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GamesCon 2012: Combine harvesters are pretty cool

Posted by: Nathaniel at 8/16/2012 12:37 PM
Guys (well, men and women both I'm sure - but I can't imagine that it's not mostly men) love heavy machinery.  It expresses itself in a million ways: There are people obsessed with trains, aircraft, tanks; no matter the kind of heavy machinery - there is some faction of men that love it.  Videogames allow us to express that love in a tangible way that is better than simply looking at them.  In Videogames we get to virtually operate them and that is almost as good as operating them in real life.

Enter Farming Simulator 2013.  This trailer for Farming Simulator 2013 focuses on Combine harvesters and other tractors.  Combines may not be tanks, or even trains, but they're still giant machines and the closest thing to real transformers well ever see. 



Farming Simulator 2013: The Gamescom Teaser

COLOGNE - Aug. 16, 2012 - Presented for the first time at Gamescom in Cologne, Germany (where Farming Simulator is, more than anywhere else, a colossal success), Farming Simulator 2013 unveils its first video teaser today!

Watch the Video.

Slated for release on PC in October 2012, and on Playstation®3 and Xbox 360® in Q1 2013, this short video presents some of the game’s novelties, like a brand new playable map, plus a few of its numerous new machines such as the gigantic Grimme harvesters! With the 2011 edition,  Farming Simulator, has surprised the world by becoming a stunning hit which went on to become the best-seller in some of the main European countries (over 500,000 copies sold in France and Germany). Today, the leading farming sim is about to come back on PC, and for the very first time, Farming Simulator 2013 will be available on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360!

Farming Simulator 2013 keeps all the ingredients that makes the staple of virtual farming, while incorporating many new machines, vehicles, crops, animals, and environment. Farming Simulator 2013 features equipment from top 20 vehicle manufacturers. Dozens of new machines have found their way into the game, such as the notable brand Case IH, as well as some special, gigantic farming machines, like Grimme’s harvester which makes an appearance in today’s video.

Of course, this edition keeps its complete online mode and online services, making it possible for the community to manage a farm with upto 10 players in multiplayer, and also create, download and share mods, vehicles, and equipment, as well as custom made tools through the customization options directly integrated into the game.

About Giants Software
Giants Software GmbH is a Swiss video game development studio based in Zurick. Since 2004, Software Giants has produced many innovative games and technologic products. In addition to the development of their successful games Farming Simulator and Demolition Company, Giants Studios offers its own game engine. For more information :
http://www.giants-software.com/

About Focus Home Interactive
Founded in 1996, Focus Home Interactive is an independent French publisher based near Paris, France. Known for the quality, diversity and originality of its catalogue, Focus has published and distributed original titles that have become benchmark titles worldwide - such as Blood Bowl, Sherlock Holmes, TrackMania, Runaway and also Cities XL and Cycling Manager.
In 2012, Focus will publish ambitious games such as Wargame: European Escalation, the new real time strategy game from the creators of « R.U.S.E. »™; Game Of Thrones™, the role-playing game adapted from the bestseller saga written by George R.R. Martin; The Testament of Sherlock Holmes™ on PC and for the first time ever on consoles; Of Orcs and Men, a great roleplaying game featuring Orcs and Goblins; Confrontation®, the video game adaptation of the famous board game universe by Rackham and also the official video game of Le Tour de France.
http://www.focus-home.com