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  • Rumour Criterion Digging Deep with Need for Speed: Underground Reboot

    How low can you go?

    Those fine folks at Criterion rarely get a break, do they? The critically acclaimed Guildford-based studio’s only just wrapped up the excellent Need for Speed: Most Wanted, and now it’s apparently already working on a reboot of 2003's Need for Speed: Underground. There’s no rest for the wicked it seems. In truth, the...

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    Review Tiger Woods PGA Tour 14

    On par

    The threat of stagnation with annual sports titles is something that EA faces with a large chunk of its catalogue. This year's iteration of Tiger Woods PGA Tour 14 is no exception, delivering another enjoyable digital facsimile of golf, with just enough tweaks and additions to tempt truly committed fans into upgrading. For everyone else,...

  • News EA's Peter Moore: We've Made Plenty of Mistakes, But We Will Do Better

    Executive promises improvements at under fire publisher

    EA’s not exactly having the best of times – the recent departure of CEO John Riccitiello is evidence of that. But while the publisher’s managed to badly bungle the launch of SimCity and produce some below-par games, we can probably all agree that it doesn’t deserve the ‘Worst...

  • Feature Mass Effect - The Evolution of an Epic Trilogy

    Massive effect

    With the recently released Citadel add-on officially bringing an end to the Mass Effect trilogy, we felt it was good opportunity to look back on one of the most engaging, personal experiences to grace this generation. We’ll be talking about everything from the characters, the gameplay, and the aesthetics, to the fictional universe...

March2013

  • News Battlefield 4 Footage Shows Its Bright Eyes, Gets a Little Bit Terrified

    Living in a powder keg and giving off sparks

    The last thing we expected from Battlefield 4’s first trailer was a blast of Bonnie Tyler, but that’s exactly how this 17 minute gameplay demo opens. Lead protagonist Recker finds himself trapped inside a sinking vehicle with three of his squadmates – sadly, one of them has to be sacrificed in...

  • News Battlefield 4 Screenshots Take Flight Ahead of Full Reveal

    Deployed early

    Developers should know not to upload screenshots prior to a big announcement – someone will always find them. These shots of Battlefield 4 were discovered by a slew of NeoGAF users on the series' official website. We’re guessing that they weren’t supposed to trickle free just yet. Whoops. In truth, there’s not a whole lot...

  • News How Many People Played Paragon in Mass Effect 3?

    Plus, other assorted spacetistics

    It’s hard enough for us to believe that the adventures of Commander Shepard’s lovable alien crew are over, so BioWare must be feeling pretty emotional right about now. Following the Canadian developer’s Mass Effect panel at PAX East earlier today, it released a retrospective video featuring numerous team...

  • News Insomniac Games' Fuse Sparks from 28th May in North America

    Overstrike a light

    Insomniac Games’ first multiplatform effort Fuse will merge with store shelves on 28th May in North America and 31st May in Europe. Pre-ordering the co-operative shooter will reward you with unique armour and weapon skins for each of the game’s characters, in addition to a 'Quickdraw Team Perk' that increases the damage dished...

  • News Battlefield 4 Teaser Trailer Takes a Trip Underwater

    No accusations, just friendly crustaceans

    Remember that episode of The Simpsons where Homer suggests that his family should start a new life under the sea? Well, this brand new Battlefield 4 teaser is nothing like that, but we needed to find a way to add a few extra words to this article so figured that we’d bring it up anyway. Seriously, that’s...

  • News DICE Deploys Battlefield 4 Website Ahead of Next Week's Reveal

    Page is pretty wet

    If you’re the sort of person that can’t resist smearing smudgy sketches on condensed windows, then we don’t recommend visiting this Battlefield 4 website – it may just consume your day. The site – which promises to reveal more artwork if you sign in – allows you to rub the water off a wet window with your mouse,...

  • Rumour Could Battlefield 4 on PS4 Boast 64 Player Maps?

    We hope that you're ready to respawn

    The brute power of the PlayStation 4 may allow Battlefield 4 to seriously up the ante, as a report regarding the soon-to-be-revealed shooter has hinted at the return of 64 player maps. While the PC version of Battlefield 3 already boasted similarly sized arenas, PS3 players were forced to settle for significantly...

