Destructoid’s gamescom 2011 wrap up

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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 moments we had in a very busy schedule, but all of it was for you guys. Missed something? Then take the weekend to catch up while you mope about not being at PAX Prime!

We saw a lot of new games and new content for games we already knew about, shot a lot of video interviews, and had a thousands of sweaty causcasian Germans obstructing our path. Eleven other members of our UK community had to deal with them the most on the show floor, but they had a blast in Cologne regardless.

Maybe next year you’ll be a part of it too?

Previews
Preview: Inversion
Preview: UFO Online
Preview: Of Orcs and Men

Preview: Jagged Alliance Online
Preview: Black Knight Sword
Preview: Sine Mora
Preview: Dragon Commander
Preview: King Arthur II
Preview: Wargame: European Escalation
Preview: Anno 2070
Preview: Scivelation
Preview: Masters of the Broken World
Raven’s Cry like a proper pirate action game
Preview: Two Worlds II: Pirates of the Flying Fortress
Preview: Risen 2
Preview: Lollipop Chainsaw
Preview: Anarchy Reigns
Preview: Naval War: Arctic Circle
Preview: Binary Domain
Preview: Borderlands 2
Capcom explains why Dragon’s Dogma is worth your time
Impressions: Ace Combat: Assault Horizon
Preview: Escape Plan
Hands-on: Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning
Preview: GoldenEye 007: Reloaded
Preview: Assassin’s Creed: Revelations
Impressions: A second set of eyes on Mass Effect 3
Impressions: Space combat in Starhawk
Impressions: DmC

Video interviews
Taking a look at Carbine Studios’ new MMO WildStar
Talking Borderlands 2 with Anthony Burch
Interview: Guild Wars 2 will be ready when it is ready
Lollipop Chainsaw interview: Yes, she is over 18
Witcher 2 2.0 is on the way and it’s completely free
Getting excited for Assassin’s Creed: Revelations
Playing dress up in Gotham City Imposters
The finer points of Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
I have fallen in love with Anno 2070
Far Cry 3 gives us the definition of insanity
Sega’s Binary Domain is all about trust
Need for Speed: The Run an epic journey, biggest NFS yet
EA talks ‘evolution’ of SSX franchise at gamescom
Valve: ‘We try to make it easier for us to be successful’
Cowboys are back in space with Starhawk
Radical Entertainment talks Prototype 2 at gamescom
Talking tanks, planes and ships with Wargaming.net
Talking Battlefield 3’s Battlelog with DICE
Talking Ghost Recon with Ubisoft at gamescom
Hello Games shows us Joe Danger: The Movie
I get excited about a Wappy Dog
Talking with Namco about Soulcalibur V balancing and more
Kingdoms of Amalur doesn’t just recycle its dungeons
Mass Effect 3 will see all previous characters return
Talking to Sledgehammer Games about Modern Warfare 3
GoldenEye 007: Reloaded has Daniel Craig, rejoice!
City building with Ridge Racer: Unbounded

Daily video wrap ups
Gamescom Day 1
Gamescom Day 2
Gamescom Day 3

Community reflections
Anus Mcphanus – A Community Members Guide to Gamescom 2011
Sebastian Matthews – gamescom 2011 or: How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love Room 414
Malcor – Wie Geht’s!!!

Lastly, I want to take this opportunity to give a shoutout to our gamescom crew: Hollie Bennett (interviews, management boss lady), Daniel Carneiro (interviews, video editing), Sebastian Matthews (camera), Royston Malcomber (camera, video editing), Jamie McGinn (writing), and last but not least Ian Roberts (video editing).

These people did an amazing job working under pressure with the tools they had, especially Sebastian and Jamie who joined us for gamescom’s insanity for the first time this year.

I hope everyone has had as much fun reading and watching our content as we’ve had creating it, so make sure to tune in next year for all your gamescom coverage.


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