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gamescom: PlanetSide 2 blew my mind

This might sound weird, but the biggest thing that impressed me about PlanetSide 2 was the map. Don't get me wrong, the gameplay and all that's on offer is pretty great. But the scale of everything is just insane when I was ...   more

gamescom: PlanetSide 2 blew my mind photo

gamescom: Build transit systems in Cities in Motion 2

Cities in Motion 2 is city building game where the only thing you're building is the transit system, like roads, trains, buses, and so on. Buildings get placed automatically, players just have to focus on making sure the cit...   more

gamescom: Build transit systems in Cities in Motion 2 photo

gamescom: Overkill in the new Army of Two is ridiculous

One of the abilities the two new protagonists of Army of Two: The Devil's Cartel get is called Overkill. After filling up the Overkill meter from in-game actions such as killing others, a player can activate it to slow thing...   more

gamescom: Overkill in the new Army of Two is ridiculous  photo

The DTOID Show: Bear Cry 3, Bear Space 3, & Megabear

If you missed our live Destructoid Show today, we've captured it with our magic internet VCR for you to watch.  The big story right now is that OnLive is in the middle of some bad business. Eesh. On a lighter note, we t...   more

The DTOID Show: Bear Cry 3, Bear Space 3, & Megabear photo

Trine 2 looks better than ever in Goblin Menace expansion

I've run out of complimentary things to say about the visuals in the Trine series, so I'll just point you to this trailer for the now-named Trine 2 expansion, Goblin Menace. Prepare your eyes for vibrant colors. Due out firs...   more

Trine 2 looks better than ever in Goblin Menace expansion photo


Trine 2 looks better than ever in Goblin Menace expansion photo
Trine 2 looks better than ever in Goblin Menace expansion photo
Trine 2 looks better than ever in Goblin Menace expansion photo
Trine 2 looks better than ever in Goblin Menace expansion photo
Trine 2 looks better than ever in Goblin Menace expansion photo
Trine 2 looks better than ever in Goblin Menace expansion photo



First-person horror game Routine invites us to the moon

Have you seen this yet? It's a teaser trailer for a first-person horror game called Routine in development for PC and Mac at Lunar Software. I'm glad to see it's been gaining traction this week, because conceptually, the gam...   more

First-person horror game Routine invites us to the moon photo

gamescom: Rocking out with Barbara in Rayman Legends

Barbara the Barbarian is the newest playable character in Rayman Legends who wields a giant battle axe helping Rayman and the crew save the day. There's no difference between the characters as far as the attacks go, but I kn...   more

gamescom: Rocking out with Barbara in Rayman Legends photo

gamescom day three: More videos from gamescom

Sometimes I wish I had gotten into voice acting and motion capture.  I mainly just want to wear one of those awesome suits with the ping pong balls all over them.  Above is a full scene from The Last of Us as recor...   more

gamescom day three: More videos from gamescom photo

gamescom: NFS Most Wanted Kinect, Vita features detailed

Need For Speed Most Wanted is such a fun racing game. Criterion has created a perfect racing experience that's just jam packed with a ton of content. There's so much content that Kinect might actually make itself u...   more

gamescom: NFS Most Wanted Kinect, Vita features detailed  photo

License to Kill/Die Another Day appearing in 007 Legends

We have two more classic Bond films appearing in 007 Legends now with the announcement that License to Kill and Die Another Day coming out of gamescom. With this announcement it's pretty clear that the game will feature a mo...   more

License to Kill/Die Another Day appearing in 007 Legends photo


License to Kill/Die Another Day appearing in 007 Legends photo
License to Kill/Die Another Day appearing in 007 Legends photo
License to Kill/Die Another Day appearing in 007 Legends photo
License to Kill/Die Another Day appearing in 007 Legends photo
License to Kill/Die Another Day appearing in 007 Legends photo
License to Kill/Die Another Day appearing in 007 Legends photo



New PlanetSide 2 trailer proclaims 'war is coming'

Sony Online Entertainment brought their upcoming MMOFPS PlanetSide 2 to gamescom this year, and with it a brand-new gameplay trailer called POWER. From what I could tell, the trailer's name has absolutely nothing to do with ...   more

New PlanetSide 2 trailer proclaims 'war is coming' photo

The DTOID Show: Metal Gear Rising, CoDBlops & VITA GAMES!

