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News Take Battlefield 4's Multiplayer for a Free Twenty Hour Flyover on PS3
US only, unfortunately
Now, before anyone gets too excited, Battlefield 4 will not be joining the Instant Game Collection on the PlayStation 3 any time soon. Instead, EA has opted to unlock the explosive shooter's multiplayer mode for a limited time in the coming days. If you're a PlayStation Plus member and live in North America, simply head over...
Feature In Theory, Could Titanfall Drop a Bot on PS4?
The advent of the so-called industry insider – forum posters who build up a reputation among online communities such as NeoGAF for spilling the beans on secret information – means that the rumour mill is harder to navigate than ever these days. It’s always been difficult to pick the real leaks from the rubbish, but the web...
News EA to Bring New Titanfall Experiences to Players Worldwide
Could the publisher drop a titan on PS4?
Speaking as part of a largely uneventful investors meeting – seriously, who knew that big numbers could be so darn uninteresting? – EA Games gaffer Andrew Wilson reiterated that the publisher has renewed its contract with Titanfall developer Respawn Entertainment, and is planning to release new entries in...
News Need for Speed Spends Some Time in the Garage as Series Skips 2014
Out of the race
Those looking for some fast and furious fun may have to make do with this year’s Need for Speed movie, as EA Games has announced that it’s put the brakes on the brand until 2015. Despite being an annual fixture in the firm’s lineup for as long as we can remember, there’ll be no new instalment this year, as Swedish developer...
News UK Sales Charts: FIFA World Cup Slips Behind Titanfall in Extra Time
Like England of old
First-person shooter Titanfall may not be the big hardware mover that Microsoft wanted, but it’s sure stretching its robotic legs in the UK sales charts right now. In truth, the title is probably being propped up by the slew of Xbox One bundles that are flooding UK retail – and we suspect that the price drops aren’t hurting...
Rumour BioWare Shepards the Mass Effect Trilogy onto PS4
We proclaimed way back in January that 2014 would be the year of the re-release, and it doesn’t look like the compilations are showing any signs of slowing down. As spotted by NeoGAF, Chilean retailer Zmart.cl is currently listing the Mass Effect Trilogy for the PlayStation 4. No pric
News Equip Your Sword of Hype + 5, Dragon Age: Inquisition Has a New Gameplay Trailer
And it's releasing in October
It might be swamped in clichés, but Dragon Age: Inquisition's new gameplay trailer should get any fan's bloodied hands trembling with excitement. Following on from yesterday's glorious box art reveal, the video focuses on the Inquisitor – your player character – and shows off some cutscenes, combat, and...
News UK Sales Charts: FIFA World Cup Falls to Respawn's FPS
Enforcing stereotypes about the British and the beautiful game, there are two soccer simulations in the top five of this week’s UK sales charts. 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil sprinted out of the blocks into second, though it couldn’t topple long-running frontrunner Titanfall. Meanwhile, FIFA 14 landed a Champion’s League spot in...
News Uncharted PS4 Star Todd Stashwick Teams Up with Amy Hennig on Star Wars Title
In a head scratching turn of events, Uncharted PS4 actor Todd Stashwick has joined ex-Naughty Dog employee Amy Hennig at Visceral Games in order to co-write the Dead Space developer’s upcoming Star Wars title. The actor – who is perhaps best known for playing Ash Murphy in Justified and Dale Malloy in The Riches – most...
News You Won't Have to Pay for Any Additional Party Members in Dragon Age: Inquisition
Thank the Maker
Canadian developer BioWare is no stranger to fan backlash and general gamer outrage, but with the upcoming Dragon Age: Inquisition, the studio is striving to hit all of the right notes in order to win back the series' somewhat fractured audience. Speaking to the Official Xbox Magazine, creative director Mike Laidlaw confirmed that...
News Battlefield 4's Megalodon Easter Egg Makes a Massive Splash
Made our Jaws drop
Speculation regarding a hidden shark in Battlefield 4 has been rife for months now, and it’s finally surfaced as part of the modern military shooter’s recently released Naval Strike expansion pack. The secret was discovered by popular YouTube user ‘jackfrags’, who traced back promotional videos, campaign dialogue, and old...
News The Force Is with Uncharted's Amy Hennig as She Swaps Drake for Skywalker
Luminary to oversee new Star Wars project
Visceral Games’ underrated survival horror series Dead Space may be deader than its name suggests, but that’s not stopping the Electronic Arts owned studio from soldiering on with an even bigger sci-fi brand. Rumours have connected the company to Star Wars for some time now – and they have been...
