The banging will be good, apparently
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..
We know Danger Close has been working on a sequel to Medal Of Honor for a good year now
It seems that EA's strategy to conquer Call Of Duty is to release iterations of Medal Of Honor and Battlefield on alternate years, and true to our prediction EA has teased the latest version of Medal Of Honor inside US copies of Battlefield 3. There's really not much to say about teaser. It essentially shows a..
If you've overcome each and every puzzle Portal 2 has to offer -- including the recent Peer Review DLC pack -- then you might be wishing for more
Valve's concocted the natural solution to your content hunger, by announcing a map editor is in development for the popular first-person puzzle title. The map editor will allow players to easily create their own single-player and co-operative test..
The Golden Joysticks award winners are out, with PlayStation 3 titles such as Mortal Kombat, Gran Turismo 5 and Fallout: New Vegas all scooping up awards
But it was Portal 2 that came out on top, winning the ceremony's Ultimate Game Of The Year award. Yesterday, Sonic The Hedgehog was confirmed as the Golden Joystick's first ever Outstanding Contribution winner. You can check out all the winners..
EA has confirmed it has delayed snowboarding title SSX a month with a new trailer
The latest footage concludes with a February 14th release date. The game was originally expected to release in January. The new date will see SSX go up against Sony's heavily anticipated Twisted Metal reboot in the United States. European dates have yet to be confirmed.
Much has been said about Battlefield 3 and Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 pre-release
But now it's time for the games to deliver. It's DICE's turn first, and to get you in the mood the EA owned developer has released a trailer from the game's single-player campaign. We know it's running on a technical juggernaut but... Good grief. The game's out next week on PS3.
Not entirely sold on the third-entry in Bioware's space opera series Mass Effect 3 yet? No, we're kind of not either
But if you're planning on picking up Battlefield 3 — you know, because Mass Effect 3 and Battlefield are totally comparable series — then you'll get early access to Mass Effect's hotly anticipated multiplayer mode some time in January. Thankfully the demo will not just include..
If there's any series that can prompt us to take interest in American Football, it's NFL Blitz
Hot on the heels of its horribly mismanaged NBA Jam reboot, EA's hoping to come good with a new version of NFL Blitz. Due out in January 2012 on the PlayStation Network, NFL Blitz will feature the same balls-to-the-wall arcade action as its predecessor...
Battlefield 3's proved just how fickle gamers can be
The game that could do no wrong at this year's E3 has been hit by a huge backlash after a "disappointing" beta. But regardless of the upswings and troughs, DICE has come out all guns blazing with a breath-taking multiplayer trailer that shows off each of the game's multiplayer maps. This is some seriously breath-taking stuff. Watch it..
Despite FIFA 12 and Pro Evolution Soccer 2012 being closer in quality than years prior, it really feels like EA Sports' franchise is starting to take a strangle-hold of the genre
According to an interview conducted by MCV, FIFA 12 is outselling Konami's alternative by a ratio of 25:1 based on each title's first weekend sales. "When you look at Pro Evolution Soccer versus FIFA, only five years..
Battlefield 3 pre-orders are at about "a couple of million", EA's product manager Kevin O' Leary has revealed on US television
Chatting with FOX Business, O' Leary commented that the game is tracking "very, very well". "[We've got] a couple of million out there. We already announced some great numbers so far. [There's] a couple more weeks to go, and were very excited. You can..
DICE has revealed the final five mutliplayer maps for Battlefield 3 on its Battleblog website, bringing the game's total roster to nine
According to product manager Tommy Rydling, the final selection represents "the best of the best, the maps that shone the brightest in our playtests, and the ones that combined bring out everything we want both veteran and new Battlefield players to..
If you're worried that invisible floors and missing textures might make it into the final version of Battlefield 3, don't
DICE has said its aware of the bugs present in the Battlefield 3 beta and that they will be resolved in time for the game's full release later in the month. It wasnt like when things surfaced in the beta we were caught by surprise and started fixing the main game,"..
