August 8th 2014 1:00 pm PT

Follow Xbox Live from gamescom 2014

The world’s largest videogames event, gamescom, is just days away. Xbox is going big in Cologne, Germany next week, and for the first time, you’ll be able to follow along at home – LIVE.

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Tune in on Monday, August 11th at 19:00 CET (1pm Eastern, 10am Pacific) to see Sledgehammer Games present the exclusive live reveal of Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare multiplayer. More details can be found here, and I’ll set up a post on Monday with a video embed for easy viewing.


For the first time, watch the gamescom Xbox Briefing live from wherever you are. The broadcast begins Tuesday, August 12th at 14:00 local time (which is 8am Eastern and an eye-opening 5am Pacific – set your alarm).

Immediately following gamescom 2014 Xbox Briefing, stay tuned for live playthroughs of some of our biggest holiday titles. Hosted by Major Nelson and AceyBongos. explore Sunset Overdrive, Forza Horizon 2, Halo: The Master Chief Collection and more with the developers.

Watch everything on, your Xbox One, Xbox 360, Windows Phone (download the app here) or on Twitch.


We’ll be broadcasting live to direct from the Xbox booth from all gamescom long. We’re lining up a packed schedule of key first and third party Xbox One titles, including developer guest appearances. More details to come next week.


Of course, I’ll be tweeting from @majornelson all week long, and updating this site. Xbox Wire will be previewing nearly every Xbox game at the show throughout the week, and look for daily videos on Xbox One and Xbox 360 Dashboard.

See you live on Monday!

Events By Jeff Rubenstein

  • Gazmaster3D

    I’m ready to be constantly updated with some sweet, sweet exclusives.

  • ElektroDragon

    Can we get some new Xbox One exclusives, maybe new AAA IP?

    I’m tired of the same old multiplatform sequels than I’m going to buy on the other platform anyway, and of the only new IPs being indie games.

    Ryse was a breath of fresh air, hopefully Sunset Overdrive will be too.

    • Mr XBob

      Compared to PS4, Xbox One already has the most AAA exclusives both on the market already and announced for 2014/2015…

      • Liquidfx Xboxdude

        he means good ones. jk

        • MURD3R HE WROTE

          and he forgot to put best before the most. Ps4 exclusives don’t even compare.

          • ElektroDragon

            Let’s agree to disagree on both your assertions.

          • MURD3R HE WROTE

            That’s true that most multiplats will be better or the same on ps4. agreed. Xbox has a great line-up this year, and it’ll be even better next year.

          • Zach Dolbeare

            Except online games. They will be worse on PoSN.

          • ElektroDragon

            Destiny proves you wrong. So does the The Last of Us. Wake up, it not 2008 anymore.

          • evilfangs .

            From my count PSN has been down twice and Xbox live five times. Granted I owed a Xbox one since launch and PS4 couple of months, but PSN has been more stable for me.

      • You are flat out wrong

        Oh look. Neil the little pr*ck trying to justify his fanboyism. PS4 has as many AAA exclusives as the Bone does and many more studios making actual exclusives that won’t run away like Ryse and Dead Rising 3 have.

        • Hans Musiker

          Oh, so you are a PS4 fanboy? Only coming here to troll?
          As long as Ryse and DR3 aren’t on PS4, they are still Microsoft exclusives (Windows and Xbox).

          • You are flat out wrong

            Ahahahahaha “Microsoft exclusives.” Newsflash, Xbot: Steam runs PC gaming and Valve aren’t the biggest fans of MS. Last I checked, people don’t only use Windows OS to play games too.

          • Hans Musiker

            Yeah, sure, any average user can install and use SteamOS. Also, absolutely any game for PC is available for Linux and Mac.
            And of course, Linux’s market share of private PC OSs is much larger than Windows’s.

            Last time I checked, most gamers use Windows on their PCs and most games only run on Windows. Try to read Steam’s hardware survey.

            Clearly, you are mistaken. Or, how shall I put it? Flat out wrong.

          • You are flat out wrong

            Who’s talking about SteamOS, pleb? I’m talking about Steam the client. Get a clue, Bot.

            Revenue for Windows doesn’t go towards computing and gaming hardware. Buying on PC gives people the power to kick MS out of the console industry.

            Now, please continue to be butthurt. :)

          • Guest

            Don’t worry, he can’t afford anything else than his PoS4 and is soon going to be murdered for it.

          • demfax

            Uhh you do realize that making death threats over the internet (whether frivolous or not) is an actual criminal offense in most countries?

            You are committing an actual crime by saying he “is soon going to be murdered”.

            It’s never been more obvious that you need serious psychiatric help.

    • llortretsam

      Agreed. With Ryse and DR3 coming to the PC the only AAA X1 exclusives
      that are left that I can think of is Forza 5 and Killer Instinct, we need more
      exclusives for it.


        doesn’t mean ryse 2 (if there is one) and DR4 won’t be exclusives still. lol the fact that those 2 old games are going to pc means nothing. Those games have been played to death on the xbox now is the right time for them to go to pc.

