Update: Gamescom 2013: EA Press Briefing Rundown


Update: Here is the entire EA Briefing from Gamescom 2013 below

(Courtesy of IGN

An EA sizzle reel opens the show. 

Peter Moore graces the stage to give and over view of the EA lineup.

  • First up is a video for The Sims 4 Coming is 2014. New creative tools and emotions are the focus this time around. Emotions are to influence gameplay. 
  • Command and Conquer is next. A match between two players is played to demonstrate the game. Launching this year (2013), the game is to be free to play. Story missions can be played alone or cooperatively. A new trailer for the game is also played.
  • Dragon Age Inquisition is next up with a Dev Diary from Bioware on the game.  The game is slated for Fall 2014.
  • Plants vs Zombies 2 is up next from PopCap. Far Future is announced as to be the games first content update.  PvZ Garden Warfare is up next with the reveal of playable Zombies. Anew trailer is shown for the game highlighting the games zombie classes. Garden Warfare is to come to Xbox 360 and Xbox One first in Spring 2014. "Bossmode" to be exclusive to Xbox One. 
  • Peggle 2 to come to Xbox One first. A  quick trailer for the game is shown. 
  • Next up is EA Sports' UFC.  "Pre-Alpha" Gameplay is shown. The game is to release in spring 2014 for Xbox One and PS4.
  • Need for Speed Rivals follows with a demo of the game with an overview of its race gameplay including the return of personalization. A new trailer featuring the cops is shown. The game is to release on Nov 21, 2013.
  • Titanfall is next with a new map shown and new gameplay.
  • Next is FIFA 14 with more info and a new look via a trailer. Game is to launch on Sept 24th in North America and the 2th in Europe. Start your season on the current consoles and move them over to the Xbox One and PS4 should you choose to do that.
  • Last is Battlefield 4. A beta for the game is to be held in early October. "Levolution" is the new buzz word to detail the games dynamic environments and gameplay. Battlefield 4 Premium is also detailed via a video. Battlefield 4 is to release on Xbox 360, PS3, and PC on October 29th, 2013 and October 31st in Europe. 

Video: Grand Theft Auto Online Official Gameplay Video

Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V is near (Sept 17th, 2013) with only its multiplayer left to get its time to shine. Although, time to shine is an extreme overstatement when it comes to Rockstar keeping a vice grip like lid of their content. 3 minutes of online gameplay of various gametypes is all we get for now so enjoy, GTA fans.

Video: Contrast 'Didi's Trailer



Some would say there is no innovation is gaming anymore. Then there are games like Contrast that laugh at the naysayers with a concept that has never been seen before. The latest look at Contrast from Compulsion Games is here and it looks every bit as interesting as it ever has. Contrast lands sometime in Holiday 2013.

Video: Grand Theft Auto V: Official Gameplay Video


If you weren't already excited for the release of Grand Theft Auto V on September 17th, 2013 the below first official gameplay video for the game just might do the trick. Largely focusing on the various environments and mechanics in relation to their improvements from previous installments this trailer does a fantastic job of giving a overview of what's in-store for fans of the series. Enjoy!


EVO 2K11 stream is Live!


The weekend all fighting game fans look forward to every year, Evolution, is now here once again. Assuming you aren't in attendance there are two great video streams to get your fighting game fix you deserve. The tournament to end all tournaments this year will be featuring the following games over the next three days:


  • BlazBlue Continuum Shift 2 
  • Tekken 6 
  • Mortal Kombat 9 
  • Marvel vs. Capcom 3
  • Super Street Fighter IV (AE)



Streaming Live by Ustream

Bonus feed

Live Video app for Facebook by Ustream

Schedules for each stream:

Friday, July 29th - Main Stream

8:00 AM - 6:00 PM Super Street Fighter IV Tournament, Early Rounds
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Super Street Fighter IV Tournament, Quarterfinals
8:00 PM - 11:00 PM Super Street Fighter IV Tournament, Semi-Finals
11:00 PM - 2:00 AM EVO After Hours, Featuring grudge matches between top rival players

Friday, July 29th - Bonus Stream

8:00 AM - 6:00 PM Tekken 6 Tournament, Early Rounds
6:00 PM - 19:00 PM Tekken 6 Tournament, Sem-Finals

Saturday, July 30th - Main Stream

8:00 AM - 6:00 PM Marvel vs. Capcom 3 Tournament, Early Rounds
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Marvel vs. Capcom 3 Tournament, Quarterfinals
8:00 PM - 11:00 PM Marvel vs. Capcom 3 Tournament, Semi-Finals
11:00 PM - 2:00 AM EVO After Hours, Featuring grudge matches between top rival players

Saturday, July 30th - Bonus Stream

8:00 AM - 6:00 PM Mortal Kombat 9 Tournament, Early Rounds
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Mortal Kombat 9Tournament, Quarterfinals
8:00 PM - 11:00 PM Mortal Kombat 9 Tournament, Semi-Finals

Sunday, July 31th, Main Stream (times are approximate)

10:00 AM - 9:00 PM Top 8 Players in each tournament battle for the championships, in the following order:

BlazBlue Continuum Shift 2 Tournament Finals
Tekken 6 Tournament Finals
Mortal Kombat 9 Tournament Finals
Marvel vs. Capcom 3 Tournament Finals
Super Street Fighter IV Tournament Finals

Ubisoft to Bring Free DLC Love to Assassins Everywhere on December 14th

Well, you literal backstabbers, you can acquire a new target; namely Animus Project Update 1.0. Ubisoft has not only enticed players of Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood with an announcement of upcoming DLC, but has overjoyed them with the idea that it will be 100% free.

The DLC, which hits virtual shelves on December 14th, will include a new mode and a completely new map. The new mode, Advanced Alliance Mode, will be very similar to the existing Alliance Mode, but will definitely be much more challenging.

As far as the new map is concerned, be forewarned, this isn't just a regurgitation or addition to the already enormous streets of Rome. This is a completely new area. The location is said to take place in Normandy, France and will consist of "narrow streets, high-perched bell tower and multi-leveled architecture."

You know what that means, right? You had better put down the multiplayer and finish up that single player of Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood before December 14th hits!

Amazon leaks Uncharted 3: World of Deceit

According to a Game Informer report, Amazon.fr, the French division of Amazon.com, may have leaked the next chapter of the wildly successful and popular Uncharted series. The listing features the above logo as a part of a placeholder boxart.

We're hoping, as well as millions of PS3 owners, that this comes true and we have a sequel to last year's Game of the Year. No other information is available on the listing, other than the potential weight, but we definitely hope this is true. Keep an eye and ear out for more details forthcoming from developer Naughty Dog and keep your fingers crossed!