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Game Trailers Roundup for August 18, 2014

Another week, another set of game trailers to get you hyped. Because we just wrapped up Gamescom, there are a lot of trailers for us to go through today.

Both Destiny and Star Citizen pulled out all the stops with multiple trailers released over the course of Gamescom week. EA kept busy with some reveals and trailers, a few of which we’ve already covered and a couple of which we have below. If you’ve fallen behind on trailers to watch over the last week, there’s quite a bit for you to catch up on.

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More Gameplay Videos from Gamescom 2014

When I posted the roundup of gameplay footage from Gamescom, I thought that would cover all the gameplay reveals and demos at this year’s edition of Gamescom. I was slightly wrong.

Over the course of the weekend, we got plenty more hands-on demonstrations of some of this fall’s biggest games. If you’re looking forward to triple-A games like The Witcher 3, Far Cry 4 and LittleBigPlanet 3, this second roundup of gameplay footage from Gamescom has you covered. There are a few horror games thrown in as an added bonus if that’s your speed. Definitely not mine but I get the feeling some of you would enjoy a quick laugh if I was to let’s play or stream me playing one.

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Gamescom 2014 Gameplay Videos Roundup

As I mentioned in the last post, I thought I’d follow up on the news from Gamescom with video of the games of Gamescom. After all, it’s one thing to tell you about the games and gameplay that on display but it’s a far different thing to show you the vertical slices of gameplay that the developers worked hard on for the convention.

And even though Sega has filed for a settlement in the lawsuit, I’m still going to make the easy Aliens: Colonial Marines joke. Conveniently enough, we also have a gameplay demo for Alien: Isolation among other anticipated triple-A releases.

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Gamescom 2014 News Roundup

gamescom-2014-bannerNormally, the summer would be quiet enough for me to be able to post all sorts of news from Gamescom. Unfortunately, things didn’t work out that way for me so I have to do the big Gamescom news in a few posts. Today, we have news and gameplay videos while all of the Gamescom trailers will be in Monday’s Game Trailers Roundup.

For now, we have four of the more interesting stories that I’ve read from Gamescom. While only one is a game announcement, we have some business of gaming-esque news that’ll probably just make you hate Ubisoft more.

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eSports Weekend Calendar: August 15 – 17, 2014

This weekend’s eSports calendar is all about Gamescom. Europe’s biggest gaming convention has events for Battlefield 4, Call of Duty, Guild Wars 2, Halo and more. The centrepiece of festivities is the ESL Tournament for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. The second in the ESL One line of tournament, ESL One: Cologne features a $250,000 CSGO tournament. ESL also just announced a Dota 2 ESL One tournament for Madison Square Garden later this year. I think that ESL One might quickly become a bigger deal than ESL’s IEM series.

Elsewhere, the EU LCS summer split comes to an end with the final four doing battle at Gamescom. OGN also wraps up its summer season this weekend. There’s also some SC2 and Dota 2 on the calendar this weekend.

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Sony Announces PS4 Firmware 2.0 Which Includes Long-Awaited Share Play

ps4-share-buttonBack when the social features of the PlayStation 4 were first announced, one feature that caught a bit of heat from the core gamers was the ability for a friend to step into your game and take over for you. The idea is that if you were having trouble with a section of the game, you could ask a friend to play (or watch) to help you out.

While I thought that the PS4 launched with that feature, a quick perusal of the internet suggests that it wasn’t and still isn’t part of the PS4’s offerings. That will change shortly as Sony is soon to launch a virtual couch co-op feature called Share Play.

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Smite is Bringing MOBAs to Xbox One

smite-headerConsidering that the MOBA genre is among the biggest genres in gaming right now, it was only a matter of time before they left the PC and made their way to console. However, it’s not industry leaders League of Legends or Dota 2 that will make the jump. Hi-Rez Studios announced at Gamescom that Smite would be making the jump to consoles on the Xbox One.

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Tomb Raider Sequel to be Xbox One Exclusive

rise-of-the-tomb-raider-headerIt wasn’t but a few months after release that Square Enix said that they were disappointed with the sales of Tomb Raider. That didn’t stop them from trying to cash in with a next-gen re-release and the announcement of a sequel at E3.

The latter wasn’t a case of Square Enix realizing the error of their analysis or their finance team being able to make budgets and projected revenues work out. It seems to be a case of Microsoft stepping in to make the money work as Rise of The Tomb Raider was announced to be an Xbox One exclusive.

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