  • News John Riccitiello Steps Down from His Post as EA CEO

    Under fire executive resigns

    Electronic Arts CEO John Riccitiello has submitted his resignation to a boardroom of (presumably) stern-looking directors. The executive’s final day will be on 30th March, the close of the company’s fiscal year. After that, he’ll be forced to pack up his ballpoint pens and Commander Shepard figurines, and leave the...

  • News Battlefield 4 Artwork Braves a Torrential Downpour

    A soggy glance at DICE's upcoming shooter

    Embedded above is your very first look at Battlefield 4 ahead of its full reveal at GDC next week. The image – uncovered by seasoned snoops All Games Beta – looks remarkably similar to Battlefield 3 artwork, but the big four in the centre of t

  • News EA Games to Deploy Battlefield 4 Details on 26th March

    Publisher planning a barrage of information

    EA Games will blow Battlefield 4’s doors wide open on 26th March in San Francisco. The publisher has sent out a slew of official invites to North American outlets, confirming the impending reveal of the first-person shooter. A similar ‘Save the Date’ invite teased the title’s announcement last...

  • News February NPD: Dead Space 3 Dismembers the Competition

    Sly Cooper squeezes into the top ten

    Despite speculation regarding its disappointing sales, Dead Space 3 managed to fire its way to the summit of the North American sales charts in February. The space shooter pushed Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 into second, while Crysis 3, NBA 2K13, and

  • First Impressions Mass Effect 3's Citadel DLC Is One Party That You Shouldn't Skip

    Cheery bye

    Commander Shepard has walked a long and dangerous road – and with Mass Effect 3’s final DLC offering, Citadel, that road comes to a heartfelt and engaging end. What starts off as an opportunity to unwind and relax at the galaxy’s centre of operations takes us on a rather wild ride absolutely packed with cameos and in-jokes. The...

  • Rumour EA Invite Points to Imminent Battlefield 4 Reveal

    Bringing out the big guns

    Colours can communicate so much. If we see something red, we tend to think of danger. If we see something green, we tend to think of safety. And if we see something teal and orange, we definitely think of Battlefield. IGN has been invited to a top-secret EA event on 26th March, which seems like it could be for the upcoming...

  • News Dead Space 3 Pulls Horror Out of Hiding with Awakened DLC

    The scares are no longer in stasis

    Visceral Games will deploy Dead Space 3’s darkest chapter yet next week, when its ‘Awakened’ DLC pack spooks the PlayStation Store from 12th March. The expansion – which will set you back $9.99 – promises to depict the events after the conclusion of the main campaign, and is said to feature some of the...

  • News Army of Two: The Devil's Cartel Demo Pairs Up on 12th March

    Forever friends

    You and a friend will be able to model the hockey masks of Alpha and Bravo next week, when a demo for upcoming co-operative shooter Army of Two: The Devil’s Cartel shoots onto the PlayStation Store. According to publisher EA, the taster will be available “starting” from 12th March, which means that those of you in Europe will...

  • Rumour Dead Space 4 Dismembered Following Dismal Sales

    Marker of the times

    It sounds like the legs of Visceral Games’ likeable Dead Space series have been targeted by a well aimed Plasma Cutter shot by EA executives. According to a report on VideoGamer.com, a fourth entry in the horror series was in development, but has been cancelled following the poor sales of Dead Space 3. The

  • News It's Party Time with Mass Effect 3's Citadel DLC

    Friends for life

    BioWare has unsurprisingly released the trailer for Mass Effect 3: Citadel, the trilogy’s final slice of DLC. It’s looking to be the biggest add-on that the series has ever received, and the trailer is suitably packed full of teasers. It would seem that BioWare weren’t exaggerating when they said that protagonist Commander...

  • News EA Is Very Excited About PS4, But May Be Aligning with Microsoft

    Publisher speaks out about its absence from last week's PlayStation Meeting

    EA did not play a part in last week’s big PlayStation 4 unveiling. There was no sign of John Riccitiello, no quips from Peter Moore, and not even a logo for FIFA, Battlefield, or Madden. Considering the cosy relationship between the third-party and Sony in the past, the...

February2013

  • News Respawn Entertainment Rendezvousing at E3 2013

    Call of duty

    Respawn Entertainment will be deploying details about its next project at this year’s E3, co-founder Vince Zampella has teased. The studio – which houses a number of ex-Infinity Ward employees – was formed after the aforementioned executive and his long-term colleague Jason West were fired by Activision for fraternising with EA...

