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PlayStation 3 players of Mass Effect 2 have been reporting a strange glitch which leads to the loss of game progress
Naturally, this is pretty bad as Mass Effect 2 is a sprawling 30-hour RPG epic. Bioware says it's aware of the problem and hopes to have a patch submitted to Sony as soon as possible. Until then, the developer reckons restarting the game every few hours should help you to avoid the..
Dead Space 2 isn't even out here in Europe yet, but that's not stopping EA from announcing a chunky portion of DLC ahead of the frightful release
Dead Space 2: Severed will enhance the main game's narrative by providing "two standalone chapters in the single-player game". The DLC will follow Dead Space: Extraction's characters Gabe and...
While Portal 2's mod-tools will only be available on the PC, Valve's Chet Faliszek has confirmed that the PlayStation 3 will receive the fruits of those tools
Faliszek noted that "the content that comes out is agnostic, and so we will be seeing that on all platforms". That said, the content delivery method will vary depending on console: "Depending on the platform you're on, I should..
Mass Effect 2 is now available from the PlayStation Store for a whopping Â£47.99 / Â€59.99. Don't shoot the messengers. Don't even shoot Sony or EA. Unfortunately this is the stage we're at with digital distribution. Publishers can't undercut retailers because they still play such a huge part in the success of a product. Until we all...
We weren't the biggest fans of Need For Speed Shift
Functionally it was fine, but the experience was laden with bugs that really shouldn't be present in a game billing itself as a simulation racer. As such, Need For Speed Shift 2 Unleashed hasn't exactly been on our radar. The game's Limited Edition trailer has us sold though. Why? Listen to the music. Argh. So good. Anberlin, yo. They used an..
Incestuous cross-promotion this may be, we still think it's awesome
Players who pick up a copy of Visceral Games' Dead Space 2 next week will be granted an unlock code to redeem the "Ser Isaac Of Clarke" armour set in Bioware's Dragon Age II. While Isaac Clarke's futuristic space-suit has been toned down to fit in with Dragon Age's medieval aesthetic, the resemblance is totally there and..
If you buy Dead Space 2 on the PlayStation 3, you'll get a little treat enclosed
The first run of Visceral's scare-em-up will include a free copy of Dead Space: Extraction â€” the Nintendo Wii light-gun shooter â€” complete with revamped "HD visuals" and fully PlayStation Move compatibility. Breaking the silence on the exclusive PlayStation 3 bonus, Jeff Rubenstein's hit up producer Zach..
When Gabe Newell showed up at Sony's E3 press conference last year and stated that the PS3 version of Portal 2 would be the "definitive version," we assumed it meant we'd get an extra couple of levels and cloud storage
And we would have been happy with that. But what Valve's actually announced for the PS3 version of Portal 2 goes above and beyond...
The original Dead Space was good because of its atmosphere and intellectual commentary
It was scary because of the things it didn't show you, not the things it did. So forgive us for labelling EA's "Your Mom Hates Dead Space 2" marketing campaign as the worst thing ever. While the mature ladies spew hyperbole such as, "I think it'll make a person go insane," we can't help but..
While Mass Effect 2 looks and performs better on the PlayStation 3 than most late Unreal Engine ports (kudos for doing a good job Bioware), a few people were left deflated by the game's demo after Bioware's proclamations of the game running on Mass Effect 3's engine
Worry not though, Bioware's Chris Priestly has revealed â€” as we speculated at the time â€” that the demo was running on old build of..
Bulletstorm looks and sounds stupid
So stupid we've stopped posting the game's nonsense trailers on this site. We get that's part of the game's tone, but we don't like it. We hate it in fact. People calling each other crude names never was, and never will be funny. Still, the media seems to think Bulletstorm's a gameplay is worth a damn. We'll find...
EA's slapped a March release date on the upcoming Need For Speed Shift 2: Unleashed
The sim racer will launch on March 25th in the UK, and will be followed by a March 29th release in the US. The game will feature the Autolog component popularised by last year's Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit.
