German Chancellor Angela Merkel has given a lot of speeches throughout her political career, but today was a little different. Today she gave a speech about video games and how great they are.
Merkel said to the crowd: "Computer and video games are of the utmost importance as cultural assets, as a driving force for innovation and as an economic factor."
In her speech, Merkel also said Germany wants to get better at supporting game developers and improve broadband speeds in some parts of the country.
With an election in September, critics are speculating Merkel is using Gamescom to garner younger supporters.
Days before the convention, Merkel was even answering questions about things like her favorite emoji during her first-ever YouTube Live interview.
(In case you were wondering, her favorite emoji is a smiley face — sometimes a smiley face with hearts.)
No matter the reason for her appearance, Merkel's visit to Gamescom — and the pictures that resulted from it — gave the internet something new to chuckle at.