The Gamescom content should come flooding out now we’re back! Here’s something to get you started. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Y8i3zywaXU
Oh, also, have this picture. http://thegamershub.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/Dan-Hook-copy.jpg
Sorry we’ve not been updating all too frequently, Gamescom is a really rather busy place! Anyway, now we’ve found some WiFi, it’s time to tease you by saying that we’ve just spent the last two hours going hands-on with The Elder Scrolls Online. Now we’re waiting to sample the deliciousness that is the new XCOM game, XCOM, Enemy Within.
Here’s Vaughn with a new friend….
We have a wonderful bit of news for everyone, Henry isn’t constipated this Gamescom.
That’s all folks! Time for me to get pissed.
The PS4 is set to launch this year in 32 countries in 15th November in the US and 29th November in EU
Andrew House makes a little dig at Microsoft and their shit PR campaign for Xbox One.
Sorry, that made little sense. If you buy them on PS3, you’ll get the PS4 games cheaper when they launch.
Call of Duty Ghosts, Battlefield 4, Watch Dogs and Black Flag are all get the PS4 PSN games at a huge discount (for a small period of time)
PlayStation 4 launch date?
Andrew House is on stage now, President and group CEO.
War Thunder is being shown, it’s a PS4 MMO game that Sony seem to be hoping is going to rival World of Tanks I imagine.
Oh look, Minecriaft is coming… it’s Minecraft. Wow. Minecraft. Eugh. Minecraft. It’s on PS4 now.
Ubisoft, not ones to miss a trick, are going to be making a Watch Dogs movie with Sony Pictures.
Some Watch Dogs footage now. Or Watch_Dogs, or WATCH_DOGS depending on your stylistic preferences. It’s totally just Watch Dogs though.
This is the most forced scripted conversation ever. They aren’t following the auto cue at all, it’s hilariously awkward.
Oh look, it’s Yves Guillemot on stage. He gets everywhere.
Liberation’s protagonist comes back for the exclusive level in Ass Creed
Getting a teaser of a PS3 and PS4 exclusive level for Black Flag
“Almost all” PlayStation 4 games will be remote play enabled over WiFi from the console’s launch.
We’ll let you know how that feels as we go hands on with it later in the week!
Little bit skeptical about the switchover mind. But damn it’s a sharp picture. No fuzz like the PS3 remote play has.
It looks like it’s running well though with little to no delay. It’s beautiful and crisp.
WHen are we going to see the switchover. Will it be seamless? Who knows!
Someone’s picked up the Vita.
Casually destroying some defences of a fort with the ship. It’s pretty shippy and watery. All looks in order really.
We’re seeing Black Flag on PS4 right now. It looks like Black Flag. Lots of pirates doing piratey things. Nice.
We’re going to see it on PS4, then a live demo switch with remote play on Vita.
Ubisoft are getting a little bit of Sony love with a demo of Assassin’s Creed Black Flag. You can play Black Flag on Vita via remote play!
Free 14 day trial for PS4 owners along with Drive club and Resogun on launch. Nice stuff.
Onto the PS+ stuff.
Sony are partnering with Orange, Virgin Media, Ono and TMobile to help create game-specific broadband packages to ensure a steady connection. Snazzy.
You can now also stream music to games while playing on PS4, and you can play and change music while not even in Music Unlimited.
Music Unlimited has been enhanced for PS4 with a new interface. Makes it easier to find music across the 22 million tracks.
Twitch is now coming to PS4, as well as UStream. So that’s no exclusivity deal for Microsoft now…
We’re taking a look at some of the modes, upgrades and perks you’ll get in multiplayer. Looks nice, but I couldn’t tell you what the heck was what.
New multiplayer footage of Killzone Shadow Fall is going on right now. Prepare to not know what’s going on at all.
So, we see a new power for Delsin. Not sure exactly what it was mind. But he can take all the powers from others.
Now Infamous Second son, and it’s all gameplay and it looks as good as it does. Lord knows how.
Comes preinstalled on every PS4, but you already knew that.
Talking about PS4 titles from Worldwide Studios that we already know about. Playroom is up first.
For those who don’t know, this is an Amiga classic. You should be excited and this trailer looks nice, but it’s hard to tell if it’s in-game or pre-rendered.
