FFD: What would you like to see announced at Gamescom?


By Geoffrey Tim on Friday, August 16, 2013

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Next week, Gamescom – the world’s largest gaming expo -  kicks off in Cologne, Germany and we’ll be there to drink all the beer bring you the news as it happens. As is usual, there’ll be press conferences, announcements and hands-on sessions; and Gamescom is no longer the E3 aftershow it’s always been considered to be.  Mostly though, we’re looking forward to all the beer announcements. Notable is that Microsoft will be hosting a Gamescom press conference for the first time, joining Sony and EA.

What would you most like to see announced at Gamescom? Uncharted 4? A Kinect-less Xbox One? An actual release date for The Last Guardian or that bit of Rockstar’s vapourware, Agent?

Maybe you’d love for Bethesda to announce Fallout 4, or perhaps Sony confirming that rumoured Vita/ PS4 bundle? Maybe you’re hoping Blizzard finally releases info on that Titan MMO they’ve been working on, or that Valve lets us know that Half-Life 3 is a thing.

There’s going to be a ton of news coming at your face in the next week or so; but what would you most like to hear?

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Author:Geoffrey Tim

I'm old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time - they were capable of being masterpieces. I'm here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

  • FoxOneZA – X-Therminator

    “now longer” << Geoff is already on the beers.

  • Alien Emperor Trevor

    WORLD PEACE.

  • MacMeister998

    Yep Fallout 4 for sure and that they will be releasing Beyond Good and Evil 2 even sooner than expected

    • Tarisma

      Fallout 4 would be really nice.

    • Zoe

      at this point, ANY news about beyond good and evil 2 would be appreciated!

      • Umar Kiiroi Senk?

        Lol … shame I feel very sorry for you Zoe … always grasping for anything Beyond G&E 2 news, I hope you get it man…really do!!

        • Zoe

          So many awesome games out there that I want more info on. Why do I fall in love with franchises that take so long to bring out new games?!

          • Admiral Chief Zombie Slayer

            Cuz you have a stinkin Mac

            :P

          • Zoe

            i’ll have you know, i play most of my games on my awesome PS3 :)

          • Mark Treloar

            Connected via an HDMI input to your MAC?

          • Spathi

            Yeah, would’ve been nice to enjoy COD :) Alas, the pitfalls of having good taste…

          • Umar Kiiroi Senk?

            Bah!!Tell me about it, still waiting for a sequel to Xenogears

          • Mark Treloar

            Because you like games that are not cookie cutter copies of the original? That cant be franchised to steal your your milk money?

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            Because you play on a Mac :P

          • Tarisma

            Bazinga

  • Tarisma

    Origin is being scrapped and we can all use steam instead

    • Mark Treloar

      Because giving Steam a Monopoly is good?

      • Tarisma

        Because using a platform that works is good… All my downloads on origin pause every 200meg or so. It’s incredibly frustrating.

        • Mark Treloar

          Yet mine are perfect. Thing is Digital Downloads are going to become a reality and if Steam has a Monopoly we will all suffer for it. So as far as I am concerned I welcome competition. It just needs to be done right and work well.

          • Tarisma

            I agree. I welcome competition as well it only benefits the consumer, it’s just frustrating when your uplay and steam works and origin doesn’t.

          • Mark Treloar

            Lol. At the moment my Uplay refuses to recognize that I have an internet connection.

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      hey hey hey, I didn’t waste a few buck on the humble origin bundle just to have it shut down :(

      • Tarisma

        Ya if I could download any of my games from my bundle I would be so happy.

    • silverscorpio

      Give this man a Bells. They did say that they are going to overhaul Origin but can you really trust EA.

      • Spathi

        Is Tarisma a guy or a girl?

        • silverscorpio

          Not sure. Tarisma what are you because you still deserve a Bells.

        • Tarisma

          Guy. Question get asked a lot more than it should. Damn 12 year old me who thought tarisma would be a good screen name.

          • Spathi

            :D Sorry, my bad!

          • Admiral Chief Zombie Slayer

            Is it like a male version of Charisma?

          • Tarisma

            No that also gets asked a lot. I literally just wanted a cool name for counterstrike and thought tarisma sounded Badass(don’t know why). 12 year old me wasn’t thinking what 24 year old me would think of the name.

          • Admiral Chief Zombie Slayer

            Indeed, if you knew what my first and second name was for CS beta 3 you would have laughed your ass off

          • silverscorpio

            Now I want to know.

          • Admiral Chief Zombie Slayer

            I might get Geoff to do a FFD about your first gaming nicks, then I shall reveal all

          • silverscorpio

            Ok I will wait patiently.

          • Admiral Chief Zombie Slayer

            Arranged. Not next week (cuz Gamescon), but week thereafter for FFD

          • silverscorpio

            Great. Thanks.

