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  • WoW design boss: "We don't have anything against consoles"

    Speaking to Videogamer at Games Convention, Wrath of the Lich King lead designer Tom Chilton said that the firm doesn’t hate consoles: but don’t be expecting WoW on a pad just yet. “It’s really not that we have anything against consoles,” Chilton said. “I mean we love console games also. And I’m sure there will […]

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  • Reeves: Heavy Rain is PS3's "most important title for next year"

    Speaking at Games Convention last week, Quantic Dream boss David Cage said that Sony considered stunning thriller Heavy Rain to be “the most important title for next year.” “A risk? I would rather say it’s an opportunity… If you listened to the keynote speech yesterday, David Reeves said this is the most important title for […]

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  • Ubisoft: Europe is now our biggest territory

    Ubi boss Yves Guillemot has told GI that Europe is the biggest cash territory for the publisher, bringing in more than 5 percent more revenue than the US. “First, our money – the pound or the euro – is very strong and because of that the turnover from those countries is heavier than they used […]

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  • Reeves: Publisher exclusivity probably "a thing of the past"

    David Reeves is the man who keeps on giving. At least he does in this case, because both VG247 and GI had the same interview slot with the SCEE president at Games Convention, all of our questions from which are newsified here. He did, however, say other things. And the biggest thing he said was […]

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  • Kojima wishes people would stop asking about MGS4 on 360

    Speaking to Eurogamer at Games Convention, Hideo Kojima said he’s had enough of people asking about MGS4 on 360. Not entirely surprising, really. “I’ve been doing a lot of interviews and stage shows, and half the questions are like ‘Will MGS4 be coming out on 360 or other formats?’, and in the near future I […]

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  • "Almost all market leaders" will attend gamescom 2009, says Koelnmesse boss

    Koelnmesse boss Oliver P Kuhrt has issued a stark statement to Leipziger Messe in the face of the East German outfit announcing GC2009 dates. Translated, it says something along the lines of, “Give it up: everyone’s coming to gamescom next year.” “It was to be expected that Leipziger Messe” would announce dates for a 2009 […]

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  • Reeves-ageddon - SCEE boss talks FFXIII, Vidzone, PAL hardware sales and more at GC08

    David Reeves is a nice chap. He’s also president of Sony Computer Entertainment Europe, so when he says things it’s best to take note. We caught up with Reeves at Games Convention in Leipzig last week after an impressive press conference at the show, and, as ever, he had plenty to say on everything. We’ve […]

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  • Seven minutes of bad quality Fable II shakycam posted

    After the break. It’s a bit rubbish, but you can see what’s going on. There’s plenty of fighting and resurrecting to watch. The footage was shot at Games Convention in Germany last week.

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  • Funcom confirms more than 400,000 paying subs for AoC

    As you can see in this onlinewelten.com movie from Leipzig last week, Funcom’s Erling Ellingson has confirmed that Age of Conan has more than 400,000 paying subscribers. The news comes after a Funcom financial report put the number of “customers” playing in the MMO at 415,000, but confusion reigned as to whether or not this […]

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  • Reeves: We're a bit behind on video downloads, but we will get there

    Speaking to VG247 at Games Convention in Germany last week, SCEE president David Reeves highlighted the difficulties in bringing the Movie Store service to European PS3s, but assured that SCEE “will get there” and launch the functionality on the Continent. “On the video side, you will appreciate that when a movie comes out in Europe, […]

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  • Reeves: "I am supremely confident" that PS3 leads 360 in PAL territories - audio

    SCEE super-boss David Reeves has told VG247 that PS3 is still ahead of 360 in Europe, and that he’s amazingly sure of the fact. “We are indeed,” said the exec when asked if Sony was sure PS3 was still in front. “In PAL territories we are ahead of Xbox 360. We’re absolutely confident.” “I have […]

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  • Reeves: Focus groups said music videos were key to PS3

    Speaking to VG247 at Games Convention in Leipzig last week, SCEE boss David Reeves said that the reason Vidzone – a streaming service for music videos – is to be added to the European PS3 early next year is that focus tests consistently through it up as important. “It’s what prompted it,” said Reeves when […]

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  • Reeves: You can play PS3 games while listening to streaming Vidzone movies

    Worried that PS3′s streaming Vidzone music videos were going to get in the way of your games? SCEE president David Reeves is here to quell the fear. “People said, ‘I wish I could listen to the music, and see it as well,’” Reeves told us, speaking at Games Convention in Leipzig last week. “Because you […]

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  • Reeves: Euro PS3 music video downloads "might be a Sony service"

    Speaking to VG247 at Games Convention last week, SCEE president David Reeves pressed the point that the European PS3 music video download service won’t necessarily be a Vidzone feature. “It might be totally different, but with Vidzone, I think they already offer a streaming service on PC,” he said. “So we’re very comfortable working with […]

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GC 2008 Latest

  • WoW design boss: “We don’t have anything against consoles”

