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Old 08-21-2013, 04:00 PM   #1
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Default Gamescom 2013 thread; Sony/Microsoft press confrences and Game announcements


http://www.gamespot.com/gamescom/?highlights_page=0

Gamescom is going on in Germany right now, and a number of press conferences and game announcements have already occurred.

Microsoft Gamescom 2013 Conference
Sony Gamescom 2013 Conference
EA Gamescom 2013 Conference
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Blizzard announces Diablo III expansion Reaper of Souls
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Blizzard has officially announced the Diablo III expansion Reaper of Souls at Gamescom 2013.

Game director Josh Mosqueira introduced the new expansion during a Blizzard press conference at Gamescom 2013. Mosquiera said the game will feature a brand-new fifth act to pit players against new villain Malthael, a fallen angel. The expansion will take a darker tone than the original Diablo III campaign, Blizzard adds, and will be set in the gothic environment Westmarch.

Blizzard did not mention a release date for Reaper of Souls.
Reaper of Souls will introduce a new class, the Crusader, and increase the level cap to 70. All of the game's classes will get new skills, passive abilities, and runes. The Crusader class is a descendent of the Paladin order and includes a version of the Fist of the Heavens skill seen in Diablo II.

Mosqueira said Diablo III's end-game content would also be improved with a new feature, Loot Runs, and an upgrade to the Paragon system. Loot Runs will be entirely randomly generated dungeons designed to take between 15 and 20 minutes to complete, and the Paragon mechanic will now be account-wide, will have no cap, and will allow players to modify the base stats of their characters.

Blizzard says it wants to change the game's philosophy towards loot, with the expansion now dropping less but better loot. Using the example of a playthrough in Act III, the Reaper of Souls expansions dropped 73 white items as opposed to 256 in the original game. The Act III playthrough also dropped six legendary items, as opposed to one in a Diablo III run.
Legendary items in Reaper of Souls will also now tailor themselves around character builds, adds Blizzard, such as a wizard weapon that has a chance to summon a hydra when killing an enemy. The mystic artisan will also return, allowing players to transmogrify items and tailor the look of characters. The mystic will also be able to enchant items.

The company had previously hinted at the expansion with a teaser website and the promise of a "special announcement" at the European trade show.
Diablo III launched on PC and Mac in May 2012. Blizzard will be bringing Diablo III to the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 in September, and to the PlayStation 4 in 2013.


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PS4 release date revealed
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PlayStation 4 will release on November 29th, 2013 in Europe, Australia and New Zealand and November 15 in the US and Canada. Revealed during Sony's Gamescom 2013 press conference, the $400 next-gen console's date will compete with Microsoft's November release window for Xbox One.
PlayStation 4 has already surpassed 1 million pre-orders worldwide. It will launch in 32 countries.
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Vita gets price Cut
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Today during Sony's Gamescom 2013 media briefing, the company announced that the portable will be available for $199/199 beginning tomorrow.
In addition, Sony's European CEO Jim Ryan said memory cards will see "significant" price reductions, though he did not reveal specific pricing information.
The price cut is in place for both the Wi-Fi and 3G PS Vita systems. The price drop was first implemented in Japan in February.
Also during Sony's presentation, the company confirmed that Polytron's Fez and Gearbox Software's Borderlands 2 will release on the PS Vita. In addition, Starbound, Velocity 2X, Murasaki Baby, and music simulator BigFest are coming to the platform.
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I might get a Vita if A. if the off screen play works as well as they've said it will. And supports most games I play. and B. the prices on those memory cards fall a bit more.
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titanfall multiplayer gameplay trailer from gamescom

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qzYDrzk1xs4

damn, this looks fun
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After hearing about The Division coming to PC I may cancel my PS4 pre-order. The 2 games I most wanted to play on it were The Division and The Witcher 3 and both will also be on PC. Anybody want to refresh my memory on anything else that was coming to PS4 that I should hold onto the pre-order for? I can't really remember anything.
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