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 — which is categorically not Battlefield 3 — 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 — 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. 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 must rely on their own skill and teammates expertise to prevail as the winning team. 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. Regardless of which particular geography, everyone feels like theyre..
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 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" — 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 — 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 — 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 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 — 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 £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..