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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 £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 — 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 — it's very "un-British" apparently. Its 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 — 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..
EA Sports has finally dished the dirt on the upcoming FIFA 11 at their GamesCom press conference
The biggest new headline announcement is the ability to play as the goalkeeper in new 11v11 online team play. Elsewhere, EA were keen to hammer home the points of refinement, personality and improved passing. FIFA 11 looks to be all about improving on the quirks of the previous games, rather than..
EA's just confirmed at their GamesCom press conference that hit XBOX 360 and PC RPG Mass Effect 2 will be making the jump to the PlayStation 3
The game will launch in January, 2011. How EA are going to bridge the gap between the first Mass Effect game (which was published by Microsoft) and its sequel is unknown, but we're assuming some kind of movie will be included on the blu-ray to fill players..
Fans of special editions will be pleased with the news coming out of Crytek this morning -- Crysis 2's set to get two special editions upon its release next year
The Nano Edition, which will retail for £119.99 / $149.99 will include an 11" statue, a high quality art-book and a specially modelled backpack to house the goods. Obviously, you'll also get a copy of the game housed in a steel case..
EA's just confirmed during their GamesCom press conference that England footballer David Beckham will be joining the EA Sports Active 2 team
David has always worked hard to stay in excellent shape and has inspired people around the world to make fitness a priority, said Jens Uwe Intat of EA. Were excited about this collaboration with David as the high value he places on fitness makes..
After a stunning CGI trailer during their GamesCom press conference, EA's just confirmed that Dragon Age 2 will hit store shelves on the 8th and 11th of March in the US and Europe respectively
We've included the trailer after the jump.
Rock Band 3's a music game
MTV's announced some new songs for the game ahead of GamesCom today. Names like Roxette get us excited, while Slipknot, Rammstein and HIM make us angry. It's a really mish-mash of tunes, and it's not even the good Roxette song. Consider us completely unexcited. You know what would be a good tune for Rock Band's keyboards? Bette Davis Eyes. Doo-be-doo-be-doo-be-duh-dooo..
There's a great stonking rumour over on NeoGAF tonight
According to user "De-Mon", Sony and EA are on the verge of announcing some kind of Mass Effect port entitled Mass Effect: Genesis. "De-Mon" anticipates that the title will be announced during either of the companies' GamesCom conferences tomorrow, but suggests a magazine reveal over the next three weeks is also possible..
Hands up if you thought the Medal Of Honor reboot was going to be a weak Call Of Duty rip-off? A few of you, fair enough
You're all right of course, except for the weak part. This debut single-player campaign footage is surprisingly good. Sure, it's all a bit "dudebro", but whatever. The shooting looks good, and the visuals are pretty stunning for an Unreal Engine game. Perhaps this will..
After details regarding Crysis 2's delay emerged last week, Crytek's been tellingly hush about giving the first-person shooter an alternative launch window
Until now, at least. The studio's just confirmed on Twitter that Crysis 2 will launch in March 2011. More specifically, the game will hit the US on March 22nd and the UK on March 25th.
Just like last year, EA's announced an enormous presence at the Cologne-based GamesCom event
EA will be holding a press conference along with Sony on Tuesday, 17th August. They've confirmed that a live-stream of the event will be available on their website. You can hit-up the page and add it to your bookmarks by clicking through here. We've added the list of title's they're bringing to Germany..
Admittedly we know about as much about cars as we do American Football
That is to say, not a lot. Still, while we're destined to get pulled up in the comments about our non-description of the above pictured car (we think it's a Dodge Viper?), we just want to say that we like the way it looks. In fact, we're pretty certain Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit's going to have some of the best police cars..
We're a few weeks away from gamescom now, when one can assume that FIFA 11 will be completely blown wide open
We know the game's a few months off, and we know that Kaka's the global cover-star. This trailer seems like a grab at mind-share more than anything. It's almost like, "HEY, YOU LIKE FIFA DON'T YOU!?! WELL, DON'T FOGET THERE'S ANOTHER ONE COMING OUT REAL SOON. ENJOY THIS 30 SECONDS OF..
