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December 2022 Game Industry Events Calendar

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To give you the power to easily discover upcoming game industry events calendar that includes conferences, conventions, festivals and many other types of events, we post a consolidated list here on Events for Gamers each month.

December is where the year wraps up and few events are on the table, but those that do show up are still great ones to attend!

View this month’s event list below. You can also click here for the main calendar view that includes events into 2023 and beyond. We’re excited to enter a new year with new events!

December 1-2: Guerrilla Game Festival
1-3: Africa Games Week (Hybrid)
1-3: Midwest GameFest
2: Games Industry Gathering Holiday Party
2-4: PAX Unplugged
3-4: INDIE Live Expo Winter (Online)
5-7: Immerse Global Summit
6: WN Dev Day Canada (Online)
6-9: SIGGRAPH Asia
8: The Game Awards (Online)
8-9: GDC Masterclass December (Online)
12-14: Reboot Develop Red
16-18: GoGames360
17-18: Sac Gamers Expo
17-18: Chainsaw Film and Game Festival (Online)

Which events are you attending this month? Let us know by commenting on this article here or on Twitter and Facebook!

Game Wave Festival invites everyone to watch the live broadcast of the Nordic Game Discovery Contest Grand Finals!

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Three days left to the Game Wave Festival – Last chance to join on-site or online!

Tallinn, Estonia, 25.11.2022 – Game Wave Festival announces that it will broadcast Nordic Game Discovery Contest (NGDC) Grand Finals on November 28 at 19:00 – EET. Everyone can join for free on the NGDC website at discovery-contest.nordicgame.com and Game Wave Festival YouTube channel.

Three days left to the Game Wave Festival and those who are not in the travel mood, can join online sessions as well as have the opportunity for one-on-one meetings. Register with the Black Friday 30% off promo code (WHITEFRIDAY) at https://www.gamewave.eu/ and meet 35+ speakers who will share their knowledge on various gaming industry-relevant topics. 

In addition to that, on-site and online participants will be able to join Panel Discussions, Workshops and Nordic Game Discovery Contest Grand Finals. Right after NGDC Grand Finals kicks off the Game Night – Open Microphone event. Everyone will have a chance to go in front and present a game, service or talk about actual topics! See the full agenda here: https://www.gamewave.eu/agenda

About Game Wave Festival

The Game Wave Festival is an international hybrid games industry business event package that balances education, business and fun in equal measure, with most features planned on-site in Tallinn, Estonia. GWF is initiated and organized mainly by the Latvian Technological center. Additional information and registration are available at: www.gamewave.eu

Follow the Game Wave Festival social media and be the first to know more: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube.

About Nordic Game Discovery Contest

In 2016, building on fourteen years of organizing successful games industry activities, including the annual Nordic Game conference and exhibition, regional funding programs, overseas networking events and other developer support initiatives, Nordic Game introduced the Nordic Game Discovery Contest (NGDC) – an exciting series of events where selected game projects are showcased live in pitch competitions at partner events across Europe and around the globe.

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Win Tickets to Midwest GameFest 2022!

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For over a decade now, Events for Gamers has shared news about events, attended events and written about them — and now we’re offering readers a chance to attend some of these amazing events!

In partnership with Midwest GameFest, Events for Gamers has two tickets to Midwest GameFest 2022 to give away. Simply complete as many options in the following entry form to raise your chance at winning free access to the event!

Win Tickets to Midwest GameFest 2022!

This sweepstakes runs from now until end of November 27, 2022. Winners will be randomly selected and contacted on November 28, 2022 with a special code you can use to redeem on the Midwest Gamefest website. Be sure to redeem your code before the event begins!

Disclaimer: You are entitled to one (1) free four-day pass to Midwest GameFest! Use this code to redeem your pass when adding the badge to your cart. Badges/tickets are ONLY for access to the show and do not cover transportation, hotel stay, or any other fees or amenities whatsoever. Expires: Sunday, December 4th 2022 at 7:00pm

When is the event? Visit Events for Gamers’ Midwest GameFest 2022 calendar entry!