  • News BioWare Blasts Final Mass Effect 3 DLC Details into Orbit

    The final frontier

    Believe it or not, we’re close to the one year anniversary of Mass Effect 3. It’s been a long rollercoaster ride, but all things must come to pass – and with that, BioWare has revealed the final DLC packs for the space shooter's single player and multiplayer offerings. The multiplayer DLC, named Reckoning, hits next week...

  • News Could Battlefield 4 Blast Its Way into Sony's PlayStation Meeting?

    Makes sense

    Battlefield 4 could have Sony’s hotly anticipated PlayStation Meeting in its sights, if a series of teasing Tweets are to be believed. GameStop gaffer Paul Raines started the speculation overnight, announcing that he’d been privy to a behind-the-scenes demo of the upcoming first-person shooter. “Got to see Battlefield 4 today and...

  • News Dead Space 3 Resource Farming Glitch Won't Be Patched

    Dry paint

    Dead Space 3 allows you to spend real money to upgrade your weapons – but you don’t necessarily need to engage in the shady practice to unlock the ultimate Plasma Cutter. An exploit discovered by the fine folks at GameFront allows you to farm as many resources as you like – and it’s unlikely to get patched, according to publisher...

  • News Dead Space 3 Awakens with Post-Release DLC

    One eye open

    Dead Space 3 has barely had time to spook the store shelves it's sitting on, but that’s not stopped publisher EA Games from announcing that there’s more content lurking on the horizon. Following on from last week’s tease, the company has confirmed that the ‘Awakened’ DLC pack will haunt the PlayStation Store next month...

  • News Dead Space 3's Demo Has Been Dismembered Two Million Times

    Must be something in the air

    It looks like that blast of Phil Collins has done the trick for Dead Space 3. Chuffed publisher EA Games has announced that the title’s recently released demo has already been downloaded by almost two million people across multiple platforms, which represents a ten per cent increase over

January2013

  • News EA Games Fires Insomniac's Fuse into the Spring

    Reloaded schedule

    The handful of you looking forward to Insomniac Games’ divisive Fuse will be forced to wait a few more months, as the title has been delayed. EA Games confirmed the news during an earnings call earlier this evening, stating that it will now launch between the beginning of April and the end of June in 2013. The co-op shooter was...

  • News Additional Content Disturbing Dead Space 3 Soon

    Hold onto your disc

    It looks like Dead Space 3’s jump scares will not conclude once you reach the solace of the title’s credits, because developer Visceral Games is currently working on a slice of post-release content for the survival horror shooter. Steve Papoutsis, the game’s producer, revealed the news in an official EA blog post. “The...

  • News Rory McIlroy Swings onto Tiger Woods PGA Tour 14's Box Art

    Hole in one

    Not content with being brightest light on the circuit, landing a lucrative deal with Nike, and pulling women’s tennis pro Caroline Wozniacki, Rory McIlroy can now add appearing on the cover of a video game to his list of achievements. The Northern Irish hot shot will star on the front of the European edition of Tiger Woods PGA Tour 14,...

  • News Dead Space 3's Launch Trailer Murders a Classic

    Oh lord

    Forget the Necromorphs, the scariest thing about this Dead Space 3 launch trailer is the awful Phil Collins cover. It’s a shame, because the footage itself is exceptional, focusing on several enormous set-pieces from the single-player campaign. We’re guessing that that big centipede thing isn’t popping up to play tag. All will be...

  • News Crysis 3 Multiplayer Beta Uncloaks on 29th January

    Creeping through the chaos

    The game’s less than a month away from release, but that’s not stopping Crytek from deploying a Crysis 3 multiplayer beta next week. The online test will run for a period of two weeks, and will give you a chance to experience two modes and maps ahead of the title’s 19th February release. Crash Site, the first of the...

  • News Dead Space 3 Will Let You Buy Better Weapons with Real Money

    Nickel and dime

    No one can hear you scream in space – unless you’ve got a big enough bank balance, of course. Reporting from a recent hands-on session, Eurogamer.net has revealed that Dead Space 3 will allow you to upgrade your weapons via voluntary microtransactions. You'll be given the option to pay your way out of trouble when you don't have...

