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Published on August 20th, 2012 | by cinderboy


Gamescom 2012 – A look at the “secretive” Business area

In most game conventions, such as ChinaJoy, G*Star and Gamescom, there is bound to be a “Business area” which is out of bounds to the public. This is a place where secret talks are held, games are being announced in secret, partnerships are discussed and so on. And the smell of food and buffet can always be smelled from the bigger one… I have never been to this area until the recent Gamescom 2012, and man this place is intimidating.

Almost all the business booths are wall-ed up, meaning nothing can be seen from the outside, even if you have a Trade pass. Apparently, you will need to book an appointment as well with the companies. There are also many companies which do not have a public booth, but came to Gamescom specially to set up in the Business area for trade talks. Heck, even ESTsoft was there hiding with a small Cabal II booth. I spoke to a couple of staff from different companies, but I guess I shouldn’t post any info which is under NDA XD


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Your average online gamer who is bilingual in Chinese and English, although he does try to play Japanese and Korean games sometimes. Might have a short fuse, but like every gamer, he is just human and is soft on the inside. Online gaming since 1999.

6 Responses to Gamescom 2012 – A look at the “secretive” Business area

  1. SolBalmung says:

    Now I’m really curious, especially about Cabal2 8(

    • cinderboy says:

      They didn’t even have a screen showing off a trailer, just really a small booth with the game poster and a couple of staff :(

  2. Kwasimoto says:

    Total Recall Online? Why would they do such a thing?

  3. Yeshsah says:

    GW2 the only worthy booth out the whole smuckup.

    Bethsada too.Heck I guess even Nexon. Everything else can go fart itself.

  4. Elmarcyboy says:

    Cabal 2 didn’t even show some gameplay? But the game is in CB or even OB already o.O That’s weird.

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