One of 2010's most critically acclaimed games finally releases on the PlayStation 3 (and PlayStation Network) next week
Mass Effect 2's launch trailer is embedded above, complete with moody orchestral score and plenty of intriguing gameplay and character footage. Who's going to pick it up next week then?
We wondered what that "Mass Effect 2: Coming To The PlayStation Network In Six Days" lark was when we opened up the American PlayStation Store this afternoon
Seems like our curiosity has been answered over on the PlayStation Blog: Bioware's confirmed that the PlayStation 3 release of Mass Effect 2 will launch simultaneously on both Blu-ray and the...
We nearly called it and then we were like, nah, too crazy. Who'd have thought Call Of Duty: Black Ops would become the UK's best selling game of 2010? Our money was on the Nintendo Wii's Just Dance. We were close. That came in second.Â But blimey. Black Ops â€” crazy that. Gran Turismo 5 fared pretty well, coming third on the PlayStation 3 chart, while Red Dead Redemption and FIFA 11..
FIFA 11 and Just Dance 2 are still the UK's favourite games
Probably because no games have released since before Christmas. All that changes this week though: new video games actually release. It's going to be interesting to see where DC Universe Online ends up charting â€” we feel like the game's beta has pumped some real positive feedback around the title, but we'll still be surprised if it..
Somewhere in developer People Can Fly's archives is a prototype for Bulletstorm where the game played as a third-person cover-based shooter
Producer Tanya Jesson told OXM magazine that the early gameplay was "completely different than it is now," revealing the game had transformed from "a third-person shooter to a cover-based first-person shooter to a non-cover-based first-person..
EA's announced the first slice of DLC for Dragon Age II, named "The Exiled Prince"
The DLC follows the story of Sebastian Vael, an angered archer darkened by the rage of his families' murder. Yup, it's Dragon Age. (Yawn.) Turns out Sebastian is a recruitable character in Dragon Age II's main campaign, so there's a bit of synergy between the DLC and game. Â“Our goal for the Dragon Age II DLC is to..
EA's announced on Mass Effect 2's official Twitter page that the original game's pre-order bonuses will be made available for free on the PlayStation Network through until February 23rd
The bonuses â€” which were given away with GameStop preorders when the game launched last year â€” include the Terminus armour (which increases running speed and...
EA's announced a massive list of games that it'll shut down throughout this year
The list mostly includes older games from EA Sports, though we daresay some people will be disappointed at the decision. While the games will continue to operate as normal in a single-player capacity, it's the multiplayer components that will be stripped out. Â“These decisions to retire games is never easy,Â” EA said..
EA Sports said they'd stick with Tiger Woods for their premium annual golf franchise and they have
The upcoming Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12 boasts the scandalous golfers name right on the cover. What it doesn't include is a mug-shot of ol' trouser-snake. EA's decided to make the inclusion of the game's Masters tournament the star of the cover. EA's used "state of the art laser scanning..
At the time of writing, Rock Band 3 is available for $49
96 on Amazon</a>. The game's developers, Harmonix, are worth a similar amount of dough according to a report on All Things Digital. The site details that Harmonix's independence cost investment group Columbus just $49.99. Of course, it all gets a bit complicated from there on. Harmonix's new owners assume liability including "music..
Nice little treat for fans of the franchise this
Those of you who've got a Dead Space save-file on your PlayStation 3 (it doesn't have to be complete, though we'd recommend it is) will get a reward in the upcoming Dead Space 2. A skin will be made available unlocking the original game's Plasma Cutter weapon. Boom. Now you can be all like "pew pew pew" and reminisce about a time when..
EA's John Riccitiello believes that while Microsoft's XBOX has a brand advantage in the US, Sony's PlayStation platform has an "almost-impossible-to-supersede" advantage on the global stage
"Honestly, I think that Microsoft has done great work the last couple of years, and they've made a lot of smart moves: hitting pricing when they needed to, the right combination of hitting price points..
