Gamescom 2021 (Digital only)


TeDaDeS

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This week Gamescom 2021 will start again, due to Covid-19 the event is still digital only. This year they discussed having a hybrid event but the physical part was cancelled eventually.

That means everyone can join digitally again, as it's the only way to visit.
Registration is free of charge and I think it's even optional.

The event will start on Wednesday 25th August 10:30AM (PST) / 7:30PM (CEST) and will last till Friday 27th of August. There is a Devcom starting from Monday 23rd, for developers, but this section is not available for regular visitors I would assume.
I think there will also be events happening on other platforms like: Youtube, Twitch and Steam.
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I assume ED will again host a session in the retro section: https://www.gamescom.global/for-visitors/areas/retro-area/

Snapshot from 2020 Dragonbox shop stream with @Askarus and @EvilDragon:
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Link to the shop: https://www.dragonbox.de/


You can read previous post of past events here:
2020: https://pyra-handheld.com/boards/threads/gamescom-2020-digital-only.99170/
First pre-Gamescom reveal by Askarus: https://pyra-handheld.com/boards/threads/pre-gamescom-reveal-a-vision-became-reality.99165/
2019: https://pyra-handheld.com/boards/threads/gamescom-2019.83759/
2018: https://pyra-handheld.com/boards/threads/gamescom-2018.83322/
2017: https://pyra-handheld.com/boards/threads/gamescom-2017.81255/
 

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I miss the physical Gamescom.
There is a huge gap between seeing a trailer or someone showing a demo compared to playing it yourself while talking to a developer.
It's also difficult to give the same experience of handling new hardware, trying it out yourself is nicer.
And visiting the DragonBox section with forum members and Pyra's is always a highlight.
 

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We're live on the retro stream today (2021-08-26) at 6pm CET.
We'll talk about new games and hardware for classic consoles and some shop news in general. The talk will be in german. no Pyra stuff though.
There is a lot of other interesting content (some in English as well) during the next two days, so be sure to check it out.

You can find the stream as well as a schedule here: https://now.gamescom.de/community/retro

Additionally, there's a virtual area of the retro hall where you can visit various booths and learn about cool retro sites and projects.
You can also meet and chat with other visitors there - either using a text chat or with a microphone and webcam.
I'll also try to be there as often as possible at our virtual booth (to the right from where you start), so if you have any questions or simply want to chat with me, you can do so.
I'll mostly be online from 3pm till 10pm.

The virtual retro hall can be visited here: https://bit.ly/gatherarea
 

Git1

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Unfortunately I don't speak Deutsch, otherwise I would :) . Am gunna re-zap into the virtual world for another look now though :)
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Just gotta work out how to type a sentence :)
 
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