    Speaking to Videogamer at Games Convention, Wrath of the Lich King lead designer Tom Chilton said that the firm doesn’t hate consoles: but don’t be expecting WoW on a pad just yet. “It’s really not that we have anything against consoles,” Chilton said. “I mean we love console games also. And I’m sure there will […]

  • Reeves: Heavy Rain is PS3′s “most important title for next year”

    Speaking at Games Convention last week, Quantic Dream boss David Cage said that Sony considered stunning thriller Heavy Rain to be “the most important title for next year.” “A risk? I would rather say it’s an opportunity… If you listened to the keynote speech yesterday, David Reeves said this is the most important title for […]

  • Ubisoft: Europe is now our biggest territory

    Ubi boss Yves Guillemot has told GI that Europe is the biggest cash territory for the publisher, bringing in more than 5 percent more revenue than the US. “First, our money – the pound or the euro – is very strong and because of that the turnover from those countries is heavier than they used […]

  • Reeves: Publisher exclusivity probably “a thing of the past”

    David Reeves is the man who keeps on giving. At least he does in this case, because both VG247 and GI had the same interview slot with the SCEE president at Games Convention, all of our questions from which are newsified here. He did, however, say other things. And the biggest thing he said was […]

  • Kojima wishes people would stop asking about MGS4 on 360

    Speaking to Eurogamer at Games Convention, Hideo Kojima said he’s had enough of people asking about MGS4 on 360. Not entirely surprising, really. “I’ve been doing a lot of interviews and stage shows, and half the questions are like ‘Will MGS4 be coming out on 360 or other formats?’, and in the near future I […]

  • “Almost all market leaders” will attend gamescom 2009, says Koelnmesse boss

    Koelnmesse boss Oliver P Kuhrt has issued a stark statement to Leipziger Messe in the face of the East German outfit announcing GC2009 dates. Translated, it says something along the lines of, “Give it up: everyone’s coming to gamescom next year.” “It was to be expected that Leipziger Messe” would announce dates for a 2009 […]

  • Reeves-ageddon – SCEE boss talks FFXIII, Vidzone, PAL hardware sales and more at GC08

    David Reeves is a nice chap. He’s also president of Sony Computer Entertainment Europe, so when he says things it’s best to take note. We caught up with Reeves at Games Convention in Leipzig last week after an impressive press conference at the show, and, as ever, he had plenty to say on everything. We’ve […]

  • Seven minutes of bad quality Fable II shakycam posted

    After the break. It’s a bit rubbish, but you can see what’s going on. There’s plenty of fighting and resurrecting to watch. The footage was shot at Games Convention in Germany last week.

  • Funcom confirms more than 400,000 paying subs for AoC

    As you can see in this onlinewelten.com movie from Leipzig last week, Funcom’s Erling Ellingson has confirmed that Age of Conan has more than 400,000 paying subscribers. The news comes after a Funcom financial report put the number of “customers” playing in the MMO at 415,000, but confusion reigned as to whether or not this […]

  • Reeves: We’re a bit behind on video downloads, but we will get there

    Speaking to VG247 at Games Convention in Germany last week, SCEE president David Reeves highlighted the difficulties in bringing the Movie Store service to European PS3s, but assured that SCEE “will get there” and launch the functionality on the Continent. “On the video side, you will appreciate that when a movie comes out in Europe, […]

  • Reeves: “I am supremely confident” that PS3 leads 360 in PAL territories – audio

    SCEE super-boss David Reeves has told VG247 that PS3 is still ahead of 360 in Europe, and that he’s amazingly sure of the fact. “We are indeed,” said the exec when asked if Sony was sure PS3 was still in front. “In PAL territories we are ahead of Xbox 360. We’re absolutely confident.” “I have […]

  • Reeves: Focus groups said music videos were key to PS3

    Speaking to VG247 at Games Convention in Leipzig last week, SCEE boss David Reeves said that the reason Vidzone – a streaming service for music videos – is to be added to the European PS3 early next year is that focus tests consistently through it up as important. “It’s what prompted it,” said Reeves when […]

  • Reeves: You can play PS3 games while listening to streaming Vidzone movies

    Worried that PS3′s streaming Vidzone music videos were going to get in the way of your games? SCEE president David Reeves is here to quell the fear. “People said, ‘I wish I could listen to the music, and see it as well,’” Reeves told us, speaking at Games Convention in Leipzig last week. “Because you […]

  • Reeves: Euro PS3 music video downloads “might be a Sony service”

    Speaking to VG247 at Games Convention last week, SCEE president David Reeves pressed the point that the European PS3 music video download service won’t necessarily be a Vidzone feature. “It might be totally different, but with Vidzone, I think they already offer a streaming service on PC,” he said. “So we’re very comfortable working with […]

  • Reeves shrugs off FFXIII on 360 saying, “It’s still exclusive in Japan”

