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Sony

Sony opts to not hold a press conference at world's largest videogame show


Siding with the Parisians instead
May 06
In early August, hundreds of thousands of people will descend upon Cologne, Germany for gamescom, the largest videogame trade show on the planet. Publishers and platform owners will have plenty to announce with all game enthu... read
Final Fantasy XV photo
Demo gets camera, combat and targeting tweaks, main game gets difficulty settings
Ok. Final Fantasy XV isn't skipping E3. It'll only pay lip service, though. The above Final Fantasy XV Active Time Report, which is helpfully subtitled in English, sees director Hajime Tabata and marketing manager Akio Ofuji... read feature

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gamescom gaining on E3 for PR impact


Whatever the hell that is
Sep 02
We don't attend videogame trade shows for their "PR impact," but it is interesting to hear that gamescom is gaining on E3 as far as that measurement is concerned. Analytics company ICO Partners says that the European event is... read
Shadow Realms preview photo
How will they all come together?
Anytime you sit in on an early look at a new videogame, the presentation's sort of structured the same. Throughout the introduction to the title, the developers always -- always -- pepper the speech with catchy phrases a... read feature

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Pre-orders

gamescom gave Wii U game pre-orders a nice bump on Amazon


Well, yeah, there's a lot of good stuff on the way
Aug 21
Recapping data provided by Amazon, MCV reports that Wii U games saw an 8.67 percent increase in pre-orders following gamescom, while pre-orders for PS4 titles were up 5.16 percent and Xbox One software reservations rose by 2.... read
Sunset Overdrive preview photo
Just stop for a second
Go, go, go. Always on the move. That's all that we've seen of Insomniac Games' Sunset Overdrive since its initial 2013 reveal. Seriously, think back. Do you remember seeing any footage of the game where the oddball prota... read feature

Quantum Break preview photo
It could go many different ways
Remedy Entertainment has made a living by following a tried-and-true formula: take a third-person shooter, support it with a catchy and innovative gameplay mechanic, and wrap it all up with an emphasis on narrative. Max Payne... read feature

Metal Gear Solid V photo
Metal Gear Solid V

Here's your first look at Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain's multiplayer


Yeah, I didn't know it had multiplayer either
Aug 18
This off-screen footage from gamescom shows off your first real look at the multiplayer porting of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. Mother Base will be customizable, and you can manage your resources how you'd like -- i... read
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Ghost of a Tale

Indiegogo project Ghost of a Tale makes an appearance at gamescom 2014


Tilo the mouse explores dungeons, flees from crabs
Aug 17
SeithCG's ridiculously adorable stealth-action-adventure title, Ghost of a Tale (or GoaT for short) sneaks its way into gamescom in this newest trailer. Since its humble Indiegogo origins, Ghost of a Tale has progr... read
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First look at gamescom
A tactical game with a '70s heist movie theme? Finding something like that at gamescom is about as unlikely as finding a videogame trailer with porn star Ron Jeremy in it. But here we are with both.  read feature

Star Citizen multiplayer photo
Star Citizen multiplayer

This Star Citizen multiplayer crew gameplay demo looks amazing!


Suit up, gather your crew, and head into space in this latest Star Citizen demonstration
Aug 16
Chris Roberts' ambitious space trading and combat simulator Star Citizen has come a long way since its crowdfunding beginnings back in 2012. In this latest footage from gamescom 2014, Roberts and his staff demonstrate h... read
Lara Croft preview photo
She likes shootin' and lootin'
Which Lara Croft do you prefer? Crystal Dynamics has two versions of her, splitting the iconic character into distinctly different properties. The recent Tomb Raider reboot and the scheduled follow-up Rise of t... read feature

Dead Island 2 photo
Hands-on at gamescom
You'll be able to explore Los Angeles, Santa Monica, some beaches, a golf course, and maybe even more in the final version of Dead Island 2. But what Deep Silver was showing at gamescom 2014 was pretty limited. I only got to run around a small, closed-off section of the Los Angeles suburbs. It was a short taste of what the Southern California zombie-slaughtering life is like.  read feature

Best of gamescom photo
All the winners, in no particular order
Gamescom is the largest videogame trade show in the world. Sound like a big deal? It absolutely is. Hundreds of thousands of people cram together in a convention center that's massive, but doesn't feel even close to huge enou... read feature

Far Cry photo
Far Cry

Far Cry 4's take on Shangri-La sure is stunning


The Himalayas look nice, too
Aug 14
As someone who tended to stick with the bow as the weapon of choice in Far Cry 3 -- and especially in Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon -- I like the look of the mythical Shangri-La in Far Cry 4. In these levels, you'll fight against ... read
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Assassin's Creed

