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  • FIFA 12   review
    Gaming 4.5 out of 5

    FIFA 12 review

    By 29 September 2011

    It's harder to write a FIFA 12 review than you might think. It was doddle when Pro Evolution Soccer was a viable contender, but it's been a fair few generations since that particular franchise has been in the same stadium, let alone on the same pitch....

  • APP OF THE DAY: Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12 review (iPad / iPhone / iPod touch)
    Gaming

    APP OF THE DAY: Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12 review (iPad / iPhone / iPod touch)

    By 28 September 2011

    He may have been more famous of late for having ill-begotten dalliances with ladies and trees, but Tiger Woods is still a top notch athlete and sportsman. His golf may not be as awe-inspiring as it was in his heyday, but his technique and ability should...

  • FIFA 12 full game, available on Xbox Live this weekend
    Gaming

    FIFA 12 full game, available on Xbox Live this weekend

    By 23 September 2011

    EA Sports Season Ticket holders will be able to download the full version of FIFA 12 from Xbox LIVE on Saturday 24 September, 6 days ahead of its official release.  The EA Sports Season Ticket was announced back in August, and this is the first big title...

  • FIFA 12 iPad pictures and hands-on
    Gaming

    FIFA 12 iPad pictures and hands-on

    By 23 September 2011

    FIFA 12 iPad will turn your tablet into a football console game capable of making any iPhone owner weep tears of joy. First demoed at E3, FIFA 12 for the iPad will let you use the Apple device as a screen, while using a Bluetooth-connected iPhone or iPod...

  • Battlefield 3: Operation Guillotine pictures and hands-on
    Gaming

    Battlefield 3: Operation Guillotine pictures and hands-on

    By 16 September 2011

    We took a short trip out of the office to see EA Games at its swanky Guildford office. The purpose of this visit was to play a segment from a Battlefield 3 single player mission. To say we were excited is a bit of an understatement. What follows may contain...

  • Tech deal: Tetris now free to download from Android Market
    Apps

    Tech deal: Tetris now free to download from Android Market

    By 30 August 2011

    EA Mobile has teamed up with Blue Planet Software, the company that manages the exclusive licensing rights to the Tetris brand, to bring Tetris to your Android mobile phone. Not only that, but it'll be free too. Clearly Tetris needs no introduction; the...

  • VIDEO: The Inbetweers Movie - Sims style
    Online

    VIDEO: The Inbetweers Movie - Sims style

    By 17 August 2011

    Timed for the release of The Inbetweeners Movie today, Electronic Arts has parodied the film's trailer by remaking it using The Sims 3. And, unlike many games-related remakes, we've got to admit that EA has got the four main characters from the film (and...

  • EA CEO gives 3D gaming a dressing down
    Gaming

    EA CEO gives 3D gaming a dressing down

    By 2 August 2011

    The CEO of Electronics Arts, John Riccitiello, has given 3D gaming somewhat of a dressing down, casting doubts regarding its profitability. When 3D saw its re-emergence back in 2010, the web was awash with excitement on how it was going to change the...

  • EA mobile gaming gets a power-up with PopCap acquisition
    Gaming

    EA mobile gaming gets a power-up with PopCap acquisition

    By 13 July 2011

    EA, already a massive player in the mobile gaming arena, has purchased Bejeweled publisher PopCap Games in a deal that could be worth up to $1.3 billion. EA has paid $650 million, plus $100m in stock, with the deal expected to be finalised in August....

  • EA announces cross platform mobile and PC connectivity for Origin network
    Gaming

    EA announces cross platform mobile and PC connectivity for Origin network

    By 8 July 2011

    EA's Origin download and social network has finally found a home on mobiles - with the company announcing that it would function on both PC and smartphones.  Origin is EA's gaming download store and social network, similar to Valve's Steam except with...

  • EA on search for female face for Need for Speed
    Gaming

    EA on search for female face for Need for Speed

    By 4 July 2011

    Electronic Arts has announced a competition for female petrol heads complete with 10,000 euro prize pot.  The aim is to find a new female face for the Need For Speed franchise. The competition begins with a UK regional competition, which can be entered...

  • EA: Pre-order FIFA 12 to enjoy free goodies
    Gaming

    EA: Pre-order FIFA 12 to enjoy free goodies

    By 1 July 2011

    EA wants to make sure lots of people pre-order the latest edition of FIFA, FIFA 12 when it comes out later this year. How do we know that? Because those that do order before the 27 September in North America and 30 September in the rest of the world...

