Posts Tagged ‘Electronic Arts’

Gamescom: Six New Mass Effect 3 Shots

By John Walker on August 16th, 2011.

I like this one best.

Gamescom has produced six new screenshots of Mass Effect 3. Want to see them? Do you? I bet you do! Well… go on then. Being from BioWare there’s a bloody stupid logo obscuring half the picture on all of them. BioWare? Grow up. No one’s going to pretend it’s from their game. (Until Limbo Of The Lost 2, I suppose). And extremely disappointingly, despite the announcement of the official FemShep, ManShep continues to appear.

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Friendly: Battlefield 3 Reveals Co-Op Mode

By John Walker on August 16th, 2011.

Some not co-op.

The headline says it all, really. The single-player game of Battlefield 3, which hasn’t had much attention so far, will be playable with a chum. The demonstration was shown on PS3, meaning it looked nowhere near as good as the trailer that followed, with the two developers pretending to not know what they were doing (and to be playing). They totally rescued a hostage! They drove a tank together! They revived each other! But there you go – co-op. In Battlefield 3. Got it? Good. And new screenshots! Added below.

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Warhammer Online: Wrath Of Heroes Trailer

By John Walker on August 16th, 2011.

More cartoonish?

Freshly announced at Gamescom from EA comes Warhammer Online: Wrath Of Heroes. It’s an attempt by Mythic to take their MMO tech and reinvent it as a three-way, 6 v 6 v 6 battle game. It will also be free-to-play. The graphics are changed, with a more cel-shaded theme, which you can see in the trailer below.

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The Fade: Dragon Age II Gone From Steam

By Alec Meer on July 27th, 2011.

Caption: This is a man with a sword. I am on *fire* today.

Oh, I hope this isn’t a sign of a dark, headline-writing times to come. I don’t want to spend the rest of 2011 writing ‘Game X Gone From Steam’ every other day. The latest departure from the packed ranks of Steam is EA and Bioware’s Dragon Age II – and right on the eve of the launch of its new DLC Legacy.

Something which may be no coincidence.

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EA’s Non-GAAP Figures: PC Beating Consoles

By John Walker on July 27th, 2011.

This is what profits look like. Mmmmm, profits.

EA did one of their financial phonecalls last night. I’m so glad I don’t have to do those, telling lots of people I don’t know that I spent all my money on gadgets and Chinese takeaway. But within their announcements that The Old Republic is out-pre-ordering even Battlefield 3, there was one even juicier tidbit of information. When measured by EA’s non-GAAP accounting methods, PC is making them more money than either console.

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The Old Republic: This Year, For Deffo

By Alec Meer on July 22nd, 2011.

You too can do this by the end of the year

Riding high on the wave of fan contentment generated by news that upcoming MMO Star Wars: The Old Republic will absurdly cost between £45 and £130 (depending on which increasingly bonus-fatted version you want), EA/Bioware have dropped some more major news. Hopefully, this one isn’t quite so distressing.

Eurogamer brings word from EA of the closest we’ve had yet to a release date – “the second half of 2011.”
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Quickly, Catch 7 Minutes Of Battlefield 3

By John Walker on July 21st, 2011.

Oooh, EA won't like this.

Those keen-eyed newshawks at VG247 have spotted seven minutes of Battlefield 3 footage posted on YouTube, via BF3Blog. It’s a leak, and EA will surely stamp on it faster than an elephant doing a do-si-do, so look below as fast as your fingers can carry you.

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Origin Charging £45 For SW:TOR Pre-Orders!

By John Walker on July 21st, 2011.

Is this worth your life savings?

Update: GAME are now selling the Collector’s Edition for… £130!

Yesterday’s leak of the Star Wars: The Old Republic special edition has proven, not surprisingly, to be accurate. With ComicCon starting today, EA have somewhat pre-empted their in-show announcement by going official with the various packages on their site, perhaps in response to the rumours that swirled yesterday. However, while confirming everything that was expected (including that spunky mouse), they’ve yet to add a proper price to it all, despite claiming you can pre-order now. And as for the regular versions – the prices out there are looking ridiculous.

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Rumour: Is This Star Wars TOR’s Spec Ed?

By John Walker on July 20th, 2011.

Shiny.

How much do you think you’d pay for Star Wars: The Old Republic? Signs point toward BioWare/EA opting for an old-school subscription model, as well as charging for a boxed copy of the game to start – so very 2007. So, perhaps £30 for the game and £8-£10 a month thereafter? You’d be happy with that? Well, some rumours revealed by NeoGAF, as posted on BetaCake, seem to suggest you could opt to pay an awful lot more for a special edition. A special edition with an awful lot of stuff.

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HARDBACK: Andy McNab To Write BF3 Book

By John Walker on July 18th, 2011.

It's ridiculous how much time I waste on a joke people won't notice.

Forget about the blah blah Modern Warfare 3 site battle yawnwhocaresfest. There’s some important news (via CVG) that’s come out of the Battlefield 3 camp: a novelisation by none other than Andy McNab. OH YES. Read on for RPS’s world exclusive and completely false excerpt!

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EA’s Latest Shutdowns Barely Touch PC

By John Walker on July 13th, 2011.

Driving off into the sunset.

EA’s latest wave of games having their internets switched off only grazes the PC this time. Beyond the demo for Battlefield 2142, the only PC title in there is 2005’s Need For Speed: Most Wanted. The full list is below, with the PC games in bold. Thanks to Eurogamer, from whom I’m wantonly stolen the list.

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Bejeweled: EA Buying PopCap For $750m

By John Walker on July 12th, 2011.

How could I not reuse Brendan's awesome pic?

Further proof that you should believe every rumour you read comes with the non-shock news that EA have bought PopCap. Perhaps the real shock here is for how much: $750 million.

Man, Simon PopCap and family are rich tonight!

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Digital Battlefield: No Steam Release For BF3?

By Lewie Procter on July 11th, 2011.

Jim and Alec missed these Staring Eyes when they used this image. Old men running RPS.

Over the weekend, or at least I noticed it over the weekend, EA stuck up “A list of digital retailers who will be selling Battlefield 3″ onto Battlefield.com. I had a good look at it at, but it’s curiously now been taken down. It included the likes of Gamersgate, Impulse, Direct2Drive, and EA’s own (sort of) brand new download service, Origin. Nearly 100 different digital distributors were listed in total, but conspicuous by its absence, it seems there are currently no plans for Battlefield 3 to be made available on Steam.

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