Shadow of the Beast has been re-imagined for PS4. This could be really good or bad…
Oh boy, Housmarque are back with Resogun. They can have my money already, Super Stardust HD was delicious fun
Helldivers looks rather nice, even with its atmospheric look.
All these indie games coming to the PlayStaion 4 and the brand as a whole is pretty impressive. Shows their real commitment to delivering something different.
Helldivers from Arrowhead studios is coming as a cross-play title on PS3, PS4 and PS Vita
It’s called Rime. Looks pretty ace.
Tequila Works – who brought you Deadlight – are now releasing a PS4 game that’s in its early stages. Feels very Ico on first look.
“This story begins with the end of the world”
Looks really quite haunting. Set after a disaster, but is also rather visually quite nice. Dat solar flare.
TheChineseRoom are working on a PS4 game. They did a great work with Dear Esther and now it’s Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture
I suspect Santa Monica are working on a new God of War game… Just a guess…
Santa Monica, Naughty Dog and Media Molecule are all working on unannounced PS4 games
Back to SCE World Studios on their PS4 coverage. Michael Denny is back on stage!
Hotline Miami 2 is coming to PS4 and PS Vita and it’ll be a console exclusive debut too! All those smashed in skulls.
Guns of Icarus is also on the way to PS4 with it’s debut.
Vlambeer’s Wastland Kings is heading to PS4 too.
Not unexpected seeing as he’s sat next to Yoshida and we had a little chat to him earlier.
Mike Bithell is coming out on PS4 too with Volume. It’s on PS Vita too and it’s the world exclusive debut.
N++ is coming to PS4 too, and allows for the creation of levels, it comes out this winter
Binding of Isaac Rebirth is coming to PS4 and is free for PS+ subscribers.
Shahid Ahmad is on stage, but who is he? Nobody’s saying.
Sony loves indies. It’s true, it says it on the screen
It’s worth noting, this is a far more reserved showcase compared to EA’s bombastic and loud showcase.
Cerny is saying the PS4 is a revolution.
Also, worth noting that Sony’s proofreaders haven’t quite mastered the job as “Worlds” has an apostrophe in it.
Cerny says this is the strongest launch lineup in Playstation history. He’s probably true.
He’s so soft spoken too…
Mark Cerny takes to the stage. He’s the PS4 poster boy
Right, onto the PS4 stuff.
Sony have lost it. They’re showing some surreal segues between dev testimonials… If Dali did games…
Now seeing some devs do more testimonials about the PlayStation Vita.
Vita does look like it’s going to be doing well, but the price cut will certainly help make it sell more.
Think Theme Park World, but not the one where you built a park, just the one where you were a manager…
It brings real-world unsigned bands to the game so you can put it on a virtual stage.
Big fest! It’s a new F2P game about organising a music festival.
“And now for something completely different”
It’s a bit weird mind. Hand drawn and beautiful, but her mouth is in her forehead. It’s a little unnerving.
Murasaki Baby is being shown off, it’s a new and tactile PS Vita game from Ovosinico. Uses the rear touch pad to interact with the world inside.
Also, memory card prices are crashing. Well, going down somewhat. Maybe finally I’ll get a 32mb memory card!
Now Michael Denny is on stage about the Vita. He’s Senior VP of SCE World Studios.
Europe is getting a Vita price cut to €199 and $199.
Least Phil Fish isn’t going to quit on that.
FEZ is coming to PS Vita along with Velocity 2
That came out a little bit quietly didn’t it.
Borderlands 2 on Vita! Jesus.
Onto the future of PS Vita.
Any GTA V preorder on PS3 bags you a 75% off discount on anything Rockstar related on PSN.
It does sound a little bit like what LittleBigPlanet 2 does already mind, but the F2P angle does mean it’ll be accessible for all
It seems to be a social game with challenges, costumes and objects. You can create your own challenges too and entire tools and games too
LittleBigPlanet Hub is launching later this year. It’s a F2P game on PS3
There’s a GT6 film coming from Sony Pictures. I shit you not…
I feel I’m not being cynical enough about all of this. But it launches globally on PS3 on December 6th this year.
GT6 does genuinely look damn beautiful though. On par with most next-gen stuff we’ve seen so far
Lots of stills of concept cars going on with some car manufacturers going across the screen and dramatic music to go with it.
GT6 time. Expect cars
Time to look at some Gran Turismo 6 stuff. A brand new video going to be shown
Ryan’s starting off with the PS3 coverage for the show
Jim Ryan takes to the stage to talk PlayStation.
