Event details

Event:
Leipzig Games Convention 2008
Start date:
November 30th -0001
End date:
November 30th -0001
Location:
N/A

About Leipzig Games Convention 2008

If a seismograph were installed in Leipzig, it would probably swing to its limits for four days non-stop in August. This is when the GC - Games Convention shakes the foundations of the Leipziger Messe exhibition halls. Spread over four halls, the industry shows the public the games and products it now offers or is planning to bring onto the market soon after, and usually does so with enormous presentational effort, big shows, loads of celebrities and all sorts of gimmicks to entertain its visitors.

Many exhibitors use the GC – Games Convention as a launch pad for the earth-shattering market introduction of their new products, because the fair gives them the ideal platform for the strategic positioning of their own games and equipment in full view of the media, the public and industry. So if it seems a bit noisy around Leipzig in August, no need to worry - it’s just the GC  - Games Convention making waves again.

Leipzig Games Convention 2008 News

  • Reeves defends European announcements

    Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE) President David Reeves has gone on the record concerning Sony's oft-criticised lack of focus on European consumers, defending the company's stance by pointing out the advantages of being the last in line. “People say, ‘Well, why do we always g...

  • Games Convention targets the US

    Following on from a rather successful 2008, the organisers of Leipzig's annual Game Convention have set themselves a goal of bringing the event to a North American audience, filling the huge former-E3 shaped hole in the current summer schedule. “The concept is flexible and the network of th...

  • Over 20 mins of Killzone 2 Leipzig footage

    Website Multiplayer.it has posted over 20 minutes worth of new Killzone 2 gameplay from their hands-on experience with the title at the Leipzig Games Convention last week. While the majority of the footage is the same as previous videos, coming from the invasion level seen at E3, developer Gueri...

  • Leipzig: Sony snags several 'Best of GC' awards

    What's a games convention without a few awards? Unexciting, that's what. The Leipziger Messe has announced their 'Best of GC' awards, of which Sony has snagged several. Sony's top-notch first-party development is proven yet again, with LittleBigPlanet, Resistance: Retribution and PlayTV all rece...

  • Kojima says Metal Gear Acid on PSN is "possible"

    Speaking at the Leipzig Games Convention this week, Metal Gear creator Hideo Kojima revealed that it is “possible” the Metal Gear Acid franchise may be released for Sony’s PlayStation Network service. "I'll say yes to that idea, but not because it is already running or anyt...

  • Leipzig: Home support confirmed for Heavy Rain

    Heavy Rain director David Cage has confirmed that the highly anticipated thriller will include support for Sony’s PlayStation Home service when the game launches in late 2009. Cage divulged the information at a screening of the game behind closed doors at the Games Convention in Leipzig, Ge...

  • Leipzig: Resident Evil 5 video walkthrough

    Capcom has released a two-part demo walkthrough for its upcoming Survival Horror title, Resident Evil 5, as part of the game’s showing at the Leipzig Games Convention this week. Taken from the village location seen in the E3 demo last month, the video depicts protagonists Chris Redfield and...

  • Leipzig: Midnight Club: Los Angeles trailer

    Rockstar Games has debuted a brand new trailer for its upcoming racer Midnight Club: Los Angeles at the Leipzig Games Convention this week. To view the trailer, see below.  Developed by Rockstar San Diego, this latest instalment in the popular racing serie...

  • Yoshida: Leipzig is important

    Sony Worldwide Studios boss Shuhei Yoshida has extolled the importance of Leipzig in the videogame conference season, confirming the waning influence of E3. “It’s always important to have something exciting for each key event that we have," the boss stated. "And this Games C...

  • Leipzig: X-Blades debut trailer

    In the action-oriented X-Blades, Ayumi, a stunningly seductive yet tenacious heroine, travels the world hunting highly coveted artifacts. After finding an ancient treasure map she sets off on the most dangerous adventure she's ever faced and quickly finds herself outmanned and outgunned. Armed with ...

Leipzig Games Convention 2008 Features

  • Monthly Roundup: August 2008

    August is finally winding down after a month filled with solid releases and convention announcements. This month played host to the 20th Anniversary release of Madden football as well as the yearly release of the highly successful Tiger Woods franchise. Sony finally delivered a respectable roleplayi...