It's a move that we never anticipated, but makes piles and piles of sense
Bioware's bringing Mass Effect 3 to the PlayStation 3 day-and-date with its XBOX 360 counterpart, but the franchise's previous title, Mass Effect 2, is finally coming to the PS3 in January. Makes sense that the port would run under Mass Effect 3's updated graphics engine, right? It sure seems obvious, but we never expected..
Mass Effect 2, you might have heard of it
It's one of the most acclaimed games of 2010 by XBOX 360 and PC gamers alike, and it's finally launching on PlayStation 3 in January of next year. But if you want to know more about the action RPG, then fear not --Â a demo for the PlayStation 3 version of the game is set to launch on the PlayStation Store...
We're just about a month or so away from playing Mass Effect 2 on PlayStation 3, but the long awaited release of Bioware's acclaimed RPG sequel only marks the start of a bumper year for the franchise on PS3
EA executive Patrick Buechner has confirmed on Twitter that Mass Effect 3 will also launch on PlayStation 3. It was already assumed that Mass Effect 3 â€” which received its first trailer at the..
People have been calling for a new SSX game for a number of years, but we're not sure SSX: Deadly Descents is what they had in mind
The flamboyant nature of the PlayStation 2's SSX titles appears to have been replaced by an edgy, gritty angle. Yeah. The trailer's after the jump.
There's some pretty strong imagery in this Mass Effect 3 trailer
Despite the game being accidentally leaked by EA's store over the weekend, there's something stark and interesting about a futuristic London sky-line. The sequel to Bioware's hot RPG franchise is due next Holiday. No platforms have been officially announced, but expect it to land on PlayStation 3. The trailer's after the jump. It's a..
Hours away from Mass Effect 3's official unveiling at tomorrow's Spike VGA Awards, EA's spilled the beans. A pre-order listing on the EA website's store has appeared for the anticipated sequel, and as expected it appears the game will almost certainly launch day and date on the PlayStation 3. Mass Effect 2 hasn't even hit the PlayStation 3 yet (it launches in January), but it seems like..
One of the highest rated XBOX 360 and PC titles of this generation is finally set to launch on the PlayStation 3 in January. Chatting to IGN, EA's pegged a January 18th/21st launch date for Mass Effect 2 on PlayStation 3 in North America and Europe respectively. The PS3 version of the critically acclaimed game will ship with a bunch of extra content. Who's picking this one up, then?
Dead Space 2's out soon and to tide you over until that all important January launch, EA's announced a demo
That demo's not out for a few more weeks though, so to get you through until then, have a new trailer on us. We won't charge you (this time). The footage details the Necromorphs which, surprise surprise, aren't very pleasant. We can't wait to chop their limbs off.
Trust EA to make Christmas a thing of misery
Visceral's announced that a Dead Space 2 demo will hit the PlayStation Network on December 21st. Unfortunately, we won't be playing it. Why? Because we're too excited for Dead Space 2. "That makes no sense," we hear you scream. Well it kinda does. We're so excited about Dead Space 2 that we want every single moment to be a surprise. We don't..
If there's one franchise that fans have been longing for on current generation consoles, it's SSX
The EA developed snowboarding franchise was a huge hit on the PlayStation 2, and it's almost bizarre that it hasn't made the jump to PlayStation 3 yet. We can only assume EA wants to make sure the game's done properly. According to Kotaku, a new SSX does exist and has been in development for two years..
At times Gran Turismo 5 feels more like an RPG than a racing game
Collecting cars, building them up, grinding out credits and collecting more cars is a big part of the experience outside of the racing. It's an experience that Need For Speed: Shift 2 Unleashed is aiming to avoid. Well, certainly if lead designer Andy Tudor has anything to do with it. Â“[Gran Turismo and Forza] are on pedestals at..
Here's a novel idea from Criterion and EA Games: watch a Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit trailer in order to unlock more content
EA's dropping three cars via a free DLC pack which they'll release once the embedded YouTube video scores one-million hits. You've got until December 12th to reach the tally. At the time of writing the video has received 247,260 hits, so still some way to go. The free cars..
