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Live: Watch EA's Gamescom 2015 Press Conference Right Here

Watch EA's Gamescom 2015 Press Conference Right Here

Time for take off

And so our attention turns to EA, the only major publisher hosting a proper press conference at this year's Gamescom. Set to begin at 10:00AM local time, the publisher's promising to bring plenty of Star Wars: Battlefront and Mirror's Edge Catalyst to Germany this year – and we can only dream that Mass Effect: Andromeda will join...

Reaction: Did Xbox Make Its Gamescom 2015 Presser Pay?

Did Xbox Make Its Gamescom 2015 Presser Pay?

Was the Redmond firm able to capitalise on Sony's no-show?

Sony's got the biggest presence on the Gamescom 2015 showfloor, but unlike in previous years it's not holding a press conference. We already knew this, of course, as the company announced that it would be skipping the show all the way back in May. This is because, according to the...

News: You've All Spent Far Too Much Time Playing Destiny, Some Would Argue

You've All Spent Far Too Much Time Playing Destiny, Some Would Argue

Activision releases crazy stats

2 billion hours. 2 billion hours. That's how long you lot have collectively played Destiny for, according to Activision. The mega-publisher revealed the frankly shocking figure along with its most recent financial report, and we're still trying to wrap our heads around it. Apparently, that means that on average,...

Store Update: 4th August 2015 (North America)

4th August 2015 (North America)

Submerge yourself in the PlayStation Store

As in Europe, this week's North American PlayStation Store update is a little on the light side – although the likes of Submerged and Galak-Z should hold your attention until some of the heavier hitters arrive a little later in the month. There's also the continuation of Sony's scorching summer sale, so...

Gamescom 2015: Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 Screens Are Oscar Mike

Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 Screens Are Oscar Mike

Ooorah

Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 may have had a pretty muted lead up to release, but that won't stop it from ultimately being one of the biggest games of the year. And at Gamescom 2015 this week, Activision is attempting to inject a little extra enthusiasm for the first-person shooter – starting with a brand new batch of single player and...

Review: King's Quest - Chapter I: A Knight to Remember (PS4)

King's Quest - Chapter I: A Knight to Remember (PS4)

A knight to consider

Developed by The Odd Gentlemen, Sierra's wonderfully strange point-and-click King's Quest franchise is finally resurrected with a new, episodic tale that is set to span six chapters in total – the first of which being the rather cunningly titled A Knight to Remember. The story begins with Graham, the king of Daventry – the...

News: Destiny Says Goodbye Dinklebot as Nolan North Replaces Game of Thrones Actor

Destiny Says Goodbye Dinklebot as Nolan North Replaces Game of Thrones Actor

At least he won't be as crap crap crap

With such memorable lines as "who's she talking to?" and "where's his Ghost?" all delivered in the most monotone way imaginable, Destiny's Ghost companion, voiced by Game of Thrones actor Peter Dinklage, somehow didn't make a good enough impression to feature in the shooter's upcoming expansion, The Taken...

Gamescom 2015: Cities: Skylines Constructing a Path to Consoles

Cities: Skylines Constructing a Path to Consoles

Sim city

This one stings: critically acclaimed city building simulation Cities: Skylines will make its console debut on the Xbox One. Microsoft gleefully made the announcement during its Gamescom 2015 press conference earlier today. Of course, every man made cloud has a silver lining, and the wording of the reveal leads us to believe that a...

Gamescom 2015: New Just Cause 3 Gameplay Packs as Many Explosions as Possible

New Just Cause 3 Gameplay Packs as Many Explosions as Possible

Boom town

Oh Rico, when will your lust for fiery explosions ever be satisfied? We're not sure if that question has an answer, but Just Cause 3's protagonist doesn't seem to be giving up on a life of chaos any time soon. The sandbox title's newest trailer is more of the same, but we doubt anyone's really complaining. The carnage on display looks...

Gamescom 2015: Dark Souls 3 Looks Deadly in Its First Slice of Gameplay

Dark Souls 3 Looks Deadly in Its First Slice of Gameplay

Top goth

Dark Souls fans will already know what to expect from Dark Souls 3, and as such, the action role-playing game's new trailer is probably exactly as you'd imagine it to be. Featuring plenty of gothic imagery and big bloody monsters, it's 100 per cent From Software. It's the gameplay that's the real draw of this clip, though, even if it...

Gamescom 2015: Rise of the Tomb Raider Goes Gung-Ho in Gameplay Trailer

Rise of the Tomb Raider Goes Gung-Ho in Gameplay Trailer

Killer Croft

Crystal Dynamics looked to Uncharted for inspiration for its Tomb Raider reboot, and it looks like the developer's used Naughty Dog as a guide again. This time the studio's latest takes more than a few cues from The Last of Us, as we see protagonist Lara Croft sneaking through an enemy base Rambo-style, slitting lots of throats. The...

Guide: What Time Are the EA, Final Fantasy XV, and Call of Duty Gamescom 2015 Streams?

What Time Are the EA, Final Fantasy XV, and Call of Duty Gamescom 2015 Streams?

Live and kicking

Over the years, we've gotten used to Gamescom being one of the biggest weeks in the gaming calendar for PlayStation. That's not entirely true in 2015, though, as Sony has opted to forgo its annual press conference at the German show in favour of Paris Games Week a little later in the year. The decision seemed sound at the time,...

Store Update: 4th August 2015 (Europe)

4th August 2015 (Europe)

The calm before the storm

Barring a few downloadable titles, it's slim pickings this week on the European PlayStation Store. Galak-Z is the headline PlayStation 4 act, while Submerged also sloshes onto Sony's latest console, but other than that, there really isn't much to write home about. In fact, this is probably one of the smallest updates that...

News: Sounds Like PS4 Exclusive DriveClub's Getting New Music

Sounds Like PS4 Exclusive DriveClub's Getting New Music

Splash wave

Historically, Evolution Studios has a pretty good track record when it comes to soundtracks. This author was particularly fond of MotorStorm: Apocalypse's music, which employed remixes of an original orchestral theme. DriveClub's a massive disappointment in that department, however – even if its engine sounds make up for the lack of...

News: Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 Delays Its Ninja War Into 2016

Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 Delays Its Ninja War Into 2016

Here's a cool trailer, though

The writing was on the wall but we didn't want to believe. Last week, it was confirmed that Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 was to be delayed into 2016 in Japan, and as expected, the delay has hit us here in the West, too. Originally scheduled to launch at some point in the autumn, Bandai Namco has revealed...

News: It's the End of the World in Everybody's Gone to the Rapture Launch Trailer

It's the End of the World in Everybody's Gone to the Rapture Launch Trailer

PS4 exclusive ushers the apocalypse

It's the end of the world in PlayStation 4 exclusive Everybody's Gone to the Rapture, and you're free to explore what remains of a deserted Shropshire village. This vision of the apocalypse may lack fire and brimstone, but the launch trailer embedded below depicts just how harrowing things can be when a settlement...