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Gamescom 2014

Gamescom 2014

Gamer.Ninja offers updates and reports from Gamescom 2014. Gamescom is the best gaming convention on the planet.


When and where: Cologne, Germany August 14 – 17, 2014.

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A sneak peak at Gamescom 2014

Gamescom 2014 Itinerary:


Tuesday, August 12 (1pm-2pm UK time)

Discussing Quantum Break and Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare multiplayer reveal. Also discussion of other Xbox One releases such as bundles and other packages offered by Xbox.


Tuesday, August 12 (6pm-8pm UK time)

Snowflakes and blood, and speculation suggest that it's a re-reveal of Until Dawn and comes with added Project Morpheus support. Also Journey and Unfinished Swan could be at the show. After being confirmed as playable last month, Bloodborne will also have a presence at the show.

Electronic Arts

Wednesday, August 13 (9am-11am UK time)

EA will be on Wednesday, August 13 at 9am.

Offering the first reveal of BioWare's new game

Expect title such as Battlefield Hardline, The Sims 4, Dawngate and Dragon Age: Inquisition. FIFA 15 will be a major point of interaction.


Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare

The biggest attraction of Gamescom 2014 will be Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare.

Call of Duty Advanced Warfare is to have an exclusive release at Gamescom 2014 on August 11th, 2014 around 1pm east time US. The full reveal will become live at that time and anyone can watch the reveal live via Xbox by downloading the Xbox Live event player. Hopefully 24 hours from now we will have a better idea of what Advanced Warfare will bring us as far as multiplayer gameplay.

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The following is an advanced look into the Gamescom 2014 award process:

The gamescom award 2014 is entering its final phase: an international jury of experts has now announced the best new games in 13 categories from a total of 140 submissions. They all go forward to the race for the gamescom award 2014 title in their respective categories. In addition to a shot at the coveted award, the nominees can bask in the title 'nominated for the gamescom 2014 award', which is prominently labelled at this year's gamescom, 13-17 August, for trade visitors and games fans from around the world to see.


The product nominations also signal the start of the race for first place in the new category 'gamescom most wanted consumer award', an accolade awarded exclusively by consumers. From 9 August onward those who are so interested can vote for their favourites on the gamescom Facebook page where the nominated games will be published . Kiosks with mobile devices and a voting tool are also to be found at gamescom itself – including in Hall 10.2. Voting for the 'gamescom most wanted consumer award' ends on 15 August (midday). On Friday 15 August 2014, starting at 06:00 p.m. on the Let's play meets gamescom podium in Hall 10.1 it's then 'and the winners are…'.

This is also where the winner in the most coveted 'best of gamescom' category will be announced. The expert jury will select the 'best of gamescom' from among the winners of the gamescom awards in the individual categories.


These are the nominees of the gamescom awards 2014:


Best Console Game Sony Playstation:

The Evil Within (Bethesda Softworks/ZeniMax Germany GmbH)

Evolve (Take-Two Interactive GmbH/2K)

Dying Light (Techland sp. z o.o.)

Far Cry 4 (Ubisoft GmbH)

Mittelerde: Mordors Schatten (Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment)


Best Console Game Microsoft Xbox:

The Evil Within (Bethesda Softworks/ZeniMax Germany GmbH)

Evolve (Take-Two Interactive GmbH/2K)

Assassin's Creed Rogue (Ubisoft GmbH)

Sunset Overdrive (Microsoft Corporation)

Ori and the Blind Forest (Microsoft Corporation)


Best Console Game Nintendo Wii:

LEGO Batman 3: Jenseits von Gotham (Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment)

Splatoon (Nintendo of Europe GmbH)

Super Smash Bros. For Wii U (Nintendo of Europe GmbH)


Best Role Playing Game:

Skylanders Trap Team (Activision Blizzard Deutschland GmbH)

Risen 3 (Deep Silver/Koch Media GmbH)

Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX (Square Enix GmbH)


Best Action Game:

The Order: 1886 (Sony Computer Entertainment Deutschland GmbH)

Evolve (Take-Two Interactive GmbH/2K)

Far Cry 4 (Ubisoft GmbH)

Ori and the Blind Forest (Microsoft Corporation)

Super Smash Bros. For Wii U (Nintendo of Europe GmbH)


Best Simulation Game:

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call (Square Enix GmbH)

World of Warships (Wargaming Europe S.A.S.)


Best Sports Game:

FIFA 15 (Electronic Arts)

Forza Horizon 2 (Microsoft Corporation)

PES 2015 (Konami Digital Entertainment B.V.)


Best Family Game:

Skylanders Trap Team (Activision Blizzard Deutschland GmbH)

Silence (Daedalic Entertainment GmbH)

LittleBigPlanet 3 (Sony Computer Entertainment Deutschland GmbH)

LEGO Batman 3: Jenseits von Gotham (Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment)

Yoshi's Woolly World (Nintendo of Europe GmbH)


Best PC Game:

Heroes of the Storm (Blizzard Entertainment)

The Evil Within (Bethesda Softworks/ZeniMax Germany GmbH)

Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel (Take-Two Interactive GmbH/2K)

Evolve (Take-Two Interactive GmbH/2K)

Mittelerde: Mordors Schatten (Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment)


Best Mobile Game

Darkblade (NetEase, Inc.)

