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EA and Bioware's "high octane alien adventure" Mass Effect 3 got a new batch of footage as part of GamesCom today
The game's showing — which focused mainly on the game's combat and squad tactics — proved that Bioware's looking to beef up the experience as a third-person action game, focusing on gunplay and AI collaboration. The game's due out in North America on March 6th and Europe on March..
DICE decided to use EA's GamesCom press conference to demonstrate Battlefield 3's co-operative campaign running on the PlayStation 3
While the footage was tense and exciting, it was quickly blown away by the multiplayer trailer that concluded EA's press conference. Clearly running on a souped-up PC, the footage showed jet gameplay on a 64-player multiplayer map called Caspian Border. It's..
As part of today's GamesCom 2011 presentation, EA's Todd Batty discussed in detail how SSX's multiplayer will provide a unique, social experience
Influenced by EA's recent racing titles — such as Burnout Paradise and Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit — SSX will allow players to record ghosts which can then be shared with friends for instant competition. Players will be able to participate live in..
We're almost certain the next iteration of the FIFA franchise, FIFA 12, will be a brilliant slice of sporting simulation, but the amount of buzz-words being tossed about by EA Sports' David Rutter during the game's GamesCom presentation were a little bit worrying
In the old days of FIFA mediocrity, buzz-words and gimmicks were what EA Sports used to get people to upgrade to the latest game —..
EA opened its GamesCom conference earlier today with the announcement of a reboot for the FIFA Street franchise
The game — which is due on PlayStation 3 early next year — is gunning for depth, boasting twice as many moves as big-brother title FIFA 12. FIFA Street will also connect to EA Sports' Football Club service, allowing interoperability between Street itself and FIFA 12. EA Sports Season..
Despite the anticipation being nowhere near E3, we always enjoy the muted build-up to the GamesCom press conferences
You're never going to see a megaton announcement at GamesCom, but because the anticipation is lower, those muted surprises are all the more impactful. The PlayStation 3 Slim announcement in 2009 was huge, and we'll never forget the furore surrounding Resistance 3 last year. This year..
Following Sony's decision to stream its GamesCom press conference to every corner of the Internet, EA has decided to follow suit
The mega publisher has announced plans to stream its press conference live on its website tomorrow. The company's briefing kicks off at 15:00PM BST, and will be streamed through here. Expect some Syndicate, a lot of Battlefield 3, and presumably a couple of nods towards..
Starbreeze has been quiet for far too long
The Swedish developer known for its work on the Riddick series has long been associated with a reboot of Syndicate, using the codename Project Redlime. Despite frequent rumours teasing the game's announcement, Syndicate is still unannounced. But according to reports it's likely to make an appearance at GamesCom next week. A hastily deleted Tweet from a..
Regular readers will expect us to be going nuts right about now
We are. We're considering climbing onto our office roof and screaming words such as, "Yes! EA's making Grand Slam Tennis 2 for the PlayStation 3," but we suppose that would be a bit weird. Here's the hot news though: EA's making Grand Slam Tennis 2 for the PlayStation 3. The sequel to the Nintendo Wii game — which played..
It will take players "years" to unlock Battlefield 3's array of unlocks according to the latest Battleblog
Developer DICE is promising ten-times the number of unlocks than Battlefield: Bad Company 2, with enormous unlock trees for vehicles, weapons and weapon attachments. The game's big marketing line is "play it your way", which is always nice so long as the game doesn't overwhelm you..
You can't stop Bioware at the moment
Electronic Arts has announced that its EA2D studio has been renamed Bioware San Francisco, joining the other four Bioware branded studios across the US. EA2D was previously responsible for Dragon Age: Legends and Mirror's Edge 2D.
This isn't a rumour, but until we get official word from EA in our inbox, we'll tag it as such
Mass Effect 3 is getting multiplayer. We're not entirely sure why — Mass Effect 2 was easily one of the worst third-person shooters we've played on PS3. Terrible shooting mechanics, a hokey cover system and boring AI made it a shoddy experience in combat. The only reason Mass Effect 2 was such a good..
