News

HOME > News > 

Gamescom in Cologne

posted 09/08/23

 

The gamescom in Germany which is more or less a follow up to the previous Games Convention in Leipig seems to be a success. The star in this new european circus of digital reality is without a doubt Sony, with it's somewhat awaited slim version of the Playstation 3 and the included price cut. It is a move that many developers have been waiting for as the economy is taking it's toll as retail rates have been sagging down for all companies involved. After all, the strong sales of the Wii and the DS have helped mostly Nintendo with their own games and by now there are so many titles to choose from it is getting hard for new games to even be noticed.

 

Looking around, it appears that most companies including Microsoft are trying to make up for the slow growth by trying to bridge the gap between hardcore and casual gamer including families and the growing girl gamer audience. This is surely no easy task as conventional gamers can't be won over with fancy but sluggish controls or games that merely lack any challenge.

However, developers have certainly made a big effort to come up with new things. Looking at Sony's Pet simulation "EyePet" or Ubisofts camera for the game "YourShape" which scans the users body and then recommends matched fitness moves, proves this. For the regular gamers Diabolo 3 or Red Steel 2 are definitely hot titles as well as Gran Turismo 5 that finally has a true damage model for it's cars.

 

Via Spiegel Online

 

Team Ico's Ueda comments on other games (Akiba Today)

NTT Docomo's Mobile Future (Akiba Today)




TrackBack

Track back to this article:

http://www.akibatoday.com/cgi-bin/mt/trackback/656

Latest article 20

UFO Driver's License, Macrocosmo Administration Bureau I.D. ... "Delusional Licenses" Go on Sale
  Kameleon Inc. began offering Moso Licenses (meaning &...
posted 09/11/30
Auditions Lead Up to Idol Station's Remodeling of Akiba Tenkyu
  This winter, “idol cafe” Akiba Tenkyu is ...
posted 09/11/27
Thanko Releases World's First USB Shortwave/AM/FM Radio
  In late October, Thanko Co., Ltd. began selling its U...
posted 09/11/26
"Hogen CD" in the Moso Voice Series - 600 Recordings of Sweet and Harsh Expressions in Regional Dialects
  NR Pro will release Hogen CD (meaning “Dialect ...
posted 09/11/25
Flash Anime "Kaden Kung Fu" Released - HiVi-chan on a Journey to Akiba
  On October 30, Eiken and Super Vision’s joint p...
posted 09/11/24
"Bakumatsu Event" at Sengoku Maid Café in Akiba - From Warrior Maids to Bakumatsu Maids
  Sengoku Maid Café and Bar Mononopu, run by Par...
posted 09/11/18
Kaiyodo Holds Revoltech Expo in Akiba - All Sorts of Products Announced
  On October 31, Kaiyodo Co., Ltd. put on Revoltech 200...
posted 09/11/16
Decorated Kitty Music Players w/ 300 Swarovski Crystals Go on Sale
  On October 30, Mouse Computer began selling its Hello...
posted 09/11/13
Chidejika Appears at Akihabara Entamatsuri Site - Spreads the Love and Promotes Terrestrial Digitalization
  Chidejika is a character created to promote the compl...
posted 09/11/11
Your Girlfriend Greets and Guides You on the Yurikamome - "Navikano!" CD Released
  On October 21, Pony Canyon Inc. released a CD in musi...
posted 09/11/09
Maids Harvest Rice - Akiba Rice Harvesting Ceremony at Akihabara Vegetable Garden
  Licolita City Residents Group for Social Contribution...
posted 09/11/06
Collaborative Project by Pasela for Broadcast Debut of "Nyan Koi!" - Cat Menu Offered
  Karaoke studio operator Pasela is developing a collab...
posted 09/11/04
Workshop on Segway in Akiba with Test Drives
  On October 14, the Institute of Creative Industries a...
posted 09/11/02
New Business by @Home's Link-Up - Photo Studio in Akiba Opened
  Link-Up Co., Ltd., which manages the @Home Cafe, on O...
posted 09/10/30
Akihabara Audio Guide for Non-Japanese with "Gaigokujin" Patrick-san as your Tour Conductor
  The audio guide series Tokyo Realtime began distribut...
posted 09/10/28
Range Murata Art Exhibit in Akiba - 10th Anniversary of 4D Style
  The Range Murata Art Exhibition has been open at the ...
posted 09/10/26
Helmets as Worn by Skull Squadron Members Focker and Ichijo from Macross Coming Out
  In February, character toy designer and retailer Yama...
posted 09/10/23
Limited Supplies of New "Sheryl" Curry Celebrates Sheryl Nome's Debut
  A new curry, “Sheryl,” has gone on sale a...
posted 09/10/21
Cospa Releases New Versions of Mobile Suit Gundam "Earth Federation Forces Uniform T-Shirts"
  Cospa will begin selling Earth Federation Forces Unif...
posted 09/10/19
"Illustrated Encyclopedia of Handsome Scientists" from PHP: "Visual Scientists"
  In mid-September, PHP Kenkyusho began selling a book ...
posted 09/10/16


Return to Top