Super Smash Bros. For 3DS (Nintendo of Europe GmbH)

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call (Square Enix GmbH)


Best Social / Casual / Online Game:

Orcs Must Die! Unchained (Gameforge)

Dance Central Spotlight (Microsoft Corporation)

LittleBigPlanet 3 (Sony Computer Entertainment Deutschland GmbH)

SingStar (Sony Computer Entertainment Deutschland GmbH)

LEGO Batman 3: Jenseits von Gotham (Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment)


Best Online Multiplayer Game:

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (             Activision Blizzard Deutschland GmbH)

Heroes of the Storm (Blizzard Entertainment)

FIFA 15 (Electronic Arts)

Evolve (Take-Two Interactive GmbH/ 2K)

Forza Horizon 2 (Microsoft Corporation)


Best Hardware (incl. Peripheral):

Virtualizer (Cyberith)

Oculus Rift DK 2 (Oculus VR)

Project Morpheus (Sony Computer Entertainment Deutschland GmbH)

Amiibo (Nintendo of Europe GmbH)

SHIELD Tablet and SHIELD Wireless Controller (NVIDIA GmbH)


About the gamescom award

On 15 August 2014, the gamescom awards will be presented in public at gamescom for the sixth time. The gamescom awards are the coveted accolades of the European computer and video games industry. There is a chance to win the prestigious prize in a total of 15 categories.


Information on the BIU:               

The BIU, the Federal Association of Interactive Entertainment Software e.V., is the association of the German computer and video games industry. With its 19 members, the association represents over 85 percent of the market for computer and video games in Germany and sponsors gamescom, for example. As a competent contact partner for the media and political and social institutions, the BIU is an expert for all questions to do with computer and video games.


Information on Koelnmesse:

For 90 years, Koelnmesse has been bringing people and markets together. The success story of Cologne trade fairs began in 1924 with the opening of the first event on the exhibition grounds in Cologne-Deutz. During the "economic miracle" of the post-World War II era, the "Rheinische Messe" became a global trading center. Today Koelnmesse has the world's fifth-largest exhibition complex and organizes approximately 75 trade fairs in Cologne and all over the world. It has been organising the gamescom since 2009. During its anniversary year of 2014, Koelnmesse is bringing its history to the public's attention through numerous activities, publications, and exhibitions.

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August Xbox One Update

August Xbox One Update | Gamer Ninja




August Xbox One Update. Gamer.Ninja has an exclusive preview of the next latest August 2014 update for the Xbox One. Major changes are in play and will blow most users minds, to an extent.


The next, latest August Xbox One Update user update to the Xbox One gaming platform will add some needed features and allow gamers to connect more and more mobile based options. Becoming more social is the major aspect but the new Xbox One update as includes enabling 3D Blue Ray and mobile purchases. Here is a short list of what Microsoft is planning to include in the August Xbox One update:

  • ·         Expanding Friends Area on the Home page.
  • ·         Low Battery Notifications
  • ·         Activity Feeds Updates
  • ·         Disabling Notification during Video
  • ·         Enabling Blue Ray 3/D
  • ·         Last Seen Time in Friends List

Adding new ways to connect to friends in the new Xbox One activity feed will start the focus. Changing into a single column interface with scrolling list will allow users to add more content and it becoming longer. You can now post text your feed and like and comment on feed items. Sharing game clips also becomes possible along with anything else in the feed with your friends. You can choose either publically or private. When anyone chooses to share your comments or items or likes you this will also be displayed. Each user will now get a personal feed on their profile so users can monitor what their friends have been up to. SmartGlass will also be featured as it will allow you to what your friends have been up to and allow you to like specific posts.

Further expansion of Xbox One’s update will allow you to see right from Home what is going on with your friends. Expanding the area on your Home, stay up-to-date with your friends. Find out their current activity and top trending games they have played. Also included is a leaderboard to view who has been working the hardest on their Gamescores.

August Xbox One Update: Mobile purchases have been a high end request and Xbox is delivering. Via mobile you will now be able to purchase games and added content using Xbox Smartglass or The download starts ASAP and by the time you get to your console it will have been fully downloaded if your console is set to automatically take updates.

Some other aspects of the August Xbox One update are being notified if your Xbox One controller battery is low. Disabling notifications during video. Enabling the option of 3/D Blue Ray. OneGuide is now for Live TV listings allowing for an OneGuide issue reporter and troubleshooting section. Now your friends list will in the Xbox Feedback how long it has been since a friend has been online. It will show up to the minute.

Here is a clip that tells it all:

These are a very few of the features which will be updated in August 2014. Stay tuned to Gamer.Ninja to find out the latest and greatest on the August Xbox One Update features.

Gamer.Ninja Staff