During Gamescom 2011 in Germany, the Frogster folks gave press a peek at what a standard dungeon run looks like in the action-packed MMO Tera. Now see for yourself!
Last week I found myself in a back row of one of Gamescom's business hall with a few minutes to kill. Turning a corner I discovered a sizeable booth set up to showcase the computer and video games of Iran.
Gabe Newell has a problem.
I was as worried as any SSX fan when Electronic Arts unveiled the darker, grittier SSX: Deadly Descents late last year. I like my outlandish snowboarding video games to be, well, outlandish, silly, colorful.
This morning we pointed out this video from Germany's RTL Television which seemed to delight in mocking the "computer freaks" that attended last week's Gamescom in Cologne. Today the show is apologizing for their bad judgement in airing it.
Valve's yet-to-be released Dota 2 has its first champion. The publisher held a tournament for the still-unreleased game at the Gamsecom video game conference last week. It wrapped up over the weekend. There are spoilers ahead, in case you haven't looked up the winner yet.
Asura's Wrath is an angry game based on an angry group of Buddhist demigods.
The tens of thousands of people attending Gamescom on any given day were excited enough to be there as it is, but at specially anointed times, they were whipped up into an absolute fervour. And it's quite the sight.
While we've known for a while now that Gearbox's upcoming Aliens: Colonial Marines makes extensive use of original concept art from the movie it's based on, 1986's Aliens, it's still a surprise to see it brought to life 25 years later.
COLOGNE, GERMANY - For one week a year a very different sort of campsite forms along Cologne's pebbled shores of the Rhine river.
Another attendance record for Gamescom. This year's show drew 275,000 visitors, organizers stated in an official release.
Battlefield 3's booth at Gamescom was not fucking around. Inside its cavernous hall, at the end of an hours-long wait, were 64 personal computers and an 18-minute round of the game's multiplayer.
This video isn't as sexy as it sounds (unless you start up some simultaneous saxophone). For those interested in the PlayStation Vita but who haven't laid hands upon one, however, it is practical.
I've got to play Battlefield 3 twice this week at Gamescom. Once on PS3 and once on PC. One was OK and one was amazing. We'll start with the OK one first.
The giant Gamescom show in Germany wrapped up this weekend, but the coverage won't stop here. We have more galleries, impressions, news and notes from days four and five here, and the crew returning from Germany will have much more to share as the week unfolds.
Or, at least all the crap that used to be associated with them.
Gamescom 2011 may have been overcrowded today, but not with people dressed as video game, anime and comic book characters. While European cosplayers did represent at Gamescom, they did so in the corners of the Cologne Messe.
Germany being mad for the PC like it is, there are a ton of PC accessories, peripherals and other pieces of kit available at Gamescom. Easiest on the eye are these, the PC cases.
When we first started playing Assassin's Creed, all the way back at the beginning of the first one, if you wanted to kill a man you usually had to stab him somewhere. As the series has progressed, though, we've slowly been given more and more ways to kill a man from a distance.
Gamescom, the biggest video game show in the world, just got too big.