Tag: Gamescom 2013
Round Up Here's Everything You Need to Know About PlayStation at GamesCom
Following a record attendance of more than 340,000 visitors, the doors have now closed on GamesCom until next year. Sony enjoyed another fruitful spell in Cologne, reinforcing its indie message and consequentially keeping our fingers busy with plenty of fascinating PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and Vita announcements. Don’t worry if...
News Oh Yeah, Twitch Is Totally Coming to the PS4
Sony may have glossed over the announcement during its GamesCom 2013 press conference last week, but Twitch is totally coming to the PlayStation 4. The popular streaming service – which many had assumed had been locked up by Microsoft – will allow you to broadcast gam
Feature Sony's GamesCom 2013 Showcase - Did It Meet Our Expectations?
Looking back on the PS4, PS3, and Vita's presence in Cologne
We’ve had press releases coming out of our ears since Sony’s explosive GamesCom press conference on Tuesday, but having finally had a chance to reflect upon it – and clean up the dirty coffee cups that have been sitting on our desks since the beginning of the week – we’re now...
GamesCom 2013 Check Out the Windscreen Reflections in This DriveClub Video
How fast do you want to go?
We know that we’ve already posted a video of DriveClub’s updated GamesCom 2013 build, but this footage is even better. Not only is the driver an absolute machine, but the graphics look utterly unbelievable. If you had any doubts about the jump in visual fidelity on new hardware, watch how the dashboard reflections...
GamesCom 2013 Killzone: Shadow Fall Dazzles with Delicious Multiplayer Footage
Play by your own rules
Killzone: Shadow Fall may have some stiff competition in Battlefield 4 and Call of Duty: Ghosts, but it’s shaping up to be the first-person shooter to own alongside your shiny new PlayStation 4. Dutch developer Guerrilla Games took the gas mask off the first-pa
Feature 15 Fresh PS4, PS3, and Vita Titles That Should Be on Your Wishlist
Open the floodgates
Sony dropped an atomic bomb of indie announcements at GamesCom this week. The sheer number of titles confirmed for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and Vita has been unprecedented over the past few days, as evidenced by the empty coffee jars and film of human filth that’s infected our office. The company backed small studios...
GamesCom 2013 Avoid Droid Stays Out of the Way on Vita
The best thing about the current indie game renaissance on the PlayStation Vita is that you never quite know what you’re going to get. Take the upcoming Avoid Droid, for example, which squeezes the fruity centres out of Pac-Man and Snake, and blends the juices into one mouth-watering concoction. The aim of the game is to nibble on...
GamesCom 2013 Absorb 15 Minutes of New Knack Gameplay
Growing in stature
Without ever really doing anything wrong, Knack has struggled to impress us. When we got our hands on the upcoming Japan Studio platformer earlier in the year, we enjoyed the overarching premise, but didn’t feel that it was doing enough to deserve its status at the forefront of the PlayStation 4’s launch lineup
GamesCom 2013 Flame Over Is the Firefighting Game You've Been Waiting For
Laughing Jackal reveals fiery roguelike
When the developer of the brilliant OMG HD Zombies and Hungry Giraffe says that it's deep into development on a roguelike title featuring firefighters, you should probably pay attention. Fortunately, that’s exactly what Laughing Jackal has announced this afternoon on the PlayStation Blog, revealing
GamesCom 2013 Gran Turismo 6 May Evolve into a Full Sequel on PS4
Kazunori Yamauchi hasn't quite decided
Polyphony Digital has already admitted that it has a PlayStation 4 version of upcoming racing simulator Gran Turismo 6 in mind, but it may have evolved into a full sequel by the time that it parks onto the next generation platform. Speaking as part of a panel at GamesCom this week, obsessive creat
GamesCom 2013 Relive PlayStation President Andrew House's Xbox One Jab
We suppose that it wouldn’t be a PlayStation press conference without a subtle dig at the competition. Sony’s been mocking Microsoft ever since SCEA president Jack Tretton raised the roof at E3 2013 with the PlayStation 4’s used game policies, so it was no real surprise to see group gaffer Andrew House take a shot at its
GamesCom 2013 inFAMOUS: Second Son Designed with Speed in Mind
Got any smokes?
Much like all of Sony’s first-party studios, Sucker Punch played an instrumental role in the design of the DualShock 4 controller. The company – which, of course, is hard at work on inFAMOUS: Second Son – is using all of the unique features of the peripheral, from the touchpad for computer panels, right through to the on-board...
