Posts Tagged ‘Gamescom 2011’

New For Old: Old Republic Battle Footage

By Lewie Procter on August 18th, 2011.

ACTUAL SCREENSHOT
EA have been busy at Gamescom. Here they are showing what it looks like when a team of eight players go on a mission to stop a dangerous bloke escaping a prison, in Bioware’s upcoming space-friends MMO, The Old Republic. Here’s four minutes of unedited (but likely heavily rehearsed) in game footage:
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Thanks, Killbane! Saints Row 3 Gets Serious

By Lewie Procter on August 18th, 2011.


Let’s kick off the day with a fresh look at Saints Row: The Third. There’s not a huge dose of the series’ trademark silliness on display here, but I suppose they’ve got to try and sell the game to stern-faced grumpy gamers, without a taste for the absurd, too. I do enjoy how the camera wobbles during the fisticuffs, and I’m looking forwards to having a lot of fun in that VTOL plane. Trailer go: Read the rest of this entry »

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AssRev Contains Stabbing, Falling & Duality

By Lewie Procter on August 17th, 2011.


These Assassin’s Creed games are pretty popular huh? I’ve never got on with them particularly well to be honest, and as (to my knowledge) the only games journo out there who actually was an assassin in a past life, I think my opinion counts double. Still, who knows, perhaps Assassin’s Creed 4 (if they want me to stop coming up with silly abbreviations they should revert to numbers) could be the one that wins my affections. Certainly this latest trailer has got oodles of nicely choreographed man-stabbing, and what look like a few new ways to get from A to B. Here’s Ezio & Altair doing what they do: Read the rest of this entry »

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Guild Wars 2 Trailer Is Quite Spectacular

By Jim Rossignol on August 17th, 2011.

Yeah, yeah, very pretty.
They’re just showing off! Stop showing off, Arenanet. No one likes a show off, ESPECIALLY when they’re pretty. As if the PvE action stuff wasn’t showy enough, the flyovers of intricately produced cities and other superlative-stretching environmental features are just too much. And then that dude totally decks a centaur… and what is that robot thing?!

Really, everyone’s impressed, you can go be humble in the corner now. Christ.
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Paradox’s Project Posted: War Of The Roses

By Dan Grill on August 17th, 2011.


Apparently, Paradox CEO Fred Wester’s dream game is set…in Staffordshire, England. Or so you’d think from the very limited CGI trailer we’ve just been shown at GamesCom, which intones “Staffordshire, 1471″ at its beginning and shows a Very Serious armour-clad Lord scowling as his horse climbs through a wood, scowling when he sees a castle under siege, and scowling as he raises his sword and rides away. He probably scowled when his first child was born. Formerly “Project Postman”, this is Paradox’s big mystery game: a roaming medieval melee combat game, now revealed as War Of The Roses.
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Lucius: The Pint-Sized Demonic Hitman

By Lewie Procter on August 17th, 2011.


There have been all sorts of horror games over the years, including plenty that made no sense at all, but never have I seen one that lets you play as the archetypal “creepy child” from various works of horror fiction. An oversight, perhaps. It’s all to change come “Q4 2011″, however, as Lucius sees you playing as the son of the devil, given the task to kill all the residents of a mansion without letting anyone guess that you are responsible. Interesting concept right? From the looks of things it’s taking a leaf or two out of Agent 47’s notebook, and has nods to The Exorcist and The Shining in this sinister trailer from Gamescom:
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The Actual Prototype 2 Gamescom Trailer

By Lewie Procter on August 17th, 2011.


Remember yesterday’s teaser for Prototype 2? Well here’s the trailer it was teasing, and it’s a bit of a disappointment for me. I was hoping to see some gameplay footage to compare and contrast with the original, but it looks like Activision are focussing solely on the story with this trailer. Still, I always thought the first Prototype had quite slick cut-scenes, and from the looks of this trailer, that’s set to continue with the sequel. There are some heavily edited snippets of in game footage included too I suppose, so it’s worth a watch for that. Oh, trailers… Read the rest of this entry »

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Dishonored Reveals Stilt Police, Streets

By Jim Rossignol on August 17th, 2011.


A few more (frankly fairly weak) shots of Arkane’s immersiony stealth-assassin game Dishonored (which straddles genre somewhere in a place that is definitely NOT steampunk, but might be regencypunk, or something) have emerged from the honking info-pipes of Gamescom. Head below to check them out, and click for full size.
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First DOTA 2 Footage Escapes Gamescom

By Lewie Procter on August 17th, 2011.


From the looks of things, it appears as if one sneaky entrant in the Gamescom DOTA 2 tournament has been recording their screen! Here’s a quick video that shows quite a lot of doing nothing at a menu, but then from 1:28 onwards, it’s all in game action. The environment looks nice and lush, and the characters are quite bright and colourful. Definitely cut a line that plunges right into the middle of the MOBA-maelstrom of LoL, HoN and others. Also the commentators sound VERY EXCITED. Check out the footage below:
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Quicksmart: DOTA 2 Beta Registration Open

By John Walker on August 16th, 2011.

I still can't decide if this is friendly or frightening.

With Valve’s DOTA 2 Championships about to happen tomorrow, the developer has also announced that it is taking sign-ups to the beta. Registration is open now. You need only head here, sign in with your Steam account details, and then click “Get on the list”. That’s it. Whenever the beta happens, they then promise they’ll get in touch. Meanwhile the championship will be streamed live from tomorrow morning, the first starting at 9am tomorrow morning (UK time), and then pretty much going on non-stop until Sunday, at which point anyone left awake/hydrated will be declared the winner. And that’s all the weather. Cheers to Chris.

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Battlefield 3’s Caspian Border 64-Player Map

By Jim Rossignol on August 16th, 2011.


Holy shit. It’s the bit at 0:38 with all the vehicles, for me.
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Might & Magic Double-Whammy

By John Walker on August 16th, 2011.

I wish I knew what they were all looking at.

Here’s a Might & Magic two-news-stories-for-one for you. Below we have the latest trailer for Might IV Heroes Of & Magic or whatever it’s called this time. But then there’s a surprise – the formerly console-only Might and Magic: Clash of Heroes is now making its way to PC next month. There are details about that below as well.

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Gamescom: Six New Mass Effect 3 Shots

By John Walker on August 16th, 2011.

I like this one best.

Gamescom has produced six new screenshots of Mass Effect 3. Want to see them? Do you? I bet you do! Well… go on then. Being from BioWare there’s a bloody stupid logo obscuring half the picture on all of them. BioWare? Grow up. No one’s going to pretend it’s from their game. (Until Limbo Of The Lost 2, I suppose). And extremely disappointingly, despite the announcement of the official FemShep, ManShep continues to appear.

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