GamesCom 2012


Lifesize Thrall made out of LEGO [World of Warcraft]

Gamescom 2012 was a bit of a disappointment in terms of the quantity of booth babes this year.

By John Robertson | 24 Aug 2012 | Comments Off

Gamescom winners announced, Dishonored takes top prize

The 2012 Gamescom Awards have been unveiled, and its Bethesda’s Dishonored that walks away with the honour of being able to call itself the best game at the show.

By John Robertson | 24 Aug 2012 | 1

Starting over: Can Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn set things right? [Interview]

It’s no secret that Final Fantasy XIV was a failure. The players certainly see it that.

By John Robertson | 21 Aug 2012 | 4

Final Fantasy XIV: ARR includes: FF6’s Magitek Armor, FF7’s Golden Saucer and FF3’s Crystal Tower

Speaking to Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn producer Naoki Yoshida at Gamescom last week, we were made privy to some interesting titbits of info regarding nods and references to past Final Fantasy games.

By John Robertson | 21 Aug 2012 | 1

David Cage: There are no games for adults, more innovation needed

Speaking at a behind closed doors event at Gamescom last week, Quantic Dream founder and CEO David Cage said that there are “no games for an adult audience” and that more innovation is needed to if the videogame industry is going to succeed in prying older players away from movies and TV shows.

By John Robertson | 21 Aug 2012 | 5

NBA 2K13 lets you swear at the Kinect, then tells you off for it

We were lucky enough to go behind closed doors with NBA 2K13 at last week’s Gamescom, which provided us the opportunity to see and hear first-hand the ways in which Kinect functionality is being implemented into the game.

By John Robertson | 20 Aug 2012 | 1

Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn built from ground up, not a simple reboot

Gamescom has been and gone. Games were seen, spoken about, like, loved and loathed.

By John Robertson | 20 Aug 2012 | 8

Wargaming dancers keep the Gamescom crowds engaged

How do you stand out at Gamescom?  It’s mass of over excited gamers standing in queues waiting to get some hands-on time with their favourite games while battling with each other for free t-shirts.

By Paul Younger | 19 Aug 2012 | 1

IncGamers checks out Gazillion’s Marvel Heroes at Gamescom [Video Special]

A couple of days ago we hooked up with Gazillion over at Gamescom in Cologne to find out more about the upcoming MMO ARPG Marvel Heroes that they are touting Diablo meets Marvel on steroids.

By Paul Younger | 19 Aug 2012 | 13

REDKit modding tools for The Witcher 2 now in beta

As expected, CD Projekt Red has unveiled their ‘REDkit’ modding tools for The Witcher 2 at Gamescom in Cologne.

By Peter Parrish | 17 Aug 2012 | Comments Off

Halo 4’s ‘Prelude’ trailer goes fully instrumental [Video]

Microsoft has made an interesting stylistic choice with this latest Halo 4 video, ostensibly about the ‘making of’ the game.

By Peter Parrish | 17 Aug 2012 | 1

Coldest wars: Company of Heroes 2 images cast a chill

Relic’s follow-up to Company of Heroes will take the real-time strategy series to the Eastern Front of World War II.

By Peter Parrish | 17 Aug 2012 | Comments Off

Mine’d how you go: A Game of Dwarves digs in [Video]

A new video from Paradox and Zeal gives a bit more of an overview of the day-to-day living of A Game of Dwarves’ bearded inhabitants.

By Peter Parrish | 17 Aug 2012 | Comments Off

Sample the trip with Fable: The Journey’s September demo

Microsoft has announced that a demo for the definitely-not-on-rails (according to the departed Peter Molyneux) Fable: The Journey will magically appear on Xbox Live from 17 September.

By Peter Parrish | 17 Aug 2012 | 1

Valve is making an eSports documentary about Dota 2

Maybe after this Valve could make a documentary about not making Half-Life 3, they’d have plenty of material for that.

By Peter Parrish | 17 Aug 2012 | Comments Off

The dangers of cabins, exposed by Resident Evil 6 [Video]

As if horror flicks haven’t done enough to discourage hanging around in dark cabins, Resident Evil 6 is having a go at teaching that lesson too.

By Peter Parrish | 16 Aug 2012 | Comments Off

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 coming to PC, probably not Wii U

It’s been a long time since a Castlevania title made it to the PC, but the sequel to the series-rebootin’ Castlevania: Lords of Shadow will be making that leap.

By Peter Parrish | 16 Aug 2012 | Comments Off

Mario Balotelli celebrates these new Fifa 13 images

In order to justify its release, every new football videogame has to feature convincing poses by a virtual  Mario Balotelli.

By Peter Parrish | 16 Aug 2012 | 2