GamesCom 2013 EA Insists That It Still Has a Strong Relationship with Sony
Company impressed with PS4
Perhaps one of the biggest stories of the past three months has been EA’s, ahem, unprecedented partnership with Microsoft. The vast majority of the publisher’s lineup is either being marketed in conjunction with the Xbox One, has timed exclusive content on the Redmond-based manufacturer’s machine, or is outright...
GamesCom 2013 You Probably Shouldn't Ask These Hotline Miami 2 Questions
Where is Fork Parker?
Hotline Miami 2 developer Dennaton Games is holding interviews at GamesCom 2013 this week, but it has a few choice topics that it’d rather not touch. Those subjects revolve around popular queries such as, “Do you like hurting people?”, “Why do you call it a sequel when it’s pretty much the same?”, and “Why are you...
GamesCom 2013 Wait, There's a New Lemmings Game on the Way?
Lost among the cavalcade of indie announcements, Sony has half-heartedly confirmed that it’s bringing a brand new Lemmings title to the PlayStation Vita. Predictably dubbed Lemmings Touch, the title has been completely redesigned around the handheld's inputs. Instead of using a cumbersome cursor, for example, you’ll order your...
GamesCom 2013 BigFest Brings Music Festival Management to Vita
Big business, small bands
Assuming that you’re the type of person that loves to jabber on about unsigned indie bands rather than the latest Lady GaGa hit – it’s pretty good, by the way – BigFest should be your mug of homebrew. Leaked earlier in the year, and announced during the platform holder’s GamesCom press conference
GamesCom 2013 You Can Play Beyond: Two Souls with a Touchscreen
You can recruit a partner, too
You can absolutely play Quantic Dream’s upcoming Beyond: Two Souls with a controller, but the game will support touchscreen inputs, too. Available through a free iOS and Android app, the download will allow you to slide your finger across the screen to move protagonist Jodie Holmes and her spiritual companion Aiden...
GamesCom 2013 RIME Fuses All of Your Favourite Games in One Beautiful PS4 Sandbox
Sunshine and sand
GamesCom 2013 played host to a handful of truly tasty looking titles from Sony’s external development network, but Tequila Works’ gorgeous RIME totally stole the show. Still very much shrouded in mystery, the PlayStation 4 adventure looks like the outcome of an illicit threesome between ICO,
Reaction There's Never Been a Better Time to Buy a PlayStation Vita
It’s been a tough first year for the PlayStation Vita. The console’s had to contend with poor sales, a relentless competitor, and some serious questions regardi
GamesCom 2013 Don't Worry, DriveClub Looks Absolutely Delicious Now
The extra mile
We were a little bit worried about DriveClub when we first got our hands on the racer earlier in the year. Little over a month ago, the game looked frighteningly unfinished, and – if we’re honest – a little bit bland. But developer Evolution Studios has a habit of making late sprints to the finish line, so it’s perhaps not...
GamesCom 2013 So, Shadow of the Beast Is Making a Comeback
One of the more unexpected announcements during Sony’s big GamesCom 2013 press conference this week revolved around Heavy Spectrum’s reimagining of Shadow of the Beast. As a refresher for our younger readers, the original release was a side-scrolling brawler deployed almost 25 years ago on the Commodore Amiga. It was developed by...
GamesCom 2013 Mark Cerny Talks PS4, the 'World's Most Powerful Console'
Quicker, economical, and efficient
According to the man that designed it, the PlayStation 4 is the world’s most powerful games console. Lead system architect Mark Cerny stepped onto Sony’s stage at GamesCom 2013 to talk up the next generation platform – and also model his designer spectacles. While the development legend didn’t have much new...
GamesCom 2013 Check Out Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag Being Played on Vita
In the Animus
Remote Play is undeniably one of the most exciting features of the PlayStation 4, but we were promised something similar on the PlayStation 3. As such, many have questioned whether the ability to stream next generation games to the PlayStation Vita will actually work. While this Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag demonstration doesn’t...
GamesCom 2013 This Is What Skylanders: Swap Force Looks Like on PS4
Nice 'n' shiny
Those pesky Disney Infinity toys may be stealing all of the headlines at the moment, but Activision’s own family friendly collectathon is not taking it lying down. Skylanders: Swap Force – which, for the first time, let’s you mix and match character parts – is due out on every platform under the sun this year, including the...
GamesCom 2013 Ready at Dawn Trots Out Images of The Order: 1886's London
The big smoke
Few games make us want to well up with excitement more than inFAMOUS: Second Son, but Ready at Dawn’s mysterious third-person shooter The Order: 1886 certainly sits among that list. While the PlayStation 4 exclusive isn’t technically on display at GamesCom this week, the studio has been giving behind-the-scenes presentations of the...
