How Microsoft Won GamesCom 2013

VideoGamer: "While there are no actual 'winners' or 'losers' really - both consoles will go on to find huge and successful fan bases - it seems to me Microsoft has come out of GamesCom in a far greater, and stronger, position than what it had before it went into it."

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hennessey861492d ago

Next gen is going to be epic, cant wait to get my hands on both consoles

xHeavYx1492d ago (Edited 1492d ago )

"Killzone: Shadow Fall and Infamous are more of the same". Yeah, and COD, Battlefield, Forza, FIFA, timed exclusives and DLC and Kinect Sports: Rivals are groundbreaking new technology.
He even goes to say that Knack is not for him, but has no problem praising Kinect Sports? What a joke of a "journalist"

Skips1492d ago (Edited 1492d ago )

The only new games MS announced were Kinect games and a coop game of a dead franchise. (Fable)


lmao, I'd take indies like Everybody's Gone to the Rapture, Rime, and Shadow Of The Beast over more Kinect games ANY DAY...

Yay for micro-transactions for Ryse though!!! (Meanwhile, Sony announces free DLC for Killzone Shadow Fall)

Like what Hammad said below, must've seen a different Gamescom. lol

Infamous2981492d ago

Most of xbox one launch titles were orginally xbox 360 titles.

buynit1492d ago

Ok smart ass...

What exactly is any ps4 game doing that is ground breaking?

And rivals does look good and fun to play with the fam, but I know you game in a closet anyway so how can you use kinect right?!

DestinyHeroDoomlord1492d ago

How dare he have a different opinion, seriously though who gives a damn what other people's preferences are?

gaffyh1492d ago

@buynit - I think his point isn't that PS4 is doing anything groundbreaking, it's that Xbone isn't doing anything groundbreaking.

ThanatosDMC1492d ago

Did you write this? Did xHeavYx hurt you? I'm sorry.

AngelicIceDiamond1492d ago (Edited 1492d ago )

@Heavy I don't agree or disagree with the guy but its called an OPINION.

Can a man or a woman have an opinion?

I mean is it illegal to have a different opinion than you? Are you a King, President, Ambassador no your not so your opinion is just like us normal people.

You Sony fans are are way to damn sensitive and defensive.

Calm down geez.

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trafalger1492d ago (Edited 1492d ago )

"Gamers were the winners
Next gen is going to be epic, cant wait to get my hands on both consoles"

this is the attitude that should be out there. not childish defensive antics like the poster above me.

Maddens Raiders1492d ago

Would be great if he really meant it but if this were a Gran Turismo article childish defensive antics would be on display.

*check the comment history before handing out kudos so quickly next time ;)

trafalger1492d ago (Edited 1492d ago )

when a member makes a reasonable post i see no reason in checking there history. it was a neutral comment and changing directions serves no purpose. but since you brought it up i looked into your history and it isn't neutral at all.

hankmoody1492d ago

It kills me that you got disagrees on that. For some people, it HAS TO BE one or the other I guess. SMH

HammadTheBeast1492d ago

Reasonable comments are not allowed on N4G, my dad works at Havamedia, we're working on getting a ip ban out to you.


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dcj05241492d ago

Sony won because of one game:RIME! That game looks fantastic!

Thisisjuju1492d ago

I'm with you there. That game looked fantastic.

I also liked Murasaki baby, although I was like WTF am I watching when they unveiled it.

HugoDrax1492d ago

No one won anything, as I didn't see a trophy presentation (No Pun intended)

Although, how hilarious would it be if at the end of every Sony conference someone would bring out a Bronze, Silver, Gold or Platinum trophy to the presenter hahaha! Especially, since Sony started off being comedians during E3 with the "This is how you share games on your PS4 video"

n4rc1492d ago


Dude I felt exactly the same way.. Those are the games that actually stand out to me.. Even if that baby game looks mad creepy Lol

Work prevents me from buying both so I picked my most used platform.. But if I wasn't working 50-60h a week I'd be getting both for sure..

Gamers are the winners here.. I can't agree more..

Maddens Raiders1492d ago (Edited 1492d ago )

"Gamers were the winners
Next gen is going to be epic, cant wait to get my hands on both consoles"

looks at comment history....does not ring sincere, sorry I don't believe you.

