Gamescom 2015: Microsoft Conference

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Well Gamescom has sneaked up on us this year, with E3 being a week late I assumed this would be in two weeks. I guess the games industry inability to spread things out over the course of twelve months has caught on with their trade shows as well as it is a week earlier than usual!

Without Sony and Nintendo (the former are attending Paris Game Week this year) Microsoft had the stage all to themselves, they had the perfect opportunity to gain some momentum in the console war. More than this, they had the opportunity to sell some units with a well thought out and considered press conference.

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Microsoft’s Gamescom conference, news and thoughts

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Ah Gamescom, the second biggest gaming show of the year! It’s opening it’s doors in the traditional way, press conferences from the usual suspects – we’re are going to be focusing on the two biggest presser’s Sony and Microsoft. We expect shots to be fired and they should be great shows that are hopefully full of gameplay videos and surprises. However the reality is usually very different from expectation – no doubt Sony and Microsoft will find news ways to disappoint…we will cast out these negative feelings and remain optimistic. Microsoft; it’s over to you.

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Microsoft Conference (12/08/2014 1pm GMT)

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Sony’s Gamescom conference, news and thoughts

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Ah Gamescom, the second biggest gaming show of the year! It’s opening it’s doors in the traditional way, press conferences from the usual suspects – we’re are going to be focusing on the two biggest presser’s Sony and Microsoft. We expect shots to be fired and they should be great shows that are hopefully full of gameplay videos and surprises. However the reality is usually very different from expectation – no doubt Sony and Microsoft will find news ways to disappoint…we will cast out these negative feelings and remain optimistic. Sony; it’s over to you.

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Sony Conference (12/08/2014 6pm GMT)

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What we want to see at Gamescom

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We are now into the fifth year of Gamescom and it has grown into a proper rival for e3; some in the ‘biz’ have stated that they feel that Gamescom will become THE premier games event on the planet in 5 years. Praise indeed.

We have no idea what the developers have in store for us this year; but we do know what we’d love to see occur this week in Köln, here’s just a sample of what we want to see. Come on dev’s do NOT let us down here.

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