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News: SSX Online Pass Does Not Block Out Multiplayer

SSX Online Pass Does Not Block Out Multiplayer

Yesterday we reported that EA's upcoming arcade snowboarding title, SSX, would require an online pass to participate online

We were speculated based on traditions — and we're happy to say that we were wrong. If you pick up a used copy of SSX you will be able to play the game online, however any rewards you unlock from doing so will remain...

News: Stop Press: SSX Gets Online Pass

Stop Press: SSX Gets Online Pass

It's not in the least bit surprising that EA Sports' latest multiplayer outing, SSX, should come packaged with an online pass -- but it's something you probably might like to know

The anti-used game measure was spotted in a Giant Bomb video, which highlighted the option to "Redeem" an online pass in the game's opening screen. While you'll...

News: Kingdoms Of Amalur: Reckoning Locks Out Questline With Online Pass

Kingdoms Of Amalur: Reckoning Locks Out Questline With Online Pass

Looks like EA's about to pull a Catwoman with Big Huge Games and 38 Studios' upcoming Kingdoms Of Amalur: Reckoning, as photographs of the game's controversial online pass have started to circulate online

The images appear to hint at the lockdown of an entire questline called the House Of Valor, which requires the redemption of a unique code to access. Of course, if you buy the game used or don't..

News: Mass Effect 3: Special Forces Trailer Hones In On Multiplayer Action

Mass Effect 3: Special Forces Trailer Hones In On Multiplayer Action

Bioware's better known for its dialogue wheels than rip-roaring combat, but we must admit that Mass Effect 3's multiplayer component is looking pretty solid

The developer's released a new action-packed trailer, honing in on the races and classes you'll be able to select come the game's release in March. We're still not particularly hot on the idea of multiplayer in Mass Effect 3, but this video..

News: Tetris Tops PlayStation Network's Best Selling Games In 2011

Tetris Tops PlayStation Network's Best Selling Games In 2011

Tetris has been on top since the release of the original Game Boy -- you'd think it would be tired of the limelight

But no, according to a list compiled by Game Informer magazine, Tetris was the top-selling PlayStation Network game of 2011. There's just no stopping the puzzler. To be fair, EA's port of the classic was sublime. Sure it came with the unnecessary headline of "1080p visuals"..

News: Mass Effect 3 To Be Friendly To New Players

Mass Effect 3 To Be Friendly To New Players

Don't worry long-term Mass Effect fans: Bioware's not gone soft -- it simply wants to ensure that Commander Shepard's escapades are inviting for new players as well as hardcore fans

That's not something the developer felt it achieved with Mass Effect 2, with the game's impactful opening leaving newcomers in the dark. “In all honesty, we didn’t do a really good job of new player orientation,”..

News: Visceral Games Is Hard At Work On A New IP

Visceral Games Is Hard At Work On A New IP

Note to employers: you're going to have to be more careful about what you reveal in job postings

We know you want to attract all the hot talent, but including buzzwords such as "new IP" in your position summaries grabs us journo types' attention like semi-naked shots of Kim Kardashian. Still, you've got time to learn. For now we'll feed off the scraps of this story: Visceral Games is..

News: UK Sales Charts: Rayman Origins Stages Miraculous Comeback

UK Sales Charts: Rayman Origins Stages Miraculous Comeback

Just call it the comeback king; despite looking down and out when it launched on PlayStation 3 last year, Ubisoft Montpellier's cracking Rayman Origins has broken into the UK multiformat top-ten for the first time since its release

No doubt propelled by a slew of retailer discounts, the pretty platformer managed to climb ahead of Bethesda's RAGE to finish up in ninth on this week's best-selling..

News: BioWare To Deploy Mass Effect 3 Demo On February 14th

BioWare To Deploy Mass Effect 3 Demo On February 14th

You'll be able to get a taste of Commander Shepard's latest adventure on Valentine's Day, a Mass Effect 3 trailer has revealed

The footage — which hones in on the game's XBOX 360 exclusive Kinect support — confirms the demo's release date for February 14th. As previously detailed, playing the demo will allow you to unlock exclusive content in Big Huge Games' Kingdoms Of Amalur: Reckoning.

News: Get A Taste Of The Future With Syndicate's Four-Player Co-Op Demo

Get A Taste Of The Future With Syndicate's Four-Player Co-Op Demo

With so many games due out in the coming weeks, it's nice to see publishers putting out plenty of demos for their respective titles in order to help potential purchasers to make up their minds

Syndicate's the latest title to get a confirmed demo, with EA pledging a sample of the game's co-op mode to the PlayStation Store. The demo's due out at the "end of January", but will expire, so..

