Farming Simulator 2013 Wins Gamescom

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Farming Simulator 2013 Wins Gamescom

The long-awaited debut trailer for Farming Simulator 2013 is finally here, and it's everything you imagined - and more.

It's only the second day of Gamescom but we may as well stick a fork in it now, because for all intents and purposes it is over, folks. Farming Simulator 2013 is in the house, and it's brought a debut trailer with it that will absolutely rock your world.

Following on the runaway success of the "stunning hit" Farming Simulator 2011, which sold more than 500,000 copies across France and Germany alone, Farming Simulator 2013 will feature a brand-new playable map with new animals, crops, environments and a wide range of vehicles and machinery from the industry's top 20 equipment manufacturers. The game's online mode will allow up to ten players to work together to manage a farm, as well as create and share mods, vehicles, equipment and even custom-made tools created within the game.

Just look at those beauties! They're all here: Case IH, Kuhn, Kramer, Agroliner, even the massive, super-hot new Grimme harvesters! It's glorious green and resplendent red as far as the eye can see! And holy crapamolie, is that an OCO 850 with an inverted-arm quad-disc thresher attachment I see? That baby's not even in production yet!

Farming Simulator 2013 launches on the PC in October, and then - because you demanded it - the franchise will appear for the first time ever on both the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 game consoles! This is going to be the biggest Farming Simulator launch ever, kids - don't miss it!

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(Retracted due to clouded judgement when posting, I just can't stand farming...)

Aww, don't be so mean to a niche game. There obviously are people who enjoy that stuff!

day one purchase [/sarcasm]

500,000 copies in two countries alone is pretty damn nice.

Too bad all I have to do to play that game is look out a window here in Manitoba, Canada. Does the game come with smell-o-vision for those few weeks this time of year when they harvest then spread manure over the fields? Because it's spectacular, let me tell you. Even better than stubble-burning season when it's so smoky it's like horror movie fog!

Yay farming.

(Says the girl who loves Harvest Moon...)

This was in the related video section for me.

This means I must pre-order the most expensive version of this awesome game while playing this song twenty four seven. :D

I can't tell if the article was written sarcastically or not....

I mean 500,000 copies in 2 countries for a farming sim seems like pretty good numbers to me, I mean we are not talking COD number expectations here.

I first got interested in the farming sim life through this video:
Farming Simulator - No Plow | 360 Crop Rotation

But if it seriously is a niche market, power to them.

0 points for making fun of the 2nd easiest target in gaming.

Now that I think about it, I legitimately want to at least try this game. If it's like a tycoon kind of game I might actually enjoy it.

Sassafrass:
This was in the related video section for me.

This means I must pre-order the most expensive version of this awesome game while playing this song twenty four seven. :D

I just saw that as well. I'm going to be listening to this for days

Exterminas:
Aww, don't be so mean to a niche game. There obviously are people who enjoy that stuff!

Yeah, we really don't need the snark. This is about as mature as COD players pooing on anything that's not COD.

I wish Excalibur would swoop in and steal the show with a new Street Cleaner Simulator. Being one of the best games of all time, it's surprising that we haven't seen more of it.

anyone remember the old classic lawnmower simulator? i demand a hd remake!

grats to those guys tho i see these type of games and think who the heck buys that? but then i also felt the same way about baywatch and the hoff, i hear that stuff was huge in france also.

This is possibly the best news article in the history of the Escapist.

Is this from the same guys that do the street cleaning simulators? I seem to recall those are popular in Germany as well.

What kind of fruits would want to play that?

I used to laugh at these sorts of games as well, but then I picked up Train Simulator 2012 for 2.50 one steam sale and as one of those kids who spent hours with a train set as a kid it was great! Sadly it does mean I have to right to mock these games, but if others enjoy them then great and instead of mocking it, maybe you should give it a decent try.

cerebus23:
grats to those guys tho i see these type of games and think who the heck buys that? but then i also felt the same way about baywatch and the hoff, i hear that stuff was huge in france also.

Germans Love David Hasselhoff

IndomitableSam:
(Says the girl who loves Harvest Moon...)

No-one with a hint of an inner child could hate Harvest Moon.

