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...
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..
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. Its not like we didnt think about it..
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..
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.
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...
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..
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..
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...
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..
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..
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...
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..
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.
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..
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.
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.
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..
SSX is back to its outlandish best in its latest 'Defy Reality' trailer
The footage depicts a variety of stunts and drops, all set to the delicious back-drop of shap synth pads and wobbly bass hits. Exciting stuff.
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 —..
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.
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,..
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..
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 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..
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...
If there's one franchise that fans have been longing for on current generation consoles, it's SSX
The EA developed snowboarding franchise was a huge hit on the PlayStation 2, and it's almost bizarre that it hasn't made the jump to PlayStation 3 yet. We can only assume EA wants to make sure the game's done properly. According to Kotaku, a new SSX does exist and has been in development for two years..
Politics have always been a prominent component of the NBA Jam series
It would have been foolish for EA to pass up on them in their NBA Jam reboot. Thankfully, the game's creative director Trey Smith has confirmed in an interview with ESPN that a series of political and cultural icons will show up in the slam-dunkin' arcade title. Famous faces are set to include Bill Clinton, the Beastie Boys,..
We absolutely adore EA but let's be honest -- they've messed up NBA Jam
They totally under-rated the demand for the game across all three platforms, and while we've no doubt plenty of Wii owners are clamouring for the ridiculous basketball title, so too are plenty of PlayStation 3 owners. That's why the NBA Elite 11 announcement was so unusual. Players who bought the flagship basketball title on..