News: UK Sales Charts: FIFA 12 Tops For The Fourth Week In A Row

UK Sales Charts: FIFA 12 Tops For The Fourth Week In A Row

FIFA 12's still top of the league, after shutting out fierce competition from Just Dance 3 and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim to hold onto the top-spot for a fourth consecutive week

Shooty favourites Battlefield 3 and Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 rounded out the top five — while Zumba Fitness reclaimed its grip on the UK, posting two titles in the top ten. We may have to dig up the old image if..

News: Grand Slam Tennis 2 Takes A Timely Trip To The Australian Open

Grand Slam Tennis 2 Takes A Timely Trip To The Australian Open

With the Australian Open officially underway -- and Britain's hopefuls already down and out -- EA Sports has released a brand new Grand Slam Tennis 2 trailer to tie in with the event

The Rod Laver arena always makes for a tropical backdrop in tennis games, with its blue, hard court surface illuminated by floodlights and the Australian sun. See what we mean after the break.

News: Bioware To Explore 'Deeper' Commander Shepard In Mass Effect 3

Bioware To Explore 'Deeper' Commander Shepard In Mass Effect 3

Up until now, Mass Effect's protagonist, Commander Shepard, has served as something of a conduit for other character's stories

That's something developer Bioware hopes to change with upcoming sequel, Mass Effect 3, as it aims to deepen the lead character's story arc in order to emphasise the hero's emotional turmoil during the war against the Reapers. “One of the things we wanted to do in Mass..

News: GAME Accidentally Outs New Medal Of Honor, Need For Speed

GAME Accidentally Outs New Medal Of Honor, Need For Speed

Don't choke on your cornflakes

We know it's hard to believe, but there's going to be new entries in the popular Medal Of Honor and Need For Speed franchises. Shocking, huh? The news was accidentally outed by UK retailer GAME this morning, when it said in a hastily deleted Tweet: “EA presentation was great, had mentions of a new Medal of Honor and Need for Speed 13. EA have an exciting year..

News: Sample Mass Effect 3 And Kingdoms Of Amalur: Reckoning, Unlock New Kit for Both

Sample Mass Effect 3 And Kingdoms Of Amalur: Reckoning, Unlock New Kit for Both

Here's a novel cross-promotion strategy: if you play the demos for both Mass Effect 3 and Kingdoms Of Amalur: Reckoning, you'll unlock new in-game costumes for the other game

Sound complicated? Well, it's really not. Playing the Kingdoms Of Amalur: Reckoning demo, due out next week, will net you two items in Mass Effect 3. The goods include the Reckoner Knight Armour and Chakram Launcher, which..

News: Grand Slam Tennis 2 Demo Smashes Onto PlayStation Network

Grand Slam Tennis 2 Demo Smashes Onto PlayStation Network

It's time to don your Puma head-band and Wilson branded socks, as the demo for Grand Slam Tennis 2 has finally lobbed its way onto the PlayStation Network

In order to celebrate the release, EA Sports has served up a brand new trailer focusing on current top-dog Novak Djokovic and fan-favourite Rafael Nadal. Catch the trailer after the jump, then go download the demo from the PlayStation Store.

News: Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13 Swings Onto PS3 On March 27th In North America, March 30th In Europe

Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13 Swings Onto PS3 On March 27th In North America, March 30th In Europe

After a strong return to form with last year's iteration, EA Sports will be hoping to maintain the momentum of its chief golf simulator with Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13, due for release on March 27th in North America and March 30th in Europe

Developed by EA Tiburon, the latest version of the game will feature 22 golfers and 16 championship courses, in addition to revamped swing mechanics and enhanced..

News: Mass Effect 3 To Get Single Player, Multiplayer DLC

Mass Effect 3 To Get Single Player, Multiplayer DLC

Looks like the story of Commander Shepard won't come to a firm conclusion at the end of Mass Effect 3 -- as BioWare's Casey Hudson has teased that the game is set to get a smattering of single-player and multiplayer downloadable content following its release

Chatting with Game Informer, Hudson said that the developer is planning "some multiplayer" DLC, but is also intending to extend the..

News: UK Sales Charts: FIFA 12 Maintains Its Reign At The Top Of The Charts

UK Sales Charts: FIFA 12 Maintains Its Reign At The Top Of The Charts

Buoyed no doubt by a strong week of football, FIFA 12 has held onto its position atop the UK sales charts for a third week running

With January ushering a mini-drought for new software releases, the chart is filled with familiar faces; with Battlefield 3, Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, Just Dance 3 and Skyrim all rounding out the top five. There was still space for id's RAGE though, which rocketed..

News: Report: The Sun Sets On EA's Bright Light Studio

Report: The Sun Sets On EA's Bright Light Studio

EA's Bright Light studio is officially no more

The developer — which was responsible for three of the most recent Harry Potter titles — has been going through a formal consultation process since October. That period is now over, and the developer has closed. Thankfully, many of the employees from the Bright Light studio have been ushered into new positions around EA, with roles at Criterion and..