Gamescom 2011 – What To Expect From Sony

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The next big trade show for video games is right around the corner. Gamescom 2011 is set to give us, the consumer, the inside scoop on what Europeans (and to a certain extent Australian and New Zealanders) should expect in the upcoming year. So, what will Sony offer for Europe?

Well… what the consumer should know is that Uncharted 3 and Resistance 3 will be expected. Both shown at the Electronic and Entertainment Expo (E3), Sony would be flexing these two once more as we near the busy autumn/spring schedule of major titles. Resistance 3 is only around the corner for that part of the world. Next month I believe.

Another expected guest would be the Playstation Vita. Despite the early 2012 release, the only other appearance would be the Tokyo Game Show, which mostly caters to the Japanese market. In order to compete with the increasingly growing smartphone option, Sony should pique our interest in this delightful handheld, until TGS. I think what we will get is a showcase of games but no release date (Europe’s pricing was announced at E3 this year at €249 Wi-Fi and €299 Wi-Fi + 3G).

So we got the three most important things out of the way. However, I do think we should be seeing more of the quieter games that have fallen by the wayside. Anyone remember a game called Sorcery for the Playstation Move? It was announced back at E3 2010 and hasn’t been heard of since. Maybe Sony could put it back in the spotlight. I would also like to see some PSP games as well.

So, that’s what I think Sony shall focus on at Gamescom. It will be interesting what they do reveal and the demos they will show.

Josh is the name, writing is my game... well my degree will say that. But, when uni gets me down (and it does), there is no better way that to grab a chair, sit back and slicing up some Darkspawn I started my gaming interest back in the good old 16 bit era with the Sega Mega Drive and Sonic The Hedgehog 2. I was roughly five years old. To this day I still try to fire up the dusty companion and speed through the wacky and bright levels, jumping on some Badniks, collecting those damn Chaos Emeralds. Then I moved onto Sony's disk based console the Playstation (thanks to my uncle). Since then I have picked up each of Sony's consoles from the 5th to current generation that has been released in Australia (with more to come). In terms of writing about games, I am quite new to the field. I started out late last year with my own blog before deciding to move to greener pastures. I have written a few reviews for the Playstation 3 and Playstation Portable. Features as well. I hope I can flex my muscles while writing with Capsule Computers. If I'm not gaming, however, I'm writing narratives. I am currently trying to kickstart a high fantasy novel (which, hopefully, turns into a complex RPG) that I want done in five years or so. My passion of writing has been there for a long time and has flourished as I grew. I'm into the fantasy genre, both games and novels, and thoroughly enjoy a deep and complex RPG, whether it comes from the East or West. Oh and anime is awesome!

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