Well, there's a lot of gamer-types here in Leipzig at the moment - the Games Developers Conference is wrapping up and preparations are under way for the launch of the Games Convention, which is basically the consumer part of the show. There's a massive gaming presence in the city with banners for it everywhere on almost every street corner.
I was aimlessly wandering around the convention centre and somehow walked into the middle of the preparations and got to see a bunch of practice presentations and pretty much all the booths half complete. Amazingly no one seemed to mind that I was there, despite the fact that I was wandering around without a pass and happily taking photos - until I got to the Rockstar booth, where I was politely asked not to take any photos while they were still setting it up (it looks way cool).
I've uploaded some of the photos
that I probably shouldn't have taken just in case anyone wants to have a gander at what it is shaping up like over here so far - pretty cool. There's a lot of stuff getting shown - new and old - and I'm guessing there's going to be a lot of people here over the next few days. Stay tuned for more as the convention proper kicks off tomorrow.