gamescom 2010 – EA press conference liveblog is a go! go! go!

Tuesday, 17th August 2010 14:35 GMT By Johnny Cullen


It’s German go-time for EA. Following a conference last year which was full with the AAA goodness of Dragon Age: Origins, Mass Effect 2, Battlefield: Bad Company 2 and more, the publisher returns to Cologne with its 2010 big guns.

Expect more on the likes of Dead Space 2, Bulletstorm, Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit, as well as the European public unveiling of FIFA 11 and the multiplayer reveal of Crysis 2.

You’re also likely to hear first details on Need for Speed: SHIFT 2. What you absolutely will see at the conference is a first Dragon Age 2 look from BioWare.

And there’s been a bit of a chatter in the past 24 hours too of Mass Effect finally making the jump to PS3, so watch for that, just in case.

Oh, and there’s that “something great” from DICE. What could it be?

We’ll find out later this afternoon. EA’s gamescom press conference kicks off at 4.00pm CET, or 3.00pm BST if you’re in the UK. Get our liveblog below.

EA’s also showing the event on its website: get that here.



  1. Robo_1

    If Mass Effect 1&2 come to PS3, I will quite literally jump for joy. Stick both games on a Blu Ray with all the DLC for 40 notes and I’ll be there day one.

    I think ME2 sold below expectations for EA, so it could very well be the case that they’re hoping to make ME3 a multi platform game, and the only way they can really do that is to bring the first two games to PS3 beforehand.

    Of course we could just get ME2 and a Shenmue 2 style prequel film, but the sweet spot has to be the two games on one disc. Fingers are very tightly crossed for this one.

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Crysis

    if that mass effect thing happens, it’s likely they’ll slap both onto the one disk then sell it @ the same price as a new game

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Panipal2005

    Hopefully they finally announce…Insomniac’s game. And Suda’s game. And Mirror’s Edge 2. Stop fucking about EA!

    ‘course we’ll probably just get half the fucking conference devoted to EA Sports shite.

    #3 4 years ago
  4. AG_SAN

    BF3 please!

    #4 4 years ago
  5. reask

    Yes JC was awesome. ;)

    #5 4 years ago
  6. El_MUERkO

    BF:BC2 Vietnam details and an end of conference teaser for BF3 me thinks

    #6 4 years ago
  7. Stefan1904

    Mass Effect for PS3 please.

    #7 4 years ago
  8. reask

    Watching it on EA and reading about it on VG247.
    This is the life. :)

    #8 4 years ago
  9. theevilaires

    @7 …you and me both brother. I would jump off my house if they announce it for PS3.

    #9 4 years ago
  10. reask

    Edit :EA late again.

    #10 4 years ago
  11. Crysis

    a chocolate, LOL! :P also, is it just me or is the audio fucked on the live video stream on the EA site?

    #11 4 years ago
  12. reask

    Ok on mine Crysis.

    #12 4 years ago
  13. Gekidami

    On-rails, ofcourse…

    #13 4 years ago
  14. Psychotext

    SMH @ this Harry Potter stuff.

    #14 4 years ago
  15. reask

    Seems to be a time lag on the gestures.
    Not impressed.

    #15 4 years ago
  16. Psychotext

    Big announcements from Bioware, ME announcement guaranteed then. :)

    #16 4 years ago
  17. Suikoden Fan

    i just realised 1 thing i hate about feeds, when they switch from someone speaking to a video, they always blast the videos sound, i’d rather it was the same otherwise its either too loud during videos or too quiet during talking parts.

    #17 4 years ago
  18. Robo_1

    Dead Space 2… NOW PLEASE :)

    #18 4 years ago
  19. Stephany Nunneley

    @15 The EA livestream was full of lag. It was hard to tell at least on my end where the lag was.

    #19 4 years ago
  20. Psychotext

    What awards did extraction get?

    #20 4 years ago
  21. Gekidami

    Best something or other on Wii no doubt. Hey, it was on Wii, pretty much the only game competing for some awards.