Burnout developer Criterion is staffing up for a new open-world racer on "new systems"
Job listings for both a lead software engineer and AI programmer spilled the beans, stressing that the roles will involve "creating a new extension to the existing Criterion team focusing on developing on new platforms". We wonder if Criterion's talking PlayStation Vita or... Burnout's open-world. We're..
EA's announced Battlefield 3's variety of retailer exclusive pre-order bonuses
There's no official word on participating retailers in the US or UK just yet, but expect the usual outlets: Amazon, GAME, GameStop, etc. The goods themselves come in addition to the Back To Karkand expansion pack, which is included with all Limited Editions of the game. If you've pre-ordered Battlefield 3 then you're..
Battlefield's series producer, Patrick Bach, has reiterated that the developer has no plans to annualise the Battlefield franchise, citing that treating it like Activision's Call Of Duty would effectively kill the series
The business goals for us are not to release a game every year, Bach revealed in a chat with Gamerzines. If we were to release another big Battlefield title next year, that..
EA Sports has talked about subscription services for its roster of annual franchises for a while, and today its launched the first stages of that vision -- EA Sports Season Ticket
For an annual fee of $24.99 — the service is not currently available in Europe on PS3 — EA Season Ticket will allow you to get early access to EA Sports titles,...
Ex-SAS operator turned author, Andy McNab, will pen an original Battlefield 3 novel to tie in with the game's release this October
The book, subtitled The Russian, will focus on a character named Dima, one of two characters featured in the game's single-player campaign. McNab's working alongside Peter Grimsdale on the novel. [Thanks VG247]
It's Mirror's Edge 2 rumour time, and this time the Official PlayStation Magazine's got the goods
According to inside whispers, DICE's first-person parkour adventure will return in the near future, leveraging the power of the developer's new uber-gorgeous engine, Frostbite 2. "The Frostbite 2 engine will pave the way for Mirror's Edge to make a free-running return," the magazine teased..
EA's CEO John Riccitiello isn't hot on 3D gaming in the slightest
The company executive told shareholders overnight that it'd rather invest in social gaming than 3D technology at the moment. Frankly, we have not seen a big uptake for 3D gaming, he told Gamasutra. We havent seen a big uptake for 3D televisions in the home, at least not yet. And were not here trying to drive the market,..
England stars Wayne Rooney and Jack Wilshere will appear on the front-cover of FIFA 12, EA has announced
The Arsenal midfielder will join Manchester United's forward for the UK, Ireland, Scandinavian and Middle East versions. It's Rooney's seventh appearance on the game's cover.
During the furore of E3, most peope were too enamoured by Need For Speed: The Run's (admittedly silly) on-foot sequences to notice how great the actual racing looked
Packed with superb visual effects, weighty arcade-handling and some glorious camera angles, the thrill of the racing got completely overlooked by the QTEs that followed. But while EA was probably wrong to focus so heavily on The Run's..
EA's founded a new studio that's working on a PlayStation 3 exclusive first-person shooter, according to some clever detective work by the folks at SystemLink
The website cites the resume of an employee contracted to do work on an unnamed PlayStation 3 first-person shooter at an unknown developer named Black Troll. The project has apparently been in development for around 10 months, and so the..
Battlefield 3 will not be the same experience on PC as on consoles
It's just not technically possible, with PC's packing much more potential horse-power than the PlayStation 3. As such, the console version of Battlefield 3 will be much more refined, limiting player-counts to just 24-players compared to the PC's 64-player cap. The biggest difference between the PC and console version of..
We don't know if you've heard: there's a war on
EA and Activision each want to dominate the first-person shooter pie, and that means Battlefield 3 and Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 are preparing for a head-on collision later this year. It's a ballsy move from EA given Call Of Duty's mainstream popularity, but it's a battle that's thus far been fairly evenly matched. Battlefield 3's obviously..