About Midwest GameFest

Midwest GameFest Kansas City is an annual four-day tabletop hobby game convention held each Fall in the Kansas City area. It is the companion convention to our online-only event, Midwest GameFest Online, held each Spring online. Midwest GameFest brings a number of long-standing midwestern game organizations under one roof. The Role-Players Guild of Kansas City (Shauncon), Heart of America Historical Miniatures Gaming Society (Borderwars), and Recruits (A Historical, Fantasy, and Sci-Fi Wargaming Convention) have banded together to bring you in-person role-playing games, historical miniatures, board games, card games, organized play, cosplay, artwork, workshops, game designers, exhibitors, benefit events, a used game sale and more! Midwest GameFest is organized and funded by The Role-Players Guild of Kansas City, LTD.

November 2022 Game Industry Events Calendar

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To give you the power to easily discover upcoming game industry events calendar that includes conferences, conventions, festivals and many other types of events, we post a consolidated list here on Events for Gamers each month.

November quite a strong month still but it is the last of the year in terms of active events. December will have several still but with the holidays this is the month to ‘event hop’ if that’s your thing.

We’re still seeing a mix of Onsite vs Online vs Hybrid events, however, it’s becoming clear that Online events are not as popular 2H of this year as they were the past couple of years. Does this mean they will disappear in 2024+? Certainly not, as there are many benefits to online events such as the ability to gather more folks together in a virtual space.

View this month’s event list below. You can also click here for the main calendar view that includes events into 2023 and beyond.

November 1-2: Unite (Online)
1-2: IVIPRO Days
2-6: Paris Games Week
2: THIS Conference
2-3: Global Games Pitch (Online)
3-4: Game Connection Europe
3-4: GDC MasterClass November (Online)
3-5: India Game Developer Conference (IGDC)
3-5: Game Days
4-13: Gamesweek Zurich
7-13: WePlay Expo
9-10: GTR Conference
10-11: Hyper Games Conference LIVE (Hybrid)
12-13: Pocket Gamer Connects Jordan
13-17: VRDays Europe (Hybrid)
14-15: Hyper Games Summit
15: Esports Revolution Conference
15-16: Nordic Game Helsinki
17: New York Game Awards
17-20: G-Star
18-19: Bilbao International Games Conference (BIG)
19: Technically Games (Online)
21-23: Hero Games Brasil
22-23: Konsoll
22-23: DevGAMM Game Fest (Online)
23-24: WN Conference Tel Aviv
25-27: Next Level Festival for Games
28-29: Game Wave Festival
30-Dec 1: Pocket Gamer Connects Leaders Summit

Which events are you attending this month? Let us know by commenting on this article here or on Twitter and Facebook!

GDC 2023 Registration is Now Open!

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The Game Developers Conference will once again be live in San Francisco at Moscone Center March 20-24, 2023. Get your pass today for the best rate with NEW Advanced pricing available until November 17!
Attend five days of sessions led by game dev experts, meet hundreds of industry-leading companies, and attend special events throughout the week. Choose an All Access pass to attend your choice of programs, including access to view thousands of session videos online throughout the year on GDC Vault.
GDC Vault Digital Pass is available for those who wish to enjoy the show from home. This is a 1-year subscription to GDC Vault which will include access to select GDC23 session recordings (available by mid-April), as well as in-app access to the live streamed Main Stage and Awards shows. Within the app you’ll be able to view exhibitor profiles and setup virtual meetings with other attendees and exhibitors.

GDC also offers specialty passes such as the Independent Games Summit Pass, an Audio Pass that includes specific Core Concepts & Summits sessions, and a Friday Only Expo Pass (previously known as the Career Development Pass).
REGISTER TODAY

CES 2023–In Person–On Track to Exceed 2022 Largest post-pandemic tech event to date kicks off January 5, 2023

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CES (Image: Consumer Technology Association)

ARLINGTON, Va., Oct. 6, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The Consumer Technology Association (CTA)® today announced that CES® 2023 will likely be the largest in-person, audited business event to take place in the U.S. since early 2020. The show footprint is on track to grow more than 40% larger than CES 2022. 