Strong opener from Sony there, now it’s on to the Devs
He did swoop into the game really nicely though from the game menu and is now uploading a screenshot to the world
Shu is killing people all ove the place, but also failing quite badly online.
He’s now accessing his PS4 dashboard and is taking a look at how everything looks and runs. It’s very much like the new store, but runs smoother and has some of the same elements as the XMB from the PS3. Very nice stuff
Sony’s started and the crowd is clapping as Yoshida sits in a leather wingback chair.
That picture is upside down. Can’t fix it now, sorry. Off to the Madcats party now, will have some pictures up tomorrow.
While Vaughn, Jordan and Finn are out doing all press things we’re back in our top floor of a hotel watching CNN.
And EA is over! Thanks for sticking with us.
We’re being shown some incredible footage here. The levels look incredibly dynamic and fun. Seems like everything can be used to your advantage.
Hugely dynamic level being introduced for Gamescom people. Raging waters play a huge part in it!
We’ve got Battlefield Premium details at the minute. There is a lot of exclusive content like map packs and DLC
Levolution looks very interesting, A lot of ways to interact with the world.
Looks like we’re finishing up with Battlefield 4 with Karl Troedsson – Dice General Manager. The Beta will go live in October on Origin, Xbox 360 and PS3.
The stadiums, the crowd and the little touches here and there for the players look wonderful!!
You can interact with the ball boy. I hope this means we’ll end up with more hilarious and amusing YouTube videos of real-player collisions with the ball boy.
They didn’t mention whether you have to re-buy the game say you may need to buy it twice!
The locals are loving the fact that German footballer Lothar Matthäus is on stage. I have no idea who this person is… Who is he… Why is he here.
I’m becoming more confused by EA every game they’re showing right now.
Everything that you do on Fifa 14 on ps3/Xbox 360 will carry onto when you get it for Next-gen consoles.
Seasons Mode also has a co-op. So you can rise to the top together!
Demo will be available September 10th
Footage of Fifa 14 now on Xbox 360 and Ps3.
Fifa 14 mobile will be free.
To be honest that looked very fluid.
It’s now time for Titanfall! We’re now getting live gameplay from a new game mode called ‘Atrition’
You can use items mid race like an EMP to cheat like a big cheater.
Being shown off the huge Personalisation aspect of the game. There’s a lot here to choose from.
Marcus Nilsson, Exec Producr up on stage to talk about Need For Speed Rivals.
We’re getting a demonstration of how EA Sports Ignite works with UFC. Admittedly it’s pretty interesting.
Some people from UFC have come on including someone with a really loud voice. No idea what’s happening if I’m honest… Oh and he said it again! Fighting is in our DNA guys!
UFC time. Remember when that guy said it was in our DNA to fight…? Yeah…
Time for Peggle 2! It was announced this morning that it would be coming first exclusively to Xbox One
Exclusive mode for Xbox Kinect and Smartglass. Anything to try and sell it eh?
You can play as zombies in PVZ: Garden Warfare. Because zombies are original still remember
Brian Lindley here to talk about PVZ Garden Warfare.
Far Future is the first content pack for Plants Vs Zombies 2
Tony Leamer from Popcap up on stage now to talk about Plants Vs Zombies 2
Being an Inquisitor brings in a lot more decisions and mechanics. Looking pretty interesting!
This is looking rather gorgeous.
Dragon Age: Inquisition time!!
SO MUCH UNNECESSARY SHOUTING
Command And Conquer: King Of Koln live match on stage currently. Not sure who’s on stage playing though. They weren’t explained.
SIms 4 is avialable to play at gamescom and is now available for pre-order
Being shown gameplay now. She’s showing off how devilishly devious she is by creating a love triangle.
She’s giving us a rundown of her crib… Not enough shark tanks for MTV though.
Apparently we all share one language in common… Simlish!… Yeah…
Rachel Franklin, exec producer of Maxxis up on stage now.
Peter Moore back up on stage starting us off with the Sims 4 and how it’s “coming to life”
We might show you some images of what’s going on, but the bluetooth conversion is pretty fiddly.
Unnecessarily loud montage there…
Not long until the EA conference now!
Hello and welcome to the Gamescom 2013 Live Blog: the team will updating this page while at the event.