What do we know about Bioware's new project? Well, based on the information that's been released today, let's break it down: It involves a man with a gun
It's being developed by Bioware. It's being published by EA. It will be fully revealed at the Spike VGAs.</ul>Nice. Brilliant. Fantastic. Why say anything at all? We don't even know if it's for a PlayStation platform for goodness sake!
Criterion's Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit launches today in the US
For some reason EA thinks it's a good idea to lift the lid on their next Need For Speed game, Need For Speed Shift 2: Unleashed. The game's being developed by Slightly Mad Studios and is due in the Spring of next year. Interestingly, the game's set to include Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit's "Autolog" feature - the social..
There's a case for Legend Of Zelda: Ocarina Of Time being the best game ever made
There's also a case for ICO, Super Mario 64 and Shenmue. Shave away all the fat though, and you'll probably find that Tetris is the greatest game ever made. One of the most pure gameplay experiences ever made, Tetris is both accessible for casual players and deep...
Mercenaries developers Pandemic closed up shop last year
They never got to finish Mercenaries 3, despite it being actively in development before their closure. Kotaku's got hold of a video demonstrating the game in its early form. The game was under the working title of Mercenaries 3: No Limits and was obviously still heavily under development at the time of this demonstration. If you wondered,..
We're not sure what to think of Bulletstorm
On the one hand it looks like a really awesome game. On the other hand it just looks dumb. We're not missing the point, we get that Bulletstorm's intention is to be a bit silly, but some of the voice work is a real turn off. "Pull up your skirt and stap on that dildo." Really? Really? Catch the trailer after the jump. <object..
We don't think EA could have made a better trailer to capture the essence of what they're trying to achieve with Fight Night Champion
When the game was announced there was a lot of PR hyperbole about how EA intended to capture the "dark and gritty" backdrop surrounding the sport of boxing. We didn't read much into it. But if the full game carries the same tone as this trailer, it'll stand..
Blimey, the "plastic-instrument" genre really does appear to be dead
Viacom's announced intent to sell off Harmonix, the developer behind the Rock Band series. No explanation was offered in the company's financial report, but it's probably partly due to Rock Band 3's poor commercial performance. The game was a critical smash, but it couldn't muster sales past the 8,000 mark when it launched here in..
There was some confusion this weekend as to whether the PlayStation 3 version of Mass Effect 2 would be getting bonus content or not
The game's boxart has wrapped up the rumours though. Yes the game will come with six hours of bonus content, in the form of pre-packaged DLC packs: Kasumi's Stolen Memory, Overlord and Lair Of The Shadow Broker. An interactive comic will also be included to bridge the..
The original Mass Effect is not coming to the PlayStation 3, but the franchise is
The celebrations start with Mass Effect 2 which is due to release on the PlayStation 3 in little over three months. XBOX 360 and PC players have been going gaga over the space RPG for the past 11 or so months, so we're literally aching to get our hands on the game. With the original game not making the jump to PS3..
It took us a long time to get excited for the music game genre that exploded a few years back
Guitar Hero was never our cup of tea because we didn't like the music. Rock Band seemed stupid because we'd rather be in a real rock band than a plastic one. It was the release of The Beatles: Rock Band and DJ Hero that got us to buy into the "music game" culture. We enjoyed both games, but they..
We've teamed up with the fine folks at EA and Mischief PR to give away three copies of Chris Ryan's Medal Of Honor novel
The book, which acts as a prequel to the Medal Of Honor video game, details the back-story of "Southern American old-boy Dusty, father-of-six Rabbit and no-nonsense soldier Voodoo" as they cross enemy lines in modern-day Afghanistan. To be in with a chance of winning..
FIFA games have been coming out for the past 18 years
This year, with FIFA 11, EA Sports has passed the 100 million games sold milestone. They are some impressive numbers. FIFA 11 sold 2.6 million copies after just five days on sale. To celebrate, EA's giving away their "Ultimate Team" card-trading DLC for free. Traditionally the DLC comes as an extra charge, but this year you'll be able..
