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Amazon Says Wii U Game Pre-Orders Increased The Most After Gamescom

Popular online retailer Amazon has produced a document showing how Gamescom affected pre-orders for each system. Interestingly it was the Wii U that amassed the most pre-orders during the show. Wii U game pre-orders rose an impressive 8.67 percent. Sony’s PlayStation 4 saw pre-orders rise 5.16 per cent and Xbox One pre-orders went up 2.81 per cent. Here’s the Top 10 for the Gamescom week.

1. Project CARS (Slightly Mad Studios) 42.3 per cent increase
2. Rise of the Tomb Raider (Square Enix) 30.25 per cent increase
3. Bloodborne (Sony) 16.08 per cent increase
4. Hyrule Warriors (Nintendo) 11.77 per cent increase
5. Quantum Break (Microsoft) 10.77 per cent increase
6. Far Cry 4 (Ubisoft) 9.53 per cent increase
7. Assassin’s Creed Unity (Ubisoft) 9.44 per cent increase
8. Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor (Warner Bros) 9.03 per cent increase
9. Battlefield: Hardline (EA) 8.81 per cent increase
10. Super Smash Bros for 3DS (Nintendo) 7.56 per cent increase

Thanks, Kallum S

Pokemon: New Mega Audino Trailer Shown At Gamescom

Today The Pokémon Company International debuted a new trailer featuring Mega Audino, the Mega-Evolved form of Audino, at gamescom in Cologne, Germany. Audino was not known to evolve from, or to, any other form, so this is an interesting twist in the mysterious story of Mega Evolution.

Before Mega Evolving, Audino is known to use the feelers on its ears to tell how others are feeling or when a Pokémon Egg might hatch. It may have either the Healer Ability or the Regenerator Ability. After Mega Evolving, Mega Audino adds Fairy-type to its Normal-type, automatically gaining all the advantages of a Fairy-type Pokémon. Mega Audino also always has the Healer Ability. Thanks to its improved Defense and Special Defense stats, Mega Audino can be a great support in Double Battles.

Ubisoft Says Just Dance 2015 Will Be At Gamescom, No Mention Of Watch Dogs Wii U

Today, Ubisoft revealed a lineup of games including Assassin’s Creed Unity, Far Cry 4, Just Dance 2015, Just Dance Now, Tom Clancy’s The Division, The Settlers Kingdom of Anteria, Shape Up and more for Gamescom 2014,  taking place August 13 – 17 in Cologne, Germany. New, as-of-yet unannounced titles for PC, mobile and digital channels also will be shown during Gamescom for the first time.

Visitors to Ubisoft’s booth (Hall 6, space A021) have more chances than ever before to learn more about their favorite titles first hand at the show. Assassin’s Creed Unity and Tom Clancy’s The Division will be showcased in dedicated 150-person and 85-person theaters, respectively. Attendees also can get hands-on time with a number of Ubisoft’s upcoming games, including Far Cry 4, The Crew and the recently announced Assassin’s Creed  Rogue. Assassin’s Creed Rogue will be available on 40 pods, and The Crew will be available on 24, with the popular simulation chair available again for players who want the added thrill of playing from an interactive driver’s seat. Finally, Far Cry 4 will be playable on 90 pods, the biggest demo installation of its kind for Ubisoft.

There also is a packed program of activities scheduled at the booth. Just Dance 2015, Just Dance Now and Shape Up will be featured on Ubisoft’s center stage. Assassin’s Creed fans will find cosplayers roaming the area and tattoos will be available for every person who plays Assassin’s Creed Rogue.  Meanwhile, Far Cry fans can have their photo taken sitting in Pagan Min’s throne. With additional community activities, prizes and performances planned throughout the event, there is something to keep every fan entertained.

“Ubisoft is making it easier than ever for Gamescom attendees to look at our games and connect with their favorite franchises,” said Yves Guillemot, co-founder and CEO, Ubisoft. “We’re hopeful that every type of gamer will find something to enjoy in our lineup and will have a chance to share their feedback with us.”

 

Gamescom 2014 Award Nominees Announced

A panel of video game enthusiasts from a number of respected publications have announced the Gamescom 2014 Award Nominees. There’s a splattering of Nintendo titles in the mix including Splatoon and the long-awaited Super Smash Bros. Here’s the nominations.