        • ElektroDragon

          I don’t care if they’re also on PC. I mean console exclusives.

          • MURD3R HE WROTE

            exactly what I meant.

  • Hans Musiker

    See ya in Cologne, Major!


    Looking forward to the show!

  • XLE

    Xbox Live Events?

  • Michal

    Good luck Xbox Team, rock that stage in our beloved Europe :)

  • Arcona

    There better be some crackdown 3 footage…. and finally get rareware to do something decent, like an all new big banjo kazooie platforming adventure full of wondrous worlds and secrets like the original! Or Kameo 2! or hell a new Conker game but something! tired of 1000s of fps games!

    • Professor Oak

      Honestly, all I want from Rare is Conkers Bad Fur Day (or Live and Reloaded) and Jet Force Gemini Ported to XBLA on 360

      • Arcona

        The only thing you want is a port of 2 old games? Balls to that. I want them to finally do something new and good! If I wanted to play them I’d just use an emulator.

        • Some guy

          Tell me where to find an Xbox emulator and I’ll got back at playing Live and reloaded.

      • beardyman3218

        Conkers Bad Fur Day would be an amazing announcement even if it was a HD remaster. I also cannot wait to see what Sierra is working on I thought they went out of business until they teased their company logo.

        • evilfangs .

          With Activision owning the IP’s for Spyro and Crash you have a better chance at winning the lottery before seeing them games released.

          • beardyman3218

            One can hope. For the games…and the lottery win :)

          • Michael Burden

            Since Sierra is an Activision subsidy, it is possible.

        • Michael Burden

          Activision is reviving the Sierra brand they killed off after the merger – don’t be fooled as it will not be the same company/developer as in the past. It is similar in name only much like the current Infinity Ward.

          That is not to say they may not make any good games, but it isn’t the same as the Sierra of past. But now being completely under the Activision brand, expect franchises that can be “exploited on a yearly basis” (paraphrased from a Bobby Kotick quote).

  • Mitchell Hall

    Really pumped to see the quantum break reveal I’ve been waiting for since e3! Hopefully we’ll finally get a release date as well.

    On another note, who’s seen that brand new trailer for the metro redux? All I can say is, wow. Now that’s how you remaster a game.. I’m looking at you the last of us and tomb raider. I can’t believe just how much work they’ve done on metro 2033 especially but last light as well. I’m extremely fortunate enough to only have tried the second game and never even played the first one so it’s going to be like a brand new next gen 2 games for me! And the craziest of all? They’re selling the total package for 50 dollars. I really hope this thing sells like crazy, and it sets a precedent and standard for what remastered games should entail.

    Now the only thing I’ve gotta do is try to get them both beat before destiny comes out ;)

    • Red

      Really excited about Quantum break as well. I basically have the same plan as you for Metro Redux. I want to beat them both before Destiny. But I also want to do one run of Diablo 3 ultimate evil edition before. I played Diablo 3 on pc but never touched the console version. In the previews, it looks super impressive as well.

      Lots of really interesting games coming in the next few months.

      As a side note, did anyone noticed how February 2015 is getting pretty busy with games?

    • Vans

      I agree that the metro redo looks great, but disagree with putting down tomb raider. One of the best games I’ve played in awhile imo

      • Mitchell Hall

        Oh I was definitely not putting down Tomb raider the game, I think it was one of the best games last year.. I was talking about the remastered version that was nothing more than a slight graphics tweak.


    I’m really looking forward to Advanced Warfare. GTA V dethroned COD for a while, but I think AW will bring COD back to #1. (:

    • Professor Oak

      Mostly cause Ghosts was rated so poorly and every one is saying CoD has gotten worse since 4. I honestly suspect this one will be no different

      • NOBLE SIX

        Nope. GTA V came out before COD and stole most of its sales and casual gamers only buy a couple games a year. Ghosts had far lower preorders than BO2 did which was before there were reviews were out.

        • Professor Oak

          Again, if I was good, it would have sold more

        • Professor Oak

          Also # of Pre Orders does not equal number of sales


      Halo > COD

      • ImTheMetalLord

        Everything > COD

        • RZIBARA

          Oh I can agree with that statement

  • Brian

    the link for windows phone does not work

  • Digiadam

    Hey when is the system update going to be released for the XB1?

    • LeTHaL MiGRaiNe

      I’ve had 6 updates in the last 2 weeks. not sure what you’re referring to.

      • OldSocialist

        Digiadem means for people who aren’t in the beta program, which is the case with most of us.

        • Digiadam

          Agreed. He should know that as well.

      • Rudy Bienaime

        Can you invite me in I like updates too…. Sad but true story. BTW GT: Mista AKA

  • LeTHaL MiGRaiNe

    it’s hard to follow live when you are wasting our time with CoD.