According to information reported by GamesIndustry
biz</a>, the candle's gone out at Harry Potter developer EA Bright Light. The British developer — based in Guilford — was formerly known as Bullfrog Productions, the legendary studio behind the likes of Theme Park and Theme Hospital. It's spent the last few years working on the official Harry Potter games. But reports suggest that the..
This is music to our ears
Regular readers will know just how much we love tennis games, and how long we've dreamed of a tennis game that gets PlayStation Move integration spot on. Well, EA's making all the right sounds when it comes to Grand Slam Tennis 2 on PlayStation 3. In an interview with Eurogamer, producer Thomas Singleton explained why the developer had opted to support PlayStation Move..
Blimey, oh riley
Talk about clipping. The latest Battlefield 3 commercial includes nothing but noise. We suppose that'll grab the attention of unexpected TV viewers. But really, our ear-drums are actually hurting.
We know, we know, another first-person shooter
But despite having such a drawn out announcement period, Starbreeze's Syndicate reboot actually looks really cool. In addition its sharp, sci-fi visual style, the game's packing some pretty cool gameplay mechanics, including the ability to persuade enemies to fight on your side. It's probably not going to blow the doors off the first-person shooter..
If we were being cynical, we'd argue that Mass Effect 3's four-player co-op component was solely designed to justify the inclision of an online pass -- but we're not feeling that negative today
That said, we're still not totally hot on Bioware's decision to include multiplayer into its premier sci-fi RPG. There's a look at the controversial component after the jump, complete with a video interview..
Yes, Mass Effect 3 has a multiplayer component
Bioware has finally confirmed the game's co-op mode in a Q&A on its forums. The new (optional) four-player missions take place outside of the main campaign, and aren't affected by your previous Mass Effect progress. "Players can choose from a variety of classes and races, form an elite Special Forces squad, and combine their weapons, powers..
These are great
Electronic Arts and Adidas have teamed up to produce a limited run of 100 Need For Speed: The Run style trainers. The trainers — which admittedly don't look very Need For Speedy — are great if you're into your retro footwear. "Our goal with Need for Speed is to be more than just a video game franchise, as we view ourselves as a leader in youth and automotive culture as..
Sledgehammer Games' gaffer -- and former Dead Space top-man -- Glen Schofield has dismissed any rivalry between Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 and Battlefield 3, insisting his competition lies with Modern Warfare 2
For those unclear, Sledgehammer Games is working alongside the depleted Infinity Ward to prepare Modern Warfare 3 for release this Holiday. EA's been pretty vocal about its intentions..
We told you FIFA 12 would hold onto the top of the UK sales charts for a good number of weeks
Not even an onslaught of new releases — RAGE and Dark Souls no less — could push the soccer sim from its perch, with both titles finishing second and third respectively. Elsewhere, there was room for Resistance 3 to re-emerge in the top-ten, while usual favourites Zumba Fitness and LEGO Pirates Of The..
Ahhh, Mass Effect
A series we enjoy for its intense gun-fire and high octane shootouts... Wait a minute. Wrong game. Mass Effect. Yeah, that's not a game we enjoy for its shooting at all. Quite the opposite in fact. So you can probably imagine how delighted we are that Mass Effect 3's getting a needless multiplayer component. It's been on the cards for some months, with Bioware never comitting to..
We think it's pretty much set in stone how much fans want another Mirror's Edge game (we're right there with you
), but with DICE heavily involved in this year's first-person shooter showdown with Battlefield 3, you could be forgiven for thinking the series is off-limits for the time being. Realistically you'd probably be right, but that's not stopped DICE's Patrick Liu from making some noise about..
Battlefield 3 producer Patrick Liu has told The Guardian that the game's current beta test is lacking vehicles because it is
.. well, a beta — the insinuation being that it's a real test rather than a glorified demo. "We ran the alpha tests with a Rush map and we wanted to have some sort of reference so we could compare results so we needed to have more-or-less the same map," he..
