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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...

News: New Medal of Honor Comes Out Guns Blazing Next Month

New Medal of Honor Comes Out Guns Blazing Next Month

Tier one

Remember that magazine teaser we posted yesterday? Yeah, it’s hinting at EA’s next Medal of Honor game. How do we know? Because Kotaku’s just received an invite to an exclusive Medal of Honor press event scheduled to take place in the US on 6th March. Incidentally, that’s the same day that the aforementioned magazine's latest issue...

News: Latest Battlefield 3 Patch Solves Communication Woes

Latest Battlefield 3 Patch Solves Communication Woes

Now everyone can hear you scream

Being a tactical game, communication is a pretty important component of Battlefield 3. Unsurprisingly, players were pretty miffed when the game shipped with shoddy voice chat quality, making communication between teams pretty much impossible. But, as promised, DICE has finally solved the issue – updating the game to version 1.06 in the process. The patch – which..

News: Syndicate to Launch Without Online Pass

Syndicate to Launch Without Online Pass

Fight back

Just when you thought online passes were the norm for all new EA releases, Syndicate comes along and breaks the rules all over again. The publisher has confirmed that the upcoming first-person shooter reboot will ship without the used games prevention measure because it wants to lower the barrier of entry for the game’s multiplayer...

News: Latest Mass Effect 3 Trailer Gets Us Hyped, Introduces The Cast

Latest Mass Effect 3 Trailer Gets Us Hyped, Introduces The Cast

If we're honest, we've not been particularly excited about Mass Effect 3

Make no mistake, we really enjoyed the previous entry in the series — but EA's build-up to the release has been very unusual. Much of the emphasis has been on multiplayer and action. We'd almost forgotten that Mass Effect 3 was an RPG. But meeting the game's cast has got us...

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..