Can't tell if serious or...

>_>

With such a glowing endorsement, I'm sure it will soon be raking in the denaro.
If it continues with such astounding trailers, it's going to reap what it has sown.
Its potential is continually growing.
If they market it properly, they'll have quite a harvest.
...
I'll show myself out.

Wow. Way to arrogantly dump on a developer, Andy. I mean seriously wtf? You may not take them seriously but they have just as much right to be at Gamescom as any other dev. If this were say maybe an article on Cracked or some other humor site I'd have found it funny, but an insulting bit like this has no business on a news site.

I'm just stunned. I never thought I'd find myself saying this but I've really lost a large amount of respect for this site because of this.

Oh I see. It's supposed to be funny!

Autobots disapprove.

Did Farming Simulator kill your family or something, Mr. Chalk? Jeez. This is nasty.

Obviously a game so far from the mainstream taking itself seriously is an opportunity for amusement, but this is pure vitriol.

Is... is this a joke? I mean, I understand the appeal of niche games. I enjoy a few of them myself. But the way this article is phrased seems to make this game come across as the greatest thing since sliced bread. Maybe I should buy the first one to see if it's any good...

Kajin:
Is... is this a joke? I mean, I understand the appeal of niche games. I enjoy a few of them myself. But the way this article is phrased seems to make this game come across as the greatest thing since sliced bread. Maybe I should buy the first one to see if it's any good...

You may want to look up the word "sarcasm" in a dictionary. :D
Or maybe you are new to the internet, in which case I apologize.

well, the story isnt as stupid as Victory: The Age of Racing.
also andy:
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Exterminas:
You may want to look up the word "sarcasm" in a dictionary. :D
Or maybe you are new to the internet, in which case I apologize.

I understand what sarcasm means. As anyone who has spent any time at all on the internet can tell you, it doesn't translate well through text alone. Thus, my confusion. Maybe you haven't been spending that much time online lately.

CAPTCHA:
No, I do not plan on taking a cruise anytime in the next 6, 9, or 12 months.

Sassafrass:
This was in the related video section for me.

This means I must pre-order the most expensive version of this awesome game while playing this song twenty four seven. :D

Hahaha! That was far more amusing then this article. Way to pick one of the more WTF moments of the vid for your new avatar. As to the article: I would never have heard of this game without this. (Let alone this video. Thanks for that!)

The Escapist.

The shining light of Games Journalism.

This is all

Thats why farming is epic

Exterminas:

Kajin:
Is... is this a joke? I mean, I understand the appeal of niche games. I enjoy a few of them myself. But the way this article is phrased seems to make this game come across as the greatest thing since sliced bread. Maybe I should buy the first one to see if it's any good...

You may want to look up the word "sarcasm" in a dictionary. :D
Or maybe you are new to the internet, in which case I apologize.

Wow, you dun been troll baited...

Sassafrass:
This was in the related video section for me.

This means I must pre-order the most expensive version of this awesome game while playing this song twenty four seven. :D

hahaha your avatar gif was bumping to the beat of the song so well >_<

i'm going to have that tune stuck in my head for days...

not because I want to..of course

OT: Meh, not for me, and i'm surprised it's selling that much...but hey, whatever floats your gaming boat i suppose.

i have never heard of farming enthusiasts being a big thing..but hey, surprise surprise.

edit: now i see your fucking avatar was from the video...*sigh* should've known it'd be too good to be true

People who play Call of Duty are casual compared to the REAL gamers who play Farming Simulator.

Last Farm Simulator sold 500,000 copies in Germany.

I just wanna put that out there for discussion.

Germany is a surprisingly awesome market for simulation games (heck, I got a whole shelf of them as well, for whatever reason) ... Doesn't change the fact that those games are the ... weird casual thingy stuff ... No need to mock it, but of course it hardly fits the view of the "core gamer".

I'm going to have to buy 3 copies. One for my best friend for his Birthday and Christmas present and two for myself.

I'd make a snide comment, but I've spent an almost shameful amount of time on Harvest Moon games, so I can't feign superiority.

Also, I believe that Mr. Chalk just gave me a sargasm.

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