Opening Night Live Gamescom 2021 - live report

It's beginning to feel a lot like Geoff. Live from 7pm BST.

Happy late summer days, and happy video game showcase o'clock as we prime ourselves for another Geoff Keighley special. Expect news, reveals and a side order of cringe live from 7pm BST (there's also a 30 minute pre-show starting at 6.30pm BST but let's not encourage such nonsense, ok?)

Our live coverage of this event has finished.

Coverage

18:40

Hi hello and how do you do?

18:40

You're not watching already are you? I do not approve of this pre-show stuff.

18:41

But I've just started watching and they're showing off The King of Fighters 15 which was one of the games I was looking forward to most tonight.

18:41

Out next Feb, everyone's in it, it's looking great.

18:41

Kami says:

Site feels a little slow tonight.

18:41

We are currently having a few technical difficulties which we're sorting out, so please bear with us (also hello lovely to see you again!)

18:43

Anyway one of those internet people that is very popular is doing some jokes.

18:46

EMLvHeerebeek says:

very popular and making jokes generally means bad jokes that are trying too hard

tbh you've described most of these live reports.

18:46

Apart from the popular part, anyway.

18:46

Miyamotosan says:

Always seems like a different set of regs that turn up for these things to those who post on the articles...

It's only the really cool kids here. And me!

18:51

With just under ten minutes to go, you now have my undivided attention Opening Night Live.

18:52

Am I excited? Honestly it's hard to tell anymore.

18:52

But I think I am!

18:54

We know some of what's due up - the new Saints Row, the Halo bit that was mysteriously cut from yesterday's Xbox show (there was a reason there was no live report for that), an extended look at Death Stranding Director's Cut (Geoff likes Hideo, apparently?).

18:54

It's the unknown unknowns that really excite, though - including something Geoff teased about an all-new football game? (I think he meant soccer too!)

18:55

Just googled Lindsey Stirling so you don't have to - that's the kind of service we're always happy to provide at Eurogamer - and she's a famous violinist apparently.

18:56

In the pre-show chat Geoff's just lowered the expectations a little - this won't be wall-to-wall reveals and will instead be mostly updates on games we already know of.

18:56

Kami says:

I have two of her albums Martin.

18:57

I'm so out of touch... My taste in music is still stuck in 1974 somewhere.

18:57

Malek86 says:

Unknown soccer game? Actua Soccer 4 incoming?

18:57

We were hoping for a Libero Grande revival here.

18:58

I do sort of miss our jaunts to Cologne - it's a beautiful city, and while the show itself can get a bit *busy* it's always had a character of its own that helps distinguish it from E3.

18:58

Plus I bloody love sausages.

18:59

A quick drinks check all round - I'm on water until it gets to a more reasonable hour when I *might* have a bottle of Ghost Ship (they were three for a fiver in the local shop!)

18:59

One last trailer before the big show - and it's a new thing from Galleon creator Toby Gard.

19:00

Kami says:

I have actual real freshly-ground COFFEE tonight!

Coffee after 4pm is bold! Unless it's decaf, of course.

19:01

And here we go - Opening Night Live is.... LIVE!

19:01

Geoff looks a lot narrower than before.

19:01

Could be my screen. Or that sharp jacket.

19:01

He looks genuinely happy to be there though. Bless you Geoff.

19:03

(If you've never read Geoff's early gamz jurnlism - the Final Hours series, on the likes of Half-Life and Metal Gear Solid - they're really worth rooting out. He gets a bit of a bad rep, and these shows can be a bit awkward, but he's coming from a genuine place).

19:03

And this'll be Saints Row.

19:04

I'm embargoed on talking about this until 9pm. Because I guess they didn't know it was at the start of the show?

19:04

So yeah no idea what this is. True Crime Resurrected?

19:06

Oh look at that it's Saints Row.

19:07

Kami says:

I'm guessing there'll be no alien invasions or jaunts to hell this time.

19:07

I couldn't possibly say...

19:08

bcdcdude says:

C'MON SHENMUE IV(Sorry, I will post this at every games show until it exists)

19:08

Right here with you pal. Right here with you.

19:09

To the gameplay itself, which is slightly less subdued than the trailer.

19:09

If I did see it recently, I might have seen a tiny bit more - but really not that much. Anyway, more at 9pm.

19:09

And now, to Marvel.

19:09

Kami says:

Avengers. *laud audible groan*

19:09

Wait for it....

19:10

Because this might not be Avengers.

19:10

It might be something a bit more exciting (yeah sorry this is something else we might have seen earlier!)

19:11

That looks an awful lot like more of Marvel than you see in Avongers.

19:11

So this is Midnight Suns - and it's the new game from the XCOM team at Firaxis.

19:12

I'm not a Marvel fan, but I am a fan of that team - so consider me interested.

19:12

(Also I am, of course, a fan of Jake Solomon - *swoooooooooon*)

19:13

This is a tactics RPG - so a slight deviation from XCOM, though I'm not sure how much of a deviation.

19:13

We're not going to get to see the game proper until September 1st. And it's out next March.

19:13

Consider me very much interested.

19:13

And now it's Call of Duty Vanguard!

19:14

A look at the campaign, I believe.

19:17

Apologies for the silence. It's partly because this is all hollow guff, but also because it's hard to muster any enthusiasm for Activision Blizzard products at present.

19:18

Anyway, excuse the grinding gear change but here's some footage of a fairly generic looking first person shooter campaign.

