Off to gamescom festival 2014!

Songs that are the hype right now, uplifting live music and a great line-up of national and international artists that have every intention to get you dancing and partying – you can expect all of this and more at the gamescom festival, taking place from August 15 through August 17.

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At the 6th edition of this musical highlight, you can look forward to a big selection of songs and bands with  something to offer for just about any taste. Get inspired by different locations and top entertainment with a star-studded cast: in addition to Rockstah and Prinz Pi, the festival will also feature acts such as Thees Uhlmann, Maximo Park and many others who are ready to deliver intoxicating shows. Would you like a little sneak preview? Here we go:

Meet the Stars: strong personalities are her inspiration – cosplayer Ibukii

Charakter. Katarina aus League Of Legends Fotograf: http://javisean.deviantart.com/
Charakter. Katarina aus League Of Legends
Fotograf: http://javisean.deviantart.com/

 

Please tell us a bit about yourself: How did you get into cosplaying and when did you start?

My name is Özge. I am half Turkish, but born and raised in Germany. My attention was drawn to cosplaying at carnival when I met someone wearing Kakashi from Naruto. I asked where he bought his costume and he told me that he had made it himself and that I could find more inspiration on the website Animexx.

I signed up and learned about events on anime/manga/games in Germany. I asked a friend if she liked to accompany me on an event. Since then we were both totally excited about cosplayers and wanted to get into cosplaying ourselves. Until today we cosplay together and still have a lot of fun with it.

gamescomCamp – The perfect place to stay during gamescom

You are searching for the best accommodation during gamescom? The gamescomCamp in the “Jugendpark” at the Rhine could be exactly what you are looking for! The biggest camp in Cologne offers you a popular place to stay, which has something to offer for everyone.

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The gamesomCamp is no sparse scout camp, how you might know it from movies or experienced yourself, but an exciting place to meet like-minded people. However you feel you will find an area that fits your needs: If you like to relax with your friends while listening to good music, the chill out zone is just right for you. You want action? Check out the sports arena. You will find plenty of equipment for badminton, Frisbee, basketball and volleyball. Of course we do not want you to do without gaming tournaments: Every night you will be able to compete with other campers and celebrate the winner on a huge screen. If you prefer to play on a computer, you will have free LTE Wi-Fi access in our internet tent. Furthermore you will have access to ten hip party locations of the Cologne KlubKommNacht on Saturday, 16 August 2014. What else makes the gamescomCamp different from a regular camp? The full-service docking station. Hand over your devices to keep them safe and pick them up fully charged.

Action to watch and participate: exciting gamescom events in 2014

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„Ready to play – discover new worlds“ – the motto of this year’s gamescom applies also and especially to the extensive event program, that makes it the largest trade fair and event for fans of interactive games: be it the spectacular novelties in the event level, the gamescom campus in hall 10.2, the beach feeling in the outdoor area, fascinating worlds in cosplay village or live music at the gamescom festival. Here you will find a brief overview of the most important events:

Action for everyone in hall 10.2: the event level
It is the hotspot for events and perfect place to go for families in hall 10.2. Funsport, action and chill-out: At the PlayStaton 4 COS Cup skateboarders meet for the third stop of the official German skateboarding championship and show high-class performances in the category Street.

Meet the gamer: Dner

Let’s Plays are his great passion: Always the camera handy Let’s Player Dner gets his fans for quite a while now. With over 900,000 subscribers and over 130 million video views Dner was able to turn his hobby into a job. Currently his YouTube channel offers Let’s Plays of Minecraft, GTA Online and much more.

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Hi Dner! Thank you for the interview! Please tell us a bit about your person: What do you do exactly? 

Hey, I am Felix. As Dner I produce gaming videos and other nonsense on this video platform “YouTube” in this “internet” for almost three years now. Some people seem to even like watching it, sometimes I don’t even know why myself. 😀

Meet the Gamer: Shuffle

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Hi Shuffle! Thank you for taking the time to answer some questions. Let us start with your person: What do you do exactly?
My name is Tom, I am born in 1994 and known on YouTube as Shuffle. I am active in the”Minecraft Scene” since 2011. At the moment I focus on Modreviews and the latest maps for Minecraft.

New stars on the games sky

Dragon Age 3 – Inquisition

They are being eagerly anticipated, the novelties of the games world. Many trailers are already circulating on the internet and put the German fans on the rack. We will show you which games in 2014 are going to enter the market, which ones you need to wait for until 2015 and which ones have the potential to become the new stars on the games sky.

Nordic Games: What’s happening in the gamescom partner region

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Every year, gamescom has a partner country. This year, with the partner being the Nordic region, it will even be five: Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden joined forces and set up the Nordic Game Institute (NGI) to showcase at gamescom why they are wildly successful in the gaming scene.  With more than 700 companies, over 7,000 employees and an annual revenue of more than 1.5 billion EUR in 2013, the gaming industry is the fastest growing industry in the Nordic region.

Get smarter gaming! Why video and computer games have a positive impact on our brain

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They fascinate, are fun and have become an integral part of our daily lives: video and computer games are a true mass phenomenon and among the favourite pastimes of many young people. Therefore, fans from around the world are likely to be very happy about the fact that gaming is better than its reputation – and can even make you smarter. Because taking part in adventurous battles and immersing yourself in exciting roles and characters does not only keep you mentally fit, but also enhances motor skills and social competence, according to an article published in “Die Welt“.

gamescom 2014 – the next step

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Hello and welcome to the official gamescom blog! As of now, this is the place to go for comprehensive information on the world’s largest interactive gaming event. There are only a few weeks left until the start of gamescom 2014, and we have quite a lot up our sleeves. Check in on a regular basis and look forward to exciting activities, interesting interviews and the latest news on gamescom!