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..
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..
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