19:19

A neck has been stabbed.

19:20

Kami says:

So anyway, how's everyone's day been?

I'm going to be one of those awful people, but I've been playing something I can't talk about just yet (but I can tomorrow at 3pm) and it's just brilliant. The kind of game that doesn't come around that often, and that seems pretty special so far.

19:20

Also I had cheese and oatcakes for lunch.

19:20

So it's been win-win really.

19:21

Maybe it's because my own lack of enthusiasm for the series at the moment, but this looks very 2008 in terms of the action.

19:23

troymb says:

Martin Robinson multi or exclusive?

If I said that'd give the game away! Anyway, sorry for being a tease - just be reassured that not all games coming later this year will be as dull as this Call of Duty looks.

19:24

Malek86 says:

I'm afraid 2008 just doesn't cut it. I wish it looked more like 1998.

I've been playing that lovely surprise Quake remaster this week and saying late 90s FPS is one of the best compliments you can give.

19:24

God it's still going on?

19:24

And yet still Call of Duty will outsell Battlefield this year. Poor DICE.

19:26

Kami says:

Is it just me or did they skip Quake 4 with those re-releases?

I've always seen Quake 4 as sort of non-canon as it's by Raven Software. That's not to say it's not good though! I mean, it's not great either.

19:26

Malek86 says:

@Kami might be some Activision rights to sort out for that one.

19:26

Oh and also that makes a lot of sense.

19:26

Criminally this is the first time I've ever played Quake. It's good isn't it?

19:27

A friend said it's sort of like Mario 64, the game that invented 3D platforming while also perfecting so much of it. Quake just came along and perfected the FPS at the first ever crack.

19:27

Anyway the Call of Duty bit is over now, thankfully.

19:27

HERE'S HALO INFINITE!

19:28

Oooh that's given me the jolt I needed - I'm so looking forward to this.

19:28

Miyamotosan says:

I've been dipping in and out (mostly out), what's the biggest thing they've had so far?

Saints Row, I'd say.

19:28

Ah, this is a CG trailer and so my heart sinks once more.

19:29

A CG trailer for multiplayer?

19:29

Baritone says:

Martin, are you a Spartan?

we r all spartn now

19:30

Ah, remember that Halo 3 trailer? That was a banger.

19:30

This one isn't.

19:30

Still, looking forward to the game.

19:31

So it's a tie-in with the first free-to-play season of Halo Infinite - I guess they're doing that whole Fortnite worldbuilding thing, which is fair enough.

19:31

And there is the release date, which of course leaked earlier - it's December 8th.

19:32

A little surprise to coincide with the 20th anniversary of both Halo and Xbox - it's a Halo Elite controller!

19:32

Good god that thing is ugly.

19:34

Having spoken about the 'Finish the Fight' trailer (thanks for reminding me what it's called Eratosthenes) I get some similar vibes from this ad.

19:34

But this time it's an ad for a really ugly special edition Xbox Series X.

19:35

Still looking forward to Halo Infinite, though. Despite Microsoft's best efforts to drag them down with fairly underwhelming showings like that.

19:36

Here is something quirky and cute being published by Devolver - ....

19:36

Er I wasn't paying attention when they put the name up.

19:36

I'm such a pro.

19:37

The 2D/3D artstyle looks lovely - it reminds me of Dakko Dakko's PSVR game Pop-Up Pilgrims.

19:37

And that was Cult of the Lamb.

19:38

An over-the-top isometric action game that looks like John Wicks by way of Crusader No Remorse.

19:39

That is how I'd describe Midnight Fight Express. I would like to play that!

19:39

Dotemu's Turtles game!

19:39

I don't think I'm American enough to understand the Turtles.

19:40

When the Turtles movie came out, there was a rumour going around my school that there was an X rated version that someone had on video where the Turtles cut peoples heads off and did swears and everything.

19:40

Actually sounded alright.

19:41

Anyway, that did look like a fine arcade action game.

19:41

Here's a quick interlude which hands the mic over to the people at Gamescom.

19:43

It's Monkey Ball time!

19:44

I hate to say, though, Monkey Ball just isn't Monkey Ball without the GameCube's octopad. Luckily you can still use those on the Switch.

19:44

weebleman says:

Gonna drop my traditional ‘how longs this on for?’ question during this section.

Two hours! So it wraps at 9pm BST.

19:45

MONKEY TARGET EVERYONE! And it looks just as I remembered and loved it.

19:45

Monkey Fight can do one tho.

19:46

And the special guest is Morgana from Persona.

19:46

I still keep forgetting that Atlus and Sega are a thing.

19:46

Malek86 says:

@Martin the arcade banana joystick was the real thing, accept no substitute

Haha, that is a very fair point.

19:47

The very popular Splitgate gets a moment now.

19:47

See, this has 1998 FPS vibes, and is all the better for it.

19:48

And an update on Riders Republic. I've played this!

19:48

I really liked it too!

19:48

(You can ignore all this zany annoying stuff and just dick around on mountains and across parks on a bike, and that bit is just brilliant).

19:50

The beta's just opened up. I'd recommend having a quick look!

19:50

Oh they're doing awards!

19:51

I was a judge for the Gamescom awards a couple of times.

19:52

It mostly meant having access to this incredibly detailed spreadsheet, getting access to a special room at the Koelnmesse which had some really nice biscuits in it and getting to jump and queue for console stations.

19:52

Kami says:

And suddenly awards? Wow, we've been here so long it's December already!

