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News: Need for Speed: Most Wanted Trailer Teases Multiplayer Reveal

Need for Speed: Most Wanted Trailer Teases Multiplayer Reveal

Gearing up

If 25-second trailers are your thing, this brand new Need for Speed: Most Wanted teaser should get you all hot under the collar. The animated short promises to fully expose the racer's multiplayer component at GamesCom next week – and that’s pretty much the sum of its contents. We suppose you could say that the video's designed to...

News: July NPD: NCAA Football '13 Sprints Straight to the Top

July NPD: NCAA Football '13 Sprints Straight to the Top

Industry woes continue, though

July proved to be another desperately disappointing month for physical video game sales in North America. Overall sales in the retail sector dropped by 20 percent year over year – bringing in just $548.4 million compared to $686.3 million the year prior. Hardware sales dwindled by as much as 32 percent, with a 23...

Rumour: Plants vs. Zombies Shooter in Development

Plants vs. Zombies Shooter in Development

What?

Plants vs. Zombies may be known for its light hearted take on tower defence, but publisher EA is looking to transform the franchise into a shooter. A report by video game sleuth Superannuation notes that Need for Speed: The Run developer EA Black Box is working on the console conversion. A job listing on the developer’s website offers an...

News: EA Teases Competitive Multiplayer Mode for SSX

EA Teases Competitive Multiplayer Mode for SSX

Head to head

It looks like a competitive multiplayer mode is sliding into SSX, even though publisher EA is taking forever to confirm it. The company released a teaser trailer for the “classified” mode over the weekend, showing at least five snowboarders diving out of the game’s starting helicopter at the same time. EA’s SSX reboot currently...

News: There's Also a New Weapons Pack Firing into Mass Effect 3

There's Also a New Weapons Pack Firing into Mass Effect 3

Posh pieces

The focus may have been on Mass Effect 3’s new single-player DLC during EA’s Summer Showcase last night, but developer BioWare’s also got some fresh new weapons in the pipeline. The no-nonsense Firefight Pack will augment your intergalactic arsenal with "two powerful new weapons and five bonus weapons" for use in Shepard’s...

News: New Mass Effect 3 DLC Explores the Reapers' Origins

New Mass Effect 3 DLC Explores the Reapers' Origins

Liara you excited?

As promised, EA has revealed the first details about Mass Effect 3’s first full DLC expansion pack. Dubbed Leviathan, the single-player add-on promises to expand upon the events of the main campaign with “gripping and emotional storytelling, compelling new characters, powerful weapons and unique upgrades”. By playing the...

News: Battlefield 3 Premium Has Over 1.3 Million Subscribers

Battlefield 3 Premium Has Over 1.3 Million Subscribers

Impressive numbers

We thought the late announcement of Battlefield 3 Premium would seriously hinder its commercial impact, but it seems like the service has been a huge success for EA. Speaking at a financial conference overnight, the publisher revealed that the package has “over 1.3 million subscriptions”, which is a significant improvement...

News: Analyst Predicts Challenges for Medal of Honor: Warfighter

Analyst Predicts Challenges for Medal of Honor: Warfighter

Been there, done that

Interest in Medal of Honor: Warfighter is at an all time low. Despite the game looking decent, it feels like the market just doesn’t care – even publisher EA’s typically dominant PR cycle is half-hearted this year. As such, US analyst Doug Creutz has decided to slash the title’s projected sales estimates. He previously...

News: New Need for Speed: Most Wanted Video Puts Its Foot Down

New Need for Speed: Most Wanted Video Puts Its Foot Down

Va-va-voom

There’s very little we need to say about this brand new Need for Speed: Most Wanted gameplay trailer. It shows everything you’d expect it to – an expensive sports car blistering through the fair streets of, er, Fairhaven City, with a throng of police cars in hot pursuit. Admit it: you’re already sold, aren’t you? The game's due...

News: Fourth Battlefield 3 DLC Pack Deals with Earthquake Aftermath

Fourth Battlefield 3 DLC Pack Deals with Earthquake Aftermath

On shaky ground

Battlefield 3’s fourth DLC pack, Aftermath, will transport soldiers to the hazardous post-earthquake landscape of Tehran, publisher EA has announced. The add-on will feature four new maps set in the aforementioned location, alongside a bevy of new vehicles and a brand new game mode. There’ll also be a handful of new Trophies and...

News: Mass Effect 3 Deploys Operation Overwatch This Weekend

Mass Effect 3 Deploys Operation Overwatch This Weekend

Loot pursuit

If you’re one of the six people still actively engaged in Shepard’s war against the Reapers, you might be excited to learn that BioWare’s preparing another Bounty Weekend for Mass Effect 3. This time the developer wants you to aim for successful extractions on any difficulty with at least one Earth pack character in your squad...

News: EA Keeps Mirror's Edge Sequel Dreams Alive

EA Keeps Mirror's Edge Sequel Dreams Alive

Through the looking glass

Here’s a bit of advice for you, EA: unless you’re actually going to make Mirror’s Edge 2, then please stop talking about it. Publishing executive Frank Gibeau is the latest suit to toy with our emotions, casually claiming that a sequel to DICE’s exceptional free-running adventure is “on the list”. Y’know, just...

News: Mass Effect 3 Voice Actor Confirms Leviathan DLC

Mass Effect 3 Voice Actor Confirms Leviathan DLC

Geth a load of that

It turns out that the hackers who extracted hidden information about a character called Leviathan from the Extended Cut of Mass Effect 3 were right on the money. Chatting with Eurogamer.net, voice actor Anthony Skordi has confirmed that the Reaper is set to be introduced in an upcoming DLC pack. According to Skor

News: New Medal of Honor: Warfighter Trailer Debuts Multiplayer

New Medal of Honor: Warfighter Trailer Debuts Multiplayer

Boom, boom, boom

Take a moment to close your eyes and imagine what the multiplayer for Medal of Honor: Warfighter might look like. Done? Good, then you don’t need to watch the trailer below. We’re probably being a little bit harsh, but we’ve run out of things to say about first-person shooters these days. There’s no doubt the latest Medal...

News: Battlefield 3 Dishes Out Double XP All Week

Battlefield 3 Dishes Out Double XP All Week

Headshot heaven

Remember those plans you made for this week? Cancel them. Publisher EA Games has announced another double XP event for Battlefield 3 – and this one’s set to run for an entire week. If you’re a Battlefield 3 Premium member, you’ll be able to earn extra bonuses for your in-game activities between now and 23:59PM PDT on 8th...

News: Battlefield 3 Premium Exceeds 800,000 Subscriptions

Battlefield 3 Premium Exceeds 800,000 Subscriptions

Splash damage

More than 800,000 players signed up to Battlefield 3’s Premium subscription tier within two weeks of the package being available, EA has announced. Chatting with USA Today, EA Games chief Patrick Soderlund explained that the service had already exceeded the publisher’s expectations. “We are very pleased with the performance so...

Rumour: Mass Effect 3 DLC Details Extracted from Extended Cut

Mass Effect 3 DLC Details Extracted from Extended Cut

Between the lines

It was only yesterday that Mass Effect 3 producer Mike Gamble teased the impending arrival of additional single-player DLC for the popular space opera. But rather than patiently wait for the developer to officially share additional information, hackers have taken it upon themselves to crack open the recently released Extended Cut...