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April2012

  • News First SSX DLC Gets Tricky on 1st May

    Run DLC

    EA is pushing the deadly descents of its PS3 SSX reboot to the background, as it prepares a new batch of DLC based on 2001’s SSX Tricky. Due for release on 1st May, the "Mt. Eddie & Classic Characters Bundle Pack" will feature a new ultra-long course inspired by the “huge kickers” and “ridiculous grinds” of classic...

  • News Crysis 3 Stomps onto PS3 Next Spring

    Act surprised

    The worst kept secret in games is a secret no more: EA has confirmed today that Crysis 3 will release on PS3 next spring. The game – touted as the “first blockbuster shooter of 2013” – is set to take place in New York once again. The plot will see the Prophet from Crysis 2 return to the North American city only to find it...

  • News Mass Effect 3 Sales Eclipse 1.3 Million in North America

    Geth a load of that

    Mass Effect 3 sold 1.3 million copies across multiple platforms in North America last month, the NPD has confirmed. The figure covers retail releases only, so digital downloads on the PlayStation Network (and EA’s own Origin) are not counted. As such, it’s safe to assume the true, ahem, Tali is significantly higher. To put...

  • News EA Hoping to Put Need for Speed Movie on the Starting Line

    Start your engines

    EA believes Need for Speed has the potential to be more than just a popular racing game, as it’s shopping around a script for a movie based on the high-speed franchise. Writing duo George and John Gatins are said to have penned the plot, which has supposedly got Paramount, Warner Bros and Sony interested in stumping up the cash...

  • News Crysis 3 to Switch Off Its Invisibility Cloak on 16th April

    Stepping out of the shadows

    After a series of leaks, EA has decided to stop being coy about the existence of Crysis 3. It sarcastically noted in a statement to Joystiq overnight: The best kept secret in shooters just can't be contained. Stay tuned for more information on April 16. Like its predecessor, the game will supposedly take place in New...

  • News Witness Multiple Explosions in New MoH Warfighter Trailer

    Boom

    Medal of Honor Warfighter’s not going to be quite as subtle as its predecessor if this brand new trailer’s anything to go by. The footage features plenty of gameplay from the main campaign, and mixes in a handful of explosions to keep you entertained. One thing’s for certain: it looks super pretty. The game’s running on DICE’s...

  • News Mass Effect 3 Patch Helps You to Reconnect with Old Friends

    Face it

    Commander Shepard will look like his (or her) old self next week when BioWare flips the switch on a new patch designed to fix Mass Effect 3’s curious face import issues. The patch – scheduled to take-off on 10th April – will also squash several game-crashing bugs and improve the overall online experience. You can peruse the full...

  • News Mass Effect 3 Resurges with Free DLC on 10th April

    Reaper the rewards

    Conversation may be fixated on Mass Effect 3’s controversial conclusion, but that’s not stopped BioWare from unveiling the title’s first multiplayer DLC. The Resurgence Pack – set for release on 10th April in North America and 11th April overseas – will inject a handful of new online content into the critically acclaimed...

  • News Extended Cut Brings Clarity to Mass Effect 3's Conclusion

    For free

    The “content initiatives” outlined in BioWare co-founder Ray Muzyka’s online outpouring have manifested themselves as the Mass Effect 3: Extended Cut, due for release this Summer on PlayStation 3. The content – which pledges to bring clarity to the sequel’s controversial conclusion – will be available for free to everybody that...

  • News Sink Your Teeth into New Amalur DLC This Month

    Tasty

    Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning is to get its second full expansion pack this month. Entitled the “Teeth of Naros” (really!), the additional content will see players exploring the titular realm where they will "encounter the Kollossae, a devout race of giants, and uncover the mysteries of their faith”. The DLC will feature a brand new...

March2012

  • News Battlefield 3 Patch Brings Server Rentals to PS3

    First for everything

    With ambitious titles such as DUST 514 on the horizon, Sony is really pushing the concept of PlayStation Network as an open network. The most recent example of that comes in the form of Battlefield 3’s latest patch, which will allow players to rent and maintain their own servers on PS3. Renting your own server will allow you...

