The horror! The horror
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...
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...
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...
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...
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.
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...
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?
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...
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...
Mass Effect’s a good series if you play as the bog-standard bloke Shepard, but it’s even better when you open your eyes to FemShep. Lovingly named by fans of the franchise, FemShep is voiced by the wonderful Jennifer Hale, who brings new depth to the character beyond the rough and ready male alternative. Belatedly acknowledging...
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...
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..
Lock and load
British PlayStation magazine, PSM3, is teasing the imminent announcement of a mysterious shooter sequel in its latest issue. The single page preview features an image of two bullets facing down and includes the text, “An exclusive look at one of 2012’s hottest shooters”. What could the game be? Our guess is the follow-up to...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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..
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..
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...
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 didnt do a really good job of new player orientation,..
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..
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..
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.
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..
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..
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.
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..
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..
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...
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...
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..
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..
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..
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..
Sony's announced that a batch of anticipated demos are days away from launching on the PlayStation Store
Amongst the retail samples include Final Fantasy XIII-2, Asura's Wrath and, our most anticipated, Grand Slam Tennis 2. The news comes via the American-arm of the PlayStation Blog, meaning the news relates to the US PlayStation Store. There's an unlikely chance, therefore, that the demos could..
Would you like to know every single positive thing that's ever been said about EA Sports' upcoming SSX reboot? Then this trailer's totally got your back
Outside of the praise, the trailer boasts a bunch of gameplay footage from the tricked-out racer. It's taken a while, but the game's finally starting to look like it's deserving of its name. Catch the trailer after the break.
Grand Slam Tennis 2 is right at the top of our most anticipated releases for 2012
We know, pretty weird huh? But regular readers will be all too aware of our adoration for tennis based video games. While we're still a little concerned about the quality of the game's pledged PlayStation Move support — please, please, please be good — we're still intrigued by the game's standard controller..
Following the trend of every other hot new video game release, BioWare's announced a small arsenal of pre-order bonuses for Mass Effect 3
Simply pre-ordering the space RPG from anywhere will guarantee you access to the M55 Argus Assault Rifle for free, while pre-orders at GameStop will also reward you with the N7 Warfare Gear pack. You can catch a glimpse of the goodies in action after the break..
If there's only one thing you take away from this debut trailer for Syndicate's co-operative mode -- which is separate from the main single-player campaign -- make sure it's the names of the characters
Sure the core gunplay looks ace, and we love the visual style of the game — but we're sold on the operative's names alone. Emma Thalos? Tihomir Darius? Akuma? Aidan Fall? Who thought these up?..
Starbreeze's Syndicate reboot is not a strategy game, but that's ok because the game looks like an awesome first-person shooter instead
Originally confirmed for a February 21st release, EA later moved the game up to February 13th. That's left the development team scrambling to finish the game in time, but CEO Mikael Nermark reckons he's enjoying the long hours. "Long days and nights,"..
There's only so many times you can lift the "London Lawn Tennis" trophy before you start to long for the real thing
The Wimbledon license has been the achilles' heel of a number of top tennis titles over the years, but Grand Slam Tennis 2, it appears, won't suffer from the same flaw. In a chest beating trailer, EA's celebrated Grand Slam Tennis 2's "exclusive" access to the prestigious..
EA has delayed its upcoming SSX reboot for the second time
The snowboarding title was originally due out on Valentine's Day, but will now drop on February 28th in North America and March 2nd in Europe. In a letter to fans, producer Todd Batty cited polish as the reason for the delay. Over the course of more than 10 years of making games I have not worked on a single project where our team did not..
Fiery tennis legend, John McEnroe, will head up the cover of the global version of Grand Slam Tennis 2, publisher EA Sports has announced
The argumentative legend will be joined by current top-dog Novak Djokovic and female favourite Maria Sharapova. There's no room for Andy Murray on the UK cover. The cover will differ across Europe, with France getting Jo-Wilfred Tsonga, Novak Djokovic and Rafael..
An eagle-eyed Battlefield 3 player has spotted what looks like a hint at developer DICE's next game
An Easter egg hidden deep within Wake Island — which ships as part of the the game's Back To Karkand expansion pack — shows the number 2143 scrawled on a wall. Alone it means nothing, but fansite BF3Blog points out that DICE has a habit of revealing future sequels in existing games. Way back in..
While we're thankful that technology hasn't advanced to the point where someone can hack into our mind just yet, we are eager to give the mechanic a go in Starbreeze's upcoming first-person shooter, Syndicate
The game's latest trailer (embedded after the jump) hones in on the game's range of technical nonsense. You can totally force soldiers to turn on their allies. Let the chaos ensue.
