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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

Balancing gameplay with Jay-Z: NBA 2K13 [Interview]

When you’ve got a formula that works as well as that of the NBA 2K series, you could argue that it would make sense to just leave it alone – keep the gameplay the same, just update the players, teams and game modes.

By John Robertson | 24 Aug 2012 | 1

Final Fantasy 14 retail stock being destroyed at Square’s request?

We already know that Square Enix is hoping to sweep the original Final Fantasy XIV under the carpet with the release of Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, but this is taking things further than we originally thought.

By John Robertson | 23 Aug 2012 | Comments Off

Hitman Absolution aims to be tough as nails with ‘Contracts’ mode [Interview]

It’s annoying being an assassin sometimes… I imagine. You like killing people so much that you’ve dedicated your life to it, but you can only kill who you’re told.

By John Robertson | 23 Aug 2012 | Comments Off

2K Sports tests NBA 2K features for “years” to make sure balance is right

Being a bit of a basketball nut (yes, those exist in the UK) and, obviously, harbouring a mild interest in videogames, NBA 2K13 was one of my personal highlights as this year’s Gamescom.

By John Robertson | 23 Aug 2012 | Comments Off

GTA V release date: It’s not 2012

Rockstar must be loving this. They’re not even opening their mouths about Grand Theft Auto V and yet no one can stop talking about it.

By John Robertson | 23 Aug 2012 | 7

Behind the scenes with Assassin’s Creed 3

Part one of a four part video series looking at the making of Ubisoft’s upcoming Assassin’s Creed 3. 

By John Robertson | 23 Aug 2012 | Comments Off

This is awesome: Original Borderlands ‘demade’ in 16bit… for free

Marketing campaign for modern games usually revolve around pre-order bonuses, live-action trailers or (if we’re very lucky) early access to some crappy Resident Evil 6 demo.

By John Robertson | 23 Aug 2012 | Comments Off

Hitman Absolution’s ‘Contracts’ mode changes game ‘dramatically’, is ‘ludicrously’ hard

Hitman Absolution will feature a new mode for the series entitled ‘Contracts’.

By John Robertson | 23 Aug 2012 | 1

Sleeping Dogs demo released

If you’ve not tried Square’s Sleeping Dogs which is currently topping the game charts then you can now get your hands on the demo and take it for a spin.

By Paul Younger | 22 Aug 2012 | Comments Off

High in Hockenheim: F1 Race Stars [Preview]

It’s 10am and I’m sitting in a room so small it would have made Anne Frank feel claustrophobic.

By John Robertson | 22 Aug 2012 | 4

Fallout 4 to be set in Boston, says random guy that we want to believe

What would a day of videogame news be without a juicy and totally unsubstantiated rumour from a completely unknown source?

By John Robertson | 21 Aug 2012 | Comments Off

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

DayZ could be coming to a console near you

If the standalone PC edition of ArmA II mod DayZ is successful enough it could make its way to console.

By John Robertson | 20 Aug 2012 | Comments Off

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