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7:15 PM on 08.18.2014

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

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...

Brittany Vincent



9:00 PM on 08.17.2014

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

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...

Rob Morrow



5:00 PM on 08.16.2014

This Star Citizen multiplayer crew gameplay demo looks amazing!

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...

Rob Morrow



7:00 PM on 08.14.2014

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

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 ...

Jordan Devore



4:00 PM on 08.14.2014

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

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...

Jordan Devore



1:45 PM on 08.14.2014

Set aside five minutes for this Witcher 3 footage

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...

Jordan Devore



8:00 PM on 08.13.2014

I felt genuine delight and a little confusion from Sony's gamescom press conference

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...

Bill Zoeker



4:45 PM on 08.13.2014

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

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-...

Jordan Devore



4:30 PM on 08.13.2014

Microsoft's gamescom press conference wasn't as bad as I expected

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...

Bill Zoeker



12:29 PM on 08.13.2014

Titanfall's third and final DLC pack drops this autumn

Today at gamescom EA, announced the last map pack for Titanfall -- IMC Rising. The three maps will be titled Backwater, Zone 18, and Sandtrap, and as always, it'll run you $10 or $25 for the Season Pass. The Xbox One an...

Chris Carter



10:30 AM on 08.13.2014

Until Dawn is my kind of horror

I am a little baby when it comes to horror movies. I just can’t. I can’t sit and force myself to stare at a screen that will make me scream and flinch. That’s not fun to me! The opposite is true when it com...

Hamza CTZ Aziz



7:00 AM on 08.13.2014

Assassin's Creed Rogue gives you more open ocean goodness

Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag was a huge game. Like, you could easily sink 100 hours into that whole experience before getting 100 percent completion. So Assassin's Creed Rogue may or may not be quite the game for you. It ...

Hamza CTZ Aziz



5:00 AM on 08.13.2014

Claptrap shows off his action skill(s) in this Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel trailer

2K Games has been trickling out information about the playable characters in the upcoming Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, but while it has featured Athena the Gladiator, Wilhelm the Enforcer, and Nisha the Lawbringer, the publi...

Darren Nakamura



4:00 PM on 08.12.2014

Fable Legends actually looks pretty fun

This trailer also best explains (though not completely clearly?) the 4 vs. 1, heroes versus villain mode, which we talked a bit about here. Though it's not traditional Fable, there is also regular single-player and co-op pla...

Steven Hansen



2:45 PM on 08.12.2014

Soda scientist shows off Sunset Overdrive mutants and robots

There was a surprising amount of brand new stuff out of gamescom (thanks, Sony!), but let's not forget Sunset Overdrive is coming out October 28. It's pretty fun, though I've only messed with the multiplayer. 

Steven Hansen



2:30 PM on 08.12.2014

Dear Below, I need you in my life now please

Just look at it. Look at how gorgeous Below is. I need it. I need it NOW!

Hamza CTZ Aziz



2:00 PM on 08.12.2014

Watch the Golden Gate Bridge get destroyed in Advanced Warfare

Ghosts was a giant disappointment but man Advanced Warfare is looking really good. I'm mostly interested in the multiplayer at this point, but the single-player looks like it will be worth it this time around too.  The latest video for the new Call of Duty focuses on San Francisco, showing off a chase and the eventual destruction of the famous Golden Gate Bridge. 

Hamza CTZ Aziz



1:25 PM on 08.12.2014

In Space We Brawl produces intense faces, spaceships

Back in my day, when trailers and game ads showed players making real intense faces at the screen while clutching their controllers, it was because a game was TOO XTREME for a normal facial expression. Now it seems that such...

Josh Tolentino



1:20 PM on 08.12.2014

Housemarque's new shooter Alienation looks like a bloody good time

Resogun and Super Stardust HD creator Housemarque's next game is Alienation -- a cooperative shooter in which you can "support your allies or go rogue." It's a classic tale of dudes in power armor with giant machine guns ver...

Jordan Devore



1:17 PM on 08.12.2014

Rayman creator Michel Ancel unveils WiLD, a caveman Monster Hunter

Folk have been wondering what Michel Ancel's new project is and today we got our answer, WiLD. We saw a lovely looking trailer with lush forest, verdant grasslands and a pair of hunters trying to live off the land.  Anc...

Alasdair Duncan



1:02 PM on 08.12.2014

Far Cry 4's PlayStation-exclusive free trial experience detailed

PlayStation gamers will be able to invite their friends for a round of cooperative play in Far Cry 4 even if said friends do not own the game. We've known about this for a while, but more specifics have come out of the PlayS...

