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  • APP OF THE DAY: Dead Space review (iPad 2 / iPad / iPhone)
    Apps

    APP OF THE DAY: Dead Space review (iPad 2 / iPad / iPhone)

    By 21 April 2011

    On the whole, the App Store is awash with cuddly, sweet, garishly coloured applications, featuring characters that you'd rather hug than dismember. And even when you're asked to commit some kind of genocide - usually on the pig population - they laugh...

  • EA slashes prices on Dead Space for iPad and other iOS apps for EAster
    Apps

    EA slashes prices on Dead Space for iPad and other iOS apps for EAster

    By 20 April 2011

    EA Mobile, the application arm of the software company, is offering a large selection of its iPhone and iPad games at discount prices over the Easter bank holiday weekend (in the UK, at least). Including such games as Dead Space and Dead Space for iPad...

  • Portal 2   review
    Gaming 4.5 out of 5

    Portal 2 review

    By 20 April 2011

    In less capable hands, Portal 2 could have been a disaster. As part of Valve’s mighty Orange Box, the original felt like the sort of brilliant support act you sometimes find on a stadium tour, threatening to blow the main band - Half Life 2: Episode...

  • Pocket-lint Podcast #38
    Online

    Pocket-lint Podcast #38

    By 11 April 2011

    In the Pocket-lint Podcast this week, we talk about what happened when we threw Dan out of a perfectly good plane (mostly, the repercussions for him, his instructor and half of the English green belt), what's expected of the HTC Sensation, and Adobe's...

  • Warp hands-on
    Gaming

    Warp hands-on

    By 11 April 2011

    In the past, digitally-delivered games have often been overshadowed by their more expensive, boxed counterparts, yet anybody who's been following the titles appearing on XBLA and PlayStation Network lately will have seen some amazing games that can proudly...

  • Alice: Madness Returns hands-on
    Gaming

    Alice: Madness Returns hands-on

    By 8 April 2011

    American McGee is back, and he's brought Alice with him. Alice: Madness Returns is the long-awaited sequel to the strange and twisted take on Alice in Wonderland that was released at the end of 2000. Memorable for its inventiveness, beautifully gothic...

  • Portal 2 hands-on
    Gaming

    Portal 2 hands-on

    By 8 April 2011

    The original Portal was almost an afterthought, a bonus game for those who bought The Orange Box mainly for Half-Life 2 and its episodic extensions. However, the first-person puzzler was so addictive and ingeniously paced that it ended up overshadowing...

  • Shift 2: Unleashed - Need for Speed  review
    Gaming 4.5 out of 5

    Shift 2: Unleashed - Need for Speed review

    By 6 April 2011

    With 2009’s Need for Speed: Shift, Electronic Arts did the unthinkable; not just producing the first decent Need for Speed game in donkey’s years, but a sim-style racer that was a credible rival to Forza Motorsport and Gran Turismo. Sure, the handling...

  • Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12: The Masters   review
    Gaming 4.5 out of 5

    Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12: The Masters review

    By 1 April 2011

    For the first time in Pocket-lint’s memory, Electronic Arts has removed Tiger Woods’ image from the front of the latest in its PGA Tour golf game franchise, opting instead to make a tournament the star. But then, there’s no better golf tournament...

  • Crysis 2   review
    Gaming 4 out of 5

    Crysis 2 review

    By 25 March 2011

    Let’s kick off with the bad news: Crysis 2 is flawed. It has been streamlined and dumbed down in its transition to consoles, and the results will inevitably disappoint some fans of the PC-only original. The vast open jungles, swamps and icy wastes of...

  • EA slashes iPad game prices
    Gaming

    EA slashes iPad game prices

    By 24 March 2011

    You may or may not be aware, but there is the little matter of the iPad 2 launch in the UK on 25 March. The device goes on sale at 5pm UK time in the Apple Stores (1am online) and, to celebrate, EA has slashed the prices of all of its iPad titles, with...

  • Dragon Age 2   review
    Gaming 3.5 out of 5

    Dragon Age 2 review

    By 11 March 2011

    At the beginning of 2010, it was hard to imagine that Mass Effect 2 would feature quite so heavily in so many people’s Game of the Year round-ups. The first game was decent, but still a little disappointing. The sequel, however, was a masterpiece -...

  • VIDEO: David Haye motion captured for Fight Night Champion
    Gaming

    VIDEO: David Haye motion captured for Fight Night Champion

    By 4 March 2011

    If you’ve ever wondered what happens behind the scenes in making one of EA’s Fight Night games, then wonder no more.  Here we have a quick video of some of the motion capture that goes into building the models to ensure that the character movements...

