Flamebait Friday Debate – Did Gamescom deliver?


By Darryn Bonthuys on Friday, August 23, 2013

ARE YOU NOT ENTERTAINED

It may have been a smaller event compared to previous years, but Gamescom was still home to some big news overall.

Playstation 4 release dates, new games unveiled and even newer technology on show. Were you not entertained?

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Author:Darryn Bonthuys

Because he's the writer that Lazygamer deserves, but not the one it actually needs right now. So we'll hunt him. Because he can't take it. Because he's not a hero. He's a loud-mouthed journalist, a watchful procrastinator. A dork knight.
  • Rags

    The best is still coming. Star Citizen Hangar module reveal :D

    • Devourer of Small Bunnies

      Now theres something EVERYONE can enjoy :)

  • Rock789

    I was definitely entertained by LG! You guys have rocked with your coverage of Gamescom! Been awesome to get my daily dose of Gamescom updates. And yes, Gamescom has been great this year, me thinks. Some great new games announced and some awesome footage of future hits shown.

    But LG – you’re ALL “Batman of the Week” in my eyes!

  • Hammersteyn

    Very entertained. Buying a PS4 for less than I thought? Throw in PS+ and I am gonna be more entertained come December.

    • veggiesaurus ZA

      PS+ just gets better and better. It was a value-packed proposition when it kicked off on PS3. Add a vita and ps4 to that, and it’s just silly! It’s great how Sony rewards customers who have multiple devices.

  • Admiral Chief Raider of Tombs

    Yes, but the wrap up video was the flippen BEST

  • Admiral Chief Raider of Tombs

    Where are the beer videos????

  • veggiesaurus ZA

    ps4 release date was nice news, official SA RRP @ 6.3k was NOT. Time to find an alternate plan…
    Actually, the resurgence of vita is the best news yet, perhaps I’ll use it as something other than a remote screen for my ps3 now :)

    • Hammersteyn
      • veggiesaurus ZA

        That reminds me of an email I got this morning :) , confirming that my pre-order payment had gone through. 6599 for the console, an extra controller and KZ is a much more sturdy proposition.

      • Umar Kiiroi Senk?

        Wow thanx for the link

      • Jakster

        How reputable are they? Their pricing seems R400 more than importing from Amazon with import duties etc.

      • Skyblue

        I have several friends who travel all the time. I might just get one to pick up a UK version after release. Still alot cheaper than SK.

      • ALKi1234

        Hopefully BTgames can do better,still that is a very nice price.Lets not forget about Takealot or Kalahari.

  • Devourer of Small Bunnies

    All the vita news made mwe giddy. Release dates for PS4, meh, will only look into getting it day one if theres better games on launch. (fucking CODG lololol) Still though, nothing beats a good games convention right?

  • Alien Emperor Trevor

    I’ve enjoyed the coverage, but the news itself hasn’t been particularly exciting – nothing that stands out as earth shaking (for me).

  • Concerned

    Microsoft: DELIVERED and ENTERTAINED!! Well done!
    Sony: BORING AS HELL!! Even old Shu thought it better to sleep through all the crap!

    • Hammersteyn

      You probably can’t wait to play XBOX One, whenever that is………….

      • Concerned

        Good things come to those who wait! ????

    • veggiesaurus ZA

      I’m expecting David Cage’s new game (Game Convention Conference: The Game) to be announced any moment now. The sixaxis motion control allows you to gently tilt Shu’s head, rocking him to sleep.

    • TiMsTeR1033

      I am for one agreeing I am disappointed as to what sony has brought to the table at gamescom. I honestly expected more, I mean no info on their camera no nothing much really.

      • Concerned

        Well, the camera resembles a packet of Halls in appearance and size and it’s rumoured to never be used! Anything else I can help clarify? Hehe!

        • Johan du Preez

          Wowy and the Microsoft Zealot is released …

    • Pieter Kruger

      WHA HA HA HA! Shu ran in front of the Sony hype bus and got tyred!

