Gamescom 2013 is coming!

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In just a few short days we’ll be packing our bags and heading over to Cologne, Germany for the annual Gamescom extravaganza. PlayStation will of course have a major presence on the Koelnmesse show floor, with attendees able to get their hands on many of the biggest titles heading to PS3, PS Vita and PS4.

On Tuesday 20th August – the evening before the doors open – we’ll be holding our regular Gamescom press conference, where we’ll be showcasing the future of all things PlayStation. The show will be packed with news on both announced and unannounced titles – suffice to say, you won’t want to miss it.

You’ll be able to watch the conference in full right here on PlayStation Blog, on our dedicated Gamescom page, or in PlayStation Home from 6.00pm BST/7.00pm CET/3.00am (Wednesday) Sydney.

Shortly after the press conference, we’ll be holding a live panel discussion hosted by journalist and broadcaster Dan Maher, where some of the biggest names in PlayStation gaming, including Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida, Beyond: Two Souls director David Cage and Assassin’s Creed writer Darby McDevitt will be sitting down to discuss the role of narrative and storytelling in games.

This too will be streamed live for your enjoyment, and what’s more we want you to get involved. Firstly, we’ll be inviting you to Tweet your question on the topic of ‘storytelling in games’ to @PlayStationEU using the #PlayStationGC hashtag.

Secondly, we also want you to help kick off their discussion. On Friday, I asked for your suggestions for your most emotional gaming moment ever. Duly, you kindly flooded the Blog with suggestions. Using that as a starting point, we’ve put together a poll of 10 classic sequences. We’re asking you to vote on which you believe has the greatest emotional impact. The winning selection will be the first topic of discussion next Tuesday evening and form the basis of the rest of the talk.

Please place your vote – we’ll be closing the poll on Monday 19th August.

Finally, please make sure you stay tuned to PlayStation Blog, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram throughout next week – we’ll be covering the show from every angle!

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