Tag Archives: Cologne

Gamescom celebrates trade success, announces 2013 dates

The organisers of Gamescom 2012 have hailed the event’s success, while confirming the date for next year’s European expo. Gamescom 2013 will take place between 21st and 25th of August. Last week’s show was attended by over 275,000 visitors. Although this was the same as in 2011, the number of …

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Gamescom 2012: The Essential Guide

Heading to Cologne next week? Make sure you’re full prepared with our comprehensive guide to the world’s biggest games show. The full five-page guide, including maps of Koelnmesse and a full exhibitor list, can be found in this week’s issue of MCV – available to download here. In the meantime, …

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Are you ready for Gamescom?

There are just a few days to go before the world’s biggest games show. Gamescom veterans tell us how they are preparing Andy Robinson, Editor, CVGBefore the show, map out your appointments and figure out exactly where they are. The convention center in Cologne is a big old place if …

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Games industry cyclists to bike back from Gamescom for charity

After a week in Cologne, most of us prefer the shortest journey home possible, but ten games industry execs will take a more scenic route. Representatives of NCsoft, Indigo Pearl, Get Games, PlayStation Network, Future Publishing, Steel Series and Kalypso Media will cycle home from Cologne to Brighton straight after …

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Rambo invades Cologne next month

Reef Entertainment’s Rambo: The Video Game will be playable for the first time at Gamescom. The action game was announced last year and will be available to consumers at Reef’s stand. "We showed the game behind closed doors at E3 to a favourable response," Reef’s general manager Will Curley told …

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Gamescom next as E3 nears the end

There’s only one day left of E3, but fear not – the next big games show is only two months away. Gamescom will return to Cologne’s Koelnmesse on August 15th and runs until August 19th. And this time it will be even bigger – 140,000 square metres bigger to be …

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Sega not attending Gamescom 2012

Sega has revealed it will not be exhibiting its games at this year’s trade and consumer show in Cologne. The publisher attributed this "commercial decision" to unfortunate timing of its triple-A releases. Sega’s 2012 releases due in the second half of the year include London 2012: The Official Games of …

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Kingdoms of Amalur out February

GAMESCOM: An excitable Ken Rolsten announced that EA’s action RPG Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning will hit UK shelves on February 10th 2012. The veteran game designer enthusiastically led attendees to EA’s Gamescom 2011 press conference through the game’s features. These include a fast-paced addictive combat system,” variety of attacks and …

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Old Republic gets first live demo

GAMESCOM: Attendees at Gamescom 2011 were treated to the first live gameplay demo of Star Wars: The Old Republic. A team of eight players were hooked up online and took part in a large player-versus-environment mission in EA’s upcoming PC MMORPG. The first big operation in the game was showcased …

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