  • News Dead Space's Isaac Clarke Is a Closet Mass Effect Cosplayer

    Fancy distress

    Like most people, we spend the majority of our evenings prancing around in N7 gear, pretending to save the galaxy from imminent Reaper attacks – but we never suspected that Dead Space protagonist Isaac Clarke was a part of our fantasy circle. However, the below trailer provides irrefutable proof that, even when faced with an...

  • News Army of Two: The Devil's Cartel Trailer Works Up an Appetite

    Should've had a bigger breakfast

    The worst part about fighting wars for a living is that there’s rarely time for a mid-morning snack. Take the masked protagonists of upcoming PlayStation 3 shooter Army of Two: The Devil’s Cartel – they're too busy dodging bullets and half-volleyed frag grenades to scoff a custard cream or three. No wonder they...

  • News Mark Your Territory with Huge Dead Space 3 Collector's Edition

    Sorry, no Plasma Cutter

    If you’ve played either of the original Dead Space titles, then you'll know exactly what happens when you come into contact with the Marker. As such, we recommend steering clear of the recently announced Dead Space 3 ‘Dev Team Edition’ as it includes an 8-inch replica of the strange, pointed artefact. The package...

  • News THQ Franchises Available Individually, EA in the Running

    Open your cheque book

    Ever since creditors complained about THQ's quick sale to equity firm Clearlake Capital, things have gone from bad to worse for the embattled publisher. What initially seemed like a crafty way of protecting the company as on ongoing concern has quickly transformed into a bidding war for the firm’s most valuable assets – and...

December2012

  • News Dead Space 3 Demo Deploys the Horror from 22nd January

    Death by dismemberment

    A playable demo for Visceral Games’ upcoming space horror sequel Dead Space 3 will crawl onto the PlayStation Network from 22nd January, publisher EA Games has announced. The short sampler will allow you to get a taste for the title’s controversial co-op mode, thrusting you “into deep space terror unwilling hero –...

  • News Insomniac Games Blows a Fuse with Brand New Trailer

    Keep your beak out

    We know people are eager to throw Insomniac Games’ upcoming Fuse under a bus, but we reckon that this brand new trailer is solid. It’s got guns, it’s got laughs, and it’s even got some daft facial expressions. We suppose the only thing that it hasn’t got it is that awesome original art direction everyone seemed to love...

  • News Need for Speed: Most Wanted Swiftly Added to European Sale

    Hard to beat

    If the reality of finding an exotic car in your Christmas stocking is looking less likely, at least you can console yourself with a cut-price copy of Need for Speed: Most Wanted instead. Sony’s slashed the price of the critically acclaimed PlayStation 3 racer to just £23.99/€29.99 on the European PlayStation Store this weekend,...

  • News New Dead Space 3 Trailer Shows Shared Scares

    Calm down

    We’re vehemently against the addition of co-operative action to Dead Space 3, but even we can’t deny the appeal of this brand new trailer. The video introduces the title’s ‘Two Ways to Play’ tagline, which is designed to highlight the differences between single-player and multiplayer gameplay. While you’ll be able to...

  • News Medal of Honor: Warfighter Breaches European PSN Sale

    Run for cover

    Medal of Honor: Warfighter is the latest title to get its price slashed as part of Sony’s excellent European Christmas countdown. Between now and 23:59PM GMT on 12th December, you’ll be able to pick up the first-person shooter for just £29.99/€39.99. That represents a 50 per cent saving over its standard price of...

  • News Crysis 3 Targets North American Store Shelves on 19th February

    Cloaked approach

    Crytek founder Cevat Yerli has augmented the company’s upcoming first-person shooter Crysis 3 with a 19th February release date in North America. The sci-fi adventure will fire into European stores a few days later on 22nd February. Last month, publisher EA Games revealed that pre-ordering the title at participating retailers...

  • News Need for Speed: Most Wanted Floors Ultimate Speed DLC

    Pedal to the metal

    Petrol heads will be able to accelerate their Need for Speed: Most Wanted experience later this month, when the title’s Ultimate Speed expansion pack drifts onto the PlayStation Store from 18th December. A press release from EA’s UK branch confirmed the add-on, which includes a selection of exotic new vehicles to drive and 25...

