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Sony Gamescom press conference: Liveblog

Next up is Sony’s conference, which instead of just having a Geoff there, actually has all three of the Lazygamer Gamescom team in attendance, meaning more coverage, more pictures. , more awesome.

Skylanders is getting smaller, by going bigger

There have been a number of ways that Activision has tried to make the universally successful Skylanders make the jump to mobile, with varying degrees of success.  The question that has hitherto remained unanswered is how do you translate the full Skylanders experience to mobile? That question has finally been answered.

Xbox briefing and play day Liveblog

Gamescom officialy starts with Microsoft’s press conference and play day. We’re right there, to make sure you get all the new you need to know. Apparently, the whole thing will be live-streamed on and as well as right here . Watch it  and follow our live blog of the thing.

The Sims: Swimming pools are really, really hard to do

As we all already know, The Sims 4 will be released without the ability to drown your Sims in a hate-filled digital pool. It sounds like an easy thing to implement, but according to EA it really isn't. As far as technical challenges go, it it seems to be on par with animating female assassins or other insurmountable, wholly impossible tasks

Oh god, John Romero is making a new FPS

John Romero is one of the co-founders of iD, and is responsible for design on games you love, like Doom, Quake and Wolfenstein. What he’ll always be remembered for though is the frankly godawful shooter he released under Ion Storm in 2000, Daikatana. And now, nearly 15 years on, he's trying his hand at the FPS again.

Guess the Movie and Win 5 Xbox One Games!

We’ve all seen the hilarious and bizarre avatars that Xboxers make… from Chuck Norris to Barack Obama, there’s more scope than ever to get creative with our avatars. We’ve enjoyably spent some time creating some movie-based characters, for you to guess.

The EvoPoints Downloads Of The Week – 08/08/2014

Welcome to our weekly post of featured downloadable content available for different gaming platforms sponsored by Hit the jump for this week’s list of fresh downloadable games and content.

How our Gamescom sponsorship works

Hey! We’re off on Sunday to Cologne in Germany so that we can revel in the sights and sounds, drink a lot of beer, and cover some games while we’re there. We’ve been “sponsored” once again to do so, and whenever we are, we’re always asked to provide full disclosure on how it works.

FFD: Are you giddy for Gamescom?

It’s that time of the year again. Yes, it’s time for Europe’s version of E3. I rather prefer Gamescom for a number of reasons; there’s a lot more beer, Cologne is a heck of a lot nicer than L.A, and the whole thing is open to the public; meaning that the press gets to have its own section, away from the swatches of crowds. The other thing about Gamescom is that it’s really, really massive. Instead of two halls full of stuff, you’ve got 10 the size of airplane hangars – which means more actual games to see and play.

You can now hide your Steam gaming shame

Sometimes, in a drunken Saturday night blur, you may end up buying a game on impulse – and end up with Barbie Horse Adventure 3 (just me?) as a mark of shame in your Steam library. There’s no need to wallow in your shame any longer. Steam has now been updated, and it lets you hide games from your library.

Se7en reimagined as a point-and-click adventure

CineFix’s 8-Bit Cinema videos are a bit of a misnomer, as they show colours graphics and effects that are far beyond the realm of 8-bit possibilities. Still, they’re really neat, showing new and old movies re-imagined as older games. Their latest one asks “What’s in the box?”

EA extends FIFA Premier League licencing partnership

Of course it has. What? Did you think Konami would suddenly have all of those favoured player likenesses and stadia for its football game? No, instead if you want a football simulator that looks as close to the real thing as possible, you’re going to have to stick with EA and its FIFA Football series.

Has Valve secretly released Source 2?

Valve’s Dota 2 just had a new set of workshop tools released, and there seems to be something different about them. So different, that some are claiming that the tools are actually part of Valve’s fabled Source 2 Engine.

Gamescom Awards Nominees pre-emptively announced

Gamescom hasn’t even started yet, but the nominees for the best games on show there have already been collated. On August 15, a bunch of journalists that doesn’t include us will then decide which of those games is the best in each category and declare them as winners. Here’s what’s been nominated.

Sony being sued for Killzone resolution lies

Killzone: Shadow Fall is, like most Killzone games to be honest, style over substance. It’s a pretty, futuristic-looking shooter with a couple of neat and a more than competent, but ultimately underplayed multiplayer. And it’s that very multiplayer that’s the centre of a lawsuit against Sony – for misleading advertising.