Video game news is being made right now in Germany, and we're putting it all together here so you can keep up with the latest from Valve, Sega, the Minecraft crew and more....

What's the biggest news coming out of Europe during one the biggest gaming news shows of the year? Find out right here. We'll be updating this story throughout the day.

Assassin's Creed: Revelations

Nine Minutes of Sneaky-Stabby Assassin's Creed: Revelations Gameplay Footage

Get it while it's hot, folks. Nearly ten minutes of what appears to be an early segment of Assassin's Creed: Revelations has found its way to the wild interwest. More »

Burnout: Crash

The New Burnout: Crash Trailer Features Crashing, Burning

Just in time for Gamescom, EA has shared a new trailer for its upcoming XBLA/PSN car-smasher Burnout: Crash. The 360 version of the game will be compatible with Kinect, and Crecente had a lot more fun with the game than he thought he would.
I'll be playing it for the first time next week, but the... More »


Minecraft Creator Teams Up With Indie Dev On Inexplicable Game

I'm not really sure what Cobalt is, but as of today the folks behind Minecraft are helping to make the game, so I'll assume it's going to be great and very, very different.
This morning Minecraft developers Mojang said that they were working with Oxeye Game Studios on Cobalt, a game they described... More »

Dark Souls

A Dark Souls Prison Break, Straight Out of Gamescom

The people showcasing From Software's role-playing game Dark Souls—which you've likely heard is something of a challenge—were prone to frequent deaths during a brand-new demonstration of the game. More »

Diablo III

Blizzard Is 'Very, Very Serious' About Diablo for Consoles

Sounds like Blizzard is now a bit more serious about "exploring a Diablo-related concept for consoles." What was something of an understated "interest" in bringing on talent for a version of Diablo III for video game consoles now sounds almost imminent.
At Blizzard Entertainment's Gamescom press... More »


Finally, We Can See What DOTA 2 Really Looks Like

We longer have to wonder what DOTA 2 looks like. Our days of watching gameplay-free trailers are over.
We can watch people play the game, streamed live over the Internet, and see it for ourselves.
Or, if your streaming is poor, your timing is off or you just like keeping this window open, you... More »

Game of Thrones

Winter is Coming in these Game of Thrones: Genesis Screens

We've got some new screens from Cyanide's upcoming PC Strategy game Game of Thrones: Genesis. (Some of these screens have been around a little while, but I figured I'd throw them in there as well). More »

GoldenEye 007: Reloaded

Goldeneye 007: Reloaded Special Missions Make You Roll Like MI6

Like MI6, like MI6; aside from the single player campaign and online multiplayer, the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions of Goldeneye 007: Reloaded will feature standalone missions that will task players with assault, elimination, stealth and defense objectives — More »

Guild Wars 2

The Guild Wars 2 Gamescom Trailer Makes You Wipe Away a Tear Before Laying Waste to Trolls

Amidst the bushels of chaos and action from upcoming games flying out of Germany this week, this idyllic new Guild Wars 2 trailer has you stop and contemplate it's picturesque beauty. More »

Lego Harry Potter: Years 5-7

At Least the LEGO Harry Potter Video Game Characters Don't Look Too Old for Hogwarts

I love me some LEGO video games; the quality of the graphics and the difficulty of the puzzles keeps getting better, and the worlds keep expanding.
I was instantly excited by how much out-of-storyline exploring I got to do in the first LEGO Harry Potter, and now Part Two promises to allow for even... More »

Lollipop Chainsaw

Eyes-On with Lollipop Chainsaw and Juliet the Overly Chipper Zombie Slayer

Juliet Starling is a dangerous high school girl in trouble. She's the star of Lollipop Chainsaw, the rainbow-bright zombie game and maybe the first to employ foul language as a physical weapon.
Grasshopper Manufacture, the people who make weird but beloved games like No More Heroes and Shadows of... More »

Mario Kart 7 & Super Mario Land 3D

Let's Play Super Mario 3D Land & Mario Kart 7!

Sorry. By "let's!", I really mean, "watch me and Mike play them for a bit".
As you can see, Mario Kart is, well, Mario Kart! Super Mario 3D Land was a lot more fun, as it's the only game I've yet to play on the 3DS that's actually and genuinely improved (thanks to some clever level design) by... More »

Mario & Sonic at the London Olympic Games

These Wii Peripherals Are Getting Out Of Hand

When it takes up half your living room floor and doesn't stop you from coming dead last, you need to question the worth in investing in a WiiCanoe.
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Metal Gear Solid HD Collection

New Metal Gear Solid HD Collection Screens Confirm That Yes, Even Menus Will Be Upscaled For Your Giant TV

The latest batch of screens showing off the nicely polished Metal Gear Solid HD Collection seem to have a puzzling fixation on the menus. I suppose it's fitting, as I spent a lot of time in Snake Eater flipping through menus to play dress up, apply makeup, and consume reptiles. More »

Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater 3D

Metal Gear Solid 3DS Isn't Winning Any Beauty Contests

Graphics aren't everything. They are important, but the gameplay, and sometimes the story, are more important. That still doesn't mean many gamers aren't graphics snobs. More »

Metro Last Light

These Metro: Last Light Screens Will Make You Run for Cover

Survival Metro: Last Light is a sequel to Metro 2033, and picks up after the game's "bad" ending. Bummer.
These latest batch of screens show the underground environments and a stark wintery tree. More »

