This could quite possibly be some of the best news I’ve heard in quite a while in regards to Electronic Arts (EA). It’s been known for quite a while that EA’s upcoming game Fuse will not require an Online Pass to play the multiplayer component of the game, but who knew that EA was actually listening to its fan base (for lack of a better word) when we say that Online Passes suck!
According to a recent interview with GamesBeat, EA senior director of corporate communications John Reseburg, told them that, “Yes we’re discontinuing Online Pass. None of our new titles will include that feature.”
I think the question remains is how EA will get around this. It’s not a matter of “if”…just “how” and “when”. This could have something to do with the possible success of micro-transactions through games like Mass Effect 3 and Dead Space 3. But, either way it’s good to see that they are doing away with these Online Passes that were “supposed to extend the server life” of games because the them being bought used. Which we all know that didn’t happen as most of the game servers are still taken down pretty much two years after the games have been released – mostly sports titles though.
Anyways, what are your thoughts on EA getting rid of the Online Passes? Perhaps EA is trying to get back on the right track with consumers…?Posted in: Microsoft, Mobile, News, Nintendo, PC, Site News, Sony Tags: EA, Electronic Arts, John Reseburg, Online Pass
Dark is in development over at Realmforge Studios, which is located in Munich, Germany and is being published by Kalypso Media (who just happens to own Realmforge Studios as well).
Dark puts you in the shoes of Eric Bane, a newly turned vampire who has no recollection of how he came to be a vampire. He sets off with his new found vampire powers in pursuit of his lost memories and to find out just what the heck is going on. There are various ways to go about playing Dark and obviously being a vampire, stealth is one of those choices… (more…)Posted in: Microsoft, News, PC Tags: dark, Kalypso Media, Realmforge Studios
In development at 2K Marin is the newest installment in the XCOM legacy of games titled The Bureau: XCOM Declassified. With the success that the first game on this generation of consoles it was only a matter of time before another one would be on the way. This game is not a direct sequel, in fact it’s not even played from the same perspective. At it’s core, The Bureau is still an XCOM game, but a few changes have been added to make use of the first person perspective that the game is played in. (more…)Posted in: Microsoft, News, Site News, Sony Tags: 2k games, 2K Marin, The Bureau: XCOM Declassified, XCOM
This is absolutely a movie I’d love to see! As you may remember, I gave Dead Space 3 a glowing review, as long as cheering on it’s Awakened DLC campaign. Obviously I’m a bit of a fan of the series and reading about this on Gamespot (referencing a Game Informer magazine article) sounds like a fantastic idea!
John Carpenter noted that the isolated setting of the USG Ishimura in the original Dead Space would make a natural fit for a film. Though I do love the sequels, it was definitely the feel of the original that drew me into the series. The feeling of being on a forgotten star ship and not knowing what was going on made for a powerful encouragement to proceed that only grew stronger as the game went on. Seeing this made into a movie would definitely be a ticket sale to me. (more…)Posted in: News Tags: dead space, John Carpenter, Movie
Don’t panic. I’ve been reading through the Facebook posts of the above recently released concept art from the latest Alice game, and I’m here to help sort out some concerns. It seems many fans took this glance at a section of the new game, Alice Otherlands, as a Facebook social game. American McGee seems to have personally responded to these concerns with the statement after the break. (more…)Posted in: News Tags: Alice, Alice: Otherlands, American McGee
Announced just a little over a week ago was Hellraid, coming from developer of the popular Dead Island franchise, Techland. Hellraid is essentially Dead Island meets Skyrim with four player co-op – which sounds like a win-win to me. Here is how the game is described on the official website in terms of playable classes:
Play in cooperation in a team of four heroes with different skills and weapon capabilities. Slaughter enemies with swords and axes as a Warrior. Heal and protect your friends with the Paladin’s defensive magic. Burn, freeze and electrocute demons with the Mage’s staff and kill with precision of the Rogue’s crossbow.
Today Techland released a brief gameplay trailer showing off a glimpse of what the combat in Hellraid will be like. Which, the entire combat system was taken from the Dead Island game and implemented into this game. For the trailer keep reading after the jump. (more…)Posted in: Microsoft, News, Sony Tags: Dead Island, Hellraid, Techland
Bethesda Softworks released a surprise announcement today, that is they are publishing a new Wolfenstein game. Titled Wolfenstein: The New Order, it is in development at Swedish developer MachineGames (which was founded back in 2009 by founders of Starbreeze Studios).
This new installment of Wolfenstein is set in an alternate universe where the Nazi’s won World War II and this game is thought as the “reimagining” of the franchise. So a new studio takes over a great franchise and hopefully they will make something spectacular of it - unlike the most recent attempt which received a 72/100 average over at Metacritic.
With the announcement of the Wolfenstein: The New Order is of course a new trailer, which you can see after the jump!Posted in: Microsoft, News, PC, Site News, Sony Tags: bethesda softworks, MachineGames, Wolfenstein, Wolfenstein: The New Order
Borderlands 2 will receive it’s second downloadable character (making the total six) on May 14th, 2013. This has just been confirmed via the ECHOcast on Twitter, which it appears that Krieg the Psycho has taken over! For those who love this game, such as me, this is a great way to get people back into the game and tide them over until the fourth campaign DLC releases. So, get ready for May 14th when You. Meat. Krieg.Posted in: Microsoft, News, Sony Tags: Borderlands, Borderlands 2, Borderlands 2 Krieg, Gearbox Software, Krieg, Krieg the Psycho
The House Of Mouse and publishing giant Electronic Arts have agreed to multi-game and multiyear agreement that will put the Star Wars brand in the hands of studios like Visceral, DICE, & Bioware. Of course Bioware is no stranger as they have put out one of the best Star Wars games ever created, in my opinion, Star Wars: The Knights Of The Old Republic. No, I’m not talking about that MMO one either. Unfortunately, I don’t think this means that the impressive and promising Star Wars 1313 game will be resurrected – but one can hope.
Electronic Arts will be handling the ‘core’ Star Wars games, while Disney will focus on the casual games – ranging from phones, tablets, consoles, & PC. Here’s hoping that we will get some quality titles out of this deal. For the official press release, keep reading after the jump. (more…)Posted in: Microsoft, Mobile, News, Nintendo, PC, Site News, Sony Tags: Disney, Disney Interactive, EA, Electronic Arts, star wars
That is, if the goal is reached. Road Rash, how I miss you. How I miss taking down P.E. No.1. The chains, the mace, and overall hectic motorcycle racing carnage. The first time I played Road Rash was back on Sega Genesis and I instantly fell in love with it. I’ve long wished for a reboot or a re-release over XBLA and/or PSN and it looks like that it’s a possibility – with your help, that is.
DarkSeas Games, based out of New Orleans, is looking to seek support (and I mean the financial kind) to help raise even more money for their stretch goal in their Kickstarter project titled: Road Rash Redemption. You can find the link the Kickstarter game here. The XBLA version would require $178,000 to become reality and as of now they are sitting at almost $110,000. So, that’s about $70,000 they need to raise over 5 days to get a XBLA version up and going. So please spread the word!
A fan trailer for Road Rash Redemption was created by one of the backers if you’re having trouble remembering what Road Rash is all about… (more…)Posted in: Microsoft, News Tags: DarkSeas Games, kickstarter, Raod Rash Redemption, Road Rash