Gamescom 2011 News


Age of Empires Online will use Season Pass

By Steve Watts, Aug 16, 2011 2:30pm PDT

Age of Empires will introduce a Season Pass for premium content, which will get you a 30% discount for the first six months.


"Yeah I thought that was shitty. :\ Quest rewards that are premium only? Good grief. I'm level 3, ..."

- MercFox1 see all 17 comments

Uncharted 3 trailer sets up a plane crash

By Andrew Yoon, Aug 16, 2011 1:45pm PDT

This two minute video of Uncharted 3 gives us a glimpse as to how Nathan Drake ends up trapped in the desert, amongst the fiery wreckage of a downed plane.


"Err one minute 19 seconds. What happened to the two minute trailer? ;)"

- quatermass see all 12 comments

DmC Devil May Cry trailer air juggles demons

By Alice O'Connor, Aug 16, 2011 1:00pm PDT

Like air juggling? Love the new DmC Devil May Cry trailer.


"I like the look of the grappling hook. The hook was my favourite tool in darksiders, made it ..."

- Chipwarrior see all 5 comments

Vita will support Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare, and Skype

By Andrew Yoon, Aug 16, 2011 12:15pm PDT

Facebook, foursquare, and Twitter apps will all be downloadable for free directly from the PlayStation Store for Sony's upcoming Vita handheld.


Escape Plan announced for PlayStation Vita

By Jeff Mattas, Aug 16, 2011 12:00pm PDT

Sony Computer Entertainment announces Escape Plan for PlayStation Vita, a physics-based trap-filled platformer starring two different-sized protagonists.


Infamous 2: Festival of Blood announced

By Steve Watts, Aug 16, 2011 11:45am PDT

Sony announced Infamous 2: Festival of Blood at Gamescom today, a new downloadable title that has Cole MacGrath taking on vampires. Yes, vampires.


"I don't care what it is, more Infamous 2 is always a good thing. Vampires actually fit this ..."

- uglysad see all 4 comments

Sony drops PS3 price to $249

By Andrew Yoon, Aug 16, 2011 11:25am PDT

Sony has announced a surprise price drop for its PS3 hardware at Gamescom. Effective immediately, the 160GB system will drop down to $249, a savings of $50.


"I purchased a 4gb 360 for 120 bucks around christmas and popped in a hacked 250gb drive for ..."

- furiouschuck see all 22 comments

Sony announces new budget PSP, sans wi-fi

By Andrew Yoon, Aug 16, 2011 11:15am PDT

With the release of PlayStation Vita, you'd think that Sony would give up on the PSP, right? Well, you'd be wrong. Sony announced a brand new budget model of the PSP at Gamescom.


""Coming to Europe this Fall is a wi-fi only "E-1000" model for only €99." is this an error? or ..."

- nwillard see all 9 comments

Resistance: Burning Skies announced for PS Vita

By Steve Watts, Aug 16, 2011 11:00am PDT

Sony announced Resistance: Burning Skies for PlayStation Vita today. The game is being developed by Nihilistic Software.


Mass Effect 3 'combat reveal' video

By Andrew Yoon, Aug 16, 2011 10:00am PDT

EA and BioWare have released a new trailer for Gamescom. The "Combat Reveal" video shows how you'll control Commander Shepard and use squad tactics to defeat the larger, more aggressive enemies of the trilogy's end.


"Yeah, without demonstrating how it's handled through the UI this just looks like some regular ..."

- Sapiens see all 32 comments

Dance Central 2 releases on October 25

By Andrew Yoon, Aug 16, 2011 9:30am PDT

Microsoft has announced global release dates for the Kinect-exclusive Dance Central 2: Oct. 21 in Europe and Asia, Oct. 25 in North America, and Oct. 27 in Japan.


"Can you import songs from DC and DLC from DC into DC2? Hot topic. Ala RB2 stylee. If you ..."

- f4lln see all 5 comments

Battlefield 3 co-op demoed at Gamescom

By Steve Watts, Aug 16, 2011 8:30am PDT

EA announced Battlefield 3 co-op today at Gamescom, and demoed the mode running on a PlayStation 3.


"Granted this is a video but the vehicles look like they handle like BF2. I'm hoping the ..."

- silverback1138 see all 70 comments

The Secret World launches April 2012

By Alice O'Connor, Aug 16, 2011 8:15am PDT

Funcom's real-world-ish supernatural MMORPG will launch in April 2012, it's been announced. Beta signups will open on August 26.


"Crazy excited for this MMO. I know it wont hit huge ToR or WoW numbers, but there's so much ..."

- pixelat3d see all 16 comments

Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning coming in February

By Steve Watts, Aug 16, 2011 8:00am PDT

Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning is launching on February 7 in North America and February 10 in Europe, EA announced today.


Warhammer: Wrath of Heroes announced, is free to play

By Steve Watts, Aug 16, 2011 7:45am PDT

BioWare announced Warhammer Online: Wrath of Heroes today, a free to play 6v6v6 PVP combat game currently accepting beta sign-ups.


"EA's play4free brand has become pay4win. While I enjoyed PvP in WAR, that this title will be ..."

- Teirdome see all 24 comments