Modern Warfare 3

A Sniper and a Bombsuit Make for A Wondrous Modern Warfare 3 Spec Ops Mission

"You've got a whole group coming down the street at you," my co-op buddy calls out to me.
But I'm not looking at the street. Instead, I'm staring straight down at the ground. More »

Call of Duty Makers Say Competitor's Anti-Call of Duty Talk Harms the Gaming Industry

EA CEO John Riccitiello, head of the company making this fall's premiere Call of Duty competitor, Battlefield 3, recently said he hopes that he hopes Call of Duty would "rot from the core."
In Germany, this week, Riccitiello's counterpart at Actvision, CEO Eric Hirshberg, fired back, defending not... More »


Limbs Are Optional in New NeverDead Screens

We here at Kotaku love the idea behind NeverDead—we're not the type of folks who let something as petty as a severed head get in our way, and we don't think you are either. More »

PixelJunk Sidescroller

PixelJunk: Sidescroller Gameplay Is Bright and Old-School

PixelJunk: Sidescroller, the upcoming downloadable color explosion from Q-Games, is not joking around.
In the latest video, lasers, crushers and a giant three-eyed monster await our ship-bound heroes. More »

Portal 2

Portal 2's First DLC Will Still 'Technically' Arrive This Summer

That first (and free) downloadable content pack for Valve's Portal 2—originally announced in April for a summertime release—will be released mid-September, says the company. More »


This Is Sony's Newer, Cheaper PSP As Seen At Gamescom

Sony has a new PlayStation Portable. Budget priced at €99 (and currently only for Europe), the PSP E-1000 does what every other PSP does—it just doesn't have built-in Wi-Fi. More »

Rise of Nightmares

Rise of Nightmares Promises Only the Story is On Rails

Having enlightened us on the control scheme for Rise of Nightmares, the zombie-genre M-rated Kinect game, Sega seems to understand that for this genre on this device, people aren't so much interested in story, just wielding virtual chainsaws to rip apart the undead. More »

The Secret World

Now Anonymous Has Hacked The Secret World — Nevermind, False Alarm

Sorry, I see a guy in a modern-day setting wearing a white face mask and jump to conclusions. Still, the conspiracy-laden Earth of The Secret World seems like a great place for Anonymous to hang out, doesn't it? More »

Shinobi 3DS

Shinobi 3DS Is Losing Beauty Contests to Metal Gear Solid 3DS

If you thought Metal Gear Solid 3DS looked ugly, get a load of what Sega and Griptonite are doing to Shinobi. Maybe they'll look better in 3D?
Wasn't the 3DS supposed to be a powerful machine capable of pulling off console-quality graphics? More »

Silent Hill: Book of Memories

Silent Hill: Book of Memories Screens Have Forgotten Something

This is not the Silent Hill you know.
Headed for the PS Vita in early 2012, Silent Hill: Book of Memories is a multiplayer title with an overhead isometric view. Not exactly the lonely foggy world most of us remember. More »

Silent Hill: HD Collection

Are These Silent Hill Screens HD Enough? Dark Enough?

Silent Hill loves dark corridors like I love French vanilla ice cream. So no wonder this latest batch of Silent Hill: HD Collection screens are cloaked in darkness. More »

Sonic Generations

There Are Two Hedgehogs and Four Tails in This Sonic Generations Trailer

There's only two Tails, but each Tails has two tails, making it four tails. See, I used the capitalization of the headline as misdirection! Just watch the video. More »

Sound Shapes

You and This Vita Platformer Will Make Beautiful Music Together

We're big fans of Jonathan Mak's (Everyday Shooter) upcoming musical platformer Sound Shapes. It looked good at E3, and is again one of the quiet stars of the show at this year's Gamescom. More »


Multiplayer Madness Abounds in These New SSX Screens

EA has released six sharp new screenshots from their upcoming SSX, featuring the return of famous SSX-ers Mac, Elise, Kaori, and Psymon. I got a chance to play some early SSX single-player at E3, and I came away impressed. More »

Star Wars: The Old Republic

Old Republic Looks As Interesting As a Naboo Trade Blockade

Were the Old Republic any other MMO in existence, or even in development, I'd have probably walked away from its Gamescom presentation thinking "oh, this looks slightly interesting".
Considering the license it's using and the developers behind it, though, I couldn't help but end up a little... More »


Gabe Newell Wants EA on Steam, and is Polite About It

Electronic Arts has Origin. Valve has Steam. Both want you as a customer for their online game store. And so far, neither can work out their differences enough to ensure that Electronic Arts' games will be available on Valve's massive computer download service.
But things still haven't come to a... More »

Street Fighter X Tekken

Bear Down for More Street Fighter x Tekken Screens

I can! Complementing the Gamescom Street Fighter x Tekken trailer is this batch of new Street Fighter x Tekken screens. I love compliments. I hope you do, too. More »


I'm Falling in Love With WildStar, and I Don't Care Who Knows It

It's not the stunning CGI movie quality trailer for NCsoft and Carbine's WildStar that has my heart beating so hard. Nor is it these forty-four screenshots, covering the races, combat, and environments of this gorgeous space born adventure. More »

World of Warcraft

World of Warcraft' Transmogrification in Action

Earlier today we walked you through how you can combine the best looking armor you have with the best performing to make something that's the best of both.
Here are some pics, via Blizzard's Gamescom press conference and blog, of the 4.3 patch's transmogrification in action. More »