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ShugaCane1492d ago (Edited 1492d ago )

"Killzone: Shadow Fall and Infamous are more of the same (no bad thing if the franchises have won you over), DriveClub hasn't found its feet yet, and Knack... well... screw Knack*."

Extremely biased article if you ask me.. Shadow Fall and Second Son both look like true Next-Gen games, and they absolutely don't look like 'more of the same' to me. DriveClub looks cool and has a lot of potential. As for Knack, it will definitely find its audience so no reason to say 'screw Knack'.

The X1 looks like a true Next Gen system, don't get me wrong. But with MS partnering here and there to get exclusive content, the FIFA deal with EA and Ryse getting microtransactions, there are still reasons to remain skeptical in my opinion.

IanVanCheese1492d ago

Shadow Fall hasn't impressed me but Infamous Second Son does look pretty sweet. I'll probably pick up a PS4 when Infamous is released.

I've played Driveclub and it's a decent racing game, but it won't compete with the likes of Forza/GT/Grid.

Knack is cool, a nice throwback to games like Ratchet and Clank. It's a nice title to have on the system.

Ryse's 'microtransactions' are just the stuff that was in Mass Effect 3's multiplayer, which I liked. You earn points in game to buy packs which give random weapons, if you are lazy then you can buy those packs with real money.

I'll be getting an Xbox One at launch because I prefer their launch/launch window exclusives, but both consoles are great.

Minato-Namikaze1492d ago

You underestimate Evolution. I had more fun with Motorstorm than any other racer this gen. Split second came close but nothing was more fun than racing through a hurricane for the 1st time.

It sucks Apocalypse came out around the time there was the Tsunami and people were put off of the game.

JunioRS1011492d ago

What is it with people that hate Knack..? Like wtf have you never played Crash Bandicoot??

To act like Knack is irrelevant blows my mind. Watch some of the new off-screen gameplay from gamescom, it actually looks really fun... I'll probably wait til a price drop or something because I'm on a strict budget this fall, but I mean I definitely wanna play it.

I feel like nobody is giving Knack a fair shake, as if everyone forgot about Crash Bandicoot and Ratchet & Clank

dredgewalker1492d ago

Some games just don't appeal to some people no matter how good they are. It's just preference, I got nothing against that.

One_Eyed_Wizard1492d ago

IMO Knack looks like the best PS4 launch exclusive but there are some 3rd party games I'll go for first. It doesn't look bad but it's not exactly my favorite style of games.

JunioRS1011492d ago

@ One_Eyed_Wizard

You're going to get a lot of disagrees, but you're actually right. Other than KZ i think Knack is the most visually rigorous launch titles.

People who disagree are people who don't know what to look for to determine the fidelity of a game's graphics.

It's not just character models and textures. It's about physics, particle simulation, animations, geometry. Knack actually really delivers on those fronts, and it's kind of a cool concept, it's more of a crash bandicoot tech demo than a simple platformer.

Especially considering it's the very first round of games for PS4. It'll look quite awesome on a big 1080p screen, IMO.

Chevalier1492d ago

How are Halo, Forza, Fable and Dead Rising sequels not more of the same lol?

JBSleek1492d ago

This comment section is about to get really stupid....

negative1492d ago

lol in before fanboy meltdown

Heisenburger1492d ago

I read that in the voice of the movie trailer guy. Idk why.

GarrusVakarian1492d ago

That's funny, could have sworn it was a videogames trade fair and not a competition.

Wizziokid1492d ago

"It's not that Sony had a bad show, either. Its conference, while slow, underlined its dedication to the indie scene, and it remains the cheaper of the two. The games, however, still don't carry any weight of excitement with me. Killzone: Shadow Fall and Infamous are more of the same (no bad thing if the franchises have won you over), DriveClub hasn't found its feet yet, and Knack... well... screw Knack*."

Biased flaimbait?

Minato-Namikaze1492d ago

But killzone by all accounts is a a depature from the series roots. Not sure where people are getting the "more of the same" thing from, but the game looks to be more open than any other KZ to date.

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