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Gamescom Day 1 - Miss anything?

Dominic Sacco
Gamescom Day 1 - Miss anything?

Gamescom 2010 kicked off in Cologne yesterday with press conferences from Microsoft, EA and Sony.

Between them a collection of new games were unveiled while others were dated and upgraded hardware was announced – and MCV has been reporting on every single detail.

But if you don't have enough time to sift through the 25+ stories we've posted in the show's first 24 hours, the following guide rounds up all the key info:

THE FIVE STORIES YOU NEED TO READ

Kinect hits Europe on November 10th

Microsoft finally confirms release date for new peripheral ahead of Gamescom demos

320GB, 160GB PS3 SKUs revealed

Sony announces high-capacity Move bundle and new lower-end model

Beckham backing Sports Active 2

Leading football star to act as the “franchise spokesperson” for upcoming fitness title; Release date announced

THQ unveils uDraw GameTablet

Innovative hardware to bring Pictionary and more to Wii this Christmas

GT5 UK date nailed down

Long-awaited racer will hit shelves on November 3rd

KEY PRODUCT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Crackdown and Halo hitting mobile

Microsoft finally gets serious about the gaming credentials of the Windows Phone 7 platform

Fable III controller announced

Special gamepad boasts unique artwork designed by Lionhead and in-game content

Flight Simulator returns

Popular PC series reborn as ‘Microsoft Flight’; Promises a ‘new perspective’ for the genre

Age of Empires is reborn

Popular RTS series goes online as a persistent online world is added to the mix

Kinect gets football title

Jens Lehmann shows off new mini-game that will feature in Kinect Sports

Sims 3 on console dated

EA confirmed October 26th arrival for anticipated console version of life simulator

Harry Potter gets Kinect support

Players will be able to cast spells using real arm movements in November licensed movie title

Mass Effect 2 heading to PS3

Second instalment in BioWare’s sci-fi RPG franchise finally making an appearance on Sony’s machine

Dragon Age 2 gets March release

BioWare’s action RPG sequel scheduled to hit stores in Q1 2011

Crysis 2 gets two special editions

EA announces Limited and Nano Editions for upcoming FPS

Dawn of War II: Retribution revealed

New stand-alone expansion for Warhammer series hitting PC in Q1 2011

NFS Limited Edition races into view

Electronic Arts announces exclusive cars for new Hot Pursuit SKU

Resistance 3 confirmed

Third in the PS3-exclusive FPS series unveiled by Ted Price

New Ratchet and Clank announced

Platform series returns in a four-player adventure

Virtua Tennis 4 gets Move, 3D support

Sega’s tennis title joins MAG, Time Crisis and Toy Story 3 in bolstering core Move lineup

AND ALL THE OTHER HEADLINES...

New Dance Central artists named

Basement Jaxx, Kool & The Gang and Kylie Minogue amongst new faces included in Harmonix title

Carnival Games hits iPhone

2K ports successful Wii and DS series to iPhone

Zattikka nabs MTV’s Breton

Former director of content at AddictingGames.com joins North American team

GAME hails ‘week to remember’

Week ending November 12th to see Kinect launch and release of Call of Duty: Black Ops

Play as the keeper in FIFA 11

Next entry in series becomes the first to offer full 11 vs 11 online play; Petr Čech to promote new mode

SONY: Momentum in our favour

SCEE’s Andrew House says total PS3 install base stands at 38m; 16m units sold in Europe

ITV on Demand hits PS3

Plus PVR add-on PlayTV gets new chat functionality

Linkin Park takes to the stage

Rapper Mike Shinoda plays Medal of Honor live at Gamescom

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