          • Tarisma

            Haha ya tarisma is far better than what mine originally was.

  • Spathi

    Demon’s Souls 2 for PS4. That’s all thank you.

    • Martin du preez

      Agreed!

    • Hammersteyn

      What about a Demon Souls MMO?

      • Spathi

        Maybe, but what makes the souls series so special to me is that absolute feeling of despair, with the glimmer of hope now and again (in the form of the other players “ghosts”).

        • Hammersteyn

          True but that’s one on one batlles with tough bosses. What I had in mind is a clan based mmo. Max ten people for instance and you take on five bosses at once.

    • Umar Kiiroi Senk?

      …wow just got gooseybumps

    • Melasco

      Amen

  • Tarisma

    New IP’s and lots of them.

    Also Bulletstorm 2

  • http://www.lazygamer.net Gavin Mannion

    hmmm Kolsch

    • boet

      and schweinshaxe

    • Brian Murphy

      Be sure to look for breweries and beer that are not readily available outside of Germany also. Soooo many others in Germany that don’t export. :) Have fun though, should be a freekin blast.

      While you’re in Cologne though, ask people about a man named Peter Stube, Peter Stubbe, or Peter Stumpf. He was a well known figure around Bedburg and Cologne, around 400 years ago ;)

  • Umar Kiiroi Senk?

    Half Life 3, Last Guardian (sigh….YES , I still believe OKAY!!) and a crap ton of Vita games , some good RPGs ….. Some Dark Souls 2 gameplay …. Man … I’m really excited!!!!

    • CaptainNemo42

      Announce Half-Life 3 and the gaming world will experience a collective orgasm of such magnitude. Such, as is never experienced before.

      • Umar Kiiroi Senk?

        well that would be a sticky situation ….

        • Spathi

          Damn dude :D

          • Umar Kiiroi Senk?

            Look at your comment above lol dirty minds think alike ;)

        • CaptainNemo42

          Dude, just imagine Gabe Newell announcing Half-Life 3, saying it was in secret development for the last four years, and will release on 17 September 2013.

          • silverscorpio

            I think that they have been secretly working on it these last few years. Valve really takes their time and when it is released then WOW.

          • HvR

            I think that is actually the best way of doing it, instead of showing me a video to let the IP turn in to vaporware or showing actual beta gameplay and then take 5 years to complete and release an outdated POS.

          • silverscorpio

            Agreed. I think they are closer to release than we think and I like a finished teaser, trailer or demo with the almost if not finished game. At least I know what to expect then. And lets face it if Valve makes a mistake with Halve Life 3, nobody is going to forgive them no matter what Gabe says.

          • HvR

            Gabe knows there will be nowhere to hide.

          • CaptainNemo42

            It is for that very reason I think we will not get HL3 — ever. I mean, how do they live up to our expectations?

          • Umar Kiiroi Senk?

            Seriously I would cry man ……. I would be upset for a lil bit for hiding it but then I would be like pff, I can’t be mad at you Gabe!

      • Spathi

        It would be like Anna’s bliss came over the population. (No pun intended)

    • ElimiNathan

      Yes yes and yes!

    • Nirith1ZA

      Thumbs crossed

  • Alien Emperor Trevor

    Cross platform play between next gen consoles & PCs. (chance of success: very very very slight.)

    • Mark Treloar

      They were going to do it with Titanfall, but the developers in a very tongue is cheek way said they are opting out since some control systems may give certain users a greater advantage. All hail the Master Race!!!!!

      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        Or they could just plug a kb&m into their semi-PCs. But USB is so complicated & don’t even get me started on redefining controls. THE HORROR!

        • Mark Treloar

          They should force console developers to code with a controller so they can learn that lesson.

  • Hammersteyn

    Fallout 4,System Shock 3,Descent Freespace 3, Starlancer 2 or Uncharted 4. If any of these five gets announced I’d be so happy.

    • Admiral Chief Zombie Slayer

      SS3 indeeeeed!!!!

    • Tarisma

      No uncharted 4 the series must stay closed. Worst when series drag on like assassins creed

      • Hammersteyn

        Yeah you got a point. Like God of War really.

        • Tarisma

          Yup when your main character destroys the world and dies it’s time to move onto greener pastures.

      • Umar Kiiroi Senk?

        Agree, I am much more excited for something new from ND

    • Mossel

      System Shock 3! That didn’t even occur to me! You just inspired me to play even MOAR bioshock.

  • Hammersteyn

    So I gather the game that’s going to be played the most in Germany at Gamescon is beer pong?

  • Admiral Chief Zombie Slayer

    The Last of Us on PC and EggsBawks

    • Brian Murphy

      PC is a possibility, Xbox is not. It’s like having Forza or Halo on Sony machines. Not gonna happen.

