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Gamescom 2015- Vlog : Xbox Press Conference, and Guitar Hero Live Shredding

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Gamescom still hasn’t properly kicked off, but at least today was somewhat filled with a bit more than beer and an awkwardly full hotel room bed (not my idea). What is usually a day filled with press conferences from the two big hitters in the industry instead simmered down to just one – with Microsoft’s press conference providing the most news for the day. It was, however, not the only thing we got up to.

Well before that, Matty and I got a sneak peak at what might be the biggest surprise of Gamescom – Guitar Hero Live. Although you can read all his lovely thoughts about the game, it really was a great way to start the day – with beer in hand, rock in ears and some truly exciting modes making their way to (what I consider) the best music game around.

The afternoon was dominated by Microsoft though, and it’s what makes up most of the time in today’s little wrap-up. Microsoft raced strong out the gates with gameplay reveals for Quantum Break, Crackdown and Scalebound – of which two really impressed. Quantum Break looks as stunning as ever, with the time-bending third-person gameplay impressing on a technical and visual scale. Lest we forget about the stellar casting in the game (and accompanying TV series) too.

Scalebound was equally impressive, giving off a decidedly Final Fantasy feeling. The lush, leafy setting coupled with the enormity of your dragon companion certainly makes it feel like a Japanese inspired title, but there’s enough Devil May Cry styled gameplay there to ensure you know it’s a Platinum Game. Ultimately, a reveal worthy of the year’s wait – a compliment I couldn’t really extend to my most anticipated title of the conference, Crackdown 3.

Matty and I seemed to be pretty much on the same page about the conference too, with Microsoft struggling to keep the adrenaline flowing like they did at E3. Regardless though, it was an enjoyable evening – capped off with some incredible hands-on time with Cuphead and a very brief look at Dark Souls 3 (which is leaning heavily on Bloodborne it seems). All that and a handful of evil glares at rude pedestrians can be pleasantly viewed above.

Tomorrow though the doors of Gamescom briefly open, meaning we’ll actually get to play a lot more game, conduct a lot more interviews and actually start feeling that long reaching whip Geoff has ready for our backs. Send help please.

Last Updated: August 5, 2015


  1. You guys chose the busiest street in Cologne or something? The amount of taxi’s that drive passed in 11 min’s is a laugh


  2. Hammersteyn

    August 5, 2015 at 09:16

    Are those cellphones or are they just happy to be at Gamescom? 😛


  3. HairyEwok

    August 5, 2015 at 09:17



  4. Dutch Matrix

    August 5, 2015 at 09:19

    Guys! Guys! This happened! I am in N7th Heaven!!!!! My Mass Effect crush spoke to me!!! #jack4eva


    • Sageville

      August 5, 2015 at 09:39

      Stalker Level: Dutch


      • Dutch Matrix

        August 5, 2015 at 10:06

        I dunno if I’ll stalk her. Just now she channels her inner Jack and I end up seeing MY jack…


    • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

      August 5, 2015 at 09:47

      This is AWESOME!!!!


    • Matthew Holliday

      August 5, 2015 at 10:03


      i got a reply from Brandon Keener once, aka Garrus senpai, on facebook.
      was watching The Pacific, half asleep, i hear him say one line and am like “what is Garrus doing on earth in 1942? first contact wars shouldnt be for another 200 years.”


  5. Gareth L (That eXCheez Guy)

    August 5, 2015 at 09:24

    I hope that you guys are going to be covering, or at least interviewing, local Durban developer Gareth Fouche. He’s presenting his indie title System Crash at the show.


    • Geoffrey Tim

      August 5, 2015 at 09:38

      We honestly just don;t have the time. There’s no time to see stuff that we’re not booked in for at these shows.


      • Gareth L (That eXCheez Guy)

        August 5, 2015 at 09:54


        Nah, I understand. There’s that lesser-known Blizzard game getting an expansion pack and so on. 😛


  6. Matthew Holliday

    August 5, 2015 at 09:27

    was expecting video evidence of sandy or the fig being better than darryn at guitar hero.
    dat clickbait.


  7. Greylingad[CNFRMD]

    August 5, 2015 at 09:51

    Hahahahaha!!! That old dude walks by and I can see his thoughts! “Aow…Zees stupit little men viss zeirr bloody cameras…in ze mittle off ze valkvay….Vat ze hell are zey doingk!?”


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