What Happens in Vegas (CES) is getting more gaming intensive

by: Ben Berry -
CES is now just over a month away. The rooms are booked (free of course, courtesy of the fine folks at The Mirage and New York, New York), and the airline tickets are paid for. Now, we're getting word of all of the gaming vendors who are officially part of the show, and it's a pretty good list. Microsoft, Nintendo, and Sony lead a gaggle of the biggest names in console and PC gaming as anchors for the CES Gaming Showcase. Along with the big names, newcomers like LevelUp and others will bring some fresh faces and fresh ideas. 
2011 CES GAMING SHOWCASE FEATURES LATEST IN GAMING TECHNOLOGIES

Nintendo Returns to CES; Other Gaming Exhibitors Include AMD, HP, Intel, Lenovo, LevelUp, Logitech, Microsoft, Nokia, Sony and More

Arlington, Va., November 22, 2010 – The 2011 International CES®, the world’s largest consumer technology tradeshow, will feature the hottest innovations in gaming hardware and software. More than 35 exhibitors will display the latest gaming technology advancements in the 2011 CES Gaming Showcase. The International CES will return to Las Vegas from January 6-9, 2011.

Exhibitors will present their products across 9,800 square feet within the Gaming Showcase. Located in the North Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center, the Gaming Showcase will feature advancements in online gaming and gaming-related product debuts in both hardware and software – from online PC and HD gaming, plasma HDTV to surround sound and power conditioning hardware. Nintendo returns as an exhibitor to CES for the first time in 16 years.

"With the gaming market expected to generate $20.3 million in 2010, the International CES is the must-stop hub for innovative gaming products, and will allow CES attendees to experience the future of gaming from an amazing range of innovative companies," said Karen Chupka, senior vice president, events and conferences, CEA. "The Gaming Showcase at CES will feature the hottest gaming trends for the coming year."

Major gaming exhibitors include: AMD, HP, Intel, Lenovo, LevelUp, Logitech, Microsoft, Nintendo, Nokia, Sony and more. Publishers and developers will also be in attendance, including: Alcazar Entertainment, Cosmi, DC Comics/Warner and DreamWorks Animation. Furthermore, key retailers like Amazon.com, Best Buy and GameStop will also attend the 2011 CES.
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