EA's released some new footage for Battlefield 3's hotly anticipated multiplayer component
It looks great. Admittedly we're struggling with the hyperbole some folks are showering this game in. Don't get us wrong, the game looks fantastic. But we can't help but feel that if this trailer concluded with a big Call Of Duty logo, it would be met with complete apathy. On the specifics of the trailer..
Today has been the best day for video game news in a long time
Seriously, we've been sitting here grinning like cats all afternoon. First we got some behind-the-scenes chatter from Media Molecule. Moments later we got word that Sasha Grey would be lending her voice to THQ's Saints Row: The Third. Then we learned about GoldenEye 007: Reloaded for PS3. Finally, ju
Shadows Of The Damned director Massimo Guarini has left Grasshopper Manufacture to set-up a new studio
Guarini's upstart, Ovosonico Productions, will be based on "games, music and films with an attitude" according to the company's website.
EA's announced another batch of multiplayer titles that it is to cease supporting as of this coming August 11th
The original Army Of Two, Skate and Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10 will all get the boot across PlayStation platforms, with Madden 10 and NHL 10 set to be closed at the start of October. We've included the full list of shutdowns after the jump. August 11, 2011 Online Service Shutdown Army of..
EA executives were clearly hard at work this afternoon
"Damn," one EA employed businessman suddenly declared, "It's such a slow news day, we need to do something about it." "Well we have always courted the idea of purchasing Plants Vs. Zombies developer, PopCap Games," came the response of a stern looking businesswoman, "Maybe we should get around to that."..
Activision's not been keeping on top of its website domains
The URL for ModernWarfare3.com takes you to Battlefield 3's homepage. Given that both titles are currently engaged in a deadly war to the grave, that's pretty funny. The website was registered by an anonymous owner in the US. We suspect it's the work of a long-time Battlefield fan, rather than a sinister EA marketing plan. Hilariously,..
EA's confirmed that Burnout Crash
</a> will release next month on the PlayStation Network. The isometric, downloadable spin-off being developed in-house at Criterion, was previously confirmed to have an Autumn release date. Now it's dead-set for August. Of course, the game looking a bit rubbish is best left for another discussion.
When Burnout Crash
</a> was rumoured, we were expecting a bite-sized PlayStation Network release of Burnout's popular crash mode. We weren't necessarily expecting the isometric, cartoon spin-off that Criterion actually announced. The British studio has now revealed that Burnout Crash! started life as a Nintendo Wii game. We can't say that we're surprised. The original version started on the..
Sounds like there's a Mass Effect 3 demo on the horizon
Bioware's Casey Hudson told fans to "stay tuned for demo plans" in a Tweet over the weekend. Mass Effect 3 was delayed into 2012 earlier in the year, but we wouldn't rule out the possibility of a pre-Christmas demo release to keep fans engaged. And with multiplayer hotly tipped for the franchise, perhaps Casey's referring to some..
Over the last three weeks I've played two niche games which I thoroughly enjoyed
Neither of the games were particularly successful at retail, but both enhanced my appreciation of EA as a publisher. Alice: Madness Returns was scorned for being derivative and classical in design, while Shadows Of The Damned was dismissed because of some poor gameplay decisions and an over-emphasis on mediocre..
Sony is bundling up a Move package for all you naysayers and non-owners out there
Next week is set to see the release of the a $99 limited edition Move bundle, featuring (you guessed it) a Playstation Move Wand, a Playstation Eye, and Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12: The Masters. The bundle has not yet received an official UK price, and is currently on track for a release into stores everywhere on July 11..
Criterion's finally confirmed its long rumoured Burnout spin-off, entitled Burnout Crash
</a>. The isometric riff on Burnout's popular crash mode is set to launch on PlayStation Network later in the year. The game promises to offer rewards for "traffic chaos by crashing into cars, triggering explosions and destroying everything in sight". There will be a total of 18 junctions..
