Frontier Developments announces Frontier Expo 2017

Frontier Developments plc (AIM: FDEV) today announced the first ever Frontier Expo, taking place October 7 at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London. FX2017 brings together the players and developers of Elite Dangerous and Planet Coaster for a day of gaming and celebration. Frontier Expo will be Frontier’s biggest ever community event and the next step in the studio’s journey as an independent developer and publisher of triple-A videogames. Frontier Expo is Frontier’s key press and community event in 2017, featuring eagerly-anticipated announcements regarding the future of Elite Dangerous, what’s next…

gamescom 2017: Note on security precautions and simpler rules for costumes

Note on security precautions and simpler rules for costumes Checks, incl. bag checks upon admission to the grounds: visitors should leave bags and backpacks at home if they are not urgently needed Cosplayer: separate entrances with trained security personnel for the security check of props and accessories The intensified security and prevention measures will remain in place at gamescom 2017. The measures apply for all participants of gamescom: exhibitors, visitors and media representatives. With regard to costumes, significant simplifications have been made in this year: specially trained personnel will be…

Black Desert Announced for Xbox One X at E3

At the Xbox E3 2017 Briefing PearlAbyss announced their plan to bring their award-winning MMORPG Black Desert to Xbox One. The game will be available in Q1 2018 across the Xbox One family of devices, which includes Xbox One X, Xbox One S and Xbox One. Although Black Desert was originally developed for PC, the community said it would make a good console game due its outstanding graphics, controls, and full support for gamepads. Due to these aspects, many players constantly requested a console version of Black Desert, as its…

devcom: First speakers announced

The first set of speakers for the devcom developer conference has been revealed: between Craig Morrison (Design Manager at Blizzard, Irvine), Ivan Buchta (Creative Director at Bohemia Interactive, Prague) and Alexander Fernandez (CEO of Streamline Studios, Singapore), numerous leading games industry voices from all over the world have confirmed their appearance. This has been announced today by Aruba Events, Koelnmesse (Cologne Trade Fair) and BIU – the German games industry association, who are creating up the new industry meeting devcom. The first sessions at the devcom developer conference highlight its…

Gamescom private visitor tickets for Saturday no longer available

24 hours after the opening of the online Ticket Shop, gamescom has already broken its own record with 42,000 tickets sold. The world’s largest event for computer and video games thus remains on its successful course: a good 3 months prior to the start of gamescom, the private visitor tickets for Saturday, 26 August 2017 (new series of days: Saturday is last day of the trade fair) are sold out in advance sale! As in past years, admission tickets for private visitors are available in selected Saturn outlets. However, codes…

Nordic Game 2017 in focus: Highlights

The speaker line-up for Nordic Game 2017 is massive. Three days, six auditoriums and more than 140 speakers will make it very hard for you to choose which sessions to attend on 17-19 May. One absolute highlight is of course next Thursday’s talk featuring legendary designer Fumito Ueda and “Tom Clancy’s The Division” creator David Polfeldt, but there are many, many more lined-up. Here are a few of them: Ste Curran, Game Designer/Speaker/Writer The seventh of Curran’s monologues to premiere at Nordic Game, “Undocumented” is a new myth for people…

Wargaming Reveals Further Details on Grand Finals 2017

Wargaming is excited to unveil further details about the upcoming and action-packed Grand Finals 2017. With a $300,000 prize pool on the line, 12 of the globe’s finest World of Tanks pro-teams are set to put on a truly impressive show, complete with a variety of community activities, contests, tomato the lobster and more. Taking part in Grand Finals 2017 are some familiar faces and newcomers ready to shake things up: Oops – The Tough Giraffes (EU), DiNG (EU), eClipse (NA), Team Efficiency (APAC), Natus Vincere G2A (CIS), Kazna Kru…

Canada is the Partner Country for gamescom 2017

Koelnmesse GmbH, and BIU – the German Trade Association of Interactive Entertainment Software – and the Government of Canada are pleased to announce their partnership for gamescom 2017 Canada is the official partner country of gamescom 2017 (22 to 26 August). Koelnmesse GmbH and the German Trade Association of Interactive Entertainment Software (BIU) have won one of the world’s leading developer locations for computer and video games for gamescom 2017. As gamescom’s official Partner Country, Canada represents the international exhibitor community in Cologne from 22 to 26 August at the…

“The Heart of Gaming”: gamescom is starting 2017 with versatility, liveliness and colour

Gamescom is the global 360 degree event for digital gaming culture and the absolute highlight of the year for all gamers. Already in 2016, more than a half a million people celebrated together in Cologne. Reason enough for gamescom 2017 (Tuesday, 22 August, to Saturday, 26 August 2017) to become even more lively – with a new presence that focuses on the passion of the fans who make gamescom the largest trade fair and event highlight for digital games: “The Heart of Gaming”. “Both games and gamescom live from diversity…

Nordic Game Awards 2017 – Nominees revealed

A highlight of the annual Nordic Game conference, this year’s edition of the Nordic Game Awards takes place in the Unreal Theatre, the main auditorium of Slagthuset, on Thursday, 18 May at 18:00. Here are the games nominated for the 2017 Nordic Game Awards Nordic Game of the Year – Small Screen Nordic studios make great games in all formats, and mobile platforms in particular have seen many stellar Nordic titles. Some of the latest standouts have been nominated for the “Nordic GotY – Small Screen” award, including Supercell’s smash…