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News EA Brings Grand Slam Tennis 2 to Move Centre Court
Ready to take the crown?
So far we've seen some decent attempts at PlayStation Move tennis games, but neither Virtua Tennis 4 nor Top Spin 4 quite hit the mark. Now EA Sports is hoping to get in the game with Grand Slam Tennis 2. The newly announced game continues from Grand Slam Tennis on Wii by including licensed tournaments including Wimbledon...
News EA Sports Launches Season Ticket Subscription
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,...
News Wayne Rooney & Jack Wilshere To Grace FIFA 12's Cover
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.
News So, NBA Jam: On Fire Edition Looks Like Fun
EA's dropped a trailer for NBA Jam: On Fire Edition, the PlayStation Network downloadable title that its NBA Jam reboot should have been all along
The game's due out later in the year. [Cheers VG247]
News Move With A Tiger Woods Bundle
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...
News EA Sports Confirms September Launch For FIFA 12
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.
News FIFA's Not Supporting PlayStation Move Any Time Soon
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...
E3 2011 EA Sports Reveals 'Football Club' For FIFA 12
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...
News Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12 Is Tumbling Off Store Shelves Faster Than Ever Before
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...
News Moore: Persistent EA Profiles Are 'Not Far Away'
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...
News EA Remind Us That NBA Jam Is Available On The PlayStation 3 By Releasing A Better Version On PSN
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...
News Grab Your Golf-Club (Or PlayStation Move Controller) And Hit The Links With Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12
So, we're not totally hot on realistic golf games
We prefer our video game golf to involve three button presses, cute characters and annoying accents. Still, the refined PlayStation Move support touted in the upcoming Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12: Masters Edition certainly has our attention piqued. And if Game Hunters are to be believed, we might get to...
News Get to Grips with Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12's Caddies
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12: The Masters is hoping to improve on the Move controls patched into Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11, with EA aiming for an increase in realism with a new first-person view. Another feature that could make the game a touch more real is the inclusion of caddies to carry your clubs on the fairway. The video below should...
News EA Promising a Less Kinky Tiger Woods Experience This Year
We had to say it
Not everyone was impressed with the Move implementation in Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11, and it certainly lacks compared to John Daly's ProStroke Golf, but EA Sports is determined to put things right when it releases Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12: The Masters in March. While the Move support for Tiger Woods 11 was introduced later in the...
News Feign Excitement: Call Of Duty: Black Ops Is The UK's Best Selling Game Of 2010
We nearly called it and then we were like, nah, too crazy. Who'd have thought Call Of Duty: Black Ops would become the UK's best selling game of 2010? Our money was on the Nintendo Wii's Just Dance. We were close. That came in second. But blimey. Black Ops — crazy that. Gran Turismo 5 fared pretty well, coming third on the PlayStation...
UK Charts There Were No New Releases Last Week So This Post Isn't Very Interesting
FIFA 11 and Just Dance 2 are still the UK's favourite games
Probably because no games have released since before Christmas. All that changes this week though: new video games actually release. It's going to be interesting to see where DC Universe Online ends up charting — we feel like the game's beta has pumped some real positive feedback around...
News EA Announces Enormous List Of Online Shutdowns
EA's announced a massive list of games that it'll shut down throughout this year
The list mostly includes older games from EA Sports, though we daresay some people will be disappointed at the decision. While the games will continue to operate as normal in a single-player capacity, it's the multiplayer components that will be stripped out. These...
News Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12 Is More Masters Than Extramarital Affairs
EA Sports said they'd stick with Tiger Woods for their premium annual golf franchise and they have
The upcoming Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12 boasts the scandalous golfers name right on the cover. What it doesn't include is a mug-shot of ol' trouser-snake. EA's decided to make the inclusion of the game's Masters tournament the star of the cover. EA's used...
