Gamescom 2012 News


The Old Republic gets 'Grand Acquisition' mission

By Steve Watts, Aug 14, 2012 6:00pm PDT

Star Wars: The Old Republic has received another world event, titled the Grand Acquisition.


"Im pretty sure the in-game cutscenes have better lipsync than this trailer."

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Star Wars 1313 trailer shows plenty of action

By John Keefer, Aug 14, 2012 2:30pm PDT

If you read our E3 preview of Star Wars 1313, then you'll get a pretty good feel for what's in this trailer just released for Gamescom 2012. Some good battle scenes, but not much actual gameplay.


"That was the longest cut-to-black-screen ever. I thought something was wrong with the video player."

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SimCity coming to Mac alongside PC version

By Steve Watts, Aug 14, 2012 2:00pm PDT

SimCity will be hitting the Mac next February, and allow cross-platform play with PC owners.


"Signed up for the beta. Can't wait to get my hands on this one."

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Hitman: Absolution to feature asynchronous multiplayer mode

By Steve Watts, Aug 14, 2012 1:30pm PDT

Hitman: Absolution will sport a "Contracts" mode, which lets you create specialized missions or take on ones designed by IO to challenge your friends asynchronously.


"To be Honest, this game was really awesome. I Downloaded it for free from Mygame9.com and tried ..."

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PS Vita firmware 1.80 coming August 28, adds button support to menu

By Andrew Yoon, Aug 14, 2012 12:25pm PDT

Perhaps the most significant firmware update developed for the Vita handheld is the upcoming release of 1.80. Not only will the system update add support for PSone games, it will offer a bevvy of other improvements for owners of Sony's new handheld.


"THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU. All these updates are much needed and greatly appreciated, but ..."

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God of War: Ascension multiplayer beta heading to PlayStation Plus

By Andrew Yoon, Aug 14, 2012 11:58am PDT

Want early access to the God of War: Ascension multiplayer mode? Sony has just announced a global beta for PS Plus members.


Killzone Mercenary coming to Vita in 2013

By Andrew Yoon, Aug 14, 2012 11:47am PDT

Killzone for Vita finally has a name and a release window. Coming from Guerilla Games, the upcoming Vita installment of Sony's exclusive FPS franchise brings "the same powerful engine" of Killzone 3 to the handheld.


Rain and Puppeteer: two new PS3 games from Japan Studios

By Steve Watts, Aug 14, 2012 11:41am PDT

Sony debuted two new PlayStation 3 titles from Japan Studio at its Gamescom press briefing today: Rain and Puppeteer.


"Both games look pretty neat but Rain has really caught my attention with its premise. I wish ..."

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Tearaway for Vita is LittleBigPlanet dev's next game

By John Keefer, Aug 14, 2012 11:22am PDT

After spending years on the LittleBigPlanet franchise, Media Molecule has revealed their next brand new IP: Tearaway, a paper world where you can help the hero Iota just by touching the back of your Vita.


"Yeah, this struck me as well. What they could do is use the front facing camera to take a ..."

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Until Dawn brings survival horror to PlayStation Move

By Andrew Yoon, Aug 14, 2012 11:10am PDT

Sony took time to show off yet another PlayStation Move exclusive game at its Gamescom press conference. Until Dawn is a "teen horror" game coming in 2013.


PlayStation Plus cloud storage expanding to 1GB

By Steve Watts, Aug 14, 2012 11:00am PDT

Sony has announced that PlayStation Plus' cloud storage feature is upgrading to a full GB of space, up from 150 MB.


"Yeah I'm not sure why the restriction exists, considering there are other services that handle ..."

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PlayStation Mobile to enable Cross Buy across PS Vita and Android

By Andrew Yoon, Aug 14, 2012 10:45am PDT

Games developed for PlayStation Mobile will be distributed via the PlayStation Store, and Sony has confirmed that games purchased for one platform will be playable any other device registered to the same PlayStation Network ID.


Call of Duty: Black Ops Declassified detailed

By Steve Watts, Aug 14, 2012 10:35am PDT

Sony shared more information about Black Ops: Declassified at its Gamescom 2012 conference, including campaign and multiplayer details.


PS3-Vita Cross Buy games revealed: PlayStation All-Stars, Sly 4, Ratchet & Clank

By Andrew Yoon, Aug 14, 2012 10:22am PDT

Sony has confirmed that PlayStation All-Stars will be a "Cross Buy" game. What does that mean? It means if you buy the PS3 version of the game, you'll get the Vita version of the game for free as well.


Origin coming to Mac, adding achievements

By John Keefer, Aug 14, 2012 8:45am PDT

Electronic Arts is expanding Origin to more platforms, including Mac, Android and Facebook, while adding such things as achievements and free-to-play games.


"Luckily nothing I care for uses it. Unless EA puts out System Shock 3 I can probably avoid it ..."

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