GamesCom Microsoft press conference liveblog

Wednesday, 19th August 2009 07:08 GMT By Patrick Garratt


Here we go again. Hot on the heels of Sony’s PS3 Slim announcement at GamesCom yesterday comes Microsoft with a 10.00am CET press conference.

Mr Molyneux’s involved. He said last night he’s going to show a new game. What on earth could it be?

That’s 9.00am UK time and dead o’clock if you’re in the US. Don’t miss it. Hit the link for updates.



  1. Mike

    I’ll be taching :(

    Oh well. I’ll get all the good stuff when I get in.

    Go, go, go Pete!

    #1 5 years ago
  2. nousemerk

    Can’t wait. Keep up the good work VG27! Love this site!

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Freek

    That’ll be Fable 3 then.

    #3 5 years ago
  4. Blerk

    They’d better not overrun, I’ve got a meeting at ten. Maybe I can postpone it ’til half ten? I’ll go do that now. :-D

    #4 5 years ago
  5. Roybott

    I presume there’s no live video steam available anywhere?

    #5 5 years ago
  6. LittleBiigPlanet

    Wate~~~Just 30min~~

    #6 5 years ago
  7. Blerk

    Meeting rearranged! Mwah-ha-ha!

    #7 5 years ago
  8. Lutz

    I take it the notepad above will update automagically? And, you know, someone’s on th other end of the keyboard? Pat? Pat? You there Pat?

    #8 5 years ago
  9. Mr Tom

    Sooper dooper

    #9 5 years ago
  10. Johnny Cullen

    I’m fucked.

    Like… literally fucked from yesterday. Thats why you havent had any updates this morning bar one.

    Anyways, we’re here now… I think. :S

    #10 5 years ago
  11. Lutz

    /pom poms

    #11 5 years ago

    Has it started yet? I’m on the train, and I’m not sure if this live blogging stuff works on iPhone…

    #12 5 years ago
  13. DaddyCee

    nope not started yet

    #13 5 years ago
  14. Lutz

    Blog blank ATM GHz

    #14 5 years ago
  15. justiceblob

    Its late, but can you guys give us an update, its starting to feel like my computer isnt working.

    #15 5 years ago
  16. Blerk

    /taps foot

    #16 5 years ago
  17. Johnny Cullen

    I’m trying to phone Pat now to see whats going on, but I cant get through!

    #17 5 years ago
  18. CroKiller

    OMG!!! They showing Fable III on Xbox 3. OMG!!!!!

    #18 5 years ago

    Ok, thanks guys

    #19 5 years ago
  20. Lutz

    Johnny, can you at least test the blog?

    #20 5 years ago
  21. Freek

    EG also has nothing, it just hasn’t started yet.

    #21 5 years ago
  22. DaddyCee

    yeh still nothing here

    #22 5 years ago

    Sony’s was about 15 minutes late yesterday, wasn’t it?

    #23 5 years ago
  24. portaprima

    Wait… “God of War III” on Xbox 360, it’s going too far!

    #24 5 years ago
  25. DaddyCee


    #25 5 years ago


    Every time there’s a live blog, the website dies.

    #26 5 years ago
  27. spikeymike

    Ouch! Check out the spelling of ‘Caesar’ and ‘Genghis Khan’ on the pic put up at 9.27……that is atrocious.

    No wonder MS can’t make a decent console….

    #27 5 years ago

    I’m not sold on this concept at all…

    #28 5 years ago
  29. DaddyCee

    fable 3. yippee

    #29 5 years ago
  30. Syrok

    I love it. Could be great.

    Of course all that doesn’t matter since I don’t have a 360. :(

    #30 5 years ago
  31. Blerk

    They really need to move on to something else now. Peter’s gone on far too long.

    #31 5 years ago

    There’s a whole lot of reiteration going on here.

    #32 5 years ago

    Well said Blerk.

    #33 5 years ago

    Snogging eh…?


    I think I’ll pass on this one.

    #34 5 years ago
  35. Roybott

    Will all this ‘touching’ be done using Natal… ?

    #35 5 years ago


    #36 5 years ago
  37. Syrok

    “Ouch! Check out the spelling of ‘Caesar’ and ‘Genghis Khan’ on the pic put up at 9.27……that is atrocious.”

    That’s how you spell it, though. :)

    #37 5 years ago

    Well, that was a complete waste of time.

    Thanks Peter.

    #38 5 years ago
  39. Syrok

    Err, so when is the Microsoft Conference? :)

    #39 5 years ago
  40. DaddyCee

    meh! was it really worth it?

    #40 5 years ago
  41. Blerk

    That’s it? You’re shitting me?

    What a load of cobblers. That was a Lionhead conference, not a Microsoft one!

    #41 5 years ago
  42. rainer

    Fable 3 sounds like The Sims a game made out of all the crap you have to deal with in everyday life, managing money, relationships etc no thanks life is stressful enough.

    #42 5 years ago
  43. Solid_Snake

    THATS ALL ???!!!!!

    #43 5 years ago
  44. Hunam

    As much as I wanted it to just be about Fable 3, I didn’t think that’s just what they’d do!

    #44 5 years ago
  45. spikeymike

    No Syrok, that’s how I spell them – the correct way.

    I couldn’t bring myself to copy their mistakes.

    Eurogamer’s live blog picked up on it, too.

    #45 5 years ago
  46. Robster1979

    Is that it? Fable 3


    #46 5 years ago
  47. Hunam

    PM is dyslexic mind you, this seems like he was left on his own to do this, maybe he needs an editor or something.

    #47 5 years ago
  48. spikeymike

    You could be right, there.

    #48 5 years ago
  49. No_PUDding

    So this is ‘sequel’, in the same way Crackdown 2 is a sequel?

    Same landmass, same engine etc. etc ?


    #49 5 years ago
  50. Psychotext

    I’m not actually sure what this is. I can’t even work out if it’s the same type of game as Fable 2.

    #50 5 years ago
  51. No_PUDding

    I reckon for it to be out with a 2 year dev cycle, it has to be essentially DLC. In thew form of a whole new game, so saaying ‘content’ just means, it’s the same engine etc etc. I don’t mean to belittle it by that.

    Microsoft have been really great with that recently. Elongating games. Good on them.

    #51 5 years ago
  52. Psychotext

    If the preview is to be believed, they started it mid way through Fable 2 development… so it’s possibly not that simple.

    #52 5 years ago
  53. DaddyCee

    are there any other conferences today?

    #53 5 years ago
  54. Blerk

    I’m kind of hoping there might be a Microsoft one. :-D

    Konami was on earlier, but hardly anybody covered it. I’ve no idea about the rest of the day.

    #54 5 years ago
  55. DaddyCee

    k. thanks for replying though.

    #55 5 years ago
  56. Lutz

    Pud: The tough part has been done already for Fable 3. They’ll re-use the engine from Fable 2, and probably half the assets too.

    #56 5 years ago
  57. Johnny Cullen

    Heads up.

    Molyneux’s doing his keynote at GDC Europe right now. More info should be coming out from that, so I am gonna hunt down any livetexts (if any).

    As for anything else… forget it. This was it.

    #57 5 years ago
  58. Syrok

    Didn’t he do that a few hours ago already. :)

    #58 5 years ago
  59. Johnny Cullen

    Actually, I just realised he did it only an hour ago. :(

    Will go looking anyways for info.

    #59 5 years ago

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