Over 300 companies up for GamesCom

Games! Modding! M0t0rb1k3s! Armbands.

The organisers of the GamesCom trade fair are already claiming the event is going to be massive, with more than 300 exhibitors from 25 countries signed up.

They'll occupy 120,000 square metres of space at the event, which is being held in Cologne from 19th to 23rd August. Attendees will include the big three along with EA, Activision, Ubisoft, Square Enix and the other usual suspects.

Highlights will include the German Case Modding Championship, a cosplay world record attempt and some exciting happenings at the Job & Career Centre: "Here companies will present themselves and interact with potential applicants. In the meantime, daring motorcyclists will be chasing each other around on their bullets on a freestyle course."

The organisers are listing "youth protection" as a top priority at GamesCom, and there are plans to educate parents about games and host political debates. All attendees will be given coloured armbands to ensure they are only allowed access to age-appropriate games.

We're all going on a summer holiday, pardon, we'll all be working day and night at GamesCom to bring you all the news as it happens, or at least with only a slight delay.

Yes, it is a slow news day.

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