Leipziger Messe--the company who runs the huge Leipzig Games Convention--took the show to our region once again this year for the second Games Convention Asia. Held in Singapore's Suntec Exhibition and Convention Centre, the show featured games from the likes of EA, THQ, Activision, Nintendo, and more, as well as a host of Asian game developers we rarely get to hear of in Australia. This year's show apparently attracted more than 92,000 attendees over three days. GameSpot AU was there in Singapore to cover the action--check out some of the pics below to get a feel of what it was like on the showfloor.
MMOs were--unsurprisingly--pretty popular on the showfloor at GCA 2008. Here's the stand for a yet-to-be-released MMO developed by a Chinese company.
A lonely Guitar Hero World Tour kit on the floor. As this shot was taken on the first day of the show (with the public not allowed in yet) it's sadly sitting there unused.
Even more MMOs, this time some girl-friendly ones such as Angels Online.
Attendees lining up to grab some free swag. And yes, you had to play this particular company's games before you got your goodies.
Nintendo was there through their local distributor, who was showing such brand spanking new titles as... Wii Sports?
Also on show was Guitar Hero Aerosmith.
EA had the biggest line-up of games at the show, including some of their family-friendly titles like Monopoly and Nerf.
Nintendo had one of the largest booths, and had on display both upcoming Wii and DS games.
Back at the EA booth, and sports titles were quite the drawcard.
Anticipated upcoming games such as Dead Space and Mirror's Edge were also crowd favourites.
Plenty of games were on the floor that don't get much exposure outside of Asia. Here's a case in point--a Korean FPS called Black Shot which was reminiscent of Counter-Strike.
And you think Australia is tough on games? Saints Row 2 had to be shown behind curtains at GCA 2008.
It's a games show, so of course there are going to be cosplayers of some sort. Aren't you guys a little short to be stormtroopers?
Girls in costumes blowing up inflatable panda heads using foot pumps. We don't get it either.