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Cologne Trade Fair North Entrance (Gamescom)

Cologne Trade Fair North Entrance (Gamescom), Germany

Gamescom is a new European trade fair for interactive games and entertainment organized by the Bundesverband Interaktive Unterhaltungssoftware (BIU). The BIU (German Federal Association of Interactive Entertainment Software) represents 13 major video game companies such as Activision, Electronic Arts, Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo. It was first held from 19 to 23 August 2009 in Cologne, Germany at the Cologne Trade Fair Center (Köln Messe). It is the European equivalent of E3 in Los Angeles and Tokyo Game Show in Japan. It is used by many video game developers to show off their upcoming games and game-related hardware. Gamescom is the world's largest games event with 245,000 visitors, more than 4,000 journalists and 458 exhibitors from 31 countries attending the show in its first year. Gamescom 2010 will be held from 18 to 22 August 2010 at the same venue.

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