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  • Best iPad games for gamers
    Gaming

    Best iPad games for gamers

    By 26 May 2010

    So you've got an iPad, and now you want to play some games on it because your PSP and Nintendo DSi are so, well yesterday. Don't panic, we are talking gamer's games here, none of those casual iPad games like Scrabble or Air Hockey that your mum and dad...

  • VIDEO: Star Wars - The Old Republic MMORPG features revealed
    Gaming

    VIDEO: Star Wars - The Old Republic MMORPG features revealed

    By 14 May 2010

    Just how cool is this MMORPG looking? Especially the bit where all the Sith lightsabers come on in the dark... In Star Wars geek speak, that's awesome! We're also excited by lead writer Daniel Erickson's comment that the full street edition of the game...

  • EA brings FIFA to Facebook
    Gaming

    EA brings FIFA to Facebook

    By 11 May 2010

    EA Sports stories are like buses. You wait ages for one and then two come in quick succession. Hot on the heels of the news that EA plans to charge secondary owners of its sports titles to access online content, the game-giant has also announced that...

  • EA to charge for online content on pre-owned sports titles
    Gaming

    EA to charge for online content on pre-owned sports titles

    By 11 May 2010

    EA is planning to charge gamers for accessing online content on its sports titles. Starting with next month's release of Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11, an online passcode will be provided with the game when bought new. Once this code has been used, subsequent...

  • FIFA World Cup 2010 - PS3 review
    Gaming 4 out of 5

    FIFA World Cup 2010 - PS3 review

    By 29 April 2010

    World Cup tie-ins - a mug's game? From the wretched World Cup Carnival in 1986 through to EA's last World Cup effort 20 years later, it's hard to think of one that has really been worth buying. In a world where even FIFA's annual releases come with a...

  • Sims 3 coming to consoles
    Gaming

    Sims 3 coming to consoles

    By 27 April 2010

    EA has confirmed that it's planning to bring the Sims 3 franchise to consoles. The Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii, Sony PS3 and Nintendo DS will all be getting versions of the title, which will differ from platform to platform. "We're bringing players the best...

  • EA Need for Speed MMO driving your way
    Gaming

    EA Need for Speed MMO driving your way

    By 18 March 2010

    EA has begun testing, within closed beta, a Massive Multiplayer Online (MMO) version of its racing game series, Need for Speed. Called Need for Speed World, the new game, due out on the PC in the summer, hopes to emulate popular online games like World...

  • Rock Band 3 confirmed, due Christmas 2010
    Gaming

    Rock Band 3 confirmed, due Christmas 2010

    By 10 March 2010

    Harmonix looks set to keep on expanding its Rock Band franchise, officially announcing Rock Band 3, which will be coming out in time for Christmas 2010. It'll be created by Harmonix, published by MTV Games and distributed by Electronic Arts. The company...

  • EA Sports Active 2.0 gets you working out whilst playing games
    Gaming

    EA Sports Active 2.0 gets you working out whilst playing games

    By 10 March 2010

    EA is taking exercising in front of your games console to the next level with the announcement of a new version of EA Sports Active dubbed, wait for it, EA Sports Active 2.0. Rather than just being an update of the previous version that first came...

  • Battlefield: Bad Company 2 - Xbox 360   review
    Gaming 4.5 out of 5

    Battlefield: Bad Company 2 - Xbox 360 review

    By 8 March 2010

    The original Battlefield: Bad Company was one of the great near misses of the current console generation. The team at DICE did its level best to mix the wide open maps, freeform gameplay and vehicular mayhem of multiplayer Battlefield with the more structured,...

  • Sims 3 coming to consoles in Q3
    Gaming

    Sims 3 coming to consoles in Q3

    By 9 February 2010

    Looks like EA Games is bringing its record-breaking game - The Sims 3 - to consoles. In EA's financial reports, which have just been issued, a placeholder called "The Sims 3 on Console Title" is present - scheduled for a Q3 release (i.e. in time for Christmas)....

  • Win a copy of Dante's Inferno for the PS3
    Gaming

    Win a copy of Dante's Inferno for the PS3

    By 8 February 2010

    To celebrate the launch of the film version of "Dante’s Inferno" on DVD, Pocket-lint has two copies of the coming-soon game to give away for the PS3. "Anime, gaming and animation fans can venture into the nine gates of hell not once, but twice this...

  • Dante's Inferno -  Xbox 360 review
    Gaming 3 out of 5

    Dante's Inferno - Xbox 360 review

    By 8 February 2010

    Ah, Dante's Inferno: the game where EA surprises us all with a sensitive, literate take on the first part of Dante Alighieri's 14th Century Masterpiece, The Divine Comedy, taking us on the poet's imaginary journey through the nine circles of Hell, led...

