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Sony offers one fast European fan (and a friend) a trip to Gamescom

European gaming fans have the chance to snag a trip to Gamescom with a friend, including passes, airfare, lodging in a four-star hotel (at least), and £500 "spending money," which can be spread over all four days or spent on one crazy night in Cologne. The trip is sponsored by Sony, so the...

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Nintendo returning to Gamescom in 2013

Nintendo bailed on Gamescom last year in favor of its own "sampling events" throughout Europe. Nintendo will return to the world's largest video game convention for the 2013 iteration, which takes place in Cologne, Germany from August 21-25. Other publishers attending this year include Bethesda,...

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Seen@Gamescom: Gran Turismo 5's Audi R8 controller

The city of Cologne, Germany, home to the country's annual Gamescom convention, is full of beautiful cars (proof!). During our week-long stay, I counted at least six Audi R8s in the wild. That includes this one, used to casually control a game of Gran Turismo 5 (by an underage driver, no less). As...

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Solving the League of Legends community problem one player at a time

As any of its millions of players will tell you, League of Legends is a fun game. Those same players will likely also tell you that the game has a tremendously steep learning curve. With more than 100 playable champions, a dizzying array of items and demanding gameplay, getting to know the ropes is...

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Co-opinion: XCOM: Enemy Unknown multiplayer

Richard Mitchell: So Alexander and I got a chance to try out the XCOM: Enemy Unknown multiplayer mode at Gamescom. Both of us played single-player before, so we had some idea of what we were getting into – but multiplayer is an entirely different beast. Using a pool of points, players...

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Spector still wants Epic Mickey HD, needs your help

Warren Spector, long-term industry survivor and creative director of Disney's Junction Point Studios, still wants to do a high definition version of Wii-exclusive Epic Mickey for other consoles. "It's been about four or five days since I've asked to get that project greenlit. It's not my call to...

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Sonic and All-Stars Racing Transformed into a new trailer

All the way from Cologne, Germany, where Gamescom is taking place this week, here's the newest trailer for Sonic and All-Stars Racing Transformed, the upcoming kart (and boat and plane) racing game featuring the famous blue hedgehog and his crowd. Oh, and Wreck-It Ralph! And Danica Patrick, too....

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'Spun (God is a DJ)' and Remember Me's memory remixing are cut from the same creative cloth

When I first saw Remember Me's "memory remix" sequence play out during Capcom's press conference at Gamescom, my first thought was another Capcom game: Ghost Trick. Creative lead Jean-Maxime Moris agreed that Ghost Trick is a fair comparison, but he denied that that was where Dontnod drew...

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Ubisoft Gamescom media megapost: Rayman Legends, ZombiU, and more

Just in case you didn't get to see the Ubisoft press conference while it was streaming, don't worry. We saved all of the pictures and videos from the games they had on display, and have combined them all into this one easy-to-carry blog post for your viewing pleasure. It took a while to figure...

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The wonderful mistakes of Far Cry 3

As our own Ludwig Kietzmann once wrote, Ubisoft's Far Cry 2 is at its best when your best laid plans go catastrophically wrong – when craftily assassinating a single target goes haywire and becomes a blood-soaked, bullet-ridden assault on an entire army. While I was only able to experience a...

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