Angela Merkel, German Chancellor Will Open GamesCom Amid Migrant Controversy
Angela Merkel
(Last Updated On: June 23, 2017)

German Chancellor Angela Merkel will walk the show floor of the Koelnmesse exhibition center in Cologne, Germany as well as open this year’s GamesCom event starting Tuesday on August 22nd.

International Business Times is reporting that the German Chancellor will open up GamesCom, the annual event that brings together hundreds of thousands of gamers, exhibitors, developers, software publishers, and technology enthusiasts into a giant gathering featuring the latest that the electronic entertainment industry has to offer.

Koelnmesse president and CEO Gerald Böse explained that it’s a big step forward for the industry having Merkel open the event, mentioning to IB Times…

“With her visit she honours the development of Gamescom into one of the most successful and largest events in the German trade fair system. Gamescom is today the world’s largest event for computer and video games.”

Merkel’s appearance may not go down as well as some of the spokespeople may be letting on. Merkel is under immense pressure from the European Union to further open up the borders of Germany for migrants attempting to get away from the civil war taking place in Syria.

According to Express.co.uk, President of European Parliament, Antonio Tajani, has been bearing down on Merkel to further open up Germany’s borders, saying…

“It is possible that the Merkel government does not want to start the Dublin reform until the elections in September.

“However, Parliament will move forward, we will put pressure on it, we will vote on the Commission’s proposal to improve it and strengthen automatic redistribution.”

Some members of the EU parliament are claiming that Merkel’s reticence toward allowing more migrants into Germany is due to her trying to win back votes from the populace for the upcoming election.

For those who don’t know, Merkel opened up the borders to Germany, allowing in many refugees without proper vetting or municipal displacement, resulting in a lot of refugees inter-mixing with the native German residents. This resulted in lots of violence, and a mass rape ritual against native German women, which resulted in more than 1,200 victims, as reported by the Washington Post.

Ironically, the attacks took place in Cologne, Germany on New Year’s Eve.

While there has been an irresponsible and poorly structured push to accept migrants and refugees from the warfront in the middle-east, many native residents of countries that are being forced to take in the migrants feel as if safety is being jeopardized for a push for more “diversity” and “inclusiveness” even while the cultures are very obviously clashing. With a lack of acculturation programs, many feel it’s dangerous to just keep letting in migrants without proper vetting.

It will be interesting to see how gamers from around the world take to Merkel’s presence at the event in August when GamesCom gets underway in Cologne, Germany.


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  • EroBotan

    I hope they will make her play Dark Souls during the event, or maybe horror games like Silent Hill PT Demo or RE7 etc.

    Or make her play fighting game where people in the event can play against her and destroy her sorry ass.

    • fnd

      She doesn’t deserve to have fun

    • Disqusted

      Have her play one of those Star Wars games where you’re the Empire and go around destroying planets.

      • EroBotan

        haha, it fits her image very well XD

  • englishgit

    “controversy”? She has people arrested for criticising the migrant crime epidemic. That’s a bit more than “controversy”

    • Okay then… what would you call it? A travesty? A tragedy? A farce? Ruination?

      • englishgit

        lol. Well a disaster at the very least. Treason on her part too

  • GuyGuysonEsquire

    At least this convention will be save from trucks of peace – evem mooslims wouldn’t be dumb enough to kill their number one free way into western civilization.

  • ThyPancakeConsumed

    Oh look woman in power who allowed thousands of her female citizens to be sexuality assaulted for sake of catering diversity and other moronic shit going to open con for video games, very thing germany’s higher ups used as scapegoat to run away from problems and past. I am only one getting sick of this?

  • Migi

    Is she going in cosplay as Emperor Palpatine? With her hidden Agenda to rule the republic? Cause that’s basically what’s going on in Brussels, She decids what happens and we all suffer the consequence.

    • Disqusted

      That’s my first thought whenever I hear “Chancellor Merkel”. She looks and acts the part.

  • Uncle Joey

    If anyone manages to spilt and destroy the EU with her commie dreams of “diversity”, it’s her. She better get booed to hell and back.
    Bet you anything she’s never even touched a videogame before, doesn’t have kids either, they could not have picked a less qualified person than her.

    Never voted for her or her party and never will.
    She’s a fucking cunt.
    Not my chancellor.

  • durka durka

    There is this twitter acount that translates to isolated incidents, showing that they arent that isolated at all. It has been banned in Germany. Think about it, shadowbanning twitter accounts becuase the government said so.

    More than a refugee has over 400.000 dislikes..if youtube did not remove so many dislikes it will be over 1 million right now.

    Migrants are not a problem just leave them to Greece and Italy, At some point Italy will react to it, Greekistan on the other hand has gotten used to getting skullfucked by the Germans. So thats ok i guess.

    • Disqusted

      I could swear that refugee video had 900k+ dislikes when I first looked at it. A few days later, and it’s 400k. So sick of social media manipulation. Companies are so disgustingly deceptive and untrustworthy.

      How can they expect us to uphold “moral values” when they can’t be honest at something as basic as likes/dislikes, comments, etc? F**king hypocrite pieces of shit.

      There seems to be this weird mindset in the West where we believe we should accept refugees created by our own bullshit interventions (which is sorta understandable) and simultaneously expect them to be grateful for being forced into our culture and lands.