Legendary Pictures has chimed in to reveal that the long-rumored Mass Effect movie is in production
Writer Mark Protosevich (of I Am Legend fame, if anyone's hoping for a Will Smith Shepherd) and creator series Casey Hudson will take to the tables at San Diego Comic-Con on July 22nd to discuss the upcoming Mass Effect flick. When's it coming? No word. No other major players in the film production..
EA's holding its annual Summer Showcase today
Expect new information and details on a number of high-profile titles including Battlefield 3, Need For Speed: The Run and FIFA 12. Also don't rule out some big new announcements. We wouldn't be overly surprised if we saw something new from ex-Call Of Duty developers Respawn Entertainment too. The event kicks off at 1PM PDT — that's 9PM BST. You can..
It always baffles us how people talk about Mass Effect 2 being one of the greatest games of all time
When we think of that game, we can't help but think of naff combat. It's not just naff combat though, it's the worst. Seriously, we can't think of a bigger blockbuster shooter that has worse combat than Mass Effect 2. Of course Mass Effect gets away with the gameplay being rubbish because of the..
We suspect most gamers that played the original Mirror's Edge live in hope of a sequel
While the original title was far from perfect, but it always felt like it was teetering on the edge of brilliance, in need of a little more iteration to fulfill its potential. Of course, Mirror's Edge succumbed to the new IP syndrome, selling poorly and being pushed to the back of EA's plans. The company has said..
EA's promising some bombs for the company's summer showcase this week
The publisher's senior media manager has said that "big announcements" will appear at the event on Thursday. Big games such as Alice: Madness Returns were announced at last year's showcase. Any guesses for what will be shown this year? It would be cool to see something announced for the PSVita.
Our anticipation for DICE's Battlefield 3 is a more a situation of curiosity
There's a venom in the gaming community that's wishing Call Of Duty would fail. The philosophy behind that sentiment is clear: Call Of Duty is a mainstream hit and people really dislike that. Battlefield is a popular alternative — an underdog if you will. Everything we've seen of Battlefield 3 thus far suggests DICE..
DICE has told PSM3 magazine that Battlefield 3 will boast ten co-op maps when it launches later in the year
The co-operative mode will be playable by up to two-players. No details on what those maps will contain yet, but with ten maps on offer it sounds like Battlefield 3 will boast a seriously robust co-op component.
We couldn't care less about DeathSpank's lastest adventure, The Baconing, but apparently some people are still desperate for more of the spectacularly unfunny series
The Baconing will take DeathSpank to a number of new locations, including The Fires Of Bacon, Spanktopia and The Throne Room. We're assuming the latter is a toilet because DeathSpank is...
Surprise: there's going to be a new FIFA game this September
EA Sports has announced that the multi-million selling follow-up in the FIFA franchsie, FIFA 12, will launch on September 27th and September 30th on PS3. Still no word on the PlayStation Vita version, but we suspect that will get announced later in the year.
Shadows Of The Damned is getting rave reviews from all corners of the Internet
The problem is: no-one knows that the game is coming out. The reviews aren't unexpected — this is a game from Suda 51, Shinji Mikami and Akira Yamaoka after all — but it's disappointing to see such a collaboration of super-creative minds slipping under the radar so badly. In case you didn't know, the game's out today..
To the people that thought Battlefield 3 was going to look as good on the PlayStation 3 as on the PC: you're mad
Literally clinically insane. (Probably.) The fracas appears to revolve around two issues: resolution and frame-rate. Battlefield 3 runs at 30 frames-per-second with a resolution of 720p on PlayStation 3. On a high-end PC, the game can push 60FPS at 1080p. People were genuinely asking..
In this new Shadows Of The Damned developer diary, Akira Yamaoka and Suda 51 make silly faces while being dubbed by ridiculous voices
We speak for everyone when we say: "day one".</em>
Rarely does a month pass in which there's not a new rumour about Mass Effect 3 getting a multiplayer component
Multiplayer is certainly not what we want out of the franchise, but it would tick a few boxes for publisher EA. Eurogamer's the latest publication to tease some kind of online functionality for Bioware's space-opera, rumouring that the game will have a standalone four-player co-op mode..