News Oh Right, Fight Night Champion Does Look Proper Gritty
We don't think EA could have made a better trailer to capture the essence of what they're trying to achieve with Fight Night Champion
When the game was announced there was a lot of PR hyperbole about how EA intended to capture the "dark and gritty" backdrop surrounding the sport of boxing. We didn't read much into it. But if the full game...
News FIFA 11 Shifts A Whopping 100 Million Titles Over Its 18-Year Lifespan
FIFA games have been coming out for the past 18 years
This year, with FIFA 11, EA Sports has passed the 100 million games sold milestone. They are some impressive numbers. FIFA 11 sold 2.6 million copies after just five days on sale. To celebrate, EA's giving away their "Ultimate Team" card-trading DLC for free. Traditionally the DLC comes...
News Slam-Dunk: NBA Jam HD To Launch Worldwide On November 17th
EA's just confirmed to us that NBA Jam HD will launch worldwide on the PlayStation 3 this coming November 17th
The game will feature the classic campaign, Tour Remix and 2vs2 online mode. The game will then get a title update in December, patching in Backboard Smash, Domination Free-for-All, Elimination, and 21. We have listened to our NBA JAM...
News NBA Elite 11 Delayed, NBA Jam To Launch Separately
EA's announced that NBA Elite 11 has been delayed in the US
Which causes a problem for those who were buying the game just for the "free" NBA Jam supplement. Worry not. EA's confirmed that you'll now be able to pick up NBA Jam on PS3 completely separately from NBA Elite 11. Which is the way it should have been in the first place. The...
News This Is What It's Like Being A Goalkeeper In FIFA 11
One of the big new additions to FIFA 11 this year is the ability to play as a goalkeeper
We had some reservations about the new mode but it actually sounds like quite good fun. Movement is handled with the left-stick, while diving is performed with the right. There are a number of on-screen visual aids in order to get you into position and make sure...
News FIFA 11's All About Eleven, Play As The Goalkeeper In 11v11 Online Team Play
EA Sports has finally dished the dirt on the upcoming FIFA 11 at their GamesCom press conference
The biggest new headline announcement is the ability to play as the goalkeeper in new 11v11 online team play. Elsewhere, EA were keen to hammer home the points of refinement, personality and improved passing. FIFA 11 looks to be all about improving on...
GamesCom 2010 David Beckham Jumps Aboard The EA Sports Active Fitness Tra
EA's just confirmed during their GamesCom press conference that England footballer David Beckham will be joining the EA Sports Active 2 team
David has always worked hard to stay in excellent shape and has inspired people around the world to make fitness a priority, said Jens Uwe Intat of EA. Were excited about this collaboration with...
News Latest FIFA 11 Trailer Does A Brilliant Job Of Saying Absolutely Nothing
We're a few weeks away from gamescom now, when one can assume that FIFA 11 will be completely blown wide open
We know the game's a few months off, and we know that Kaka's the global cover-star. This trailer seems like a grab at mind-share more than anything. It's almost like, "HEY, YOU LIKE FIFA DON'T YOU!?! WELL, DON'T FOGET THERE'S ANOTHER...
News Kaka Graces The Worldwide Cover Of FIFA 11, Loves EA Sports (Apparently)
EA's confirmed that Real Madrid "superstar", Kaka, will grace the cover of FIFA 11 worldwide
Apparently, the midfielder is thrilled about this news. Ive always been a fan of EA SPORTS and especially the FIFA series, he "said" in a totally-not-canned press release. Being on the FIFA 11 cover is a great honor for me since very few...
News Sadly, Fight Night: Champion Will Not Support The PlayStation Move
While The Fight: Lights Out is far from perfect, our hands-on time with the game made us realise that there's something in this "motion controlled beat 'em up" thing
It's genuinely satisfying when you throw a punch and watch it connect on screen. A perfect game for motion control punching would be the recently announced Fight Night: Champion. Sadly,...
News NBA Jam Officially Heading To The PlayStation 3 (Sort Of, Anyway!)
