Posts Tagged ‘Electronic Arts’

Medal Of Honor: Warfighter

I think I can see the last original idea we had!

One of the hoary old jokes we lazy gaming hacks like to do is dismissively refer to “ManShooter VIII” or “Gears Of Duty MCVIIXI”, sneering at the homogenisation of the mainstream industry. But really, the sarcasm is going to be undetectable if games keep calling themselves Warface and Warfighter. The latter is, of course, the moniker of the second Medal Of Honor game in the rebooted series. And there’s another trailer of its single player (sort of) below.

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Hmmm: The Old Republic “Looking At” Free-To-Play


No, BioWare hasn’t suddenly made a lightspeed jump to F2P, but – speaking with GamesTM – it changed its tune quite a bit from “subscription-based forever.” So then, the obvious (in almost every situation ever in the whole of human history) question: why? Well, it’s certainly hard to ignore SWTOR‘s 400,000-person slide into the subscriber Sarlacc Pit, but BioWare contends that there’s more to it than that.

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Medal of Honor: Worf Fighter Fights Some More War

Fight, Worf! Fight!

Here is a controversial statement: aubergines are horrible.

Here is another controversial statement: I don’t think there’s an upcoming videogame I’m less interested in than Danger Close’s Medal of Honor: Wharf-fighter. It’s not really its fault, or its developers’ fault. They’re taking advantage of commercial realities, and even if said commercial realities are deeply disappointing to any gamer with more than six brain cells to rub together it only makes sense for a large corporation to pander to them, I suppose. I personally am just so past caring about pretending to be a semi-contemporary soldier who repeatedly shoots men from other countries. Don’t mind me being all bitter-pants over here though. Have a look at the shootybangbang shoot shoot bang bang shoot bang shoot bang bang bang shoot shoot shoot bang bang shoot shoot shoot shoot shoot shoot shoot shoot shoot shoot shoot bang footage that came out of E3 below, if you must.
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Flock To It: Mass Effect 3 PC Demo Available

Gloomy bastards.

There’s a demo of Mass Effect 3 out. And I don’t want to play it. The culmination of a years-long series, heavily focused on the story of Shepard versus the Reapers, is something I want to approach fresh and clean, not over-burdened by hints and experience. But that’s me – you may want to dive head first into the demo that offers two missions from the game, and lets you create a unique Shepard for the experience, I think. There’s also a glimpse of the multiplayer co-op doodah, but that’s not unlocking until the 17th – er, unless you have a Battlefield 3 online pass activated, and then it works today? Good grief, really? To get the demo you’ll need to head here, and then log in via Origin.

SWTOR’s First Big Patch Incoming

This is what it looks like when a game gets patched.

For all the grumbles you may have read, Star Wars: The Old Republic is undoubtedly one of the most remarkably complete and solid MMO releases we’ve seen so far. It’s where most MMOs get in about six months. And this patch adds more content. But there are still things to fix, and the first major patch (ie. one that doesn’t just remove an exploit) is due very soon. In fact, as Eurogamer point out it’s been released on the test servers, which means we know what’s in it.

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Mass Effect 3 Has Fat Monsters: PROOF

The sillybilly, he's gone and put his bones on the outside.

Anyone who’s not looking forward to the conclusion of the Mass Effect trilogy is an idiot. That’s the official word given via the parliamentary press secretary for David Cameron, speaking to a field of bees this morning. And if you needed any more proof, there are five new screenshots of the game out today, each emblazoned by BioWare’s ludicrously pointless logos, and one of them showing a big fat alien monster. Like you can resist clicking onward.

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SWTOR Ban For High Level Looting? Unlikely

Are there demons in there?

Oh goodness me, can this really be true? A pic of an email is circulating this morning purporting to be a communication from EA, informing a player that their account has been banned from playing Star Wars: The Old Republic, because their character visited, and looted within, a high level area. Because, they say, this violates their terms of service. If this proves to be the case, and that’s purely the reason, it may be the most ridiculous EA ban yet. However, there are a lot of reasons to assume it’s either a fake, or things are a lot more complicated. Take a look.

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BioWare: SWTOR Queues Are Here To Stay

This is me. Come say hi!

We at RPS know what it’s like to be too popular. Unable to walk from our Limousines to the exclusive clubs and restaurants we frequent without being assaulted by mobs of screaming, frantic fans, we completely understand the challenge it offers. And BioWare/EA are discovering the same with Star Wars: The Old Republic. The queues: they are long.

Which is a bit of a shame in your first week. With queues for servers sometimes stretching to over two hours, it is a bit offputting. And BioWare are warning it’s not going to get better soon.

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Le Remorque Pour Les Kingdoms Of Amular

une légende!

Bonjour! Je suis le happy de vous bring les nouvelles il ya un nouveaux Royaumes de Amular: Reckoning vidéo, et pour some raisons, il est en français. Eh bien, il a subtitles français. C’est sous!

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Not So Far, Far Away: The Old Republic

This could be you, in less than a week!

If you’re one of the lucky ones able to access your Origin account, and you’ve pre-ordered The Old Republic, you’ll be pleased to learn you’re going to get access to it a week early. Which is in five days! Five days! Coo lummee – it feels like this game’s been in development for over a thousand years. I’ve certainly been to a thousand preview events. And it’s any pre-order that gets you early access, not just one of the fancy special editions. You also get 30 days of “free” play (I love the idea that it’s free, after you’ve just spent £30 on the game), before the tithing begins at £9 a month (with discounts for buying in lumps).