gamescom 2010 – Microsoft Play Day liveblog is go!

Tuesday, 17th August 2010 11:07 GMT By Johnny Cullen


Microsoft may have already announced its big gamescom stuff in terms of an EU Kinect release date and a PC resurgence, but there’s still a three-hour press event to go today in Cologne.

We’re covering it live. Right now.

Lionhead and Bungie are here for Fable III and Halo: Reach, as is Rare for Kinect Sports.

As for Gears of War 3, that won’t be in Germany at all this week, so don’t expect anything on that front.

Beyond that, other then just a reiteration of the news from this morning and it being heavily focused on Kinect, we wouldn’t expect any colossal announcements.

But because we love too much, we’re still live-blogging it for you. Get all the action below live.



  1. kingofscotland

    How do you live blog a ‘games day’?

    I’m playing Fable III, I’m now playing Dance Central …….

    #1 4 years ago
  2. loki

    PC! Fail!

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Erthazus

    Loki is crying because he is playing everyday with bad controls and graphics. Hahaha :D

    #3 4 years ago
  4. justiceblob

    Well… Microsoft have done a PSP Go! and released a video that was meant to come out after gamescon (it refers to it in the past tense), HALO WAYPOINT for Windows Phone 7. the video is on inside XBOX now.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. Xazzor

    Hello. Where can I watch Microsoft’s conference? At VG247 is only text chat..

    #5 4 years ago
  6. Blerk

    It’s not a conference as such from what I can tell, Bongos just said they’ll be dumping a bunch of press releases at 11:30. are streaming some stuff, but I don’t know what.

    #6 4 years ago
  7. Johnny Cullen

    Bumped. We’re getting ready.

    #7 4 years ago
  8. Boris Fett

    Your HTML is screwed up. It probably got edited in as visual text in the editor when you updated the article.

    #8 4 years ago
  9. cookiejar

    Yeah its not going to be a conference. Microsoft blew the rest of this years keynote budget on the KIN :D

    Expect nibbles, MrPointyHead and Kinect.

    #9 4 years ago
  10. Fin

    Hrmph, CoverItLive link are broke!

    #10 4 years ago
  11. Johnny Cullen

    We’re fixing it now.

    #11 4 years ago
  12. Xazzor

    Who’s Keza?

    #12 4 years ago
  13. Crysis may answer a few questions

    #13 4 years ago
  14. Zaan

    @12. Doesn’t matter man, check out the boobs

    #14 4 years ago
  15. DJ Deathstar

    All windows 7 launch games–Windows-Phone-7-Games-Line-Up-Confirmed–Includes-Halo-Waypoint.html

    Including Crackdown 2 Project Sunburst and The Harvest both from MS

    Also Assassins Creed, Splinter Cell and Castlevania

    Hang on i’ve just noticed ilomilo on the list from MS and it better be coming to xbla as well because the trailers ive seen look awesome

    #15 4 years ago
  16. cookiejar

    Wow, the doorway homeless guys in Germany are well equipped, – 2 laptops, bags, … oh wait :D

    #16 4 years ago
  17. Gekidami

    Whats James Dyson doing there?

    #17 4 years ago
  18. Gekidami

    Oh, its just one of his shops, not the man himself.

    #18 4 years ago
  19. Joe Anderson

    Up, down, up again, its nice being loved.

    #19 4 years ago
  20. PrincyBoy

    What did The USB have?

    #20 4 years ago
  21. mrblobby666

    Hey guys, when does sonys conference start, line in hours from now? Has EA’s been?

    #21 4 years ago
  22. Zarckan

    Sorry, this all sounds like jizzwax!

    #22 4 years ago
  23. Suikoden Fan

    i cant find anywhere with a live feed bar ea, last time i checked european gamers are just as important as us gamers and yet e3 you can watch live, poor show games industry, you let europe down again.

    #23 4 years ago
  24. Ezzio

    Hi Guys
    Where I can Watch it?????

    #24 4 years ago
  25. justiceblob

    Yoostar isnt new… it was at E3 apparently.

    #25 4 years ago
  26. Stephany Nunneley

    @25 I just love press releases that make you look like a moron.

    #26 4 years ago
  27. Blerk

    Well, so far so rubbish.

    #27 4 years ago
  28. Crysis

    anyone expect much from MS? they generally like to play it safe which is why i’m surprised by their effort with kinect

    #28 4 years ago
  29. cookiejar

    Fable 3 is the only thing that’s interesting me so far. I think its the only Xbox game this year thats interesting me so far. But nevermind, it looks amazing.

    #29 4 years ago
  30. mington


    #30 4 years ago
  31. PrincyBoy

    Hey can you do me a favor there are like alot of people im with (51 people to be) that whant some reach news can you talk to some halo people.

    #31 4 years ago
  32. Psychotext

    Show ‘em how it’s done JC.

    #32 4 years ago
  33. Blerk

    Quick, Pat – film Johnny! :-D

    #33 4 years ago
  34. KAP

    Comafest indeed.

    Big announcements and Microsoft, hardly ever go hand in hand.
    Bring on Sonys conference.

    #34 4 years ago
  35. The Hindle

    Look at the size of Pats beard, id check it Pat you may have a bird nesting in there. If there is a award for best beard in the industery that would win it hands down .

    #35 4 years ago
  36. LOLshock94

    i think its ps3 that has a bad controller

    #36 4 years ago
  37. justiceblob

    @36 Wow, what a great contribution to the discussion, like most of your posts.

    #37 4 years ago
  38. James Mac

    @23 come live in Australia.

    #38 4 years ago
  39. cookiejar

    @37 I know. The way he/she/it structures he/she/its posts, and the depth of understanding in them is quite remarkable. At first, I thought it was Stephen Fry.

    #39 4 years ago
  40. LePlatypus

    @39 no need for the slashes we all know it’s an it

    #40 4 years ago
  41. Crysis

    Woo, Australia! yeh, we don’t have any events & we have to catch a plane to see any American or European event, so we’re happy with these kinda blogs telling us about the event :)

    #41 4 years ago
  42. reask

    Nice one Pat on the Bungie interview.
    Will they be showing gameplay vids?

    #42 4 years ago
  43. Suikoden Fan

    @38 is there a australian games conference? as aus is counted as pal this conference is about down under too.

    #43 4 years ago
  44. Ezzio

    Pls Add Some Photos From There

    #44 4 years ago
  45. mington

    The spirit of MJ lives on in JC




    #45 4 years ago
  46. mington

    There were times where you looked like a mentalist trying to wriggle out of a straight jacket

    Bravo :P

    #46 4 years ago
  47. Psychotext

    You’ve got balls JC. Can’t fault you. :D

    (Now go back and get the demonstrator’s number)

    #47 4 years ago
  48. reask

    Don,t mind them JC you were great. ;)
    Just don’t give up the day job yet. :)

    #48 4 years ago
  49. mojo

    Wow, Cullen u sexey beast you!

    #49 4 years ago

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