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#Leipzig Games Convention

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The world finally has a winner in the battle for European videogame convention supremacy. The organizers of the annual Games Convention in Leipzig, Germany, conceded defeat today to the new kid on the block: gamescom in Colog...   read

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9/11 Space Invaders creator says the American reaction was "immature"

By now you may have heard word of the game Space Invaders 9/11 shown at last week's Leipzig Games Conference, or perhaps you read our Destructoid Discusses! on the subject. It's definitely the type of thing that's difficult to ignore, altho...

 
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Confirmed: Leipzig GC is better than E3, exhibitors and visitors want to return

While many in the industry bitched and moaned about this year's industry-only event E3 in event in Los Angeles, it seems that just about everyone loved the Games Convention in Leipzig, Germany. "The Games Convention will be back i...

 
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'Best of Show' titles of Leipzig Games Convention announced

Games Convention at Leipzig has come and gone, but the impressions of the best games lasts at least a year. Leipziger Messe has recently released their “Best of GC” list and there are a few surprises to be had. The rewards are b...

 
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Kororinpa 2 will have you playing with balls again in 2009

[video]100548:200[/video] When I saw video of the first Kororinpa game, I instantly knew it was going to be a must-have for my Wii. It's still one of my favorite games for the console, in part because it actually feels like a game that's de...

 
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Mirror's Edge gameplay footage, now in glorious color!

[video]100486:199[/video] While the footage we've seen thus far of Mirror's Edge has been pretty impressive, a lot of it felt washed out by bright sunlight effects and sterile environment. With the exception of the bright red objects to giv...

 
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New Prince of Persia trailer, complete with German commentary

I have a horrible, guilt-ridden confession to make: I have never played a Prince of Persia title. Considering the type of story it is, I have even less excuse for not having played it, as I definitely enjoy the setting and the story sounds ...

 
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SHOCKING NEWS: LocoRoco2 trailer is gleefully happy

I know, you're shocked. Trust me, I am too. The last thing I expected from the Leipzig Games Convention this year was to find that LocoRoco 2 is a happy game about happy blobs having happy adventures. Why are you trying to make me experienc...

 
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Sony's newest PSP model, PSP 3000 announced

You may have already seen our blurb about the PSP 3000 announcement at Games Convention 2008, but here's the skinny direct from Sony.The new PSP 3000 has an updated LCD screen "with a wider color gamut and anti-reflection technology,&q...

 
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Sony goes nuts at GC 2008: PSP 3000, 160GB PS3, downloadable music and more

We're not at Leipzig's Games Convention this year, but that isn't stopping the new from pouring out of the event. IGN UK is liveblogging the event, so we'll just nab a bit from them. They won't mind.Here's the highlights:SingStar Disney is ...

 
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New TNA iMPACT! trailer and screens help you 'embrace the pain'

[video]100430:196[/video]I think my head just exploded. This new trailer for TNA iMPACT! put together for Leipzig Games Convention is packed with action. Thumping dance music, lots of explosions, a really excited guy with a deep voice telli...

 
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New Mad World trailer is black, white, and red all over

If Platinum Games' Wii exclusive Mad World isn't good, there's going to be riots in the streets. The kind of riots where people pull street signs out of the ground to stab and bludgeon one another. Because if this new trailer -- reveal...

 
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Kore, a six-year-old unreleased Xbox game, revived for the Wii (Update)

While many of you might not remember this, The Kore Gang was a title originally announced for release on the original Xbox some six years ago. The title was never released, eventually fading into obscurity as Microsoft moved into what was t...

 
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BioWare's Dragon Age: Origins sweeping in, burning up PAX, Leipzig, and Gen Con

Shown behindclosed doors at E3 2008, BioWare's upcoming role-playing title Dragon Age: Origins is coming out of the closet for some upcoming public gaming conventions. The first will be this Gen Con Indy, which our own Brad Nicholson terror...

