Posts Tagged ‘Gamescom 2010’

GamesCom ’10 Report: Day 1

By Quintin Smith on August 18th, 2010.

Hi, Jim here. I'm sorry, this is the best I could come up with. I really am kinda tired, sorry Quinns.
I woke today with a sense of purpose. Actually, I woke with a hangover, immediately threw aside the silk sheets of my luxurious accommodation and knocked over several half-empty champagne bottles on my way to the marbled bathroom. But it was there I found my sense of purpose!

GamesCom! Games! Shitloads of them! I’ll be posting full-bodied previews next week, but for now here’s my roundup of what I saw today.
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Portal 2 On-Screen Footage, Other Stuff

By Jim Rossignol on August 18th, 2010.


Woo, the GamesCom Portal 2 demo has been filmed by clever Germans and uploaded, somehow, to the internet. I just don’t know how they do it. I’ll try to figure that out, and meanwhile you can watch the events below – it’s stuff we’ve seen bits of before, but still, looking lovely – while digesting the news that Stephen Merchant has been cast as Wheatley, the thinger that helps you along your way in that game, Portal 2.

Yes. Portal 2 will be released February 9, 2011. That’s news, too. I’m high-fiving in solitude, here. Clapping? Oh.
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F1 2010 Trailer Has Cars, Drivers, Beats

By Jim Rossignol on August 18th, 2010.


The trailers, they cannot be stopped. We’re rushing around in the guts of Castle Shotgun, using giant steaming glue hoses to try and prevent more trailers from oozing their way into the machinery, but we just can’t fight them all. Here’s another, right now, from Codemasters! It’s for F1 2010 and contains an extremely slick look at the tracks, cars, weather conditions and all that stuff that should – Gods Of Game Development permitting – make this the most compelling F1 game in years. (Fingers crossed, eh?)
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Co-opted: Torchlight II Trailer

By Jim Rossignol on August 18th, 2010.

I heard it's got multiplayer, but I'm not sure I believe it.
Runic want to stress something to you: Torchlight II has co-op play in it. No, it really does. You might say it doesn’t and hold your breath until you turn blue, but it still does. Here’s a trailer to prove it. Oh and the game is out early next year. Before Diablo III, anyway.
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On The Menu: Diablo III Artisans Trailer

By Jim Rossignol on August 18th, 2010.


Crafting in Diablo III, eh? Well, kind of. NPCs are going to be artisans who can do some crafting for you, as well as acting as vendors. They’re going to be characters you can – once you’ve discovered them – return to time and again, and they’ll develop and improve their skills as you bring them more interesting materials. Of course Blizzard don’t want to pull us too far away from killing beasts, meaning crafting is going to be sustained by salvaging the loot that will fall, so inevitably, from the pockets of your enemies. Anyway, go listen to Blizzard’s Jay Wilson explain how it works. It’s a huge aspect of the game that we’ve seen nothing of before. The slow hovering over menus in this trailer is quite at odds with the undead obliterations we’ve seen thus far, although it inevitable returns to that at the end of the footage, for a bit of gibby punctuation.
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A Couple More BioShock Infinite Screens

By John Walker on August 18th, 2010.

More! We need more!

A couple of new BioShock Infinite screenshots have appeared out of GamesCom. There’s not much more to say than that, but you can see them below, and continue wondering what on Earth the game is going to be like. You can read our coverage of the game so far by clicking here.

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Back Once Again: Heroes of Might & Magic VI

By Jim Rossignol on August 18th, 2010.

But who actually funds this extravagance? The taxpayer, no doubt.
(I was going for “Sixth Time’s The Hex”, but it didn’t fit.) Anyway, seems that Joystiq’s waggling info-nose has picked up the scent of a new Heroes of Might & Magic game, which is being developed by Black Hole, who previous made Warhammer: Mark Of Chaos. It will, once again, be a detail mixture of turn-based strategy and RPG, and it’s due some time next year. CGI trailer below.
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That Dead Space 2 Flight Sequence

By Jim Rossignol on August 17th, 2010.


So if you missed the press conference streams earlier, here’s the Dead Space 2 stage demo featuring a crazy rocketman sequence. (Plus unhappy-looking guy playing it on a gamepad.)
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Dawn of War II – Retribution Announced

By Kieron Gillen on August 17th, 2010.

Waaagh and Peace would have been the pun title, but there's no room and it's terrible.
This news breaks as sharply as the sound of a bolter-magazine being slammed into place by the palm of the righteous. Just announced is that there’s a second incoming expansion for Dawn of War II. Set a decade after Chaos Rising, rather than being stuck with the Blood Ravens, you get to choose your side. Which sides do you get to pick from? Well, as you may surmise from the enormous jaw bellowing at you above, one will be the Orks. Also promised are new multiplayer units and a whole new faction. Which sounds like a cue to link to our Dawn of War 2 sweepstakes article again. Go Jokero! Anyway – the expansion will be out in the first “bit” of 2011 and the first trailer follows…
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Conveniently, There’s A Crysis 2 Walkthrough

By Jim Rossignol on August 17th, 2010.

Robots hate cars like humans hate... monkeys? Do we hate monkeys? Probably. We're horrible.
EA’s press conference might not have coughed up much of interest with regards to Crysis 2, but the unblinking eye of GameTrailers has managed to grab a developer walkthrough from the developers. It features a fight with a great big alien robot, stuff exploding, and some clear game footage. Much better.
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Dragon Age 2 Trailer, Screens Now Too

By Jim Rossignol on August 17th, 2010.

Hello!
UPDATE: Three new screens below, click for full image.

I’ve posted the Dragon Age 2 CGI trailer from EA’s press conference below, via PCG. It features some fancy fighting, and doubtless at least half a dozen other clues about the full game. DA2 is out March 8th for the North Americans and March 11th for the Europeans.
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EA GC2010 Press Conference Round Up

By Jim Rossignol on August 17th, 2010.


The EA GamesCom 2010 press conference has been wrapped up – and there was no Battlefield 3 showing – but there is some interesting material in there. I’ve quickly jotted the relevant stuff below.
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Lost Planet 2 Benchmark & Lady Pirates

By Kieron Gillen on August 17th, 2010.

Not a lady pirate.

As well as announcing that Lost Planet 2 PC will be hitting on October 15th, news reaches us that Capcom have released a tech-demo for the game. You can download the 1-Gig thing from here, which includes a DirectX 11 Benchmark (and a non-DX11 one) plus a “gameplay test”. Wait… “gameplay test”. That means it’s just a demo, surely? Well, no. It means there’s a benchmark of a cutscene and a benchmark of some in-game action stuff. Anyway – go gets if you wants. Head over to VG247 to see some grabs or… well, I was looking around for a video to link to the masses of console ones, and hit one called “Lady Pirates”. That sounds interesting. Pirates, who are ladies. So, with no further ado, here’s some lady pirates…
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