All The Press Conferences From GamesCom 2014.

Here’s both Microsoft’s and Sony’s press conferences which were held earlier this week at this year’s GamesCom, the world’s largest interactive games event which is held in Cologne, Germany.

Nintendo didn’t have a press conference at GamesCom and much like their decision to avoid an on-site presentation at this year’s E3 they once again opted for a video detailing all the major releases for the Wii U in the near future, (which you can watch below).

Regardless which console you’re a fan of it’s clear to see we are entering into an exciting new realm of gaming thanks to the mindblowing technology on display.

Official Trailer For Assassin’s Creed: Rogue.

Here’s a lavish cinematic trailer for Ubisoft’s forthcoming title Assassin’s Creed: Rogue, due out in November for the PS3 and Xbox 360.

The premise of the game centres around your character Shay Patrick Cormac, an Irish Assassin who now acts as a hunter of Assassins. Its understood his story will be linked to the next gen game Assassin’s Creed Unity due out in October.

Be A Parkour Assassin @ San Diego Comic Con.

To promote their forthcoming game Assassins Creed: Unity at this year’s Comic Con in San Diego developers Ubisoft have constructed a parkour driven obstacle course for people to use, allowing them to get the real Assassins Creed experience.

As the video shows above you’ll be able to traverse, and run across obstacles using just your raw athleticism to conquer each section of the course. There’s just one hitch, the vast majority of those who will take part will likely be gamers…so, yeah…raw athleticism.

(via Assasins Creed Experience)

 

Is This The Rumoured Feature Which Could Sink The New Xbox?

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There’s been a lot of chatter on forums and through Twitter recently of a rumoured feature for the next-gen Xbox which could seriously damage it’s competitive edge against Sony and the PS4.

Up till now there’s been nothing more than conjecture but the overall feeling was that this feature could be a make-or-break deal for consumers. Now it seems there’s a little more light on the subject thanks to an article over at Games Radar, which contains details that the next Xbox may have to remain online at all times when in use, a claim which has been deemed as ‘entirely legitimate’.

This revelation coupled with recent leaks about the new console being unable to play previously owned or rented titles due to activation codes does not bode well for Xbox owners and fans. If you’d like to know more about this story then chart a course for HERE.

Cancelled Streets Of Rage Remake Gameplay Footage.

Here’s some gameplay footage of a Streets Of Rage remake which sadly never saw the light of day.

Developed by Ruffian Games it was pitched to SEGA before being cancelled outright. Sean Noonan, who was involved with the project took to Twitter after this footage was leaked on the Internet and said:

“So it seems like one of my previous projects has leaked, as pretty as I remember.”

GTA V Will Be Released In Spring 2013.

After months of fan-boy speculation Rockstar Games finally officially announced what every Grand Theft Auto fan was waiting for, the release date…well, the rough release date…for GTA V:

Today, we’re proud to announce that Grand Theft Auto V is expected to launch worldwide spring 2013 for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

Developed by series creator Rockstar North, Grand Theft Auto V takes place in a re-imagined, present-day Southern California in the largest and most thriving game-world we have ever created set in the sprawling city of Los Santos and for miles beyond – from the tops of the mountains to the depths of the ocean.

Starting next week November 5, 2012, Grand Theft Auto V will become available for pre-order everywhere and fans can expect a host of new information to become available in November.

Look for downloadable desktop versions of the brand new artwork above coming very soon.

There you have it, sounds like they’ve pulled out all the stops and to claim that it will be the largest game-world they’ve created is quite an exciting prospect when you consider the sheer scope of the original San Andreas. Also, are we in for a special treat with GTA V in the form of scuba gear or submersibles with their ‘…to the depths of the ocean‘, line? I sincerely hope so.

So…Star Wars Angry Birds Is Actually Happening.

The GIF above is a teaser for Angry Birds: Star Wars, a game which will be officially announced later today.

If the gaming world wasn’t already nearing critical mass with crossover Star Wars titles and Star Wars themed games it has to now find space for this new title. Excuse my cynicism here but I’ll wager the mechanics of this game will be exactly like Angry Birds…only with a Star Wars theme. I know, I’m that good.

Alleged Leaked GTA V Beta Gameplay Footage.

As the Internet debate rumbles on over Rockstar’s much anticipated official release date for Grand Theft Auto V, gamers have been getting themselves into a foaming tizzy over pretty much every rumour and suggestion of what the new game might contain.

Now it seems we have a video with very rough footage of early beta gameplay. Is this a fake? Maybe, maybe not. The movement of the vehicles in this clip are very similar to those in GTA IV but if this is an example of actual gameplay then I’m pretty sure  Rockstar would have had the video removed from YouTube, which hasn’t happened yet.

Or how about this, Rockstar are indeed behind this video which they’ve dressed up to look like a fake to keep the buzz and hype going about they’re forthcoming title.

*adjusts tin foil hat on head*

Capcom Opened A Human Butchery.

Games developer Capcom launched a rather clever PR stunt over the weekend to promote the release of Resident Evil 6 by setting up a human butcher’s shop in Smithfield Meat Market, East London.

Entitled Wesker & Son the fake business premises played host to human hands, feet, arms, torsos, legs and even a full cadaver all made out of actual meat for people to buy. If you wanted a human hand it would’ve cost you £5.99, while feet were £6.00 and thigh steaks were £2.99. All the money made from the faux human meat sales went to the Limbless Association, a UK charity which helps those with limb loss, and assist their families and carers.

Of course not everyone managed to appreciate the wit or the ambition of this PR stunt and as usual the readers of the Daily Mail online took to  their keyboards. Here’s a few examples of the best comments which were posted, complete with original spelling mistakes:

‘I despair of this country. How was this allowed? By the way I love the way saddos have given themselves the title ‘Gamers’ as if it is a valuable activity – You are adults wasting your time PLAYING games.’

‘Yay a practical use for chavs and trade unionists is found at last, Turn em into soylent green its the only time they will be useful in their lives.’

‘Why was the ‘body female? Why not male. The word ‘depraved’ comes to mind. I wonder how many already damaged minds will think this appropriate and even fun. And how many small animals will suffer as the sickos get in some practice.’

‘No wonder the world is a sick as it is and that people turn into monsters seeing this sort of rubbish to promote what is a sickening game,these sort of games should be banned, it gives the young of today crazy ideas……’

‘I can not believe how low people are becoming , and why should we accept this kind of behavior this is not funny and surely one nut is enough to go do some stupid act of copying this and then suddenly we will be having an apademic .’

‘Discussing. How would you explain that to a terrified child!!’

(via Picky Glutton)