Gamescom 2014

So this event was months ago, and I actually never even considered posting it before, but I thought why not share my mini-adventure!

For anyone who doesn’t know, Gamescom is a pretty exciting trade fair for video games held in Cologne, Germany, and the world’s largest gaming event!

So I’ve been to a few conventions/events like this before in UK like MCM Expo and Eurogamer a couple of times, but this was a whole new scale. According to the website there were more then 335,000 visitors in 2014!

The event ran Thurs-Sun. We decided to just go on the Thursday and Friday to avoid the mega weekend rush.

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I’m someone who actually doesn’t mind crowds to a certain extent, and I like the buzzing atmosphere you get at events like this. But I have to admit, this was really quite something!

So I’m trying to remember all the games I played.. Some of them are already out such as Super Smash Bros, Far Cry 4 (which I just finished recently, really enjoyed it!). I remember Evolve was pretty cool, Splatoon looks like competitive fun. Batman: Arkham Knight was just a video demo (a bit disappointing after queueing), and I’ve got mixed feelings about The Order 1886 to be honest. Then we played the odd indie game; Ghost of a Tale looks promising, and I’m looking forward to Woolfe: The Red Hood Diaries (currently in Early Access).

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So it seemed like I didn’t get to play as many games as I would’ve hoped due to queueing times, but some games had queueing times of 3-4 hours! Gotta hand it to the people who had the patient for that. As someone raised in UK, queueing is all fine and dandy, but when people are practically elbow-ing you out of the way or cutting in..not so good! Oh the rage.

The shopping area was great though, so much merchandise 😛 Ended up with quite a few bits after getting freebies too (man did people go crazy for freebies!)

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Admittedly all the queueing and crazy amounts of people did put me off going again just yet, but I do still enjoy these events and do hope to go to more in the future!

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