  • News Battlefield 3's Price Crumbles with New European PSN Deal

    Pew pew

    Sony’s unwrapped another offer as part of its festive European PlayStation Network advent calendar. From now until 23:59PM on 4th December, you’ll be able to snuggle up with a digital copy of Battlefield 3 for just £29.99/€39.99. That represents a huge saving over the listed price of £59.99/€69.99, but it’s still cheaper to...

November2012

  • News Battlefield 3 Patch Finally Fixes Input Lag and Audio Issues

    Redeployed

    Ever since its launch in 2011, Battlefield 3 has struggled with input lag and audio issues on the PlayStation 3. Those bugs will finally be fixed this week, over a year after the title was originally released. A new patch – due out on 27th November – will “significantly improve” the controller response problems, as well as solve...

  • Rumour Mirror's Edge 2 Is Currently in Production at DICE

    Running rings

    The hotly anticipated sequel to Mirror’s Edge is apparently in production at Swedish developer DICE. Ben Cousins, the general manager of ngmoco Sweden, revealed the tidbit in a Tweet posted earlier this afternoon. The executive stated: "It is general knowledge in the Stockholm dev scene that Mirror's Edge 2 is in production at DICE."...

  • News Fuse Fashions a Handful of Pre-Order Bonuses

    Keeping up appearances

    Those of you eager to lend your services to Overstrike 9 will be rewarded with a handful of in-game extras. Pre-orders for Insomniac Games' upcoming Fuse will be recognised with four Hyperion Prototype Agent armour skins, four Hyperion Prototype weapon skins, and a Quickdraw team perk which enhances your squad’s one-handed...

  • News EA Resurrects Gothenburg Studio as Ghost

    Will haunt your hardware soon

    EA’s new Gothenburg studio has been renamed Ghost, according to a snazzy makeover on its website. The team is thought to be working on a next-generation entry in the Need for Speed series, with legendary producer Alan Baker at the helm. Former DICE executive Marcus Nilsson is currently in charge of the new developer...

  • News Mass Effect 4 Will Be Fuelled By DICE's Frostbite 2 Engine

    Exploring the galaxy

    The in-development Mass Effect 4 will take advantage of DICE’s fantastic Frostbite 2 engine, publisher EA Games has announced. The sequel is the latest in a long line of internal projects to adopt the proprietary technology. It will also be harnessed by the upcoming Dragon Age III: Inquisition. In addition to the engine...

  • Rumour Soldiers Disciplined Over Medal of Honor: Warfighter

    Whoops

    We imagine a group of high-profile SEALs are currently staring at Medal of Honor: Warfighter’s Metacritic score and wondering if it was all worth it. According to a report on CBS, seven soldiers have been reprimanded for consulting on the modern military shooter. They’ve each had half of their salaries docked for a total of two months,...

  • News BioWare Deploys Mass Effect Trilogy from 4th December

    Make sure you Geth it

    In an epic blog post worthy of the Pulitzer Prize, developer BioWare has confirmed that the Mass Effect Trilogy will take flight on 4th December in North America and 7th December in Europe. That means that the first title in the series – which originally launched as a Microsoft published Xbox 360 exclusive way back in 2007...

  • News Pre-order Crysis 3 and Get the Original Title for Free

    Can your console run it, though?

    If you pre-order the upcoming Crysis 3 at a participating retailer, you’ll get a PSN copy of the original title absolutely free. Furthermore, you’ll automatically be upgraded to the special Hunter Edition, which rewards you with early access to a handful of in-game weapons. "The release of Crysis in 2007 was...

  • News Army of Two: The Devil's Cartel Readies Up on 26th March

    Bro science

    The masked protagonists of Army of Two: The Devil’s Cartel will embark on their mission to clean up the drug-riddled streets of Mexico on 26th March in North America and 29th March in Europe. Pre-orders for the title will automatically be upgraded to the Overkill Edition, which will grant players with an additional three missions...

October2012

  • News FIFA 13 Sells 7.4 Million Copies in Four Weeks

    But Medal of Honor: Warfighter disappoints

    If the popularity of the beautiful game was ever in doubt, then the success of FIFA 13 should put any concerns to bed. Publisher EA Games has revealed that its premium soccer simulation has already sprinted into 7.4 million homes. That’s an outstanding achievement for a game that’s only been available...

