Expect customisation and cop chases
A few rumours circulating immediately after the announcement of Zampella and West's return to EA earlier today suggested that the duo's new studio, Respawn Entertainment, might be about to take control of either the Battlefield or Medal Of Honor franchises
That's absolutely not true according to EA Games boss Frank Gibeau. Speaking with Kotaku, the EA man said that the ex-Infinity Ward staffers are..
EA's just sent us word of the upcoming People Can Fly and Epic Games title Bulletstorm
The game was sort of revealed over the weekend via a GameInformer cover, but now you can consider the PS3 title official. People Can Fly has created a wildly fun first-person shooter that looks gorgeous running on the latest Unreal Engine 3 technology, and the skillshot system is a welcome..
Remember those fired Infinity Ward staffers Vince Zampella and Jason West? Y'know, the ones who practically created the Call Of Duty franchise
Yeah, erm, they just signed a new publishing deal with EA. Their new studio's named Respawn Entertainment. The new studio will retain full control over the..
Coming from EA, Epic Games and the folks over at People Can Fly - Bulletstorm is a new, ambitious first-person shooter heading to the Playstation 3
The game's been teased by various outlets for some time now, but it's finally been revealed on the latest cover of US mag GameInformer. The game's all about Grayson Hunt, the former leader of a black-ops team called Dead Echo. Time's been rough on Hunt,..
Valve have long whined about Sony's Playstation 3
We have the articles to prove it. But one magazine cover, PSM3, reckons their latest release Portal 2 is set to finally make the jump. The cover of the magazine hints at the release of Portal 2, alongside the announcement of F.E.A.R. 3. Valve announced the game as a PC and XBOX 360 title a few weeks back. Don't hold your breath over this.
The original Crysis is largely considered the best looking PC video game of all time
Those with a high-powered rig are able to squeeze unbelievable visuals out of the game. In fact - whisper it - if it weren't for Crysis' amazing visuals, no one would much care for the shooter. So in making the move to consoles with Crysis 2, developers Crytek want to ensure they leave the likes of Uncharted 2:..
Ready you get your World Cup on? Of course you are
.. There's what, two or three months to go? E3, World Cup and Summer? It's going to be the best ever, yo. If you really want to speed up time to the start of June, you might want to get into the World Cup spirit a little early, y grabbing the demo for FIFA World Cup 2010 which is due on the PSN tomorrow. The demo'll feature Italy vs. Spain only..
Here's a new way of making your debut - put it on the big-screen at New York's Times Square
That's exactly what Crytek's done with their upcoming shooter Crysis 2. The footage doesn't really reveal much: people are missing, aliens have invaded, New York's ruined, there are people in big suits. Still. What did you expect? Gameplay? Pssht.
Naughty Dog set the benchmark with Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
Sony Santa Monica raised the benchmark with God Of War III. Now Crytek want to take the console visuals crown with Crysis 2. Were aiming to set the graphical benchmark, executive producer Nathan Camarillo told British Playstation magazine, PSM3. Why would anyone not want to play a game with the best graphics they have ever..
Sometimes game demos can practically sell a game all on their own
Sometimes game demos can keep a game on the shelf. It's all a matter of doing it right. The original Dead Space did it wrong. It failed convey the ethos of the game, and subsequently put some people off. Executive producer at Visceral Games Steve Papoutsis is all to aware of that, and...
The crowd greet the 15-second snippet of Dead Space 2's gameplay with an "ooooooh-WHOA AWESOME", so it must be good, right? Duh
The footage shows protagonist Isaac Clarke making his way through a rickety train, before being forced to use some thrusters on his suit to make his way into the next compartment. The snippet's a little Iron Man, so it'll be interesting to see how Visceral Games maintain..
SEGA's Yakuza 4 has topped the Japanese software charts for this week, shifting a hearty 384,000 copies
The numbers are a little lower than those of Yakuza 3, but still extremely respectable. Elsewhere, the God Of War Collection managed to place 13th in the Japanese software charts this week, with Battlefield: Bad Company 2 not far behind it in 15th.
We've never watched MMA in our life, but we're perfectly aware it's a hot topic across the 'States right now
Hence the showdown between THQ's UFC Undisputed franchise and EA Sports', erm, EA Sports MMA. Much of this has caused a war of words regarding which "talent" signs up to EA's game. People that know more about this stuff than we do would probably be interested to know that Joachim..
