Gamescom’s 370,000 attendees set another record for the biggest European gaming show

    
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Gamescom continues to kick butt and take names – 370,000 of them, in fact.

That’s how many people showed up in Cologne to attend Europe’s biggest gaming event of the year. As GIbiz notes, that’s a record for the event. In fact, the number of people descending on the Koelnmesse has actually become a bit of a problem; apparently, even the event’s CEO has admitted the “quality of stay” at the event “wasn’t always assured this year,” such that organizers are working on improvements for next year.

“In consultation with our partner Game and the exhibitors, we will develop and implement measures for the further optimisation of the quality of stay following this year’s gamescom,” she promised.

There won’t be much of a lull between the last big thing and the next big thing either: PAX West in Seattle formally begins this Friday.

Source: GIbiz
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And, unlike a certain other country, none of those people had to worry about some psycho with a gun coming there and murdering them.

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socontrariwise

They should make 2 occasions a year, one in Leipzig from which they basically poached it in 2008. Leipzig is a major exhibition town in East Germany with very good traffic connection (very close to Berlin too, even by train only 1.5 hour from Berlin the Leipzig exhibition for just a couple bucks) and prepared for such massive events. With the bed capacity in Leipzig itself and surrounding large towns (Berlin, Dresden) and the train connections to those they can beat Cologne easily.

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Waiting in line with 400,000 people to take part in a paid advertisement sounds like a lot of fun.

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silverlock

Yes but it’s 400,000 sweaty people!

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ghostlight

I look at it much as I would the Universal Studios Halloween Horror Nights. The attractions/haunted houses are great, but the huge crowds put a serous damper on my enjoyment of the event.