  • News Medal of Honor: Warfighter Trophies Failing to Unlock

    Urgh

    It looks like Medal of Honor: Warfighter’s comprehensive day one patch failed to fix all of the problems with the first-person shooter. A number of posters on the title’s official forums have noted that they are having problems unlocking certain Trophies in the game, despite the requirements of the trinkets being met. Issues appear to...

  • News Criterion: Need for Speed: Most Wanted for Vita Was Something That We Wanted to Do Internally

    Stepping up

    UK developer Criterion Games has revealed that it “wanted” to build the PlayStation Vita version of Need for Speed: Most Wanted. The handheld release – which is practically identical to its console counterpart – was developed in-house at the Guildford outfit, rather than being cast off to an external studio. “[Building Need...

  • News Need for Speed: Most Wanted Launch Trailer Starts Its Engine

    Ear plugs

    Ignore the atrocious audio and this Need for Speed: Most Wanted launch trailer is half decent. It shows a slew of high performance sports cars drifting around city streets, and generally causing mischief for the local constabulary. The game’s due out next week on PlayStation 3 and Vita. Yeah, it’s that time of the year, isn’t it?

  • News Crysis 2 Is Europe's Next Free PlayStation Plus Giveaway

    Armed and ready

    European PlayStation Plus subscribers anticipating more free games will be pleased to learn that the beautiful Crysis 2 has been confirmed as the next addition to the service's Instant Game Collection. The extraordinarily pretty sandbox shooter will be offered at no extra cost to subscribers from 7th November. The game sees you take...

  • News Medal of Honor: Warfighter's Day One Patch Is Essential

    Good grief

    Day one patches are typically reserved for minor fixes, but Medal of Honor: Warfighter takes things to a whole new level. The game's last minute software update – available today alongside its North American release – fixes a slew of single-player and multiplayer bugs, including teensy issues such as “unresponsive controls”. The...

  • News Insomniac Games' Ted Price Talks Fuse for 18 Minutes

    Turning the tide

    Insomniac Games is not used to being met with cynicism when it announces a new project, but that’s exactly what it faced when it re-revealed Fuse earlier this year. Boasting a more generic art-style than its conceptual predecessor Overstrike, the game was not well received. Fortunately, the former Sony exclusive developer is...

  • News Need for Speed: Most Wanted Supports the Move Racing Wheel

    Turning a corner

    Need for Speed: Most Wanted developer Criterion loves trying out new technology, so we’re not particularly surprised by the studio's decision to support the PlayStation Move Racing Wheel for its upcoming release. The crazy contraption can be used to control the car (obviously), but it also takes advantage of some of the device's...

  • News Aftermath Expansion Shakes Up Battlefield 3 Next Month

    Pulling the ground from beneath your feet

    Battlefield 3’s post-earthquake expansion pack Aftermath will launch on 27th November for PlayStation 3 Premium members. Vanilla players will have to wait until 11th December to get their hands-on the add-on. The anticipated DLC pack features four new maps set on the ravaged city streets of urban Tehran...

  • News Upgrade Your Arsenal with Mass Effect 3's Latest DLC Pack

    Be prepared

    You’ll be able to reward Commander Shepard’s galactic antics with a new set of artillery this week. Mass Effect 3’s Groundside Weapons pack – available for $1.99 in North America – will augment humanity’s last hope with a slew of new firearms, including a Kishock Harpoon Gun and Acolyte Pistol. You’re going to need all the...

  • News Enormous Mass Effect 3 DLC Targets PSN Next Month

    T'Soni way to go

    Mass Effect 3’s biggest expansion to date Omega will arrive on 27th November in North America, developer BioWare has announced. The $14.99 add-on will see protagonist Commander Shepard re-united with ousted Omega matriarch Aria T'loak, as the duo aim to retake the contested space station from Cerberus control. According to...

  • News September NPD: Hardware Sales Jump, Borderlands 2 Explodes

    Christmas is coming

    Average weekly sales of both the PlayStation 3 and Vita increased in North America throughout September, suggesting renewed momentum heading into the holiday season. As has become a recurring theme, the Xbox 360 was the best selling console for the month with 270,000 units sold. Unfortunately, Sony doesn't share specific hardware...

  • News EA Gothenburg Teases Next Generation Need for Speed

    Bulking up

    EA Gothenburg is recruiting for a new Need for Speed game, according to a post on its website. The Swedish studio, which was founded earlier this year, noted: "Would you like to work on a game in the Need for Speed franchise? We are hiring, and we are hiring a lot." Elsewhere, the company teased that it may be working on a...