There's something extremely cliche about tying a horror trailer to a nursery rhyme or children's verse, but whatever, Dead Space 2 looks absolutely amazing
The game's due out in January, which sounds like ages but is actually a matter of a couple o' months. We absolutely cannot wait.
EA's Easy division (the lot behind Battlefield: Heroes) are set to announce a new Battlefield related game in London this week
The game â€” which is categorically not Battlefield 3 â€” will be announced at an EA event on Friday Easy's GM Ben Cousins announced on Twitter: "Flying to London later today to show a new, unannounced #Battlefield game to the press. News goes public on Friday. (NOT..
Just when we thought EA couldn't possibly top those horrible, horrible dudebro party videos for Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit, they release these terrible commercials
The ads star Kevin Dillon and Jerry Ferrara from Entourage. They are also not funny. We're huge fans of the games Criterion make, but everything EA's done to promote this game has made us not want to buy Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit.
The most exciting part about Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit - outside of Criterion's class-leading race mechanics - are the social interaction features
The mechanics Criterion are labelling as "Autolog". Instead of simply giving players a taste of Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit's racing, the game's demo - set to release this week on PSN - will also feature the social aspects. Players who invite..
Boom. Crash. Smash. Yeeehawww. Or something like that? These super-duper sports cars might not be your cup of tea, but you have to admit â€” they look pretty neat as police cars, right? There's a demo for Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit due next week. It's going to be ay-may-zing, we're sure of it.
EA's just confirmed to us that NBA Jam HD will launch worldwide on the PlayStation 3 this coming November 17th
The game will feature the classic campaign, Tour Remix and 2vs2 online mode. The game will then get a title update in December, patching in Backboard Smash, Domination Free-for-All, Elimination, and 21. Â“We have listened to our NBA JAM fans and appreciate their desire to play this game..
That's expensive. EA's slapped a $14.99 price tag on the upcoming Battlefield: Bad Company 2 - Vietnam expansion pack. They've also dropped us a brand new trailer. But the price - good grief the price. Although, to be fair, you do get a bunch of goodies with it. Check out the trailer after the jump and make up your own mind.
Medal Of Honor's sold a whopping 1
5 million units over the five days since it launched. To celebrate the impressive sales milestone, EA's announced a new multiplayer mode called "Clean Sweep", an elimination mode in which players Â“must rely on their own skill and teammatesÂ’ expertise to prevail as the winning team.Â” Two maps will launch alongside the mode, known as Bagram Hangar and..
No joke. Visceral Games - you know, the dudes famous for Dead Space - have told Gamasutra that they're working on a Command & Conquer game that's "pretty far out". Nick Earl, who's in charge of action and strategy games at EA, revealed that the publisher is looking to leverage brands out to successful studios. Â“Regardless of which particular geography, everyone feels like theyÂ’re..
If anyone's stoked about Gran Turismo 5's teething troubles, it'll be Criterion
Technically Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit and Gran Turismo 5 are completely different games; but if GT does get pushed away from Criterion's arcade racer, we have to imagine they'll stand to gain. That's a good thing because Criterion make amazing racing games and Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit sounds properly incredible..
Medal Of Honor has been touted as EA's "Call Of Duty-killer"
While faring well, critically the game hasn't quite lived up to the weight of that kind of expectation. It's still expected to have a strong showing at retail though - and EA's described the game's first day sales as "great". No exact figures were offered, but the publisher did claim that the game was Â“well in position for an..
Just in case you'd forgotten, remember that an exclusive HD re-release of the PS2 classic Medal Of Honor: Frontline is set to ship with new copies of this week's Medal Of Honor reboot
There's a trailer for the re-release above. It's pretty cool actually. You can get more information about the HD remake on the PlayStation Blog.
Collector's editions are a bit of a con
Well, no, they're not really a "con" â€” it's just that they get you. They offer stuff you don't really need, but want anyway. Take this rumoured Dead Space 2 package which was uploaded to Amazon and swiftly pulled down. It includes a replica of the game's famous Plasma Cutter weapon. Do we need a Plasma Cutter? No. Do we want a Plasma Cutter? Yes..
