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  • Blog Post: Remember Me Was Originally ADRIFT

    Last year at Gamescom, the title now known as Remember Me was shown as a concept video under the name ADRIFT. The ADRIFT teaser shows off some impressive visual concepts for what would become Remember Me and might provide additional details about the upcoming game from studio Dontnod Entertainment. Remember... 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: Ukranian Team Wins A Cool $1,000,000 At Dota 2 Tourney

    The Dota 2 international tournament is over, and Ukranian team Na'Vi has taken home the top prize of one million bucks. The event was spread across five days at Gamescom 2011 in Germany, with 16 teams competing for the top purse. Na'Vi beat out EHOME in the best of five elimination series. Na'Vi... 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: Team Ninja Nixes Decapitation In Ninja Gaiden 3, Explains Decision

    Ever since the Ninja Gaiden series made the jump to 3D, Team Ninja has been unapologetic about the amount of gore packed into each game. Ninja Gaiden 3 will continue to provide visceral, bloody combat, but don't expect to see any more heads or limbs hit the floor. According to a recent report from... 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: Assassin's Creed: Revelations Gamescom Demo Surfaces On Youtube

    [Update] Video was down for awhile, found another link (thanks to Sontendofanboy in the comments.) We'll see how long it lasts, so watch it quick. [Original Story] Some enterprising gamer posted the full single-player Gamescom demo of Assassin's Creed online, and you can watch it now -- all nine... 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: Battlefield 3 Best In Show, EA Wins Big At Gamescom 2011

    The winners of the previously revealed Gamescom 2011 award nominees have been revealed. Battlefield 3 took home top honors as best in show, and the PlayStation Vita emerged as the most coveted hardware. Find the complete list of winners below. Best at Gamescom: Battlefield 3 (EA) Best Hardware or Accessory... More
  • Blog Post: Update: Dota 2 Gamescom Tournaments Live

    Valve's International Dota 2 Tournament has kicked off. Watch the live stream after the break. Original Story: Gamescom attendees will get the chance to play Dota 2 for the first time, and you can watch them through Valve's "The International Dota 2 Tournament" live stream . This page... 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: New Diablo III Difficulty Options Available For Experts

    While Diablo III is certain to keep many gamers busy for a long time with its Normal, Nightmare, and Hell difficulty settings -- a popular progression borrowed from the previous games in the series -- today at Gamescom Blizzard announced that the action-RPG will feature a new ultra-difficult option that... More
  • Blog Post: Witcher 2 Gets Patched On September 29

    The Witcher 2 has gotten plenty of praise , but it isn't without fault. That's why developer CD Projekt is releasing a patch. Even better, the improvements will be added to the upcoming Xbox 360 version. In its version 2.0, The Witcher 2 will have improvements like an improved tutorial early... More
  • Blog Post: Silent Hill HD Collection Coming To Xbox 360 Alongside PS3

    Finally succumbing to Xbox 360-owning Silent Hill fans' rage, Konami announced at its press conference that the Silent Hill HD collection will no longer be a PlayStation 3 exclusive. This fall, the HD bundle of Silent Hill 2 and 3 will release on 360 day and date with the PS3 version. As stated before... More
  • Blog Post: PC Call Of Duty Players Can Go Elite…Eventually

    Activision is bringing a similar but customized version of its subscription-based Call of Duty Elite service to PC players of Modern Warfare 3, but not necessarily day and date with the console versions. At least there are dedicated servers for multiplayer this time. The PC version of Elite will be functionally... More
  • Blog Post: NCsoft Announces PC MMO Wildstar

    Developer Carbine Studios is banking on a "layered" approach to MMO design to differentiate its sci-fi/fantasy MMORPG from the pack -- which it's going to need, since it looks and plays just like a Blizzard game you may have heard of. Wildstar employs a cartoony art style to sell its unusual... More
  • Blog Post: Ninja Gaiden 3 Gains PlayStation Move Support

    Now here's an announcement I didn't see coming. If Ninja Gaiden 3 is anything like its predecessors, razor-sharp reflexes and pinpoint precision are demanded of the player. Tecmo Koei hasn't shared details as to how Move support will be integrated into the PlayStation 3 version of the game... More
  • Blog Post: Sony Drops PS3 Price To $249

    Have you held out on buying a PlayStation 3? Maybe you're looking for a spare to put in your bathroom. Whatever the case, now you've got a good reason to consider picking one up. Sony announced today during its Gamescom 2011 press conference that the PS3's price tag is having $50 sheered... More
  • Blog Post: Cole Becomes A Vampire In New Infamous 2 Adventure

    The onslaught of new content being revealed at Sony's Gamescom press conference continues with an Infamous 2 expansion that has Cole MacGrath battling a city full of vampires. After a brief trailer that teased a vampire Cole (complete with fangs and glowing red eyes), Sony Europe's senior VP... More
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