  • Fight Night Champion   review
    Gaming 4 out of 5

    Fight Night Champion review

    By 4 March 2011

    Whether you’re a boxing fan or not, you have to admire what EA Sports has done with the Fight Night series. With Round 3 it created a game that helped define sports games for the current console generation, with pretty damn close to photorealistic graphics,...

  • Bulletstorm review
    Gaming 4.5 out of 5

    Bulletstorm review

    By 25 February 2011

    We’re not sure how Bulletstorm manages it, but there’s something about this Epic/People Can Fly co-production that’s brilliantly retro and excitingly fresh at the same time. For all its headline-grabbing Skillshots and ultra-violent spectacle, Bulletstorm...

  • EA Need for Speed Underground on BlackBerry Playbook hands-on
    Phones

    EA Need for Speed Underground on BlackBerry Playbook hands-on

    By 16 February 2011

    RIM is clearly trying to make owners of the new BlackBerry PlayBook feel like they can have fun too, with the promise of EA’s Need for Speed Undercover and Tetris shipping pre-installed on the device from launch. We nipped along to the RIM booth at...

  • Will EA stand by Andy Gray for FIFA 12?
    Gaming

    Will EA stand by Andy Gray for FIFA 12?

    By 27 January 2011

    It's probably not been the most enjoyable week for former Scottish footballer, and now former Sky Sports pundit, Andy Gray. On Saturday morning, he's watching Fernando Torres and Raul Meireles tear Wolves apart and by Tuesday he's out on his ear, fired...

  • Dead Space 2   review
    Gaming 4.5 out of 5

    Dead Space 2 review

    By 25 January 2011

    You think you know where you are with a game when a loading screen hint suggests that you use your Kinesis power to grab the dismembered limbs from nearby necromorphs and hurl them at their mates. First, that you're in that world of seriously scary sci-fi...

  • EA App Store sale means iOS domination
    Gaming

    EA App Store sale means iOS domination

    By 20 December 2010

    You may have read on Pocket-lint last week about EA's super Christmas sale for its iPad and iPhone games - with over 60 games being reduced to just 59p. And it looks as if the move has paid dividends to the gaming giant as it is now dominating the iOS...

  • EA iPhone and iPad Christmas super sale goes live
    Gaming

    EA iPhone and iPad Christmas super sale goes live

    By 17 December 2010

    EA is always good when it comes to reducing the prices for its App Store offerings, and now the gaming giant has launched its biggest ever iPad and iPhone games sale for the Holiday Season. "Giving an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch as a Christmas present?",...

  • Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Vietnam hands-on
    Gaming

    Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Vietnam hands-on

    By 9 December 2010

    As we've spent a couple of hours playing BFBC2 Vietnam on some of EA’s portable gaming stations in the back of a bar in central London. We thought it only fair to share that gaming experience with you. There’s no denying it, so we may as well deal...

  • Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit review
    Gaming 4.5 out of 5

    Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit review

    By 23 November 2010

    All that long-term fans of arcade racers need to know is that Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit looks and plays like the next-generation love child of Need for Speed 3 (also subtitled Hot Pursuit) and Burnout Revenge. In other words, it's phenomenal, and arguably...

  • VIDEO: Celebrity trio puts EA Sports Active 2 to the test
    Gaming

    VIDEO: Celebrity trio puts EA Sports Active 2 to the test

    By 19 November 2010

    As EA Sports Active 2 hits shop shelves around the UK, a video has been released which shows Ben Shephard, Melinda Messenger and Victoria Pendleton putting the game through its paces. The game, which is available on the Nintendo Wii, the Sony PS3, and...

  • Victoria Pendleton takes us for a spin through EA Sports Active 2
    Gaming

    Victoria Pendleton takes us for a spin through EA Sports Active 2

    By 11 November 2010

    What do you get if you cross an Olympic Gold cycling medallist with the latest sports flavoured video game from EA? EA Sports Active 2 for the Wii, the PS3, and Kinect, it turns out. We sat down with Victoria Pendleton to find out what the game is like...

  • APP OF THE DAY - Reckless Racing HD (iPad)
    Gaming

    APP OF THE DAY - Reckless Racing HD (iPad)

    By 25 October 2010

    There's no doubt about it, iPhone, and specifically, iPad games are becoming more advanced as time goes on. They're also being tarted up in the graphics department too. And while the sketchpad and doodle styles of some games still have a rustic look about...