Entries in 'Gamescom' (136)

Project CARS dev: 'You can't release Need for Speed every year'

Project CARS dev: 'You can't release Need for Speed every year'

Putting the brakes on its annual release schedule was the best way to stop Need For Speed stagnating again.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Aug 20th 2014 at 1:53PM in News
Crytek says it will fix its damaged reputation with quality products

Crytek says it will fix its damaged reputation with quality products

Crytek co-founder Avni Yerli admits that the studio’s reputation has been damaged by recent controversy, but that the firm can turn that around.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Aug 19th 2014 at 11:20AM in News
'We built this studio to make No Man's Sky,' says Hello Games

'We built this studio to make No Man's Sky,' says Hello Games

No Man’s Sky developer Sean Murray says he formed Hello Games six years ago with a view to develop the hotly anticipated title.

Craig Chapple
by Craig Chapple
on Aug 19th 2014 at 11:17AM in News
Why Activision resurrected Sierra

Why Activision resurrected Sierra

Activision surprised Gamescom this week by resurrecting the Sierra Games publishing business.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Aug 19th 2014 at 10:59AM in News

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MCV @ GAMESCOM PREVIEW: Skylanders Trap Team

MCV @ GAMESCOM PREVIEW: Skylanders Trap Team

From the moment Bobby Kotick, Activision CEO, bemoaned the poor sales of Wii U, you knew Skylanders had a problem.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Aug 18th 2014 at 3:00PM in News
MCV @ GAMESCOM PREVIEW: Train Simulator 2015

MCV @ GAMESCOM PREVIEW: Train Simulator 2015

Dovetail may be expanding into the worlds of fishing and planes, but don’t for a second think the publisher is turning its back on its beloved train series.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Aug 18th 2014 at 2:55PM in News

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MCV @ GAMESCOM PREVIEW: Alien Isolation

MCV @ GAMESCOM PREVIEW: Alien Isolation

In a perfect world it would go without saying that a game based on the Alien IP would be utterly terrifying.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Aug 18th 2014 at 2:30PM in News
MCV @ GAMESCOM PREVIEW: MX vs ATV Supercross

MCV @ GAMESCOM PREVIEW: MX vs ATV Supercross

For many firms, purchasing a franchise would be an easy excuse to remake theseries as they see fit.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Aug 18th 2014 at 2:15PM in News
MCV @ GAMESCOM INSIGHT: How THQ has transformed Nordic Games

MCV @ GAMESCOM INSIGHT: How THQ has transformed Nordic Games

Since its inception almost three years ago, Nordic Games has become a prolific name not only for its core gaming retail focused PC and casual console titles.

by Nik Blower
on Aug 18th 2014 at 2:00PM in News
MCV @ GAMESCOM INSIGHT: Batman and the rise of the collector's item

MCV @ GAMESCOM INSIGHT: Batman and the rise of the collector's item

Eric Baesa of creative specialist TAKEOFF discusses the importance of collector’s editions and the power of Batman merchandise.

on Aug 15th 2014 at 3:13PM in News

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MCV @ GAMESCOM: Will mobile ever kill off consoles?

MCV @ GAMESCOM: Will mobile ever kill off consoles?

At this point, it would be impossible to deny the significance of mobile gaming to the games industry as a whole.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Aug 15th 2014 at 2:22PM in News
MCV @ GAMESCOM: Call of Duty devs hired eSports experts for Advanced Warfare

MCV @ GAMESCOM: Call of Duty devs hired eSports experts for Advanced Warfare

ESports will play a major role in this year’s Call of Duty once again, and developer Sledgehammer has even hired competitive gamers to help.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Aug 15th 2014 at 8:14AM in News
MCV @ GAMESCOM: 'Clones are holding the industry back,' says Romero

MCV @ GAMESCOM: 'Clones are holding the industry back,' says Romero

Veteran games developer John Romero has said clones of popular indie hits are hindering the rise of new genres that could expand the games industry.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Aug 14th 2014 at 4:52PM in News
MCV @ GAMESCOM: Ubisoft vows to improve its PC games

MCV @ GAMESCOM: Ubisoft vows to improve its PC games

Assassin's Creed publisher Ubisoft says it is making strides in its attempts to win over dissatisfied PC gamers.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Aug 14th 2014 at 4:34PM in News

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MCV @ GAMESCOM: 'Players didn't understand Destiny until they played the beta,' says Bungie

MCV @ GAMESCOM: 'Players didn't understand Destiny until they played the beta,' says Bungie

Gamers could not grasp what MMO FPS title Destiny was about prior to its beta.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Aug 14th 2014 at 4:21PM in News
MCV @ GAMESCOM PREVIEW: Dead Island 2

MCV @ GAMESCOM PREVIEW: Dead Island 2

The City of Angels becomes the City of the Dead in the next game in Deep Silver’s open-world zombie-bashing RPG series, Dead Island.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Aug 14th 2014 at 3:57PM in News
MCV @ GAMESCOM: PS4 goes beyond the core as sales fly past 10 million

MCV @ GAMESCOM: PS4 goes beyond the core as sales fly past 10 million

The CEO of PlayStation says the console games industry must go beyond the core gamer if it wants to see the sort of numbers reached by PS2 and Wii again. ...

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Aug 14th 2014 at 3:56PM in News
MCV @ GAMESCOM INSIGHT: Graphine on its new Granite SDK

MCV @ GAMESCOM INSIGHT: Graphine on its new Granite SDK

Aljosha Demeulemeester, CEO of middleware specialists Graphine Software, tells MCV @ Gamescom about the firm’s new Granite SDK. 

on Aug 14th 2014 at 2:45PM in News
MCV @ GAMESCOM: How eSports went from joke to juggernaut

MCV @ GAMESCOM: How eSports went from joke to juggernaut

For many, it seems laughable that a free-to-play game could rank alongside iconic singers and global television shows in terms of popularity.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Aug 13th 2014 at 4:14PM in News
MCV @ GAMESCOM INSIGHT: The impact of TV ads on boxed game sales

MCV @ GAMESCOM INSIGHT: The impact of TV ads on boxed game sales

Year-to-date games and consoles market sales data (boxed games) reveals a strong correlation between TV advertising and return on investment in what has been a buoyant 2014 thus far.

by Henry Degnin
on Aug 13th 2014 at 3:50PM in News
Zelnick: 'How can you buy a next-gen console and not want to play GTA on it?'

Zelnick: 'How can you buy a next-gen console and not want to play GTA on it?'

Strauss Zelnick has told MCV @ Gamescom that GTA V’s success on PS4 and Xbox One is inevitable.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Aug 13th 2014 at 3:15PM in News
MCV @ GAMESCOM: Show committed to Cologne as 2014 numbers surprise organisers

MCV @ GAMESCOM: Show committed to Cologne as 2014 numbers surprise organisers

Gamescom co-organiser the BIU says that 2014 tickets sales have ‘surprised’ them.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Aug 13th 2014 at 2:50PM in News
MCV @ GAMESCOM: 'It's not over for Xbox in Europe'

MCV @ GAMESCOM: 'It's not over for Xbox in Europe'

Microsoft hit Cologne yesterday with an impressive Gamescom showing, insisting that it can fight back in the battle against PlayStation.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Aug 13th 2014 at 2:38PM in News