Koelnmesse, home to Gamescom, is a mammoth, sprawling complex of buildings, streets and boulevards, so it's not surprising that Mike and I got lost on the way to the press room.
Our wanderings had us walking through GDC Europe and all four of the show's halls, where we couldn't help but notice what we'd be seeing when the show opens to press tomorrow.
The biggest presenters at the show seem to be Activision Blizzard, Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo. Many of the booths were elaborate constructs featuring cars, plenty of screens and consoles, life-sized cutouts and at least one giant snowball.
Watch this vid for a taste of one of the booths, which included DJ Rapstar and Sony's booth.