Gamers don't want to pry themselves away from the luxuries of home life, but these awesome vacation destinations will definitely get them off the couch. Most of these gaming events take place at around the same time every year, so if you plan ahead you can probably book your flight and hotel on the cheap.
Even though some claim that Japanese game developers are in decline, Japan is still the place to visit for gaming enthusiasts. The Tokyo Game Show takes place every September, and features exhibits from some of the world's most popular game developers like Nintendo, SEGA, Capcom, and more. Even if you don't understand the language, you'll still get a sneak peak at a lot of games you won't ever see in the United States.