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Games Convention Online 2011 taken offline

Games Convention Online, the anemic competition to the behemoth that is Gamescom, will not occur this year -- or, likely, ever again. The organizers of the Leipziger Messe said that despite support the past two years, the show was unable to find a "firm financial footing." The GCO was a reacti...

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Games Convention Online decides to go trade only

Games Convention Online in Leipzig, Germany will not be open to the public this year, as event organizers decided this week to make it a business forum. A Leipziger Messe spokesperson stated that the "number of registered public exhibitors was insufficient" to satisfy the interest of visitors "wh...

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Next 'Games Convention Online' set for July 8-11 in Leipzig

It appears that Games Convention Online has justified its existence for a second year, as the show will take place July 8-11, 2010, at the Leipziger Messe in Germany. The inaugural show last year drew in 43,000 attendees and organizers have added an extra day for more breathing room in the schedule...

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Rabbids don't go home, go to Leipzig

In their usual crazy style, the rabbids have invaded GamesCom this year with hilarious results. But, it seems they missed the memo about where this year's show is located (Cologne, duh) and instead made the trip to Leipzig. Hey, what do you expect from a species that thinks it belongs on the moon? A...

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Games Convention Online brings in 43,000 offline visitors

The revamped Leipzig games convention, now Games Convention Online, welcomed 43,000 attendees in its inaugural year. That's not a bad turnout for a show entirely devoted to online, browser and mobile games. For the sake of comparison, the attendance was still higher than this year's 41,000 at E3 '...

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Games Convention Online logs into existence today in Leipzig

The Games Convention Online kicks off today in Leipzig, a mere shell of the once mighty Leipzig Games Convention that was previously held in the location. The new show is designed for online games, featuring browser, mobile and MMO games. The event expects ... 50,000 attendees?! Wow, that's more t...

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Leipzig Games Convention dead, long live Games Convention Online

Or rather, GAMES CONVENTION ONLINE as the press release puts it. The Leipzig Games Convention, Europe's premier video games showcase, will be closing its doors in 2009 thanks to competition from Cologne's Gamescom, a new event which premieres this Summer. Gamescom boasts the full support of the indu...

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Cologne and Leipzig, don't make us turn this car around

Or, given that it's Germany we're talking about, it's the fancy bullet train we'll be turning around. Regardless, we've had it with our rowdy passengers, Cologne and Leipzig. Jostling for the title of premier European games convention in 2009, Cologne's Gamescom organizers have been quick to procl...

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Leipzig Convention without industry support, gloats Gamescom

The organizers for next year's Cologne-based Gamescom event want you to know that their show will be the 'new European games platform for the international games community." Taking place from September 9th to September 13th, 2009, Gamescom has thrown down the gauntlet and cast a demeaning glare towa...

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Auf Wiedersehen, until next year: Leipzig 2009 set for Aug. 19-23

The Leipzig Games Convention was apparently a success and is already scheduled to return next year from August 19 to 23. The "final report" by the Leipziger-Messe states that 82.1% of attendees asked for the show to stay in its current location, with more than a third of attendees traveling over 3...

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