gamescom 2013 (that's the official capitalization, don't blame us) is kicking off in full today and - aside from Capcom which is waiting for the Tokyo Game Show later this year we hope - all the major players are there in Cologne.
This is the very last gamescom of the era that started to drag video games consoles away from being games consoles and place them completely into the shelves marked, "Entertainment Devices". Next year will be all about Xbox One and PS4. It will also see the PC coming back as a games machine. But that's then. What is happening this year? And when?
Microsoft: Tuesday, August 20th - 10:00am BST / 2:00am PT/5:00am ET
Sony: Tuesday, August 20th – 6:00pm BST / 10:00am PT/1:00pm ET
EA: Tuesday, August 20th – 3:00pm BST / 7:00am PT/10:00am ET
Blizzard: Wednesday August 21st - 10:30am BST / 2:30am PT/5:30am ET
Nintendo: No conference
Ubisoft: No conference
Activision: No conference