Weirdness Even the President of Sony's Worldwide Studios Needs Some Sleep
Moments after stealing the show at GamesCom 2013, Sony livestreamed a roundtable session with a slew of notable PlayStation developers, including Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida. Sadly, it seems that the impact of the show – and travelling halfway around the world – took its toll on the popular executive, as he was caught...
Reaction Sony Refreshes PS4 with Indie Vision, Keeps Ammunition Stashed Away
Shots not fired
Covering a press conference really changes your perspective of the content revealed within it. It can be all too easy to gloss over reveals when you’re sitting slumped in front of a laptop computer, but when you have to contend with a barrage of press releases in the early hours of the morning, it tweaks your outlook a little...
GamesCom 2013 Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Goes Overboard With CG Hair
How much does this cost
Square Enix has always been known for its love of CG cutscenes, but we think that the opening part of this new trailer for Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII might be taking things a touch too far. It's almost like moody heroine Lightning and gritty-rebooted Snow exist purely to show off their designer hairstyles, despite...
GamesCom 2013 Killzone: Mercenary Does It All for the Money
Forget pride and honour – Killzone: Mercenary refuses to whip out its weapons for anything less than a suitcase stacked to the seams with cash. With the public beta already in operation, you’re probably too busy actually popping Helghast helmets to watch another trailer, but this does show off some of the more extravagant set-pieces...
GamesCom 2013 Unbelievably, PS4 Pre-Orders Are Ahead of the PS2 and PS3
Console set to smash records
Sony casually confirmed that PlayStation 4 pre-orders have exceeded one million units overnight, putting the next generation system on track to be the largest PlayStation launch in history. In fact, speaking with VideoGamer.com, SCEUK’s likeable gaffer Fergal Gara admitted that the numbers are already “way over and...
GamesCom 2013 Are You Stuck in Knack? Sounds Like a Job for Robo-Knack
Co-op component will get you through the challenging stages
Knack probably shouldn’t be leading the PlayStation 4’s lineup, but as a title that adds variety to the next generation console’s offering, it definitely deserves its place among the roster of launch software. While it may look simple from the outside, though, the Japan Studio...
GamesCom 2013 PlayStation 4 Cultivates a Fresh Flower Port
It looks like thatgamecompany’s brilliant flower is set to sow its seeds on more than just the PlayStation Vita this year, as Sony’s list of upcoming PlayStation 4 software has confirmed that the critical darling is set to bloom on the next generation console, too. Details are scarce, but you can expect the additional processing power...
GamesCom 2013 Japan Studio's Mysterious Rain Drenches PSN in October
Pre-order the soggy exclusive for extras
You may want to dig out your best umbrella, because Sony has confirmed that the heavens are set to open on the PlayStation Network in October. Speaking at GamesCom 2013, the platform holder confirmed that Japan Studio’s intriguing ICO-esque adventure Rain will drip onto its online shopping plaza on 1st...
GamesCom 2013 Starbound Crash Lands on PlayStation 4
If the sheer wealth of indie games announced during Sony's big GamesCom press conference haven’t already started to give you eye ache, then we come bearing news of another. Starbound is pitched as an “extraterrestrial sandbox adventure”, and sees you trying to survive in a foreign and dangerous universe. “You’ll encounter...
GamesCom 2013 SEGA Places Football Manager Classic 2014 on the Vita Transfer List
Assuming that you already have an addiction to Sports Interactive’s soccer strategy game on the PC, then you may as well kiss goodbye to your social life, because Football Manager Classic 2014 is making a bid for your spare time on the PlayStation Vita. The streamlined spreadsheet simulator – which leaked earlier in the year –...
GamesCom 2013 Borderlands 2 Loots PlayStation Vita in 2014
Ever since Randy Pitchford hinted that a PlayStation Vita version of Borderlands 2 could happen with Sony’s support, gamers have been clamouring for the first-person shooter to hit the handheld. But in a move that’s more bizarre than Tiny Tina, it’s actually happening in 2014. The platform holder confirmed the port durin
GamesCom 2013 Watch Shuhei Yoshida Operate the PS4's User Interface
Around the dashboard in less than three minutes
We had hoped that GamesCom would give us our first proper look at the PlayStation 4’s user interface in action, and the platform holder did not disappoint in that department. In order to kick start its press conference in Cologne, Sony Worldwide Studios executive Shuhei Yoshida took to the stage to...
