Tag Archives: GAMESCom
Tue, Aug 14, 2012 | 17:28 BST
Gamers can now represent their own nation when playing Medal of Honor: Warfighter online.
Tue, Aug 14, 2012 | 16:53 BST
EA has announced the GM Connected dynasty mode for NHL 13, alongside a new skating system for the franchise.
Tue, Aug 14, 2012 | 16:39 BST
EA has confirmed SimCity will be coming to Mac next year.
Tue, Aug 14, 2012 | 15:11 BST
EA has released a new FIFA 13 trailer just in time for gamescom.
Tue, Aug 14, 2012 | 12:29 BST
EA are partnering up with Microsoft to bring a host of games to the Windows Phone.
Tue, Aug 14, 2012 | 12:03 BST
Capcom has released a number of screenshots for the title that was showcased at Gamescom earlier today.
Thu, Aug 02, 2012 | 13:20 BST
Sony and Sony Access TV are giving one gamer the chance to head to Gamescom and cover the show for them. All you have to do is make a video to show you have what it takes. Simple no?
Fri, Aug 12, 2011 | 10:30 BST
It’s gut check time. Koelnmesse’s announced this morning that next week’s gamescom will feature 550 exhibitors from 40 countries. The numbers are an increase of last year, with the number of countries going up by seven, with the exhibitor figures being a ten percent increase on last year. The show’s project manager Tim Endres said he was “delighted with this result above all for our visitors from Germany, Europe and the world.”
Fri, Jun 17, 2011 | 08:14 BST
Organisers for gamescom have fully announced this year’s attending publisher line-up, with several making a return to Germany after missing out last year.
Tue, Apr 19, 2011 | 13:30 BST
Gamescom’s organiser has said the current number of registered exhibitors for this year’s show is up 20 percent on the same point last year. Plus, the trade and consumer event will welcome Mexican exhibitors with a new country-specific pavilion.
Fri, Apr 15, 2011 | 10:21 BST
Previously known as The Leipzig Games Convention and Europe’s one-time largest games event, the trade-only GCO has been forced to shut its doors, citing a ‘lack of funding’.
Mon, Mar 21, 2011 | 17:58 GMT
As of today, Koelnmesse has kicked off ticket sales for this year’s gamescom in Cologne.
Thu, Feb 18, 2010 | 08:05 GMT
Its been announced that GDC Europe will run from August 16-18 in Cologne.
Wed, Aug 19, 2009 | 20:47 BST
Are you drunk on David Cage yet? Of course not! You need one more shot of his strongest words, and we’re here to provide that for you.
Speaking at GamesCom, Cage told VG247 that Heavy Rain’s gone beyond the limits of what you’d typically call a “videogame.”
“[It's] something that is not really a videogame anymore. It’s fully interactive; I’m not talking about that. But in the matter of format, objectives, and the way it works, it’s not really a videogame anymore,” he said.
“So all the rules that have been defined by this industry to promote games, like trade shows and demos, you have to ask yourself if it’s really the type of thing worth doing.”
Well, that’s enough Cage for us. We’re off to lose our last three day’s worth of lunches behind a dumpster now. But we’re lightweights. You, though — you want more. We can see the look in your eyes, the fire. Go read the rest of the interview. Do what we couldn’t.
Tue, Aug 18, 2009 | 17:39 BST
Sony’s GamesCom presser’s approaching like a tidal wave. But while other sites cower in fear of the towering newsmass, we embrace it. So we’ll be liveblogging it, because we love that sort of thing.
The conference begins at 6.30pm CET (5.30pm BST, 12.30pm EST, 9.30am PST).
Jump past the break for all the updates!
Tue, Aug 18, 2009 | 16:22 BST
EA’s just announced that Dante’s Inferno’s coming in February. February 9 for the US, February 12 for Europe. Righteous.
There’s more over on the liveblog
Mon, Aug 17, 2009 | 19:17 BST
PlayStation LifeStyle‘s gotten its hands on some very juicy — sumptuous, even — gossip, in the form of an alleged Sony GamesCom document. This telling piece of intel reveals, among other things, a new PS3 SKU, which is apparently set to be announced during Sony’s GameCom presser.
Click through the link to see the full document for yourself. Honestly, though, the info looks a bit dodgy to us, so we’re taking this one with a grain of salt. Plus, it’s a document. We could whip up a document right now that says Sony’s announcing the PS4 tomorrow, with a new Ridge Racer and an even more historically accurate Genji game set on the moon.
We’ve asked Sony for comment, so hopefully we’ll hear back on this soon.
Thu, Oct 16, 2008 | 17:23 BST
Frank Sliwka, the boss of Leipzig’s GCDC up to this year, will head up the gamescom developer conference in Cologne as of 2009, Koelnmesse’s confirmed.
“We are delighted to be working with Frank Sliwka and Global Games Media. Their choice of Cologne and their confidence in the new trade fair location show us that we are on the right track and can establish gamescom as Europe’s trade fair and event highlight in a very short space of time”, said Oliver Kuhrt, Koelnmesse MD.
Press release after the link.
Tue, Feb 26, 2008 | 19:12 GMT
Games Convention owner Leipziger Messe has confirmed today that the show is still scheduled to happen in Leipzig in 2009. The news comes in the wake of an joint announcement from the BIU [Germany's answer to ELSPA or ESA - Ed] and Koelnmesse that a new event, GAMESCom, is to be held in Cologne in September next year.
It had been thought that the Games Convention IP may have been licensed to the new showground for a sizeable sum, but in essence the BIU hung Leipziger Messe out to dry, dragging Germany’s main show to a new location and refusing to take any tie of the Games Convention brand with it. On the surface, this leaves Leipziger Messe, owner of the biggest games show in the world, with nothing after building up an annual audience of almost 200,000.
Leipziger Messe, obviously, isn’t entirely pleased about the events of the last 24 hours, saying it is disappointed with the decision and today telling Eurogamer.de that it doesn’t believe the BIU understands the concept of Games Convention or its sister trade event GCDC.
Games Convention 2009 is, therefore, on. Whether or not the BIU has just made the biggest booboo in European gaming history remains to be seen.
Tue, Feb 26, 2008 | 17:40 GMT
Breaking news from the Leipzig press conference. Leipziger Messe has just confirmed that Games Convention as we know it is no more, and that the event has been moved to Cologne for 2009. Its new name is GAMESCom.
Update: Eurogamer.de’s just published this. The new show is being moved from August to September. Better travel links and 80,000 hotel places in the Cologne area are being mooted as the main reasons for the move. Both the German TV station RTL and the 2009 World Cyber Games are based in Cologne. The organisers have said the new show will work closely with both.