Hey Europe, here's your killer-app
For real. It's no secret that FIFA is one of the biggest video game franchises here in Europe, and EA's upcoming PlayStation Vita release looks promising for a number of reasons. First and foremost, it's FIFA on the PlayStation Vita. There are no concessions nor compromises — this is the console FIFA experience in the palm of your hands. We've seen it in action..
Mass Effect 3 might have already enjoyed its big debut moment at last year's VGAs, but that's not stopped Bioware and EA from releasing a brand new gameplay trailer at this year's event
The trailer — which is derived entirely from gameplay footage — shows Shepard mounting an attack against seemingly impossible odds. It looks way more cinematic than Mass Effect has ever been before, but in a..
Thought you were good at Battlefield 3? You haven't seen anything yet
Embedded after the jump is one of the greatest kills we've ever witnessed in a multiplayer game. No exaggeration. If you do nothing else today, make sure you watch this clip.
There are some big announcements set to take place at the VGAs this weekend: Sony's mysterious exclusive The Last Of Us, the reannouncement of Metal Gear Solid: Rising, and the unveiling of Epic Games' next big project
But while Spike's lined up plenty of show stoppers for the event, the awards ceremony will also play host to some lesser reveals. EA's confirmed that almost exactly a year after its..
The debut Battlefield 3 expansion pack, Back To Karkand, is available now from the PlayStation Store
If you purchased a specially marked limited edition copy of EA and DICE's destructive shooter, then the DLC is yours to download for free. Everyone else will need to stump up a reasonable £11.99 / $14.99. In order to celebrate the DLC's release, EA has released a brand new trailer showing off the..
With both Resistance 3 and Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One already sitting on store shelves, developer Insomniac Games' parting gift to PlayStation fans is complete
The company's next project is multiplatform co-operative shooter Overstrike. But while the title will still naturally launch on Sony's system, SCEE boss Jim Ryan has expressed his disappointment at Insomniac's decision to release on..
Are you ready to head 'Back To Karkand'? No time to think soldier, you're going anyway
Publisher EA has confirmed that Battlefield 3's debut expansion pack will launch on PlayStation 3 as soon as December 6th. That's a week earlier than on other platforms, as promised by the publisher at launch. The pack's comprised of four maps from previous Battlefield games, all remastered in Battlefield 3's..
EA's released a brand new trailer for its upcoming Syndicate reboot
The latest footage — accompanied by an irritating robotic voice sample — shows off the game's massive weapons roster, which is split across a number of different types. There's assault rifles, snipers, explosives and — most excitingly — special weapons. We especially like the look of the swarm rockets. Why fire one missile,..
The EA rumours keep coming
Mega-blog Kotaku's just gone live with a report regarding the successor to EA's Army Of Two franchise, claiming that a new entry in the co-operative shooter series is in development. According to the website, the latest Army Of Two will feature four player co-op (Army Of Four?) and is being developed using DICE's top-notch Frostbite 2 engine. Unfortunately, that's all..
EA really is aiming to incorporate multiplayer into all of its franchises
According to a Kotaku report, the publisher is pushing Bioware to release an online arena based battle system as part of its action RPG series. The site claims that dragons will be playable in the multiplayer component, but is unclear whether the mode will be released as a standalone product or as part of a future Dragon Age..
It might be struggling to topple Activision's latest Call Of Duty title, but EA's Battlefield 3 is certainly no slouch
Chatting at the Baird Technology Conference yesterday, EA financial gaffer Eric Brown revealed that Battlefield 3 has sold a ridiculous eight million copies. According to Brown, the publisher has shipped 12 million copies of the game to stores. Expect it to sell through much of..
Kotaku's dumped a slew of EA rumours this morning, starting with the Dead Space franchise
The publication claims that the publisher is looking at "new ways to expand" the survival horror space series, and has a first-person shooter in the works. But apparently, that's not all. The publisher also has a Dead Space flight game in development — presumably a downloadable twin-stick shooter..
The official Battlefield 3 Twitter account has announced plans to launch the latest edition of its client update on PlayStation 3 tomorrow
PC players received the same update last week, which improves a variety of issues with the game across single-player and multiplayer. We've listed the full extent of the fixes after the jump. Feel free to moan in the comments if your favourite exploit has been..