Jordan Devore



12:57 PM on 08.12.2014

I'm not the first to say this but Driveclub looks gorgeous

The last racing game to really hook me was Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit thanks, in no small measure, to the Autolog. Racing against friends was compulsive and really fun, so if Driveclub can do the same but let me race with m...

Alasdair Duncan



12:55 PM on 08.12.2014

Yep, Until Dawn is 'horror reinvented' on PS4

After all of those icy, blood-filled teasers out of Sony, we finally have our confirmation that they were leading up to Until Dawn. Originally announced back in 2012 for PlayStation 3, it's essentially a videogame take on sl...

Jordan Devore



12:52 PM on 08.12.2014

Shadow of Mordor looks good but is it Lord of the Rings?

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor has gotten a lot of people excited because of its seemingly great combat and interesting reputation system but is it me, or does it just look like a generic dark fantasy game? I'll be honest, m...

Alasdair Duncan



12:52 PM on 08.12.2014

Snake can hide in a PS4 box in Metal Gear Solid V

Snake loves hiding in cardboard boxes, you know. And it sure looks like our hero's favorite disguise will be incredibly, uh, versatile (?) in Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. 

Kyle MacGregor



12:42 PM on 08.12.2014

Guns Up! takes aim at a new trailer, early access

Guns Up!, the top-down free-to-play strategy game coming for PS3, Vita, and PS4, is looking much the same as it did last month, but the new Gamescom trailer makes a more detailed pitch with regards to features and multiplaye...

Josh Tolentino



12:41 PM on 08.12.2014

PlayStation 4's Rime still looks stupid beautiful

Sony gave us another peek at Rime today during its gamescom media event in Cologne, Germany, and good lord does this game look pretty. Bravo, Tequila Softworks. Bravo.

Kyle MacGregor



12:30 PM on 08.12.2014

The Order: 1886 trailer shows people messing up their orders

The new Gamescom trailer for The Order: 1886 has a lot of things in it: Fancy PS4 graphics, Nikola Tesla's verbal handwringing, a release date of February 20th, 2015, and lots of shooting up Victorian monsters with big guns,...

Josh Tolentino



12:28 PM on 08.12.2014

Thomas Was Alone dev shows off new PS4, Vita project

Today during Sony's gamescom press conference, Thomas Was Alone creator Mike Bithell took the stage in Cologne, Germany to showcase his sophomore project, Volume. Volume launches next year, and is coming first to PlayStation 4 and Vita.

Kyle MacGregor



12:24 PM on 08.12.2014

Hellblade is the new game from Ninja Theory

Yay! A new game from Ninja Theory that's been straddled with one of the most unimaginative names I can remember. Hellblade? Sure, there's not been a game called that already? No release date so far but it will be a console exclusive on PS4. 

Alasdair Duncan



12:22 PM on 08.12.2014

The Vanishing of Ethan Carter has me intrigued

I still don't know a lot about The Vanishing of Ethan Carter apart from some beautiful screenshots and an intriguing name. Thankfully this gamescom trailer from Sony's press conference didn't give a lot away; is it a supernatural murder mystery game? Sure, sign me up for some that.

Alasdair Duncan



12:21 PM on 08.12.2014

Q-Games and SCEE Worldwide announce The Tomorrow Children

At the PlayStation gamescom 2014 conference, Dylan Cuthbert of PixelJunk maker Q-Games announced his return to 3D games "with a bit of a bang." The studio is collaborating with SCEE Worldwide Studios on The Tomorrow Children...

Jordan Devore



12:09 PM on 08.12.2014

LittleBigPlanet 3 gets a new gamescom trailer

LittleBigPlanet is coming back to a Sony console, with LittleBigPlanet 3 coming to PS4 on November 18. Sackboy is back and he's brought some new friends with him -- Oddsock, Swoop, and Toggle -- which will hopefully mean we'll see unique characters used in co-op games, instead of lots of Sackboys (cute as they are). Check out the new trailer above.

Alasdair Duncan



12:05 PM on 08.12.2014

Bloodborne's new gameplay trailer confirms that we all need it in our lives

Bloodborne is looking as good as ever, coming off of a new gamescom trailer reveal from Sony. Plenty of gameplay is shown, and one of the major things I'm noticing is the enhanced engine, and how well it does with particle e...

Chris Carter



12:00 PM on 08.12.2014

RollerCoaster Tycoon World announced for PC

RollerCoaster Tycoon 4 Mobile was a hot mess, representing some of the worst traits of mobile and free-to-play gaming, but we knew that Atari was planning a PC game as well, one that promised to be different from the mobile ...

Jordan Devore



11:45 AM on 08.12.2014

It's the return of Sanctuary in Halo: The Master Chief Collection

Lots of Halo news today, but this should be the last of it for now. Check out the updated return of Sanctuary that you'll be able to experience in Halo: The Master Chief Collection. 