    #21 4 years ago
  22. Robo_1

    NFS looking good, but I’d have to be honest and say it doesn’t look quite as eye popping as I’d hoped, considering how awesome Burnout looked.

    #22 4 years ago
  23. Yoshi

    @22 This NFS looks just like a Burnout game it even had takeouts etc

    #23 4 years ago
  24. reask

    Oh Right .
    Thanks steph for clearing that up as it looked pretty bad on my screen.
    It could be quite good then.

    #24 4 years ago
  25. Robo_1

    Is it just me, or do most of auto log features sound as though they’ve already been done in Blur?

    #25 4 years ago
  26. BULArmy

    So the cops will only try to stop you?!

    #26 4 years ago
  27. onlineatron

    He isn’t the guy from the cover, he just grew a beard during production.

    Of course you could have been being facetious and i’ve just made a tit of myself :/

    #27 4 years ago
  28. Crysis

    ‘special news about mass effect’ ps3 release :P

    #28 4 years ago
  29. Robo_1

    Special Mass Effect news….:D It’s coming folks. :)

    #29 4 years ago
  30. Crysis

    i… WAS RIGHT!!!

    #30 4 years ago
  31. reask

    Wow big big coup.

    #31 4 years ago
  32. Robo_1

    WOOOOHOOOOOOOO :) :) :) :)

    Would have liked more info, but biiig smiles here.

    #32 4 years ago
  33. Psychotext

    Odd, everyone was talking about this Genesis thing, but it looks like it’s just ME2.

    Bleh, I was hoping for some new stuff.

    #33 4 years ago
  34. onlineatron

    Just Mass Effect 2?


    I really wanted the excuse to go through both again.
    I’d love to have a new character on Mass Effect 1 on PS3!

    #34 4 years ago
  35. Suikoden Fan

    so ps3 only gets me2? that screws people over story wise

    #35 4 years ago
  36. onlineatron

    I suppose that solves the ‘something far reaching’ mystery.

    #36 4 years ago
  37. onlineatron

    Crysis of War

    #37 4 years ago
  38. reask

    Crysis multi looks pretty good.

    #38 4 years ago
  39. BULArmy

    LoL they had ms/kb for Crysis but they played it with controllers. Now that is stupid.

    #39 4 years ago
  40. justiceblob

    ‘Its unlockable charge shots actually melt faces’ — That is the moment I couldnt take Tanya whatshername seriously

    #40 4 years ago
  41. Robo_1

    Bulletstorm just looks jaw droppingly awesome. :)

    #41 4 years ago
  42. onlineatron

    Fuck! Bulletstorm looked amazing!

    #42 4 years ago
  43. Gekidami

    Finish off with EA sports? Wheres DICE then?

    #43 4 years ago
  44. Psychotext


    Sale -1

    #44 4 years ago
  45. Happy Hardon Harry

    Crysis 2 & Bulletstorm look generic as fuck. Another batch of run-of-the-mill FPS’s we don’t need.

    #45 4 years ago
  46. DrDamn

    Come on Moore – SSX you know you want to …

    #46 4 years ago
  47. Erthazus

    Without decent precision in Crysis playing multiplayer is absolutely stupid and not interesting at all.

    Bulletstorm is awesome.

    @45, agree, but this rail FPS look awesome. Say what you want but Epic Games in that are massive.

    #47 4 years ago
  48. onlineatron

    errgh… EA, you’d had to go fuck up the awesome didn’t you.


    #48 4 years ago
  49. ARG.Ghost

    Crysis 2 is like playing in next generation of consoles…… Looks Amazing !!!!!!!!! So buy it, big fan of crysis too…

    #49 4 years ago
  50. ARG.Ghost

    I hope to this dont end in EA Sport….. i dont care it at all -.-

    #50 4 years ago
  51. Gekidami

    No DICE then…

    #51 4 years ago
  52. muffinmn100

    ur kidding right

    #52 4 years ago
  53. Psychotext

    Outside of Dead Space 2 I thought that was seriously yawntastic.

    #53 4 years ago
  54. reask

    Nice bit of Hendrix at the end.
    Pat will be reminiscing about his youth. :)

    #54 4 years ago

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