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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...

News: Mass Effect 3 Launch Trailer Takes Off

Mass Effect 3 Launch Trailer Takes Off

Once more with feeling

EA’s dropped a brand new Mass Effect 3 trailer ahead of next week’s release. The footage is suitably epic, packed with shooting, dialogue snippets and sex scenes. Oh don’t act so surprised — this is Mass Effect after all. Catch the trailer below, and feel the bitter burn of hype. Who’s excited?

News: Mass Effect 3 Console Armour Comes with DLC

Mass Effect 3 Console Armour Comes with DLC

Stretching EA's strategy

Do you ever fear for your precious PlayStation 3? Are you worried it might get caught in the crossfire when the Reapers eventually arrive next month? Well worry not – EA’s got your console covered with this trendy set of armour based on Commander Shepard’s outfit from Mass Effect 3. Not only does the hub promise to...

News: First Kingdoms of Amalur DLC Announced

First Kingdoms of Amalur DLC Announced

Kenan & Kel

EA’s announced the first set of DLC for the recently released action RPG, Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning. The expansion – named The Legend of Dead Kel – will launch on 20th March on the PlayStation Network. The pack will include a new area equivalent to approximately 15% of the main game world. Elsewhere, the DLC promises new items,...

News: GAME Not Stocking Mass Effect 3

GAME Not Stocking Mass Effect 3

Finishing the fight

The woes for UK retailer GAME continue, with reports circulating that the publisher will not be carrying Mass Effect 3 or any EA titles beyond this week’s SSX. Eurogamer.net reports that if you have a pre-order placed for Mass Effect 3 at a GAME store, you’ll be able to claim it back as in-store credit. Apparently the store...

News: Medal of Honor: Warfighter to Include Hardcore Mode

Medal of Honor: Warfighter to Include Hardcore Mode

One shot

Medal of Honor: Warfighter’s aiming to steer the first-person shooter genre in a more realistic direction – by including an extremely challenging hardcore mode. Hardcore mode is inspired by real-life where one shot means you’ve pretty much had it. There’s no respawn points in real war, folks. According to CVG, the game will also...

News: Live Action Mass Effect 3 Trailer Debuts

Live Action Mass Effect 3 Trailer Debuts

Save us Shepard

This live action Mass Effect 3 trailer is largely what you’d expect; a cinematic soundtrack backs scenes of desperate families in tears as the Reapers arrive. There’s no need to worry though, because Commander Shepard’s on the scene. Come on – we don’t even need to play Mass Effect 3 to know everything will be ok. It will...

News: Visceral's Jack the Ripper Game Could Have Been Great

Visceral's Jack the Ripper Game Could Have Been Great

Wasn't to be

Shortly after putting a big bloody bow on the original Dead Space, Visceral Games started work on a new title called The Ripper. The title was being designed for HD consoles – like the PlayStation 3 – and starred London’s most mysterious murderer, Jack the Ripper, working as a vampire hunter. The project was never properly...

News: DICE Details Jumbo Update for Battlefield 3

DICE Details Jumbo Update for Battlefield 3

Almost ready for deployment

Amidst threats of blackouts from the Battlefield 3 community, DICE has released a dissertation-like list of “confirmed tweaks and changes” heading to the game. There’s currently no date attached to the patch, but the developer promises it’s coming soon. The list is extremely comprehensive – and specific – so...

News: Pre-order Mass Effect 3 from PSN for Exclusive Goodies

Pre-order Mass Effect 3 from PSN for Exclusive Goodies

Finish the fight digitally

Mass Effect 3’s officially marking the transition into multiplatform series with a release day PlayStation Network release. Sony and BioWare’s announced that the upcoming sequel is available to pre-order from the PlayStation Store now. Plump up for the digital release and you’ll scoop the exclusive M55 Argus rifle...

News: SSX Scales Antarctica in New Trailer

SSX Scales Antarctica in New Trailer

Snow cold

We're about to send a chill up your spine. It doesn’t matter if you’re sitting in a warm living room or office as you read this, the sight of SSX’s beautifully rendered snow should be enough to set your teeth chattering and goose bumps bulging. The game looks good though doesn’t it? It’s out next week.

News: EA Job Ad Hints at Crysis 3

EA Job Ad Hints at Crysis 3

But can your console run it?

What did we say earlier about job ads leading to leaks? Someone get EA on the phone, because the US mega publisher is the latest to fall foul of the media’s eager eyes. A job listing spotted by AllGamesBeta has hinted at the development of Crysis 3. The ad – which calls for a Video Director – states that the job...

News: Take Back Earth in Mass Effect 3

Take Back Earth in Mass Effect 3

Our last hope

If you weren’t ready for Mass Effect 3 before, this gorgeous CG trailer should get you in the mood. It shows the Reapers arriving on Earth. Thankfully, Commander Shepard’s around to kick some tail. The game’s out next month. Who’s excited?

News: Embrace the Cold with SSX Demo Next Week

Embrace the Cold with SSX Demo Next Week

Brrrrr

SSX creative director, Todd Batty, has revealed that a demo for the divisive snowboarding reboot will drop onto the PlayStation Store next week. Download the taster and you’ll get to sample four events as character Zoe. Encourage a friend to check out the demo and you’ll also unlock access to a second character called Mac. The full...

News: Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning Storms the UK Charts

Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning Storms the UK Charts

Sitting pretty

The EA Partners published Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning has rushed straight to the top of the UK charts this week, beating out tough competition from the gruesome Darkness II and last week’s champ, Final Fantasy XIII-2. According to Chart Track data, it’s the first new RPG series to debut at number one since Pokemon Red nearly 12...