GC 2009 headlines

David Reeves to keynote new Games Convention

Ex-SCEE president David Reeves is to keynote Games Convention Online, as you can see here, with a talk owhich will apparently answer the question of when online game sales will overtake standard retail. Reeve’s talk is titled, “Schrodinger’s Cat and Heisenberg’s Dog – The Change from Offline to Online”. GCO takes place on 31 July […]

  • Gamescom 2009: 300 exhibitors now confirmed

    So far, over 300 exhibitors from 25 countries are registered for Gamescom 2009 in Cologne. Names you may have heard of that will be attending include: Activision Blizzard, Bigben Interactive, Capcom, dtp entertainment, Electronic Arts, Funcom, GOA, Hama, Koch Media, Konami, Microsoft, Namco Bandai, NcSoft, Nintendo, Rondomedia, Sega, Sony, Square Enix, Take-Two, Tivola, Ubisoft, and […]

  • GDC: Dragon Age: Origins demo shows first look at the Village of Redcliff

    During GDC we were given a sneak peek at Dragon Age: Origins via a demo with BioWare. The scene shown to us was of the Village of Redcliff, where the villagers are being plagued at night by a horrible mist that brings the dead with it. Your group of warriors must decide whether to help […]

  • GDC: "Cloud is a great opportunity," says Wright

    Spore-creator Will Wright has told VG247 that he believes Cloud will work if supported properly by developers and publishers, and that the concept represents a “great opportunity” for the industry. “In the future, if people are really browsing these things, it’s a great opportunity,” he said, talking of Cloud-based systems like OnLive, which was announced […]

  • GDC: Rockstar should have had more 'realistic expectations' for The Lost and Damned, says Pachter

    We met up with Michael Pachter at GDC yesterday. In return for us showing him where to pick up his badge and sneaking him into the Luminaries Lunch, he told us why he thought Rockstar and Microsoft have yet to release any concrete download numbers for GTA IV DLC, The Lost and Damned. The Wedbush […]

  • GDC: LBP still isn't finished, says Media Molecule

    Media Molecule’s Alex Evans and Mark Healey revealed at GDC 09 that LittleBigPlanet is only really half finished. “We still feel like we’re halfway through the development of LittleBigPlanet, to be honest,” said Healey. “I claim that LittleBigPlanet is potentially a game creation package, which isn’t finished if you like, but potentially.” “We want LittleBigPlanet […]

  • GDC: Level 5 confirms Western Layton sequels on way

    According to MCV, Level 5’s confirmed that the sequel to much-loved DS puzzler Professor Layton and the Curious Village – Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box – will be heading west within the next six months. The third part of the series will reach us next year, apparently. Bit more through here.

  • Game Connection confirms 220 exhibitors for GDC

    This year’s Game Connection, taking place at GDC, has 220 exhibitors confirmed for the March 24-26 event, says Gamasutra. Self-described as “a unique speed dating event for business-focused game makers,” GC will see over 30 nations represented, 40 percent of which are North American, with 15 percent from Asian countries. Half of the 220 exhibitors […]

  • Games Convention and gamescom go mano-a-mano

    Koelnmesse’s brought the first gamescom forward to directly coincide with next year’s Games Convention. The show will take place from August 19-23, and not in September as previously planned. “gamescom belongs to the entire industry and should enjoy as much acceptance as possible,” said BIU boss Klemens Kundratitz. “This is why we took reservations voiced […]

  • Gamescom's "ridiculous," says Leipzig boss

    This isn’t going to get any simpler, is it? Speaking to MCV, Games Convention boss Wolfgang Marzin has trashed 2009 Cologne show gamescom as a “ridiculous” idea. “We know the truth,” he told MCV. “We’ve already proved that GC works, and we have trade backing – nobody wants a show in September. Another copy of […]

  • "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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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, […]

  • 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 […]