We've got to be honest - we never thought we'd be quite this excited about the release of Medal Of Honor this week
But we're actually literally itching for our copy to drop through the letterbox. We think it has something to do with the time of year â€” it's around this time that there's always a big first-person shooter launch. It's normally a Call Of Duty game that's got us craving some online..
Having been anticipating Criterion's next racing game since Burnout: Paradise, we were initially somewhat disappointed watching others play Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit
The game looked slower than Burnout Paradise, perhaps a result of the unfinished frame-rate. But once we got our hands on the game - much was forgiven. Criterion know racing games inside out, and it shows once again in Hot Pursuit..
Politics have always been a prominent component of the NBA Jam series
It would have been foolish for EA to pass up on them in their NBA Jam reboot. Thankfully, the game's creative director Trey Smith has confirmed in an interview with ESPN that a series of political and cultural icons will show up in the slam-dunkin' arcade title. Famous faces are set to include Bill Clinton, the Beastie Boys,..
Medal Of Honor's multiplayer is a strange beast
We actually think there's a lot to like about it. But at the same time, it's so very familiar. The game doesn't appear to have any personality of its own; and while it's certainly beyond competent, it's also agonisingly akin to Call Of Duty. Our 16-player hands-on demo saw us checking out the game's...
We've not been huge fans of the methods EA's taken towards promoting Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit thus far
Yo, Salinger wrote about "phonys" for a reason you know. But whatever - we're going to buy this game because, take note, it's being made by Criterion. You know, the Burnout guys. Awww yeah. Those guys. Sold? Uh-huh.
We absolutely adore EA but let's be honest -- they've messed up NBA Jam
They totally under-rated the demand for the game across all three platforms, and while we've no doubt plenty of Wii owners are clamouring for the ridiculous basketball title, so too are plenty of PlayStation 3 owners. That's why the NBA Elite 11 announcement was so unusual. Players who bought the flagship basketball title on..
Dead Space is still one of our favourite games on PlayStation 3
Above all else, the atmosphere Visceral managed to deliver with their debut release remains unmatched. It was refreshing to see Dead Space 2 deliver that same sense of mystery. The game might not be set on the original Ishimura space-craft; but the teasing shadows and bright lights are...
In Bulletstorm you can kick people and chain combos like its Burnout or something
You can also wield a "quad-barrelled shotgun". A game so ridiculous deserves a terrible boxart right? Right. Well, courtesy of GameInformer, here it is â€” Bulletstorm's boxart. Terrible.</em>
Eagle-eyed Rock Band 3 fans began noticing this week that the game's PlayStation 3 keyboard bundle had been pulled from numerous US retailers
While the $130 pack is still available to pre-order on XBOX 360 and Wii, the game and keyboard are available only in separate entities on the PS3. That means the set costs $10 more than on the other platforms. Harmonix has addressed the situation by..
EA's announced that the upcoming Medal Of Honor reboot is the most pre-ordered title in the franchise's history
The franchise started some 11 years ago so it's some record EA are touting. They're also keen to point out that an open-beta for the game's updated multiplayer will kick-star on Monday and run through 'till next Thursday. The game launches on the 15th October here in the UK.
We've always liked flight combat titles here at PushSquare
Commercially they are somewhat of a niche product; and they do suffer from genre limitations. Realistically there is only so much you can do with a plane, gatling gun and a few rockets. MySims: Sky Heroes takes the gritty air combat format and makes it cute - a trait in itself which makes...
Rock Band 3 introduces a number of new features
Keyboards, pro modes, yadda-yadda. With the game's new pro-modes, you'll essentially be using the game as a tool to learn a real instrument. In the case of pro-guitar, this will require the purchase of an entirely new peripheral. And it takes Harmonix a ton of extra time to develop. As such, yo, your DLC is going to cost a little bit more. MTV Games'..