EA has deployed a brand new trailer for Battlefield 3's upcoming Back To Karkand DLC pack
The footage focuses on the Gulf Of Oman map, and puts a big emphasis on vehicular combat. Boom, boom, boom. The DLC's set to launch next month. Hit the jump to check the map in action. [youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=py3s8RjZ6KY
The original Dante's Inferno suffered from releasing about a month before God Of War III
The game looked fantastic at first, only to be made look average by Sony Santa Monica's successor. But we're big fans of the "God Of War genre" as a whole, and so we'd be happy to see a follow-up in developer Visceral's slash 'em up series. If evidence uncovered on writer Joshua Rubins blog is..
Barcelona forward -- and all around footballing genius -- Lionel Messi has been announced as the new global face of the FIFA brand
Messi was previously the poster boy for Konami's Pro Evolution Soccer series. He was replaced by Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo earlier in the year, prompting rumours that EA had snapped up the Argentinean striker. Messi's first project will be promoting next year's..
After a messy month or so culminating in a class-action lawsuit, EA has announced that it will give Battlefield 3 players on the PS3 a free copy of Battlefield 1943 as originally promised
The bonus was announced earlier in the year at E3, but was mysteriously absent from retail copies of the game. EA said that it was offering PlayStation 3 players a window of exclusivity on all Battlefield 3's DLC..
We know you're probably excited about the prospect of learning more about Bioware's next game
But seriously, put a lid that excitement for now. There's nothing to see here. Spike's released a new teaser trailer for the game's impending announcement that includes about three seconds of footage at most. The full thing will be revealed at the VGAs on December 10th. The video shows a tank firing a..
Sometimes things go to far. And this is an example of that. Law firm Edelson McGuire has filed a class action lawsuit against EA regarding the removal of Battlefield 1943 from PS3 copies of Battlefield 3. Those with strong memories will remember the additional incentive was promised during Sony's E3 press conference back in June. But only recently we found out that the added extra was not..
If EA Sports was hoping to play on nostalgia with its latest SSX reboot trailer, then it probably shouldn't have used a remix of Run DMC's "It's Tricky" to score the teaser
On the other hand, if it wanted to make all the hip kids of tomorrow "totally stoked" about its new ultra rad snowboarding game, then mission accomplished. We imagine the publisher's aims fell somewhere in the middle..
GameStop's dropped the full skinny on Mass Effect 3's chunky Collector's Edition, which will be available alongside the main game for $80
The special edition includes: a premium metal case, a 70-page hardbound art-book, a limited edition Mass Effect comic, a fabric N7 patch, a 4x6 lithograph of the Normandy, and a bunch of digital in-game content. Sounds like a solid deal, we wonder what Commander..
Man, we wished we could do some of these tricks
EA Sports' latest FIFA Street trailer offers 80 seconds of pure, unadulterated showboating. And it's awesome. Catch it after the break and turn green with envy.
If you're one of the "hundreds of offending" Battlefield 3 cheaters then don't expect to hop online for a quick game this evening. Chances are your account has been blocked and all your statistics with it. EA has said it has "zero tolerance" for those exploiting the game, and is "determined to punish the players who play without integrity". Unfortunately,..
EA and Sony's tight-knit partnership continues to reward PlayStation 3 owners with additional goodies
The publisher's taken to the PlayStation Blog to announce seven Need For Speed: The Run vehicles that are exclusive to the PlayStation 3 version of the game. Exclusive rides include the Lexus LFA, Porsche Carrera GT and Bugatti Veyron Super Sport. These will be joined by the Hennessey Venom GT,..
Microsoft's XBOX 360 continued its North American domination throughout October, leaving the PlayStation 3 sitting behind
It was a big month for multiplatform software, with Battlefield 3, Batman: Arkham City, NBA 2K12 and RAGE all appearing in the top five. Surprising, huh? Sony touted a 5% increase in software sales for the year, and also announced that inFamous: Festival Of Blood had become the..
Let's be honest, there are more than enough multiplayer shooters available on the PlayStation 3
But Blood Dust — a cancelled class-based shooter from shuttered developer Visceral Melbourne — actually sets itself apart by virtue of its eccentric 1930s backdrop. According to Kotaku Australia, the "run and gun experience" was in development for more than three years, and was packed with..
Water is wet
Fire is hot. And EA has confirmed Battlefield 4. After the staggering early sales reports for Battlefield 3, it was never in doubt that there would be another entry in the DICE developed first-person shooter. And that's exactly what EA's Frank Gibeau has announced upon the unexpected back-drop of a college campus. "There is going to be a Battlefield 4," the suit splurted,..
