The annual Gamescom trade fair is the largest of its kind featuring interactive games and entertainment. In 2012 the event showcased 600 exhibitors and was attended by 275,000 people. The products showcased emanate from more than 80 different countries. The 2013 Gamescom fair will be held from August 21 -25 with the first day being open only to media organisations and trade visitors.
When you're a gamer it's hard to know what to buy next - with an overwhelming range of new games, peripheral devices and other gadgets to choose from, it usually comes down to what you can afford. But thankfully, Christmas is a time of giving and if you've played your cards right, there might be a package with your name on it under the tree in December. But what do you tell your well-meaning, but game-illiterate relatives when they ask what you'd like in your Christmas stocking?
Since its release in 1997 Grand Theft Auto (GTA), with its focus centred on the ruthless characters who can murder and joyride without consequences, has become one of the most popular game franchises on the market. This really is the game hedonistic abandon; a game where few rules exist, despite constant police presence. Even dying isn't as final as nature intended - players always return for another bloody and brutal war against society. These factors show clearly why Grand Theft Auto played with fascinated horror by young people everywhere.
Lovers of football on the XBOX360 or the PS3 will generally have their feet in one of two camps. There will be those who love the attention to detail that the FIFA series delivers. However, fans of a more free-flowing game will usually prefer Konami's Pro Evolution Soccer. Deciding which game is the best is a difficult proposition as both games have obvious flaws and benefits. The easiest way to approach the question is by dividing their various attributes into 'playability' and detail.
There are a lot of people around who still remember the heady days of the 1970s when computer gaming consisted of blocky monochrome graphics and a series of annoying bleeps. In their day, these games were at the very cutting edge of technology, but nowadays a gaming system needs to deliver much more of an experience to the gamer in order to satisfy his needs in a surround sound, high definition world.
The amount of cash you are willing to disburse usually comes to the forefront when wanting to buy a printer. Moreover, it can turn out be a daunting task in selecting a printer if sufficient research is not done in relation to your most pressing requirements. Whether for personal use or business, you must consider factors like printer type and size, short and long term costs together with product consumables and service availability. Once you can bypass the initial confusion and articulate your needs in terms of functionality and price, you will certainly feel confident in selecting the printer you really desire