  • Mark Treloar

    Star Citizen release date

    • Spathi

      It will be end of 2014 at the earliest :( Gives me more time to save for a upgrade though!

  • Wtf101

    Playboy the Mansion 2.

    • Zoe

      awww yeah! that would be awesome! ;)

      • Wtf101

        Of all the people I thought would support this… You were not on that list. But I will take support where I get it.

        • Zoe

          hey, i had an epic grotto in the original. and carmen electra!

    • Vampyre Squirrel

      Agreed

  • Admiral Chief Zombie Slayer

    BEER MAIDENS!!!

  • silverscorpio

    Return of the Strike Games. I loved Desert Strike, Jungle Strike, Urban Strike and even Soviet Strike.

  • Slade Boender

    Thumb suck for shits and giggles? Fallout 4 // Dungeon Keeper // Sins of a Solar Empire // Tony Hawk // Supreme Commander. Its a complete dream but hey, why not eh?

  • Brenz

    Fallout 4
    The Last Guardian
    Dark Souls 2 release sooner than anticipated
    New IP in the form of a JRPG aimed at older audience (I could also live with a next gen Suikoden, so many memories….)
    PS4 / Vita bundle with bunch of new vita announcements

    • Umar Kiiroi Senk?

      would die for a new Suikoden or a localization of the new PSP one

      • Brenz

        Localization of the psp titles would be nice I agree, but just imagine a total new modern overhaul with eye watering graphics, classic but reinvented turn based combat, a world so big you get vertigo looking at the map, i would cry like a little schoolgirl with a scraped knee.

        • Umar Kiiroi Senk?

          IF only :( I think Lost Odyssey will be the last time we see a major turn based game on console, I hope I am wrong :(

          • Brenz

            I never played Lost Odyssey.
            But yeah, I miss turn based, I realise its dated but will be nice if a developer can take the concept and put a modern spin on it, but still keep the traditional roots. I dont mean like Ni No Kuni though, having to run round in circles in between attacks is just annoying.

          • Umar Kiiroi Senk?

            Yeah, that was a bit irritating. you haven’t played Radiant Historia by any chance?

          • Brenz

            No, I hadn’t heard of it until now.

          • Umar Kiiroi Senk?

            Well it is only for DS, but hot damn it has an amazing story and turn base battle system! Should hunt it down if you ever get a DS or 3DS

      • Tarisma

        A new JRPG that caters towards older audiences and isn’t a pile of shit would be amazing.

  • Umar Kiiroi Senk?

    Imagine…Thick fog, Roaring drums …. when suddenly a fit Asian dude jumps on the stage and does kung-fu …and before running away he says …..Shen……Shenmue 3 ……………….. Da d….DAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH *heart attack*

    • http://www.twitter.com/WobblyOnion Exalted Overlord Geoffrey Tim

      not happeningl but man, it would be cool if it did.

      • Umar Kiiroi Senk?

        It would be cool! immediately after the Asian dude crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon floats off the stage, sky pirates will fall from the ceiling …. sigh ………. things are so much better in my head

  • Admiral Chief Zombie Slayer

    A new CoD with amphibious attack tigers!

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      Don’t be silly. CoD has zombies & ghosts so next in line is vampires, which will appeal to female gamers because REASONS.

      • Spathi

        As long as they glitter!!

        • Admiral Chief Zombie Slayer

          REAL VAMPIRES DON’T GLITTER DAMMIT

          • Mark Treloar

            No but they are emo pansies

          • Hammersteyn

            Have you seen 30 days of night with Josh Hartnett? Those are vampires.

          • Umar Kiiroi Senk?

            Oh man I love that movie so much!!

          • Mark Treloar

            Have you seen Edward my puppy died so I’m going to cry myself to sleep?

          • Hammersteyn

            Gaaaaaaaaaaah!!!!! I stuck knitting needles in my ear in an attempt to destroy the part of my brain that remembers the first movie.

          • Admiral Chief Zombie Slayer

            Yessir, that was damn good

          • silverscorpio

            Who looks constipated most of the time. My wife still has not forgiven me for that comment.

          • Spathi

            I know :D My comment was made because of the “which will appeal to female gamers” statement by Emperor Trevor!!

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            So this is all my fault? :D

          • silverscorpio

            They should really make a movie where Twilight and Underworld is combined. That will teach those so called vampires from Twilight when they meet the vampires from Underworld. I give Edward 1 minute against Selene.

          • Admiral Chief Zombie Slayer

            Puh-lease, 15sec tops. And less than 2 against a real werewolf

          • silverscorpio

            On No, That one minute also includes the time it take Selene to finish her nails and polish her guns and fangs.

