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Bungie's multiplatform shooter that's basically Halo meets World of Warcraft has garnered massive amounts of media attention, so much so that the game walked away as the winner of this year's GamesCom. In addition to this, the entire event saw a volcanic rise in attendance thanks to Sony and Microsoft's next-generation consoles.
Sony unveils the official release date for the PlayStation 4 while Microsoft unveils the official launch title line-up for the Xbox One. These stories and more in this edition of the Gaming Blend Weekly Recap.
Wow, Windows 7 gets a lot of love these days in the next-gen arena. Heck, at least everyone who is already running the latest 64-bit version of Windows 7 will know that they can play the latest PS4 and Xbox One games. If you don't know what I'm talking about, I'll just refer you to a picture of a PS4 game crashing to a Windows 7 login screen.
If you've always wanted a quick-time event fighting game that allows you to fight lots of guys with pretty graphics and not have to worry about skill-based gameplay mechanics, then Ryse is the game that fits the bill.
Man, there have been some really awesome headsets turning heads and getting eyes to bat more times than Barry Bonds when he was popping more 'roids than Rush Limbaugh was popping pills. But enough with the meta references. We're here to talk about the awesomeness that is Razer's 7.1 USB Surround Sound gaming headset... the Kraken.
Heading to the PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One sometime in 2014, upcoming open world action game Mad Max is making the rounds at this year’s Gamescom event, with the developers offering up all sorts of new details about the game.
Diablo 3 will be receiving an expansion pack called Reaper of Souls, Blizzard announced today at Gamescom. This expansion will introduce a new class called the Crusader and make many needed changes to the action RPG.
There has been a lot of back and forth banter on the only thing Microsoft may have done right with the Xbox One: its launch games. Well, Sony has basically rolled out a list of titles that will be available within the launch window of the PS4 leading up to the end of 2013 and it includes 34 rad games, spanning digital and retail releases.
Yet another game announced during the Sony Gamescom press conference, War Thunder will be bringing its blend of land and air military vehicular combat to the PlayStation 4 when the new console launches in mid-November.
The Dorito Pope spoke it and thus it came to pass; the Xbox One GamesCom 2013 press conference was not public nor was it live-streamed or made easily available to the gaming public. Big gaming sites weren't satisfied with this insular way of thinking and decided to give Microsoft a hand by making the press conference public for everyone to see.
During Sony's unbelievably kick-butt GamesCom 2013 press conference, which they live-streamed for the public, the company threw out more news about exclusives, exclusive content and exclusive games than anyone can recount off the top of their head (which is why we have a post recounted the details right here). One of those exclusives for the PlayStation brand, and more explicitly, the PlayStation 4, is the re-imagining of the 16-bit classic Shadow of the Beast.
After the initial opening for pre-orders, Amazon reported that both consoles were moving up to 2,500 units per minute. We've consistently reported that the PS4 has stood at the top of the charts on Amazon and Gamestop the world around. Today, Sony has confirmed that those numbers all equate to more than one million pre-orders for the PlayStation 4, worldwide.
The Sony Gamescom press conference has wrapped up, supplying quite a bit of big announcements for the PlayStation Vita including a new price point (200 bucks), a demonstration of the remote play feature running with Assassin's Creed: Black Flag, a port of Borderlands 2 and a veritable truckload of indie games. Several of these games are also launching on the PS3/PS4, so get ready to say goodbye to the contents of your bank account.
GamesCom 2013 is still going on but no one cares about anything else after this point. All the big focus was on Sony and their conference and Sony dropped the big news, and boy was it big. The PlayStation 4 is launching on November 15th in North America and November 29th in Europe.
Sony has said that they are going the long-haul with the PlayStation 3. They aren't just settling for unveiling the PlayStation 4 and calling it quits with the PlayStation 3, which is why they announced that a brand new first-party title called LittleBigPlanet Hub is coming to the PS3 later this year and it will be free-to-play.