FIFA 12 headed into the festive season at the top of the UK sales charts, according to Chart Track's list of the top selling software for the week leading up to Christmas Eve
EA Sports' footie sim increased its sales by up to 34 percent in order to drive its way to the top of the charts, while Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 also saw a big enough boost to shoot its way into second. Just Dance 3..
You shouldn't be surprised to see Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 at the top of the UK charts for a second week
The record breaking Activision shooter beat off strong new competition from Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed: Revelations and THQ's Saints Row: The Third — both of which debuted in second and fourth respectively. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim dropped to third, while FIFA 12 finished up in fifth..
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,..
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..
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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..
Strike one to Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Nielsen's published its "top twenty" Chistmas video games wishlist, with Modern Warfare 3 the most coveted by 5,000 active North American gamers. Modern Warfare 3 was on the list of 27% of participants, while Battlefield 3 was on the list of just 12%. PlayStation 3 exclusives Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception and Resistance 3 both charted, but the..
EA's trotting out a demo for Need For Speed: The Run on October 18th
The demo will land ahead of the game's formal November 15th release. The demo will put you behind the wheel of a Lamborghini Gallardo LP 550-2 Valentino Balboni (phew!) in a desert setting. Y0u'll get access to a 2012 Porsche 911 Carrera S if you recommend the demo to a friend. Oh...
EA's announced it's teamed up with Sports Illustrated to include hotties Irina Shayk and Chrissy Teigen in upcoming racer, Need For Speed: The Run
The two ladies have been digitised as characters in the game. We're not going to pretend we're outraged by this. As one of the ladies points out in the "Behind The Scenes" interview below, Need For Speed and Sports Illustrated are aiming at the..
All racing games need a good story right? Err, right? Perhaps not, but that's the vibe EA's gunning for with Need For Speed: The Run
Having had some hands-on time with the racer, we've concluded that the game itself actually plays pretty damn well. But we're not so sure about the "wanted man must drive across America in a winner takes all competition" storyline. Hit the jump for the..
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 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..
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..
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..