Bioware's put a countdown on their website
It counts down to sometime on Monday. Why are we telling you about this? Well, because we kinda hope Bioware are finally going to man up and release the first two Mass Effect games for PS3. It seems ludicrous not to, right? Meh... Feel free to flame us if this turns out to be something totally bollocks.
Stop me if you've heard this one before: a military, multiplayer shooter has sold a ton of copies in Europe and the US
That's right: EA's Battlefield: Bad Company 2 has mustered sales of over 2.3 million over the last couple of weeks. Interestingly, aswell as the hard sales figures, EA has provided some more light-hearted facts pertaining to the game's success, such as 81 billion points racked up..
EA has announced that the third iteration of their skateboarding game Skate 3 will launch in May
They've pitched the game for a release of the 11th in America and 14th in the UK. We can confirm that the game has skateboards in it.
Harmonix's CEO Alex Rigopulos has stated that Rock Band 3 will be a "big step forward" for the series when it launches later in 2010
The exec told GameRant that gamer's can expect a big reveal at this year's E3:Unfortunately I cant say anything about Rock Band 3 at this point except that its coming this fall and its a big step forward for Rock Band, said Rigopulos. This has been a..
Oh look - it's a new trailer for Medal Of Honor
It features guns, shooting and some American-dude talking about war and stuff. It looks a lot like Call Of Duty. Which is actually a good thing we suppose. Though we kind of wish someone would make a shooter about big monsters and stuff instead of military men. Oh well.
EA's released some new screenshots for their Medal Of Honor reboot which you can catch over at Joystiq
We'd love to offer some insightful commentary, but they look exactly like you'd expect them to. It's Medal Of Honor in a post-Call Of Duty era.
Is it wrong that we're stoked for EA Sports Active 2
0</a>? EA Sports' foray into the fitness field was previously a Wii-exclusive, but the company have announced today that the game will hit Playstation 3 with a few neat little peripherals to boot. The game will launch with two motion sensors and a heartbeat monitor (amazing, right?) when it launches in the Fall. "Players" will be..
Harmonix's confirmed that they'll release the anticipated sequel to Rock Band 3 this year
Speaking on their Facebook page, the company wrote:Harmonix is developing Rock Band 3 for worldwide release this holiday season! The game, which will be published by MTV Games and distributed by Electronic Arts, will innovate and revolutionize the music genre once again, just as Harmonix did with the..
Stocks in Tiger Woods may have dropped in recent months, but golf video games with well implemented motion controls have become no less fun
Thus, it's extremely exciting to hear that Tiger Woods 11 will include support for Sony's upcoming Playstation Motion Controller to "give gamers an authentic interactive swing experience". There aren't any concrete details on the implementation yet,..
EA's announced that they will publish "Project Mercury" - an RPG set in the Copernicus universe by R
A. Salvatore - from 38 Studios' subsidiary Big Huge Games. Apparently, the game's an "epic single player" RPG and it's heading to the PS3 at some point in the future. No other information is known at this point.
Stuart Black, the man behind the PS2's excellent Black and upcoming PS3 shooter Bodycount, has revealed that Black 2 was in development at Criterion
The head told Gamespot that the game was shelved after the team lost their "direction".I certainly did some preliminary pre-production work on Black 2 once we finished Black, the first three or four months. I moved on quite quickly after..
What to say about FIFA World Cup 2010 - it's a FIFA game designed to cash-in on this year's World Cup
The difference being - FIFA games are actually properly amazing these days, suggesting even if it's only a small enhancement over FIFA 10, it's still going to be really fun. Plus this trailer has amazing music. Makes us feel all summery, despite the freezing temperatures outside.
One of the best things about the original Dead Space were the moments when you died
Usually, it's extremely frustrating when you die in a video game because it's a condition of failure. But in Dead Space, you actually got a grotesque reward for your failure - a clever little cut-scene that varied depending on the enemy showing Isaac get dismembered and pulled to pieces. One for the sadists. With..
You may have heard that Stuart Black, the dude that created PS2 shooter Black, is now working with Codemasters on a new FPS IP
Indeed, the likelihood is that Codemasters' latest will be a spiritual successor to the popular Black. And the dude has fire in his belly, as he's told OXM he's bored of current shooters:"There's a lot of cover-based shooters out at the moment," he told OXM..