We like a bit of online multiplayer from time to time, but we're primarily single-player people
We enjoy spending time with a great narrative and being involved in a story. So while we think Battlefield 3's multiplayer actually looks pretty cool, it's certainly not the highlight for us. That accolade belongs to the campaign. And when the campaign is as visually stimulating as Battlefield 3, we..
The air around People Can Fly's potty-mouthed shooter, Bulletstorm, was blue
But the hilarious thing is, the Polish developer didn't even realise it. Chatting in the October edition of Game Developer's magazine, Adrian Chmielarz said that he couldn't believe the extent of the game's expletives once he saw the game's Polish translation. "Do you know any swear word in a foreign language?..
Back when Crysis was the graphical benchmark for every PC gaming enthusiast out there, one very specific question was passed between fans: "Can it run Crysis?" Well the PS3 can, as an updated version is now available from the PlayStation Network
There's a trailer after the jump.
In an effort to prove Battlefield 3 is a much bigger deal than Bad Company 2, DICE has revealed that the threequel's current open beta has six times the number of simultaneous players than its previous release
The news should stop there really, but Videogamer decided to do a bit of digging. The website reports that Battlefield: Bad Company 2's beta had about 230,000 simultaneous players. By..
FIFA 12 has enjoyed the largest first-week sales than any other sports video game to date
Electronic Arts estimates that the soccer sim scored an impressive 3.2 million sales between September 27th and October 2nd. The company added that sales are up 23 percent over last year, and that October 1st was the busiest day for online gaming in EA Sports history, with some 10 million games played..
Dead Space 3 hasn't even been announced yet, but we're already massively familiar with it
The game's previous leak was huge, detailing settings and characters. But now Siliconera's uncovered more on protagonist Isaac Clarke's deteriorating mental state, confirming that the beleaguered engineer will now be haunted by a secondary personality. The "Shadow Isaac" will hunt players throughout..
Just get on with it EA
You're not fooling anyone. We know Mass Effect 3's going to have a multiplayer component of kinds. You may as well just announce it. It's pretty much confirmed anyway. A scan of a South African magazine lists the contents of a Mass Effect 3 collector's edition, with a "multiplayer pass" being amongst the goods. Rumours suggest that the upcoming sequel includes a..
FIFA 12 has topped the UK sales charts for the week
No real surprise there. Expect it to maintain its position at the top until Battlefield. The new arrival sees F1 2011 pushed down into third, with Zumba Fitness, Dead Island and Deus Ex: Human Revolution in fourth, fifth and sixth respectively. Sony's ICO & Shadow Of The Colossus Collection had a pleasing start too, landing seventh position..
We really like the Battlefield 3 beta, and to be honest we haven't had that many issues with it
But the whole point of these kind of multiplayer stress-tests is to isolate issues that might not have occurred during standard QA testing. And so naturally DICE has sifted through feedback from across the web to prepare a list of fixes that will be readied in time for the full release of Battlefield 3..
EA's always been great at cross-promotion
Play a game of FIFA 12 right now and you can't move without seeing an SSX logo. And the same will be true of NBA Jam: On Fire Edition. Kinda. The publisher has announced that three characters from its arcade snowboarding title will be jumping out of the snow and into the fire, as Elise, Kaori, and Mac all...
Portal 2's heavily anticipated debut DLC pack -- 'Peer Review' -- will bend minds from October 4th, Valve has announced
The DLC will be available for free and continues the tale of P-Body and Atlas as you attempt to make your way through a new set of co-operative levels — and come into contact with the devious GLaDOS once again. The DLC also boasts a new single-player and co-operative challenge..
As the eager eyes over at VG247 noted this morning, EA's narrowed down the release date for its upcoming FIFA Street reboot from "early 2012" to the more specific "March 2012"
The date is mentioned on a pamphlet included inside new copies of FIFA 12. EA's been pretty secretive about FIFA Street up until now, but we expect the publisher to raise the curtain now its premier football title is on store..
