GamingLives TV Gamescom 2011 Special

Between the 18th and the 21st of August 275,000 people headed to Cologne, Germany for the biggest video games expo on the planet. Luckily, was there in attendance and has all the details on some of the next 12 months’ hottest games. Just above, you’ll find an hour long special episode of GamingLives TV featuring interviews with the following people: Borderlands 2 developers, Gearbox, Erik Johnson from Valve, Community Manager on Star Wars: The Old Republic, Stephen Reid, and so much more. So make yourself a cup of tea, sit back and enjoy our Gamescom 2011 special.

Looking for our previews or extended cuts of the interviews mentioned in this episode? Check out the links below.

Borderlands 2 Full Preview

Last week we got our first look at Borderlands 2 which, quite frankly, was my immediate highlight of Gamescom.  Borderlands is a game which dropped unexpectedly on to my radar based on the art style alone and, while I openly admit to sidestepping the shooter genre where possible, it pulled me in immediately to the point where I knew that I had to set convention aside and at least give it a shot.  Only a few seconds after the first time that crimson 2K logo spun towards me, slammed to a halt, and I feasted my eyes upon the beauty that is Pandora…
Read our full Borderlands 2 preview here >

Borderlands 2 Interview with Scott Kester

It will come as no surprise to anyone who has ever been in my presence for more than a few minutes that there’s no way I’d be happy to leave GamesCom without having talked to Gearbox about their recently-announced, long-awaited and undoubtedly drool-inducing title, Borderlands 2.  Unfortunately, and unsurprisingly, interview slots were snatched up quicker than Skagzilla with a midget psycho…
Watch our full Borderlands 2 interview here >

DOTA 2 Interview with Valves Erik Johnson

Lee talks to Erik Johnson from Valve, the Senior Project Manager on Defense of the Ancients 2 about building a sequel to a game that started off as a mod, e-sports, balancing out the heroes and the possibility of a DotA hat shop.  As well as that, we also have some Gamescom 2011 DotA 2 t-shirt double packs to give away, including the limited edition tournament shirt, a character shirt and DotA 2 lanyard…
Watch our full DOTA 2 interview here >

Blizzard Press Presentation: World of Warcraft

It’s hard to imagine that less than a year on it since its release, Cataclysm is about to receive its last big content patch, thus signalling the downward spiral toward its untimely end before a new expansion raises from the Deathwing charred ashes and the cycle starts anew. With patch 4.3 comes the long awaited raid encounter with Deathwing, Cataclysm’s  major badass that happens to be hell-bent on turning the world into nothing but a pile of ash…
Read Blizzard’s full WoW press presentation here >

SWTOR Interview with Stephen Reid

Adam talks to Stephen Reid from Bioware, Community Manager for the Old Republic. With the Star Wars booth towering over hall six ominously and a rock and roll style crowd that goes absolutely wild for just the faintest of looks at the highly anticipated MMO it’s as clear as a Tatooine sun that the Old republic is on everyone’s minds. If that’s not enough to satisfy your Sith Lord style ways then we also have some rather excellent posters to give away…
Watch our full SWTOR interview here >

Risen 2: Dark Waters Hands-on Preview & Interview

Back in June, we had a chance to get our first look at Risen 2: Dark Waters during our exhaustive coverage of E3.  It was quite an eye opener at the time as the graphics had been improved considerably from the first game and a little droplet of excitement once again oozed out as I feasted my eyes on the rolling vistas and treacherous coastlines.  That was, as mentioned above, only two months ago and yet so much has happened since then.
Full Risen 2 interview and hands-on preview here >

Joe Danger: The Movie Interview with Sean Murray

You may be forgiven for thinking that the halls of Gamescom 2011 are filled with nothing but city-block sized booths from the gaming world’s biggest players and, while there are indeed times that it does feel like that, it may not always be the case. Within the heart of Hall 8, surrounded by the likes of Batman: Arkham City, Nintendo, and Sega sits a rather humble booth; one that belongs to Guildford based indie developer Hello Games…
Watch our full interview with Hello Games here >

Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine Preview

There’s been a running joke that the shooter genre has become saturated with the various types of marines from space, so when Relic announced Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine it certainly caused a few smiles, for irony’s sake at least. Stepping into the E3 booth of THQ, who are publishing the title, I find myself dodging out of the way of two life size Space Marines and into an actual drop pod…
Read our full Space Marine Preview here >

And More…

What you see above isn’t all of our Gamescom coverage and we’ve plenty more where that came from. So if you are looking for our full coverage on everything we seen at Gamescom 2011 including: previews, interviews, podcasts and daily diaries. If your not already doing so why not follow us on twitter and like us on Facebook to keep up with everything GamingLives.
And finally a big thanks to everybody who played a part in our Gamescom adventure.

Our full Gamescom 2011 coverage here >

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  1. Mike Barton says:

    Absolutely awesome work guys!

  2. Lorna Lorna says:

    Thanks Mike, it is an exhausting time usually, but the coverage is worth it :)

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