We know virtually nothing about Grasshopper's Shadows Of The Damned, but we've had the game preordered for months now. How much more do you need to know beyond "Shinji Mikami" and "Suda51"? The game's even been scored by ex-Silent Hill composer Akira Yamaoka. Sure, we would have preferred the game to take a more psychological horror direction than the grindhouse style..
EA Sports does not see the value of adding PlayStation Move support to future FIFA games
Despite the label announcing Kinect support for all future titles — with absolutely nothing to show, we might add — the FIFA team will not be adding functionality for Sony's motion controller into its premium football franchise. At least not for now, anyway. "We have not focused on PS Move for FIFA,..
EA Games label president Frank Gibeau has described Respawn Games' new title as a "sci-fi shooter"
The publisher also confirmed plans to rotate its military shooter series' annually, with Medal Of Honor and Battlefield releasing on alternative years. In general were going to continue to follow our rotation strategy of giving studios a full two-year cycle to get a game built and polished to..
The big hook for Need For Speed: The Run is the fact that you can get out of your car
It's not exactly a feature Need For Speed fans have been crying out for, and it looked shoddy in the game's E3 demonstration. Settling somewhere in-between Heavy Rain and last year's Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit, The Run is a cinematic racing game behind-the-wheel, but a Dragon's Lair impersonator on-foot. To..
There's a lot of unwarranted vitriol being thrown at Insomniac Games over its new multiplatform project
From where we're sitting, it's unfair. Insomniac has been one of the strongest supporters of the PlayStation platform for years, and none of that goodwill should evaporate just because it's going to release a game on the XBOX 360. After all, let's not forget Insomniac's new game is coming to the..
As part of a massive FIFA 12 blow-out during EA's E3 press conference this evening, EA Sports has revealed "Football Club" for FIFA 12
Touted as a new way for players to connect, Football Club bridges the gap between the real-world sport and the video game. The millions of fans playing FIFA online have shown us there is a constant appetite for a deep connected experience, driven by a love of..
There's the charm of Ratchet & Clank mixed in with the grit of Resistance in Insomniac's first EA Games published project
Entitled Overstrike, the c0-op based title looks like a tongue-in-cheek take on the shooter genre — with chunky, cartoony characters teaming up in a colourful world. The game's reveal — shown moments ago at EA's E3 press conference — didn't include any gameplay, but..
Ouch: take that Activision
After taking a moment to gloat over Call Of Duty: Elite, EA has slapped an October 25th release date on Battlefield 3. That's a couple of weeks ahead of Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3's November 8th street date. Accompanied by a stunning gameplay demo, EA also revealed that Battlefield 3 will get a multi-platform beta in September. Those that purchased copies of Medal Of..
There's going to be big boss fights, turret sequences and heavy guitar riffs in Shepard's struggle for mankind -- this Mass Effect 3 trailer proves as much
The action heavy trailer features plenty of gameplay footage and also reveals a March 6th release date for the game. Definitely looks like Bioware's looking to take the franchise in more action oriented direction this time. Here's hoping the..
It still doesn't feel like E3 is happening
Not properly. Tomorrow (June 6th) is arguably the biggest day in the PlayStation calendar, with Sony and others preparing to showcase their entire video game lineup for the coming year. Expects twists, turns, surprises and betrayals; it just wouldn't be E3 without them. EA's set to get the party started at...
Sounds like legendary PlayStation developer Insomniac Games has been keeping itself busy
Not content with pushing out Resistance 3 and Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One this Fall, the developer has also been hard at work on its brand new multiplatform project. According to the studio's Twitter account, that title will be announced at tomorrow's EA press conference. "We are excited to reveal our..
Sometimes we get in a sticky spot doing this job
See: we love playing video games as much as we love writing about them. Because of that, we don't always want to watch every trailer or gameplay leak for a game we're excited about. We're sure you're all familiar with the term "media blackout". Alice: Madness Returns is one of those games we don't want to know anything about. We watched the..