    • Martin du preez

      It’s easy to sleep when you have no competition. :)

      • RinceThisandbeAbsurd

        BOOM!

      • Pieter Kruger

        Well done! You figured out how to copy and paste someone else’s comments! Achievement Unlocked: Plagiarism!

        • Martin du preez

          Because it was funny as fuck and the truth :)

      • Troll Slayer

        Apparently he had a wet dream of a sinking ship called Sony.

  • Umar Kiiroi Senk?

    It wasn’t all I really expected it to be, but it was awesome non the less, but nothing MAJOR really. but that price of the PS 4 here in SA was a hard one to swallow

    • RinceThisandbeAbsurd

      I see what you did there… What about SKYPE!? Trolololo

  • Lardus-Respect the beard

    I wanted news on XCom Enemy Within, and I was VERY HAPPY to get more than expected out of that! Just wish the pre-order would open up already! Also, was not expecting anything D3 related until the rumours a few days prior. Then I was almost dumbstruck at how awesome it sounds and looks. It is a polisher for a TIRD and might only make the TIRD shiny, but it still looks damn good.

    • CrasH

      Xcom – yes
      D3… no…. no, no….. NO!
      I know i flame the most about this everytime but, just say no.

      • Lardus-Respect the beard

        XCom is not a simple ‘yes’ – it is…

  • Skyblue

    Wasn’t really blown away by much but did enjoy the Titanfall and BF3 footage tremendously. Also the Binding of Isaac news was like… “OH MY GAWD!!!” can’t wait!

    • ElimiNathan

      BF4…

      • Skyblue

        Soz, KK, fixed thx.

        • ElimiNathan

          That was strike 1

  • Anon A Mouse

    I rarely jump on the hype train, too scared that I miss my spot on the gravy train. So it’s nice to get the info and see the vids, but I’ll still play the wait and see game. So ja this is a long way to say that I don’t really have an opinion on it.

  • Pieter Kruger

    The one thing that really grabbed my attention and got me excited was the Project Spark video showing off motion and voice capture to animate your in game characters with Kinect! Finally, a very good use for Kinect!

  • RinceThisandbeAbsurd

    I think some interesting things have come out of it. I have to say, I think with the effort the LG team has put in, except for Zoe who spent most of last weekend sleeping off a hangover from ‘going out with friends’, has been tremendous. Good to see you people have such passion, and seem to enjoy communicating with us (no one as much as Grant though). Makes me wish I was part of the team dammit! Screw working for an NGO saving the already doomed planet, gimme games!

  • Sargon

    ARE YOU NOT ENTERTAINED?

    • Brady miaau

      With,the lights,out it’s less dangerous
      Here we are now entertain us
      I feel stupid and contagious
      Here we are now entertain us

  • Zubayr Bhyat

    I was happy overall. Lots of new updates, plenty of interesting things learned along the way. Lots of controversy too :/ Ah well. We’re going to have an interesting couple of months :)

  • Brenz

    some interesting developments, nice clarity on certain areas, but nothing wham bam blow your shorts off amazing, my shorts are still firmly in place.

  • Kenn

    diablo 3: reaper of souls for me. will make an epic game even more epic.

    • Sargon

      Are you serious?

      • Johan du Preez

        he must be trolling

        • Sargon

          I mean. I still do a run every now and again. My WD is Paragon 45.. so I’ve seen my fair share of time sunk into the game. But epic? I don’t know if I’d call it epic. Borderlands 2 is epic. Fun. Hilariously fun. Mass Effect was an epic story arch. But Diablo?

          • Kenn

            no seriously I love the game. I think it’s great and I am looking forward to the expansion.

            If you dislike it cool that is up to you. thats whats awesome about life. you can like what you like and dislike what you like. other people can disagree and it’s ok. doesnt make anyone right or wrong it’s all opinion.

  • ElimiNathan

    I think a couple of years ago this Gamescom would have been so awesome. Now though we expect so much more than we used to. Its almost like the only thing that would blow my mind now is a full on virtual reality rig that is practical and works like a dream and doesn’t cost like 20 k

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