    SCEE president David Reeves has shrugged off Microsoft’s intended E3 coup de grace FFXIII announcement by predicting a hardware boost from the game’s release and pointing out that it’s still a Japanese PS3 exclusive. “I think that just as we got a massive blip up with GTA IV – which was not exclusive – we’ll […]

  • Reeves on Home: “I can look you in the eyes and tell you everything is on track”

    Despite a complete no-show for Home in the Sony press conference at Games Convention last week, SCEE president David Reeves has moved to assure punters that the social app’s development is completely on track, and that its open beta will begin this autumn as planned. “The reason is that was nothing new to say,” Reeves’ […]

  • Konami thanks Games Convention for all the fish, confirms for GamesCOM

    Konami’s put out a press release – in German on WiiTower – confirming attendance at GameCOM in Cologne next year and thanking Games Convention for, you know, being good and stuff. “Konami says ‘Thanks, Leipzig’ for the many great years and such a positive time,” said Konami marketing boss Martin Schneider. “We look back on […]

  • Halo Wars box-shot and new screens released

    Leipzig’s the show that keeps on giving. Microsoft’s put out the pack-shot and a few new screens of Ensemble’s Halo Wars, as you can see on Joystiq, in celebration that Games Convention happened last week. That’s it. Get strategising. In space. Game’s out early next year.

  • Left 4 Dead out November 20

    Speaking in this GameKings interview, Valve boss Gabe Newell’s confirmed that Left 4 Dead will release on November 20, a little further back from the previous date of November 4. We caught up with the man himself last week as well, so hit this to see what he has to say about pretty much loads […]

  • LittleBigPlanet, Mirror’s Edge and Spore take top honours in Leipzig

    Leipziger Messe’s announced its official awards for last week’s Games Convention, with LBP, Mirror’s Edge and Spore scooping the main three categories. EA was the big winner, taking four of the nine available gongs. No Heavy Rain, though. Here’s what took the biscuit last week: Best PC Game: Spore (EA) Best Xbox 360 Game: Mirror’s […]

  • Games Convention fixes sights on North America

    We already have proof positive that Leipzig is to remain GC’s central base of operations, but the super-sized convention may soon be expanding its empire onto North American shores. “The concept is flexible and the network of the global games industry permits us to be active at different locations. After the Southeast Asian Games Convention, […]

  • Reeves: “Sometimes it’s an advantage to be last in Europe”

    Speaking to VG247 at Games Convention last week, SCEE president David Reeves said that Sony’s announcement-heavy presentation at the show on Wednesday was thanks to only moving on service and product confirmations in Europe when “everything’s ironed out” on a global level. “Well, I think that was the point,” said the exec when asked of […]

  • LittleBigPlanet’s Alex Evans: “Sequels? Yeah, why not”

    Speaking to Eurogamer, Media Molecule boss Alex Evans has given first indication that LittleBigPlanet may not exactly be “going away,” making mention of sequels and paid-for expansion packs. “I can also say that if there’s any way we can reward the community, we’ll go there,” he said. “If the people are clamouring for big chunks […]

  • Kojima concedes he may stay with Metal Gear for fifth game

    Speaking to Kikizo at E3, Konami creative legend Hideo Kojima admitted that he may well end up producing a fifth Metal Gear game. Never saw that coming. “When we look ten years into the future, maybe yes, I may well end up spending more time on the Metal Gear series,” he said. “I always intend […]

  • It’s so on: Games Convention 2009 officially dated

    According to the official GC site, Leipziger Messe has officially dated Games Convention 2009, which is to run from August 19-23, 2009. To say this “puts the cat among the pigeons” is a bit of an understatement. The BIU – the German equivalent of ESA or ELSPA – has announced GamesCOM for 2009, a Cologne […]

  • Watch people build a LittleBigPlanet stage in video

    After the break. There are an awful lot of menus going on, there. Hopefully the “fun” bit is worth the effort. Take a look.

  • Killzone 2 multiplayer – 20 minutes of HQ shakycam

    After the link. Whichever way you wash it, Guerrilla’s opus looks brutally over-powered. Probably PS3′s biggest no-brainer so far. See why.

  • New WipEout HD shots steam out of Leipzig

    On Kotaku. Looking very sweet, epilepsy or not. News came out this week that 60fps at 1080p is locked, so we’re excited. Take a look.

  • Battlefield Heroes effectively “already out,” says DICE

    Speaking to GI, EA DICE’s Ben Cousins has said that free-to-play shooter Battlefield Heroes is “already out” and won’t have a “big splash release”. The beta has now been expanded so “every hardcore gamer in the world will probably be able to get a key if they want to,” the dev lead told the site. […]

  • Record number of visitors hit Games Convention on Saturday

    According to this EG.de post, Leipziger Messe’s confirmed that 81,000 people visited Games Convention yesterday, more than 11,000 visitors up on the same day in the previous year. Since Wednesday – the press day – more than 170,500 people have visited the show, and with today still to go it looks as though GC08 will […]