The Inquirer reports the upcoming edition of the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas will have a lot more gaming space. Figures from the Consumer Electronics Association state there will be 65% more gaming space at CES 2008.
New exhibitors will be taking floorspace at the annual convention, held in January in the bright lights of Lost Wages. Commodore, the 'what's in a name' PC manufacturer will be there, as will traditional CES 'fringe' stalwarts Shuttle. There will also be new stands from the folks at the Entropia Universe and Red Lion Interactive.
There are not, however, expected to be any major new announcements at the show, with most of the big stuff already done for the next couple of years. However, Microsoft has previously used the show to make some small announcements - last year the INQ was there to see the Xbox 360 IPTV functionality revealed. Perhaps this is not a great precedent, however, since that's still to be rolled out ten months later.
With E3 on life support and a gaming trade show void seemingly hanging over the industry, it was inevitable that CES would make a push to grab some of the gaming pie.