EA's announced that NBA Elite 11 has been delayed in the US
Which causes a problem for those who were buying the game just for the "free" NBA Jam supplement. Worry not. EA's confirmed that you'll now be able to pick up NBA Jam on PS3 completely separately from NBA Elite 11. Which is the way it should have been in the first place. The game's due to launch before Christmas. No word as to..
Worried that Bioware are going to do a half-heartedjob porting Mass Effect 2 to the PlayStation 3? Don't be silly
We don't know where all this concern has come from. "The story won't make sense." Yeah, as if BioWare, the studio who created one of this year's best narrative experiences, are going to do a sloppy job bridging the plot. "It'll be a rubbish port." Again - BioWare. It..
EA believes the PlayStation 3 can still topple the XBOX 360 in terms of sales
The publisher's European senior vice president Uwe Intat made his feelings clear to MCV, "We could certainly see Sony come back Â– in the UK it's still a head-to-head competition between PlayStation and Xbox, but on the continent Sony is traditionally stronger than Microsoft. "But we're very happy to watch the..
If we're being 100 percent honest, it's the online integration that has us most excited about Need For Speed: Hot Pursit
We already know to expect a quality racing game from Criterion â€” let's not forget these are the Burnout guys. So it's all those online options that have us stoked. Burnout Paradise touched on the British studio's vision, but Hot Pursuit looks to finally deliver that social..
Go and check your emails. There's a chance you might have been selected by EA for a Dead Space 2 beta on the PlayStation 3. Apparently, Dead Space fans have been "hand-selected" by Visceral Games to take part in the closed multiplayer test. Scott Probst, the game's multiplayer designer, explains in the invitation e-mail, "We have just launched a small beta which will..
There's a DeathSpank sequel out this week
Yes, we appreciate it's only been a couple of months since the first game released. And no, we absolutely don't want to play the game. We'd had enough of DeathSpank before the end of the first one. Still, we appreciate that we're not the only people in this fine world, and that others might be excited by the...
Because the world needs one more military first-person shooter, right? According to a series of job-listings placed online, BioWare's Montreal studio is recruiting for a "military-genre FPS"
They are after artists, level designers and more. It certainly seems like they're gearing up for something. No comment from EA this morning. We assume they'll keep a lid on this one for some time.
EA's finally detailed the anticipated Vietnam expansion for DICE's popular Battlefield: Bad Company 2 shooter
The package, which is due out this Winter, includes four new maps, six new vehicles, a 60's soundtrack and 15 time-specific weapons. It'll basically add a whole new layer to Bad Company 2's multiplayer, then. No details on the price yet, but...
If you buy Dead Space 2 on the PlayStation 3 you'll get a free game included out of the box
The Wii's Dead Space: Extraction is being ported to the PlayStation 3 with PlayStation Move controls. Obviously, the game will feel best when played with the PlayStation Move controller, as it's a rails-shooter designed with pointer controls in mind. EA doesn't want to rule everyone out though; those who..
If you've been reading PushSquare for a while, you'll know we love Alice In Wonderland
We're particularly fond of American McGee's interpretation of Alice, and as such Alice: Madness Returns might just be our most anticipated PlayStation 3 game at the moment. There's little in the way of new information coming out of TGS, but EA has released another short teaser trailer. Which is properly, properly..
It's hard to judge a game based on a 90-second trailer
It's probably something we shouldn't do in the first place. But it's hard to not be disappointed by the long-awaited announcement of Shinji Mikami and Suda51's "horror" project; officially announced this morning as Shadows Of The Damned. Perhaps it's a matter of expectation. Shinji Mikami (of Resident Evil fame) and Suda51 (of Killer7..
People didn't really like Medal Of Honor's beta
It was, after-all, a real beta though. Y'know, a beta where feedback was gathered and changes were made. That isn't the case for most betas these days. Still, whatever public reaction might be to the game; EA sure knows how to make it look awesome. Take the trailer above. It looks properly incredible. Sure, it shows a perfect scenario with a perfect..
