Tag Archives: GAMESCom 2009
Mon, Aug 24, 2009 | 10:38 BST
Koelnmesse has announced that this year’s attendance for GamesCom came in at a staggering 245,000 visitors.
Obviously, a lot more then Leipzig this year anyways.
They’ve also confirmed that next year’s dates will be from August 18-22 2010.
We already have the flights booked.
PR is after the jump.
Wed, Aug 19, 2009 | 20:35 BST
Speaking with VG247 at GamesCom, Quantic Dream’s David Cage said that, while his company might drizzle out a demo of Heavy Rain, it won’t be easy.
“[A demo]’s currently in discussion. So yeah, that’s a possibility. At the same time, though, it’s difficult to find one scene that will represent the game and do justice to it,” he told us.
“It’s like asking a movie director, ‘Can you show me two minutes of your movie that will show what the movie’s about?’ Well yeah, I can show you a teaser, but if I show you two minutes from the movie, it’s very difficult to understand the atmosphere and what’s going on.”
This article’s basically a demo of the full interview. Are you having a hard time figuring out the atmosphere of our chat with David? Then why not read the full thing?
Wed, Aug 19, 2009 | 20:21 BST
During an interview with VG247 at GamesCom, the main brain behind Heavy Rain, David Cage, spoke of his admiration for Sony’s PS3.
“It’s incredible — all the things you can do with it. I mean, you can have a video conference. It’s a media center. It connects to your PC and allows you to use your movies and your songs. It’s just insane. I’m not sure when people compare consoles, they compare the same things. It’s a Blu-Ray player. It does so many things. It’s truly a fantastic machine,” he exclaimed.
“And I’m not saying that just because [an SCEE guy] is behind me,” he added. “Honestly, I really think it.”
Obviously, then, it’s not much of a stretch to say that Cage is excited about the recent PS3 price drop. He told us that it’ “is really the right price now.”
Read the full interview for more.
Wed, Aug 19, 2009 | 20:05 BST
Speaking with VG247 at GamesCom, Quantic Dream’s David Cage said that Heavy Rain ducked into 2010 to avoid the holiday season’s own heavy rain of big-name sequels. Obviously, this comes as a huge surprise, as no one‘s ever done this before.
“Sony thought it was best for the game to be released after the Christmas rush, and I can fully understand because, you know, there are so many games at Christmas that would be very good games, but also will be sequels of sequels of sequels. And there are only so many games people can buy at Christmas,” Cage said.
“And when there are already four, five, or six games that people are going to buy anyway, it would have been pity to release Heavy Rain at this date and to compete in that condition. It’s a new IP; it deserves some space and some explanation and some time to explain the game to people.”
Check out our full interview with David for more.
Tue, Aug 18, 2009 | 20:36 BST
Sony’s taken its PSP 3000 factory and parked it under a rainbow, resulting in three new, eye-scorchingly bright PSP colors.
Turquoise blue, lilac purple, and blossom pink PSPs were announced, with turquoise and lilac being bundled with LittleBigPlanet and Hannah Montana, respectively.
This could very well be one of the hardest decisions you’ll ever have to make. Needless to say, we plan on meditating for hours before choosing which bundle to buy. Lord, grant us strength.
The new colors are launching in November.
Tue, Aug 18, 2009 | 20:03 BST
The PS3 Slim may have stolen the show, sold it, and used the resulting cash to buy an offshore island and a small armada, but the PSP was there too! Honest!
Soon, Sony announced, its diminuitive marvel will be able to read books. The service is set to launch with “hundreds” of digital comics, including a number of classics from comic book powerhouse Marvel.
“Spiderman, X-Men, the Hulk, Wolverine, Daredevil, Thor, loads more,” as we said in our liveblog.
The service is coming to both Europe and America this December.
Tue, Aug 18, 2009 | 19:36 BST
Dwarfed by the blinding light of the megatons dropped during Sony’s press conference was the news that Sony’s video-on-demand service is on track for a November 2009 roll-out.
At first, it will be limited to films only, and you’ll be able to rent or purchase flicks in HD and SD.
The service is coming to UK, France, Germany and Spain in November. If you don’t live in any of those places, your PS3/PSP’s upgrade from lowly game console to Lord of All Cinema will have to wait until 2010.
Tue, Aug 18, 2009 | 19:27 BST
During today’s Sony GamesCom presser, Kaz Hirai announced the PS3 Slim.
“Today is the day we introduce the PS3 Slim, available in stores from the first week of September,” he said.
It’s 32% smaller, 36% lighter, and sports 34% less power consumption. Inside, there’s a 120gb hard drive.
There’s more on the liveblog.
Tue, Aug 18, 2009 | 19:08 BST
More specifically, between October 1 and October 10. All you have to do is register your PSP Go and — bam — free download of Gran Turismo PSP.
This isn’t just some measly demo, either. It’s the whole shebang, baby.
The announcement was made during Sony’s GamesCom press event.
More on the liveblog.
Tue, Aug 18, 2009 | 18:20 BST
During today’s Sony GamesCom presser, the console-maker confirmed that PSN cards are coming to Europe. They’ll be available in €20 and €50 varieties.
The liveblog contains all knowledge. Worship it with your eyes.
Tue, Aug 18, 2009 | 15:58 BST
It’s all in the title. No, seriously. All of it. During today’s EA GamesCom presser, Peter Moore announced that EA Sports Active has sold a grand total of 1.8 million units. Hooray!
For more from EA, watch our liveblog of the press conference.