SSX is back to its outlandish best in its latest 'Defy Reality' trailer
The footage depicts a variety of stunts and drops, all set to the delicious back-drop of shap synth pads and wobbly bass hits. Exciting stuff.
The Modern Warfare 3 versus Battlefield 3 'war' has been getting on our nerves
We feel like gamers have been acting needlessly contrary, probably in response to the popularity of Call Of Duty and the lingering assumption that the series needs to evolve. Competition certainly can't hurt, but its irritating watching fans praise a laborious Battlefield 3 demonstration while they chastise an infinitely..
Put it down to the amazing music or great editing if you like -- but we reckon Starbreeze and EA's Syndicate reboot actually looks pretty amazing
The game's first trailer is available after the jump, and shows off a variety of gameplay mechanics in addition to some pretty amazing futuristic environments. The game's due out February 21st in North America and February 24th in Europe.
EA's trotting out a demo for Need For Speed: The Run on October 18th
The demo will land ahead of the game's formal November 15th release. The demo will put you behind the wheel of a Lamborghini Gallardo LP 550-2 Valentino Balboni (phew!) in a desert setting. Y0u'll get access to a 2012 Porsche 911 Carrera S if you recommend the demo to a friend. Oh...
The Battlefield 3 beta is now available to everybody via the PlayStation Store
Just head to Sony's online digital market place and you'll find the client in the 'What's New' section. No need for activation keys, the beta will download immediately. It's just over a gigabyte in size. The Battlefield 3 beta includes access to the Operation Metro map and one game-type, Rush. It's set to run through to..
EA's confirmed that its Starbreeze developed Syndicate reboot will launch on February 21st in North America and February 24th in Europe
The dates were announced during a showcase in Las Vegas, where the publisher also revealed Shank 2.
EA's announced it's teamed up with Sports Illustrated to include hotties Irina Shayk and Chrissy Teigen in upcoming racer, Need For Speed: The Run
The two ladies have been digitised as characters in the game. We're not going to pretend we're outraged by this. As one of the ladies points out in the "Behind The Scenes" interview below, Need For Speed and Sports Illustrated are aiming at the..
EA's pretty serious about this whole Battlefield 3 lark
So much so it's offering console competitors $1.6 million worth of cash prizes in a Worldwide Conquest Tournament in conjunction with Virgin Gaming. The tournament — which is set to open in early 2012 — excludes PC gamers and is subsequently the biggest prize pool in console gaming history. The Battlefield series has always been a very..
Stylish side-scroller Shank is to get a sequel, publisher EA has announced
Original developer Klei has been hard at work behind closed doors, preparing the follow-up which once again emphasises on the events of its titular hero. Details are scarce, but it seems the game's big new addition will be an arcade survival co-op mode. "Creatively, Shank still has a lot to give," said Klei founder..
What are you doing sitting here? The Battlefield 3 beta has gone live on the PlayStation Network, significantly earlier than expected
All you need to do is search 'Battlefield 3' on the PlayStation Store, and you'll find the relevant download. Remember, you'll need to have registered a PS3 copy of Medal Of Honor in order to download it. The download's 1173MB on PS3. It opens up access to one map..
Visceral Games is hard at work on Dead Space 3, surprise surprise
According to sources, the game is not set on a spaceship this time around. Instead the action takes place on a new planet called Tau Volantis, an arctic world in which protagonist Isaac Clarke must front blizzards and icy conditions. Isaac crash lands on the planet at the start of the game and quickly finds he's not the only..
Just a reminder in case you'd forgotten (as if
) — the Battlefield 3 beta kicks-off today for those who purchased Medal Of Honor: Limited Edition on PlayStation 3. EA has said that keys will be sent out from lunch-time, but obviously there's a lot to get through so don't expect it bang on noon. "Please don't ask about 'when do I get my email' etc," gameplay designer Gustav Halling said..
