The news never sleeps, and neither do I. Take that, Father Time. I flip my hair at you and saunter away.
US Wrap Highlights
Gamescom 2011 – EA press conference: BF3, ME3, SWTOR
Can you say Ray Muzyka, SWTOR, Mass Effect 3, Reckoning and Battlefield 3? Of course you can! If not, you will be by the time you read our liveblog coverage of the EA presser.
Gamescom 2011- Sony conference sees PS3 drop to £199
A PS3 price cut, a newer PSP model for $99, loads of Uncharted 3 goodies, Vita announcements, and Resistance everywhere. It was just grand.
Kinectimals coming to Windows Phone 7 with cats and bears
Lions and tigers and bears for Windows Phone 7, oh my!
Vitastic: Hands-on with first-party Vita titles at Sony event
Our very own Johnny Cullen gets some face time with Vita. Lucky gouger.
“There’s plenty of potential to do more” Gears, says MS
Executive producer of Gears of War 3 on the Microsoft side, Chris Kimmel, said this to Johnny Cullen.He never said what this “more” could be, though.
Halo Anniversary Maps to be exportable, available separately as DLC
Good news, everyone, right?
Rare: Kinect Sports 2 still “a Rare game at heart”
Rare tells us that despite being a departure from the games that made the studio famous, Kinect Sports and its sequel Kinect Sports: Season 2 still bear the hallmarks of a Rare product.
Kinect Star Wars to offer “finesse” in combat for core gamers
There’ll still be a challenge for hardcore gamers in Kinect Star Wars according to the game’s Global Product Manager.
Quick shots: Yves Guillemot checking out Vita
A shot Pat took of Ubisoft boss Yves Guillemot at the Sony press conference after party at gamescom. Very nice.
If you are wondering why this is just now going up, it’s because gamescom was in full swing today, and my shift, is just now ending. Granted, I should have stopped four hours ago, but I laugh at such things. I would keep going if Brenna would let me, but she pulled her bullwhip card and is threatening me with it as we speak. So, unfortunately, I am off to bed. I think.
Anyway, enough mumbling from a demented southern belle. Let’s get you caught up on my shift. There were loads today, I tell ya’ll.
US Wrap, August 16, 2011
Updates from Johhny, Alex Donaldson and conference information is in the boxout.
- Batman: Arkham City to be compatible with 3D TVs and PCs
- Bodycount demo now available on XBL
- PSA: Age of Empires Online launches today
- Quick Shots: Gears of War 3 shots escape gamescom
- Forza 4 screens and making of Hockenheim video released
- Mass Effect 3 gamescom screens and video released
- BF3 64-multiplayer video and co-op screens
- Uncharted 3 shots and trailer sneak out of gamescom
- Resistance 3: Follow Capelli trailer and screens released
- Sony gamescom asset extravaganza: Twisted Metal, WipEout 2048, Sly Cooper, more
- InFamous 2: Festival of Blood gamescom art and trailer
- Resistance: Burning Skies screens from gamescom
- Sony gamescom asset extravaganza II: Smart As, LBP2, LBP Vita, Medieval Moves, more
- Vita devkits cost much less than kits for PSP and PS3
- Might and Magic: Clash of Heroes announced for PC
- Spider-Man: The Edge of Time video features Val Kilmer
- Sony getting into the 99 cents movie rental business
- Twisted Metal demo comes with Priest Unrated on Blu-ray
- Arkane: FPS games like Dishonored were at one time a hard sell to publishers
Nice for those with a 3D TV or PC monitor/expensive nVidia card.
Go download it already.
In case you forgot with all the gamescom stuff going on, this launched today.
We love us some Gears, and we really want Gears 3 in our house. Soon.
Nice video showing how the Hockenheim track was created for the game.
Woot! This looks flipping awesome. I totally still need to play the first two. Don’t hate on me, please.
After watching this video, I have decided I want to marry BF3 and have its babies.
This is on our must have list for the year, if we get no other game besides this, SWTOR, Gears 3, and, well, never mind.
Screens and the trailer shown for the game at Sony’s press event.
Screenshots for: Eyepet & Friends, Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One, Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time, Twisted Metal, WipEout 2048, Ruin, Move Fitness, TEKKEN Hybrid, Journey, and Starhawk.
Vampires. Hey, at least it’s not zombies, and they don’t fucking sparkle in the sunlight.
The Resistance game for Vita finally got a subtitle.
Screenshots for: Medieval Moves: Deadmund’s Quest; Start The Party: Save The World; LittleBigPlanet 2; LBP Vita; Smart As; DanceStar Party; and Little Deviants.
Looking over the previous price of devkits for Sony, 1900 Euro for the Vita kit doesn’t sound so expensive to us anymore.
This should be good news for the PC crowd.
Does anyone else besides me remember when Val Kilmer was hot? Willow, anyone?
99 cent is a steal, but this list of movies is a bit meh if we are being honest.
Now all you have to do is decide if the movie is worth buying for the demo or not – regardless of whether Karl Urban is in it or not.
Another game on our list for next year.
Here’s some more US stuff posted by Andrew Groen
- Ultimate MvC3 trailer debuts Dr. Strange, Nemesis
- Why Epic hasn’t made Shadow Complex 2
- Nintendo adds four games to “Nintendo Select” value collection
- SSX MP details 100,000 player events, trailer, pre-order perks
- Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning gets new trailer, coming Feb 7, 2012
- New trailer for Need for Speed: The Run
- Amazon leaks 25% PS3 price cut
- PlayStation Vita Ubisoft launch lineup announced
- Sony announces Escape Plan for Vita
- Ninja Gaiden 3 to fully support PlayStation Move
- Funcom MMO, The Secret World, Beta Signup Starts Aug. 26
- Able Gamers announcing game controllers for disabled at PAX
- Batch of new Dragon’s Dogma screen shots
- Dota 2 beta sign-ups now available
- Driver: San Francisco demo preview video
Dr. Strange and Nemesis are fantastic additions, we think anyway.
Yes, Epic. Why is that? Find out through the link here.
Because value is always good. Thanks Nintendo.
This looks rather nice, and a bit stressful at the same time.
Ken Rolston made our day when he stepped on the EA press conference stage at gamescom and showed this trailer. He is totally my hero.
Shows cars racing through the Rockies in Colorado. Reminds me of a trip I took there once. That story is for another time, though.
Shame on you Amazon for stealing Sony’s thunder on this.
Assassin’s Creed and more for Vita. Viva la Ubisoft!
This looks like a really neat title for Vita and is just another selling point for me.
More blood and ninja stuff.
Brenna and I are signing up for this. You better as well.
This is great news, and good luck to these folks.
Another RPG on our watch list. I saw it at Captivate, and loved what I saw.
What are you waiting for?
Here’s a preview of the Driver demo.
Alright. That’s it for me today, er um, tonight. I hear the dogs having fun in the other room and I am missing out. I leave you in Brenna’s lovely hands.
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