Hands up if you don't want to play as a psychotic child clutching at a butcher's knife and launching into a frenzied hysteria attack? (If you've got your hand up, you're doing it wrong by the way
"Bagsy not reviewing it," was the chant that reverberated through the PushSquare office when we got word of another entry in the shockingly unfunny DeathSpank
Looking back, we were far too lenient on the original game — a belief made shockingly clear when no one stepped forward to review the hastily rushed out sequel. Now Hothead's announced a...
As time goes by, more and more people become obsessed with game's portraying various sexual preferences
It's almost like games aren't good anymore if there isn't the option to be gay, straight or bisexual. Bioware's on a one developer crusade to change all that though. According to Bioware's Casey Hudson, Mass Effect 3 will support "wider options for love interests," including same-sex..
You can't fault EA for being ambitious, but releasing Battlefield 3 in the exact same release window as the next Call Of Duty sounds like suicide to us
Still, that's exactly what the publisher intends to do according to retail sources familiar with the matter. MCV reports that EA is intending to drop Battlefield 3 "within days" of the next Call Of Duty release, which is set to be..
It's a bizarre one this really
We still don't know anything about Battlefield 3's core multiplayer experience, but the developer is really keen to talk about the premium DLC that comes free with preorders of the game. Odd. The DLC — entitled Back To Karkand — features several classic maps from Battlefield's heritage, which, according to lead designer Niklas Fegraeus, are some of the "best..
As with every other big-budget first-person shooter, Crysis 2 will be getting its first slice of DLC this month
Crytek's gorgeous alien-invasion blockbuster will get a pack called "Retaliation" on May 17th. Obviously, any PlayStation DLC dates have a big question-mark looming over them while the PSN stays offline. The pack will include four new multiplayer maps, including: Park Avenue,..
Remember Burnout Crash, the rumoured PlayStation Network spin-off of the popular destructive racing franchise? Well, now we've got some concrete details on the unannounced game
According to the ESRB ratings board, this is a top-down racing game featuring "cartoon" vehicles and plenty of crashing. Apparently players will earn points for...
EA's added fuel to the flames of the developing rift between Battlefield 3 and the next Call Of Duty title
Speaking at an investors conference overnight, EA gaffer John Riccitiello said DICE's Battlefield 3 is "superior" to Call Of Duty in every way. Riccitiello added that the publisher aims to take a big chunk of Activision's Call Of Duty market with the modern military shooter. "We..
Last night, Bioware revealed it was delaying Mass Effect 3 in order to make the "best game in the series"
But overnight, EA boss John Riccitiello said the delay was instead intended to tweak the game's gameplay in order to reach a "larger market". "Essentially, step by step, [BioWare is] adjusting some of the gameplay mechanics and some of the features that you'll see at E3 that can..
Mass Effect 3's executive producer Casey Hudson has revealed on Facebook that the next installment in Commander Shepard's adventure will not debut until the "first three months of 2012"
The game was previously due out in the Fall of this year. "The development team is laser focused on making sure Mass Effect 3 is the biggest, boldest and best game in the series, ensuring that it exceeds..
Good news for Valve: the developer has confirmed that Portal 2's launch is the "fastest-selling" since Half Life 2
To reward everyone for eagerly rushing out to purchase copies of the game, Valve has outlined what it's creatively entitling "Portal 2 DLC #1". We heard the first details about the content expansion a few days ago, when Valve employee Doug Lombardi confirmed new content would..
Hurriedly announced after a teaser trailer leaked on a retail website, EA has confirmed that Need For Speed: The Run is a genuine video game due for release on PlayStation 3 this year
The game's pushing the Need For Speed franchise back into the realm of underground illicit, high-stakes racing, after Shift and Hot Pursuit both took the series in different directions. Fascinatingly, Need For..
