It never feels like it from our perspective here in North America, but gamescom is the world's biggest gaming convention. Attendance averages in the few hundred thousands yearly, dwarfing E3 by multiple times. It's Euro-centricity tends to motivate publishers and developers from the surrounding area to make bigger splashes there. Between August 20th and 24th of this year, we will have out eyes and ears open for the oncoming deluge of game info pouring out of Cologne, Germany.
This week is full of highly-anticipated new releases, including Far Cry 4, Dragon Age Inquisition, and Super Smash Bros for Wii U. With such a wide variety of game types spanning over all major gaming platforms, every gamer has a title to be excited about this coming week.
Ubisoft's highly anticipated title, which was announced at last year's E-3, launches today for a wide range of platforms. Set in Chicago, Watch Dogs is a first person action adventure game where you star as Aiden Pearce, talented hacker and former thug. You're out on a mission to right wrongs suffered to your family and the city is your weapon. Hacking into the Central Operating System (ctOS), you'll have access to all of the information that flows through an alternative version Chicago, where technology has linked all of the city into one massive digital playground. Did you know that one of the hottest wikis at Gamepedia currently is the Watch Dogs Wiki?
We saw so many upcoming games this year at E3 that amaze us, and Watch Dogs, the new title from Ubisoft, is no different. The Watch Dogs Wiki is the highlight of this week's New Wiki Monday, which hosts information for and by the Watch Dogs' community. This title will be available for both next and current gen consoles, as well as the Windows platform.
Watch Dogs takes place in an alternative version of Chicago. You play the game as Aiden Pierce, a renegade hacker, who finds would-be victims to rescue them from their attackers and evades the police by hacking into cell phones, super computers and other electronics. Multi-faceted combat includes parkour and stealth, and Watch Dogs has multiplayer elements available, such as trying to hack the main character.
When you're not exploring the alternative Chicago of Watch Dogs, be sure to assist your offline community by becoming a wiki contributor! The Watch Dogs Wiki relies on the amazing people who update, edit and add content when they are not in game. You may join this dedicated group by looking at the Watch Dogs help page, the Gamepedia Help Wiki and check out the IRC channels, where you can find Gamepedia employees and community members!