“People are excited to head back to Las Vegas for CES 2023, and it will rock,” said Gary Shapiro, President and CEO, CTA. “We are optimistic we can hit our attendance goal of 100,000, which would make it the largest independently-audited post-pandemic tech event. This year’s show will feature keynotes from tech visionaries and the opportunity to see and touch the tech that’s shaking up industries and changing our lives for the better.”

“Global brands including Abbott, Amazon, AMD, Google, John Deere, LG, Qualcomm, Roku, Samsung, Sony, Stellantis, Verizon. They and many others are committed to CES to launch new products and display cutting-edge technologies,” said Kinsey Fabrizio, CTA Senior Vice President Membership and CES Sales.

“The robust conference program shows momentum beyond the show floor at CES,” said John T. Kelley, Vice President and Acting Show Director for CES. “Hundreds of sessions with industry leaders will highlight advancements in transportation and mobility, digital health, metaverse and sustainability. And new at this year’s show: sessions focused on the creator economy, including NFTs, and Web3.”

The CES 2023 digital experience will offer access to more than 75 conference sessions and keynotes, digital activations, and a network of CES exhibitors, media and attendees. Digital registration opens later this year.

Key show themes include:

Transportation and Mobility

The automotive sector will be bigger than ever at CES 2023, with nearly 300 exhibitors in a sold-out West Hall. The exhibits in West Hall will cover almost 25% more floor space than 2022, featuring the latest in self-driving tech, electric vehicles and personal mobility devices.

Digital Health

Companies including Abbott, LOTTE Healthcare, MedWand Solutions and Omron Healthcare contribute to a larger and more diverse digital health category. Attendees will discover the tools and technologies lowering costs, improving health equity and saving lives as patients seek ways to empower themselves and take control of their care and wellbeing.

Web3/Metaverse

Our new Web3 category will feature activations from Meta, SK and many others, with a focus on how associated technologies – including those for metaverse and cryptocurrency—can revolutionize how we live, work and play in an immersive, inclusive and distributed virtual universe.

Sustainability

Sustainability will be front and center for hundreds of exhibitors at CES. Global brands like John Deere and startups will demonstrate how tech innovation can conserve energy and increase power generation, address food shortages and create more sustainable agricultural systems, improve resilience and recovery from natural disasters, power smart cities, support access to clean water and more.

Human Security for All

Partnering with the World Academy of Art and Science, CES will shine a spotlight on how technology helps people tackle the world’s most pressing problems. Support of United Nations efforts to advance Human Security for All will be a theme throughout the show, from conference programming to keynotes highlighting innovation and products improving the lives of people around the world.

CES 2023 By the Numbers

  • 1300+ exhibitors confirmed
  • 100,000 attendee goal, with 1/3 travelling internationally to attend
  • 29: average number of meetings an executive holds at CES
  • Two announced keynotes: John Deere and AMD, with a third keynote announcement set for October 13 at Unveiled Amsterdam
  • Four curated floor tours include Automotive, Startup, Healthcare and (new for 2023) the Metaverse Combo Tour
  • 40% footprint growth indoors and out in Las Vegas compared to CES 2022
  • 200+ conference sessions featuring more than 750 speakers

Owned and produced by CTA, CES 2023 will take place in Las Vegas on January 5-8, 2023 with Media Days taking place January 3-4, 2023. Attendees will experience new technologies from global brands, hear about the future of technology from thought leaders and collaborate face-to-face with other attendees. The show will highlight how innovations in sustainability, transportation and mobility, digital health, the metaverse and more are addressing the world’s greatest challenges. Audiences will hear from industry experts during live keynotes, including leaders from John Deere and AMD. Visit CES.tech for all CES 2023 updates, registration details, and the media page for all press resources.

Win Tickets to WasabiCon 2022!

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WINNERS ANNNOUNCED: Congrats to Daniel M. and Olliver M. for each winning a ticket! We have reached out via your Gleam.IO provided e-mail address to confirm your tickets.

Thanks everyone for participating in this latest giveaway. We will have more in the future for other events soon!

