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Gamescom: The Fünfening pushed the limits of the Koelnmesse, with attendance numbers causing shutdowns and resulting in the annual gathering being completely sold out. Organizers at the Koelnmesse said today the premier public gaming event's attendance reached over 340,000. Last year's attend...

August 25th 2013 at 11:10am 0 Comments
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Reflex-based time trial and high score hybrid Switch Galaxy Ultra is signaling to merge into the PS4 and Vita lanes, an announcement following Sony's GDC presentation revealed. The announcement states that Switch Galaxy Ultra is a revamp of PlayStation Mobile's Switch Galaxy that will improve v...

August 24th 2013 at 6:00pm 0 Comments
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We all dream differently: The ocean is green to Bob and purple to Jane; Dave's teeth fall out and Carol's hair sheds from her head; Felix flies by flapping his arms and Martin floats above the ground effortlessly. That last example is a real-world tale from two friends, Broken Rules co-founders Fe...

August 24th 2013 at 1:00pm 0 Comments
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At Gamescom, Team Dakota gave me a quick demonstration of how to animate characters using Kinect motion capture in the Xbox One game-maker Project Spark. I've got to say, there are few things that have given me more pleasure in Cologne than watching a game designer pretend to be a troll, stomping h...

August 24th 2013 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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Ubisoft's FAQ for Rocksmith 2014 notes that the game will support all DLC from the original Rocksmith as well as its on-disc tracks. Speaking to executive producer Nao Higo at Gamescom, we've learned that there will likely be a few tracks that don't transfer. Higo told us that Rocksmith 2014 will s...

August 24th 2013 at 7:00am 0 Comments
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Gamescom 2013 is "completely sold out." The Koelnmesse, organizer of the world's largest gaming convention, says there are no more day tickets left for the weekend. The convention center reports there are Saturday afternoon tickets available but, if you're already in town and were planning to pick...

August 24th 2013 at 6:00am 0 Comments
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BioWare's latest Star Wars: The Old Republic cantina tour descended on Gamescom this week, bringing with it a glimpse at the sci-fi MMO's not-too-distant future. Fan website Dulfy.net obtained the files from the thumb drive handed out at the event, and has posted several images from the upcoming co...

August 23rd 2013 at 9:00pm 0 Comments
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During Microsoft's Xbox One event at Gamescom, EA announced Peggle 2 would come to the next-gen platform. Speaking with GameInformer, Lead Producer Jared Neuss revealed some of the changes the game will see when it arrives later this year. PopCap's pachinko-inspired game features new worlds, new m...

August 23rd 2013 at 9:00pm 0 Comments
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The game creation sandbox Project Spark will launch its Xbox One beta in January 2014. A Windows 8 version of the beta is due to arrive in late October 2013. According to Digital Spy, Microsoft Game Studios general manager Dave McCarthy claims everything will be fully playable during the next-gen...

August 23rd 2013 at 8:30pm 0 Comments
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DayZ creator Dean Hall told Joystiq that the standalone version of his ultra-popular zombie sandbox mod no longer has a release window. "The awkward thing is the only thing we're waiting on is the core network architecture," Hall said, speaking at this week's Gamescom. "That's the kind of thing on...

August 23rd 2013 at 7:00pm 0 Comments
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Gamescom 2013 is wrapping up, and the final of five Super Joystiq Podcast Specials closes things out with a bang. Get ready, because it doesn't get much better than this-- we call it a grand finale for a reason. The Gamescom crew is back one more time, and is joined by Xbox's Larry "Major Nelson"...

August 23rd 2013 at 6:30pm 0 Comments