Europe's biggest video games fair kicks off


June 18, 2010 Updated Aug 21, 2009 at 5:13 PM EST

Europe's biggest video games fair, Gamescom, opened its doors in the western German city of Cologne on Thursday, with over 420 exhibitors from 30 countries showing off their wares.

The four-day show is expected to draw some 200,000 visitors and features the global premieres of new versions of blockbusters like "Pro Evolution Soccer (PES) 10", "Fifa 10" and "Guitar Hero 5."

The fair follows data last week showing Germany overtaking Britain as Europe's biggest gaming market after the recession sparked a 20-percent slump in sales in the British market.

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