For over a decade now, Events for Gamers has shared news about events, attended events and written about them — and now we’re offering readers a chance to attend some of these amazing events!

In partnership with WasabiCon, Events for Gamers has two tickets to WasabiCon 2022 to give away. Simply complete as many options in the following entry form to raise your chance at winning free access to the event!

Win Tickets to WasabiCon 2022!

This sweepstakes runs from October 3-7, 2022. Winners will be randomly selected and contacted on October 7, 2022 with a special code you can use to redeem on the WasabiCon website. Be sure to redeem your code by October 8, 2022!

Disclaimer: Badges/tickets are ONLY for access to the show and do not cover transportation, hotel stay, or any other fees or amenities whatsoever.

When is the event? Visit Events for Gamers’ WasabiCon 2022 calendar entry!

About WasabiCon

WasabiCon is Northeast Florida’s largest pop culture event for fans of cosplay, anime, gaming and everything “geek.” The two-day convention features celebrity guests, local artists, exhibitors, gaming, panels, contests and much more. Daytime programming and events are designed to be all-ages, with content presented for older attendees scheduled in the evening.

October 2022 Game Industry Events Calendar

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To give you the power to easily discover upcoming game industry events calendar that includes conferences, conventions, festivals and many other types of events, we post a consolidated list here on Events for Gamers each month.

October is the final strong month of the year for events before the holidays begin to slow things down. We’re still seeing a strong mix of Onsite vs Online vs Hybrid events. This won’t change until 2023 as we begin to see a strong pickup in Hybrid events, as well as the continued return of Onsite events. This month also matches the same number of events as in September, a strong showing!

View this month’s event list below. You can also click here for the main calendar view that includes events into 2022 and beyond.

OCTOBER 1-2: Zurich Pop Con & Game Show
1-2: Pittsburgh Gaming Expo
1-9: Melbourne International Games Week (Hybrid)
3-5: Games Connect Asia Pacific (GCAP)
3-10: Steam Next Fest October (Online)
5-6: The International Games Summit on Mental Health Awareness (TIGS) (Online)
5-6: Horizons(s)
5-7: LEVEL UP KL (Hybrid)
6: Dutch Game Day
6-9: Game Industry Conference (GIC)
7-9: TwitchCon San Diego
7-9: PAX AUS
7-9: GXL COLOSSAL
11: Meta Connect (Online)
11-14: TING III (Hybrid)
13-15: CEEGS
15: #a11yTO Gaming
15-16: WasabiCon
17: Unreal Fest
18-21: Games Gathering Bratislava
19-22: MEGAMIGS
20-23: GamesCom Asia
21-22: Effing-Con
22-23: IndieDevDay (Hybrid)
22-23: Game Access Connect
23-29: Overcome Film Festival (Online)
24-25: Dev Play (Hybrid)
24-25: GAconf Redmond (Hybrid)
26: Gamesforum Seattle
26-27: Arm DevSummit
26-28: Games Job Fair Autumn
28-30: Polaris Convention
29-30: IndieDevDay
31-NOV 6: Play 22 Creative Gaming Festival (Hybrid)

Which events are you attending this month? Let us know by commenting on this article here or on Twitter and Facebook!

Game Wave Festival changes the dates to host the Nordic Game Discovery Contest Grand Finals

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Tallinn, Estonia, 20.09.2022 – The Game Wave Festival (GWF) announced new dates for the event. It will be happening November 28-29 in Tallinn, Estonia at Tallink Spa & Conference Hotel. In addition to new dates, Game Wave Festival is proud to host Nordic Game Discovery Contest Baltic Semi-finals leading up to NGDC Grand Finals.

“We have changed the dates for the conference because we got a unique opportunity to host NGDC Season VI: Special Qualifier and the NGDC Grand Finals for the first time in the Baltic region” — says Ints Viksna, Chairman of the Board at Latvian Technological center.

The Game Wave Festival is a business, education and entertainment event for the gaming industry professionals. It first took place with great success in September 2021 in Jūrmala, Latvia, and was attended by more than 270 participants from 25 countries. 

