I don’t remember discussing this with the world yet, but there’s a lot of hype going around what could probably be one of the most GENUINE and LARGEST game conventions that the Middle East has ever seen. GAMES ALLIANCE MIDDLE EAST SHOW 2008 or GAMES08 for short is being totted as a one of a kind event where, likewise the name, all the major distribution houses and first party companies are coming together to create a platform for a convention.
We at de-culture would obviously be there to cover the event, play some exclusive games, listen to some keynotes, hog A LOT of free food and probably just laze around; oh yeah and post some news once we get our lazy asses to it. Press Release about the event after the JUMP … HAAALAAA!!!
Major Players Host GAMES 2008
Computer and Video Game Industry Leaders Microsoft, Pluto Games, Red Entertainment Distribution, and PlayStation Division Sony Gulf to Establish Dedicated Electronic Exposition for Region’s Trade and Gaming Communities
Dubai, UAE – 14 August 2008 – In a move that is being hailed by the region’s gamers and technology industry, a number of the biggest players on the global and Middle East stage have come together to found GAMES (Games Alliance Middle East Show).
Dedicated to providing both a platform to discuss global developments as well as the must attend event for gaming fans in the Middle East, GAMES will showcase all the latest and greatest that the video game industry has to offer.
The Middle East population tops 200 million, and with half of that population young and gaming crazy, this gaming-only event, will let people who share a passion for gaming try out all the upcoming titles, as well as meeting the people who created them.
Supported by publishers such as Electronic Arts, Activision, Ubisoft, Take Two, Midway, SEGA, Vivendi Games and THQ, the event will host guest speakers as well as provide the public with sneak peaks and full demos on the latest titles before their release in the region.
To be held on the 17th and the 18th of September 2008, at the Grand Hyatt Dubai, the first day will be reserved for trade only, and will include presentations, discussions, an award show and gala dinner. The morning of the 18th is also reserved for the gaming industry when PlayStation Division, Sony Gulf and Microsoft’s Xbox 360 will each hold a trade presentation.
GAMES will open to the public on the evening of the 18th, from 6pm until late, and gamers will have the chance to try out never-before seen titles from the leading publishers in the industry.
To get your invitation to GAMES, consumers will need to pre-register on the ME Gamers website, www.megamers.com. Invites will be emailed to attendees who will then need to bring them along to the show for entry.
Unlike other industry events, GAMES will be free for the public to attend, however places are limited so register your attendance today!
Well you could try your luck to register now. We know we’ve got our passes. If you’re not as lucky as we are, then hold on to this page for the whole shebang!