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"I'm sick of sitting through crap development pitches," Pete Smith, Sony XDev director of product development, told an audience of developers at GDC Europe last week. Smith handles all of the European studios looking to snag a publishing deal on Sony systems, and he helped games such as Heavy Rain...

August 18th 2012 at 1:30pm 0 Comments
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Zen Studios, which found success through its pinball games, is branching out and showed off Kickbeat and CastleStorm at Gamescom. Here's the latest screens for the real-time strategy, castle vs. castle physics based destruction game launching this autumn, "first on Xbox."

August 18th 2012 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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A set of new Gamescom screens for Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch provides the perfect reason to check in on the "Ninostarter" pre-order campaign.With 12 days left, enough fans have pre-ordered the special "Wizard's Edition" to unlock one bonus item, a set of five prints. The second item is a...

August 18th 2012 at 2:00am 0 Comments
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Welcome to our last day of podcast specials from Gamescom 2012!Today, the stalwart Gamescom crew of Alexander, Ben, Richard, and Jess are joined by Xbox Live's Larry "Major Nelson" Hryb to discuss a whole slew of games and the Cologne, Germany experience.Games on-tap in this episode include Call of...

August 17th 2012 at 7:30pm 0 Comments
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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 mak...

August 17th 2012 at 11:30am 0 Comments
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The art style of Dontnod Entertainment's "Neo-Paris" in Remember Me is stunning, and the vision of a futuristic Eiffel Tower glimmering in the background of many images gives the game a distinctive look – not dissimilar from the beauty of modern day Paris. The city may be a staple of the game...

August 17th 2012 at 10:00am 0 Comments
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Atreia is about to become more interesting. After some talk about patch 3.5 and Tiamat at Gamescom 2012, NCsoft let fly the announcement that Aion will offer three brand-new classes in the 4.0 update. This will be the first time the free-to-play fantasy game will introduce new classes beyond th...

August 17th 2012 at 9:30am 0 Comments
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"I want more time," I thought leaving my first SimCity hands-on experience. "I must go deeper!" There's just so much I wanted to try out, poke around, but the rails were firmly set to give the tiniest taste of what's to come. Needless to say, I'm ready for the SimCity entree when it launches in Feb...

August 17th 2012 at 9:30am 0 Comments
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Anomaly: Warzone Earth is set to launch digitally on the PS3 on August 29 in Europe, for €8.99, and some time in September for the US, 11 bit studios tells Joystiq at Gamescom. The PSN version will be available in seven languages: English, Spanish, French, Italian, German, Polish and Russian.P...

August 17th 2012 at 8:30am 0 Comments
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Good news, El Presidente! The next Tropico is developer Haemimont Games' next title after it ships Omerta this fall. Even more interesting, the game won't be as obviously iterative as it was between Tropico 3 and Tropico 4."We've already started on Tropico. This time we're wiping the whole game cle...

August 17th 2012 at 6:30am 0 Comments
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We're not sure what type of face you should have when browsing through this gallery of screens from free-to-play Crytek shooter, Warface. Happyface? Startledface? Apathyface? Nah, we'd say go with Guarded Optimismface.

August 17th 2012 at 3:30am 0 Comments