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Posts tagged “Gamescom 2010”

“Right,” Said Fred: Fredrik Wester Interview

As one of the nerdiest PC game publishers out there, it's only right that Paradox Interactive and RPS should be well acquainted. Look! Here's Paradox CEO Fred Wester talking on his new blog, The Wester Front, about why he loves the PC as a platform, with some hard stats as to why it's growing, not dying. That's interesting. Anyway, I caught up with Fred at…

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Going Coastal: End of Nations Preview

I dropped by the End of Nations booth at GamesCom for a couple of reasons. Firstly, I'd heard they served the most wonderful amuse-bouches in the VIP area, which was true. You got a whole peach, and inside that was a smaller, marzipan peach, and inside that was lots of money! I ate four. I even ate the money, and spared a thought for Alec.…

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Watch This Space: Black Prophecy Footage

Troubled action space-MMO Black Prophecy seems to have had a fairly good showing at GamesCom 2010, and both trailer and off-screen wobblecam footage of the demo (via MMOReviews) suggest that it is looking like one of the most promising free-to-play games in Gamigo's rapidly-swelling portfolio. The "real" flight model combined with persistent world stuff might just make this a viable alternative for all those folks…

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GamesCom ’10 Report: Day 3

Day 3 was when it all went down. I had appointments to see Deus Ex: Human Revolution, Red Orchestra 2, Guild Wars 2, Bioshock: Infinity, The Secret World and Dungeon Siege 3, among others. At least, I presume I had appointments. I'll admit to some amount of shouting and pulling of my arm as I went waltzing into the more exclusive booths, but it's remarkable…

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Dynastic, Fantastic: Crusader Kings 2

Quintin mentioned this in his round-up of the second day of events at GamesCom 2010, but it warrants a post all of its own. Paradox have announced Crusader Kings II, a sequel to the quietly successful historical grand strategy, Crusader Kings. The success of the original rested on its complexity, and the unusual model of play: it was based around dynasties within Medieval Christian Europe,…

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Jagged Alliance 2: Reloaded Announced

There was a little - though less than I expected, I'll admit - naysaying about the announcement of Jagged Alliance Onlne. Well, those who craved a more traditional Jagged Alliance are getting it too. In short, it's a complete re-make with re-done graphics, a new UI and tutorials to ease us into the world of this turn-based tactical-combat game/management combo. There's some comparison shots from…

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A Dirty Go-Test: Nail’d Gamescom Trailer

Also at Gamescom was... actually, I'm having trouble writing this. Part of me thinks it's a good idea not to cover this at all, because of one of the most egregiously awful titles I've seen in my fifteen or so years of gamesjournodom. The other part of me really likes the bit where you're flying through the air on your ATV and flipping between the…

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Lionheart: King’s Crusade Gamescom Trailer

We've had a lot of videos of the next game from King Arthur developers neocore which feature - like above - large groups of men getting handy with one another. What we haven't had as much of is a look at menus. Because that's what strategy games are about. Menus. That's where the strategy happens. Yes, there's some panoramas of the battles too, but rest…

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Gold Pieces: Everquest II Extended Open Beta

As previously reported, Everquest II is adding a Free-to-Play option. The story is no longer true. It's gone into Open Beta, so now totally has a free-to-play option. The unique twist is that it doesn't touch the traditional game at all, instead offering a parallel Everquest II Extended free-to-play option. So if you want to play a sub game you can, and if you want…

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GamesCom ’10 Report: Day 2

You care about the games. I understand. That’s why at 9am today I left the glittering party I was attending and went stumbling over to the convention centre for another tour of the PC’s most exciting upcoming releases. I didn’t think they’d let me in. As I understand it, trousers are mandatory at these events and I’d lost mine around dawn. But as luck would…

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That’s A Lot Of Bull: Dungeons Teaser

As Alec excitedly told us a week ago, German developers Realmforge are creating Dungeons - a game that's very obviously an updated tribute to Dungeon Keeper. To get the man even more worked up, there's a CGI teaser trailer below. It really doesn't tell us anything useful about the game, but if you listen carefully you can hear Alec squealing all the way from Cologne.

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Nerf Superman: DC Universe Online

The Gamescom 2010 trailers keep on coming. VG247 noticed the latest one for DC Universe, which sort of sets up the moral question at the heart of the game. As in, is vigilante justice ever really justified, or is it just proto-fascism? As in, whether you want to be naughty or nice. Pictured is the Joker, who generally leans a little naughty. He's punching Nightwing,…

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End Of Nations: Some PvP Footage

Quinns mentioned the intriguing-sounding MMORTS, End Of Nations, in his survey of the first day of GamesCom. Massive tanks, apparently. This is what Petroglyph (C&C veterans who made Universe At War) did next. There's now been some footage released of the PvP aspect of the game, which allows multiple players (15 vs 15) to battle against each other and AI forces on a huge battlefield.…

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GamesCom ’10 Report: Day 1

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…

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Portal 2 On-Screen Footage, Other Stuff

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,…

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F1 2010 Trailer Has Cars, Drivers, Beats

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…

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On The Menu: Diablo III Artisans Trailer

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…

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Back Once Again: Heroes of Might & Magic VI

(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…

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