Here's a full look at one of Assassin's Creed Unity's open-ended missions


11 minutes of footage with developer commentary
Aug 14
With Assassin's Creed Unity, Ubisoft is promising missions that feature multiple ways to complete a given objective. Hamza talked about this "black box" design in his recent preview, and here's a look at one of the ways an e... read
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Hellblade

Ninja Theory wants to involve you in their game-making process


Reminds me of Planescape: Torment for some reason
Aug 14
Hellblade was announced for PS4 to be developed and published by Ninja Theory (DmC: Devil May Cry, Enslaved: Odyssey to the West, Heavenly Sword). Hellblade is set to focus on a Celtic-inspired twisted world, with brutal com... read
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The Witcher

Set aside five minutes for this Witcher 3 footage


Nothing good ever comes from swamps
Aug 14
An evil force is causing the villagers of Downwarren to sleepwalk into a nearby forest, never to come back, and it's up to Geralt to figure out what's going on. Yesterday's images looked as good as ever but there's no compar... read
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gamescom

Gamescom looks absolutely hellish


Just be glad you aren't there right now
Aug 14
Gamescom is in full swing, and it's difficult to envy those attending Europe's largest gaming convention this weekend. Just look at all those bodies. Envision the endless queues and pungent odors housed within the Koelnmesse. The things we do for videogames... Brian Albert [Twitter via Kotaku] read
Halo Channel photo
Games as a service
Xbox's flagship franchise isn't something that Microsoft's going to stray from anytime soon. Why would it? If there was any doubt about Halo's lasting appeal, it was dashed with the E3 reveal of Halo: The Master Chief Collect... read feature

Until Dawn's many endings photo
The Butterfly Effect
Supermassive Games' Pete Samuels and Will Byles held a behind-closed-doors session during gamescom to give us a better look into upcoming PS4 horror title Until Dawn. During that session they explained how their PS3 Move-only... read feature

Ori preview photo
There's a really solid platformer in there too
One glance at Moon Studios' Ori and the Blind Forest is enough to be immediately enamored by the game's visuals. Actually, it's almost an inevitability. Every piece of media that Microsoft releases for Ori draws att... read feature

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Ryse on PC

Ryse: Son of Rome on PC shows tons of detail, runs at 4K


But you'll need a pretty nice rig
Aug 14
This fall, Xbox One launch game Ryse: Son of Rome comes to the PC with some significant visual upgrades. This morning at gamescom, we met with Crytek's Brian Chambers, senior producer on Ryse, to check out the PC build for the first time. It looks goooood. read
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Put your hands in the air, this is for the players
Sony came and delivered pretty much what I expected from their gamescom 2014 press conference. They had a boatload of indie games with interesting visual styles. They've continued their expansive trajectory of porting bigger... read feature

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Battlefield

Battlefield Hardline's single-player campaign reminds me of Far Cry 3


A 12-minute slice of gameplay
Aug 13
Up until now, Visceral Games has concentrated on showing the multiplayer side of Battlefield Hardline. That's been fine, but unlike most other Battlefield titles, I'm actually somewhat interested in hearing about the single-... read
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Except for that Tomb Raider thing
Microsoft's press conferences often leave me with cranial damage from head-to-desk impact, but their gamescom 2014 presser felt pretty okay to me. I'm excited to see Microsoft making an attempt to partner with more indies. A... read feature

Anger Vita Sony wow photo
Time for some tough love
A lot of people seemed disappointed when Sony closed its gamescom press conference without much mention of the PlayStation Vita. And it isn't difficult to understand why. The struggling portable seemed like an afterthought ye... read feature

Infamous photo
The power of neon!
Jack of all trades, master of none. Sure Delson from Infamous: Second Son has the ability to suck up other people's powers for his own, which is pretty cool in its own right. But those that just have one specific power to man... read feature

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Mordor Shatitself?


Also gamescom floor gallery
Aug 13
Here are some of the weird and neat things we found running around the gamescom show floor today. I don't even know what's going on with those noodles. read
Poop confirmed photo
Poop confirmed

Weaponized horse poop CONFIRMED for MGS V


This is next-gen gaming at its finest
Aug 13
Poop is something frequently omitted in videogames. How many epic adventures have we all played without seeing our heroes take a quick trip to the water closet en route to saving the world? A lot. Probably. Thankfully, that w... read






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