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. … [Read more...] about Gamescom’s 370,000 attendees set another record for the biggest European gaming show
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I’ve known people who have crossed half world to reach the one they fell in love with in an online game, and I know people who open up about their issues to their online friends because no one in their “real” life cared or understood. The world is a much better place when you can surround yourself with so many friends from across the planet, and I’m glad the “real” world is finally realising this. … [Read more...] about Guild Wars 2 Friend/Ships Event Winners Announced
In the grand history of MMORPGs, kids games seem to have it rougher than most. Developers have had a hard time cracking into that market, what with online payments and all, and many of the relatively few kids MMOs that emerged over the last couple of decades have subsequently met their doom. Titles like Toontown Online, Club Penguin, and Free Realms are fading into the past (although we won’t weep too hard, considering that Minecraft, Roblox, and other online games are captivating this demographic). … [Read more...] about The Game Archaeologist: Castle Infinity, the MMO that was literally rescued from a dumpster
In addition, Pearl Abyss today released a behind-the-scenes interview with Hollywood actress Megan Fox, star of the upcoming live-action Black Desert trailer that was teased at launch. Megan reveals her inspiration for partnering with Pearl Abyss, and the hope she has for young women who can become their true selves with games such as Black Desert. … [Read more...] about – PlayStation 4 event at PAX West and interview with Megan Fox
Ever since esports came on the scene just over a decade ago, it has managed to become an international phenomenon. Whilst the concept of competitive gaming first really took off in Korea, it has seen top-level tournaments being established as far-afield as Sweden and Seattle. … [Read more...] about Could Africa be the next esports hotspot?