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Let the games begin: Europe's Gamescom convention

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Game aficionados play ‘Hearthstone’ at the World of Warcraft exhibition stand during the Gamescom 2013 fair in Cologne, Aug. 21, 2013. The Gamescom convention, Europe’s largest video games trade fair, runs to Aug. 25.

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The Electronic Arts EA exhibition stand at the Gamescom 2013 fair in Cologne, Aug. 21, 2013.

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Visitors play ‘Hearthstone’ at the World of Warcraft exhibition stand during the Gamescom 2013 fair in Cologne. Aug. 21, 2013. The Gamescom convention, Europe’s largest video games trade fair, runs to Aug. 25.

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Gamers play ‘Sims 4’ at the Electronic Arts EA exhibition stand during the Gamescom 2013 fair in Cologne, Aug. 21, 2013.

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Visitors look at a presentation of ‘Call of Duty Ghosts’ at an exhibition stand during the Gamescom 2013 fair in Cologne, Aug. 21, 2013. The Gamescom convention, Europe’s largest video games trade fair, runs to Aug. 25.

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Visitors play ‘FIFA 14’ with the Xbox One at the Microsoft Games exhibition stand during the Gamescom 2013 fair in Cologne, Aug. 21, 2013.

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The ‘Sims 4’ section at the Electronic Arts EA exhibition stand during the Gamescom 2013 fair in Cologne, Aug. 21, 2013.

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A presentation at the ActiVision Blizzard exhibition stand during the Gamescom 2013 fair in Cologne, Aug. 21, 2013. The Gamescom convention is Europe’s largest video games trade fair, and runs to Aug. 25.

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Visitors play ‘World of Warcraft’ at the Gamescom 2013 fair in Cologne, Aug. 21, 2013. Europe's largest video games trade fair runs to Aug. 25.

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Visitors play ‘Driveclub’ with a Playstation 4 at the Sony exhibition stand during the Gamescom 2013 in Cologne, Aug. 21, 2013. Sony has had more than one million preorders worldwide for its new PlayStation 4 console, the head of its SCE computer entertainment division said on Tuesday. Sony has priced the PlayStation 4, its first new console in seven years, $100 lower than the new Xbox One by Microsoft at $399.

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