  • Mass Effect 2 - Xbox 360   review
    Gaming 4.5 out of 5

    Mass Effect 2 - Xbox 360 review

    By 3 February 2010

    Mass Effect was a triumph on so many levels that it's almost churlish to point at the few areas where it fell short. Bioware took a major risk in trying to fuse its classic RPG style with a more action-oriented experience, yet for the most part the gamble...

  • Army of Two: The 40th Day - PS3   review
    Gaming 3 out of 5

    Army of Two: The 40th Day - PS3 review

    By 19 January 2010

    It's easy to understand why some original game properties merit a sequel. In some cases, the first game is so brilliant that everyone is left wanting more, hence Modern Warfare 2, Bioshock 2 and Mass Effect 2. In others, it's a chance to turn a half-decent...

  • EA Sports to add own peripherals to gaming catalogue
    Gaming

    EA Sports to add own peripherals to gaming catalogue

    By 8 January 2010

    Games publisher EA Sports has signed an agreement to launch a range of peripheral controllers to work with its popular games on computers, consoles and mobile platforms everywhere. Sakar International Inc. has been chosen to make fitness controllers for...

  • Left 4 Dead 2 - Xbox 360 review
    Gaming 3.5 out of 5

    Left 4 Dead 2 - Xbox 360 review

    By 18 December 2009

    The zombies are back, and you are tasked once again with eradicating the undead from the face of the earth as you try to escape to safety. But is Left 4 Dead 2 just more of the same, or has it changed for the second outing? We grabbed a shotgun to find...

  • Sony PS3 motion controller dubbed "Gem"
    Gaming

    Sony PS3 motion controller dubbed "Gem"

    By 11 December 2009

    While launch details are still a big secret for Sony's motion controller for the PlayStation 3 console, one thing has been revealed - the codename for the device. EA's CEO John Riccitiello has let slip that Sony has been referring to the motion-sensing...

  • EA announces new Medal of Honour
    Gaming

    EA announces new Medal of Honour

    By 4 December 2009

    Medal of Honor is to return to the front line, in a modern instalment that will see the WWII franchise hit Afghanistan. Perhaps inspired by the current Call of Duty success, Electronic Arts has announced that in 2010, Medal of Honor, will introduce the...

  • Best Video Games 2009 nominations
    Gaming

    Best Video Games 2009 nominations

    By 16 November 2009

    Here are the nominations for Best Video Game in The Vodafone Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2009. The following products were chosen because we feel they represent the best video games on sale in the last 12 months that are available in the UK. The nominations...

  • EA announces loss, 1500 jobs to go
    Gaming

    EA announces loss, 1500 jobs to go

    By 11 November 2009

    After revealing a net loss of $390 million for the the second quarter of 2009 (an even bigger negative than the loss of $310 million in Q2 2008) EA has announced cost-cutting measures. Those measures include cutting its workforce by 17% - seeing a loss...

  • 3D gaming coming to a BlackBerry near you
    Gaming

    3D gaming coming to a BlackBerry near you

    By 9 November 2009

    RIM, the maker of the BlackBerry handsets, is hoping to appeal to gamers in the future with an announcement that it will be supporting the OpenGL ES technology in its handsets. The news, which was announced at the company's developer conference in San...

  • EA acquires Playfish
    Gaming

    EA acquires Playfish

    By 9 November 2009

    Electronic Arts has confirmed it is to acquire social games giant Playfish. Playfish will be incorporated into EA Interactive, a division of EA that produces games for the Web and mobile devices. EA will purchase the company that specialises in Facebook...

  • The Beatles Rock Band - Xbox 360   review
    Gaming 3.5 out of 5

    The Beatles Rock Band - Xbox 360 review

    By 6 November 2009

    Of all the bands that have a difficult relationship with digital music, The Beatles stand above AC/DC, Metallica and Pink Floyd as the most troublesome. Apple Corps has a long-standing dispute with EMI that prevents the Fab Four's music from being available...

  • Left 4 Dead 2 - Xbox 360 / PC - First Look   review
    Gaming 0 out of 5

    Left 4 Dead 2 - Xbox 360 / PC - First Look review

    By 30 October 2009

    Valve is widely regarded as one of the best videogame developers active today. As creators of Half-life, Half-life 2, and Left 4 Dead, and buying up the mod teams responsible for Portal, Counterstrike, Team Fortress and Day of Defeat, the company has...