The Consumer Electronics Show Cometh

One week from today team Kotaku descends on Vegas to prepare for the 2011 International Consumer Electronics Show.

While there are no expectations of huge news shaking loose from the annual gadget and gear show, that doesn't mean it's going to be a boring week.

Sony often drops interesting nuggets about their gaming division during the keynotes. Last year it was all about 3D gaming. Maybe this year we'll finally catch a whiff of official tidings about the much rumored PSPhone?

Microsoft seems to be pushing the Kinect at this year's show, though they also are hosting an event to show off a new game for Xbox Live arcade and promise to show more titles for their Windows Phone 7.

Nintendo? They'll be there, a first in quite awhile, but not publicly. Instead, Nintendo is holding behind closed-doors meetings. Which, with the coming of the Nintendo 3DS, could mean practically anything.

The big names in PC gaming will also be there, of course, including AMD, Intel, Nvidia, ATI and more.

Other things worth checking out at the show? Peripherals!

Mad Catz, Thrustmaster, Nyko, PDP and many more.

But what really makes the show so interesting is the ability to spot future tech trends, things that may not yet be directly associated with gaming, but could one day make that leap.

Stay tuned all next week as we cover the news, the hardware, the insanity and the trends of the show.