This is brilliant. EA's released the full, final commercial for Battlefield 3. It still features Jay-Z, but it's much better cut than the teaser we posted late last week. But the real kicker is the tag-line: "Above And Beyond The Call". They don't even need to finish that phrase do they? Brilliant. The first-person shooter war kicks off proper next month.
There was a time not too long ago when Pro Evolution Soccer ruled the digital football roost
Not anymore. FIFA is an absolute monster in almost all of the territories it is released, with PES struggling to maintain market-share. EA believes its upcoming Battlefield 3 has the potential to claw back market share from competing shooters in the same way. One of my favourite sayings is Rome wasnt..
EA's slapped an October 4th release date on the PlayStation Network version of Crysis
A European release will follow on October 5th. The remastered game boasts a "modified and enhanced" version of 2007's campaign, with optimised Nanosuit controls, stereoscopic 3D support and more. The whole game's been reworked using Crytek's brand new...
Battlefield 3 looks absolutely staggering on PC
The game looks decent on the PlayStation 3. But in a recent interview with EDGE magazine, producer Patrick Liu insisted that console owners are not drawing the short straw, with Battlefield 3 every inch comparable to its PC counter-part on PS3. "[Console owners are] definitely not getting less of a game," Liu said. "It has the same..
EA's trying to steal market share from Call Of Duty with Battlefield 3, so it's no surprise to see the publisher go with a socially acceptable artist like Jay-Z for the game's first TV commercial
It doesn't matter that the song '99 Problems' adds absolutely no context to the footage at all. It's all about selling units at this point. The game's out next month.
Could this war get any hotter? With video game forums awash with discussion over the relative advantages and disadvantages of Battlefield 3 versus Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3; Sony's stepped in and snapped up timed exclusivity for each of Battlefield 3's DLC packs
The move's interesting because Microsoft has traditionally heavily associated...
Infinity Ward creative strategist has hinted that he leaves sales figures for the big-wigs, as the studio is only concerned with creating the best game possible
Our 100 per cent focus is making a game that were going to love to play, that were going to be proud of, and that we know that our fans are going to play," he told IGN. Whether fans are in the single digits or millions means..
All racing games need a good story right? Err, right? Perhaps not, but that's the vibe EA's gunning for with Need For Speed: The Run
Having had some hands-on time with the racer, we've concluded that the game itself actually plays pretty damn well. But we're not so sure about the "wanted man must drive across America in a winner takes all competition" storyline. Hit the jump for the..
EA's finally announced that the heavily, heavily anticipated Battlefield 3 beta will kick off on September 29th for everybody
Those that picked up Medal Of Honor will, as promised, get access a couple of days earlier on September 27th. Participants will be able to play on the Operation Metro map set in Paris. The map will be locked to Battlefield's...
Starbreeze has a great pedigree, but then so does the Syndicate franchise it's decided to reboot
Those that still hold nostalgia for the original Bullfrog series are disappointed with reboot's first-person direction, but director Neil McEwan believes "time has moved on". "It was always going to be an FPS," he told OXM. "The original nub of the idea was to take that..
We've known about EA and Starbreeze's Syndicate reboot for a while now
It's what the industry would like to describe as a "poorly kept secret". So it's apt that after the latest glut of leaks, EA has finally got around to revealing the project which has been known as "Redlime" for some time. "We are excited to finally reveal what we've been working on the past couple..
We know Starbreeze has been working on a secret project -- entitled 'Redlime' -- for months now
That project has long been believed to be a reboot of Peter Molyneux's classic strategy series, Syndicate. A leak within EA's own Origin website has confirmed the rumours. Someone at EA's getting a ticking off right about now. Unlike the original title, Starbreeze's Syndicate will take the shape of a..
The PlayStation 3 may already play host to Crysis 2, but EA and Crytek has announced this week that that the original Crysis game will retroactively accompany it
The game is said to be 'remastered' on PS3, with new lighting effects and Nanosuit abilities. At the time of writing, no price has been announced.
