MWEB GameZone writes: "Developers have to fork out money to showcase their games, and they have to play to list their games on the Gamescom Awards.
Surely the running of an awards program should fall on the hosts with no burden placed on the participants. The way Gamescom is handling the awards makes it meaningless, but even worse, it will give potential customers a wrong value of the games they plan to purchase. Along with E3, Gamescom is probably the biggest annual gaming expo and what journalists and fans remenber from the show will impact the perception of the games that were showcased. Gamescom has to revisit their Gamescom Awards.