Leipzig Games Convention 2009 cancelled
- Posted January 29th, 2009 at 10:52 EDT by Mike Harradence
- 11 Comments
As a result of on-going pressure from rival consumer event Gamescom, Leipzig Masse announced today that the 2009 Games Convention has been officially cancelled.
"In view of the new situation in terms of competition on the German trade fair market, Leipziger Messe would be dropping the GC - Games Convention from the 2009 calendar," Leipzig Messe said in a statement.
CEO Wolfgang Marzin added: "If the industry is again in search of a platform for console and PC games and hardware with the know-how of the GC - Games Convention, we will immediately be available.”
Replacing the event will be Games Convention Online, which is scheduled to run through July 31 – August 2. In addition, Gamescom will take place for August 19 – 23 in Cologne.
- 6:02am EST - January 29th, 2009
as long as these replacements are the equivalent of gc then this isnt too bad. still sad to see such a large event simply cancelled.
- 6:20am EST - January 29th, 2009
Awhhh maaaan, I was planning on going there this year...
- 9:31am EST - January 29th, 2009
Well trust me im sure this wont be the last to get cancelled but it is disapointing non the less. Gaming is in a tight squeeze latley with everything in the economey shaping the way it has but make no mistake. every thing will get back on track and Gaming will never die as long as true gamers find the way to play.
- 9:36am EST - January 29th, 2009
well hopefully it turns out for the better, and from what i've read awhile back, i beleive E3 is coming back to it's roots again.
- 9:45am EST - January 29th, 2009
no worries i mean there are just to many game shows taken place. theres still E3 this year which will go back to it 2006 roots. and there's the tokyo game show. an a few others.
- 10:13am EST - January 29th, 2009
That really sucks. It was becoming a good convention.
- 10:27am EST - January 29th, 2009
woah, this resession is starting to get on my nerves.
- 10:32am EST - January 29th, 2009
its for the better.
For E3´s sake...
- 11:12am EST - January 29th, 2009
- 12:21pm EST - January 29th, 2009
dam n it this sucks
- 12:31pm EST - January 29th, 2009
That's a shame...
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