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News Grand Slam Tennis 2 Launch Trailer Smashes Online
With EA Sports' Grand Slam Tennis 2 due out on European store shelves this week, the publisher has served up an official launch trailer for the game highlighting all of its features and modes. There’s a mixture of classic and modern footage on show, in addition to a few seconds of Sharapova’s trademark screaming. Yeah, we could have...
News SSX Introduces Global Events and GeoTags
If you’re in the UK, we suspect the last thing you want to hear about is snow. But put those memories spent lingering on icy train stations to the back of your mind, because SSX demands your attention. In a brand new trailer, creative director Todd Batty has introduced a couple of the title’s online modes. First up is Global...
News SSX Online Pass Does Not Block Out Multiplayer
Yesterday we reported that EA's upcoming arcade snowboarding title, SSX, would require an online pass to participate online
We were speculated based on traditions — and we're happy to say that we were wrong. If you pick up a used copy of SSX you will be able to play the game online, however any rewards you unlock from doing so will remain...
News 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 Introduces Grand Slam Tennis 2's Pro AI System
In a new trailer, Grand Slam Tennis 2's excitable producer, Thomas Singleton, has offered a birds-eye view at the upcoming sim's Pro AI system. The theory is that the game's able to capture the behaviour of its professional players — from John "you cannot be serious" McEnroe's trademark outbursts, right through to...
News 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...
News Wayne Rooney Rocks Up In... Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13
We're certain you won't see a more bizarre headline than this all year: Blockbuster has revealed its pre-order bonuses for the upcoming Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13, and they involve, erm, Wayne Rooney
That's right, the Manchester United striker will be joined by fellow footballers James Milner, Theo Walcott and Petr Cech in the upcoming golf sim. A...
News UK Sales Charts: Rayman Origins Stages Miraculous Comeback
Just call it the comeback king; despite looking down and out when it launched on PlayStation 3 last year, Ubisoft Montpellier's cracking Rayman Origins has broken into the UK multiformat top-ten for the first time since its release
No doubt propelled by a slew of retailer discounts, the pretty platformer managed to climb ahead of Bethesda's RAGE to...
News 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...
News 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...
News 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...
First Impressions 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...
News Grand Slam Tennis 2 Demo Smashes Onto PlayStation Network
It's time to don your Puma head-band and Wilson branded socks, as the demo for Grand Slam Tennis 2 has finally lobbed its way onto the PlayStation Network
In order to celebrate the release, EA Sports has served up a brand new trailer focusing on current top-dog Novak Djokovic and fan-favourite Rafael Nadal. Catch the trailer after the jump, then go...
News Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13 Swings Onto PS3 On March 27th In North America, March 30th In Europe
After a strong return to form with last year's iteration, EA Sports will be hoping to maintain the momentum of its chief golf simulator with Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13, due for release on March 27th in North America and March 30th in Europe
Developed by EA Tiburon, the latest version of the game will feature 22 golfers and 16 championship courses, in...
News Learn About Total Racquet Control in Grand Slam Tennis 2
Get a grip
We're now a matter of weeks from Grand Slam Tennis 2 and its promising PlayStation Move features, but what exactly is EA's "Total Racquet Control" system? The publisher has released the video below to explain its new control method in more detail, though it's actually for traditional controllers rather than Move; here's hoping...
News UK Sales Charts: FIFA 12 Maintains Its Reign At The Top Of The Charts
Buoyed no doubt by a strong week of football, FIFA 12 has held onto its position atop the UK sales charts for a third week running
With January ushering a mini-drought for new software releases, the chart is filled with familiar faces; with Battlefield 3, Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, Just Dance 3 and Skyrim all rounding out the top five. There...
News Trio Of Top Demos Pledged For PlayStation Store
Sony's announced that a batch of anticipated demos are days away from launching on the PlayStation Store. Amongst the retail samples include Final Fantasy XIII-2, Asura's Wrath and, our most anticipated, Grand Slam Tennis 2. The news comes via the American-arm of the PlayStation Blog, meaning the news relates to the US PlayStation...
News 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...
News 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...
News 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...
News Grand Slam Tennis 2 Celebrates Wimbledon In New Trailer
There's only so many times you can lift the "London Lawn Tennis" trophy before you start to long for the real thing
The Wimbledon license has been the achilles' heel of a number of top tennis titles over the years, but Grand Slam Tennis 2, it appears, won't suffer from the same flaw. In a chest beating trailer, EA's celebrated Grand Slam Tennis 2's...
News 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...
News 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...
News EA Slots the First FIFA Vita Video Home
It's a beaut
EA Sports' FIFA 12 looks good in stills, but it's even better when moving, as the sizzle trailer below shows. FIFA 12's due to launch with PS Vita in February 2012 so feast your eyes on what awaits.
News FIFA Football Volleys Onto PlayStation Vita In Time For Launch
Hey Europe, here's your killer-app
For real. It's no secret that FIFA is one of the biggest video game franchises here in Europe, and EA's upcoming PlayStation Vita release looks promising for a number of reasons. First and foremost, it's FIFA on the PlayStation Vita. There are no concessions nor compromises — this is the console FIFA experience...
News 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...
News 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...
News Latest FIFA Street Trailer Shows A Trick Shot Or Two
Man, we wished we could do some of these tricks
EA Sports' latest FIFA Street trailer offers 80 seconds of pure, unadulterated showboating. And it's awesome. Catch it after the break and turn green with envy.
News 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...
News FIFA Street Takes Place In More Exotic Locations Than Just The, Errr, Street
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.
News 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...