EA's confirmed that Real Madrid "superstar", Kaka, will grace the cover of FIFA 11 worldwide
Apparently, the midfielder is thrilled about this news. Ive always been a fan of EA SPORTS and especially the FIFA series, he "said" in a totally-not-canned press release. Being on the FIFA 11 cover is a great honor for me since very few players have this opportunity, and there have been..
Let's be honest, when the early months of 2011 roll around, we'll probably all still be playing Gran Turismo 5 won't we? That's why we feel kind of sorry for Need For Speed: Shift 2, the follow-up to last year's NFS simulation attempt
The last version was good, but it had too many bugs and quirks to put it anywhere near Gran Turismo 4, let alone 5. That said, Shift did have a stunning cock-pit..
While The Fight: Lights Out is far from perfect, our hands-on time with the game made us realise that there's something in this "motion controlled beat 'em up" thing
It's genuinely satisfying when you throw a punch and watch it connect on screen. A perfect game for motion control punching would be the recently announced Fight Night: Champion. Sadly, in an interview with Eurogamer, EA's distanced..
NBA Jam is officially heading to the PlayStation 3
EA's just confirmed it. But it's not what you think... While NBA Jam will be heading to the PlayStation 3, it won't be the full version and you'll have to buy NBA Elite 11 to get it. EA's Jordan Edelstein explained: Were still holding back the Remix Tour for the Wii consumer, and thats about 20 hours of gameplay, he told ESPN. But for the..
SCEA's confirmed that they've teamed up with EA Sports to release a new Madden NFL 11 hardware bundle next week
The pack, which is likely to stay a US exclusive for obvious reasons, includes a black PSP-3000 and a copy of the game. It'll cost just $159.99, which is pretty decent if you're in the market for a PSP. There are more details over at the PlayStation Blog.
It had to happen at some point
In fact, we're amazed it didn't happen sooner. LittleBigPlanet was such a run-away success in 2008, another developer was always going to take the idea; seems like Guildford's EA Bright Light are the first though. Interesting that it should be the team up the road from Media Molecule though, eh? Create actually sounds rather interesting though — even if it does have..
This trailer made us a little sick in our mouth
As if Medal Of Honor didn't already look like a big "USA! USA!" patriot jerk-off fest, EA's enlisted on the help of America's favourite pop-rock band, Linkin Park, to make it more-so. This new Medal Of Honor trailer is mostly live-action, directed by the "creative" eye of Park's DJ Joe Hahn. There are stars and stripes, crying mums..
EA's confirmed that those who purchase the limited edition version of Medal Of Honor will be given the opportunity to play Battlefield 3 within 12 months of MoH's release
Anyone who owns special package of Medal Of Honor will be invited to the beta, which will be available for a limited time. The limited edition includes a bunch of in-game goodies, including weapons (MP-7, shotguns) and camouflage..
Check it out y'all, we're playing video gameeeeeees on our Play-a-Station Triple. Wahhhh! This Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit game is so hardcore. I'm gonna jump around bopping the air, whilst doing an upside down 'Peace' sign. So cool. I love video games, y'all. Love 'em. Spin some Shifty Shellshock, DJ." Urgh.
Just like Eminem and Call Of Duty; Linkin Park's teamed up with Medal Of Honor to provide some hard-hitting tunes that will really make you think about the consequences of war
Either that, or make you fist-pump as you fire off rounds of your AK-47. The embedded video - which features Linkin Park's "Catalyst" - is a teaser for a new trailer due August 1st. Apparently it'll feature a mix of..
The boss of Crytek, Cevat Yerli, has revealed in an interview that his company has "considered" making a PlayStation 3 exclusive in the past
But don't think because Cevat is speaking in the past-tense, that the idea is totally ruled out. The boss reckons a little something could well be on the cards — but first their first priority is Crysis 2 and XBOX 360 exclusive Codename: Kingdoms. Sony is..
In somewhat of an unexpected announcement, EA Los Angeles has revealed the creation of a new studio: "Danger Close"
The team are currently responsible for the upcoming Medal Of Honor reboot, and will presumably stick to games with a military theme. Well - you'd think so with a name like that, anyway. As far as we can tell, this seems like a case of simple rebranding if nothing else. Danger Close..