  • Shadows of the Damned review
    Gaming 3.5 out of 5

    Shadows of the Damned review

    By 29 June 2011

    Shadows of the Damned is - unquestionably - one of those “love it or hate it” experiences. Admittedly, the “hate it” side is holding most of the ammunition. The result of a collaboration between Shinji Mikami, creator of Resident Evil, and Suda51,...

  • PopCap being picked up for over $1 billion
    Apps

    PopCap being picked up for over $1 billion

    By 23 June 2011

    PopCap, the mastermind behind the hugely addictive Plants vs Zombies and Bejeweled is set to be bought for in excess of $1 billion.  Current rumours point to Electronic Arts as the buyer. Zynga had allegedly been involved in the deal but as TechCrunch's...

  • E3 Quick Play: Mass Effect 3
    Gaming

    E3 Quick Play: Mass Effect 3

    By 15 June 2011

    Available for the first time on three platforms – Xbox 360, PS3, and PC, Mass Effect is back (well kind of if you count a March 2012 release date being back). Still will it be any good, will the wait be worthwhile, and what happens to Commnander Shepard?...

  • E3 Quick Play: Battlefield 3
    Gaming

    E3 Quick Play: Battlefield 3

    By 14 June 2011

    Battlefield is back and ready for you to play the third instalment of the multiplayer game, but can it compare to the second outing, will it beat Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, and has it got enough to take out Ubisoft’s Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon...

  • E3 Quick Play: Need for Speed The Run
    Gaming

    E3 Quick Play: Need for Speed The Run

    By 14 June 2011

    EA has brought the Need For Speed franchise back once again, this time with Need for Speed The Run, a game that for the first time involves you getting out of the car. Wait, what? That’s right there are elements you control that aren’t behind a wheel,...

  • The Sims gets Social with Facebook
    Gaming

    The Sims gets Social with Facebook

    By 7 June 2011

    One is a virtual world full of oddballs where the aim is to manipulate the popularity of your subjects....and the other is a popular game from EA. That's right, it's time for two virtual worlds to collide with The Sims Social being released onto Facebook...

  • VIDEO: Mass Effect 3 gets Kinect support, demoed
    Gaming

    VIDEO: Mass Effect 3 gets Kinect support, demoed

    By 6 June 2011

    EA has demoed Mass Effect 3 due out in March 2012, with the Kinect accessory at Microsoft’s press conference at E3 in LA. Although Kinect isn’t actually needed for the game, those that do have the motion sensory bolt-on for their Xbox 360 console...

  • EA Origin PC download store to rival Steam
    Gaming

    EA Origin PC download store to rival Steam

    By 3 June 2011

    Electronic Arts is taking on digital download store Steam by creating its own download store for gamers looking to get the latest EA titles. Called Origin and available at www.origin.com, gamers can find, purchase and download all the best content from...

  • E3 2011 preview: The hottest games to watch out for
    Gaming

    E3 2011 preview: The hottest games to watch out for

    By 3 June 2011

    The year’s biggest gaming convention, E3 2011, is about to kick off in Los Angeles (on Monday 6 June) and the great and the good of the gaming world will be there, including Pocket-lint. And while there are still plenty of surprises to be had, a few...

  • VIDEO: Fifa 12 player impact engine revealed
    Gaming

    VIDEO: Fifa 12 player impact engine revealed

    By 2 June 2011

    Remember that early Fifa 12 footage which detailed gameplay and features? Well it got taken down, thankfully however video of the game has returned, this time in official form.  The footage details the game's new impact engine, which is what is responsible...

  • VIDEO: FIFA 12 footage and features leaked
    Gaming

    VIDEO: FIFA 12 footage and features leaked

    By 20 May 2011

    Console footage of the next instalment in Electronic Arts' FIFA franchise, FIFA 12, has been leaked online. The shakycam video shows a whole raft of new features, including realistic player injuries, and a new impact engine that results in some graphically...

  • Shadows of the Damned hands-on
    Gaming

    Shadows of the Damned hands-on

    By 11 May 2011

    If there was one word to describe EA's forthcoming darkly humorous horror shooter, that would be "bonkers". Admittedly, thanks to Dizzy Rascal and a whole generation of teenagers and clubbers, it's an overused adjective at the moment, but never has it...

  • FIFA 12 for 3DS adds 3D street football
    Gaming

    FIFA 12 for 3DS adds 3D street football

    By 10 May 2011

    Konami has had a long old time to get its claws into 3DS football-sim fans with its PES 2011 3D title. But now there's a new kid in town, and a familiar nemesis for the Pro-Evo series. That's right, we're talking EA with FIFA, who has announced that FIFA...