Video game conferences are awesome, right? You get to travel the country (maybe the world), witness new games in action, and hear from the people who make them. Anyone will know there’s more involved than just turning up, of course. Use these apps to help plan your trip.
The video games conference schedule is vast these days, with hundreds of events stretching across the year. Thousands of people across the globe make a hobby out of attending them. While Gamescom and E3 are the big names on every fan’s list, there are plenty of similar or smaller events going on all the time. So, how do you obtain tickets? Well, depending on the size of the event, popularity and demand will play a role. The more popular events will also have higher ticket prices, so that’s also something to bear in mind. Try an app like Eventbrite as your first port of call. Many events will publish their tickets here at various points throughout the year, so keep checking back. You may also find resale tickets from time to time, especially for the very biggest of conferences.
While going to these conferences will provide you with unique and exclusive information about upcoming games, you’ll also want to be as up-to-date as possible on the video game industry itself. There are more video game releases throughout the year than Hollywood movies, so even diehard fans will have their work cut out, keeping in the loop with all the dates and titles. IGN is probably the authority in this space, providing all the news and info on upcoming and current games so you won’t be left behind. Game trailers are also a huge thing these days, providing a teaser of the content before it releases.
Of course, gaming is not only a huge business. It’s also a global network of players sharing their love of content. Engaging with this network is not only an opportunity to meet new people. It’s also a way of discovering more about the gaming industry. The most accessible avenue here is reviews on product websites selling the games. It’ll give you a good idea of the sort of games you might be interested in. Going a little deeper, you may also want to check out particular gaming forums, such as WeGamers, where like-minded individuals share opinions on all aspects of the industry. It’s another way of becoming more invested in video games before attending the conferences themselves.
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