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GC 2010: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly


With over 250k attendees and 500 companies from around the world present, Gamescom 2010 had a record turnout during the 5 day event in Cologne, Germany last week. The big three, Sony, Nintendo and Microsoft, all had something to show for their fans at the event.

Here’s my take on the best and worse developments that came out of the trade show.

The Good:

Resistance 3: We all knew it was coming but we didn’t know when to expect it. Insomniac’s Ted Price took the stage during Sony’s press conference and showed off a live action trailer for Resistance 3. While the game has been in development for two years no actual gameplay was shown at Gamescom. Instead Insomniac chose to tease gamers with a live action trailer. During an interview with the official PlayStation Blog, Mr. Price said that the decision to use live action for the reveal was to ” set the tone” and ” give people a taste of what of what’s coming with Resistance”.

Mass Effect 2 ( and 3) Coming to PS3: EA announced that Bioware’s 360 and PC only Mass Effect 2 would be hitting Sony’s PS3 early next year. The PS3 version will include DLC from the 360 and PC versions and will include a “brief introductory element to the game that takes you through the events of [Mass Effect] and introduces you to [Mass Effect 2]”. EA’s Ray Muzyka also mentioned that a PS3 version of Mass Effect 3 ( while not confirmed at this time ) would be a “good guess”.


The Bad:

Fanboys reaction to Mass Effect 2 for the PS3. To be fair, some 360 fanboys commenting on Facebook about Mass Effect 2 can be compared to the way certain PS3 fanboys acted when FFXIII was announced for the 360.

Davonte Blaze Shaw: ‎@ The homo Tommy Fuck u waste of life. Xbox is still better than the gay station in every way. I’ve played both GS3 sucks, the Jesus box lives on.

Sam Rangel: FUCK THAT SHIT! PS3 owners can eat shit and die! Mass Effect should stay only on the X-BOX 360 and PC!

The Ugly:

Street Fighter producer Yoshinori Ono cosplaying as Chun-Li.

‘Nuff said.

What was your best/worse of Gamescom 2010?