GamesCom 2013 ResoGun Assaults Your Senses on PS4
Let your colours burn
Of all the PlayStation titles announced during Sony’s big GamesCom press conference, Housemarque’s so-called spiritual successor to Super Stardust HD was always a lock. Brilliantly dubbed ResoGun, the eye-watering PlayStation 4 shmup sees you conduc
GamesCom 2013 Batman: Arkham Origins' Firefly Trailer Sets Gotham Ablaze
Cooking with bat
How much action can you possibly cram into one trailer? That's a question Batman: Arkham Origins asks with its newest video, which shows our shadowy hero fending off the multiple assassins that will be hunting his head throughout the game. The new footage also introduces us to Firefly, a villain who's handy with a flamethrower...
GamesCom 2013 Murasaki Baby Takes PlayStation Vita by the Hand
What do you get if you cross Tim Burton with Escape Plan and Limbo? It’s not a trick question, because it’s already been answered by Murasaki Baby for the PlayStation Vita. The title – the first of a collaboration with Italian developer Ovosonico – sees you guiding a homesick infant t
Talking Point Is the PlayStation 4 Launching Too Late?
Not what we expected
There were plenty of shock announcements during Sony’s big GamesCom press conference earlier today, but the PlayStation 4’s release date certainly rubbed against our expectations. We were confident that the system would deploy in late October, as p
GamesCom 2013 Everybody's Gone to the Rapture on PS4
The end of the world as we know it
It wouldn’t be a PlayStation press conference without the debut of a title out of the ordinary, and Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture certainly filled that role during today’s GamesCom briefing. The first-person adventure – heading to the PlayStation 4 – promises to blend simple gameplay with a deep and...
GamesCom 2013 Helldivers Swoops onto PS4, PS3, and Vita Next Year
Your freedom is threatened
As hinted at earlier in the month, Helldivers is a brand new first-party project headed to the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and Vita in 2014. The title – a collaboration between Arrowhead Studios and Sony’s own Foster City outfit – is a top-down shooter set in a “satirical and dystopian future”. Well, that...
GamesCom 2013 Free 14 Day PS Plus Trial for All PS4 Owners
Let the good times roll
Not sure whether to sign up to PlayStation Plus when you grab your shiny new console? Well, Sony is offering all PlayStation 4 owners a chance to put their doubts aside by providing a 14 day free trial of PlayStation Plus with the purchase of its next-gen machine. The free trial will provide access to titles in the Instant...
GamesCom 2013 This Is the Launch Window Lineup for the PS4
What are you buying?
Sony’s deployed a list of launch window titles set to release on the PlayStation 4 between its 15th November arrival and the end of the year. While you may be eager to point out that the list looks quite thin, it covers retail games only, so the likes of Outlast, Blacklight: Retribution, and
GamesCom 2013 Say Hello to the New 'Magma Red' and 'Wave Blue' DualShock 4 Controllers
Colour me beautiful
Sony has just announced two new colour variations to the PlayStation 4 DualShock controller, and they look absolutely stunning. The new two-tone designs are called 'Magma Red' and 'Wave Blue', and are currently priced at $60/€59/£54. The controllers will available day one for the PS4 in Europe on 29th November and "later this...
GamesCom 2013 PlayStation Vita Memory Cards Are Still Pretty Pricey
Open your wallet
One of the announcements that prompted the largest cheers during Sony’s big GamesCom press conference today centred around reduced PlayStation Vita memory cards – but they’re not actually getting that much cheaper. Writing on the PlayStation Blog, the platform holder confirmed that the 4GB card will cost you $14.99 (down from...
GamesCom 2013 Even Killzone: Shadow Fall's Multiplayer is Swamped in Colour
No more browns and greys
Guerrilla Games is certainly trying to introduce colour to first-person shooters. Just like the single player offering, Killzone: Shadow Fall's multiplayer looks like it'll be full to the brim with bright, attractive maps ready and waiting to have the blood of your enemies splattered all over them. The trailer shows off a...
GamesCom 2013 Music Festival Creation Game Big Fest Takes to the Stage
Scream for me, PlayStation
During its GamesCom press conference, Sony announced a music festival management and simulator title for the PlayStation Vita. Big Fest allows you to become the multimillionaire music promoter that you've always dreamed of becoming, by designing your own music festival experience, adding real-life unsigned bands to the...
GamesCom 2013 Minecraft Builds a New Home on PS4, PS3, and Vita
It may currently be tearing up the charts on the Xbox 360, but that’s not stopping Minecraft from digging onto the – wait for it – PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and PlayStation Vita. The title will arrive on Sony’s next generation platform at launch, but there’s no word on whether the other versions will accompany it. We...