Hey guys! Here's today's Destructoid Show! Tons of news is coming out of Gamescom right now. For starters, Sony's press event was packed with juicy Vita news. We've got Call of Duty: Black Ops Declassified, Killzone: Mercena...   more

The DTOID Show: Metal Gear Rising, CoDBlops & VITA GAMES! photo

gamescom: AMC's Walking Dead game is more than just a FPS

Many were quick to write off developer Terminal Reality's take on AMC's The Walking Dead due to the first-person perspective. We didn't have much to go on with the original announcement, and it was easy to assume the worst. ...   more

gamescom: AMC's Walking Dead game is more than just a FPS photo

gamescom: Mo-cap for The Last of Us is fascinating

This afternoon at gamescom, Sony hosted a session where actor Troy Baker (Snow from Final Fantasy XIII, Vincent from Catherine) and TV and film actress Ashley Johnson (The Avengers) revealed some behind-the-scenes stories fr...   more

gamescom: Mo-cap for The Last of Us is fascinating photo

gamescom: Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance trailer

Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance looks as gloriously ludicrous as ever in a new gamescom trailer. Prepare for more pseudo-philosophy, blades sharper than physics should allow, and an evil talking robot dog. Yep, we're ready for another Metal Gear alright.  Check it out. It looks good. You knew that already, though.   more

gamescom: Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance trailer photo

gamescom: Rayman Legends gets new trailer and screens

Oh man, Rayman Legends is looking absolutely gorgeous. If you don't believe me, you can always check out the new trailer and screenshots that released from gamescom. The video shows off the touch-screen controls, which I just hope they don't go mental with.  After Rayman Origins, expectations are high for this. I hope they keep the momentum going.    more

gamescom: Rayman Legends gets new trailer and screens photo


gamescom: Rayman Legends gets new trailer and screens photo
gamescom: Rayman Legends gets new trailer and screens photo
gamescom: Rayman Legends gets new trailer and screens photo
gamescom: Rayman Legends gets new trailer and screens photo
gamescom: Rayman Legends gets new trailer and screens photo
gamescom: Rayman Legends gets new trailer and screens photo



gamescom: Here's a new Far Cry 3 trailer for you

Man, gamescom sure knows how to drown us in undbridled stuff. Here's a new trailer for Far Cry 3, giving us a deeper look at the characters available in co-op. Those expecting their fix of lush jungles and that weird man talking about insanity will be disappointed. This is pretty dark and gritty compared to the usual vids.  Anyway, check it out if you want. You have that freedom!   more

gamescom: Here's a new Far Cry 3 trailer for you photo

gamescom: Rabbids Land screens and trailer

Whenever there's a new console, Ubisoft's always the first in line to provide the third-party support. In the case of Wii U, whether that's a good or bad thing depends on how much you love Rabbids.  Rabbids Land was shown at E3 where ... nobody remembered it. Let a new bunch of screenshots and a fresh trailer remind you it exists. Now you remember. Hooray. "DAAAAAAH" and all that.   more

gamescom: Rabbids Land screens and trailer  photo


gamescom: Rabbids Land screens and trailer  photo
gamescom: Rabbids Land screens and trailer  photo
gamescom: Rabbids Land screens and trailer  photo
gamescom: Rabbids Land screens and trailer  photo
gamescom: Rabbids Land screens and trailer  photo
gamescom: Rabbids Land screens and trailer  photo



gamescom: Black Ops Vita has more of a MW3 vibe

Developer Nihilistic Software gave us a live demo of Black Ops II: Declassified today showing off the four versus four multiplayer over Wi-Fi. There will be six maps, and you can expect modes such as Free-for-All, Team Death...   more

gamescom: Black Ops Vita has more of a MW3 vibe photo

gamescom: Sailing the seas in Assassin's Creed III

My first thoughts toward Ubisoft including naval gameplay in Assassin's Creed III was of simple confusion. I just thought it didn't fit the universe. After some actual hands-on time though, I find myself really digging the ga...   more

gamescom: Sailing the seas in Assassin's Creed III photo

gamescom day one: Billions and billions of videos

Okay, so there aren't that many videos to have come out of gamescom today. Maybe only millions. Okay, maybe only twelve. If I had to recommend a couple of the videos, I'd suggest you take a gander at Remember Me&nb...   more

gamescom day one: Billions and billions of videos photo

gamescom: God of War: Ascension flaunts multiplayer mode

It's been awhile since we heard anything about God of War: Ascension's multiplayer (Dale previewed it way back in April), but with this week's gamescom press event Sony has released some promising new footage.  A p...   more

gamescom: God of War: Ascension flaunts multiplayer mode photo

gamescom: This Star Trek trailer reintroduces the Gorn

While it had been previously announced that the Gorn would be what Spock and Kirk get to shoot at in Digital Extremes' Star Trek, this isn't what I was expecting. Can you blame me? This game, due out early next year, picks u...   more

gamescom: This Star Trek trailer reintroduces the Gorn photo


gamescom: This Star Trek trailer reintroduces the Gorn photo
gamescom: This Star Trek trailer reintroduces the Gorn photo
gamescom: This Star Trek trailer reintroduces the Gorn photo
gamescom: This Star Trek trailer reintroduces the Gorn photo
gamescom: This Star Trek trailer reintroduces the Gorn photo
gamescom: This Star Trek trailer reintroduces the Gorn photo