If you've already beaten Portal 2's single-player and co-operative campaigns, then you might be wondering when you might be able to get an additional fix of portal-powered puzzling
Speaking with the Fast Company, Valve's marketing gaffer Doug Lombardi has confirmed that more content is on the way, possibly as soon as this summer. "We will be announcing some DLC for it, so folks can keep a look..
Last week was big for new releases, with Portal 2, Mortal Kombat, SOCOM 4 (or Special Forces depending on your region) and Operation Flashpoint: Red River all launching ahead of the Easter weekend
As suspected, Portal 2 and Mortal Kombat had the strongest showing, both finishing up first and second respectively. That's a well deserved result for both titles, as they're both excellent. If you..
The release date of Shinji Mikami and Suda51's grindhouse horror romp, Shadows Of The Damned, has been pushed back a couple of weeks
The game was originally due out in early June, but has now been given a more firm June 21st date. The change has probably been implemented in order to avoid the E3 media vaccuum that's due to kick off at the start of the month. We've seen very little of Shadows Of The..
We're all over EA's Shadows Of The Damned
Not because it looks particularly fresh, innovative or originial, but because it's from Shinji Mikami (Resident Evil) and Suda51 (Killer7). Silliness is guaranteed.</em>
If you were expecting some brand-spanking, gob-stopping visual enhancements in Mass Effect 3: stop
GameInformer's got the exclusive reveal of the first Mass Effect 3 screenshots, and they look just like Mass Effect 2. In fact, if you didn't tell us otherwise, we'd assume they were DLC. We'd love to post the screenshots here, but we daren't. GameInformer exclusives are scary business. Click
Portal 2 on the PlayStation 3 is arguably the best console version of the game
The original Portal on PS3 is not. At the time, Valve gaffer Gabe Newell hated the PlayStation 3. Now he loves it. Business, etc. With Portal 2 now readily available worldwide, the developer has confirmed that the original game was a bigger success than many first assumed. It's actually sold nearly four million copies..
Well that's just secured your pre-order right? Confirming rumours from earlier in the week, EA has revealed that new copies of Alice: Madness Returns will come coupled with a downloadable version of the original American McGee's Alice
This is amazing news. The addition fulfills EA's "Online Pass" mandate, and as such will cost players $10 if they buy a used copy of the game. Furthermore,..
While not yet officially publisher endorsed, an interview with American McGee on CVG suggests that Alice Madness Returns will release with a PlayStation 3 port of the original PC-exclusive Alice. McGee dropped the bomb while explaining the challenges of adding a DLC tail to a strictly single-player experience: "There will be DLC in the form of dresses that the player can download and..
We're giving away free boxer shorts to anyone that can get through this trailer without needing a change of underwear
Those that fail will just have to go commando for the rest of the day.</em>
We've all known since last E3 that Portal 2 would be getting Steam features on the PlayStation 3
But even though we're mere weeks away from the game's launch, we've still yet to get any concrete details on how it all works. That's changed today, as the mega-developer has given some more specific details on Portal 2's Steam integration. The PS3 version of the game will feature a Steam overlay,..
EA's Todd Batty has revealed that the publisher are gunning for an early 2012 release for their upcoming SSX reboot
Apparently the game will be playable at E3 in June, where we should expect more information on the game. Presumably EA will also want to do everything within their power to pull away from the backlash of that initial reveal too.
EA's confirmed that this year's Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12: The Masters is the fastest selling game in the franchise's history
Gamasutra reports that the title has shifted 225,000 units during its first week on release — a favourable 17 percent more than Tiger Woods PGA Tour 08 which was the previous best seller. It's well deserved too: Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12 is a fantastic golf game. To celebrate..
Just as we were thinking, "You know what the world needs, more Dragon Age," a great stonking rumour from Official PlayStation Magazine hints at just that
The magazine report posted by CVG teases that we should expect "more elf sexy time" as "Dragon Age III is on the way, with an added multiplayer component." For the record, Dragon Age II released like a month ago. They're..
