A Look Inside Gamescom 2016
By: Edward "Screenager" Orr | Reads: 318
2016 marks my fourth trip to Cologne and the Gamescom exhibition. It crams in thousands of people, hundreds of exhibitors, and more games than I could even hope to play. Indies and AAA titles all sit under one enormous roof in Europe’s annual celebration of everything gaming. Gamescom has been around since 2009, when it played host to around 245,000 convention goers. It has now grown in size, covering 10 halls, around 345,000 members of the public, thousands of press, and hundreds of exhibitors. It is a melting pot of people, hardware, heat, and noise that you simply have to experience.
Gamescom is not just about the games. It is the very best opportunity that many European gamers have to get up close and personal with their contemporaries. Over the years, I’ve helped host inter guild parties, traveled with entire guilds, and watched some amazing community teams connect with their fans.
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