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OPINION: We’ve come a long way from those dark days in Leipzig

A few years ago most people in the industry approached the oncoming German games trade show with dread and despair. The horrors of Leipzig were many. No one liked staying there. It confusingly had two airports, but no direct flights. I remember one very prominent games studio telling me the …

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Games Convention Online sets up camp in Leipzig

The organisers of Games Convention Online have announced the event with host the first GCO GamersCamp, offering affordable accommodation for the games trade show. Opening on July 30th, the day before GCO, GamersCamp will provide attendees with a campsite to stay in throughout the event. The site will be on …

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Gamescom ‘wins’ as Leipzig cancels August event

The August Leipzig Games Convention has been cancelled. The organisers of the event confirmed the news as it announced a brand new event, Games Convention Online, due to take place from July 31st to August 2nd. Until this morning, the organisers were in a standoff with rival event Gamescom from …

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Leipzig and Gamescom go head-to-head

Organisers of the new Gamescom event have brought forward the inaugural show’s dates, pitching the Cologne expo directly opposite the Leipzig Games Convention, MCV can reveal. Gamescom is now set take place in Cologne from August 19th to 23rd – the exact same dates as those already announced by GC …

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Leipzig GCDC Project Director quits

The Project Director of Leipzig GCDC has quit the event’s organiser to take up the role of CEO at Global Games Media Ltd. Frank Sliwka also acted in the same role for the Singapore-based Games Convention Asia Conference. The announcement of his replacement at Leipziger Messe is expected in the …

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Leipzig enjoys record numbers

The organisers of Leipizg Games Convention have confirmed that the show drew in a record 203,000 attendees last week – and have vowed to return with the show next year. The future of the Convention is now up in the air, as German publisher body the BIU backs a new …

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LEIPZIG 08: PS3 keyboard confirmed

Sony has announced a new Blackberry-style keyboard for PS3 at Leipzig this afternoon. SCEE president David Reeves – coming good on his ‘blockbuster’ promises this afternoon with announcements of new PS3 and PSP SKU – showed the crowd how the peripheral can easily slot into Sixaxis and DualShock controllers. The …

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