NBA Jam is officially heading to the PlayStation 3
EA's just confirmed it. But it's not what you think... While NBA Jam will be heading to the PlayStation 3, it won't be the full version and you'll have to buy NBA Elite 11 to get it. EA's Jordan Edelstein explained: Were still holding back the Remix Tour for the Wii consumer, and thats about...
News Madden NFL 11 PlayStation Portable Bundle Announced For The US
SCEA's confirmed that they've teamed up with EA Sports to release a new Madden NFL 11 hardware bundle next week
The pack, which is likely to stay a US exclusive for obvious reasons, includes a black PSP-3000 and a copy of the game. It'll cost just $159.99, which is pretty decent if you're in the market for a PSP. There are more details over at the...
News EA Announce Fight Night: Champion For 2011 (Please Support PlayStation Move)
EA's just announced the next entry in the Fight Night franchise, Fight Night: Champion
The game's due in 2011. According to developers EA Vancouver, the biggest bullet-point is the game's new single-player mode, which will break the mold of what is expected in a single-player sports game. Players will be introduced to an entirely new way to step...
News German Ratings Board Classifies EA's NBA Jam Reboot For PlayStation 3
Boom to the power of boom! No longer will you have to put up with sub-high definition visuals in your NBA Jam... Because it's just been rated for the PlayStation 3. Granted, the rating was carried out by a German board (and those guys are probably too high on World Cup fever to be thinking straight), but it's vary rare that a professional...
News FIFA 11 Does The Ol' Switcheroo On A PlayStation 3 Near You This October 1st
EA's confirmed that FIFA 11 will launch in Europe on October 1st
The Americans will get it a few days earlier on September 28th. They think football is played with the hands though, so y'know. EA's also revealed one of the game's new features. The Creation Centre allows you to create players and teams using a web-based application on FIFA's official...
News FIFA 11 To Support Custom Audio Settings
Are you loving the sound of vuvuzelas or detesting them? FIFA 11's got you covered either way
One of the game's newest features will allow you to tweak custom audio settings. Users will be able to upload sound clips — "Fivvvve Cantonas" — and mix them into the stadium ambience in accordance to events in the match. Which is basically...
E3 2010 EA Sports MMA Says "Eat My Fists" In October
Sorry, we switched off during Peter Moore's presentation of EA Sports MMA during EA's press conference last night
Does it look dull? Hell yeah it looks dull. But that's only because we're not the intended audience. Sure we like the UFC games — they're fine. But they don't exactly fill us with blistering excitement. For those that care: EA Sports...
E3 2010 Under-The-Skin FIFA 11 Personality+ Video Is Kind Of Incredible
EA's released a new developer video which highlights FIFA 11's new Personality+ features
The new features' purpose is to give variation between players of different skills, and the tech demos EA have to show off are very impressive. One example shows a player of low skill turning on the ball and scuffing his shot into the ground, where a more...
News First FIFA 11 Screenshot Won't Exactly Blow Your Socks Off
FIFA games are really, really good
Seriously, ever since FIFA 08 (roughly), EA Sports have been on a roll with the franchise. The thing is, FIFA screenshots are really, really boring. This first screen from FIFA 11 is no exception. It's Chelsea vs. Arsenal. It's John Terry. Wooohooo.
E3 2010 EA Promise "Marquee" Title In 3D At E3, Confirm Their Line-Up For The Event
EA bigwigs confirmed a list of software due to be shown at this year's E3 event last night, claiming that one big "marquee" title would be shown in 3D
Seeing as how the Playstation 3 is the only system set to support 3D this year (if you discount Nintendo's new 3DS anyway) we can't imagine what EA has to show - but we're secretly keeping our fingers...
News EA Introduce One-Time Use "Online Pass" For Their Sports Range
Bye used game sales
Seriously: bye. EA's just announced that they're set to introduce an "Online Pass" that includes access to "online services, features, and bonus content" with every new EA Sports game starting Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11. If you buy a copy of the game where the online pass has already been redeemed (i.e. you...