    • Nick Peck

      Um, it’s only a waste of your time if you click and watch lol. God forbid because you don’t like it that no one else shouldn’t be able to watch it. Walk on by…

      • LeTHaL MiGRaiNe

        CoD is a horrible franchise run by a horrible company, and is losing supporters big time due to a great BF4, and a great Titanfall. Titanfall 2 is going to be massive, and BF5 (I’m guessing end of 2015 or fall 2016) is going to be massive too, while CoD continues to be mediocre and lose players.


    Can’t wait to see some more Halo: The Master Chief Collection information!

  • Slapshot777

    the link for windows phone does not work

  • Luis Cajigas

    hope we get some info on gears of war and hopefully a new Ip.

  • Luz PT

    Shouldn’t it be like……Follow gamescom 2014 from Xbox Live.?

  • Emanuel Correia

    Hope there will be news about Forza Horizon 2 Demo.

    • Michal

      Yaaaas <3

  • Praytoseedeath

    Are others still having xbox one loading problems, apps freezing, and black screens… This sheet is getting old…

    • Michal

      No. I don’t know anyone with these problems.

      • Praytoseedeath

        Oh well then they must not exist…
        Even though Major has mentioned it and it’s talk about all over the internet.

      • Nick Peck

        Same here, I haven’t had an issue in forever with my XBO. Most of the ones I did have was because of early BF4 crashing like crazy. But otherwise, nope, been smooth sailing for me.

    • Daniel Waddell

      Yes I’m all three of those problems. It’s mainly on downloaded games & apps. Disc games seem ok.

    • Some guy

      It’s a feature! That way you don’t spend too much time on the television.
      MS always there for us.

  • ExocetNick

    Announce a remastered edition of the classic Nintendo Goldeneye and I may well experience a nerdgasm.

    • Disturbed_Court_Jester

      Didn’t they already do that with GoldenEye 007: Reloaded?

      • Gazmaster3D

        Same Goldeneye license, completely different game and with the rights to the original split between multiple parties we arn’t going to see it any time soon.

    • Some guy

      They already did the game it’s called GoldenEye Arcade.
      To get the game started, Microsoft, Rare, MGM, Nintendo and Activision agreed to revive the game in exenge of something, Nintendo would get Banjo for the virtual store.
      Then Nintendo being Nintendo, they just waited until the game was finished to cancel it.

  • beardyman3218

    Great that we can watch Live, looking forward to some amazing announcements. Any news on the next system update for the beta program? I.E. the september update.

    • Gazmaster3D

      I’m still waiting for the update to roll put to non beta XBO owners.

      • beardyman3218

        I thought that would be out by now, the beta update worked perfectly so I dont know whats holding it back. I hope it releases soon for you.

  • DTibb

    Can’t wait!

  • Residentsteve01

    Is the August update out yet?

  • DoublyDoodads

    Hope your twitch stream doesn’t have any music in the background…

    • Nick Peck

      It’s ok, 9.9 times outta 10 Twitch has audio difficulties anyways. EVERY twitch live stream I have watched always has it’s audio cut out for half the event. All you see in the chat section is “we are aware of it and are working on it” comments from them lol.

      I usually find somewhere else to watch it because of this. I’m not making this up at all, though I may just have horrible luck lol. There have been 3-4 major twitch live streams that I tried to watch in the past… We will see.

  • Sanpei

    Buy capcom and win this gen :)

    • evilfangs .

      Microsoft can’t buy Capcom because Capcom are a Japanese company and Microsoft is a American company which main office is based in America meaning it’s an international company. Only a Japanese company can buy another Japanese company.

      Microsoft would have to buy the company with a shell corp and fight through all the legal laws.

      • Some guy

        Can’t they just buy the IP and the studios instead?

      • Nick Peck

        Microsoft has Offices all over the world, they are international as well. Their main HQ is in Seattle of course, but they can totally buy Capcom if they wanted. However, it’s up to the Japanese that run it to sell out to an American company (and yes, depending on approvals and what not from local / foreign governments).

        Just depends on how badly they need the cash to get debts paid and if anyone else is interested in buying the whole company. But like Some Guy said, they could also sell off some of their IP’s to make some quick money.

        • ImTheMetalLord

          LOL @ “like Some Guy said”

          First time I seen someone say that. Some Guy sometimes says things are make sense.

          • Nick Peck

            haha yah, I thought it was kinda funny when I typed it out :p /chuckles

    • Ross Kemp

      Bungie says ” Ha !!!!! ” .

    • Brad

      It will take (Microsoft) a lot more than just buying a company like Capcom (which they can’t) to win this gen. First, they need to be in the game in order to win and right now they are only sitting on the bench watching.

  • ltsJoeMama

    Dammit, looks like I’m getting no sleep Monday.

  • Omar

    The link for the Windows Phone app doesn’t work. “Not found.” What happened?

    • Piotr Pastusiak

      windowsphone. com/en-us/store/app/live-video-player/0ae9f9fa-29b2-4318-845f-4e24ce52ca94