GAMESCom 2009

GamesCom attendence pegged at over 245,000, GC 2010 also dated

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.

GAMESCom 2009 headlines

  • David Cage: Heavy Rain demo a "possibility"

    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 […]

  • David Cage: The PS3 is a "truly fantastic" machine

    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 […]

  • David Cage: Heavy Rain delayed into 2010 in order to avoid "sequels of sequels of sequels"

    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 […]

  • Sony's GC Press Event: PSP 3000 painting the town pink, turquoise, and purple this November

    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 […]

  • Sony's GC Press Event: Digital Reader announced for PSP

    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 […]

  • Sony's GC Press Event: PS3/PSP video-on-demand service coming in November

    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 […]

  • Sony's GC Press Event: PS3 Slim announced!

    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.

  • Sony's GC Press Event: Gran Turismo PSP free with registration of PSP Go in October

    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.

  • Sony's GC Press Event: PSN cards coming to Europe

    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.

  • EA's GC press event: EA Sports Active moves 1.8 million units

    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.