Perhaps corroborating rumours we heard earlier this month, Visceral Games has announced they are working on PSN titles alongside their big-box release Dead Space 2
Just like the packaged goods space and the big AAA space, comes down to quality and innovation and being able to bring something thats interesting to the gamer, Visceral Games'...
EA has announced that between the Playstation Network and XBOX Live, over 3
5 million people have downloaded and tried out the Battlefield: Bad Company 2 demo. Which indeed bodes well for the DICE developed title which is set to launch next month. EA will hope they can replicate a degree of Modern Warfare 2's success.
If you want value for money, you should probably buy Burnout Paradise
Either that, or wait a little while for the PSN release of the Burnout Paradise Complete Edition which is heading to the PSN "soon". There's no word on pricing yet, but TheSixthAxis has the full feature list. Breathe-in. Burnout Paradise Full Game with all free updates including Paradise Bikes and a full day/night..
At last year's E3, Microsoft announced they would release "All You Need Is Love" for The Beatles: Rock Band exclusively on the XBOX platform
Well, lo-and-behold, that exclusivity is totally over, and the song is due to be released on the PSN from March 4th for £0.99.
EA announced at their financial call last night that all of the company's titles released in fiscal 2011 will feature either online multiplayer or downloadable content
Every one. Considering Dante's Inferno will let you pay for some extra "souls" (which you totally earn from killing enemies in the game anyway), we're not surprised EA are making this move. If just 25 owners of the game..
EA has really dropped a bomb of information at the moment
We don't know if we can keep up. The latest little snippet? Spore is coming to consoles in Q1 2011. There are no real details on the console versions yet. The announcement comes after The Sims 3 was confirmed for consoles this Holiday. There are a ton of other tentative EA release dates through here, too.
EA dropped some big names at their financial call last night, detailing the planned release windows for a host of killer franchises over the next 12 months or so
Amongst the big Summer titles, EA's announced that their big, futuristic reboot Medal Of Honor is due between July and September 2010. That means you can expect a huge push at this year's E3. Medal Of Honor will be followed by another huge..
EA's announced that the Playstation version of The Sims 3 is due to release this Christmas
No specific SKUs were mentioned, but we expect the game will launch on the Playstation 3 and possibly Playstation Portable. The Sims 3 launched on PC last June.
Kotaku are reporting this morning that two more entries in the Dead Space franchise are headed to the Playstation Network
Most interestingly so, one rumoured title is Dead Space: Extraction, last year's Wii shooter that sold all of five copies worldwide. A survey forwarded to the video games blog hints at the same "guided first-person...
It's pretty much official at this point: EA Sports Active is heading to the Playstation 3
Speaking at a financial call last night, EA's John Schappert confirmed that the Wii exclusive is heading to "multiple platforms." Careful use of words there John, but we're totally going to assume you mean "Playstation 3". Yes. See you at E3.
Who would have thought? Visceral Games' Dante's Inferno will not be released in the Middle East
Probably the biggest shocker of the year, right?Electronic Arts has decided not to release Dantes Inferno in the Middle East after an evaluation process which is based on consumer tastes, preferences, platform mix and other factors, said a statement from EA.</blockquote> How about that..
This week news broke that there is redundant PS3 code in the PC version of Mass Effect 2
Naturally this brought up a whole host of rumours that Bioware had a PS3 version of the game running somewhere, and it was only a matter of time before one of the year's highest rated games hit Sony's machine. Bioware were quick to dispell the myths, reiterating the game as "PC and XBOX 360 only."..
Despite initial reports that the Battlefield: Bad Company 2 demo would only hit the European PSN tomorrow, EA has announced that it'll also hit the US PSN too
Hurrah. The multiplayer demo is now due in both the European and American regions tomorrow. Erm... And that's all.
We've no idea who came up with the idea of mixing Bill Withers' "Ain't No Sunshine" with a video game adaptation of Dante's Inferno, but bloody hell does it work
This is EA's much touted trailer for Dante's Inferno that will air during the Super Bowl. It's a stroke of marketing genius. Seriously, if anyone reading this came up with the advert, give yourself a pat on the back.
If you ever wanted to clutch at straws regarding the release of an "exclusive" game, then now is the time
A cracked piece of Mass Effect 2 source code seems to retain two-lines of code retaining to the apparent existence of a Playstation 3 version of the game. Source code from the PC version of the game,..
Australian gamers who already have their copies of Dante's Inferno have uncovered a trailer for an upcoming DLC pack for the game
The DLC, entitled "The Trials Of St. Lucia", will allow players to create there own player-based combat challenges and share them with friends — think LittleBigPlanet. The DLC will also add online co-op aswell...