News Drew Brees Headlines Madden 11 Cover, We Don't Really Care
Look, we're British
We're sorry. When someone says football we think of the sport where you, y'know, play with your feet. Not that other game people call football that's absolutely not football. Take the cover for Madden 11, which features Drew Brees (apparently). It shows the man holding a ball in his hand. Football. Mmmhm. We wanted to tell you...
First Impressions FIFA World Cup 2010 on PlayStation 3 Demo
It's probably impossible to make a commercial flop when you've got an official license adorning the package of your product
Particularly when it's a game based on the massive event that is the World Cup. But EA's turned over a new leaf in recent years, taking a new found interest in the quality of the products they release. As such, the FIFA video...
News FIFA World Cup 2010 Demo Hits The Playstation Network Tomorrow
Ready you get your World Cup on? Of course you are
.. There's what, two or three months to go? E3, World Cup and Summer? It's going to be the best ever, yo. If you really want to speed up time to the start of June, you might want to get into the World Cup spirit a little early, y grabbing the demo for FIFA World Cup 2010 which is due on the PSN...
News More People You Probably Don't Know Join The EA Sports MMA Roster
We've never watched MMA in our life, but we're perfectly aware it's a hot topic across the 'States right now
Hence the showdown between THQ's UFC Undisputed franchise and EA Sports', erm, EA Sports MMA. Much of this has caused a war of words regarding which "talent" signs up to EA's game. People that know more about this stuff than we do...
News GDC 2010: EA Sports Active 2.0 Announced For Playstation 3 [Kinda Looks Properly Awesome]
Is it wrong that we're stoked for EA Sports Active 2
0</a>? EA Sports' foray into the fitness field was previously a Wii-exclusive, but the company have announced today that the game will hit Playstation 3 with a few neat little peripherals to boot. The game will launch with two motion sensors and a heartbeat monitor (amazing, right?) when it...
News GDC 2010: EA Confirm Playstation Motion Controller Support For Tiger Woods 11
Stocks in Tiger Woods may have dropped in recent months, but golf video games with well implemented motion controls have become no less fun
Thus, it's extremely exciting to hear that Tiger Woods 11 will include support for Sony's upcoming Playstation Motion Controller to "give gamers an authentic interactive swing experience". There aren't...
News FIFA World Cup 2010 Trailer Is Exactly What You'd Expect, Has Great Music
What to say about FIFA World Cup 2010 - it's a FIFA game designed to cash-in on this year's World Cup
The difference being - FIFA games are actually properly amazing these days, suggesting even if it's only a small enhancement over FIFA 10, it's still going to be really fun. Plus this trailer has amazing music. Makes us feel all summery, despite...
News Fifa World Cup 2010 England Line-Up Is Uncanny Valley
The England team line-up in FIFA World Cup 2010
News EA Bringing EA Sports Active To "Multiple Platforms", Obviously PS3
It's pretty much official at this point: EA Sports Active is heading to the Playstation 3
Speaking at a financial call last night, EA's John Schappert confirmed that the Wii exclusive is heading to "multiple platforms." Careful use of words there John, but we're totally going to assume you mean "Playstation 3". Yes. See you at...
News EA Sports Boss: Playstation Motion Controller Is Different To Wii
Smashing consensus that Sony's Playstation Motion Controller is a "Wii copy", EA Sports' Peter Moore has claimed the experience with Sony's device is "different" to that with Nintendo's
Its a different experience than Wii and were watching it with great interest. As you might imagine, were working on stuff in particular on what sports...
News FIFA 10 Ultimate Team DLC Coming Fairly Soon Y'All
Remember the excellent "Ultimate Team" DLC for FIFA 09? We gave it 3/4 and were quite taken with it earlier this year
Well, EA have just announced an updated version of the DLC for FIFA 10. The DLC has been made over with a "redesigned chemistry system built around player relationships". The DLC's coming in February and will cost just...