19:52

We're only 50 minutes in somehow - it really feels like it might be December already.

19:52

Miyamotosan says:

"I was a judge for the Gamescom awards a couple of times."[That picture of Harry Maguire leaning on the railings talking to those girls]

Hahaha

19:53

An advert for Game Pass which has me thinking 'cor Game Pass is so good' and also 'oh my god my backlog is going to become unbearable soon'

19:54

There really are a lot of good video games out there.

19:54

Like this one that lets you be a dragon!

19:54

Dragons are great.

19:54

Here's that football game Geoff teased, then.

19:55

UFL?

19:55

It's a free-to-play thing from devs I don't think I've heard of before.

19:56

And we're not getting much by way of details - they say it's a 'football simulation', so I guess it will be aiming to go toe-to-toe with FIFA and whatever Konami's calling that fetid corpse of a series they've been dragging around these past few years.

19:57

The Lego Skywalker Saga game now, looking like a very pretty Lego Star Wars game.

19:57

I'll be there for the prequel stuff.

19:58

Seriously, after Episode 9 all was forgiven for the prequels.

19:58

Anyway, after quite the hiatus for Lego games the next one is due up next Spring.

19:59

Miyamotosan says:

I watched The Last Jedi last night. It's actually worse than you remember.

I think in truth they're all a bit shit.

20:00

Apart from The Phantom Menace, obv.

20:00

A new Outlast game being trailered for you all, that's what's happening right now.

20:01

EMLvHeerebeek says:

all the best parts of phantom menace involve jarjar getting injured

20:01

See? It's a great film.

20:02

A south Korean Pokemon-a-like now called Dokev.

20:02

I think I missed an accent in that title somewhere but I'm really bad at that stuff so sorry!

20:03

This is quite pointed timing given the reaction to Pokemon's most recent trailers and gameplay demos.

20:04

But, well - it does look kind of great and you do wonder what a real Pokemon game would be like with these kind of assets.

20:04

(Then you remember that the real appeal of Pokemon is nowt to do with its visuals and more about the depth and character elsewhere which isn't so easily replicated).

20:04

Also this framerate lol.

20:05

How long has this trailer been going on for though?

20:05

There was even time for a dubstep interlude.

20:06

Jurassic World Evolution 2 is getting its gameplay reveal - and I'm off to the fridge for a beer.

20:06

(no offence Jurassic World Evolution 2 - you look great but I'm really thirsty and it's just gone 8pm)

20:09

What did I misssssss?

20:10

kingmob says:

I've been playing video games since the ZX Spectrum and I've never known things to look so dire. Literally nothing of interest.

I've never known such an abundance of riches! The only real problem is having enough time to play everything that's interesting.

20:10

Also I don't play Ubisoft games like this which might help.

20:10

(sorry Far Cry just isn't my thing! This looks just fine if it is, though)

20:11

This Ghost Ship beer is really nice!

20:11

Three for a fiver, too. What a steal.

20:11

Here's the Vampire The Masquerade battle royale Blood Hunt.

20:12

(I think this is the battle royale? God I'm terrible at this)

20:14

Here's a new park building game callled - Park Beyond?

20:15

There was a very well modelled croissant I spotted just then.

20:15

If this is gameplay - or at least in-engine - then that's very impressive indeed.

20:16

It's by Limbic Entertainment, who previously made Tropico 6.

20:16

And what I will say for it is that's one of the most Gamescom reveals ever.

20:16

Jett: Far Shore now! It's from Superbrothers, it's quite likely to therefore be brilliant.

20:18

weebleman says:

Just seen that horizon zero dawn has got a 60fps patch.

20:18

Spoilers!

20:19

Oh this is an update about Horizon: Forbidden West - which we understand is now coming out next year.

20:19

But yes it also looks like Horizon Zero Dawn just got a 60fps patch.

20:20

18th February 2022 release date - for both the PS4 and PS5 versions.

20:20

Confirmation there for the 60fps patch. Lovely stuff.

20:20

Lexkalin says:

Couldn’t play first horizon at all. Too repetitive and generic.

Shhhhh don't say that around these parts.

20:22

An extended trailer for Amazon's New World now.

20:24

I might have dozed off for a second.

20:24

Kami says:

I really wouldn't mind a new MMORPG to get stuck into but New World just isn't striking a chord with me for some reason.

I don't know what to look for in an MMORPG, but Bertie does and seems if not massively excited then definitely interested.

20:25

Here's a new Marvel F2P game for mobile. Do you mind if I have another quick doze?

20:26

Alkaline says:

Wake up Martin, you’re missing a zoom call from two middle aged men.

*sits bolt upright*

20:27

I do this when I play guitar in my shed too.

20:27

I can't kick that high tho.

20:27

weebleman says:

We’re getting 30 mins of death stranding to close the show aren’t we

I'd bet on it.

20:30

Here's another annoucement of a mobile game - this time a Tales of entry.

20:30

Tales of Luminaria, fwiw.

20:31

Tales of Arise does look great, mind.

20:32

An award! Mario + Rabbids is the best Switch game of 2021!

20:33

Kami says:

Wait... isn't it coming out in 2022?!

It is! I did a typo!

20:33

Which I now can't fix because the limitations of our CMS so I'll have to leave that mistake there for posterity.

20:35

Kami says:

... holy shit, this Lychee stuff must be opening my third eye or something...

Gissa shot of it plz.

