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SQUARE ENIX, Bethesda, Konami and many more confirmed for GIST2016

Activision Blizzard, BANDAI NAMCO, Bethesda, Capcom, Disney, Electronic Arts, Konami, SEGA, SQUARE ENIX, Take-Two Interactive, Ubisoft and Warner Bros are all confirmed to be appearing at Gaming Istanbul 2016, which takes place 4-7th of February.

GIST2016 takes place at Istanbul Congress Centre and is situated at the centre of the gaming world, bridging the East and the West. 100,000 visitors are expected to attend and will have the opportunity to play the latest AAA titles from industry titans such as SQUARE ENIX, Bethesda and many more. GIST2016 will also see 25 new Indie titles on show as well as the latest from the likes of Razer, NVIDIA, Logitech, MSI, Red Bull, HWA Gaming, plus many more.

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With such a wide selection of areas to explore, and a variety of events taking place within the exhibition, GIST2016 provides plenty of entertainment for all attendees. On top of this, eSports tournaments arrive in Istanbul, as popular competitive tournaments from the PES League Regional Finals, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, FIFA 16 and Phantomers take place. Also taking place in the Tournament Arena will be amateur tournaments for anyone and everyone to participate.

The retail area allows visitors to purchase high performance gaming PCs and hardware, consoles and accessories, games, toys and replicas items. Also unique to GIST2016 is Hunt Game – The Escape, which enables visitors to partake in a digital hunt for the opportunity to receive both software and hardware prizes.


Other areas available to visit are the Entertainment Arena sponsored by Intel, Cosplay Area hosting the 2016 Cosplay Contest Awards, and a Kids Park to entertain the little ones. Furthermore, visitors will be able to meet YouTube’s gaming personalities, and in the evening can party with entertainment from DJ performances and a concert. B2B zones will be available for professionals looking to network in order to facilitate investment and partnership opportunities.

A Developers Conference is taking place at Bahçeşehir University, 3 February, a day prior to GIST2016.

About Colin Lavery

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Colin is a PC/Xbox gamer to whom gameplay outweighs graphics by a country mile. Colin is rather fond of pixel art games such as Pixel Piracy, to games such as Prison Architect, Rimworld and Project Zomboid. Space games such as X3 and Starpoint Gemini. Games with any mention of a “Reaper” or responsive Devs get double XP.

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