AUSTIN, Texas, June 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 250 journalists, bloggers, industry analysts and venture capitalists went hands on with the newest video games, gaming rigs, computer consoles and entertainment software at ShowStoppers®, the only independent press event during E3, the world's premier tradeshow for the videogame and entertainment industries.
ShowStoppers @ E3 kicked off with a 30-minute press conference, produced by ShowStoppers, by WeMade Entertainment. With 200 million existing users of "the Legend of Mir 2," the Korean developer and publisher pulled back the curtain on an ambitious range of new mobile games for iOS and Android users, including "Project Dragon," designed for 5,000 concurrent players per server. "Swinging for the fences," as technologytell.com reported, with more than 100 journalists taking notes, WeMade previewed eight massively multiplayer online role-playing games (MMORPG) to be released within the next 12 months, with more coming, that integrate gaming and social networking, "so that players will never have to play alone."
The invitation-only ShowStoppers press event featured more than a dozen companies, including Aurasma, AVerMedia, Boldai, Elgato, Escort, G5, HP, Kingston, Maximum Games, Mionix, MoCA, Samsung and WeMade.
"This was an intimate, intense event," said Dave Leon, partner, ShowStoppers. "We kept the focus on a select number of companies and helped journalists to quickly discover more news to cover."
The next ShowStoppers events after E3 are:
- The Opening Night CEA LineShow Preview Event, 26 June 2012 in New York – the official press event of CE Week and the CEA LineShow. A new press event sponsored by the CEA LineShow, CEA Research Summit, Pioneer, ShowStoppers and Women in CE, hosted by the LineShow.
- ShowStoppers @ IFA, 30 Aug. 2012 in Berlin – the official press event of IFA, the global tradeshow for consumer electronics and home appliances that inspires people and moves markets.
Now in its 20th year, ShowStoppers is the global leader in producing press and business events spanning the US, Europe, Japan and India. Each event organizes product introductions, sneak previews and demonstrations for selected journalists, bloggers, industry and financial analysts, venture capitalists and business executives. Industry leaders, innovators and startups exhibit to help generate news coverage and product reviews, make new connections, promote brand, and open new markets. ShowStoppers produces events at CES, CTIA and Mobile World Congress, among others, and the official press events at IFA, NAB, Sandbox Summit and the CEA LineShow. ShowStoppers partners with CEATEC JAPAN, the annual technology tradefair that takes place in Tokyo.
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