 
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I like the guys from Running With Scissors. Far from being the baby-eating, kitten-punching corrupters of children that certain quarters would paint them as, I've always found them to be thoroughly funny and intelligent peopl...   read

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Leipzig GC 2007: The French team preserving gaming history for the future

"Dave, you've got to get over to Hall 5. There are some guys over there who've got every console ever on free play.""Every console ever?""And a couple of arcade cabinets. And the consoles are all set up on the origi...

 
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Leipzig GC 2007: Quake Wars

Time was short at Activision on the day I popped over for a look at the new Quake II-themed Enemy Territory game, so I unfortunately didn't get as long as I'd hoped for with what was one of my most looked-forward-to games of the GC. What I ...

 
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Leipzig GC 2007: The mysterious mystery of THEY

A game called THEY was teasing me for the entirety of the GC. It was one of the first games I made an appointment to see having recieved a press release weeks earlier about it, the last one I got to see over the course of the week, and the ...

 
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Leipzig GC 2007: Far Cry 2

Around a week into my Leipzig coverage, and looking at my writing schedule I've still got a bunch more FPS to detail. It's a sign of the times my friends, and one I'm not entirely happy about. Somehow, this whole genre bandwagon thing never...

 
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During PAX and Leipzig, Free Radical were showing off their the highly anticpated game, Haze. Whereas I (along with several community members) got a chance with some 4 player co-op hands-on with the game at PAX, David had to ...   read

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Leipzig GC 2007: Hands-on with Crysis

You might have read Fronz's report of his play test of Crysis back in January. While he found the game to be trouser-troubling beautiful and solidly playable -- despite bugs -- he ultimately wasn't blown away by the overall experience. I ha...

 
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Leipzig GC 2007: Hands-on with Rayman Raving Rabbids 2

I like Rabbids. They do a lot of important work. In this world of mopey, emo, RPG heroes, violent, grizzled, downtrodden anti-heroes, earnest corporate mascots, and cute and cuddly cartoon critters, the Rabbids want nothing more from their ...

 
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Leipzig GC 2007: Warhound

Remember when I said in my Dead Island preview that Techland could have another sleeper on their hands if things work out? Warhound is that game. Most of the journalists I talked to at Leipzig who went to Techland's booth went there for Dea...

 
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Leipzig GC 2007: Hands-on with Spore

Sometimes things just turn out of the best. Earlier this week I had a ninety-minute appointment over in Electronic Arts' press area, where they had a whole load of their upcoming games available for play-test or presentation. With the words...

 
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Leipzig GC 2007: The rumors are true! Heavens be praised! New Dreamcast games!

When I first met up with Lukas "3r0t1c n3rd" Cerin -- a sterling chap in case you don't know him, and a thoroughly dedicated member of the Dtoid army -- on Wednesday night, he told me of a story he'd heard that there were going to...

 
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Why is The Witcher so stupid looking? (Possibly NSFW video)

Okay, so seriously ... what the [intercourse] is this [fecal matter]? That's a cleaner example of the kind of thought that's been going through my head consistently during every minute of my watching this video. Apparently, this classes as ...

 
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Leipzig GC 2007: Test driving the Wii Balance Board

I stepped up to the Wii Fit Balance Board feeling rather ambivalent about the whole thing. On the one hand, while I'm a big fan of what Nintendo is doing in taking games beyond being playthings and into the new realm of mainstream experienc...

 
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Leipzig GC 2007: Hands-on with the Super Mario Galaxy demo's secret levels

I did not enjoy Nintendo's press "booth tour." Not one little bit. I never suspected for a second that they'd use the occasion to unveil anything radically new, but surely they could have done better than to spend the best part of...

 
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Leipzig GC 2007: A New Beginning

I've been ranting about the need for a resurgence in point and click adventures for a good while now. The genre's been forsaken as unfashionable for far too long, and in this Wii and DS-dominated climate, there's absolutely no excuse for no...

 
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Leipzig GC 2007: Dead Island

I've noticed over the years that I have three main reactions to new videogames I like. Firstly, I have the "serious" reaction, whereby I take on an expression of thoughtful reverence in the face of a something groundbreaking or ar...

 

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