GamesCom 2012


Unlucky for some: crash landings in Star Wars 1313 [Video]

Lucasarts has launched forth a new video for Star Wars 1313, only to see it catch fire and plunge through the planet’s layers down to a dingy, run-down core.

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Oh deer: Lara gets hungry in these Tomb Raider shots

If you’re marooned on a desert island and feeling a bit peckish, I guess you can’t afford to pass up the opportunity to nab a longbow off a strung up corpse.

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Command & Conquer: Generals 2 will be free-to-play

Just as Ubisoft did earlier in the day, EA appears to be advancing hard on the free-to-play market.

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Ubisoft triples down on free-to-play browser games [Video]

For a lot of people, Ubisoft’s Gamescom 2012 press event was a bit of a damp squib.

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Hitman: Absolution’s multiplayer ‘Contracts’ mode explained [Video]

If you read yesterday’s news about Hitman: Absolution’s ‘Contracts’ multiplayer mode, you could be forgiven for still having questions.

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An enterprising new Star Trek trailer from Namco [Video]

Namco has issued a short trailer for its forthcoming co-op focused Star Trek title, based on the ‘rebooted’ universe of JJ Abrams.

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Hitman: Absolution has an intriguing ‘Contracts’ multiplayer mode

A new way of playing Hitman: Absolution was revealed today by I/O Interactive, and for the longest while I couldn’t properly figure out how it worked.

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Japan Studios’ Puppeteer might just pull your strings [Video]

A game it might have been easy to overlook in Sony’s somewhat packed Gamescom 2012 press event is Japan Studios’ platformer, Puppeteer.

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PlayStation Plus will get the God of War: Ascension beta first

Further proof that videogames should be banned from using the word “epic” until at least 2016 can be found in the new trailer for God of War: Ascension’s multiplayer portion (below).

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Dark Souls doesn’t look any easier in its Prepare to Die incarnation [Video]

It’s not at all long (next week, in fact) before Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition drags itself onto the PC.

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Assault Beefeaters with a cricket bat in ZombiU [Video]

It’s a rough time to be a member of the royal family in Ubisoft’s ZombiU.

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Deadly scuffles and Hank Williams in The Last of Us [Video]

Naughty Dog’s impressive looking The Last of Us has a brand new trailer (albeit with some old footage) for Gamescom, backed by the cheerful tones of Hank Williams Sr.

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‘Teen Horror’ Until Dawn announced for PlayStation Move

Supermassive’s Until Dawn is a newly announced title for the PlayStation Move which examines the question “will young couples ever stop visiting scary, dark cabins in the woods?” The answer, of course, is no.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops Declassified getting a special Vita bundle

What’s a major press event at a videogames show without mention of a Call of Duty game, eh?

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Tearaway and Killzone Mercenary announced for PS Vita

A pair of new PlayStation Vita titles have been revealed by Sony at is Gamescom press event today.

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Assassin’s Creed 3 gamescom trailer takes to the seas [Video]

Assassin’s Creed 3 protagonist Connor is apparently just as happy at sea as he is on land, just so long as he puts on his Captain’s outfit first.

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Cloud storage limit on PlayStation Plus will soon be 1gig

Sony has plans to increase the cloud storage limit on PlayStation Plus from 150mb to a rather more impressive 1 gig, the company announced today at its Gamescom press event.

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Sony reveals new ‘Cross Buy’ titles for PS3-Vita play

Sony’s Gamescom 2012 press conference has introduced some new titles in the ‘Cross Buy’ program, a system where certain PlayStation 3 title purchases will give you access to a PS Vita copy as well for no extra cost.

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