You know what's better than Klei's PSN download Shank? Klei's PSN download Shank with two people
That's exactly what the game's Comic-Con trailer focuses on — showing countless dudes being iced by multiple players. Remember the front cover of Rival Turf on the SNES? "SIMULTANEOUS TWO PLAYER ACTION". Yeah, Shank should have that on the...
Dead Space: Ignition is due this Fall and will set-up the events Isaac Clarke's set to encounter in Dead Space 2
During a showcase last night, EA presented a little of the downloadable prequel. The product's got a comic-book aesthetic, but is fully voiced and will allow you to choose your own adventure ending in four unique conclusions. Completing...
EA's announced that Klei's upcoming side-scrolling action game, Shank, will hit the US PlayStation Network on August 24th
The game will cost $14.99. Expect European pricing and release details to follow.
It's official guys, and it's just shot straight to the top of our most anticipated games of 2011: American McGee's confirmed that Spicy Horse are working with EA Partners to bring the successor to the classic PC title, Alice, to PlayStation 3
Alice: Madness Returns is set 11 years after the original game, with Alice having been released from an asylum but still struggling with "nightmarish..
Update @ 22:17BST -- it's official
Of all the places we expected to see Alice In Wonderland's White Rabbit, we'd rate Twitter pretty low. Still, that's where the mad little furry has appeared, teasing an announcement of American McGee's second Wonderland-tinged outing due later today. The rabbit Tweets: "Follow me and stay tuned for a major announcement from the mad world of Alice..
EA's just took the mystery shrouded wrapper off 38 Studios' secret project, which was once known as "Project Mercury"
The distinctly not-Mercury flavoured Kingdoms Of Amalur: Reckoning is a single-player "open world" RPG, presumably of the flavour you'd expect from a game with a title like that. The game will compliment 38 Studios' long in-development MMO, Copernicus, and will even take..
Rock Band 3
Yes, Rock Band 3. That's a video game (apparently). And it's not too far away — the keyboard flavoured music game is set to attack US stores this October 26th. We're going to assume some people are excited by this development. As with any new game release, there are a host of pre-order bonuses. Wal-Mart people will get a $10 e-Gift Card thing-ma-jig. Amazon gets an exclusive in-game..
EA's just announced the next entry in the Fight Night franchise, Fight Night: Champion
The game's due in 2011. According to developers EA Vancouver, the biggest bullet-point is the game's new single-player mode, which will break the mold of what is expected in a single-player sports game. Players will be introduced to an entirely new way to step between the ropes and experience the drama,..
When you tell us that Criterion are making an arcade racing game, you don't really need to give us any more information
We're sold at that point. Hey, guess what? Criterion are making an arcade racing game. Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit takes the franchise all the way back to its roots. Do you remember the original game on the 3DO? ("Wanna go home and cry to your Mummy?"). Yeah, Need For..
Hey Dragon Age fans
Remember we told you to keep your eyes peeled to the Internet today? Well here's your reward: Dragon Age 2 is official as it gets, gracing the cover of the latest issue of GameInformer. Bioware's also lifted the lid on Dragon Age 2's official website. Details are scarce but the website does note that you are set to be "forced to fight for survival in an ever-changing world
EA's confirmed that Dragon Age 2 is a real video game, currently in development
There have been murmurings about the game for some time, but EA's finally confirmed the game's existence in a press release.Currently announced projects at BioWare include the development of ongoing downloadable content for Mass Effect 2, one of the highest rated video games of all time, Dragon Age 2, the highly..
Sounds like downloadable prequels are the new in-thing
THQ's planning one for Red Faction, and Capcoms got one planned for Dead Rising 2 (albeit an exclusive). Now Visceral Games has announced Dead Space: Ignition, a downloadable prequel for the upcoming Dead Space 2. According to Dead Space franchise executive producer Steve Papoutsis, it's...
Boom to the power of boom! No longer will you have to put up with sub-high definition visuals in your NBA Jam... Because it's just been rated for the PlayStation 3. Granted, the rating was carried out by a German board (and those guys are probably too high on World Cup fever to be thinking straight), but it's vary rare that a professional classification division would rate a product that..