gamescom: Play as a puppet in pretty platformer Puppeteer

This post brought to you by the letter "P." During their press conference, Sony just revealed a brand new platformer for the PlayStation 3 called Puppeteer. Looking very similar in style to LittleBigPlanet, the game is a ver...   more

gamescom: Play as a puppet in pretty platformer Puppeteer photo

gamescom: Sony announces Killzone Mercenary for PS Vita

Not much has been revealed yet, but Sony just announced a new game in the Killzone franchise -- Killzone Mercenary -- during their gamescom press conference. It will be exclusive to the PS Vita. More details promised on the PS Blog later today. Excited?   more

gamescom: Sony announces Killzone Mercenary for PS Vita photo

gamescom: Sony confirms more All-Stars characters

Sony has just confirmed a batch of new PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale characters, including some leaked through a recent piece of art accidentally posted to the official site. Dante in his Dmc: Devil May Cry form, Spike...   more

gamescom: Sony confirms more All-Stars characters photo

gamescom: Another Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Ed. trailer

Now that my expectations of Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition (at least on PC) are starting to become slightly more realistic, I can get excited over trailers such as this new one from gamescom. I appreciate the realism on ...   more

gamescom: Another Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Ed. trailer photo

gamescom: Media Molecule announces new IP Tearaway

New Vita IP Tearaway stars a cute little guy named Iota. He's trapped in the world, in your Vita, and wants to get into the real world to "deliver a message." Media Molecule calls it a "buddy movie" that you make yourse...   more

gamescom: Media Molecule announces new IP Tearaway photo

gamescom: AC3 naval warfare trailer is wet and wonderful

We have already seen some of the absolutely gorgeous Assassin's Creed III naval warfare gameplay footage at this past E3, but this newly released trailer makes everything look even more fancy and glorious. As a fan of the As...   more

gamescom: AC3 naval warfare trailer is wet and wonderful photo

gamescom: SimCity closed beta sign-ups are open

Beyond today's news that Maxis is also putting SimCity out on Mac, there's a new trailer that highlights the game's SimCity World functionality and, better yet, we have information about an upcoming closed beta. The World fe...   more

gamescom: SimCity closed beta sign-ups are open photo

gamescom: Get all the cars in Need for Speed Most Wanted

At EA's gamescom press conference today in Cologne, Germany, it was revealed that just about all of the cars will be unlocked from the start of upcoming racer Need for Speed: Most Wanted. So, no more unlocking. Wait, wh...   more

gamescom: Get all the cars in Need for Speed Most Wanted  photo


gamescom: Get all the cars in Need for Speed Most Wanted  photo
gamescom: Get all the cars in Need for Speed Most Wanted  photo
gamescom: Get all the cars in Need for Speed Most Wanted  photo
gamescom: Get all the cars in Need for Speed Most Wanted  photo
gamescom: Get all the cars in Need for Speed Most Wanted  photo
gamescom: Get all the cars in Need for Speed Most Wanted  photo



gamescom: Dead Space 3 limited edition detailed

Did you not think you'd get a Dead Space 3 limited edition? Oh, how naive you are. Yes, one is coming, and it gives players first access to two "bundles" planned for Visceral's action-horror sequel. DLC bundles, that is. Lot...   more

gamescom: Dead Space 3 limited edition detailed  photo


gamescom: Dead Space 3 limited edition detailed  photo
gamescom: Dead Space 3 limited edition detailed  photo
gamescom: Dead Space 3 limited edition detailed  photo
gamescom: Dead Space 3 limited edition detailed  photo
gamescom: Dead Space 3 limited edition detailed  photo
gamescom: Dead Space 3 limited edition detailed  photo



gamescom: Here's Crysis 3's new Hunter mode

Crytek and EA have finally shown off some multiplayer goodness for Crysis 3 and it's not just a regular old deathmatch mode.  Hunter mode supports up to 16 players, with one team playing as CELL troopers, and the o...   more

gamescom: Here's Crysis 3's new Hunter mode photo

gamescom: Medal of Honor: Warfighter multiplayer trailer

Here's a trailer for Medal of Honor: Warfighter, which is looking like it might be the most military FPS that ever military FPS'd. The above video shows off the "Fireteam" multiplayer gameplay, where two players team up and ...   more

gamescom: Medal of Honor: Warfighter multiplayer trailer photo

gamescom: Battlefield 3: Premium Edition announced

Electronic Arts just announced Battlefield 3: Premium Edition, which includes the base game and a full membership to Battlefield 3's Premium service. So that means it will include all of the downloadable expansions that have...   more

gamescom: Battlefield 3: Premium Edition announced photo

Star Wars 1313 gets a shooty new gameplay trailer

Star Wars 1313 turned some heads at E3 this year, and now we have a lot more to go on with a fresh gameplay trailer launched in time for gamescom. It's good because it's all dark and edgy and stuff. Oh, and guns. Bang bang, ...   more

