Content about GamesCom 2011

08.21.11

Bioware already had more than enough going on at GamesCom this past week, showing its highly anticipated Mass Effect 3 to an eager onslaught of gamers and gaming media.  But Dr. Ray Muzyka, Bioware's CEO, had more sequels to talk about besides the sci-fi saga.  He hinted that the next game on the Dragon Age series, which is reportedly underway, will actually take some elements from the best-selling Origins and combine them with parts from Dragon Age II, creating a new experience that fans of both games will thoroughly enjoy.

08.21.11

We're just weeks away from the release of Epic Games' epic conclusion to its third-person action series Gears of War 3, and to commemorate the occasion at GamesCom, the team released a trailer that tells the opening of the story.  It's minorly spoiler-ish...but definitely worth watching.

08.21.11

Battlefield 3 is definitely a highly anticipated game.  The GamesCom crew recently voted it as the Best In Show, and fans lined up to get their hands on it and go to war with their fellow players.  However, not everyone is crazy about the game, as a modding site recently posted a story indicating that the game was frying PC's and not running up to full optimization.  Suuuuure...

08.20.11

A while back, Ubisoft teased an ambitious new project called I Am Alive, a tale of survival and adventure as you fight your way through a world torn apart by natural disaster.  The game was set to introduce a new bartering system, as well as interesting survival tactics in order to stay in one piece.  We hadn't heard anything about the game's production over the last few months, fearing that it would be shelved entirely in favor of existing projects.  But lo and behold, this week at GamesCom, a new teaser trailer indicated that the project was, in fact, alive.  And well.

08.20.11

Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater is considered one of the better games in the long-running action/stealth series, and an interesting spin-off from events that previously occured in Metal Gear Solid 2 -- taking place in another era entirely!  It will play a pivotal role in the upcoming Metal Gear Solid HD Collection, coming to Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 later this year.  To give us an idea how the conversion was going, Konami has released a new GamesCom video showing Snake Eater in action, in rousing high definition.

08.20.11

Microsoft has messed around with its Xbox Live dashboard setting more than once, introducing "blades" for people to navigate through, adding new channels and, as of late, Kinect support.  But this holiday season, it'll introduce its most significant update to date, not only adding many of the services that were talked about during its E3 presentation, but also a new way to navigate, via a feature called "Twist Control".

08.20.11

Tecmo's Ninja Gaiden 3 is moving right along in development for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, on course for a 2012 release.  This one looks just as brutal as ever, with Ryu Hayabusa carving up everyone in his path as he fights to save the world once more.  But there are a couple of key differences this time around.  How everyone adjusts to them depends on how deeply you get into the game.

08.19.11

Ok, we admit it.  When Microsoft went and introduced Kinect Star Wars for the first time a couple of months ago at E3, it didn't quite move us.  And when we actually went to play it, we felt even more unmoved.  But some interesting new additions are starting to sway us over to the Dark Side -- namely being able to take control of a Rancor and letting all hell break loose.

08.19.11

There's no shortage of amazing footage coming out of GamesCom this week, between the new trailers for such games as Battlefield 3, Uncharted 3, Star Wars: The Old Republic and other upcoming games.  Not to be forgotten is Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed: Revelations, the final chapter in the current story arc involving Ezio Auditore da Firenze.  To leave gamers enticed and wanting more, the company has revealed nine minutes of new footage from the game's single player campaign, featuring both Ezio and the original Assassin's Creed hero, Altair, in action.

08.19.11

Seeing characters do guest appearances in cross-over games is becoming more of a common theme these days, and Sonic the Hedgehog and Mario are no strangers to that.  After years of fighting on their separate consoles, Sega and Nintendo settled their differences, working on joint projects that included both characters in the Olympic Games series, as well as Super Smash Bros. Brawl.  Now Sonic will once again be stopping by Mario's world, this time in one of his biggest titles to date.

08.19.11

No, not the kind of Predator from To Catch a Predator.  And definitely not the space Predator -- though he would make a cool wrestling character.  Nope, we're talking about Predator technology, a new addition to the engine of WWE 12, THQ's upcoming wrestling game.  Its inclusion will not only make its characters look more dynamic, but will emulate WWE programming, to the point that you may actually feel as if you're watching the real thing.

08.17.11

Sony is slowly but surely expanding their PlayStation Network to a variety of users, introducing movies, TV shows, streaming services like Netflix and Hulu Plus and great sports channels like MLB.TV and NHL GameCenter Live.  Today it took an even bigger step by announcing DirecTV's NFL Sunday Ticket as an available service this fall to all PSN users.  It's looking like a pretty sweet deal for football fans, but there are things that need to be taken under consideration.