Just so you know - Visceral Games are teasing something to do with Dead Space 2
They're teasing hard. A mysterious piece of artwork has popped up on their Facebook profile, with the words: "If you look closely you might find that there's a hint hidden in here about a big announcement we'll be making this week. Let the guessing begin!" Ooooh a puzzle. We're going to guess it has..
EA's confirmed that FIFA 11 will launch in Europe on October 1st
The Americans will get it a few days earlier on September 28th. They think football is played with the hands though, so y'know. EA's also revealed one of the game's new features. The Creation Centre allows you to create players and teams using a web-based application on FIFA's official site. You'll be able to give players distinctive..
Don't call the fire-brigade... Yet. These are just the words of EA executive John Schappert. He's talking about one of the most exciting features of the Sony E3 press conference: Sony's alignment with third-party publisher EA. The PlayStation 3's getting a whole pile of exclusive content courtesy of EA, and people are curious to know what sparked the deal. EA's COO John Shappert..
One of our most anticipated games of forever is the sequel to American McGee's Alice
"He's making a sequel?" we hear you cry. Well, yes. It has been kind of hush-hush hasn't it? He definitely is though, we've even posted a frightening trailer. If you're of a nervous disposition, you probably shouldn't click that link. Anyway, last time we posted about Alice's sequel was in November, so..
Microsoft's saving grace during a lacklustre E3 was their most casual title
Dance Central, the Kinect only groove game, has been getting rave reviews from those who checked it out during the course of E3. And it could be coming to the PlayStation 3. That's according to a report posted by Kotaku, who claim that Harmonix are considering using the PlayStation Move to bring the dance 'em up to the PS3..
Industry analyst Michael Pachter has exclaimed that Criterion's Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit is the game that gave him his "oh my God" moment at this year's E3
He told CVG: "Although I was most impressed with shooter games [at E3], there were a remarkable number of high-quality titles. I think that consumers are going to split a much bigger pot of dollars among more games, so it's hard to..
Are you loving the sound of vuvuzelas or detesting them? FIFA 11's got you covered either way
One of the game's newest features will allow you to tweak custom audio settings. Users will be able to upload sound clips — "Fivvvve Cantonas" — and mix them into the stadium ambience in accordance to events in the match. Which is basically amazing.
One of the most surprising elements of Sony's E3 press conference yesterday, was the enthusiasm with which they pushed multiplatform titles
A move which has long been considered Microsoft's forte, has seemingly been adopted by the upper-Gods at Sony, who offered EA a whole sub-segment of the press conference. From that we got two pretty huge announcements for PlayStation 3 owners - that both Dead..
Sony highlighted their relationship with EA pretty hard during their press conference today, revealing that the PlayStation 3 version of Dead Space 2 would come packed with a copy of Dead Space: Extraction, exclusively on the PlayStation 3
The Wii title will be updated for the PlayStation 3 and will include PlayStation Move controls to match the Wii experience. It basically makes the PS3 SKU of the..
Epic and People Can Fly's ostentatious shooter, Bulletstorm, is due to hit US shelves on February 22nd, 2011, Epic's Cliff Bleszinskis just announced
VG247's got a batch of new screens for you to drool over. The game's big hook is its focus on stylish, kills. It's more "outrageous fun" than "gritty seriousness" — if you get what we mean.
Sorry, we switched off during Peter Moore's presentation of EA Sports MMA during EA's press conference last night
Does it look dull? Hell yeah it looks dull. But that's only because we're not the intended audience. Sure we like the UFC games — they're fine. But they don't exactly fill us with blistering excitement. For those that care: EA Sports MMA is coming out October 19th on the PlayStation..
EA confirmed during their press conference last night that their upcoming Medal Of Honor reboot would be getting a multiplayer beta starting June 21st
Players will get access to two maps and will be playable on the PlayStation 3. EA also revealed a new rewards system for fans of shooter games — the "Gun Club" will provide members with benefits including in-game content, early access to..
So, in what's totally not a knee-jerk reaction to the Call Of Duty: Black Ops' Vietnam setting, EA's announced a new expansion pack for Battlefield: Bad Company 2 which takes players to - you guessed it - Vietnam
We'll update you with details as soon as we get them. EA's also announced a new "Gun Club" service, designed to reward those who...