  • News Mass Effect 3 Face Import Bug to be Fixed with Next Patch

    Shepard... is that you?

    Much of the appeal of the Mass Effect franchise comes from building up a character over the course of multiple games. So the fact that BioWare somehow managed to mess up the face import feature of Mass Effect 3 is, in our opinion, more unforgivable than the game’s disappointing ending. Thankfully, BioWare community...

  • News BioWare Seeking "Closure" for Mass Effect 3 Ending

    Under fire developer responds

    Earlier in the week we reported that fans had started a petition against Mass Effect 3’s disappointing conclusion. At the time of writing, the lobby had raised $66,000 for US charity Child’s Play. Since then that number has jumped by approximately $10,000, with an additional 600 players adding their name to the...

  • News EA Announces More Server Closures

    Online pass titles part of the cull

    It turns out that the money raised from online passes is not being put towards server maintenance after all. EA has basically squashed that theory by announcing that it is closing down the online portion of EA Sports MMA – a title which less than 18 months ago required an online pass for multiplayer gameplay. EA...

  • News BioWare Responds to Mass Effect 3 Backlash

    Unhappy endings

    Disgruntled Mass Effect fans have now raised over $66,000 for US charity Child’s Play regarding the ending of Mass Effect 3. The paid petition – which now has over 3,000 signatures – launched just under a week ago and has taken the video game industry by storm. The demand of its supporters is for BioWare to consider fleshing...

  • News There Was Almost a Mass Effect First-Person Shooter

    Don't tell NeoGAF

    BioWare fans need no excuse to lash out at their favourite developer – but they almost got one anyway. According to Geoff Keighley’s The Final Hours of Mass Effect 3, the developer was originally toying with the idea of releasing a standalone first-person shooter set in the Mass Effect universe. That game eventually became Mass...

  • News Mass Effect 3 Sells Nearly 900k Units in First 24 Hours

    Shepard's sailing high

    Looks like EA’s hard work promoting Mass Effect 3 has paid off pretty well for the publisher — reports spilling out of VentureBeat suggest that the RPG threequel sold a whopping 890k units in its first 24 hours on sale. That’s in the United States alone, by the way. It’s safe to assume that the title’s already...

  • News Battlefield 3: Close Quarters Announced for June

    Practice your CQC

    The second major Battlefield 3 DLC pack is due in June, DICE has announced. Entitled Close Quarters, the expansion will bundle four maps, 10 weapons and, sadly, no vehicles – we suppose the title was chosen for a reason. DICE also announced that the game will get two more packs beyond its June expansion: Armour Kill and End Game...

  • News Actor Accidentally Outs Army of Four

    Double date

    Speculation about Army of Four is nothing new. The hypothetical sequel to the surprisingly popular Army of Two series has been on the cards for as long as we can remember, but we might have finally gotten our first indication that the title is imminent. Stargate: Atlantis actor Joe Flanigan tweeted over the weekend: Just signed on to do...

  • News Mass Effect 3 Launch Trailer Takes Off

    Once more with feeling

    EA’s dropped a brand new Mass Effect 3 trailer ahead of next week’s release. The footage is suitably epic, packed with shooting, dialogue snippets and sex scenes. Oh don’t act so surprised — this is Mass Effect after all. Catch the trailer below, and feel the bitter burn of hype. Who’s excited?

February2012

  • News Mass Effect 3 Console Armour Comes with DLC

    Stretching EA's strategy

    Do you ever fear for your precious PlayStation 3? Are you worried it might get caught in the crossfire when the Reapers eventually arrive next month? Well worry not – EA’s got your console covered with this trendy set of armour based on Commander Shepard’s outfit from Mass Effect 3. Not only does the hub promise to...

  • News First Kingdoms of Amalur DLC Announced

    Kenan & Kel

    EA’s announced the first set of DLC for the recently released action RPG, Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning. The expansion – named The Legend of Dead Kel – will launch on 20th March on the PlayStation Network. The pack will include a new area equivalent to approximately 15% of the main game world. Elsewhere, the DLC promises new items,...

