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News: Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning Flexes Its Commercial Muscles

Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning Flexes Its Commercial Muscles

Cash is king

New intellectual properties have it tough in today’s video game market, so it’s refreshing to see a title like Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning post impressive US sales. The EA published action RPG has sold 410k units since its launch in February, with a sizeable chunk of those sales coming from the month of March. NPD’s David Riley...

News: First SSX DLC Gets Tricky on 1st May

First SSX DLC Gets Tricky on 1st May

Run DLC

EA is pushing the deadly descents of its PS3 SSX reboot to the background, as it prepares a new batch of DLC based on 2001’s SSX Tricky. Due for release on 1st May, the "Mt. Eddie & Classic Characters Bundle Pack" will feature a new ultra-long course inspired by the “huge kickers” and “ridiculous grinds” of classic...

News: Crysis 3 Stomps onto PS3 Next Spring

Crysis 3 Stomps onto PS3 Next Spring

Act surprised

The worst kept secret in games is a secret no more: EA has confirmed today that Crysis 3 will release on PS3 next spring. The game – touted as the “first blockbuster shooter of 2013” – is set to take place in New York once again. The plot will see the Prophet from Crysis 2 return to the North American city only to find it...

News: Mass Effect 3 Sales Eclipse 1.3 Million in North America

Mass Effect 3 Sales Eclipse 1.3 Million in North America

Geth a load of that

Mass Effect 3 sold 1.3 million copies across multiple platforms in North America last month, the NPD has confirmed. The figure covers retail releases only, so digital downloads on the PlayStation Network (and EA’s own Origin) are not counted. As such, it’s safe to assume the true, ahem, Tali is significantly higher. To put...

News: EA Hoping to Put Need for Speed Movie on the Starting Line

EA Hoping to Put Need for Speed Movie on the Starting Line

Start your engines

EA believes Need for Speed has the potential to be more than just a popular racing game, as it’s shopping around a script for a movie based on the high-speed franchise. Writing duo George and John Gatins are said to have penned the plot, which has supposedly got Paramount, Warner Bros and Sony interested in stumping up the cash...

News: Witness Multiple Explosions in New MoH Warfighter Trailer

Witness Multiple Explosions in New MoH Warfighter Trailer

Boom

Medal of Honor Warfighter’s not going to be quite as subtle as its predecessor if this brand new trailer’s anything to go by. The footage features plenty of gameplay from the main campaign, and mixes in a handful of explosions to keep you entertained. One thing’s for certain: it looks super pretty. The game’s running on DICE’s...

News: Mass Effect 3 Resurges with Free DLC on 10th April

Mass Effect 3 Resurges with Free DLC on 10th April

Reaper the rewards

Conversation may be fixated on Mass Effect 3’s controversial conclusion, but that’s not stopped BioWare from unveiling the title’s first multiplayer DLC. The Resurgence Pack – set for release on 10th April in North America and 11th April overseas – will inject a handful of new online content into the critically acclaimed...

News: Extended Cut Brings Clarity to Mass Effect 3's Conclusion

Extended Cut Brings Clarity to Mass Effect 3's Conclusion

For free

The “content initiatives” outlined in BioWare co-founder Ray Muzyka’s online outpouring have manifested themselves as the Mass Effect 3: Extended Cut, due for release this Summer on PlayStation 3. The content – which pledges to bring clarity to the sequel’s controversial conclusion – will be available for free to everybody that...

News: Sink Your Teeth into New Amalur DLC This Month

Sink Your Teeth into New Amalur DLC This Month

Tasty

Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning is to get its second full expansion pack this month. Entitled the “Teeth of Naros” (really!), the additional content will see players exploring the titular realm where they will "encounter the Kollossae, a devout race of giants, and uncover the mysteries of their faith”. The DLC will feature a brand new...

News: Battlefield 3 Patch Brings Server Rentals to PS3

Battlefield 3 Patch Brings Server Rentals to PS3

First for everything

With ambitious titles such as DUST 514 on the horizon, Sony is really pushing the concept of PlayStation Network as an open network. The most recent example of that comes in the form of Battlefield 3’s latest patch, which will allow players to rent and maintain their own servers on PS3. Renting your own server will allow you...

News: BioWare Seeking "Closure" for Mass Effect 3 Ending

BioWare Seeking "Closure" for Mass Effect 3 Ending

Under fire developer responds

Earlier in the week we reported that fans had started a petition against Mass Effect 3’s disappointing conclusion. At the time of writing, the lobby had raised $66,000 for US charity Child’s Play. Since then that number has jumped by approximately $10,000, with an additional 600 players adding their name to the...

News: EA Announces More Server Closures

EA Announces More Server Closures

Online pass titles part of the cull

It turns out that the money raised from online passes is not being put towards server maintenance after all. EA has basically squashed that theory by announcing that it is closing down the online portion of EA Sports MMA – a title which less than 18 months ago required an online pass for multiplayer gameplay. EA...

News: BioWare Responds to Mass Effect 3 Backlash

BioWare Responds to Mass Effect 3 Backlash

Unhappy endings

Disgruntled Mass Effect fans have now raised over $66,000 for US charity Child’s Play regarding the ending of Mass Effect 3. The paid petition – which now has over 3,000 signatures – launched just under a week ago and has taken the video game industry by storm. The demand of its supporters is for BioWare to consider fleshing...

News: There Was Almost a Mass Effect First-Person Shooter

There Was Almost a Mass Effect First-Person Shooter

Don't tell NeoGAF

BioWare fans need no excuse to lash out at their favourite developer – but they almost got one anyway. According to Geoff Keighley’s The Final Hours of Mass Effect 3, the developer was originally toying with the idea of releasing a standalone first-person shooter set in the Mass Effect universe. That game eventually became Mass...

News: Mass Effect 3 Sells Nearly 900k Units in First 24 Hours

Mass Effect 3 Sells Nearly 900k Units in First 24 Hours

Shepard's sailing high

Looks like EA’s hard work promoting Mass Effect 3 has paid off pretty well for the publisher — reports spilling out of VentureBeat suggest that the RPG threequel sold a whopping 890k units in its first 24 hours on sale. That’s in the United States alone, by the way. It’s safe to assume that the title’s already...

News: Battlefield 3: Close Quarters Announced for June

Battlefield 3: Close Quarters Announced for June

Practice your CQC

The second major Battlefield 3 DLC pack is due in June, DICE has announced. Entitled Close Quarters, the expansion will bundle four maps, 10 weapons and, sadly, no vehicles – we suppose the title was chosen for a reason. DICE also announced that the game will get two more packs beyond its June expansion: Armour Kill and End Game...

News: Actor Accidentally Outs Army of Four

Actor Accidentally Outs Army of Four

Double date

Speculation about Army of Four is nothing new. The hypothetical sequel to the surprisingly popular Army of Two series has been on the cards for as long as we can remember, but we might have finally gotten our first indication that the title is imminent. Stargate: Atlantis actor Joe Flanigan tweeted over the weekend: Just signed on to do...