EA are on assault with Dante's Inferno
In fact, they're about to promote their product on the Super Bowl, one of the US' biggest sporting events. Because this is such a big deal (an estimated $2.5million is being spent on each spot) EA's decided to release some screens from the advert. They're CGI. Interestingly, according to Kotaku the CBS are not too thrilled with the advertisement's tagline..
As much as we think Dante's Inferno looks to be a decent hack and slash title, we've always wondered why they're putting a God Of War inspired title up against well, the real thing
With Dante's Inferno due this week in Europe (next week in the US) and the real deal God Of War III coming just a month after that - it seems like commercial suicide right? EA think not, as they're planning to drop an..
The executive producer of Battlefield: Bad Company 2, Charles Magnusson, has told Eurogamer
de</a> that he believes Battlefield: Bad Company 2's multiplayer is simply "better" than Modern Warfare 2."I certainly respect our colleagues and they have made a first-class title on the legs, but I think we simply have a better, richer multiplayer experience. Exactly what we wanted..
It's a new month again, and that means more video game releases
In fact, February brings a whole host of anticipated Playstation 3 content, including Heavy Rain. But if you need something to tide you over until then, fear not, there's a decent amount of content to pick from this week. PushSquare's Playstation Pick Of The Week: Dante's Inferno So,...
As a Playstation fan, it's been pretty gut-wrenching to see those exceptional Mass Effect 2 scores roll in
Not because we want the PC/XBOX 360 title to fail; but because we know we're not going to be able to play it on PS3. Yet. Still, with EA owning all publishing rights for the Mass Effect IP, we can always pray that a port of both the original game and its sequel will arrive on Sony's black..
DICE has confirmed that the Playstation 3 will get its second-dose of Battlefield: Bad Company 2 as of next week (that's February 4th, folks)
Sadly Americans, that February 4th applies only to Europeans, as those of you in the land of NA will have to wait until February 11th. The game's due in early March.
It seems no-one at EA can talk without mentioning that Modern Warfare 2 is in their cross-hairs
Medal Of Honor is already being touted as a Call Of Duty contender; and it seems EA excpect the same from Battlefield: Bad Company 2. DICE's Robbie Bach explained to GamerZines:A lot of people ask us about Modern Warfare and they compare us to Modern Warfare, so when we answer questions about that it..
There's a lot of excitement behind the new Need For Speed game
Namely because it's being developed by Criterion Games, the British team behind the excellent Burnout franchise. So imagine our excitement when we skipped through the lines of Criterion's latest Tweet and read that, yes, the new Need For Speed game is to be shown off today. "Hell," we thought, "This is almost as exciting..
EA's just announced that FIFA World Cup 2010 will launch on April 30th here in Europe (27th in America)
The game will launch on PS3 and PSP, so sorry PS2 owners, no version for you! It'll feature annoying Brazil fans.
EA's announced this morning that FIFA World Cup 2010 will launch this summer, ahead of the actual competition's kick-off on June 11th
Interestingly, the game will not only focus on those teams who actually made it to the finals, but also those who didn't. In fact, you'll be able to opt to start as any of 199 international teams and play right through the group-stages to the final. Which is rather..
Who'd have thunk it? EA are to showcase their upcoming World Cup tie-in game tomorrow according to CVG
The game's due in the summer (really!?!). There'll be a first screenshot tomorrow apparently.
There are some pretty neat ideas in Army Of Two: The 40th Day's multiplayer campaign
Firstly, through the magic of the Internet, you'll be able to create your own Army Of Two flavoured mask via armyoftwo.com and take your personal creation online. It's a gimmicky idea, but it helps give your character personality and thus is worthy of mention...
Question dodging - the best way of keeping your job and avoiding a good telling off
Take the comments made by DICE's Karl-Magnus Todesson for example when he was asked about Mirror's Edge 2:I cant really comment on that because we havent officially announced that were working on itBut we were very happy and proud of Mirrors Edge one as a studio, so we are thinking about what we are..
As promised, GameTrailers has revealed the world-first footage of DICE's upcoming Battlefield: Bad Company 2's single-player campaign
It looks a lot more serious than the last one. But also rad. Real rad. <object id="gtembed" classid="clsid:d27cdb6e-ae6d-11cf-96b8-444553540000" width="468" height="380"..
