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Microsoft to host gamescom press conference


Microsoft is planning to host a press conference at this year's Gamescom according to a new report.

A final date has not been set and neither has a complete schedule of what is to be shown, however according to CVG certain developers have already been briefed and Microsoft will reveal more soon.

"We're excited to be back at Gamescom this year but we're not announcing any further details on our plans at this time, said a Microsoft spokesperson to the site, "Please stay tuned for more details!" 

Microsoft has never held a press conference at Gamescom before, usually focusing on having a presence at the show and leaving its main announcements for E3. 

Could this signal a big intention to gain a foothold in Europe? After all, other than in the UK, Sony is still the biggest player when it comes to console sales between the two on the continent and Microsoft no doubt sees European wallets as a much easier target than those in Sony's home ground of Japan.

With news of both Sony and Microsoft hosting announcements, we can probably expect a whole load of new surprises next month, which is exciting for all of us.

Edited On 04 Jul, 2013

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troublemaker's avatar
troublemaker 3 years ago
Going in all guns blazing for the XB1 huh? Not only returning to GamesCom, but a press conference. While I want to say "i see a few big surprise reveals coming" what's more likely is that it'll be another dusty fart filled with kinect announcements
Spear 25's avatar
Spear 25 3 years ago
Shouldn't we expect confirmed release dates at Gamescom for XB1 and PS4?
Johno Muller's avatar
Johno Muller 3 years ago
I want a confirmed release so I can book my holiday from work.
PrometheusFan's avatar
PrometheusFan 3 years ago
Unless Microsoft are planning on cutting the price of the Xbone by about a hundred quid before launch they may as well not bother. Will certainly be interesting to hear their sales pitch for Europe though, seeing as most of that TV functionality and shit they made such a fuss about in May is essentially useless everywhere but the USA, but the rest of the world still has to subsidise those features and functions if they want their console... and pay more for it than the US does for that matter into the bargain. Shambles.
Hymeleon's avatar
Hymeleon 3 years ago
GamesCom should be really interesting. When will it occur?
troublemaker's avatar
troublemaker 3 years ago
August 21st - 25th
JoeToots's avatar
JoeToots 3 years ago
Now can we have it in English David?
Johno Muller's avatar
Johno Muller 3 years ago
No, don't antagonise him
Loli-Nox-Tan's avatar
Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
Shocked he hasn't deleted his comment
JoeToots's avatar
JoeToots 3 years ago
After some of the comments he made yesterday he deserves it.
Johno Muller's avatar
Johno Muller 3 years ago
Yes, but if you keep talking to him, he'll keep replying
JoeToots's avatar
JoeToots 3 years ago
Fair point johno
Dead's avatar
Dead 3 years ago
I'd really love to chop David in to small pieces and bury them in bin bags.
Johno Muller's avatar
Johno Muller 3 years ago
Now look what you did, Glora
Dead's avatar
Dead 3 years ago
Natsy, i think the word you are looking for is natty, and yes I am.
Loli-Nox-Tan's avatar
Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
I am affair?
Bindiana's avatar
Bindiana 3 years ago
cos you be in the end Nox
JoeToots's avatar
JoeToots 3 years ago
y u no speakzzz englishzzz
JoeToots's avatar
JoeToots 3 years ago
david the thing that annoys most people around here is the inability to string a basic sentence together.
LFC Bywater's avatar
LFC Bywater 3 years ago
Can anyone that uses Boomerang games tell me if they do this? "Upon registering for your free trial, you agree that your debit/credit card will be pre-authorised for up to three times the subscription value to verify your identity, to protect us from theft and fraud. You understand that this may leave a shadow on your card for up to 10 days and these funds may not be available during this period"
PrometheusFan's avatar
PrometheusFan 3 years ago
Hassling someone for having bad spelling/grammar? Seriously?
Loli-Nox-Tan's avatar
Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
Ye Joe, what Kevin said.
JoeToots's avatar
JoeToots 3 years ago
y u no doing david whys this then
JoeToots's avatar
JoeToots 3 years ago
y u no doing david whys this then
LFC Bywater's avatar
LFC Bywater 3 years ago
What console you getting David, And what you got now?
Loli-Nox-Tan's avatar
Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
(Facepalm)
Dead's avatar
Dead 3 years ago
My boyfriend is 7 foot tall and in an ex Hells Angel, you don't scare me David.
DynamiteWhyte's avatar
DynamiteWhyte 3 years ago
This is getting boring really. Dont reply to him if you dont like him. Its simple, and stories wont get filled up with troll stuff.
Loli-Nox-Tan's avatar
Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
My imaginary friends are badass giants who are part cyborg and they will hunt you down and make you play Superman 64. DON'T MESS WITH ME!
LFC Bywater's avatar
LFC Bywater 3 years ago
lol, it is quite amusing tho but is getting a bit stale. Fair enough David, Going to get the Xbox but will more than likely save for the ps4 aswell.
JoeToots's avatar
JoeToots 3 years ago
pretty sure the 250gb slim hasn't been out 5 years.
JoeToots's avatar
JoeToots 3 years ago
pretty sure you haven't
Loli-Nox-Tan's avatar
Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
The 250Gb S Xbox has been out for 3 years
JoeToots's avatar
JoeToots 3 years ago
it's not even been out 5 years 'pal'
LFC Bywater's avatar
LFC Bywater 3 years ago
I tried to make the convo clean but it never works lol
JoeToots's avatar
JoeToots 3 years ago
Lol if you say so fool.
clnthl's avatar
clnthl 3 years ago
The Slim hasnt been out that long, he has the Silm though ;)
Loli-Nox-Tan's avatar
Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
WTF David, you can't argue against the fact that the Xbox S was released in 2010
Dead's avatar
Dead 3 years ago
Did David just get his mum to come here and defend him?
Bindiana's avatar
Bindiana 3 years ago
I have had the PS4 for 3 years now and the Xbox One for 2 years and can confirm PS4 is the better console.
Dead's avatar
Dead 3 years ago
Rubbish, the Xbox Two is much better than the PS4 and PS5 combined, I've had them both for at least ten years.
Loli-Nox-Tan's avatar
Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
I have had the Dreamcast 3 for 2 years and I can say without a question of a doubt that it is the best imaginary console ever
Loli-Nox-Tan's avatar
Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
Did anyone ever stop to think that David is telling the truth? He is talking to us from the future
clnthl's avatar
clnthl 3 years ago
Have you put in your preorders for the PS5S guys? whoa thats a lot of curves
Dead's avatar
Dead 3 years ago
Only if time travel causes severe brain damage.
JoeToots's avatar
JoeToots 3 years ago
seems like david has gone... finally.
clnthl's avatar
clnthl 3 years ago
Maybe he has gone BACK to the future? ... sorry i couldnt resist
Dead's avatar
Dead 3 years ago
Or just gone insane.
Loli-Nox-Tan's avatar
Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
ROFL. I didn't even think of Back to the Future when I posted that theory
Loli-Nox-Tan's avatar
Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
(Facepalm) David did you even read my comment?
Loli-Nox-Tan's avatar
Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
David, what does the word imaginary mean?
Loli-Nox-Tan's avatar
Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
I'll be happy to
Loli-Nox-Tan's avatar
Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
Looks like David figured out what imaginary means
Loli-Nox-Tan's avatar
Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
I really need to start copying his posts
Hymeleon's avatar
Hymeleon 3 years ago
If he will delete all his comments someone reading this tomorrow will think that David is imaginary :)
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Artemisthemp 3 years ago
I am interested to see what, Microft will show ad Gamescon
Whitey's avatar
Whitey 3 years ago
Ugh I hate when I'm late to the threads, I get to read everyone having a conversation to themselves talking about David. Why does he delete his posts so often for?
LFC Bywater's avatar
LFC Bywater 3 years ago
Maybe its because he may think that he will get told off... :P
Whitey's avatar
Whitey 3 years ago
LOL. Or maybe when he reads them after, he thinks to himself 'WTF Maybe I am a retard after all' and removes the evidence.
Loli-Nox-Tan's avatar
Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
ROFL. Whitey. I'm going to be copying his posts from now on anyway
yoda soldier's avatar
yoda soldier 3 years ago
You have made me laugh this early in the morning with that comment whitey.
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Mark 3 years ago
I looks like Microsoft will lose out in the US too. IGN is one of America's biggest game sites and in their last poll asking "what next gen console will you buy", 57% of voters chose the PS4. The other 43% was shared between the options XB1, WiiU, PC, None and they cost too much. Sony have aquired so much talent in buying 1st Party studios that their exclusives can not be matched. Nintendo focus on remaking the same games over and over again and people are losing interest. While Microsoft focus on paying for 3rd party exclusives which ends up biting them because once these 3rd party devs work out how much money they have lost buy not going multiplatform, they decide not to make exclusives for the XB1 again. SOny still have plenty of games to announce for the PS4 while I think Microsoft have played most of their cards already.

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