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News: Stop Press: SSX Gets Online Pass

Stop Press: SSX Gets Online Pass

It's not in the least bit surprising that EA Sports' latest multiplayer outing, SSX, should come packaged with an online pass -- but it's something you probably might like to know

The anti-used game measure was spotted in a Giant Bomb video, which highlighted the option to "Redeem" an online pass in the game's opening screen. While you'll...

News: EA Sports: SSX To Usher New Era For Extreme Sports

EA Sports: SSX To Usher New Era For Extreme Sports

There was a time when Tony Hawk's Pro Skater was king of the world

It was the Call Of Duty of the time — an unbeatable franchise that the entire industry was trying to ape. But oversaturation and a general lack of new ideas meant that the genre quickly lost its relevance. EA's hoping that the return of the SSX franchise later in the year will usher in a new era for extreme sports. "Over the..

News: Boo: There'll Be No Hawk-Eye In Grand Slam Tennis 2

Boo: There'll Be No Hawk-Eye In Grand Slam Tennis 2

We must admit, Hawk-Eye did cross our mind when we got our hands-on Grand Slam Tennis 2 earlier in the month

For those unfamiliar with tennis, Hawk-Eye is a technology which judges the trajectory of a shot or serve in order to help make difficult decisions. But the feature won't make its way into Grand Slam Tennis 2, according to producer Liam Miller. “It’s not like we didn’t think about it..

News: UK Sales Charts: FIFA 12 Tops For The Fourth Week In A Row

UK Sales Charts: FIFA 12 Tops For The Fourth Week In A Row

FIFA 12's still top of the league, after shutting out fierce competition from Just Dance 3 and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim to hold onto the top-spot for a fourth consecutive week

Shooty favourites Battlefield 3 and Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 rounded out the top five — while Zumba Fitness reclaimed its grip on the UK, posting two titles in the top ten. We may have to dig up the old image if..

News: Grand Slam Tennis 2 Takes A Timely Trip To The Australian Open

Grand Slam Tennis 2 Takes A Timely Trip To The Australian Open

With the Australian Open officially underway -- and Britain's hopefuls already down and out -- EA Sports has released a brand new Grand Slam Tennis 2 trailer to tie in with the event

The Rod Laver arena always makes for a tropical backdrop in tennis games, with its blue, hard court surface illuminated by floodlights and the Australian sun. See what we mean after the break.

First Impressions: Grand Slam Tennis 2 on PS3

Grand Slam Tennis 2 on PS3

Skill based control has become a foundation of EA Sports' output this generation

Tiger Woods, Skate and Fight Night have all experimented with right analogue stick inputs, bringing a new level of fidelity to traditionally arcadey experiences. Grand Slam Tennis 2 mimics EA Sports' ambition, bringing a new level of shot precision to the game of tennis. Dubbed "Total Racquet Control" by a..

News: SSX Gets Tricky In New Trailer, Piles On The Accolades

SSX Gets Tricky In New Trailer, Piles On The Accolades

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.

News: Grand Slam Tennis 2 Introduces Total Racquet Control

Grand Slam Tennis 2 Introduces Total Racquet Control

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..

News: EA Labels FIFA On PS Vita 'The Most Controllable Ever'

EA Labels FIFA On PS Vita 'The Most Controllable Ever'

People are keen to complain about touch-screen controls wherever they turn up

Even though the PlayStation Vita version of Uncharted: Golden Abyss is entirely playable in the traditional manner, you'll still find a select number of seasoned whiners moaning about the use of touch to navigate Nathan Drake through the world. FIFA on PS Vita's no different, but unlike Uncharted we actually think the..

News: EA Pushes SSX To March, Gets Us Pumped In The Process

EA Pushes SSX To March, Gets Us Pumped In The Process

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..

News: You Cannot Be Serious: John McEnroe Heads Up Cover Of Grand Slam Tennis 2, Release Date Confirmed

You Cannot Be Serious: John McEnroe Heads Up Cover Of Grand Slam Tennis 2, Release Date Confirmed

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..

News: Lionel Messi Becomes The New Face Of FIFA

Lionel Messi Becomes The New Face Of FIFA

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..

News: We're Not So Hot On This 'It's Tricky' Remix

We're Not So Hot On This 'It's Tricky' Remix

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..

News: NBA Jam: On Fire Edition Tops PlayStation Network Charts For October

NBA Jam: On Fire Edition Tops PlayStation Network Charts For October

Sony's dropped the top twenty PlayStation Network titles for the month of October

EA Sports' NBA Jam: On Fire Edition slam-dunked its way to the top of the charts, beating out the heavily promoted robbery sim PAYDAY: The Heist. Crysis finished up in third, while classic releases Chrono Trigger and Resident Evil 4 completed the top five. There was room for a couple of PS2 Classic titles too, with..

News: EA Outlines Harmony Soundtrack System For SSX

EA Outlines Harmony Soundtrack System For SSX

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..

News: SSX Could Come To PlayStation Vita

SSX Could Come To PlayStation Vita

SSX is coming to PlayStation 3 in February next year

But if the game's successful, EA hasn't completely written off the potential of a PlayStation Vita release. "One of the big philosophies for EA now, and in particular EA Sports, is fewer and bigger hits and in particular building big franchises," creative director Todd Batty told CVG. "We really hope that is going to be the..

News: Meet The Roster Of Grand Slam Tennis 2

Meet The Roster Of Grand Slam Tennis 2

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.

News: SSX Out In Time For Valentine's Day

SSX Out In Time For Valentine's Day

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.

News: FIFA 12 Outselling Pro Evolution Soccer 2012 By 25:1

FIFA 12 Outselling Pro Evolution Soccer 2012 By 25:1

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..