20:36

A series of ads - yes I'm aware this whole thing is a series of ads but these are literally just ads - helps bring us through to the last half hour.

20:36

Deadmaus is announcing his own presence in the metaverse now and fuck me I'm old.

20:37

Literally no idea what's going on anymore.

20:37

And I think I just pissed myself.

20:38

You don't need a virtual concert. Just tape that shit and play it from the deck of a Citroen Saxo while you sit in the back a bit worse for wear and get driven around. That's when music is heard at its best.

20:38

But yeah I have no idea what all that was just about.

20:41

Kami says:

I'll be honest, I'm starting to feel a bit lost at the tail end of this show.

Same here!

20:42

There's been some lovely stuff, but not enough to keep the momentum going for two whole hours.

20:43

Age of Empires 4, anyway, which is something. Valheim now - I'm thinking that Death Stranding extended ending is actually going to happen.

20:43

So get ready to collect your winnings if you took that particular bet.

20:44

weebleman says:

Either that Martin or bluebox games announce silent hill….

!

20:44

Kami says:

Waiting for the day Keighley rips off his shirt and throws himself at a completely befuddled Kojima.

To be honest that's the main reason I keep showing up for these. I think that's the same for a lot of us.

20:45

Kami says:

Brevity is the soul of wit, I think the saying goes. So many of these shows could lose at least 30 minutes or so.

'Game shows are the most witless things in the world' goes the other adage.

20:47

God maybe video games are terrible after all.

20:47

Here's a World of Tanks music video.

20:48

They are a bit shit aren't they?

20:48

Honestly what is going on.

20:49

Aloy is on her way to Genshin Impact - I think we knew this already, but here she is in action.

20:49

This is a very weak show.

20:49

Like I'm thinking I need a new hobby.

20:50

....

20:51

Right, something interesting! Sifu, the new game from the Absolver lot, that looks like a right good time.

20:52

A release date too - it's coming 22nd February 2022.

20:52

Next February is going to be busy.

20:53

They're going to plant some trees which is nice.

20:54

With five minutes to go, here's what we feared.

20:54

weebleman says:

Called it

Damn you!

20:56

u can rkt jmp nw

20:56

I actually love Death Stranding!

20:57

But also I don't need five minutes to go through all these updates.

20:58

Anyone got any nice plans for the long weekend?

20:58

I mean probably not given *everything*, but still.

20:58

lintonfen says:

So Death Stranding is just Euro Truck Sim 2 but without the fun? Yaaayyyyy

Very much this.

20:59

Kami says:

I'm probably going to just sleep for most of the weekend.

That sounds ideal!

21:00

And that's 9pm.

21:00

Not that I'm getting paid by the hour, but - shouldn't this be done now?

21:01

Apologies if your Wednesday evening has been ruined by this. I tried to help!

21:01

weebleman says:

Is it me or is this just metal gear stranding now

I think that's the intention!

21:02

It seems a bit odd given the heavily rumoured Bluepoint remake of it, but there we are.

21:03

I think that's it? I hope that's it.

21:04

And that really is it. Ah, that familiar tinge of disappointment, and of having an evening robbed so that we might sit here and watch some overblown, overlong trailers.

21:04

But it is over! Go! Be free!

