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While the name "Forza" may derive from the Italian word for "strength," it's been a decidedly German week for the team at Turn 10. At Gamescom in Cologne, the Xbox developer announced a new track in the Hockenheimring, which is a relatively flat circuit situated in the Rhine valley of southwest Germany that you can play either during broad daylight or the pre-sunset "golden hour." The studio also brought along the first production model BMW M5, a heavy, high-powered sedan that fans will be able to drive in Forza 4 before it hits the streets.Continue Reading »
However, those German-centric reveals weren't all that Turn 10 brought to Germany. Game director Dan Greenawalt was also in...
CD Projekt Red is so pumped about the update it's preparing for acclaimed role-playing game The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings that it gives this PC "version 2.0" top billing in its Gamescom presentation, ahead even of the upcoming Xbox 360 version, due early next year. The bumper updated PC version, free to those who've already bought the game, is available from September 29. It contains a new tutorial system, an arcade-style arena mode, and the "dark" difficulty mode and items, plus...Continue Reading »
Star Wars: The Old Republic was shown in a live demo of multiplayer combat at the Gamescom 2011 EA press conference.
We're not sure what to make of the name Dragon's Dogma. It's hard to imagine a dragon's religious upbringing went any further than "thou shall breathe fire" and "thou shall devour foolish adventurers." Whatever it means, the game was on display at the 2011 Gamescom. Because we already got some hands-on time with this open-world, hack-and-slash game, developer Capcom focused on explaining its pawn system with the aid of producer Hiroyuke Kobayashi.
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Gamescom organizers certainly haven't had a problem attracting crowds to Cologne, Germany. Into its third year as the successor of the Leipzig Games Convention, Gamescom has once again posted a record number of attendees. Today, event organizer Koelnmesse GmbH said 275,000 people showed up for last week's show, an 8 percent increase over last year.Continue Reading »
Along with an uptick in attendance, Gamescom 2011 saw an increase in exhibitors. This year, 557 companies showed up to display their...
Last week at Gamescom, Activision Publishing CEO Eric Hirshberg called for a cease-fire in verbal hostilities surrounding Electronic Arts' Battlefield 3 going up against his own company's Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, asking the equivalent of "Can't we all just get along?" It turns out the answer to that rhetorical question is "No."
As reported by Kotaku, Electronic Arts spokesman Jeff Brown responded to Hirshberg with a statement of his own. "Welcome to the big leagues, Eric," Brown said. "I know you're new in the job, but someone should have told you this is a competitive industry. You've got every reason to be nervous. Last year Activision had a 90 share in the shooter category. This year, Battlefield 3 is going to take you down to 60 or 70. At that rate, you'll be out of the category in 2-3 years. If you don't believe me, go to the store and try to buy a copy of Guitar Hero or Tony Hawk."
The numbers regarding Activision's market share in the first-person shooter category and EA's target with Battlefield 3 line up with those given by
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