08.17.11

Capcom has been turning quite a few heads at this year's GamesCom event, between two new revealed characters for Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Ninja Theory's intriguing take on Devil May Cry (merely named DMC), and a new Steel Battallion game.  But before you need to worry about finding space for a behemoth 40-button controller, similar to the one that worked with the first two Battallion games on Xbox, you can relax.  This one uses an interesting new control scheme that utilizes features from both a regular controller and the Kinect.  But is this a coalition that can truly make this game go places -- or merely an annoyance?

08.17.11

If it ain't broke, don't fix it.  That's usually the rule most video game companies abide by, though there are always those who set out to try something different.  Later this year (in the European market for now, but they're bound to go worldwide), both Sony and Nintendo will attempt to gain new buyers for their PSP and Wii systems by repackaging them for budget-pricing purposes.  While some see this an ideal opportunity for extra cash flow, we can't help but think that lowering their functionality to a bare minimum is the answer.

08.17.11

Straight out of Gamescom, we have tons of news about the Silent Hill franchise that is sure to terrify you. And by tons, we mean news about two things. And by terrify, I mean excite. There's news about Silent Hill HD Collection coming to Xbox 360 and a description of what exactly Silent Hill: Book of Memories is. Here's a spoiler alert. One of these bits of news makes me unhappy.

08.16.11

COLOGNE, Germany -- We are live at the Electronic Arts Press Conference being held here at GamesCom 2011 video game show in Cologne, Germany. Watch the EA Press Conference live in real-time exclusively with GamerLive.TV’s live video stream from the EA Press Conference, in partnership with TwitchTV.

08.16.11

COLOGNE, Germany – GamerLive.TV and TwitchTV announced their tentative live video streaming schedule of their exclusive live video broadcast and stream of the large GamesCom 2011 German video game show. The live video stream will be available at http://gamerlive.tv/gamescom-live and http://twitch.tv/gamerlivetv. The latest schedule changes and updates will be available at Twitter on @GamerLiveTV.

08.16.11
There has been a certain appeal lately for games that have little to no story to them whatsoever. Gamers were astounded by LIMBO's ending, prompting huge discussions as to what the game was all about. Regardless of what their interpretation was, one thing was clear - people loved the game. If that game could receive critical acclaim, why not try that formula again? That's exactly what thatgamecompany intends to do with their upcoming title Journey, an adventure game featuring a wandering spirit making its way through a desert. A new trailer has been released showing more of the story, or at least what we could make out of it.
08.16.11

Sony opened up its press conference in Cologne, Germany today to highlight some of the stuff they would be showing at the GamesCom event this week.  Several new announcements were made, including some revolving around the PS Vita handheld system -- and the PlayStation 3's price drop, effective IMMEDIATELY.

08.16.11

Gamescom, Germany's biggest gaming event and one that the world will certainly be keeping an eye on, will be unfolding in a matter of hours, and Namco Bandai has already gotten a jump start on the event by introducing a new trailer for its latest weapons-based fighting game, SoulCalibur V.  And yes, the soul still burns for this one...

08.16.11

GamesCom 2011 is just about through with its first day, and already we've gotten a slew of new information, surprises (price drop for PS3, anyone?), and all kinds of game footage to make us drool like crazy over the next few months in anticipation.  But two new video releases stand out as highlights, both coming from top-tier publishers and featuring the kind of effort that could turn millions of heads of video gamers.  The only question now is -- if you only had to choose one, what would it be?

08.16.11

As part of its jam-packed press conference this morning from Cologne, Germany, Sony unveiled a new downloadable chapter for its action/adventure Infamous 2, being produced by Sucker Punch.  The DLC is titled Festival of Blood, and it features Cole McGrath in a whole new dark setting that you probably wouldn't have expected before.  Oh, yeah, and he's a vampire.  But is it overkill?

08.15.11

COLOGNE, Germany– GamerLive.TV, a leading producer and broadcaster of gaming and technology video news, today announced a partnership with Justin.TV, owner of TwitchTV, the world’s largest online gaming video community, to launch Gamerlive.TV’s live gaming news video channel on Twitch.TV starting with the exclusive live broadcast of video coverage of GamesCom, one of the largest video game shows in the world, live from Cologne, Germany.  The GamerLive.TV channel on TwitchTV will feature game events coverage, interviews, previews, reviews and more keeping gamers and tech enthusiasts up to date on the latest gaming news.

08.12.11

COLOGNE, Germany - With the big GamesCom 2011 video game show right around the corner, Electronic Arts is promising some exciting announcements and reveals at the huge German show. With over 254,000 attending last year and more expected this year, GamesCom is shaping up to be a big show for big announcements from all the big game companies and console manufactures. GamerLive.TV will be broadcasting the Electronic Art's press conference as well Sony's press conference and much more from the floor of the show live at http://gamerlive.tv/gamescom-live so stay tuned. In the meantime, check out what Electronic Arts has up its sleeves below.