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    weebleman 5 months ago
    Est go pay my kids some attention. I put them in the bath around 7…
    kingmob 5 months ago
    Summary from the child "so still no Silksong then?"
    Kami 5 months ago
    FLY MY PRETTIES! BE FREE!
    feralningen 5 months ago
    [sigh]...
    Centrale1 5 months ago
    Out Run 3 was my favorite reveal
    weebleman 5 months ago
    God bless you Geoff, you really do try.
    kosmic2561 5 months ago
    I think this is the sorry state video games and it shows have gotten to when so much time and effort is put into revealing little bits of content and DLC for the majority of 2 very long hours…
    Kami 5 months ago
    "see you in December" oh shit yeah that's still to come.
    Kami 5 months ago
    IT'S OVER!
    Hirouakan 5 months ago
    Post deleted
    Kami 5 months ago
    You have the patience of a goddamn saint.
    lintonfen 5 months ago
    We clearly have very different understandings of the phrase “action packed”.
    Kami 5 months ago
    To be fair Martin, I'd be asking for double pay having to watch this stuff.
    weebleman 5 months ago
    Is it me or is this just metal gear stranding now
    Kami 5 months ago
    9pm and we're hitting overtime. For Death Stranding. Jeez...
    feralningen 5 months ago
    I thought that direct combat was punished in the original game and that's what he sold it on with Lindsey Wagner along with the crying.
    lintonfen 5 months ago
    “Practise how to you your weapon in the basement”“Sticky Gun”fnarr
    Kami 5 months ago
    I'm probably going to just sleep for most of the weekend.
    lintonfen 5 months ago
    So Death Stranding is just Euro Truck Sim 2 but without the fun? Yaaayyyyy
    Kami 5 months ago
    I didn't hate Death Stranding but like so many titles the last year or so... I just don't fancy going back.
    feralningen 5 months ago
    This is probably all stuff that would have been better used in a sequel.
    Centrale1 5 months ago
    Kojima didn't have enough creative control the first time around, so here comes the director's cut...
    Malek86 5 months ago
    Updated with various updates
    lintonfen 5 months ago
    I used to love Weebles.
    Tankleberry 5 months ago
    I feel Death Stranding is far too niche to be closing a show...
    weebleman 5 months ago
    I’m not proud
    Kami 5 months ago
    And here we are, we're ending on more Death Stranding. Geoff is trying so hard to make this a thing, isn't he?
    EMLvHeerebeek 5 months ago
    well thats it for me (and almost everyone else, because noone f**king cares)
    feralningen 5 months ago
    Geoff wishes he could plant a kiss 😆
    weebleman 5 months ago
    Called it
    Bennyjj81 5 months ago
    Gamescom Forest day one for me.
    Funkadory1984 5 months ago
    2 hours of my life I'm never getting back. What a waste of time...
    weebleman 5 months ago
    Nataha’s mouth. The fuck is atlas
    Kami 5 months ago
    This is a really lovely idea and all but was this REALLY the best time to drop this info?
    weebleman 5 months ago
    Atlas has mouth looks like cgi
    feralningen 5 months ago
    @Malek86Lucky you, I'm waiting out for a physical PS4/PS5 release...😥
    Alkaline 5 months ago
    Geoff clearly prematurely shot his load earlier in the summer and now he’s struggling to get (me) hard again. Even with that outfit.
    lintonfen 5 months ago
    Oh lordy, she’s back.
    KevLFC 5 months ago
    This is the last one of these I'll ever watch. Why is it 2 hours long? Are they being payed to show games?
    weebleman 5 months ago
    Sifu looks absolutely banging
    EMLvHeerebeek 5 months ago
    oh look its the same preview weve seen 4 times before
    Malek86 5 months ago
    Turning on the Series S so I can start Psychonauts 2 as soon as this crap ends
    Centrale1 5 months ago
    Does he keep changing jackets to color-coordinate with each game?
    weebleman 5 months ago
    Sweet fucking Jesus Geoff. 15 seconds of an orchestra is filler in its rawest form
    Kami 5 months ago
    *hugs Martin*
    EMLvHeerebeek 5 months ago
    still not on steam or switch, therefor i still do not give a damn
    Kami 5 months ago
    I was going to go back to College and do some chef courses but turns out the local taxi firms won't take wheelchairs because "Covid Rules".
    lintonfen 5 months ago
    tf is a genshin impact?
    Kami 5 months ago
    On the upside, My Time At Portia's console update should be coming in the next week or two!
    Alkaline 5 months ago
    @Malek86 absolutely not. In fact, that just made things worse.
    Malek86 5 months ago
    Can't tell if real
    weebleman 5 months ago
    TANKS! ANGER! VIOLINS! SHOUTY MAN!
    kingmob 5 months ago
    What. The. Actual?
    lintonfen 5 months ago
    Why. Why is this happening?
    Kami 5 months ago
    If that isn't a Bob Monkhouse quote I'll be so sad, it sounds like something he'd have said.
    Malek86 5 months ago
    @Alkaline you just got roughly one second and half of trailer, is that enough?
    mecha-blargh 5 months ago
    @kami or we could use the ultimate form of brevity and stop these shows in the first place. The only thing they serve is the ego of the presenter
    Alkaline 5 months ago
    I came for more Elden Ring gameplay and I’m not going anywhere until I get it. Do you hear me Keighley?
    feralningen 5 months ago
    More bloody dragons and swords
    Kami 5 months ago
    Waiting for the day Keighley rips off his shirt and throws himself at a completely befuddled Kojima.
    weebleman 5 months ago
    Either that Martin or bluebox games announce silent hill….
    Kami 5 months ago
    Brevity is the soul of wit, I think the saying goes. So many of these shows could lose at least 30 minutes or so.
    Kami 5 months ago
    I'll be honest, I'm starting to feel a bit lost at the tail end of this show.
    kingmob 5 months ago
