Son, what didn't happen today. Australia is the place to be, as opposed to, e.g., bored out of your skull in a German hotel room.
You might have noticed something of a million article gap between the European news wrap and the start of Australian activity. The less said about that the better. it's not our fault if our gamescom freelance newsbots are keen as mustard and the rest of us, uh, a little distracted.
- DOTA 2 gamescom trailer is go
Pat's hotel Internet is abysmal, so feel free to tell him how awesome these trailers he can't watch are.
- Gears of War 3 to have stereoscopic 3D, Microsoft upping 3D support
Climb on up on the bandwagon, we are going to 3D town.
- $5 million offered in next League of Legends season
"Yeah! That THAT, DOTA 2! How'd you like your $1 million tourney nowwww?"
- Tropico 4 US release windows locked down
Actually, the PR was like FINAL DATES ANNOUNCED and then, in the next sentence, gave that "mid September" bit.
- Report - Battlefield 3 Origin pre-orders score free game
Nice! I like free stuff, who says I don't.
- Rumour - Ubisoft working on Project Osborn
This sounds almost too interesting to be real. But then again, Homefront was.
- Heroes of Ruin gamescom trailer beats the rush
Gamescom not having a capital G is killing me.
- LEGO Universe celebrates F2P trial with dramatic trailer
Man seriously. Drama llamas.
- Dynasty Warriors 7 Xtreme Legends to see Western release
YESSSSSSSSS. Who doesn't like watching effeminate men beat each other up?
- Neverwinter delayed in Cryptic's Atari exit
Who? Yep, not surprised.
- Warhammer 40K: Space Marine demo inbound
A good move. Fans of the license aren't convinced they're not looking at a GoW clone. Now they can see for themselves, yeah?
- InSANE to be a Lovecraftian sandbox
Take my money.
- Kojima tweets Zone of the Enders 3D image
Johnny will probably bite through his own face in excitement if this is true.
- EA to acquire freemium mobile developer Bight Games
Another one! Has EA finished paying for the last three yet?
- Soul Calibur V gamescom trailer is chockers with gameplay footage
Internet forced to find something else to complain about.
- Tuesday Shorts - Minecraft Xperia Play, Square Enix rebrand, Majesty iOS
Otherwise known as "my assignment list is getting out of control. Quick! Sweep half under the rug!"
- Borderlands 2 in first teaser trailer
Go look at it!
And that, as they say in the some business or other, is a wrap. Pat and Johnny will be spoiling you rotten with news from the various press events taking place in Cologne today, including EA, Sony and Microsoft - plus, Stace, Steph and co will be manning the pumps throughout the day.
Random piece of Yoshitaka Amano's FFX-2 concept art from the Final Fantasy Wikia.