Introducing a new series of animated shorts and comics aimed at injecting more personality into its collectible card game, Blizzard treated fans watching today’s Gamescom event to a little song and dance.
Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany and Leader of the Free World, was at Gamescom in Köln earlier today. And she spent some of her time in about the most Gamescom way imaginable.
Normally you’d expect a video game event to be ceremonially opened by, say, a video game executive, but Europe’s big 2017 show—GamesCom, in Köln—will be kicked off on August 22 by none other than the Leader Of The Free World herself, German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
To be fair, the $90 ‘Deluxe’ edition of Final Fantasy XV doesn’t contain a DLC season pass either, but then it’s not calling itself ‘Ultimate.’
At E3 2016 Activision revealed that one-time Sony mascot character Crash Bandicoot would be appearing in Skylanders Imaginators this fall. Announced during Gamescom, Crash is also bringing his best enemy along for the ride, along with an entire level set in the Wumpa Islands.
A “Half-Life: 3" poster has been spotted at Gamescom. But don’t get excited just yet! This isn’t for Valve’s long overdue sequel. It’s for some world-class trolling.
At Gamescom a few weeks ago, I had an appointment to see Oculus to try out the soon-to-be-released retail version of the Rift, which I was interested to see but not exactly zinging with excitement about.
Last year, before E3, and back when Dambuster Studios was still called Crytek Nottingham and hadn’t been sold to Deep Silver, I saw a presentation of Homefront: The Revolution in action. I thought it looked fantastic, like an open-world version of Half-Life 2’s City 17.
Much was made of the Xbox One’s “cloud capabilities” around the time of its announcement, but until now, the only prominent use of that technology was Forza’s “Driveatar” functionality, which essentially created a simulacrum of a player’s driving personality that lived on a server somewhere. Crackdown 3, however, has…
Mafia 3 made its first appearance this week at Gamescom, and beyond the scene-setting first trailer (which you can see below), the team at 2K Czech had a half-hour of city-roaming and third-person shooting to show off. I had mixed feelings about what I saw; its setting is great, the music and ambience are fantastic,…
For two years, we’ve wondered what Quantum Break actually is. Having seen it, I’m now worried that Quantum Break is a bland-looking shooter interrupted with 20-minute episodes of bad television at the end of every chapter. It should be so much better.
You can always rely on the Halo series to have great music, and even though it was a piece from the original game, hearing it kick in as Master Chief and the other three members of Blue Team hurtled through space towards a Covenant-infested ship in Halo 5 did make me go all gooey inside.
Today Chris Roberts showed off three portions of his space game to be/end all space games, Star Citizen. Portions of the demo were definitely impressive, but the game’s still got a ways to go.
It’s seemed like as natural a fit as there possibly could be, but Heroes of the Storm fans haven’t known for sure if Blizzard was going to transform the Terran Medic unit from StarCraft into a full-fledged MOBA character. Now, they do.
Microsoft has clarified that cross-buy functionality for games on both Windows 10 and Xbox One only applies to limited DLC options and not full games. Go here to read the full statement.
Fans were pissed this week when Blizzard announced a Protoss Warrior for Heroes of the Storm that WASN’T the StarCraft hero Praetor Fenix. A HOTS developer has now weighed in on Reddit to say they are working on him, they’re just holding him back because he has a similar resurrection mechanic to King Leoric. Phew!
Look, I didn’t like Dark Souls 2 all that much, alright? There was something missing. Something that Dark Souls 3 appears to have. That thing is majesty.
The Hearts of Iron series has long sat neatly between the worlds of “strategy video games” and “hellish grognard icon wasteland”. The fourth game is looking, if nothing else, prettier.
Cities Skylines is awesome. But it’s also weird, in that it only ever takes place during the day. An upcoming expansion will fix that (and hopefully add a lot more than just lights; that Vice City-esque font is promising).
Paradox Interactive, the studio behind one of the best strategy games of modern times, are for one of their next titles moving past the ages of sword and horse, into the age of starships and aliens with a game called Stellaris. I couldn’t be more psyched.