    Ooh, turns out there's more flogging to be done of the dead horse. I know I'm an old fart but the nicest thing my 11 Yr old has had to say about this "showcase" is "the lamb game looks decent"
    seanlowther 5 months ago
    If you like counting spaghetti then why spend money on a PC game? You’re already happy
    Kami 5 months ago
    It's some import Japanese stuff from the Asian Supermarket. Really nice.
    lintonfen 5 months ago
    Core? User created content? The metaverse? I can see him standing there saying words, but all I want to do is die.
    Alkaline 5 months ago
    “That is the correct way to pronounce it, tell your friends”Fuck off.
    seanlowther 5 months ago
    Never forget that Cyberpunk win the Gamescom awards last year
    EMLvHeerebeek 5 months ago
    *pokes it*
    Kami 5 months ago
    ... holy shit, this Lychee stuff must be opening my third eye or something...
    Kami 5 months ago
    What are we if not defined by our mistakes and how to move on from them?
    Kami 5 months ago
    If only Antoine de Gaul would show up to drop a double entrendre or seven...
    kingmob 5 months ago
    And now the award for best sexual harassment within a single publisher
    Kami 5 months ago
    Wait... isn't it coming out in 2022?!
    EMLvHeerebeek 5 months ago
    whoever is responsible for these "awards" needs to be shoved into a cannon, fired across the border, and into a brick wall
    lintonfen 5 months ago
    Getting mad EuroTrash vibes off this segment.
    Kami 5 months ago
    So they gave us more footage of the mobile game still WIP than the console game coming soon? Jeez...
    troymb 5 months ago
    more stupid awards
    Kami 5 months ago
    I'm so getting downvoted for that joke...
    EMLvHeerebeek 5 months ago
    oh look a gacha game yay.. /sarcasm
    Alkaline 5 months ago
    My wife just came downstairs and I had to switch tabs on chrome, I’d rather be caught in pornhub.
    Kami 5 months ago
    @lintonfen - Not a fan of the Biden remake of Vietnam though. Didn't think that was necessary.
    kingmob 5 months ago
    Not going to play Tales of Arise purely down to this nonsense
    feralningen 5 months ago
    Get the Twosetviolin guys to assess that for miming. 😆
    EMLvHeerebeek 5 months ago
    tales of berseria still my favourite tales game
    Kami 5 months ago
    All of it focused on Geoff Keighley's cameo.
    EMLvHeerebeek 5 months ago
    sure you can.. just not voluntarily *breaks out the rack*
    kingmob 5 months ago
    Rofl, anime violin extravaganza
    Kami 5 months ago
    And here's Lindsey Sterling.
    lintonfen 5 months ago
    @Kami The Iraq war was Tony Blair trying to get a Midwinter remake made, change my mind.
    troymb 5 months ago
    wtf??
    weebleman 5 months ago
    We’re getting 30 mins of death stranding to close the show aren’t we
    Alkaline 5 months ago
    Jesus…
    Kami 5 months ago
    finally, Tales of Arise!
    Alkaline 5 months ago
    Wake up Martin, you’re missing a zoom call from two middle aged men.
    Gorith 5 months ago
    @Lexkalin i get you all u did was sonic arrow all the weapons/armour off then the dinos just charged at you it was a very generic open world game with bandit camps imo
    Kami 5 months ago
    @lintonfen - if I murdered a person for every remake I wanted, I'd probably be on trial at The Hague by now :p
    Kami 5 months ago
    I really wouldn't mind a new MMORPG to get stuck into but New World just isn't striking a chord with me for some reason.
    lintonfen 5 months ago
    I would literally murder someone for a Jade Empire remake.
    Kami 5 months ago
    @mecha-blargh - Basically, if it's been said by Pachter, it's probably not gonna happen lol.
    mecha-blargh 5 months ago
    @kami We were told PS4 and Xbox One would be the last consoles so yeah.... pinch of salt and all that
    EMLvHeerebeek 5 months ago
    single player for life.. because it means i dont have to deal with other people who will always end up ruining my time some way or another
    Lexkalin 5 months ago
    Couldn’t play first horizon at all. Too repetitive and generic.
    Kami 5 months ago
    THAT BEING SAID... we were assured so many times the last decade that by 2021, there'd be no single-player games ever again... so maybe there's still hope.
    Alkaline 5 months ago
    Editor: are you sure?Yes, use the part where the npc is walking against an object for the trailer
    Kami 5 months ago
    @kingmob - Cynical people like us don't throw tons of money at Games-As-Service titles, so yeah, we're being phased out.
    feralningen 5 months ago
    @kingmobMe too, we're not the preferred demographic anymore, I feel like I've been slowly pushed out of gaming for a few years now.
    weebleman 5 months ago
    Just seen that horizon zero dawn has got a 60fps patch.
    weebleman 5 months ago
    Christ alive this has been a bit dull
    Kami 5 months ago
    @seanlowther - I'm coining it The Tom Clancy Effect, where games end up having bugger all relation to the original work.
    seanlowther 5 months ago
    A series where vampires have to be careful to not be discovered by humans now has an entry where you run around blazing machine guns.
    EMLvHeerebeek 5 months ago
    wow.. that looked so cheap i doubt the discount bin will want
    Alkaline 5 months ago
    Elden Ring to save the day? Please….
    Kami 5 months ago
    Also BRING BACK LEGACY OF KAIN ALREADY!
    kingmob 5 months ago
    Another DOA Battle Royale.
    Kami 5 months ago
    Now I have some soda from the Asian Supermarket. Sparkling Lychee!
    Lexkalin 5 months ago
    What a lame setup for far cry 6
    Gedeye 5 months ago
    Football is life!
    troymb 5 months ago
    nothing
    kingmob 5 months ago
    I've been playing video games since the ZX Spectrum and I've never known things to look so dire. Literally nothing of interest.
    troymb 5 months ago
    its 3am here in perth
    Kami 5 months ago