News Grey Warden Alistair Will Be Returning in Dragon Age: Inquisition
While BioWare has only just lifted the lid on the stunning landscapes that our adventurers will be traversing in upcoming RPG Dragon Age: Inquisition, the seal, for the time being, is still firmly closed on much of the game's plot. However, whispers have slipped through the cracks of the 'net regarding recurring character Alistair's...
Rumour Titanfall 2 Takes One Robotic Stride Closer to PS4
Mech it happen
The relationship between Titanfall developer Respawn Entertainment and mega company EA Games is more confounding than a magic eye puzzle. While the latter technically published the former’s brand new first-person franchise, it supposedly did so through the EA Partners programme, which was most recently responsible for failed...
News UK Sales Charts: Dark Souls II Blocked from the Top by You Know What
Drop a titan on it
Xbox One and PC exclusive Titanfall unsurprisingly assaulted the summit of the UK sales charts this week, securing the biggest launch of the year so far. We can’t help but wonder if publisher EA’s pondering how big that debut could have been if it had actually opted to release the title on the PlayStation 4 as well...
Weirdness Battlefield 4 Would Like You to Know All About the Need for Speed Movie
In a spin
Like it or not, advertising is becoming a part of console gaming. Sony may have been eager to avoid it on the PlayStation 3’s dashboard, but the ‘What’s New’ area of the PlayStation 4 is packed with promotions for upcoming titles and films. And it’s only a matter of time before that section gets stuffed with Axe deodorant and...
Opinion EA Found Its Call of Duty Killer, and Committed a Titanic Mistake
Bracing for a fall
To say that EA is obsessed with Call of Duty would be an understatement. The publisher has been desperately trying to pick off Activision’s multiformat cash cow ever since Infinity Ward – a studio originally made up of Medal of Honor veterans, we hasten to add – changed the entire first-person arena one poorly balanced perk...
News Unannounced Need for Speed Title Canned as Focus Turns to Battlefield
Not fast enough
With the multi-million selling first-person favourite Battlefield standing toe-to-toe with genre juggernaut Call of Duty, EA has chosen to focus its efforts on the modern military brand – but not without some casualties. Ghost Games UK, which aided production on Need for Speed: Rivals, has been hit by layoffs over the past few...
News UK Sales Charts: FIFA 14 Flaunts Its Consistency with Lengthy Spell at Summit
Top of the league
There’s not an ounce of Manchester United in EA Sports' soccer simulation FIFA 14 – after all, the multiformat release actually seems capable of stringing a couple of good results together. Yet again, the footy favourite has dribbled to the top of the UK sales charts, mocking the competition like a freshly converted Arsenal...
News Battlefield 4 Is Finally Getting Tuned Up on PS4
Let's hope this works
If you've been affected by Battlefield 4's rather unstable multiplayer on PlayStation 4, you'll be happy to know that a patch is marching your way to provide support. The update, which includes a number of stability and balance fixes, will hopefully put an end to some of the crippling bugs and glitches that have been plaguing...
Review Need for Speed: Rivals (PlayStation 4)
Cops 'n' racers
Need for Speed: Rivals rarely wants you to take your foot off the accelerator. Swedish upstart Ghost Games’ debut arcade racer fuses the fast-paced police chases popularised by Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit with the open world pandemonium of Need for Speed: Most Wanted, and serves up an emergent online experience that ensures that...
News Battlefield 4's PS4 Problems Put DICE's Future Projects on Ice
Got to have Faith
You know that you’ve got it bad when you have to put all of your upcoming projects on hold because the one that you initially released last month doesn’t actually work. Battlefield 4 is a top-notch first-person shooter on the PlayStation 4, but it’s currently riddled with technical issues that are affecting the majority of...
News EA CEO Thinks the PS4 Will Face Some 'Fairly Stiff Competition'
EAsy does it
The PlayStation 4 has sold phenomenally well, this much we know – but recently appointed EA CEO Andrew Wilson isn't certain that the console's continued dominance is a sure thing. Speaking at the Credit Suisse 2013 Technology Conference, Wilson noted that the living room is flooded with competitors. "Our market is evolving at a very,...
News PS4 UK Digital Prices Slashed Ever So Slightly by EA
Still extortionate, though
EA Games’ generosity knows no bounds. Following a backlash over the weekend regarding the eye-watering price points attached to the digital versions of its PlayStation 4 launch titles, the mega publisher has reduced the cost of its catalogue of next generation blockbusters by £3.00 ($4.85) apiece. Now purchasing the...