Alongside a deeply impressive gameplay demo for Dead Space 2, EA's just announced that the survival horror title will launch on January 25th
The gameplay looks familiar, so no need to worry about EA going off on a complete tangent with this one. It looks awesome. We'll be finding out more about Dead Space 2 during Sony's E3 press conference tomorrow.
Criterion's just announced that their Need For Speed game, Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit will launch November 16th with a host of community features, and a return to the franchise's heritage
EA's released a new developer video which highlights FIFA 11's new Personality+ features
The new features' purpose is to give variation between players of different skills, and the tech demos EA have to show off are very impressive. One example shows a player of low skill turning on the ball and scuffing his shot into the ground, where a more skillful player is able to turn and volley the ball into..
Crytek's just revealed that Crysis 2 will be one of the first multiplatform titles to be playable in 3D
The game will join Killzone 3, amongst the ranks of the first FPS titles to support the television industry's latest push. "The success of 3-D movies like Avatar and the introduction of 3-D TVs from the hardware manufacturers tells us that this is the next big movement in entertainment,..
Klei Entertainment's upcoming PSN beat 'em up, Shank, is looking every inch the high-profile downloadable
It's unique art-style, ostentatious humour and fantastic animation really have our interest piqued. It kinda looks like a 2D Devil May Cry, don't you think? Consider us stoked.
Eagle-eyed users over at TheSixthAxis have spotted a little glimpse of Criterion's new Need For Speed title in GTTV's all access preview show
The split-second EA booth tease reveals Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit, the as-of-yet unannounced franchise update from Criterion - the dude's who usually make the Burnout games. No other details have been revealed yet, but you can bet you're life they are..
Watching this pre-E3 trailer of Dead Space 2 reminded us of a couple of things
Numero uno; we still think the original Dead Space was an absolute masterpiece. Numero dos; we can't wait to shoot the limbs off necromorphs all over again. To be fair, this Dead Space 2 trailer doesn't really show you anything you couldn't have experienced in the original game. But in some ways, that's the beauty of..
There are guns and fancy visual effects, therefore it must be Crysis 2, right? Here's your first look at Crytek's long-hyped first-person shooter which is looking
.. alright. Perhaps this is a bad selection of footage, but it all looks like rather average run-of-the-mill console shooter stuff to us, with the exception of a few standout moments (like where that building collapses, that's..
Our favourite thing about E3 - countdown teaser websites. Not! Next up Criterion, who are teasing their totally-secret-totally-not-a-new-Need-For-Speed-game Need For Speed game. The countdown ends just as EA's press conference takes off. Say, that's convenient isn't it? Watch the clock tick here. Sigh.
That USA Today video we posted yesterday was just a taster for today's deluge of information, as the Rock Band 3 embargo has finally lifted revealing details of real Fender six-strings and The Cure
That's right, The Cure. We were going to poo-poo all over this Rock Band 3 trailer because, honestly, we couldn't care less about it. But then "Just Like Heaven" came on, and we realised..
EA's Bright Lights studio may be working on the Harry Potter games at present, but they've also got another title in the pipeline -- a PSN release called Spare Parts
The game's based around the concept of robots working together to rebuild their space-ship. The game's a co-operative "online action adventure" title, where players will...
When was the last time you saw a game get moved forward? Yeah, long time ago right
Games only ever get delayed, they never get pushed forward. Well, except for Crysis 2 that is. EA's just announced that they're moving the game forward into the Autumn, as opposed to the previously announced end-of-year date. Woohoo. The news comes via a trade press advert in the latest issue of MCV. Word. If the..
With E3 mere days away now, the industry's anticipation is nearing fever-pitch
With pretty high stakes all around for the platform holders, it can be easy to over-look the actual core of the event in anticipation of megaton announcements and new hardware — that's the games. As we continue our E3 build-up, we list our five most anticipated PlayStation games of the show. In order to appear on this..
If you've been following us on Twitter, you'll know we've had some pretty strong predictions about Rock Band 3
We totally got the keyboard bit right. We totally got the 25 key bit right. Sadly, we were off the mark when we said the game would have light-up keys, but we were pretty close right? USA Today's just put up a preview for the game which we've embedded above. To be honest, it's Rock..
