Gamescom's Halls Of PC Hardware, Nintendo And Sad

You've seen the best of what Gamescom's varied halls had to offer, now see the rest—the PC gaming focused Hall 9, where NCSoft, Razer and numerous MMO vendors set up shop, and Hall 8, featuring Nintendo.

Let's take a quick journey through Halls 8 and 9, far faster than one could do it during one of Gamescom's public days.

Gamescom's Halls Of PC Hardware, Nintendo And Sad

Not all of the PC case mods shown at the show were crazy and creative. Some were just green. Or small.

Gamescom's Halls Of PC Hardware, Nintendo And Sad

The makers of Fairytale Fights will likely be happy with the long lines for that game. I know. Fairytale Fights!

Gamescom's Halls Of PC Hardware, Nintendo And Sad

Acer had carved out plenty of space for "esports" gaming. Pretty sure everyone here was playing Defense of the Ancients.

Gamescom's Halls Of PC Hardware, Nintendo And Sad

Razer had a booth. People came to it, hoping to get free things that said Razer on them.

Gamescom's Halls Of PC Hardware, Nintendo And Sad

The Scribblenauts space dominated WB's booth. The whole thing was just adorable, with giant dinosaurs and pencils situated right behind me while I was taking this photo. An unusual choice on my part.

Gamescom's Halls Of PC Hardware, Nintendo And Sad

Pretty sure this was DTP. This no man's land was on a public day, if you can believe it. There was one person playing here.

Gamescom's Halls Of PC Hardware, Nintendo And Sad

This woman! She had on a Star Trek Voyager t-shirt, underscoring her very specific tastes.

Gamescom's Halls Of PC Hardware, Nintendo And Sad

At Nintendo's booth, players of Mario & Sonic At The Olympic Winter Games were forced to play the game in bobsled formation. Cruel.

Gamescom's Halls Of PC Hardware, Nintendo And Sad

The novelty of sitting on a real motorcycle cannot be negatively impacted with the worst graphics at Gamescom. Look at the genuine thrill on this kid's face. Terrible visuals are the furthest thing from his mind.

Gamescom's Halls Of PC Hardware, Nintendo And Sad

These kids were playing some Pink in LEGO Rock Band. Rarely have I seen this level of concentration in anyone.

Gamescom's Halls Of PC Hardware, Nintendo And Sad

Namco Bandai busted out some Family Trainer pads to keep anyone lured in by the shorts interested.