No, you're right
Dead Space 2 does not need multiplayer. The original was such an atmospheric game because of the sense of isolation. So we're not sure why Visceral's decided to chuck in multiplayer. But whatever - let's just assume that the single-player's going to be the same thrill-ride we've come to expect from Dead Space, and assume the multiplayer's just a side-attraction. This..
We bet you Â£50 that Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit turns out amazing
Ignore all the marketing fluff that's surrounding this game, and just focus on what it is. It's the next game from the studio which created the stunning Burnout: Paradise, with one of the biggest racing game franchises attached to it. We suggest you don't take us up on that bet. Unless you like the feeling of an empty wallet.
EA's just released a trailer for the so-called Ultimate Edition of Battlefield: Bad Company 2
The game's shipping to stores across the US as we type, and will hit England on Friday, September 3rd. The pack includes a few extra bits and bobs. Aswell as a copy of Bad Company 2, you'll also receive: the four-player co-op mode Onslaught, Battlefield 1943 and some extra multiplayer gubbins. Needless to..
At one point, many moons ago, British developers Criterion Games were working on a Skate Or Die sequel for EA
Crazy, right? According to an article in GamesTM magazine, Criterion were working on the sequel before they started work on Burnout 2. Apparently EA were impressed with the studio's work on the Dreamcast title Trickstyle, and challenged them to resurrect their classic skating franchise..
Remember this video? Well EA and Criterion's just put out another one. And it's equally horrific. This time they're in Chicago playing Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit, man. Chicago! Wahhhhhhhh, these people just love playing video games! Dudebro! Dudebro!
One of the big new additions to FIFA 11 this year is the ability to play as a goalkeeper
We had some reservations about the new mode but it actually sounds like quite good fun. Movement is handled with the left-stick, while diving is performed with the right. There are a number of on-screen visual aids in order to get you into position and make sure you're covering the goal. It actually sounds..
Klei's cartoony take on Devil May Cry, Shank, is set to hit the PlayStation Network this week
Those of you lucky enough to be in the United States of America will be able to pick-up the quirky action title when the store updates later today. Europeans will have to wait until tomorrow. But don't worry, it's only 24 hours away. Whichever store update...
Most "betas" these days are multiplayer demos
Sure, they might be put in place to stress-test the servers or balance a couple of weapons but largely, they are a demo. Medal Of Honor's beta was not. EA's shared a gigantic list of changes that have been incorporated into Medal Of Honor's multiplayer component since the beta. Tweaks include improved hit detection, crash fixes, balance changes and much..
We were done with Deathspank before we even finished the first game
We persevered for the sake of our review, and there was certainly plenty to like about the package, but the formula wore thin a little too quickly for our tastes. It's bemusing, therefore, that Hothead Games has already announced the franchise's sequel â€” and it's due out next...
Aside from the PlayStation Network's Siren: Blood Curse, horror games have been a little tame this generation
Even the biggest new horror franchise, Dead Space, is markedly soft compared to some of the PS2's top horror titles. We're hoping that the EA published Suda51 and Shinji Mikami collaboration fixes that. News of a big Tokyo showing from EA broke over the weekend, leading us to speculate..
Disgusting. Angry. Tasteless. These are all the words of Britain's defence secretary, Liam Fox, when describing EA's Medal Of Honor reboot. Apparently he's not too happy that players can opt to fight as the Taliban in the game's multiplayer component â€” it's very "un-British" apparently. Â“ItÂ’s shocking that someone would think it acceptable to recreate the acts of the..
Announcements of announcements are never fun, and with GamesCom just out of the way, we didn't want to come across greedy by talking about new video games we've no idea about
But this was too good to skip over. EA's promising "several announcements" for its TGS Tokyo Showcase; and Tokyo means Japan â€” the home-land of Shinji Mikami and Suda51. Those of you in the loop may have heard a..
After the initial excitement of Mass Effect 2 for the PlayStation 3 died down yesterday, many people were curious how they would bridge the story elements of the first game for those who didn't play it
The original game was funded and published by Microsoft, so there was no way they'd let up exclusivity rights for the title. It's also a vastly inferior game when compared with the improvements made..
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