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    Gamescom 2009

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    Gamescom 2009 was a video game convention that took place in Cologne, Germany from August 19 - August 23, 2009.

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    Previously Europe's biggest gaming trade show was Gamescon in Leipzeg, Germany but in 2009 Gamescon became focused solely on MMO's and mobile games while Gamescom (with an M) became the general games show.
    2009 was the first year of Gamescom and it attracted 245,000 visitors (228,000 consumers and 17,000 trade visitors) and a total of 458 exhibiting companies. That makes GC the largest games fair in the world by number of attendees. Unlike other gaming conventions like E3, Gamescom is open to the public as well as media.



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    Here's a list of video game publishers that will be attending Gamescom 2009:

    Gamescom Awards

    Best of Show

    Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty

    Best Console Game

    Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

    Best Mobile (Handheld) Game

    Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks 

    Best Online Game


    Best PC Game

    Modern Warfare 2

    Best Family Game

    Mario & Sonic at the Winter Olympics

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