The Daily Hotness: gamescom is almost over

It has been quite a week full of news, trailers, and previews out of gamescom. After reading Hamza’s preview, I’m stoked for Rayman Legends as a reason to buy a WiiU past the fact that I need a new machine to play my Wii games on.

Otherwise, Jim told us why Xbox Live is blatantly better than PlayStation Network, Hamza posted our nominations for the best games of gamescom, and Steven wrote up a few previews for some Ubisoft games.

Destructoid Original: 
Friday Night Fights: It’s poker time!
How Xbox Live is blatantly better than PSN
This weekend on Dtoid TV: Logitech givaway & RaiderZ
Destructoid’s best of gamescom 2012 nominations
Podtoid 214: Spider Sex Chamber 
The DTOID Show: Bear Cry 3, Bear Space 3, & Megabear

Community: 
Community blogs of 8/17
Forum thread of the day: The next Xbox

Previews: 
Assassin’s Creed Liberation could quietly top AC III
Preview: ZombiU is a welcome return to survival horror
Preview: Undressing Rabbids in Rabbids Land for Wii U 

Events:
Final Fantasy 25th anniversary: PAX event, new concert 

gamescom:
gamescom: LEGO LotR has a nice Skyrim vibe going 
gamescom: DmC: Devil May Cry keeps on getting better
gamescom: Rocking out with Barbara in Rayman Legends
gamescom: Dust 514 is looking a lot better
gamescom: Harada and I rocked out to ‘Give it Away’ 

News: 
PSA: Cave shooters on sale for iOS platforms this week
Ubisoft takes a cue from Origin, launches Uplay PC
Assassin’s Creed dev accuses game journalists of racism
Team Ninja: Ninja Gaiden 3 for the Wii U is ‘hardcore’
Big Picture mode beta headed for Steam in September
Missing features might be added to Darksiders II on PC
Weekend PC download deals: Unreal, Cities XL, Alan Wake
OnLive reportedly filing for bankruptcy (Update)
Castlevania: LOS – Mirror of Fate coming early 2013

Offbeat: 
These are the saddest photos you’ll see all week
Fifty Shades of Grey got b*tch slapped by Hyrule Historia

Media:
The Japanese will buy the crap out of this Pikachu 3DS XL
First-person horror game Routine invites us to the moon
Quick, look busy! Watch 343 Industries work on Halo 4
Trine 2 looks better than ever in Goblin Menace expansion
Let’s take a closer look at Splinter Cell: Blacklist

Darren Nakamura
Darren is a scientist during the day. He has been a Destructoid community member since 2006, joining the front page as a contributor in 2011. While he enjoys shooters, RPGs, platformers, strategy, and rhythm games, he takes particular interest in independent games. He produced the Zero Cool Podcast for about four years, and he plays board games quite a bit when he can find willing companions.