Hamza CTZ Aziz



11:15 AM on 08.12.2014

Superhot, Space Engineers, SMITE and more coming to Xbox One

Look, more Cuphead footage! But we all already know that's going to be great. So what else is there? Well plenty as it turns out. The ID@Xbox program is beefing up with even more indies. Superhot, Space Engineers, and even SMITE are making their way to the Xbox One. Ghost of the Devil looks quite adorable, as does Rivals of Aether. A good offering of games, all in in all. 

Hamza CTZ Aziz



10:45 AM on 08.12.2014

See how mixing up Hunters in Evolve changes things up

You want more Evolve? Well here you go. The latest trailer from gamescom shows off a mix up of the past Hunters that have been revealed, plus the squid face monster that the opposing players will take control of. All of this is shown on the new map Distillery.  This video is also eSports like whoa. 

Hamza CTZ Aziz



7:56 AM on 08.12.2014

Here's the Quantum Break demo from Microsoft's presser

One of the hands-down biggest hits of Microsoft's press conference at gamescom 2014 was the Quantum Break demo. In case you missed the show, here's the eight-minute demo that played. I could do without all of the third-...

Brett Makedonski



5:30 PM on 08.11.2014

Sony teases the reinvention of horror on PS4

It started with a bloody snowflake. Then there was a bloody hatchet. Now there's a bloody window and a scary man chopping something or someone. Apparently we'll be able to "watch horror reinvented on PS4" tomorrow at gamesco...

Jordan Devore



1:30 PM on 08.11.2014

Explode zombie heads into raspberry jam with Dead Island 2

This game is a bloody messy. In a good way. I've never been too keen on Dead Island, but maybe with Spec Ops developer Yager on Dead Island 2 (PC, PS4, Xbox One), this will make for a good time. Maybe some white ph...

Steven Hansen



12:00 PM on 08.08.2014

Sierra's making a comeback, and signs point to King's Quest and Geometry Wars

Activision's playing the role of necromancer, and reviving Sierra Entertainment from the dead. At least, if recent indications can be believed. A teaser site has appeared that plays the above video with a new Sierra logo and...

Brett Makedonski



10:45 AM on 08.08.2014

Dying Light's gamescom trailer is all about hunting and hiding

As I wrote about at E3, there's a lot that you can do in Techland's Dying Light. First and foremost, you can run, jump, and grapple your way across terrain at a breakneck speed. You can take a break from traversal and use yo...

Brett Makedonski



5:30 PM on 08.07.2014

The second PlayStation gamescom teaser is just as nebulous as the first

Trading in a bloody snowflake for a bloody axe, the second teaser trailer for something that PlayStation's going to talk about at gamescom tells us no more than the first one did. We still have our money on Until Dawn -- the teen horror game that vanished into the ether a few years ago. Hopefully it's not Lumberjack on a Frozen Pond Simulator.

Brett Makedonski



12:45 PM on 08.05.2014

PlayStation is teasing something bloody for gamescom

Although we haven't heard much of anything about Until Dawn these past couple years, it recently popped up on an alleged list of PlayStation games scheduled to appear at gamescom. Here it is again, potentially, in a short te...

Jordan Devore



1:45 PM on 08.01.2014

Xbox has 'big reveals' planned for its trip to gamescom

If its word is to be believed, Xbox is going to take advantage of its time at the world's biggest videogame convention. When gamescom hits (and in the days leading up to it), Microsoft will hold a handful of events where rev...

Brett Makedonski



9:00 PM on 07.31.2014

Another 'You've Been Chosen' teaser from BioWare

This second live-action teaser for BioWare's next game isn't as good as the initial one, but I found it ever so mildly interesting. No "smokeface" this time, sadly. While we know the project is set for a gamescom reveal next...

Jordan Devore



8:00 PM on 07.30.2014

Wander is an MMO free of combat

One of the titles playable at gamescom's Indie MEGABOOTH is Wander, described as "a collaborative, non-combat, non-competitive MMO game focused on narrative, exploration, and joy." It stars you, at least at first, as a tree ...

Jordan Devore



3:00 PM on 07.30.2014

Here are the games at the Indie MEGABOOTH at gamescom this year

The Indie MEGABOOTH has become a huge hit at events like PAX and GDC, and it continues its tradition of offering a massive area packed with developers who otherwise would not be able to easily get floor space at gamescom. Th...

Darren Nakamura



8:00 PM on 09.03.2013

Rime gives you reason to be excited for PS4

I was immediately excited when Sony showed off Rime at its gamescom press conference. That trailer has finally been released in its full glory. I'm still not sure why they pulled out to so many indecipherable wide shots duri...

Steven Hansen






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