While we're still largely indifferent about the inclusion of co-op in Mass Effect 3, we know some fans are quite up on the idea
In fact we've read quite a lot of hopeful chatter regarding support for local multiplayer. Sadly for those anticipating couch co-op, developer Bioware's squashed the speculation prematurely, stating that the game's multiplayer will be playable online only. For now, anyway..
The launch for Battlefield 3 has been a rocky one
Servers have been up and down like a jack-in-the-box, with players left wondering if there is a fault at EA's end or elsewhere. In order to alleviate issues, the publisher has now set up a Battlefield 3 server status page — an online destination which alerts players whether the servers are officially running or not. As trouble shooting goes, it's..
If you've been following the multiplatform websites you'll know that Microsoft accidentally published a Mass Effect 3 beta to XBOX Live users over the weekend
While the red-faced platform holder managed to pull the content promptly, many were still able to download the file, and subsequently have bombarded the Internet with spoilers and unannounced details about the game. Obviously we won't spoil..
As promised, Game Informer magazine has released the first teaser image of Bioware's next big project
The screenshot of the game — which is due to be fully revealed at next month's Spike TV VGA awards — shows a collision in a dusty, desert like setting. It's certainly a world away from Dragon Age and Mass Effect, but without more details is ultimately meaningless.
As gamers we're constantly drawn towards fresh and shiny things
We're sure a lot of Battlefield 3 owners are looking wistfully at that currently unattainable copy of Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 lingering on the horizon. But EA doesn't want you to leave its game — at least not yet. So it's hedging its bets that this 'Back To Karkand' DLC trailer will keep you hooked on Battlefield 3. At least..
Director Michael Bay is known for his bombastic, set-piece driven movies
EA's upcoming Need For Speed: The Run is gunning for a similar vibe, what with all the avalanches and white-knuckle chases. So it's pretty appropriate that the duo managed to team up in order to produce a blistering TV commercial designed to promote the game. You can watch it after the jump. Expect snappy edits, big explosions..
We already know that Need For Speed: The Run will have all of the same social multiplayer features as its predecessor -- that means Autolog, etc -- but what of the actual online experience in the cross-country racer? EA's latest trailer spills the beans, showcasing a kind of "Wheel Of Fortune" system which rewards you with anything from additional XP through to new cars should you meet specific targets
All looks nice and tidy, as you'd expect from a big-budget EA title. Catch the trailer after the jump. [youtube:www.youtube.com/watch?v=kp50..
We've made it clear over the past couple of weeks that we think EA's Syndicate reboot actually looks pretty rad
The game's colourful, sci-fi setting has an identity of its own that's a million miles away from the gritty browns of the current modern combat first-person shooter landscape. But really, EA, didn't you get the memo? Today is Grand Theft Auto V day. No matter how good your Syndicate..
EA's signed a cross-marketing partnership with Dr
Pepper to release some exclusive DLC for Battlefield 3 this week. Those that purchase a specially marked bottle of Dr. Pepper will score a redeemable code for a variety of in-game Battlefield 3 goodies. This includes PlayStation Home avatars, multiplayer skins and special edition dog-tags. We're pretty keen on the Rebecca Black themed dog-tag..
This is actually somewhat staggering
EA has announced that according to internal estimates, Battlefield 3 has sold more than five million copies since its launch last week. The most amazing thing is that it's the biggest launch in the publisher's history. Like, ever. So far players have executed 73 million saviour kills, 48 million revives, and destroyed 67 million vehicles. Who else loves..
EA has unveiled a new custom soundtrack system for its upcoming snowboarding reboot, SSX
The technology — entitled Harmony — sounds similar to the functionality in Wipeout HD. It essentially dynamically mixes your music in-game, so if you hit a particularly big jump, EA's able to fade out your custom soundtrack and replace it with the soothing sound of the wind whistling in your ears. Those..
Given the ten million copies EA shipped, it would have been more surprising if Battlefield 3 didn't take the top-spot of this week's UK sales charts
The heavily anticipated DICE developed shooter has toppled last week's winner, Batman: Arkham City, to claim the number one spot in a largely familiar top-ten. Activision's Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure continued its assault up the chart, jumping from..
Battlefield 3 is now available in the UK, after launching earlier in the week in North America
In order to celebrate the game's release, EA figured it was appropriate to drum up some publicity. So it sent some tanks and an APC into the centre of London. We hope you're not missing the connection. (Just in case: Battlefield 3 is a military game and tanks are military vehi--oh you do get it? Why..
