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My name is Yeji Park, and I’m one of Samsung’s Global Student Reporters in Germany. There’s a heatwave in Germany just now and we’ve had extreme temps all week. Luckily, I had a chance to cool off at ‘gamescom’ and I want to tell you about the coolest event of the summer.
Let’s check in with Samsung Electronics @ Gamescom
With the sudden hot weather, people in Cologne were looking for a way to cool off. Cologne is Germany's fourth-largest city (after Berlin, Hamburg and Munich), and is one of the major European metropolitan areas, with a population of more than ten million. Gamescom is a trade fair for video games held annually at the Koln Messe in Cologne. This year it ran from August 15th to 19th.
There were of course plenty of booths, but the Samsung booth, located in Hall 10.1, was the one that caught my eye.
Didn’t the setup look amazing?
This year, Samsung launched their newest notebook, the Series 7 Gamer. In addition, Samsung also released the Galaxy Note 10.1, TV, Galaxy S III, SSD and other game related electronics devices with special features aimed at gamers.
Motion controlled Angry Birds game
It was only a few weeks ago that we first heard about Angry Birds coming to Samsung’s Smart TVs, and it looks like one of the most popular games in the world has now become available on select models.
Angry Birds has been revamped to work with Samsung’s Smart Interaction feature, meaning that the user will sling birds without a remote control or touch interface, as the game is entirely gesture-controlled.
I got the chance to test it out by playing Angry Birds on a huge Samsung Smart TV. The coolest part for me was that I was able to sling birds with my bare hands, and the experience was totally remote-free.
It wasn’t that easy at first…but it was so much fun once I got the hang of it!
I spoke with another attendee who played Angry Birds right after me.
Q: I saw you played Angry Birds game on Samsung Smart TV. How was it?
A: It was exciting. It’s good that I can lose some weight while playing this game.
Q: Do you like Samsung Electronics’ booth?
A: I haven’t seen all of it but I love Samsung! I’m a big fan. Look, my mobile phone is from Samsung too.
After a quick chat with him, I ran into another attendee wearing a Samsung hat, and had to ask him a few questions too.
Q: How do you like the Samsung booth?
A: It’s big so I haven’t gone through all of it yet. However, I like it. I played Angry Birds game and I wasn’t good at it.
Q: I know! It’s harder than you thought, right? Can you describe Samsung in one word?
A: Um… Innovative?
Talking to the visitors to the Samsung Electronics booth was a great opportunity for me to get to hear the opinions of everyday users.
Guests playing games using the Series 7 Gamer in yellow.
Look at the size of the monitors. It’s like heaven for gamers!
I also got a chance to get hands-on experience with the Galaxy Note 10.1
Samsung European Encounter (SEE)
Samsung and WCG (World Cyber Games) presented a new event called Samsung European Encounter (SEE). This event covered some of the most important video games and it took place from August 17 to 19. The start date coincided with the first FIFA 12 game, so right before the game, Samsung provided white hats and SAMSUNG energy drinks.
An attendee enjoys the Samsung energy drink.
The game is on: It was a great match between Poland and Romania.
A lot of people came here to watch the game. There were other games, including Dota 2 and Starcraft 2. If you want more detailed info, check out this website: http://see.wcg-europe.com/
Last but not least, I managed to get a picture with these two Angry Birds.
Games Com was an exciting event set in a beautiful city. I’m thrilled I got the chance to participate in it, and see what the future of Samsung Electronics’ holds for gamers.
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