News FIFA Vita Could Be The System's Killer App In Europe
The biggest game in Europe right now is not Call Of Duty -- though of course Activision's first-person series still does gangbusters over here -- but instead FIFA
For years EA's soccer simulation lived in the shadows of Konami's Pro Evolution Soccer, but that's changed this generation. FIFA is the top-dog. And so when EA says that its planning on...
News 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...
News EA Sports Announces NFL Blitz Reboot For PlayStation Network
If there's any series that can prompt us to take interest in American Football, it's NFL Blitz
Hot on the heels of its horribly mismanaged NBA Jam reboot, EA's hoping to come good with a new version of NFL Blitz. Due out in January 2012 on the PlayStation Network, NFL Blitz will feature the same balls-to-the-wall arcade action as its predecessor...
News 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...
News EA Aiming For 'Best-In-Class' PlayStation Move Integration In Grand Slam Tennis 2
This is music to our ears
Regular readers will know just how much we love tennis games, and how long we've dreamed of a tennis game that gets PlayStation Move integration spot on. Well, EA's making all the right sounds when it comes to Grand Slam Tennis 2 on PlayStation 3. In an interview with Eurogamer, producer Thomas Singleton explained why the...
News UK Sales Chart: FIFA 12 Holds Onto Top Spot, RAGE & Dark Souls Debut
We told you FIFA 12 would hold onto the top of the UK sales charts for a good number of weeks
Not even an onslaught of new releases — RAGE and Dark Souls no less — could push the soccer sim from its perch, with both titles finishing second and third respectively. Elsewhere, there was room for Resistance 3 to re-emerge in the top-ten, while usual...
News FIFA 12 Scores Killer Debut Week
FIFA 12 has enjoyed the largest first-week sales than any other sports video game to date
Electronic Arts estimates that the soccer sim scored an impressive 3.2 million sales between September 27th and October 2nd. The company added that sales are up 23 percent over last year, and that October 1st was the busiest day for online gaming in EA Sports...
News Vote for Tiger Woods' Cover Co-Star for PGA Tour 13
Has to be a golfer, though
There's no Tiger Woods golf game due out this year — in fact, there are no golf games of any sort out before 2012, which may be some sort of record, we reckon. The next outing from the Tiger is the cleverly named Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13, and it's due out next March. You can start your participation now by helping EA to...
News UK Sales Charts: FIFA 12 Tops, Team ICO Does Decently
FIFA 12 has topped the UK sales charts for the week
No real surprise there. Expect it to maintain its position at the top until Battlefield. The new arrival sees F1 2011 pushed down into third, with Zumba Fitness, Dead Island and Deus Ex: Human Revolution in fourth, fifth and sixth respectively. Sony's ICO & Shadow Of The Colossus Collection had...
News SSX Characters To Slam Dunk Into NBA Jam: On Fire Edition
EA's always been great at cross-promotion
Play a game of FIFA 12 right now and you can't move without seeing an SSX logo. And the same will be true of NBA Jam: On Fire Edition. Kinda. The publisher has announced that three characters from its arcade snowboarding title will be jumping out of the snow and into the fire, as Elise, Kaori, and Mac all...
News FIFA Street Rebooted In March 2012
As the eager eyes over at VG247 noted this morning, EA's narrowed down the release date for its upcoming FIFA Street reboot from "early 2012" to the more specific "March 2012"
The date is mentioned on a pamphlet included inside new copies of FIFA 12. EA's been pretty secretive about FIFA Street up until now, but we expect the publisher to raise the...
News SSX Tempts You To Defy Reality With Big Synth Pads
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.
News First FIFA 12 Commercial Airs On TV, Internet
EA Sports (and PlayStation) aired the first FIFA 12 commercial over weekend
The spot popped up during Manchester United's demolition job against Arsenal. It's after the jump for your viewing pleasure. The commercial itself focuses on the love of football. It gets the message across. Expect the game to do absolute gangbusters when it launches next...
News Chelsea Chosen As New EA Sports Partner
Yet another FIFA powerhouse has been chosen to represent FIFA 12
West London's own Chelsea will assume a place of importance in showcasing and enhancing EA Sports' FIFA 12. The Blues' native home of Stamford Bridge will soon house a hub of FIFA 12-related activities such as tournaments and handouts on chosen matchdays. Fans will also be able to head...
News Wait, The Players In Grand Slam Tennis 2 Actually Look Realistic?
Tennis games have always suffered from poor character models
So much so, we have fond memories of writing into Official Dreamcast Magazine about the 'Resident Evil Tim Henman' in the original Virtua Tennis. It's been a few weeks since EA announced Grand Slam Tennis 2, but the publisher's been keeping a lid on its character models, prompting some...
GamesCom 2011 EA Talks Up Social Multiplayer For SSX
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...
GamesCom 2011 FIFA 12 Trailer Goes Heavy On The Buzz-Words
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...
GamesCom 2011 EA Sports Announces FIFA Street Reboot For PS3
EA opened its GamesCom conference earlier today with the announcement of a reboot for the FIFA Street franchise
The game — which is due on PlayStation 3 early next year — is gunning for depth, boasting twice as many moves as big-brother title FIFA 12. FIFA Street will also connect to EA Sports' Football Club service, allowing interoperability...
News EA Announces Grand Slam Tennis 2 For PlayStation 3
Regular readers will expect us to be going nuts right about now
We are. We're considering climbing onto our office roof and screaming words such as, "Yes! EA's making Grand Slam Tennis 2 for the PlayStation 3," but we suppose that would be a bit weird. Here's the hot news though: EA's making Grand Slam Tennis 2 for the PlayStation 3. The...