#gamescomcharacter: Top 16 is chosen – vote now and win!

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We asked: If gamescom were a game character or a superhero, how would he/she look like? What would his/her hidden super power be?

And you answered with all your creativity: We received over 430 submissions with characters ranging from fluffy superanimals, muscular fighters to manga superwomen. Our top-class jury consisting of Oskar Pannier, the Blitz, Nino Kerl, Maja Felicitas and Salome Soe Gschwind-Penski chose their Top 16.

gamescom character jury member: Nino Kerl

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Anime, manga and Japanese video games: Every week Nino Kerl talks about the latest news and everything of interest about the Japanese pop culture on his YouTube-channel “Ninotaku TV”. On his second channel “tokyo” he completes his programme with weekly unboxings of Japanese figures and statues. The 31-year-old lives in Munich, works for Webedia Gaming GmbH as creative director and is a huge fan of Japan ever since.

gamescom 2016: top names of the games industry among first registrations

gamescom 2016 (17 to 21 August) is picking up speed. The first registration phase ended on 19 February with a top result: Companies from 33 countries have already registered. Among them are numerous well-known companies of the games industry.

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The following international market leaders and renowned companies of the computer and video game industry, such as astragon Entertainment, Bandai Namco, Bethesda, Bigpoint, CD Projekt, Crytek, Deep Silver (Koch Media), ELECTRONIC ARTS, Gameforge, Gaijin Network, GREY BOX, Kalypso Media, Konami, Nintendo, Perfect World Europe, Square Enix, Techland, Ubisoft, Unity Technologies, Warner Bros. Entertainment and Wargaming, among others, are already represented at gamescom 2016. Many providers of hardware, virtual reality solutions and accessories, like Alternate, Caseking, ESET, Roccat, Oculus VR, Samsung, Sennheiser Communications A/S and Teamspeak Systems, will also exhibit in the Cologne trade fair halls from 17 to 21 August.

gamescom character jury: The Flash („Der Blitz“)

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„The Flash“ („Der Blitz“) is a passionate gamer, comic collector as well as a sitcom junkie. Famous for his North German accent, he has been active in the Youtube scene for a few years already and reports about news, classics and everything on comics. Meanwhile, his channel has become the biggest German Youtube channel all around comics. Since 2013 the video series “Flashed” (“Geblitzt”) is his hobbyhorse.