In real life if you prang your car your in for an expensive bill
But in Battlefield 3, if your tank gets hit by a rocket launcher, it's not much of a big deal. See, vehicles in Battlefield 3 are set to support replenishing armour. The armour will only replenish if the vehicle is kept out of the line of fire however. If it passes a specific damage threshold, it will be disabled, left to smoke and..
Call it a coincidence if you like, but it's not a coincidence
Just hours before Activision's expected to spill the beans on Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3's multiplayer campaign, EA's decided to release a brand new Battlefield 3 trailer. Boom.
EA's confirmed a September 20th release date for its crash-heavy PlayStation Network title, Burnout Crash
</a>. The game will launch for $9.99 on PSN. The Criterion developed digital title will include three game modes, 18 crash junctions and Autolog support. The one big problem is that the game doesn't look very good. Whoops.
Battlefield 3 developer DICE has expressed some interesting opinion relating to Battlefield 3's single-player campaign length, and how the not so friendly rivalry with Call of Duty fares
"I would say its a pretty decent length. Its not Skyrim, but its not three hours, or anything like that," said lead designer David Goldfarb. Inquiring as to Battlefield 3's campaign length as..
DICE isn't giving up on the Mirror's Edge series, is the message from the developer's creative boss Lars Gustavsson in an interview with VG247
No, the dream is definitely still there, he said. Its a game loved by the studio. Its one of those games where you miss the universe, such as Shadow of the Colossus. I really liked Alan Wake, for example; I miss being in that universe. I miss..
Ray Muzyka of Bioware has solemnly announced that Mass Effect 3 will be the last time you see Command Shepard
What will happen to the now legendary protagonist? After this, Commander Shepards story is complete," Muzyka says. Further confirmation came when asked to confirm that Shepherd will appear in no more Mass Effect games past 3. Correct. Well, two sides to this story. Upside:..
EA Sports (and PlayStation) aired the first FIFA 12 commercial over weekend
The spot popped up during Manchester United's demolition job against Arsenal. It's after the jump for your viewing pleasure. The commercial itself focuses on the love of football. It gets the message across. Expect the game to do absolute gangbusters when it launches next month on PS3 and PSP.
Despite being totally customisable, Bioware's always portrayed the 'official' Commander Shepard as a bald-headed male
But with the fanbase for female Shepard (or FemShep as she's lovingly referred to) growing, Bioware recently held a public vote on its Facebook page to decide the official look for Miss. Shepard once and for all. The winner — with 19,726 votes — is the red-headed Shepard..
Yet another FIFA powerhouse has been chosen to represent FIFA 12
West London's own Chelsea will assume a place of importance in showcasing and enhancing EA Sports' FIFA 12. The Blues' native home of Stamford Bridge will soon house a hub of FIFA 12-related activities such as tournaments and handouts on chosen matchdays. Fans will also be able to head on over to the official Chelsea page to download..
We know EA is working on a PlayStation Vita conversion of FIFA, but outside of that the publisher has been very quiet about its support for Sony's new handheld
Seemingly now favouring mobile development, top EA executive Frank Gibeau was cautious in his discussion about Vita with CVG. "We're going to publish a few games on it and see how it develops," he said, presumably grudgingly. But..
Tennis games have always suffered from poor character models
So much so, we have fond memories of writing into Official Dreamcast Magazine about the 'Resident Evil Tim Henman' in the original Virtua Tennis. It's been a few weeks since EA announced Grand Slam Tennis 2, but the publisher's been keeping a lid on its character models, prompting some concern about their quality. Thankfully, there's..
President of EA Games, Frank Gibeau, has set forward the industry powerhouses' intention to continually produce new intellectual properties as well as rehashing some tried and true past developments
Speaking in an interview with CVG, Gibeau comments "we're always going to be in the new IP business". Following up with, "I figure we'll probably be doing one to two new IPs a year as far..