gamescom: Daily Show
More is more! This year, the gamescom Daily Show was available in both the English and the German versions! For the English-speaking audience, famed Internet comedian and Webby Award-winning host Michael Swaim summed up the biggest gamescom highlights of the day in this late night talk show for gamers. Featuring industry luminaries, iconic gaming legends, Swaim’s unique brand of humor and an in-depth look at the weirdest indies you’ll never find on your own. Your humble host got hands-on with niche games, raised the adrenaline high of ridiculous in-studio challenges and interacted with the fans at home.
In german, community darling Michael Obermeier guided you through the highlights of the day and the biggest revelations of gamescom. He was supported by the grandiose Lara Loft. In an evening full of highlights and stories about gaming, you were guaranteed to be in for a surprise or two.
gamescom: Daily Show Host IGN
Michael may be new to IGN, but he’s a 15-year veteran of INTERNET and the Webby Award-winning host of hit series like Does Not Compute and Cracked’s After Hours. Now he’s bringing his unique style to gamescom! He’ll be co-hosting the Awesome Indies Showcase, a celebration of all things Indie, as well as hosting his own talk/variety show full of fun and surprises, gamescom Daily!
gamescom: Daily Show Host WEBEDIA
With over 25 years of gaming and 14 years of industry experience as "Senior Host & Producer" at GameStar, Michael welcomes an audience of over 3 million viewers daily. As Creator and Anchorman, he not only presents the daily news show on the largest editorial YouTube channel in the German-speaking world (average 100k views per episode on YouTube), but has also been presenting charming and competent moderation from the studios and stages of E3, gamescom, Dreamhack, EGX Berlin, ROG Con and many other gaming events for years.
In gaming circles, Lara Trautmann made a name for herself as a gamer and reached thousands of subscribers under the stage name Lara Loft on Let's Plays on Twitch and as a singer on YouTube. In 2016 Trautmann took part in the sixth season of the vocal casting show The Voice of Germany. She reached the "Sing Off" of the best 40 participants, but was not chosen by her coaches Smudo and Michi Beck to participate in the live show phase. Since November 2016, she has been co-hosting several episodes of the show Game Two, which is produced by Rocket Beans TV for funk.