    To be fair, Legends: Arceus does look pretty good, it'll be even better when we get a look at the Switch 2.0
    Kami 5 months ago
    @MrFlay; they should just port Blue Storm, trust me, it holds up SO WELL today.
    EMLvHeerebeek 5 months ago
    excessive particle effects covering up the cheap models and textures
    Kami 5 months ago
    There's a bit of JSR in there and I'm down with that but the rest of it... I don't get it.
    MrFlay 5 months ago
    I would love a new Wave Race game. Even a remaster.
    Malek86 5 months ago
    It doesn't bode well when even your trailer has performance issues
    Kami 5 months ago
    I'm sure someone somewhere is going to love this game...
    EMLvHeerebeek 5 months ago
    same publisher as black desert.. guess we know where all the art money goes.. because it aint here
    EMLvHeerebeek 5 months ago
    all the best parts of phantom menace involve jarjar getting injured
    Kami 5 months ago
    I tried to like Star Wars, truly I've tried... but it hasn't worked. I'm so sorry.
    Malek86 5 months ago
    Btw, chances that tonight we'll see what Monolith productions has been working on? Nil, I guess, but a man can dream.
    Kami 5 months ago
    ... so this is just multiplayer The Surge 2 then?
    Miyamotosan 5 months ago
    I watched The Last Jedi last night. It's actually worse than you remember.
    feralningen 5 months ago
    Spring 2022....ugh...
    EMLvHeerebeek 5 months ago
    this is the best star wars game in decades.. because ti doesnt take itself so seriously its got its head up its own arse
    Malek86 5 months ago
    Though I'm not sure that turning them into Uncharted is the answer
    Malek86 5 months ago
    I can't believe we have had no Lego licensed game for two years. It's insane. They used to come out like every six months.
    Kami 5 months ago
    Okay, big question; can we brutally murder Jar Jar in a variety of evil ways? If yes, I'm in, I'm SO in...
    Kami 5 months ago
    But look on the bright side - can't be any worse than Agony, right?
    Kami 5 months ago
    I've always hoped Scorn would pull through in the end, but it has been so... so long now since that last demo.
    Mattthegoonie 5 months ago
    Not sure why they hand out awards based on games that have not been released yet?! And two of those Xbox games are multi-platform haha.
    Malek86 5 months ago
    @Kami Scorn has been delayed quite a bit, hope it was worth it because the early trailers looked a bit dull
    Kami 5 months ago
    2021 is the half-arsed copy-paste Hollywood sequel to 2020.
    Kami 5 months ago
    SCORN! Yes! I'll have that. Now please if not sooner!
    EMLvHeerebeek 5 months ago
    given how f**ked up this year has been sofar.. yeah weve had enough s**t for it to be december
    Miyamotosan 5 months ago
    "I was a judge for the Gamescom awards a couple of times."[That picture of Harry Maguire leaning on the railings talking to those girls]
    Kami 5 months ago
    And suddenly awards? Wow, we've been here so long it's December already!
    Malek86 5 months ago
    Oh, so I guess that means the NDA is done and dusted? Well, I can finally say that the 64 players event was pretty fun.
    feralningen 5 months ago
    Can't say anything interests me in the slightest so far. I'm looking forward to hopefully getting a date for Lego Star Wars. But I'd like at least one other good surprise to justify the data I've wasted up to this point
    Kami 5 months ago
    We've been starved of GLADoS' soothing melodic tones for too long!
    Kami 5 months ago
    Splitgate looks interesting but all it makes me yearn for is Portal 3.
    EMLvHeerebeek 5 months ago
    yet they still wont release it on switch .. or pc...
    Kami 5 months ago
    And Persona 5's new mission to BE IN EVERY GAME IN THE KNOWN WORLD!
    Malek86 5 months ago
    @Martin the arcade banana joystick was the real thing, accept no substitute
    Malek86 5 months ago
    I like that Monkey Ball has finally become big enough to have its own character announcement trailers like Smash
    Kami 5 months ago
    So who they cramming into the ball this week?
    weebleman 5 months ago
    Gonna drop my traditional ‘how longs this on for?’ question during this section.
    Kami 5 months ago
    No idea why I remembered TMNT: Tournament Fighters there. Probably because April had a weird costume in it.
    Malek86 5 months ago
    They should let us play as Splinter
    Kami 5 months ago
    Tournament Fighters I think it was?
    Kami 5 months ago
    Now here's a question; will they ever revive that cool Turtles fighting game from back on the SNES?!
    G189 5 months ago
    Are they happy together?
    Kami 5 months ago
    Turtle Power!
    Kami 5 months ago
    Zelda vibes. WAAAANT IT!
    dfunked09 5 months ago
    @Malek86 - I quite like it (OG Elite controller). Definitely nicer to use than the standard cross.It's also weirdly satisfying to pop out of place and let the magnet snap it back in.
    Kami 5 months ago
    This looks... bonkers enough to be fun.
    troymb 5 months ago
    damn me wants it
    Kami 5 months ago
    Still just a box with an X on it.
    Malek86 5 months ago
    I've always wondered, is that weird d-pad thing on the Elite controller actually comfortable?
    Baritone 5 months ago
    D-pad looks like it's been censored
    Miyamotosan 5 months ago
    Halo and Forza getting the controller treatment.
    Kami 5 months ago
    It's gonna be really expensive, isn't it?
    Kami 5 months ago
    It's a Master Chief Elite Controller.
    kingmob 5 months ago
    Nice to see the guy who sells dodgy dvds down the pub
    EMLvHeerebeek 5 months ago
    *kicks bad guy into a pit*
    troymb 5 months ago
    They aren't real spartans FAKE!!!
    Malek86 5 months ago
    Anyway, this was probably even more of a non sequitur than the average logo-only videogame announcement trailer
    Eratosthenes 5 months ago
    'Finish the fight' (2007)
    Malek86 5 months ago
