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Gamescom 2014: Day 0 in Photos

Day 0 of Gamescom, a day exclusively for the press and members of the games industry has come to a close. Tomorrow morning the floodgates will open to the public and mayhem will undoubtedly ensue. But the fact that it is relatively empty gives us the perfect opportunity to take you on a brief photographic tour.

The biggest console gaming franchise on the planet is front and center

The biggest console gaming franchise on the planet is front and center

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Welcome to Gaming Nirvana

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That perfectly orderly and efficient line to get into the show was brutal!

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Strolling through the business center and what do I see? Big Blue

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facing off against Big Green

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If those walls could talk

Checking in for my first appointment of the day which was...

Checking in for my first appointment of the day which was…

With bonus nonfunctional audio! Deeper and less snide impressions to come..

with bonus glitchy audio! Deeper and less snide impressions to come..

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The cosplayers were afoot, even on press day. Does anyone know who these ladies are supposed to be?

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Their faces were not photographed to keep the Templars guessing

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Uruk Hi From Gamescom!

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It almost looks like Alien:Isolation is mocking the Wii U from afar

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These halls, and there are about six of them, are truly massive.

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Super Smash was Super Popular

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No word on whether or not this was a hands on or hands off demo, you’ll know on Friday when we do.

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While I do speak a little German I couldn’t help but giggle a little bit at the translated titled for Shadow of Mordor. Which does kind of work in context, as you will be taking out the trash as a badass Wraith.

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The Microsoft rep practically begged people to take an empty seat. Project Spark looks cool, I just don’t think most people wants to take the time to design AI routines, no matter how streamlined they may be.

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It felt a little weird to see Battlefield: Hardline so close to the Xbox booth, as they also are intrinsically connected to Call of Duty as well.

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And who doesn’t like creepy mascots dancing behind you while you try to ape the Macarena in front of a large audience? Despite that, the volunteers seemed to love it.

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Ubisoft had a huge presence at the show, and two of the biggest booths. Assassin’s Creed on the left and

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Far Cry 4 on the right

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One of the weirdest booth designs I’ve yet to see.

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Scratch that

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Project Morpheus, otherwise known as the Isaac Clarke simulator

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or the I will NEVER go into the water again simulator

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At least they weren’t making anyone sing along with the bouncing ball.

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Eat your heart out Goat Simulator

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Proof that gamers aren’t all lazy, unathletic schlubs.

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And who will be driving you?

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Sony had much more open demo stations, and the least chaotic as a result..Sorry no sarcastic wit for this one.

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Friends shouldn’t let friends Journey alone

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Off to my next appointment, this time for Dying Light, which I was very pleasantly surprised by. Hands on impressions to follow shortly.

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But an even greater surprise awaited me inside the WB booth, a very tired looking, but very happy Ed Boon, creator of Mortal Kombat.

Well that was Day 1 in a nutshell, minus the impressions of the games I saw, but you won’t have to wait for long, so stay tuned to Dual Pixels as we have a lot more reporting coming your way from Gamescom 2014!

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Eliot Rolen

Eliot Rolen

While I've traveled the world since the tender age of 6 I have never been far from the world of video games. I currently live in the Netherlands and aim to provide an international perspective on gaming culture to the ravenous audience of Dual Pixels. My favorite genres are first or third person action-adventures and western role playing games. That being said, I play everything I can on my PS4 and PS Vita.