Since the death of GameStars, the UK has lacked an independent videogames show. Yes, there's the Edinburgh Interactive Entertainment Festival (EIEF) up in Scotland each year, but this runs alongside the Edinburgh Festival. Happily, EIEF has grown in size and scope each year but we really do need a standalone show... especially seeing as the games industry is the fastest growing market out of all the entertainment mediums.
So perhaps Gamecity show in Nottingham, this October 24th - 28th, is the way forwards?
Ok, it's not all in one big hall but spread out at smaller venues around the city but at least it's a publicly accessible, independent games show.