If you, like us, are rather excited to see just how Battlefield: Bad Company 2's campaign is shaping up, then you best jump over to GameTrailers where there'll be the first footage of the game's single-player campaign. Of course, if you can't be bothered to jump onto GameTrailers, chances are we'll post the video here when it's live. Don't say we don't do anything for you, yo.
British retailer GAME (the ones with the purple logo) have outed the date of Battlefield: Bad Company 2's scheduled demo
According to their listing, the demo's due to start on February 4th, 2010. It'll run for three weeks on the Playstation Network. Officially, there are no details from DICE nor EA; but we're taking this date as fact, or close to the measure.
You know what's big in retail these days? Collector's editions
Of bloody course. What else? So obviously, just post its announcement, EA are already considering options for a Dead Space 2 collector's edition. In fact, they've been on Facebook to purposely ask what you want. "I will have our Executive Producer Steve Papoutsis comment on some of your suggestions next week," reads the..
EA's John Riccitiello was keen to offset further financial woes last night with news of a solid games line-up in the coming fiscal year
The boss said consumers could expect a great new version of Medal of Honor, a revitalized Need for Speed, Sims on console, FIFA in a World Cup year, an innovative and new take on Madden, Dead Space 2, Crysis an...
EA Europe's Jen Uwe Inat has described March's launch of Battlefield: Bad Company 2 as the first "strong attack on Call Of Duty" in an interview with MCV
In March we will launch Battlefield: Bad Company 2, which is our first strong attack on Call Of Duty, he told the publication, The shooter space is one we dont want to give up. Its an important genre and we were the number one. So we..
You know what, it's got to a point where we could talk and talk about Battlefield: Bad Company 2, but honestly, do you really need us to? Hit play and prepare to be astounded
Modern Warfare what?
We know we said it does, but it actually doesn't
Blah blah. EA has clarified that their Medal Of Honor reboot doesn't actually have two separate single-player campaigns, more over it has one seamless campaign with multiple playable characters. A bit like that other franchise. Oh darn, what's it called? Oh yeah - Call Of Duty. Surprise![/strong]"We want to clarify that Medal of Honor will have..
We got more details on EA's, ahem, modern warfare reboot of Medal Of Honor via the Lost Gamer today
The news comes as part of a feature in the latest GamesMaster magazine, where an un-named Tier 1 (a real, but strictly secret military agency) representative explained that the game is all about honor (or "honour" to Brits like us) and respect.After speaking with EA, we have full..
We have no idea what point this viral video for EA's Army Of Two: The 40th Day is trying to make, but we thought we'd post it anyway so our entire readership can sit collectively looking puzzled
According to information just stuck up on CVG's website (from the upcoming OXM magazine), the upcoming Medal Of Honor reboot will feature multiple playable characters, aswell as tactical gameplay that has you taking out lights in order to approach situations in night vision
Amazingly the game will also feature sprinting and knife melee. More in the latest issue of OXM (sigh) and presumably online..
GameInformer has the first ever screenshot of Dead Space 2
And it's in 3D. Sorta. Head over to the GameInformer website to see what we mean. The image shows an angry Isaac Clarke moments away from punching a small, child-like, thing. Awesome.
No, we're not quoting one of the many Giant Bombcast's classic quotes - Criterion actually toyed with the idea of placing Burnout Paradise on the moon for a DLC pack
The news comes from a blog by Criterion, which also details helicopters, time travel and planes. We'd love Burnout on the moon. In fact, that would be insanely awesome. Hopefully they'll do something similar for the Need For Speed game..
EA has released the first trailer for their modern-warfare reboot of the Medal Of Honor franchise
The scattered gameplay trailer reveals some promising footage. Consider us stoked. Trailer after the jump. <object id="gtembed" classid="clsid:d27cdb6e-ae6d-11cf-96b8-444553540000" width="468" height="380"..
We were reading on a forum recently one posters opinion that EA have the most to prove to the Playstation crowd with Dante's Inferno
We kinda shrugged it off at the time, but the more we think about it, the more it makes sense. Dante's Inferno is a character action game with its formula largely borrowed from God Of War — arguably one of Sony's biggest releases since Gran Turismo 3. The game..
RelyOnHorror's posted up an absolute wealth of information regarding EA's upcoming Dead Space 2 from an early subscriber's issue of GameInformer
We don't want to delve into too much detail (buy the magazine!), but we'll tell you a few tid-bits. Firstly, the game is set three years after the original on a massive space station named Sprawl. According to the magazine, EA intend to push the horror..
