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News: Battlefield 3 Goes Premium on 4th June

Battlefield 3 Goes Premium on 4th June

Step your game up

Despite not being officially announced by publisher EA, Sony has attached a 4th June release date to the heavily rumoured Battlefield 3 Premium. The platform holder listed the unannounced upgrade as part of today’s European PlayStation Store update. The download – which is poised to compete with Call of Duty: Elite – will...

Rumour: Kingdoms of Amalur 2 Was in Pre-Production

Kingdoms of Amalur 2 Was in Pre-Production

Bitter pill

Those that have been paying close to attention to the video game industry over the past couple of weeks will no doubt be familiar with the closure of Big Huge Games. The developer behind the likeable Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning was forced to shut down last week following the emerging financial troubles of its parent company 38 Studios...

News: Need for Speed: Most Wanted Races into Sight

Need for Speed: Most Wanted Races into Sight

Schedule outs reboot

A booth schedule released by Twitch TV has revealed the title of the next Need for Speed game. Like Hot Pursuit, EA looks set to revisit another classic subtitle – this time Need for Speed: Most Wanted, which was last used back in 2005. Apparently, the game is due out in November, and will be fully revealed

News: Mass Effect 3 Rebels with Free DLC

Mass Effect 3 Rebels with Free DLC

Out next week

After the controversy surrounding Mass Effect 3’s conclusion, BioWare sure is making all the right moves with its fanbase. It has announced a brand new multiplayer expansion pack, set for release later this month on PS3. Brilliantly, assuming you’ve got an online pass for the title, the DLC will be totally free. Entitled the...

News: New Medal of Honor Warfighter Trailer Explodes Online

New Medal of Honor Warfighter Trailer Explodes Online

Firefight

EA’s released the brand new Medal of Honor Warfighter trailer which debuted during last night’s dramatic Champions League final. The footage shows a familiar mix of explosions, military chatter and gunfire. Not exactly original, but at least the graphics look hot. Medal of Honor Warfighter releases in October on PlayStation 3...

News: Medal of Honor Trailer Attacks Champions League

Medal of Honor Trailer Attacks Champions League

Head to head

EA’s not going to let Activision hog the spotlight on its own. Following on from yesterday’s Call of Duty: Black Ops II announcement, the publisher has revealed that it will debut its own brand new Medal of Honor Warfighter trailer during this weekend’s Champions League final. It’s like all out advertising warfare... in the...

News: Battlefield: Bad Company 3, Mirror's Edge 2 Listed in CVs

Battlefield: Bad Company 3, Mirror's Edge 2 Listed in CVs

Loose lips

It's proving difficult to escape resume rumours at the minute. The latest leaks come courtesy of a group of EA employees, who have accidentally lifted the lid on Battlefield: Bad Company 3 and Mirror’s Edge 2. One resume noted work on a video game prototype for the aforementioned Bad Company 3, while a former software engineer claimed...

News: Criterion Working on PlayStation Vita Title

Criterion Working on PlayStation Vita Title

Need for speed

You didn’t think the PlayStation Vita release schedule was going to remain a barren wasteland forever did you? Good, because it looks like Burnout developer Criterion is readying a new title for the handheld. A new job listing posted by the British studio is in search of a software developer responsible for “optimising and tuning...

News: DICE Deploys Double XP Weekend for Battlefield 3

DICE Deploys Double XP Weekend for Battlefield 3

Attention

Sharpen up soldier; it’s time to jump back into Battlefield 3. Developer DICE has announced a Double XP weekend for the first-person shooter, and it’s taking place right now. The action’s set to cease on May 13th at 23:59 PDT. We’ll let you do your own time conversions. During the premium period, you’ll be able to score extra...

News: Mass Effect 3 Launches Operation Silencer on PS3

Mass Effect 3 Launches Operation Silencer on PS3

Give 'em Drell

The war against the Reapers, Cerberus and Geth never ends. Shortly after the completion of Operation Exorcist, developer BioWare has announced the next Mass Effect 3 Bounty Weekend. Taking place as we type, Operation Silencer sees the community tasked with the challenge of taking down a cumulative total of three million Banshees...

Rumour: Dead Space 3 Includes Online Co-Op

Dead Space 3 Includes Online Co-Op

Find a friend

If you were hoping the heavily rumoured Dead Space 3 would return to the isolation that defined the original title, it’s probably best to stop dreaming. Rumours spewing out of IGN overnight have hinted that the title will feature online drop-in/drop-out co-op. Hmm. Apparently the plot will be near identical depending on whether you...

News: Multiplayer Events Finally Fire into Mass Effect 3 on PS3

Multiplayer Events Finally Fire into Mass Effect 3 on PS3

Omni-tool up

“It’s no secret that the Reaper War has had its fair share of logistical SNAFUs,” said Admiral Hackett in a post published on the BioWare Blog this evening. The ordinarily stern military commander was taking time out from the Reaper invasion to make a joke about the PlayStation 3’s lack of Mass Effect 3 multiplayer events...

News: Battlefield Developer Working on New IP

Battlefield Developer Working on New IP

Faith no more

Battlefield 3 and Mirror’s Edge developer DICE has started work on a new IP. That’s according to the CV of script writer Adrian Vershinin, who previously worked at new Sony studio Superbot Entertainment. The EA owned outfit has been pretty quiet since the release of Battlefield 3 last year, opting to focus its attention on new DLC...

News: Online Resume Lists Unannounced EA Titles

Online Resume Lists Unannounced EA Titles

Bring on E3

Before we get down to business, let’s spare a thought for Jeremie Benhamou, who’s probably sitting looking sheepish in an EA office as we type. The game designer’s online resume has added credence to mounting rumours regarding the development of new Dead Space and Army of Two sequels. It’s not the first we’ve heard of either...

News: Sony Aiming to Bring ME3 Multiplayer Events to PS3

Sony Aiming to Bring ME3 Multiplayer Events to PS3

EDI peasy

Up until now, Mass Effect 3 multiplayer events have been exclusive to the Xbox 360 and PC versions of the intergalactic RPG. But following some public finger-pointing from developer BioWare, Sony has said it is working hard to get the promotional weekends approved on PS3 too. A spokesperson told Shacknews: We are currently working togethe

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...