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Impact of Microsoft and Nintendo skipping gamescom is “not that big,” says Fischer

Koelnmesse’s communications manager, Franko Fischer, has said Microsoft and Nintendo skipping out on gamescom this year hasn’t had a large impact on the show.

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Koelnmesse headlines

  • EA, Take Two, Bethesda among first publishers locked for gamescom 2012

    Koelnmesse’s announced this morning the first list of publishers confirmed for this year’s gamescom in Cologne, incuding EA, Bethesda, Take Two, Deep Silver and Konami.

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  • Gamescom 2011 hits 275,000 attendees

    Koelnmesse’s announced this evening that this year’s gamescom hit 275,000 attendees in the five days the show took place.

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  • Koelnmesse hits capacity for gamescom, entrances closed

    Koelnmesse organisers have confirmed to Joystiq that the venue has hit capacity this afternoon in the third and penultimate public day of gamescom.

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  • Gamescom gets dates for 2012

    Koelnmesse’s confirmed dates for next year’s gamescom. We grabbed the dates as we left the Messe for the final time yesterday: it’s now confirmed the event will kick off on August 15-19 alongside GDC Europe, which will happen between August 13-15. Assumingly, the 15th will be another trade-only day, with 16th being the day it […]

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  • gamescom 2011 to feature 550 exhibitors

    It’s gut check time. Koelnmesse’s announced this morning that next week’s gamescom will feature 550 exhibitors from 40 countries. The numbers are an increase of last year, with the number of countries going up by seven, with the exhibitor figures being a ten percent increase on last year. The show’s project manager Tim Endres said […]

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  • gamescom 2011 tickets go on sale

    As of today, Koelnmesse has kicked off ticket sales for this year’s gamescom in Cologne.

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  • First line-up of publishers confirm support for gamescom 2011

    Organisers for gamescom have confirmed the first batch of publishers that have committed to this year’s show in Cologne.

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  • First gamescom show-floor shots show PlayStation booth

    Living the German dream next week? This is what you’re in for.

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  • Official: Games Convention is dead

    Leipziger Messe’s just confirmed that Games Convention is officially dead. The 2009 event, originally planned for August 20-23, has been cancelled. The news ends Games Convention as was, one of the largest games shows in the world. Launched in 2002, the fair was an epic event, and by far the most important annual show in […]

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  • Games Convention and gamescom go mano-a-mano

    Koelnmesse’s brought the first gamescom forward to directly coincide with next year’s Games Convention. The show will take place from August 19-23, and not in September as previously planned. “gamescom belongs to the entire industry and should enjoy as much acceptance as possible,” said BIU boss Klemens Kundratitz. “This is why we took reservations voiced […]

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  • "Almost all market leaders" will attend gamescom 2009, says Koelnmesse boss

    Koelnmesse boss Oliver P Kuhrt has issued a stark statement to Leipziger Messe in the face of the East German outfit announcing GC2009 dates. Translated, it says something along the lines of, “Give it up: everyone’s coming to gamescom next year.” “It was to be expected that Leipziger Messe” would announce dates for a 2009 […]

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