For the general public, Gamescom is just getting started. For the folks at EA Germany—the business types—the show is over. This is how Electronic Arts sent off Gamescom 2010, with a few German-language standards and a huge tool.
We thought that our first glimpse of the "Platinum" budget version of Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots was bad enough. Then we saw Germany's take on Old Snake.
The Leipzig Games Convention is a show slathered in spectacle, with big booths, booming sound systems, and lovely female companions to distract from each game's graphical shortcomings. What you might think it would be lacking in are interpretive dance routines. You'd be wrong, as the Germans have come through in a…