  • News GAME Not Stocking Mass Effect 3

    Finishing the fight

    The woes for UK retailer GAME continue, with reports circulating that the publisher will not be carrying Mass Effect 3 or any EA titles beyond this week’s SSX. Eurogamer.net reports that if you have a pre-order placed for Mass Effect 3 at a GAME store, you’ll be able to claim it back as in-store credit. Apparently the store...

  • News Medal of Honor: Warfighter to Include Hardcore Mode

    One shot

    Medal of Honor: Warfighter’s aiming to steer the first-person shooter genre in a more realistic direction – by including an extremely challenging hardcore mode. Hardcore mode is inspired by real-life where one shot means you’ve pretty much had it. There’s no respawn points in real war, folks. According to CVG, the game will also...

  • News Live Action Mass Effect 3 Trailer Debuts

    Save us Shepard

    This live action Mass Effect 3 trailer is largely what you’d expect; a cinematic soundtrack backs scenes of desperate families in tears as the Reapers arrive. There’s no need to worry though, because Commander Shepard’s on the scene. Come on – we don’t even need to play Mass Effect 3 to know everything will be ok. It will...

  • News Visceral's Jack the Ripper Game Could Have Been Great

    Wasn't to be

    Shortly after putting a big bloody bow on the original Dead Space, Visceral Games started work on a new title called The Ripper. The title was being designed for HD consoles – like the PlayStation 3 – and starred London’s most mysterious murderer, Jack the Ripper, working as a vampire hunter. The project was never properly...

  • News DICE Details Jumbo Update for Battlefield 3

    Almost ready for deployment

    Amidst threats of blackouts from the Battlefield 3 community, DICE has released a dissertation-like list of “confirmed tweaks and changes” heading to the game. There’s currently no date attached to the patch, but the developer promises it’s coming soon. The list is extremely comprehensive – and specific – so...

  • News Pre-order Mass Effect 3 from PSN for Exclusive Goodies

    Finish the fight digitally

    Mass Effect 3’s officially marking the transition into multiplatform series with a release day PlayStation Network release. Sony and BioWare’s announced that the upcoming sequel is available to pre-order from the PlayStation Store now. Plump up for the digital release and you’ll scoop the exclusive M55 Argus rifle...

  • News SSX Scales Antarctica in New Trailer

    Snow cold

    We're about to send a chill up your spine. It doesn’t matter if you’re sitting in a warm living room or office as you read this, the sight of SSX’s beautifully rendered snow should be enough to set your teeth chattering and goose bumps bulging. The game looks good though doesn’t it? It’s out next week.

  • News EA Job Ad Hints at Crysis 3

    But can your console run it?

    What did we say earlier about job ads leading to leaks? Someone get EA on the phone, because the US mega publisher is the latest to fall foul of the media’s eager eyes. A job listing spotted by AllGamesBeta has hinted at the development of Crysis 3. The ad – which calls for a Video Director – states that the job...

  • News Take Back Earth in Mass Effect 3

    Our last hope

    If you weren’t ready for Mass Effect 3 before, this gorgeous CG trailer should get you in the mood. It shows the Reapers arriving on Earth. Thankfully, Commander Shepard’s around to kick some tail. The game’s out next month. Who’s excited?

  • News Embrace the Cold with SSX Demo Next Week

    Brrrrr

    SSX creative director, Todd Batty, has revealed that a demo for the divisive snowboarding reboot will drop onto the PlayStation Store next week. Download the taster and you’ll get to sample four events as character Zoe. Encourage a friend to check out the demo and you’ll also unlock access to a second character called Mac. The full...

  • News Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning Storms the UK Charts

    Sitting pretty

    The EA Partners published Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning has rushed straight to the top of the UK charts this week, beating out tough competition from the gruesome Darkness II and last week’s champ, Final Fantasy XIII-2. According to Chart Track data, it’s the first new RPG series to debut at number one since Pokemon Red nearly 12...

  • News Mass Effect 3 Trailer Proves FemShep Is the Only Way to Play

    Sultry dialect

    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...

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

    Tier one

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

  • News Latest Battlefield 3 Patch Solves Communication Woes

    Now everyone can hear you scream

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

  • News PSM3 Magazine Teases Mysterious Shooter Sequel

    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...

  • News Syndicate to Launch Without Online Pass

    Fight back

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

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