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Ubisoft Reveal Their Gamescom Line-up

Ubisoft has today revealed a lineup of games including Assassin’s Creed Unity, Far Cry 4, Just Dance 2015, Just Dance Now, Tom Clancy’s The Division, The Settlers Kingdom of Anteria, Shape Up and more for Gamescom 2014, taking place August 13 – 17 in Cologne, Germany.

Visitors to Ubisoft’s booth (Hall 6, space A021) have more chances than ever before to learn more about their favorite titles first hand at the show. Assassin’s Creed Unity and Tom Clancy’s The Division will be showcased in dedicated 150-person and 85-person theaters, respectively. Attendees also can get hands-on time with a number of Ubisoft’s upcoming games, including Far Cry 4, The Crew and the recently announced Assassin’s Creed Rogue. Assassin’s Creed Rogue will be available on 40 pods, and The Crew will be available on 24, with the popular simulation chair available again for players who want the added thrill of playing from an interactive driver’s seat. Finally , Far Cry 4 will be playable on 90 pods, the biggest demo installation of its kind for Ubisoft.

There also is a packed program of activities scheduled at the booth. Just Dance 2015, Just Dance Now and Shape Up will be featured on Ubisoft’s center stage. Assassin’s Creed fans will find cosplayers roaming the area and tattoos will be available for every person who plays Assassin’s Creed Rogue. Meanwhile, Far Cry fans can have their photo taken sitting in Pagan Min’s throne. With additional community activities, prizes and performances planned throughout the event, there is something to keep every fan entertained.

“Ubisoft is making it easier than ever for Gamescom attendees to look at our games and connect with their favorite franchises,” said Yves Guillemot, co-founder and CEO, Ubisoft. “We’re hopeful that every type of gamer will find something to enjoy in our lineup and will have a chance to share their feedback with us.”

New, as-of-yet unannounced titles for PC, mobile and digital channels also will be shown during Gamescom for the first time.

Gamescom Award’s 2014: The Nominees Revealed

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The gamescom awards 2014 are entering their final phase: an international jury of experts has now announced the best new games in 13 categories from a total of 140 submissions. They all go forward to the race for the gamescom award 2014 title in their respective categories. In addition to a shot at the coveted award, the nominees can bask in the title ‘nominated for the gamescom 2014 award’, which is prominently labelled at this year’s gamescom, 13-17 August, for trade visitors and games fans from around the world to see. ThisisXbox.com will be in attendance!

The product nominations also signal the start of the race for first place in the new category ‘gamescom most wanted consumer award’, an accolade awarded exclusively by consumers. From 9 August onward those who are so interested can vote for their favourites on the gamescom Facebook page where the nominated games will be published . Kiosks with mobile devices and a voting tool are also to be found at gamescom itself – including in Hall 10.2. Voting for the ‘gamescom most wanted consumer award’ ends on 15 August (midday). On Friday 15 August 2014, starting at 06:00 p.m. on the Let’s play meets gamescom podium in Hall 10.1 it’s then ‘and the winners are…’.

This is also where the winner in the most coveted ‘best of gamescom’ category will be announced. The expert jury will select the ‘best of gamescom’ from among the winners of the gamescom awards in the individual categories.

These are the nominees of the gamescom awards 2014:

Best Console Game Sony Playstation:
The Evil Within (Bethesda Softworks/ZeniMax Germany GmbH) Evolve (Take-Two Interactive GmbH/2K) Dying Light (Techland sp. z o.o.) Far Cry 4 (Ubisoft GmbH)
Mittelerde: Mordors Schatten (Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment)

Best Console Game Microsoft Xbox:
The Evil Within (Bethesda Softworks/ZeniMax Germany GmbH) Evolve (Take-Two Interactive GmbH/2K) Assassin’s Creed Rogue (Ubisoft GmbH) Sunset Overdrive (Microsoft Corporation) Ori and the Blind Forest (Microsoft Corporation)

Best Console Game Nintendo Wii:
LEGO Batmann 3: jenseits von Gotham (Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment) Splatoon (Nintendo of Europe GmbH) Super Smash Bros. For Wii U (Nintendo of Europe GmbH)

Best Role Playing Game:
Skylanders Trap Team (Activision Blizzard Deutschland GmbH) Risen 3 (Deep Silver/Koch Media GmbH) Kingdom Hearts 2.5 HD ReMIX (Square Enix GmbH)

Best Action Game:
The Order: 1886 (Sony Computer Entertainment Deutschland GmbH) Evolve (Take-Two Interactive GmbH/2K) Far Cry 4 (Ubisoft GmbH) Ori and the Blind Forest (Microsoft Corporation) Super Smash Bros. For Wii U (Nintendo of Europe GmbH)

Best Simulation Game:
Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call (Square Enix GmbH) World of Warships (Wargaming Europe S.A.S.)

Best Sports Game:
FIFA 15 (Electronic Arts)
Forza Horizon 2 (Microsoft Corporation)
PES2015 (Konami Digital Entertainment B.V.)

Best Family Game:
Skylanders Trap Team (Activision Blizzard Deutschland GmbH) Silence (Daedalic Entertainment GmbH) LittleBigPlanet 3 (Sony Computer Entertainment Deutschland GmbH) LEGO Batmann 3: jenseits von Gotham (Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment) Yoshi’s Woolly World (Nintendo of Europe GmbH)

Best PC Game:
Heroes of the Storm (Blizzard Entertainment) The Evil Within (Bethesda Softworks/ZeniMax Germany GmbH)
Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel (Take-Two Interactive GmbH/2K) Evolve (Take-Two Interactive GmbH/2K)
Mittelerde: Mordors Schatten (Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment)

Best Mobile Game
Darkblade (NetEase, Inc.)
Super Smash Bros. For 3DS (Nintendo of Europe GmbH) Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call (Square Enix GmbH)

Best Social / Casual / Online Game:
Orcs Must Die! Unchained (Gameforge)
Dance Central Spotlight (Microsoft Corporation) LittleBigPlanet 3 (Sony Computer Entertainment Deutschland GmbH) SingStar (Sony Computer Entertainment Deutschland GmbH) LEGO Batmann 3: jenseits von Gotham (Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment)

Best Online Multiplayer Game:
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (Activision Blizzard Deutschland GmbH) Heroes of the Storm (Blizzard Entertainment) FIFA 15 (Electronic Arts) Evolve (Take-Two Interactive GmbH/ 2K) Forza Horizon 2 (Microsoft Corporation)

Best Hardware (incl. Peripheral):
Virtualizer (Cyberith)
Oculus Rift DK 2 (Oculus VR)
Project Morpheus (Sony Computer Entertainment Deutschland GmbH) Amiibo (Nintendo of Europe GmbH) SHIELD Tablet and SHIELD Wireless Controller (NVIDIA GmbH)

On 15 August 2014, the gamescom awards will be presented in public at gamescom for the sixth time. The gamescom awards are the coveted accolades of the European computer and video games industry. There is a chance to win the prestigious prize in a total of 15 categories.