Gamescom 2011 - Microsoft's Ready to Deliver

Gamescom 2011 is underway in Cologne, Germany.  One of the largest trade shows in Europe showcasing video games and their future, Gamescom is the place to announce your biggest and most important events in order to shake the competition and gain as many investors as possible.  Naturally, Microsoft hit hard by releasing some of their most developed and influencial games for the next year.

Microsoft's goal is to become the number one console in the world.  Vice President of  Interactive Entertainment Business for Microsoft Europe, Chris Lewis, said, "We’ve been very clear that our ambition is to be the number one console not only in Europe but worldwide, and looking at our line-up at Gamescom while knowing what’s still in the pipeline, I’m confident we have the games and experiences to drive us toward that goal...Consumers of all ages continue to be captivated and entertained by everything Xbox 360 and Kinect have to offer and our commitment to the core remains undeniable.”

At E3, Microsoft showcased many of these games, especially the full range of what the Xbox 360 Kinect has to offer, but this was Europe's first chance to get an on-hands view of it all.  But the worldwide debut of the 2012 BMW M5 at the Xbox 360 booth still caught the eyes of those in attendance.

There was also a worldwide first chance at Gamescom for the public to play the classic maps Beaver Creek and Damnation in the re-vamped Halo: Combat Evolved Annviversary that celebrates the 10th anniversary.  It will be released on November 15.

Call of Duty:  Modern Warfare 3, FIFA 12, Gears of War 3, as well as a slue of other third party games made an apperance in Germany and the Kinect Star Wars is given its first public demonstration.  It is no Shadows of the Empire for the N64, but Microsoft is deadset on the appeal Kinect will have on the gaming industry with Star Wars as their crown jewel.

We will continue to update on Gamescom 2011 and what it has to offer.  Stay posted for upcoming Nintendo plans witht the Wii Family Edition, the PS3's new packaging, and everything else that is offered!


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