Review Battlefield 4 (PlayStation 4)
'Til it goes click
While narratives have never really been DICE's strong suit, Battlefield 4, the next entry in its popular series of shooters, at least takes things in the right direction. While Battlefield 3 delivered an incredibly boring campaign that bordered on dreadful at times, the new entry at least seems like it tried. The story is not...
News UK Sales Charts: FIFA 14 Sprints to the Summit
Back of the net
Unsurprisingly, this week’s UK sales chart is dominated by a certain non-Sony next generation console. With the Xbox One launching in Britain last Friday, a large chunk of this week’s top titles were sold on the Microsoft manufactured machine. That includes FIFA 14, which shot straight to the top of the league after seeing a 328...
News PS4's UK Digital Prices Will Stretch Your Wallet Pretty Wide
The price of PlayStation 4 titles in the UK is a topic that hasn’t really been touched on a whole lot in the lead up to launch. We’ve avoided the subject largely because we expected things to settle down shortly before release, but it looks like that’s not going to be the case, and we’re going to be charged a hefty premium at...
News You've Spent Too Much Time Playing PS4 Games Already
Take a break
Sony’s next generation console has only been out for a few days, but that hasn’t stopped you from logging an incredible 2.3 million hours of gameplay in various EA titles. Yesterday, an executive at the North American publisher pointed out that one-third of launch games purchased for the PlayStation 4 were developed by
News Don't Worry, It's Just the First Titanfall That's Not Coming to PS4
Well, unless Microsoft opens its cheque book again
For a game that so few seem to be able to coherently explain why it's so fun, Titanfall sure has rocketed in importance since it was announced earlier in the year. Originally thought to be a timed exclusive for the Xbox One, Xbox 360, and PC, publisher EA Games recently an
News Whoa, One Third of PS4 Games Sold Are Developed by EA
We all know that the PlayStation 4 is selling like hotcakes, but a recent report from Electronic Arts' chief financial officer Blake J. Jorgensen reveals that the AAA publisher hasn't done too badly itself. "We had a great weekend of sales relative to the console that looks like the average consumer tie ratio is about three pieces of...
News EA Retracts Statement Blaming PS4 Firmware Update for Software Issues
Passing the buck
PlayStation 4 problems appear to be escalating as we approach the end of the system's first full day on the market. Connection issues aside, some users are now complaining of crashes in certain software. Earlier today, EA Games uploaded a support page blaming this on the next generation syst
Review Battlefield 4 (PlayStation 3)
Boom! Shake, shake, shake the room
Almost every event that you're a part of in Battlefield 4 is punctuated by some sort of demolition or explosion. Pursued by a helicopter? It'll blow up sooner or later. Running up a flight of stairs? They probably won't be there on the way back down. Need to get past an armoured vehicle? Better blast it to bits...
News Current Sales of Assassin's Creed IV and Battlefield 4 Are Dead in the Water
Next-gen may not be to blame
It should come as no surprise that the current-gen versions of Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag and Battlefield 4 are not selling as well as previous entries. After all, who wants to buy a game on an ageing console when they can wait a few weeks for the superior next-gen version? But a recent report from MCV reveals that...
News Judging By These Comments, Titanfall Was Definitely Planned for PS4
You’ve got to feel sorry for Vince Zampella. Having been roped into releasing neverending Call of Duty sequels at Infinity Ward, the luminary finally got a chance to do something different at new studio Respawn Entertainment. But now his company’s become subject to some shady behind-the-scenes business shenanigans instead. It seems...
News EA Stomps All Over Dreams of a Titanfall PS4 Port
Much to the relief of an overworked Ron Paul, one thing that’s almost certainly not happening any time soon is a PlayStation 4 port of Respawn Entertainment’s upcoming mech-‘em-up Titanfall. Speaking during a financial call earlier today, EA Games’ chief financial officer Blake Jorgensen stat
News Alright, Let's Watch Battlefield 4 Boot Out of the PS4's Interface
Scraping the red barrel
The expiration of Battlefield 4’s next generation review embargo has revealed a few tasty morsels regarding the state of the PlayStation 4 today, but we figured that you may like to wash it all down with a brief glimpse at the next generation console’s user interface in action. The fine folks over at CVG have posted a...
News Battlefield 4 Commands Next-Gen Advantage on PS4
World War III
Forget the conflict at the heart of Battlefield 4 – and the fact that the first-person shooter is almost certain to sell more copies on current generation formats – because it’s the comparisons between the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of DICE’s latest deployment that are destined to flare up tempers throughout the rest...
News Battlefield 4's Story Trailer Punches a Dog in the Chops
Is that even allowed?
Featuring some stunning visuals, plenty of shouting, loads of explosions, and a large man punching a dog in the face, it's probably safe to say that Battlefield 4's newest trailer is going to be remembered for one thing. But let's not let that single talking point get in the way of an otherwise enjoyable video. While it's...