Star Wars 1313 gets a shooty new gameplay trailer  photo

gamescom: First look at Army of Two: The Devil's Cartel

EA just showed off live gameplay footage of Army of Two: The Devil's Cartel here at gamescom. The live demo focused on the new pair of heroes working together to take out enemies, much like the past games. Eventually th...   more

gamescom: First look at Army of Two: The Devil's Cartel photo

gamescom: EA's press conference livestream is live

We are here in Cologne, Germany, but you're probably not. This livestream of EA's gamescom press conference will get you halfway there. You can scope what EA has lined up for this year's event, or you can just look for Hamza...   more

gamescom: EA's press conference livestream is live photo

gamescom: Street Fighter X Tekken Vita trailers are here

Here are some Street Fighter X Tekken trailers showcasing the PlayStation Vita version of the game. The best thing about this version of the game is that there won't be any on-disc DLC -- because Vita games don't ship on discs. What a victory! Anyway, if you like fighting games, here are some moving pictures of people punching each other. Only smaller this time. Do you like it?   more

gamescom: Street Fighter X Tekken Vita trailers are here photo

New footage of Okami HD to wet your brush over

As part of their Gamescom press event this morning, Capcom showed this new gameplay video for Okami HD. It's been a while since I played Okami, but I'm fairly certain that this is within the first couple hours of the game be...   more

New footage of Okami HD to wet your brush over photo

Vergil revealed in latest DmC: Devil May Cry trailer

Say what you will about the makeover Dante has received for the upcoming reboot of Devil May Cry (Lord knows, no force on Earth seems capable of preventing it), but some of these changes really do look like they're for ...   more

Vergil revealed in latest DmC: Devil May Cry trailer photo

gamescom: Capcom announces new IP Remember Me

[Update: Remember Me has a release date and platform information now!] French studio Dontnod Studio revealed a new IP Remember Me at Capcom's gamescom press conference this afternoon in Cologne, Germany. This third-person ac...   more

gamescom: Capcom announces new IP Remember Me photo

Wargame: AirLand Battle announced with a nice teaser

Eugen Systems is back with Wargame: AirLand Battle, a follow-up to its real-time strategy game European Escalation. This sequel retains the 1975-85 Cold War setting, in addition to the eight nations featured by its predecess...   more

Wargame: AirLand Battle announced with a nice teaser photo

The DTOID Show: Assassin's Creed, Gaikai, Ni No Kuni

Hey guys! Tara and I are back from the scorched wasteland of Southern California, where we were for VidCon. I'd like to thank you guys for putting up for Friday's canned rehash episode. I promise we don't do any more of thos...   more

The DTOID Show: Assassin's Creed, Gaikai, Ni No Kuni photo

Destructoid's gamescom 2011 wrap up

Last week's gamescom madness in Cologne was a busy time for Destructoid's European contingent. The seven of us that were writing, interviewing, and shooting and editing video had to run for bathroom break in the few spare mo...   more

Destructoid's gamescom 2011 wrap up photo

Taking a look at Carbine Studios' new MMO WildStar

NCsoft has been a very popular bunch here at gamescom and it isn't just because of Guild Wars 2. At the press conference, we saw the announcement of WildStar, a completely new MMO from the also newly announced...   more

Taking a look at Carbine Studios' new MMO WildStar photo

Talking Borderlands 2 with Anthony Burch

Borderlands 2 is already set to be extremely popular, and following the presentation at gamescom, it is pretty easy to see why. While at the 2K booth, I managed to hunt down Gearbox Software's very own Anthony Burch to chat about four of the biggest focus points in the development of the game: user interface, AI, weapons, and online.   more

Talking Borderlands 2 with Anthony Burch photo

Interview: Guild Wars 2 will be ready when it is ready

While Guild Wars 2 was announced at gamescom 2010, NCsoft and ArenaNet have spent this last 12 months perfecting the art of continuously releasing enough bits of information to keep fans desperately clinging to the edge of t...   more

Interview: Guild Wars 2 will be ready when it is ready photo

Ass Creed Revelations gets more commentated walkthrough

I like the Assassin's Creed games, I do, but how many clusters of brainless guards does Ezio have to dispatch before his target, generally a high-ranking Templar, realizes that these thugs and soldiers won't win. Seriously, ...   more

Ass Creed Revelations gets more commentated walkthrough photo

Lollipop Chainsaw interview: Yes, she is over 18

I had been looking forward to checking Lollipop Chainsaw out all week at gamescom and I wasn't disappointed. While Suda51 wasn't on hand to show us the game himself, he did send us a video assuring that the game's female pro...   more

Lollipop Chainsaw interview: Yes, she is over 18 photo