    Someone needs to explain the Halo lore to me, but I thought the Covenant just went around glassing every human planet into oblivion, not occupying cities?
    Baritone 5 months ago
    Martin, are you a Spartan?
    Numberwang 5 months ago
    Oh ffs MORE multiplayer? Where is the campaign???
    EMLvHeerebeek 5 months ago
    oh more fps... well back to playing with the cat
    Miyamotosan 5 months ago
    I've been dipping in and out (mostly out), what's the biggest thing they've had so far?
    Kami 5 months ago
    I used to play Quake 2 online back in the day. On MPlayer.
    EMLvHeerebeek 5 months ago
    if i want to sneak around stabbing people ill play assassins creed 2 tyvm
    Kami 5 months ago
    You know what this trailer makes me want? A new Dishonored.
    Gorith 5 months ago
    "its all about the big battles" proceeds to show 20minutes of a character slowly sneaking about stabbing people :/
    Kami 5 months ago
    Oooh, right. I forgot ol' Bobby's guys had their hands in Quake 4.
    Malek86 5 months ago
    @Kami might be some Activision rights to sort out for that one.
    Baritone 5 months ago
    They changed the lighting!
    Kami 5 months ago
    I mean, Quake 4 wasn't THAT bad... I think.
    troymb 5 months ago
    I've boycotted Activision
    Kami 5 months ago
    Is it just me or did they skip Quake 4 with those re-releases?
    Malek86 5 months ago
    I'm afraid 2008 just doesn't cut it. I wish it looked more like 1998.
    Kami 5 months ago
    And not in the fun kind of stylistic sense either.
    Kami 5 months ago
    It looks so SLOW.
    troymb 5 months ago
    Martin Robinson multi or exclusive?
    Kami 5 months ago
    Sounds interesting Martin. More interesting than this gameplay footage, that's for sure!
    Jchild 5 months ago
    I've never been more bored by a trailer 😴
    troymb 5 months ago
    stuck at work
    Kami 5 months ago
    So anyway, how's everyone's day been?
    Jchild 5 months ago
    Marvel Xcom got me all sorts of excited!
    EMLvHeerebeek 5 months ago
    its a generic FPS.. nothing new to see here. move along
    Malek86 5 months ago
    Remember Freedom Force? Basically that, except with actual licensed characters.
    Kami 5 months ago
    Very nice, and now Call of Duty comes to spoil everything. *whispers* -everything-
    troymb 5 months ago
    move along nothing to see here
    Kami 5 months ago
    Custom superhero, just bring back City of Heroes already damnit!
    EMLvHeerebeek 5 months ago
    lilith.. oh look a diablo 4 crossover >.>
    EMLvHeerebeek 5 months ago
    also good ol wolverine
    Malek86 5 months ago
    Avengers by any other name would have just as much Iron Man
    Kami 5 months ago
    Anything with Blade in it gets a +1 from me.
    Kami 5 months ago
    Oooh. Dark and edgy.
    Miyamotosan 5 months ago
    What could possibly be more exciting than Square Enix's Avengers?
    Malek86 5 months ago
    Still waiting for that JSRF backward compatibility btw
    Miyamotosan 5 months ago
    Avongers
    Kami 5 months ago
    *loud
    Kami 5 months ago
    Avengers. *laud audible groan*
    Kami 5 months ago
    @bcdcdude - I've been doing that for years with Vagrant Story and Eternal Darkness. It doesn't work. Trust me...
    Numberwang 5 months ago
    I hate being that person, but I can't stop staring at Geoff's outfit... The shiny high tops and skin tight jeans are ... Quite something
    Miyamotosan 5 months ago
    Martin knows all the secrets...
    Miyamotosan 5 months ago
    @KevLFC which songs?
    bcdcdude 5 months ago
    C'MON SHENMUE IV(Sorry, I will post this at every games show until it exists)
    Kami 5 months ago
    I'm guessing there'll be no alien invasions or jaunts to hell this time.
    kingmob 5 months ago
    This is Saints Row?!? Looks genreic as f***
    KevLFC 5 months ago
    The best thing about the Saints Row trailer is Prodigy/Public Enemy mashup. Love that track.
    Kami 5 months ago
    Good to see this back!
    Kami 5 months ago
    Nope, but I also have sleeping tablets if things get challenging.
    Malek86 5 months ago
    Why is this guy presenting Gamescom anyway? I thought he was stuck in VGA land.
    Kami 5 months ago
    I have actual real freshly-ground COFFEE tonight!
    Kami 5 months ago
    Hey, I'm a fan and glad she's getting more time to shine. That being said, I was also a big fan of Vanessa Mae back in the day so...
    Kami 5 months ago
    I have two of her albums Martin.
    Malek86 5 months ago
    Unknown soccer game? Actua Soccer 4 incoming?
    Kami 5 months ago
    Wasn't there talk of Resident Evil: Outrage or something?
    EMLvHeerebeek 5 months ago
    pfft, i wouldnt classify as cool if you tossed me in the arctic ocean and let me sit there for a month
    Miyamotosan 5 months ago
    Always seems like a different set of regs that turn up for these things to those who post on the articles...
    EMLvHeerebeek 5 months ago
    very popular and making jokes generally means bad jokes that are trying too hard
    Malek86 5 months ago
    I feel like it would be more fun to have the comments feed on the side of the video, I cant fit both on my screen. Guess it's time to open two tabs side to side
    EMLvHeerebeek 5 months ago
    just have to force a refresh because it wasnt auto updating
    Kami 5 months ago
    Site feels a little slow tonight.
    EMLvHeerebeek 5 months ago
    knowing most pre-shows.. trying to get the perfeclty preserved cake in fallout 4 is likely more interesting...
    mkreku 5 months ago
    Come on, Elex 2! Elex fans unite, all dozens of us!
    Alkaline 5 months ago
    Bloodborne 2. Bloodborne 2. BLOODBORNE 2.Yes. I’m living in a fantasy world.I’ll settle for more Elden Ring.
    Kami 5 months ago
    Oh heck, it's time for another stream.
    _Alan_Cartridge_ 5 months ago
    if this is like last year it will be 90% stuff we know about and dev interview stuff and 10% surprises.