          • Admiral Chief Zombie Slayer

            Hahaha, indeed

          • Wtf101

            That is, if she does not have to go check with Viktor first.

        • Hammersteyn

          I will downvote you into oblivion if the feature was available.

          • Admiral Chief Zombie Slayer

            Same

          • Brady miaau

            would or will?

        • Umar Kiiroi Senk?

          Team Edward for life ya’ll!!!

          • Hammersteyn

            I hope to hell someone hacked your profile!

          • Umar Kiiroi Senk?

            Lol Nope, was just wondering how long it would take to get a downvote, that was less than a minute!!

          • Admiral Chief Zombie Slayer

            One does not simply make jokes like that here. You will be shunned forever

          • Umar Kiiroi Senk?

            awww come on…..no playsies on a friday?

          • Admiral Chief Zombie Slayer

            PS/Glitterboy-fanboi

          • Umar Kiiroi Senk?

            you forgot to change your profile lol

          • Admiral Chief Zombie Slayer

            Dammit, so difficult this multi-trolling while working

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            How dare you sir!

          • Umar Kiiroi Senk?

            What is it really so bad to say that?lol

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

          • Admiral Chief Zombie Slayer

            You object to this? You also a fanboi?

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            Look how sad his abs look :(

          • Admiral Chief Zombie Slayer

            Just reloaded to check if you posted a pic, you did, and shame on you.

            SHUNNED!!!!!!!!!!!!

            Emperor revoked!!!

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            rofl

          • HvR

            nothing beats the real the original jacob

      • Slade Boender

        COD: ModernTwilight

    • HvR

      Poor Riley..

      • silverscorpio

        That dog will never chase a cat again.

    • Rock789

      Lol!!! Best comment / pic of the week! Give that man a Bell’s! And an upvote.

  • Lardus-Wolverine

    Some new XCom Enemy Unknown details! Plants vz Zombies 2 for PC!

  • Purple_Dragon

    Very very unlikely but I’d love Doom 4 announcement. One can wish.

    • Hammersteyn

      Yes please!

  • Jonah Cash

    I want all the news, good or bad!!! That is my whish!! And that is why I am on here everyday!!!

  • ToshZA

    That PC games in the “Next-Gen” will still look way better than their console counterparts. Next-Gen? We be having it.

  • Notch

    FALLOUT 4 please!!!!!

  • Pixel_ninja

    While I wont be a day one customer, I will be interested to see how Blizzard can fix Diablo 3 with the “Reaper of Souls” expansion:

  • Milesh Bhana

    Kinectless XBOX One, cheaper/same retail as PS4.
    Yeah, i’m dreaming, but that’s what i want.

    and Half Life 3.

  • CaptainNemo42

    I’m not even a PC gamer, but an official announcement of GTA V on PC.

  • ElimiNathan

    I would like to see some proper The Division gameplay

    • Admiral Chief Zombie Slayer

      Agreed

  • Mossel

    I would personally like to see Beyond: Two Souls released for pc.

  • Sageville

    Release Dates for PS4.

    Mad Max Gameplay Reveal

    Titanfall Release Dates and more gameplay vids

  • caponeil

    LA Noire for PS4.

  • InsanityFlea

    Dont need Xbox live GOLD to play multiplayer.

  • Rock789

    Half-Life 3 – the myth, the legend! I would love to hear an announcement about it! But it doesn’t look like it’s coming anytime soon. Recently replayed HL2 and all the episodes again and it’s still such an awesome game, even visually!

    But I heard earlier this week that one of the voice actors for Half-Life let the cat out of the bag and stated that Valve are not announcing it anytime soon due to motion-capture issues, amongst other things. And that makes me a sad Panda…

    Me thinks the Half-Life franchise could be lost to time itself… Trapped in a multi-phase variant! Wait… Who said that?! Damn it, Picard, get out of my head! ;-)

  • Seraphim

    A western release date for Blade & Soul.

  • Drizzt

    I’m hoping for PS 4′s release date and the announcement it will be world wide on launch.

  • Brady miaau

    Hmmm, Fallout 4? Made by bethesda? yeah, give it a go!

  • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

    Uh.. more Weird and Wacky Tales from the XBone Zone?

  • Brian Murphy

    I’m looking to see Sony reveal a slew of the content they’ve talked about since their reveal and E3. Information on the titles in development for the PS4, more support for the Vita, the Vita+PS3 bundle, and definitely intrigued to hear more about the Sony+Viacom agreement for streaming TV shows.

    http://www.cnbc.com/id/100967342

  • Nirith1ZA

    Half-Life 3: The Announcement Announcement would change the would change the gaming world as we know it.

  • Rags

    The return of Blizzard North and a remake of Diablo 3.

    • Rags

      I am always a day late to this debate :(

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