Gamescom 2018 in the newsletter: a Bundeswehr poster on Twitter causes incomprehension
In the coming days Cologne will once again be the mecca of gambling fans at Gamescom 2018. Gamer, developers, politicians and scientists will meet at the games fair and exchange ideas about the latest trends in the industry. In the ticker of FOCUS Online you can follow the events on Gamescom.
Bundeswehr at the games fair: poster causes uproar
14:37: The Bundeswehr has a stand at the games fair and provides a poster in advance for riots in the network, as the "Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung" reported. The billboard that has been widely shared in the network shows armed hunters in optics for computer games. Underneath is "Multiplayer at its best!". This slogan reminds some viewers of first person shooter games that are usually played in multiplayer mode.
A Twitter user thinks that warfare is downplayed and comments on his split image: "The Bundeswehr makes the war look like it's a game." The poster campaign is apparently meant to counter the personnel problems in the Bundeswehr. The Bundeswehr had not yet responded to the posters after questions from the "WAZ".
Hundreds of thousands are expected by Saturday
11.12 am: At Gamescom in Cologne the big stream of fans of computers and video games started. After a trade visit day on Tuesday, the opening of the fair was also on the agenda for private visitors on Wednesday – and they came in large numbers to test the latest game titles from the big companies in the industry. Hundreds of thousands of people are expected by Saturday.
New edition of the classic "The Settlers" announced
Wednesday, August 22, 2018, 9:15 am: The Gamescom in Cologne continues and opens for everyone today! From this Wednesday, the rooms are also open to fans and not just for journalists and trade visitors. Ubisoft has announced in the context of the games fair, 25 years after the original game to bring a new edition of the cult game "the settlers". The popular strategy game will be released in the autumn of 2019 for Windows PC (YouTube trailer for the game).
Developer Ubisoft has revealed on YouTube parts of the story of the new edition: "After a devastating earthquake with a mysterious origin that was forced to leave their country of birth, the settlers sailed off to a journey to the unknown, hoping find new home. " As with previous games, the new edition of "The Settlers", to be released next year, will focus on medieval flair and a building strategy.
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