Well, it's not Call Of Duty numbers
But bloody nora, Battlefield 3's early sales figures are still mightily impressive all the same. EA has announced at the company's Q2 sales briefing that it has shipped 10 million copies of Battlefield 3 (which launched this week in North America and Europe). The company as a whole was bolstered by strong sales in its sports sector — with the likes of FIFA and..
We probably sound like something of a worn out record when discussing Mass Effect 3's multiplayer component, so we're now going to reserve judgement until we actually play it
While we've been heavily critical of Mass Effect's status as a shooter in the past, we'll refrain further comment until we actually play the latest entry. Because, honestly, being super cynical about video games is one of the..
Forget every big boxing bout of the past 50 years
The head-to-head between Battlefield 3 and Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 this Christmas is the only one that matters. And the competition is so fierce that not even the Paris Games Week can pick a winner. The best shooter award was, well, a tie. Seriously. Both Battlefield 3 and Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 took home the gong. Elsewhere, Sony..
"You're on crack," Battlefield 3 gameplay designer Alan Kertz responded to a fans' criticism of changes made to the game's control system since the beta
"There's been no controls changes since the beta." Joking or not, tempers are clearly fraught at developer DICE as the studio was clearly pushed to meet the game's pre-Call Of Duty release window.
EA Sports' latest football title -- FIFA Street -- might wear the word 'Street', but this soccer sim is anything but exclusively urban
New screenshots released by the publisher show matches taking place on the roof of buildings, in factories and by the sea. Feast your eyes on the full gallery through here.
Despite being announced at E3 earlier in the year, PlayStation 3 copies of Battlefield 3 will not include a free copy of downloadable title, Battlefield 1943
Instead, PS3 owners will get each of Battlefield 3's expansion packs a week early. For most Battlefield fans, that will probably be a fair trade — after all, we've already played 1943 to death. Someone should have probably mentioned..
We know. You're sick of hearing about Battlefield 3. You're bored of first-person shooters. You hate modern military combat. And you just wished your favourite gaming websites (!?) would write about something, anything, other than Battlefield flippin' 3. Right? Right. But one last thing before we properly stop posting about Battlefield 3 for good for 12 hours. EA's released the full..
Not sold on Battlefield 3 yet, despite its impressive sales numbers? No problemo
We've got the game's opening mission running on PlayStation 3 hardware embedded after the jump. It's suitably bombastic. (And pretty.) Catch it after the jump, and decide if you're going to join those three million other gamers who have pledged day-one support to the modern military first-person shooter. [Thanks CVG]
Toss out that "two million" pre-order figure we posted previously
To celebrate the game's release in North America today, EA's announced that the game's final pre-order figures were in the three million tally — though it's unclear whether this sum applies to just the US or worldwide. Presumably the latter. Either way, you should probably assume that the game's going to do absolute gangbusters..
Hundreds of GAME and GameStation stores across the UK will open their doors on Thursday evening to run midnight launches for Battlefield 3
EA's hotly anticipated first-person shooters is destined to be one of the biggest games of the year, and the retailer group is seemingly well prepared. You can peruse the full list of participating stores through here and here. Hint: there'
EA Sports has served up a new trailer for its PlayStation Move powered tennis sim, Grand Slam Tennis 2
The package is brimming with big names, from Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray, through to Maria Sharapova, Serena Williams and Ana Ivanovic. Like the original Grand Slam Tennis, there's also some classic names in there such as Bjorn Borg and John McEnroe. We. Cannot. Wait.
With both Resistance 3 and Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One already on store shelves, developer Insomniac Games' relationship with Sony appears to have come to an end
While the developer might end up working on additional PlayStation exclusive products, it seems like the studio is keen to move on to its own set of new IP. Announced at E3, Overstrike is set to be the first original title in the..
Seasoned video games analyst Michael Pachter has pulled out his crystal ball for the months ahead, predicting that Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 will sell twice as many copies as its rival Battlefield 3 during the fourth quarter of 2011
Chatting with Forbes, Pachter predicted that Modern Warfare 3 will sell about 16 million units during the fourth quarter of 2011, with Battlefield scooping up a..
The biggest game in Europe right now is not Call Of Duty -- though of course Activision's first-person series still does gangbusters over here -- but instead FIFA
For years EA's soccer simulation lived in the shadows of Konami's Pro Evolution Soccer, but that's changed this generation. FIFA is the top-dog. And so when EA says that its planning on bringing a "perfect" recreation of the PS3..
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