      Religious beliefs aside, I bet a ton of those people didn’t even want to leave their homelands, and aren’t quick to forgive having their family and friends killed in front of them, so of course some of them are gonna use the opportunity to take revenge.

      I feel like, if it’s so important to accept refugees, how about we don’t go around f**king with other people and making them into refugees to begin with? Of course, it’s not that simple, but neither is the whole refugee situation.

      • I could swear that refugee video had 900k+ dislikes when I first looked at it. A few days later, and it’s 400k. So sick of social media manipulation. Companies are so disgustingly deceptive and untrustworthy.

        Always take snapshots, bro. I regularly do this even when I’m not necessarily doing a story just in case I need to return to it and prove to people a thing.

        Trust nothing, question everything.

      • As for the refugee situation…

        You’re 100% right about it. But it’s not just America… it’s happening all over the world. What they’ve done to Africa in order to siphon the resources out of that country is insane, rebels being supplied with high powered weapons to keep many countries in Africa destabilized:

        https://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/oct/02/-sp-africa-arms-dump-south-sudan

        https://www.pri.org/stories/2012-12-03/china-supplying-africa-guns

        http://www.worldpolicy.org/projects/arms/reports/congo.htm

        It’s the exact same f**king thing happening in the middle-east. They can destabilize countries, go in with the premise of “helping” and quietly steal natural resources right from under their noses, or in the case of Iraq… right in front of everybody.

        So people are forced out of their homes and turned into refugees in order to help make the Soros of the world richer. In order to further maintain animosity, they’ve created piss poor refugee mandates that have resulted in culture clashes instead of actually helping people.

  • ItEotWaWKI

    Why the fuck is the führer of one of the most censorial western nations going to a video game convention?

    trying to win back votes from the populace for the upcoming election.

    Oh, right…

  • Mr.Towel

    Gamescore or GTFO

  • Γεώργιος Αρχαιοκαπηλίδης

    REALLY NOW?

    Isn’t it the german goverment that often used video games as one of their favorite scapegoats? And now they want to use video games as their platform their political propaganda? FUCK YOU MERKEL! YOU HAVE NO PLACE TO GAME CONS!

    • durka durka

      If i was you i would worry about Merkel raping Greece and the migrant influx or Erdogan, not game cons.

  • LurkerJK

    lol, where the hell did you find the picture ?
    it looks like she is about to culturally enrich the photographer, quite fitting

    • lol… I thought it looked funny, too. Found it on a Bengali website.

  • The whole event is going to be about “diversity”, “inclusiveness”, “women in gaming” and virtue signaling SJW politics until our ears bleed isn’t it?

    • Keystone

      At least they can’t fit a truck of peace through the front doors. I hope.

      • They will find a way.

    • Probably. So far none of the big companies have announced any press conferences, though, so that’s a good thing.

      • Unrelated to the article, but seeing as we’re on the topic of politics and video games, are you aware of the Sargon Of Akkad vs Anita Sarkeesian thing that happened a few days ago?

        If you don’t know, Sargon went to a VidCon panel called Women Online Discussion which Sarkeesian was part of. Once she saw him in the audience, she basically singled him out to attack and apparently called him a “shithead” and “garbage human”. Here is Sargon’s video on it:

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hsZgkTZZiCk

        It seems that Sargon is going to form a petition and is encouraging people to contact the organizers to get Sarkeesian removed from a forthcoming CyberBullying panel (isn’t that ironic) for violating VidCon’s code of conduct.

        Would this be worth an article you reckon? I realize I am a bit late with this news though.

        And here’s Computing Forever’s video of the actual events if you want to see the evidence:

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tGDE1BhwUtw

        • I’ll look into it.

          I really hate giving the cow anymore undue attention than what she’s owed.

          • anopolis

            careful now, calling someone a cow is her asss ment

        • durka durka

          I dont watch Sargon he went too far on the right after Trump and Brexit, but this sounds interesting. Thanks for the heads up.

          • Disqusted

            I don’t see it as a matter of left or right. These things shouldn’t be a matter of sides. I still think Sargon is naive on various things (like most or all YouTubers), but he’s helpful at redpilling and informing on some matters.

            I mean, no offense, but the very nature of how often he is surprised at stupid/SJW stuff shows how naive he is. It feels like he doesn’t always realize the connections between things, or just doesn’t want to because he wants to believe the world isn’t THAT stupid. Again, I think a lot of people are like that, kinda understandably so.

  • Amber_terasu

    I am not okay with the idea of politicians interfere a convention for Video games. Because the only reason why those politicians are interested in it is because they want to use it as another tool for propaganda.

    • Keystone

      Government would have to fight the current SJW propagandists if they wanted in on the action. Hell, I’d pay to see that fight.

      • GuyGuysonEsquire

        But gov`t IS SJW.

    • Grey

      That was my first thought too. Whose idea was this? No one goes to a gaming convention to listen to a three thousand year old mummy woman talk about politics. This is even about Merkel specifically. You could probably count on one hand the number of politicians in any country who are passionate enough about gaming to be legitimately interested in the convention and even those would use the platform to campaign.

      Guess maybe once in a life time, it might be amusing just to see how many clumsy or outdated gaming references they try to squeeze in between the political diatribe, but it would still be terrible.