The festival is mainly B2B, however, it is designed to avoid the “stiffness” these types of events sometimes have by capturing the fun and relaxed ambiance. GWF is large enough to get an overview of the main tendencies in the Nordic and Baltic region, and small enough to make friends with all participants – The friendships you will make in GWF, will follow you all your life. 

Join The Game Wave Festival to experience the following:

  • Plenty of useful workshops, game company, art, technology & education expo, pitching opportunities and business meetings.
  • The conference and interactive events are divided in 5 tracks: General, Art (visual, audial, haptics), Unreal Engine and XR.
  • B2Match online matchmaking platform for booking meetings will be available for all participants during the conference days 28- 29 of November plus one day after the conference online.
  • Early stage mentor pitch for anyone not ready for any other pitches, but still willing to train, test their prototype and get feedback. Jammers are welcome.
  • Nordic Game Discovery Contest Baltic semi-finals where developers from Finland, Sweden, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania can showcase their game to publishers and industry experts and compete for the place in the Nordic Game Discovery Contest Grand Finals.
  • The Business Party (27.11.2022) will be available for organizers, speakers, partners and business ticket holders only. 
  • The Afterparty (29.11.2022) will be available for almost everyone (except for student ticket holders). It will feature Marioke, a feast table and a quieter area for business conversations.

AMD’s Dr. Lisa Su to Keynote Live at CES 2023

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CES (Image: Consumer Technology Association)

Arlington, VA — Sep 19, 2022 The Consumer Technology Association (CTA)® today announced Dr. Lisa Su, AMD Chair and CEO, will deliver an in-person keynote address at CES 2023, the world’s most influential technology event. Dr. Su will share AMD’s vision—a perennial highlight of the CES season—on how high-performance and adaptive computing transforms lives by addressing the world’s toughest problems.

“Over the last few years computing has become an essential and pervasive part of our daily lives, helping each of us adapt how we work and learn remotely, while keeping us connected and entertained,” said Dr. Su. “I am excited for the opportunity to deliver a keynote at CES 2023 to highlight the next generation of high-performance and adaptive computing innovations, and products that will push the boundaries on what is possible and play an important role helping solve our most important challenges.”

From driving greater efficiency and sustainability in the cloud to powering exascale supercomputing, today’s AMD is woven into our lives. The company’s innovations in areas including high-performance computing, AI and gaming will be showcased at CES 2023. More than 1300 confirmed exhibitors underscore how technology is a catalyst for change.

“AMD shows how creative innovation pushes the envelope of tech for good,” said Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, CTA. “Dr. Su’s power is bringing people together, and I can’t wait to see what advances they’ll share at the show.”

An engineer who inspires people from all backgrounds to pursue careers in STEM, Dr. Su has played a major role advancing high-performance computing and the semiconductor industry for more than three decades. Her keynote will be delivered live and in person from Las Vegas on Wednesday, January 4, 2023, at 6:30 p.m. in the Venetian’s Palazzo Ballroom.

Dr. Su joins John Deere Chairman and CEO John May as a CES keynote speaker. The keynote schedule will be updated as speakers are announced.

Owned and produced by CTA, CES 2023 will take place in Las Vegas on January 5-8, 2023, with Media Days taking place January 3-4, 2023. Attendees will experience new technologies from global brands, hear about the future of technology from thought leaders and collaborate face-to-face with other attendees. The show will highlight how innovations in sustainability, transportation and mobility, digital health, the metaverse and more are addressing the world’s greatest challenges. Audiences will hear from industry experts during live keynotes, including leaders from John Deere and AMD. Visit CES.tech for all CES 2023 updates, registration details and the media page for all press resources.

Steam Deck Tokyo Game Show Lineup

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Over 20 Titles To Be Showcased On World’s Most Powerful Gaming Handheld

September 12, 2022 – Valve and Komodo, the licensed provider of Steam Deck in Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong, and Taiwan, are heading to Tokyo Game Show 2022 (TGS) where they’re hosting a massive booth showcasing Steam Deck, featuring over 20 gaming titles for showgoers to try.