So, we've been referring to Sony's motion control solution as the Playstation Motion Controller for months now
Why? Because, it doesn't really have a name. The word "Sphere" has been thrown about in previous months, but it hasn't really stuck. Now it seems, John Riccitiello -head of EA - might know a little more than the rest of us. Speaking at the UBS 37th Annual Global Media Conference..
We really are scraping the barrel for Dead Space news these days
It's just, we want to see Dead Space 2 now. Like, right now. But, we can't. So we'll have to make do with these little teaser images that are floating about the net. You saw the image of a new Isaac yesterday; how about a look at the franchise's mystical "marker." Fascinating.
A teaser for the next issue of GameInformer magazine has shown off a more badass looking Isaac Clarke
The magazine will be among the first to detail EA's upcoming horror sequel, Dead Space 2, and it certainly looks like the game's protagonist has come a long way since his wary everyman persona in the original game. Remember, if you want to know more about the game, buy the magazines (Official..
The best thing about Dead Space was the wrought feeling of isolation
We're sure EA and Visceral Games are totally aware of that. Still, the EA studio are hiring a Senior Online Level Designer for the Dead Space franchise on Xbox 360 and PS3. So, what happens when you take the isolated corridors of Dead Space and put them online with other loud mouthed idiots. You lose the isolation. But then,..
Savour this moment fellow PushSquarians (for which you will be henceforth known): EA has just confirmed that Dead Space 2 is coming
Like, it's a real thing. We've kinda known that it may exist for a long, long time. But you can't beat those consoling words of confirmation. According to EA, Isaac's going to be "taking the fight to the necromorphs" in the latest installment of Dead Space,..
This quaint little image sent out on the official Dead Space Twitter may just look like a jumble of ink-blots but it is in fact a collage of Necromorph silhouettes, presumably teasing the announcement of Dead Space 2
The eagle-eyed amongst you will spot a leaper, lurker, slasher and, the marker. Fans of the first game will know exactly what we're on about. The game's due to be unveiled in an..
If you're more excited about Medal Of Honor than a cheese and pickle sandwich, then you should probably check out the game's recently launched website
Aside from some pretentious quotes and typical social stuff, the website gives a big hint on the games release date ("Fall 2010"). Oh, and you can preorder it now if you want.
EA's big boss-man John Riccitiello has told Kotaku that he reckons Mirror's Edge totally deserves a sequel
Were still working through things like how to best deal with Mirrors Edge 2, he said. There are some things we learned about that game. It was, I think, a massively innovative product. To be honest with you, I think its a game that deserves to come back. Innovation doesnt mean..
All fresh copies of The Saboteur will include codes for "The Midnight Show" DLC
The pack includes new Parisian hiding spots, a new minigame, and, wait for it, the option to unlock nudity in the game. Having beaten The Saboteur already (2/4) we can confirm that there are tassles covering the performing ladies breasts. Grab the game day one and you...
EA's big boss dude John Riccitiello has told Kotaku that EA's relaunch of Medal Of Honor is an attempt to win back the FPS crown from Activision
Im not saying its going to happen tomorrow, but in the way that Activision sort of alternates sequels of Modern Warfare and Call of Duty and owns the leadership position in FPS , between Medal of Honor and Battlefield, I want it back, he said..
Take this Call Of Duty
EA just announced that their reboot of the Medal Of Honor franchise is coming in 2010 to the Playstation 3. The game is a modern-day shooter set in Afghanistan and centres on the Tier 1 Operator, a relatively unknown entity directly under the National Command Authority who takes on missions no one else can handle." Apparently, the team at EA have been working with Tier..
EA release a lot of games
A lot of games. But with recent disruptions in the work-place, their output is set to change. EA's boss, John Riccitiello told Reuters that "quality" is increasingly the focus for EA, announcing plans to release just 40 games next year compared to the 60 in 2008. Furthermore, Riccitiello also predicted t
Remember the excellent "Ultimate Team" DLC for FIFA 09? We gave it 3/4 and were quite taken with it earlier this year
Well, EA have just announced an updated version of the DLC for FIFA 10. The DLC has been made over with a "redesigned chemistry system built around player relationships". The DLC's coming in February and will cost just...
