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  • Blog Post: 974 Super Mario Bros. Attempts Combined Into One Video

    Website StabYourself.net recorded more than 1,000 runs at a Super Mario Bros. level during Gamescom, and it combined 974 of those attempts into one video. It's an impressive spectacle that recalls all those hours dying over and over in Super Meat Boy, a game heavily inspired by Super Mario. It has... More
  • Blog Post: Crytek Shows New CryEngine Tech Trailer at Gamescom

    Gamescom is about more than just dazzling the fans, it's also a major gathering of game development talent. Crytek decided to use the opportunity to show off some of the latest tech it's been adding to CryEngine. (By the way, they've gone away from the numbering system, so it's just "CryEngine"... More
  • Blog Post: Gamescom 2013: Recapping Sony's Press Conference

    Much like at E3 , Sony’s Gamescom press conference was the biggest and juiciest of the show. Sony kicked off its press conference with a world premier demo of the PlayStation 4 UI. We watched a player browse the PlayStation 4’s dashboard, check out videos from upcoming games, and then jump... More
  • Blog Post: PlayStation Vita Price Drop Announced

    At Sony's Gamescom conference today, a price drop for the Vita and memory cards was announced. The PlayStation Vita will now cost $200 and 200 euros. Sony also confirmed plans to price drop its Vita memory cards. This is great news for those who were on the fence about buying the handheld, and even... More
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Announces Fable Legends

    During a press conference at a pre-Gamescom event in Cologne, Germany, Microsoft announced a new Fable game from the team at Lionhead Studios. The trailer for the new game showcases a few character classes, but nothing that fans of the series, or games in general, aren't already familiar with. It... More
  • Blog Post: Microsoft To Reveal New Exclusive At Gamescom

    In official Xbox blogger Major Nelson's new podcast, Microsoft Studios' head Phil Spencer said that the company has some big news planned for its Gamescom presentation. In Major Nelson's podcast , Spencer said, "We're going to have a really short stage presentation with some news... More
  • Blog Post: Ubisoft To Reveal New Next-Gen IP At Gamescom

    Ubisoft will unveil another new property for next-gen consoles at the upcoming game convention in Germany. The company has also said that it will be revealing a new, smaller scale IP called Child of Light (created by Ubisoft Montreal creative director Patrick Plourde) at the European GDC conference,... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo Attending Gamescom This Year

    Nintendo didn’t attend Gamescom last year, missing out on Europe’s biggest gaming trade show, but it is returning to this year. "Nintendo's return is an absolute highlight for our community, exhibitors and trade visitors from around the world,” Gamescom project manager Tim... More
  • Blog Post: Killzone Mercenary Brings Knife Swipes, New Adventure To Vita

    The Vita is getting a lot of love at Sony's Gamescom press conference. First we learned that Media Molecule is working on a Vita game called Tearaway . Sony followed that announcement up with Killzone Mercenary, a new shooter created exclusively for the Vita. Most of the trailer showed live action... More
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Opts Out Of Gamescom, TGS

    Microsoft has announced that it won't be attending the Gamescom and Tokyo Game Show events this year. Instead, the company says it will put its post-E3 efforts toward smaller events across the world. Microsoft's Larry Hryb (AKA Major Nelson) broke the news this morning in a statement on his official... More
  • Blog Post: A Post-PAX Look At Dragon Age's Future

    The last week has seen a lot of tidbits flying around about where BioWare's fantasy epic is headed. Among other things, BioWare's Mike Laidlaw mentioned at a PAX panel last weekend that the company was so pleased with the Legacy DLC pack for Dragon Age II that it intends to take its time to create... More
  • Blog Post: Gamescom Preview Roundup

    Gamescom is about to wrap up, which means our crew of Jeff Cork, Bryan, Adam, and Phil can get on the long plane ride back stateside. They've been cranking out the previews all week, and we've assembled them here for easy access. Take a look below at the previews coming out of the convention... More
  • Blog Post: Konami Walks Through Snake Eater HD At Gamescom

    Metal Gear Solid fans should be looking forward to the upcoming HD Collection, and Konami has released a video of the Snake Eater portion of the game. It shows off the much-improved visuals, and takes place at the beginning area after Snake's initial jump. Check out the Gamescom walkthrough below... More
  • Blog Post: Two Worlds II's Expansion As Viewed By Two People Who Loved The Game

    Two Worlds II surprised me by being quite enjoyable when it released earlier this year. Now a downloadable add-on is coming out, and both Jeff Cork and I checked it out today at Gamescom. Here are our thoughts. Phil's Take: What I loved about Two Worlds II was its very strange sense of humor, and... More
  • Blog Post: Blizzard Seeking "Meaningful Difference" In World Of Warcraft Expansion Timing

    Earlier this week , Blizzard announced that the Deathwing battle is coming to World of Warcraft in the next patch. If that seems like it signals the end of the Cataclysm expansion pack to you, it should. The developer is hoping to be much more timely with the release of its next expansion. I spoke to... More
  • Blog Post: Star Wars: The Old Republic Launch Copies Limited For Retail And Digital

    While it's always possible for games to sell out, it's a pretty rare occurrence for major releases, and it's becoming even more unlikely thanks to the advent of digital downloads. Apparently being downloadable won't help BioWare's upcoming MMO, though. Today at a Star Wars: The Old... More
  • Blog Post: Blizzard Co-Founder: We Failed With The StarCraft Marketplace

    Speaking candidly at the Blizzard press conference at Gamescom today, company co-founder Frank Pearce was open about one area in which he thinks the successful developer has unequivocally failed: the planned StarCraft marketplace. Pearce was asked by an audience member to address ways in which the triple... More
  • Blog Post: Get Your Air Guitar On With Kinect Fun Labs Air Band

    Kinect Fun Labs doesn't really offer games, but rather small-scale experiences that show off some of the interesting technical feats that developers can accomplish with Kinect. One of these new experiences shown at Gamescom is Air Band, a unique all-motion take on music gaming. Think of it as a hands... More
  • Blog Post: Sony Introducing New "Value-Priced" PSP

    During their press conference at Gamescom today, Sony announced yet another new PSP model. This unnamed reboot of the system will be priced at 99 Euros, which translates to roughly $143 US dollars. It'll be interesting to see what the retail price will be here in the States, as you can currently... More
  • Blog Post: Resistance: Burning Skies Coming To Playstation Vita

    During the Sony press conference in Cologne, Germany today, the company revealed a new Resistance title for the Vita. Resistance: Burning Skies is being developed by Nihilistic Software, who mentioned that they're working with Insomniac on the title. Unlike the PSP's Resistance: Retribution,... More
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