Best Console Game Sony Playstation:

The Evil Within
Evolve
Dying Light
Far Cry 4
Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor

Best Console Game Microsoft Xbox:

The Evil Within
Evolve
Assassin’s Creed Rogue
Sunset Overdrive
Ori and the Blind Forest

Best Console Game Nintendo Wii:

LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham
Splatoon
Super Smash Bros. For Wii U

Best Role Playing Game:

Skylanders Trap Team
Risen 3
Kingdom Hearts 2.5 HD ReMIX

Best Action Game:

The Order: 1886
Evolve
Far Cry 4
Ori and the Blind Forest
Super Smash Bros. For Wii U

Best Simulation Game:

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call
World of Warships

Best Sports Game:

FIFA 15
Forza Horizon 2
PES 2015

Best Family Game:

Skylanders Trap Team
Silence
LittleBigPlanet 3
LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham
Yoshi’s Woolly World

Best PC Game:

Heroes of the Storm
The Evil Within
Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel
Evolve
Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor

Best Mobile Game

Darkblade
Super Smash Bros. For 3DS
Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call

Best Social / Casual / Online Game:

Orcs Must Die! Unchained
Dance Central Spotlight
LittleBigPlanet 3
SingStar
LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham

Best Online Multiplayer Game:

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
Heroes of the Storm
FIFA 15
Evolve
Forza Horizon 2

Best Hardware (incl. Peripheral):

Virtualizer
Oculus Rift DK 2
Project Morpheus
Amiibo
SHIELD Tablet and SHIELD Wireless Controller

Junichi Masuda Will Be Delivering A Pokemon Message At Gamescom

Nintendo has announced that it will have a variety of Pokemon themed events at this year’s Gamescom. Junichi Masuda will be at the event to give fans a special message regarding the Pokemon franchise. Last time Masuda gave a special message was at the Japan Expo where he revealed Honedge for Pokemon X & Y. Shigeki Morimoto will also be there to sign autographs. Eight players will be able to challenge him at 12PM and 3PM on August 14th. Nintendo will also be distributing a special Vivillion at Gamescom.

Thanks, Kyle

Nintendo Will Be At Gamescom 2014

Gamescom organiser Koelnmesse has confirmed that Kyoto based company Nintendo will be making an appearance at this year’s event. The company will be showcasing software along with Bethesda, CD Projekt Red, Crytek, Deep Silver, EA, Konami, Microsoft, and Ubisoft. The event takes place in Cologne from August 13th to August 17th. Koelnmesse also revealed that exhibitor numbers are up 50 percent compared to 2013.

Nintendo Wins A Few Awards At Gamescom 2013

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Nintendo has walked away with a few awards from this year’s Gamescom event in Cologne, Germany. Mario Kart 8 was voted the best game on the Wii U and the best overall family game at the show. The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds was awarded the accolade of best mobile game at the event. Bungie’s Destiny was nominated as the best game of the show and Titan Fall for Xbox and PC was voted best next-gen game.

Game of Gamescom:

  • Destiny (Activision Blizzard Deutschland GmbH)

Best Console Game Sony Playstation:

  • Destiny (Activision Blizzard Deutschland GmbH)

Best Console Game Nintendo Wii:

  • Mario Kart 8 (Nintendo Europe GmbH)

Best Console Game Microsoft Xbox:

  • Titanfall (Electronic Arts)

Best Next Generation Console Game:

  • Titanfall (Electronic Arts)

Best Action Game:

  • Destiny (Activision Blizzard Deutschland GmbH)

Best Role Playing Game:

  • The Elder Scrolls Online (ZeniMax Germany GmbH)

Best Racing Game:

  • Forza Motorsport 5 (Microsoft Ltd)

Best Sports Game:

  • FIFA 14 (Electronic Arts)

Best Simulation Game:

  • WarThunder (Gaijin Entertainment)

Best Family Game:

  • Mario Kart 8 (Nintendo Europe GmbH)

Best Hardware incl. Peripheral:

  • PlayStation 4 (Sony Computer Entertainment Deutschland GmbH)

Best Mobile Game:

  • The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds (Nintendo Europe GmbH)

Best Online Multiplayer Game:

  • Destiny (Activision Blizzard Deutschland GmbH)

Best PC Game:

  • Battlefield 4 (Electronic Arts)

Best Social/Casual/Online Game:

  • The Elder Scrolls Online (ZeniMax Germany GmbH)