News Don't Worry, EA Hasn't Forgotten About the PS4
Tactical programmes in the works
Despite being one of the biggest multiplatform publishers on the planet, EA has aligned almost its entire next generation lineup with Microsoft. While the likes of Battlefield 4 and FIFA 14 will still launch on the PlayStation 4, the company has pledged timed exclusive DLC to the Xbox One. Meanwhile, other titles...
News Could Titanfall Still Pick a Fight with the PlayStation 4?
Microsoft seems hazy on the subject
Despite also deploying on the PC and Xbox 360, Respawn Entertainment’s upcoming first-person shooter Titanfall is very much being billed as the Xbox One’s big 2014 release. The title has garnered a laundry list of awards since its official unveiling at E3 earlier in the year, and given the developer’s...
Video Reporting for Duty in DICE's Battlefield 4 Beta on PS3
Stand to attention
War never changes – it just gets refined. Never ones to shy away when the world’s plunged into military madness, we’ve been testing our Rambo-esque resolve in Battlefield 4’s beta over the past couple of days. But does the game feel like a true step forward for the franchise, or is it merely more of the same? Check out our...
News You Shouldn't Worry About Sony's Relationship with EA
Best friends forever
EA may have given the impression that it’s jumped out of camp PlayStation over the past six months, but that couldn’t be further from the truth according to SCEE president Jim Ryan. While the North American giant has partnered with Microsoft and the Xbox One for virtually the entirety of its upcoming portfolio, that...
GamesCom 2013 EA Insists That It Still Has a Strong Relationship with Sony
Company impressed with PS4
Perhaps one of the biggest stories of the past three months has been EA’s, ahem, unprecedented partnership with Microsoft. The vast majority of the publisher’s lineup is either being marketed in conjunction with the Xbox One, has timed exclusive content on the Redmond-based manufacturer’s machine, or is outright...
Live Watch the EA GamesCom Press Conference Right Here
It doesn’t feel like a week since the curtain closed on E3 2013, but the madness is already starting all over again. EA’s set to get GamesCom underway with its annual press conference, which promises to bring more news on the North American giant’s upcoming roster of PlayStation titles. Tune in below from 15:00PM BST (07:00AM...
Weirdness This Mass Effect Dress Is the Best Outfit on the Citadel
FemShep would be proud
Video game shirts are great and all, but they pale in comparison to Black Milk Clothing’s awesome range of Mass Effect-themed outfits and accessories. The Australian boutique designer launched a line of licensed Mass Effect garments overnight, and they’re pretty much our favourite threads on the Citadel. Yeah, we know that...
News You'll Be Able to Transfer Your Battlefield 4 Progress to PS4, Too
Never one to miss out on an opportunity to rain on the competition’s parade, DICE has confirmed that you’ll be able to transfer your Battlefield 4 multiplayer progress from the PlayStation 3 to the PlayStation 4 – just like in Call of Duty: Ghosts. A strategically timed PlayStation Blog post revealed the news earlier today,
News Battlefield 4 Proves That One Screen Is Never Enough
You'll get square eyes
If you’re the type of person that shuts off your laptop, tablet, and smartphone while you’re sitting down for a quiet session with your favourite PlayStation platform, then you’re totally doing it wrong. Battlefield 4 wants you to have every gadget that you own sitting in front of you, running maps, geolocation...
News Need for Speed: Most Wanted Leads High-Octane EU PS Plus Refresh
Lineup includes Mafia II, Spec Ops: The Line, and more
The sun is certainly shining, but that’s not stopping Sony from waving the chequered flag on another insane European PlayStation Plus offering. Starting from 31st July, you’ll be able to burn rubber in Need for Speed: Most Wanted, all without needing to worry about the price of petrol. But...
News You May Need to Open Your Wallet Wider for EA's PS4 Games
Prices could be going up
We’re very much still in the PlayStation 4’s honeymoon period. Typically, the bubble would have burst by now – but Sony is doing a fantastic job of ensuring that the public perception surrounding its next generation console remains predominantly positive. However, that doesn’t mean that there isn’t bad news around...
News You May Be Able to Play Battlefield 4 with a Mouse and Keyboard on PS4
Next generation, classic controls
Sony’s impressively ergonomic DualShock 4 controller may be snugger than a Cheryl Cole branded onesie, but it’s still unlikely to appeal to elitists. Those gamers that would rather play with rusty chainsaws than dual analogue sticks are much more likely to be wooed by WASD support – and Battlefield 4 on the...