Everything we've seen of Battlefield 3 has looked amazing
But everything we've seen of Battlefield 3 has also been running on a computer as big as Buckingham Palace. It doesn't take a genius to understand that the PlayStation 3 version won't look quite as good. Speaking with VideoGamer, DICE executive Patrick Bach revealed that the console port will lack "higher resolution, the higher..
Step into the warped mind of American McGee
Or rather, step into the warped mind of American McGee's interpretation of Alice. Or rather, step into the warped mind of American McGee's interpretation of Lewis Carroll's Alice. Or rather... Whatever! You get the idea. Just make sure you get hype, because Alice: Madness Returns looks incredible. We've already got it on pre-order and cannot wait for its..
It didn't take long for the first Mass Effect 3 details to be leaked out of GameInformer's cover story and onto the 'net
As always, we support print media, so if you want the full story, go and buy a copy of GameInformer. We'll summarise for the sake of convenience here. The biggest take-away from the new set of Mass Effect 3 information is: more Mass Effect. There'll be multiple good and bad..
EA's hoping to unify all of its games under one persistent player profile, EA Sports' Peter Moore has revealed
"Today we're looking at a seamless experience across all our franchises," he said in a speech watched by Joytsiq. "Regardless of where you are, what platform you have, what game you're playing, that you're constantly connected. [Future EA Sports games will be] connected..
EA's toned down the gritty appearance of its next generation SSX title by dropping the game's sub-title
Now named "SSX", EA's keen to win back the fans it lost with last year's action oriented debut trailer. "I've always thought racing was the core of SSX," creative director Todd Batty told Game Informer, "and we didn't want to go away from that, so we're going to have..
We've still not adjusted to writing about Mass Effect as a PlayStation franchise yet
It's so weird that the franchise's has jumped from being a pseudo-XBOX exclusive (we know there were PC versions) to being closely associated with the PlayStation 3. Don't get us wrong — we're absolutely not complaining. It's just a bit weird. Maybe it's just us? Anyway, the news: GameInformer's confirmed that..
One of the most exciting gaming stories of this year is EA's war with Activision for the first-person shooter crown
In the red corner is EA's Battlefield 3, with the inevitable November Call Of Duty release sitting in the blue corner. Speaking at the Ad Age Conference in New York, EA CEO John Riccitiello revealed that both publishers will drop "a couple hundred million dollars [worth of]..
Amidst all the furore surrounding EA's re-release of NBA Jam last year, you'd be forgiven for forgetting that the game actually released on PlayStation 3 last year
We saw it in a shop once. Originally intended as a pre-order bonus, then a PSN release, before ending up as a boxed retail title, most people had forgotten they wanted NBA Jam by the time...
Another day, another example of resume sleuthing
JustPushStart has picked up on the LinkedIn profile of EA software engineer, Juan José Galera Pérez, who lists FIFA 12 as a current project. Nothing surprising there, but the twist is in the platforms. Alongside PlayStation 2, PlayStation Portable and PlayStation 3, Juan references "PSP2". Interestingly Juan also worked on the recently..
What's your favourite part of the Burnout series? Sure, weaving through oncoming traffic at a slick 60 frames-per-second is a highlight, but the real joy is participating in those puzzle-esque crash events that have been a staple of the series for a long time now
According to information leaked via the Australian Ratings Board, a PSN release of...
We imagine there are plenty of chuffed faces around EA UK this morning -- no less than four of the publisher's games occupy the top ten this week
Crysis 2 is still at the number one spot, with new release Shift 2: Unleashed a few spots behind in fourth. Elsewhere for EA, Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12 took the sixth spot, while FIFA 11 continues to do gangbusters in eighth. Presumably the biggest story..
EA's released the third in its series of Battlefield 3 gameplay teasers, promising that there will be a full reveal on April 17th
Frankly the game looks phenomenal. We appreciate this footage is probably running on a PC the size of our house, but DICE has always been good about maximising the potential of its PlayStation 3 games. Battlefield: Bad Company 2 looked stunning on PS3. This game is going..
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