With over 100 tracks already available for Rock Band Unplugged, Harmonix have decided to call an end to any new DLC for the title
For the time-being anyway. The company told Joystiq that Rock Band Unplugged has "run through planned slate" and that they were "very pleased with the performance of the Rock Band Unplugged game on PSP,...
Rejoice Playstation 3 fans - you're totally going to get the Dante's Inferno demo on December 10th, a whole 14 days (or two weeks) earlier than your XBOX 360 owning brethren
The demo is entitled "Gates Of Hell" and probably involves gates made of fire or something. If you're curious about the game, may we suggest trying God Of War checking out the demo.
Given the success of Dragon Age: Origins on the Playstation 3, it's no surprise to see Bioware come out and give Sony's hardware a bit of love
In an interview with Joystiq, Bioware co-honcho Greg Zeschuk described the Playstation 3 as a "key platform," and a system the company will definitely develop for in the future. On the subject of Mass Effect 2 though, Greg was typically defiant..
Harmonix's revolutionary Rock Band Network is due for release in "early 2010
" The system will allow unsigned and small label bands to get their music programmed and for sale within the Rock Band platform - a move which will not only provide limitless amounts of content for players, but also a revenue platform for smaller bands. Harmonix...
Pandemic may be dead, but that's not stopping EA working with their IP
A new Mercenaries game is in the pipeline, entitled Mercs Inc at present. It's being developed by EA LA, the studio where a core group of the Pandemic team were moved to."We are very excited to announce a new instalment in the popular Mercenaries series because it demonstrates our continued commitment to Pandemic's rich..
The latest issue of Official Playstation Magazine (UK) seems to hint at a big Dead Space 2 reveal
The tease page for the next issue teases a "big sequel" with some original Dead Space concept artwork hidden on the page. It doesn't really take a genius now does it? Of course, it's likely Geoff Keighley's VGA awards might beat OPM to the punch, but it still should be an interesting read..
EA Montreal might be behind the Army Of Two franchise, but they've also done some neat, yet lower profile Nintendo Wii stuff aswell
According to comments made by the company's general manager Alain Tascan that is set to change. EA Montreal aim to target the HD consoles with "fewer and bigger things". So basically - less projects, but bloody big ones when they come. Tascan further..
At this point, if DICE can match Infinity Ward in general gunplay, balancing and lightning matchmaking, we absolutely have no qualms suggesting that Battlefield: Bad Company 2 might top Modern Warfare 2
It's a huge task, the best parts of Infinity Ward's shooter are the gunplay, but Battlefield possesses the "big war" feel that Modern Warfare 2 can't even get close to. Very impressive..
A tinge of sadness in the air this evening as EA confirm they have closed doors on Pandemic Studios, as rumoured this morning
According to an internal EA memo, "a core IP team" will move to Electronic Arts' Los Angeles office."I want to make it clear that the Pandemic brand and franchises will live on," Nick Earl, EA Games Label Senior Vice President, said in the memo. "In..
Sources close to the folks over at Kotaku have hinted that EA's Pandemic studio is to be closed down today
The team were due to release their latest game, The Saboteur, early next month - but it now seems like EA Montreal will be left with the task of finishing the game. If true, it's a real shame that EA wouldn't even let the Pandemic team finish their game, which has to be days away from..
Itching for more The Beatles: Rock Band? Then know that MTV and Harmonix have announced the next set of The Beatles: Rock Band DLC due for release on the Playstation Store this coming November 19th
The full album will set you back $13.49 but includes classics such as "When I'm Sixty-Four" and "Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite"...
The ongoing sub-drama of Mass Effect 2's potential appearance on the Playstation 3 goes on
Everytime the question's raised, a less than convincing answer is given. This time it's Bioware's Greg Zeschuck who is pressed on the possibility of a Playstation 3 port on GTTV. His response? "We're not saying anything." That Playstation 3 port continues to look more and more likely, but we guess..
Visceral Games' God Of War inspired Dante's Inferno will not see the light of day until February
It will however, get a demo as soon as next month. The demo, entitled "The Gates Of Hell", will allow players to traverse an entire level, taking them from the Earth's surface to a showdown with Death himself. Gam'es hardcore, yo.
Burnout developers Criterion Games are probably the masters of the arcade racer right now
Sure, it looks like Black Rock Studio's Split/Second is going to give Burnout Paradise a run for its money early next year; but don't think Criterion are down and out just yet — they're set to release a Need For Speed game "next year". With Criterion at the helm, chances are the next Need For Speed..
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