitor Day: 22 August 2007

Leipzig, 4 July 2007

This year once again, the Leipzig Fair presents the "Best of GC" award to the best game and the best hardware at the GC (Games Convention) 2007. The prize is awarded in a total of ten categories. All companies exhibiting at the GC have until 1 August to submit three proposals per category. Eligibility depends on publication of the products to coincide with the GC 2007. They must also be on show for visitors to try out at the GC.

The "Best Game" is awarded to the most outstanding new GC games in the categories PC, Xbox360, PS2, PS3, PSP, Wii, NDS, Mobile and online. In addition, the title "Best Hardware" goes to the most innovative product in the hardware section. The winners will be announced at 11.00 a.m. on 24 August during a press conference at the GC.

A jury of experts selects the winners. This year's judges are Christian Bigge (Computerbild Spiele), Stephan Freundorfer (Bravo Screenfun), Petra Fröhlich (PC Games), Andreas Garbe (RTL), Stephan Girlich (CyPress), Heiko Gogolin (GEE), Christoph Holowaty (Computec Media), Gunnar Lott (GamePro), Jörg Luibl (4Players GmbH), Sven Stillich (Stern) and Thomas Szedlak (Videogames Aktuell).

The GC is Europe's number one fair for interactive entertainment, infotainment and hardware. Around 390 exhibitors from the game industry are expected at the Leipzig Exhibition Centre from 23 to 26 August. All in all, 115,000 square metres (2006: 90,000) are available to game fans. The GC is open on Thursday and Sunday from 9.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m.. On the Friday and Saturday, opening hours are extended to 8.00 p.m.. Further information is available at www.gc-germany.com.

Contact for the press:

Torsten Anke, Press Officer

Phone: +49 (0)341 / 678 81 84

Fax: +49 (0)341 / 678 81 82

E-mail: t.anke@leipziger-messe.de

Contact for exhibitors:

Peggy Schönbeck, Project Director

Phone: +49 (0)341 / 678 82 81

Fax: +49 (0)341 / 678 82 82

E-mail: p.schoenbeck@leipziger-messe.de

Internet:

www.gc-germany.com

www.gcdc.eu

www.leipziger-messe.de


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