  • News Meet Need for Speed's Most Wanted Racers in New Trailer

    Top gear

    To become the best at Need for Speed: Most Wanted, you’ll need to take on Fairhaven’s most notorious racers. This brand new trailer – accompanied by the most poorly positioned text in the history of video games – shows off a full hot pursuit against one of these infamous wheelmen. Beat him, and you'll get a chance to steal his car...

  • News Mass Effect 3 Retaliates with Massive Multiplayer Expansion

    Won't cost a penny

    Mass Effect 3’s multiplayer component will be significantly bolstered by a brand new expansion next week. The free download – launching 9th October in North America – will augment an impressive six new maps and 16 playable characters. The addition will plot the return of the Collectors from Mass Effect 2 – and a whole...

  • News Mass Effect 3 Prepares for Operation Overdrive

    Geth ready

    We quite liked Mass Effect 3’s multiplayer component, and it seems like we weren’t alone. Over six months since the game’s original release, BioWare is still supporting the title with new original Bounty Events. This weekend marks the start of Operation Overdrive, which will shoulder you with the responsibility of hitting a full...

September2012

  • News The Original Mass Effect Is Coming to PlayStation 3

    Weird

    If you’re a PlayStation 3-only owner, your addiction to the Mass Effect franchise probably started with the second game. After all, the original title was published by Microsoft as an Xbox 360 exclusive way back in 2007 – but now it’s finally coming to the PlayStation 3. The Mass Effect Trilogy will launch at some point in the near...

  • News Mirror's Edge Sprints onto PSN Next Week

    Keep the Faith

    EA’s cult first-person platformer Mirror’s Edge is set to dash onto the North American PlayStation Store next week, Sony has announced. The game’s imminent arrival was mentioned on the latest episode of the PlayStation Blogcast, though a price wasn’t confirmed. We’ve been pining for a sequel to the DICE developed adventure...

  • News BioWare Co-Founders Quit Video Game Industry for Good

    What's up, doc?

    Affable executives Greg Zeschuk and Ray Muzyka have announced their departure from BioWare – and the games industry in general. The duo co-founded the company in 1995 after graduating from medical school. In an honest blog post aimed at fans, Zeschuk explained that his lust for games had waned: "After nearly twenty years working...

  • News EA Unceremoniously Announces Dragon Age III: Inquisition

    Oh

    It’s probably telling that Dragon Age III: Inquisition’s announcement flew straight over our heads. We spend all day, everyday scouting out the best PlayStation 3 news – but this announcement didn’t come with the fervour that typically accompanies a big sequel reveal. “More Dragon Age?” pondered drowsy voices around the Push Square...

  • News A Ridiculous Amount of People Have Played FIFA 13's Demo

    Back of the net

    If you live in North America, you might be shielded from the popularity of football (or soccer as it’s more commonly known on your shores) – but make no mistake, it’s a religion in some parts of the world. That’s evidenced by the sheer amount of gamers that hurried to download FIFA 13’s demo, which released on PSN earlier...

  • News Watch 8 Minutes of Brutal Medal of Honor: Warfighter Gameplay

    Light 'em up

    This eight minute Medal of Honor: Warfighter trailer is supposedly based on real-world events – but we’re struggling to believe that life in the military is quite so action-packed. The video shows a group of Tier 1 Operatives infiltrating an Abu Sayyaf stronghold – and leaving a breadcrumb trail of burnt out helicopters in their...

  • News Insomniac Games Lights Up First Fuse Trailer

    Hmm

    We adore Insomniac Games, but we can’t seem to muster much enthusiasm about its latest project, Fuse. It’s not the game’s multiplatform status that’s getting us down – moreover it’s the title’s complete lack of identity. As this debut trailer demonstrates, the third-person shooter couldn’t possibly look any more soulless. We...

  • News Medal of Honor: Warfighter DLC Promotes Controversial Movie

    On the hunt

    Medal of Honor: Warfighter may be struggling to secure headlines on its own terms – but its collaboration with controversial Sony Pictures flick Zero Dark Thirty was always going to be a sure fire hit. For the uninitiated, the aforementioned movie attempts to recreate the real-life search for Osama Bin Laden. In the game, it will be...

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