Posts Tagged ‘Gamescom’

Gamescom 2014 Verdict: Diversity, Doom And Automatons

By RPS on August 18th, 2014.

The megabooths have been disassembled, the lanyards have been discarded and the crowds have dissipated – Gamescom has run its course for another year. RPS sent its two best Smiths to Cologne last week. Their brief was to see the games, talk to the creators and meet as many terrifying mechanical puppets as possible. They succeeded on all fronts and returned with tales of Elite: Dangerous, Pathologic, Warhammer and Dead Island, among many other delights and disappointments. Here are their thoughts on the show as a whole, along with a few highlights.

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Deutschland Diary: A Gamescom-unication

By Alec Meer on August 18th, 2011.

Local, er, delicacy currywurst, aka what everyone here other than me is eating all the time

Greetings from Germany, frauleins. I’m out here at Gamescom, in theory in the historic city of Cologne but in practice spending my days intermittently staggering and sprinting across a labyrinthine convention centre the size of a small moon.

I’m here to see games: a lot of games. My laptop’s hard drive is littered with half-incomprehensible Word documents hamfistedly touch-typed as I gazed upon demos of exhaustingly noisy big-budget shooters, intriguingly odd Euro-strategy games, and an aerial combat/RPG/turn-based strategy/boardgame hybrid in which you can marry a lipstick-wearing skeleton.
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Germany/August/Mystery Valve Showing

By Alec Meer on June 17th, 2011.

He looks like he's made of cologne. hahahahahahahahaahahahahahahah

With Bellevue’s finest opting not to make an appearance at E3 earlier this month, we’ve all been left in the dark THE TERRIBLE FRIGHTENING DARKNESS about what’s next on the plate for Valve, and when we might see it. DoTA 2? Portal 2 expansions? Something, at long, long bloody last, to do with Half-Life?

Well, in August we might find out.
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