Posts Tagged ‘Electronic Arts’

Flock To It: Mass Effect 3 PC Demo Available

By John Walker on February 15th, 2012.

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.

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SWTOR’s First Big Patch Incoming

By John Walker on January 9th, 2012.

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

By John Walker on January 4th, 2012.

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

By John Walker on January 1st, 2012.

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

By John Walker on December 21st, 2011.

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

By John Walker on December 19th, 2011.

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

By John Walker on December 8th, 2011.

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).

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You Can Buy Ultima VII!

By John Walker on November 29th, 2011.

This is what games look like.

Good Old Games have been adding a bunch of EA games in the last few weeks. But today’s requires a post. They’ve got hold of the complete Ultima VII, widely considered to be the best in the Ultima series. (Argue!) So in there is all the extra bits and bobs, The Black Gate, Forge Of Virtue, Serpent Isle and The Silver Seed. For $6/£3.85. Which is nice.

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Filling The Gulf: Battlefield 3 Heads To Oman

By John Walker on November 28th, 2011.

My brain hurts, okay.

All these bloody Karks, coming into our country marrying our jobs… I think they should all go Back To Karkand. I hate myself.

Look, let’s just move on. Just watch the latest BF3 video, showing the Gulf of Oman below.

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Are You Likely To Choose Jedi Consular?

By John Walker on November 28th, 2011.

Do not underestimate the sneaky-sneaky. Right, who's going to get wound up about an Adam Sandler quote?

Given the choice between being a Jedi Knight (nahyt) n. a mounted soldier serving under a feudal superior in the Middle Ages, and a Jedi Consular (kon-suhl) n. an official appointed by the government of one country to look after its commercial interests and the welfare of its citizens in another country, it seems hard to imagine why anyone would choose boring Mr. Government for Star Wars: The Old Republic. But the video below attempts to show you why melee lightsabre combat might be something worth avoiding in favour of making people dangle in the air like twits. And the sneaky-sneaky.

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New Pics For The Old Republic

By John Walker on October 27th, 2011.

I hate it when I get that nagging feeling that these are in fact older screenshots and there's been a mistake.

Well here’s a special thing – seven new Star Wars: The Old Republic screenshots that are a) mostly not rubbish, and b) not ruined by a giant and pointless BioWare logo! What better way to start the day? (Um, cuddles and pie, maybe?)

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RPS Exclusive Lack Of A Battlefield 3 Review

By John Walker on October 24th, 2011.

Well, it serves them right.

As you’ll have noticed, RPS is yet to have brought you a review of Battlefield 3. This is because, unfortunately, EA seemed to forget to give us a copy in advance of release. So instead, below is a picture of a puppy on a unicorn.

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New For Old: Old Republic Battle Footage

By Lewie Procter on August 18th, 2011.

ACTUAL SCREENSHOT
EA have been busy at Gamescom. Here they are showing what it looks like when a team of eight players go on a mission to stop a dangerous bloke escaping a prison, in Bioware’s upcoming space-friends MMO, The Old Republic. Here’s four minutes of unedited (but likely heavily rehearsed) in game footage:
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