Komodo was recently revealed as the official distributor of Valve’s Steam Deck in these regions, and is currently accepting reservations for the powerful handheld device, which is targeted to start shipping later this year.

Located on the north side of Hall 5, the large booth will be an ideal place to get some hands-on experience and discover how light and comfortable it is to play on Steam Deck. Those who try Steam Deck at the booth will receive limited edition Steam Deck swag, including a TGS-only Steam Deck book, items featuring Steam Pal – the official Steam Deck mascot – and more. 

Thousands of games are already playable on Steam Deck, and the following titles will be available to play at TGS: 

  1. ACE COMBATT 7: SKIES UNKNOWN
  2. Aperture Desk Job
  3. Apex LegendsT
  4. Core Keeper
  5. Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair
  6. DEATH STRANDING DIRECTOR’S CUT
  7. Devil May Cry 5
  8. ELDEN RING
  9. FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE INTERGRADE
  10. Hades
  11. Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Mega Mix+
  12. LegoŽ Star WarsT: The Skywalker Saga
  13. Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered
  14. MELTY BLOOD: TYPE LUMINA
  15. No Man’s Sky
  16. Persona 4 Golden
  17. PowerWash Simulator
  18. SCARLET NEXUS
  19. Sonic Origins
  20. Stardew Valley
  21. Stray
  22. Tales of Arise
  23. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge
  24. Yakuza: Like a Dragon

In addition to games, the booth will also feature livestreams with guests from game content makers and popular YouTubers; highlight new titles coming soon to the platform; and give attendees a chance to win a Steam Deck.

Steam Deck is a powerful handheld gaming PC that runs thousands of games already known and loved by gamers worldwide, including many AAA franchises popular around the world.  It has been designed for ease of use, ergonomics, and comfort, and is customizable to fit each gamer’s play style. Customers can reserve a Steam Deck immediately.

Steam Deck is set to ship in Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong, and Taiwan later this year, with starting prices (shipping and tax included) of:

  • 59,800 JPY in Japan
  • 13,380 TWD in Taiwan
  • 3,288 HKD in Hong Kong
  • 589,000 KRW in South Korea

To reserve a Steam Deck for delivery in these regions, please visit https://steamdeck.komodo.jp/

Taipei Game Show 2023 Returns to Physical Events

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Registration Is Open for Exhibitors and the Indie Game Award

As the pandemic in Taiwan eases, the Taipei Game Show announces its grand return to full-scale physical events starting in February 2023. According to the organizer, the Asia Pacific Game Summit (APGS) will feature domestic and foreign lecturers, and the physical part of B2B Zone will also be back in play. The B2C Zone for players will remain its previous hybrid form. In addition to the show scheduled to take place at Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center Hall 1, there will be special online programs to engage gamers all over the world. Taipei Game Show 2023 is now open for exhibitor registration. Stay tuned to the official website for more information.

According to a report issued by Video Game Insights, starting in 2021, independent games have been dominating the new game scene on STEAM. 98% of the new games launched are independent games, and the trend remains consistent this year, signifying the forceful surge of independent games. Taipei Game Show has been dedicated to helping independent game developers reach gamers. The B2B Zone, Indie House, and the Indie Game Award 2023 are also now open for registration. Winning teams of game developers will not only be entitled to the glory but also get a chance to promote their works globally using official publicity resources.

Taipei Game Show 2023
DateB2C ZONE  Feb. 2nd to Feb. 5th, 2023
B2B ZONE  Feb. 2nd to Feb. 3rd, 2023
Asia Pacific Game Summit Feb. 2nd to Feb. 3rd, 2023
Special AreaIndie HouseBoard Game Wonderland
VenueTaipei Nangang Exhibition Center Hall 1
Official SiteB2C ZONE: https://tgs.tca.org.tw/index_2c_e.phpB2B ZONE: https://tgs.tca.org.tw/index_2b_e.php
Facebook Fan Pagehttps://www.facebook.com/taipeigameshowglobal
Twitterhttps://twitter.com/taipeigameshow

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