gamescom 2010 – Press conference timings for today

Monday, 16th August 2010 16:15 GMT By Patrick Garratt


Microsoft, Sony and EA are all lined up for major press events in Cologne today, as this year’s global games-fair roadshow staggers through Germany towards its Japanese finale at TGS next month. This is gamescom 2010, hein. Wir haben eine Einzelkarte nach Köln.

We’ll be liveblogging all the gamescom press conferences, as well as interviewing half the entire world, if our now ludicrous spreadsheet is anything to go by.

Here’s what’s happening.

Press conferences

  • Microsoft – 12.30-3.30pm CET, Tuesday, August 17

Expect this to be Kinect-heavy. A European release date is a given. We’ve been promised a “bunch” of announcements, but we’re still a little unsure of how this is going to play out in terms of format. We’re told there’s a press conference and we’ll liveblog the lot, but this may be a little more “free-form” than the others. It’s called “Play Day” and it’s three hours long, so open Kinect-testing is probably going to swallow the bulk of this.

Bungie and Lionhead are in the house with Reach and Fable III, and a push on Microsoft’s PC gaming efforts is likely. Aside from the Kinect date, though, don’t expect anything too earth-shattering. As with the rest of the show, this is mainly going to be a re-cap of the content you saw from LA in June. No mention of Gears 3 in the prep so far, oddly.

We’ll have three staff in here liveblogging.

  • EA – 4.00pm CET, Tuesday, August 17

EA’s booking two-hour booth tours for press in Cologne, so expect a lot of new media on announced titles. The jewels of EA’s press conference are sure to be a first proper look at Dragon Age 2 and the newly-announced SHIFT 2, but new details on Medal of Honor, Dead Space 2 and Hot Pursuit are highly likely. EA went large at gamescom last year, and don’t expect 2010 to be any different.

We’ll have three people in here.

  • Sony – 6.00pm CET, Tuesday, August 17

Watch for GT5, inFamous 2, MotorStorm: Apocalypse, some nice entertainment peripheral stuff and at least one big software announcement. SCEE president Andrew House will be in action, and there’ll be plenty more here.

Move will be in full effect. Sony loves the big German show, choosing it to announce Slim and a price cut last year, so keep one eye open for a megaton. As that bloke in Predator 2 said, “Shit ‘appens.”

We’ll have two people in this one.

Be sure and check back in the morning then. Surely you won’t want to miss anything.



  1. LePlatypus

    is the MS conference 3 hours long or is it between 12:30 and 3:30?

    #1 4 years ago
  2. mington

    Don’t forget your poncho

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Patrick Garratt

    @1 – The whole event is three hours long, but the press conference itself will be a lot shorter than that. I honestly don’t know. Like I said in the article, I’m assuming most of it will be journalists testing Kinect.

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Yoshi

    Anyone know if there will be videostreams?

    #4 4 years ago
  5. mington

    i think you are referring too King Willy

    #5 4 years ago
  6. mington

    You can’t see the eyes of the demon, until him come callin’.

    #6 4 years ago
  7. Gama_888

    @4 wondering this too?
    perhaps ign will be doing the same thing they did for e3?

    #7 4 years ago
  8. Johnny Cullen

    @4 EA most likely will. They did for last year.

    But for the other two, pretty sure it’s going to be no.

    #8 4 years ago
  9. Patrick Garratt

    Nah. It’s the bloke in the apartment that’s going to cut that guy’s heart out. It’s quite early on. The Jamaicans bust in on him while he’s shagging some woman. Then the Predator turns up and minces everyone.

    #9 4 years ago
  10. onlineatron

    Anyone know if there will be any live streams this year?

    I remember Sony released their footage after the presser last year.

    EDIT: Nevermind, question already answered.

    #10 4 years ago
  11. Johnny Cullen

    Yeah, if anything, SCEE will release it on the PS Store a couple of days after it happens.

    But that’s it.

    #11 4 years ago
  12. zod

    I’m so hoping for a GT5 media blowout at the Sony conference.

    #12 4 years ago
  13. mington

    @Pat Damn! you’re right. I hang my head in shame.

    “King Willie says, not only do I have to kill you, but I have to take your soul. Voodoo magic. Fucking voodoo magic, man!
    But you know what? I tell you what I believe: shit happens!”

    #13 4 years ago
  14. ShiroGamer

    GMT or UK times please

    #14 4 years ago
  15. Aimless

    @14 UK times are just CET minus an hour.

    #15 4 years ago
  16. ShiroGamer

    thx ,though it would be cool for an ENGLISH blog to put times in UK timing for major events ,no ?

    #16 4 years ago
  17. Aimless

    The times are in Central European Time, the correct format for where the event is taking place.

    Besides they aren’t really English: ex-Pat lives in France, Johnny’s Irish, whilst Steph and Nathan are American. Bloody foreigners!

    #17 4 years ago
  18. KrazyKraut

    einZelkarte mate….not einSel!!

    And go to your favorite employee and say:
    “Ich liebe dich, mein Schatz!”

    #18 4 years ago
  19. Patrick Garratt

    @18 – Balls. Edited.

    #19 4 years ago
  20. killnate

    I hope EA announce mirror`s edge 2!!!

    #20 4 years ago
  21. miladesn

    EA will announce Mass Effect 2 *special something* for PS3, it’s heavily rumored.

    #21 4 years ago
  22. Patrick Garratt

    Both Johnny and I just arrived in Cologne.

    #22 4 years ago
  23. Stephany Nunneley

    @22 Don’t eat too many sausages or drink too much beer. :)

    #23 4 years ago
  24. AHA-Lambda

    Get JR to admit there is a mirrors edge 2!

    PS: according to gaf (if true) the mass effect thing is called mass effect 2 genesis

    #24 4 years ago
  25. No_PUDding

    Practice safe you two!

    And if you get bored of whatever freaky stuff Germany allows two consenting men to get up to, I heard GamesCOM is in Cologne this week.

    #25 4 years ago
  26. LoKo

    No KILLZONE 3 on the Sony Conference? :(

    #26 4 years ago
  27. mojo

    killzone 3 will be there in 3D. Somewhere ive seen it announced for the booth.

    As always before any bigger gamign expo, the rumors heat up for a mass effect ps3 port.
    rumored title Mass Effect: genesis.

    Found it on gaf, but dont have the thread at hand now..

    yeah.. should have read the above posts..

    #27 4 years ago

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