Posts Tagged ‘Gamescom 2013’

Best Of Gamescom: IL-2 Sturmovik And Oculus Rift

By Adam Smith on September 6th, 2013.

I didn’t believe in the Oculus Rift. Not in the way that I don’t believe in Derek Acorah, the phantom of credibility, but in the way that I don’t believe in matter transporters or eating only one biscuit. The Rift had seemed like an impossible dream, a product of improbable technology and the overly forgiving impressions of excited humans. Now I believe and all it took was a flight over Stalingrad in a Sturmovik.

Read the rest of this entry »

, , , , , , , .

112 Comments »

This Batman: Arkham Origins Gallery Is Ridiculous

By Craig Pearson on August 27th, 2013.


For a grim world that’s been overwhelmed by criminals, corruption, and bat guano, the Arkham series of games has always had very polished and pretty polygons. And even though pre-release screenshots are known for being unfathomably and unrealistically pretty, both games in the series really do look gorgeous when the camera whizzes around to show a particularly brutal punch. So I’m very happy to show off this Batman: Arkham Oranges gallery. I’d imagine it’s impossible for the released game to look this attractive, but I think it’ll be close.
Read the rest of this entry »

, , .

52 Comments »

Far Too Many Men Of War: Assault Squad 2 Screenshots

By Craig Pearson on August 24th, 2013.


Jim would approve of this post, I think. There are 22 screenshots of the recently announced return to Men Of War: Assault Squad 2 for all you tank lovers. 22! You’d need to be a polydactyl cat to count them all. Some were deployed post-announcement, while others have been rumbled out at Gamescom 2013, but all show war in sharp relief, showing off a fair variety weather conditions, and a mixture of urban and countryside battlegrounds for your tanks to mess up. More below.
Read the rest of this entry »

, , .

22 Comments »

Underground, Overground: Age Of Wonders III Footage

By Craig Pearson on August 23rd, 2013.

BIG spider!
If you found the recent announcement of a delay to glorious fantasy strat-fest Age Of Wonders III a bit chafing, then I have a soothing salve for you. Accepting that the release is sometime in 2014 will sting a fair bit, but it’ll be just a little bit easier to bear after watching the 11 minutes of footage we have. It takes us from the sulphurous underground lair of Dreadnought Gustav Gorsmorg, to the lovely clean top soil where I want to live. Fighting all the way, of course. He is a Dwarf.
Read the rest of this entry »

, .

38 Comments »

Demon Possibly Weeping: Lords of Shadow 2

By Ben Barrett on August 23rd, 2013.

Oh, videogames. You make it so hard to love you. My undying adoration for oft-derided popular AAA FPSs has been echoed in recent days, but really I’m just a fan of high-octane, huge budget, nicely animated action. From Darksiders to Call of Duty, Bulletstorm to DmC there’s nothing I enjoy more than having my young white male preferences thoroughly exploited. Yet there is a line that must be drawn when something looks so generic, and tries to sell such basic concepts as new and original, that even I stop to frown. Such is the way with the latest Castlevania: Lord of Shadows 2 trailer.

Read the rest of this entry »

, , .

56 Comments »

Nico Time: Broken Sword: The Serpent’s Curse Trailer

By Craig Pearson on August 22nd, 2013.


Adventure games are making something of a comeback, floating on the sea of nostalgia while clinging to a life raft made from Kickstarter pledges, stretch goals, and hope. One of those out to sea games is Broken Sword: The Serpent’s Curse, the 2Dish return of Nico and George. They’re preparing to make land this Winter, and will probably have quite the story to tell. They’ll crawl onto land and breathlessly tell us about stolen paintings, the devil, and evil pizza delivery men with guns, and we’ll just nod and say “yes, mmmhhmm, go on” while pocket-dialing for help. A trailer for this is below.
Read the rest of this entry »

, , .

16 Comments »

But Can I Craft A Mine? Everquest Next – Landmark

By Ben Barrett on August 22nd, 2013.

Tomorrow, the world! Bwahahahaha!

Talking to the monsters just isn’t enough any more, things must be more complex. Gamers the world over cry-out for not only deeper interaction with their digital worlds but the ability to terraform them as well. Thus when earlier this month Sony Online Entertainment shocked the world by revealing Everquest Next might actually be relevant to the wider gaming community, its world-building utility Landmark was yet another pleasant surprise. Gamescom’s provided a platform to preach a little more information regarding the project and it’s just past this oddly destructible barrier.

Read the rest of this entry »

, , , , .

22 Comments »

Island Hopping: Battlefield 4 Multiplayer Footage

By Craig Pearson on August 22nd, 2013.

It is probably the prettiest game of manshoots you'll ever see.
Watching this video of Battlefield 4′s multiplayer, as an EA producer views a huge battle for control of an island chain, reminded me of how I used to play Battlefield 2: I’d stay after work at PC Gamer, along with Tom Francis and the quietly brilliant Steve Williams. We’d load up a 64-man map on the LAN and mess about for a couple of hours. We’d be recording all this, then we’d watch it back, laughing at the demo. We were so cool. There’s an element of this in this narrated live recording of DICE’s ‘Paracel Storm’ map: the camera zooms around, taking stock of the mayhem as it happens, flowing like an unfettered war photographer. I’m not really bothered about the game, but I might just buy it for the spectator view.
Read the rest of this entry »

, , , .

84 Comments »

I Am Space Agog At This X-Rebirth Gallery

By Craig Pearson on August 22nd, 2013.


The facile part of my brain that likes pretty things is currently whacking my internal dopamine button and I’m grinning like a quokka. That button is well worn after my last look at X Rebirth, where I watched X- Rebirth being unveiled through through tear-rimmed eyes. One eye was soaked in tears from the beauty and excitement from what I was seeing, and the other was full of sad tears because I have to wait until November 15th to play it. Those tears are welling up as I look at the new Gamescom screenshots. Oh god, it’s so so pretty.
Read the rest of this entry »

, , , , .

92 Comments »

Royal Crumble: Stronghold: Crusader 2 Trailer

By Craig Pearson on August 22nd, 2013.


Time to take it down a notch at RPS towers. It’s been an exciting day, full of violence, murder, ghosts, and terrifying screams coming from the basement. What we need is something more sedate. We need castles and strategy, deserts and caliphs. And while those things can be exciting, the Stronghold Crusader 2 trailer is like a relaxing warm bath, showing off the castle building and castle sacking to a tune that melted my brain. Trailer and info below.
Read the rest of this entry »

, , .

21 Comments »

Iron Giants: I Think I’ve Fallen For Titanfall

By Nathan Grayson on August 21st, 2013.

Robots. Jetpacks. Guns. Men. Parkour. I can’t believe no one put it together sooner. The formula for the ultimate videogame. Then just stir until your giant wooden spoon explodes from 37 different camera angles, and you have a multiplayer shooting delicacy that’s sure to get tongues wagging. I know mine is. Respawn’s put out another Titanfall trailer, and it’s pure robo-blasting bliss. Also, we get a really nice look at how infantry combat’s shaping up, and it’s basically Prince of Persia with jetpacks. And rockets. And sky-high turbo-leaps that’d make satellites think twice about looking down. And and and and and

Read the rest of this entry »

, , , .

91 Comments »