FIFA games are really, really good
Seriously, ever since FIFA 08 (roughly), EA Sports have been on a roll with the franchise. The thing is, FIFA screenshots are really, really boring. This first screen from FIFA 11 is no exception. It's Chelsea vs. Arsenal. It's John Terry. Wooohooo.
Confirmation indeed that ex-Infinity Ward employees Jason West and Vince Zampella work fast
The duo, who were sacked by Activision just a few months ago, are now teasing some form of status update at next week's E3 showdown. They'll probably show-up at the EA press conference, seeing as that's the publisher they are currently in partnership with. The news comes via a F
It's apt that the debut trailer for the console version of The Sims 3 is being hosted on MTV
It fits right in. Now we have no real problem with "scene", teeny-bop humour and stuff - but this is a step too far for our tastes. It's like, it's trying so hard to be hip, new and cool that it comes across old and tired. Just show us the game next time.
Publishers wonder why Wii games don't sell very well
Presumably because they're considered as "downloadable quality" titles elsewhere. Haha - but Nintendo's "loss" (it's not really a loss is it, but it's a good link phrase) is our gain. Or something. That's right - those Dead Space: Extraction rumours are back. Sounds like the...
We told you Geoff Keighley was back in the game didn't we? He's just sent out a Tweet regarding the reveal of Dead Space 2's first gameplay footage next week in GameTrailers' pre-E3 special
Another big game in our pre-e3 special next Fri First real hd gameplay footage from Dead Space 2. The show will also have the first gameplay footage of Killzone 3, amongst presumably a few others..
EA and Warner Bros
have announced today that the Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows video game will follow the movie's structure of being divided into two parts. The first part will release this Autumn. The final Harry Potter adventure has given us the opportunity to make a darker and more action-oriented game than we have before, says Jonathan Bunney, VP of production at EA Bright Light..
Given our certainty earlier this week that Rock Band 3 would feature some form of light-up keyboard, a report from Ars Technica sounds kind of disappointing
They're claiming that Rock Band 3 will feature a keytar. A keytar? Come on that's lame. Ars are all speculating that a new "Pro" mode will be included "that will require proper technique, and may lead to actual skills on guitar..
Well it's happened
It's been on the cards for, well, basically forever. Insomniac Games has finally announced that they're ready to try out multiplatform development. Insomniac's announced today that they are jumping into bed with the EA Partners programme (essentially a publishing deal that allows Insomniac to keep the rights to whatever games they create) and are developing a "brand new..
If you have any interest in Green Day then you've probably checked out the demo for Green Day: Rock Band
We're kind of hoping your interest in Green Day spans the Dookie-era and, well, only the Dookie-era. Anyway, irrelevance. What's important is the teaser image at the end of the Green Day: Rock Band demo. It shows teaser images of guitars, bass, vocals, drums and... keyboards — followed by a..
What could Rock Band 3 do that's going to be so radically different? It's not E3 yet so we can't actually say, but Harmonix wants you to know that whatever they do, it'll be the "next big leap in music gaming"
Appropriately named Dan Teasdale has blogged that "you'll be surprised just how big this game is". Apparently it's going to be a "big step forward". Going on past..
Crytek's been hyping Crysis 2 for a while now
They claim that they're going to set the graphical benchmark of all three consoles the game's due to release on. From the Playstation 3's perspective - it's some challenge to take on Sony's own in-house studios. But man - these screens do look pretty. We're assuming they're running on a super-powerful PC rig, but if Crytek can get the visuals anywhere..
Thank goodness for EA, Epic Games and People Can Fly, who are about to embark on the first non-super gritty military shooter in what seems like ages
Bulletstorm - a mish-mash of colours, ridiculous guns and a "skill kills" - looks set to bring actual genuine brainless fun back to the FPS genre. And we welcome that with open arms. Boom!
EA's announced today that they are adding a four-player online co-op mode to their hit shooter, Battlefield: Bad Company 2
The mode's called "Onslaught". Apparently it'll be playable on four maps - Valparaiso, Atacama Desert, Isla Inocentes, and Nelson Bay - with each being redesigned with new lighting, time of day and vehicles. Apparently each map will have a different gameplay focus. No..