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  • EA to launch line of sports equipment
    Gaming

    EA to launch line of sports equipment

    By 16 February 2009

    EA Sports has announced it will be teaming up with Toy Island to launch a line of branded sports equipment. Apparently designed to "bring the excitement of videogame simulation outside onto the fields of play", the products will feature infrared, motion...

  • EA date Godfather II game for Europe
    Gaming

    EA date Godfather II game for Europe

    By 14 February 2009

    EA and Paramount Digital Entertainment have confirmed that the Godfather II video game will be on the shelves in Europe on 10 April. The game sees players taking the role of a Don in the Corleone family, and allowing players to "carve out their own story...

  • Skate 2 - PS3 review
    Gaming 4.5 out of 5

    Skate 2 - PS3 review

    By 12 February 2009

    After years of genre domination, the Tony Hawks series of skateboarding titles was finally overtaken by EA’s Skate. Featuring a finger bending new control method utilising flicks of your analogue sticks, it proved that you didn’t have to be performing...

  • DICE confirms Bad Company 2 in development
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    DICE confirms Bad Company 2 in development

    By 5 February 2009

    DICE has confirmed the news from John Riccitiello yesterday that Battlefield: Bad Company 2 is in development. The sequel to last year’s blockbuster title is set to be released in the winter, and will again see the Bad Company crew battling it out in...

  • EA confirms Mass Effect 2 for 2010 release
    Gaming

    EA confirms Mass Effect 2 for 2010 release

    By 4 February 2009

    Electronic Arts has today confirmed a 2010 release date for Mass Effect 2. The game will apparently see a "multiple platform" release, but as yet which one they'll be hasn't been confirmed. We'd say you can safely put your money on PC and Xbox 360 though,...

  • EA to close 15 studios after $641 million loss
    Gaming

    EA to close 15 studios after $641 million loss

    By 4 February 2009

    Electronic Arts has reported a $641 million loss in its latest quarterly results, a huge jump from the $33 million loss recorded for the same period last year. As a result, the company has announced it will close 12 of its facilities, and increase redundancy...

  • Three new Spore titles unveiled
    Gaming

    Three new Spore titles unveiled

    By 26 January 2009

    Earlier in the month we got news of a new Spore expansion pack in the works called Spore Galactic Adventures, and EA has now confirmed a further three new additions to the Spore franchise that are under development. Alongside the announcement that 65...

  • EA takes Skate 2 to the streets of London
    Gaming

    EA takes Skate 2 to the streets of London

    By 23 January 2009

    To celebrate the launch of Skate 2, Electronic Arts sent four British skateboarders out into London in a race against time that pitted the skateboard against foot, car and train. The race spanned the transport trails from Waterloo to St Paul’s and then...

  • PS3 Red Alert 3 dated for March
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    PS3 Red Alert 3 dated for March

    By 21 January 2009

    EA has announced that its Command & Conquer Red Alert 3: Ultimate Edition will be released for PlayStation 3 in March, bringing the popular Command & Conquer franchise to Sony's console for the first time. The Ultimate Edition will include everything...

  • Lord of the Rings Conquest - Xbox 360 review
    Gaming 2.5 out of 5

    Lord of the Rings Conquest - Xbox 360 review

    By 21 January 2009

    As far as brand names go, The Lord of the Rings is one of the biggest and most iconic. Quite why the gaming world has had to suffer without a decent LotR title to gorge itself on is odd considering the wide variety of genre’s and gameplay styles that...

  • Burnout Paradise: Ultimate Box dated
    Gaming

    Burnout Paradise: Ultimate Box dated

    By 16 January 2009

    Criterion Games has announced it will be releasing Burnout Paradise: The Ultimate Box in February, and will see the debut of the game on PC. A special edition release, the Ultimate Box includes the award-winning Burnout Paradise game, the previously-released...

  • WOW character re-customisation launches in Europe
    Gaming

    WOW character re-customisation launches in Europe

    By 15 January 2009

    World of Warcraft gamers in Europe will now be able to get their hands on the character re-customisation service that launched in the US last month. The service is accessible from the "Manage Account" page on the official website and will enable gamers...

  • Mirror's Edge DLC dated
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    Mirror's Edge DLC dated

    By 14 January 2009

    EA has announced that the premium downloadable content for Mirror's Edge is set for release on 29 January for PS3, Xbox 360 and PC. The DLC was announced before Christmas, and consists of seven new Time Trial maps offering up nine new races. We posted...

  • EA announces PlayStation Home plans
    Gaming

    EA announces PlayStation Home plans

    By 13 January 2009

    EA has announced its plans to create a branded space within PlayStation Home, and is currently developing the EA Sports Complex to be launched in the spring. "We’re proud to support the PlayStation Home Beta with a very robust offering from EA Sports",...

  • First Spore expansion pack "Galactic Adventures" coming in spring
    Gaming

    First Spore expansion pack "Galactic Adventures" coming in spring

    By 9 January 2009

    Evolution game Spore is set to get its first expansion pack this spring, in the form of Galactic Adventures. Online retailers such as Amazon and Play have had the title listed for a week or so now, but EA made the official announcement today with an invite...

  • Thrustmaster unveils joystick with H.E.A.R.T
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    Thrustmaster unveils joystick with H.E.A.R.T

    By 9 January 2009

    Thrustmaster has unveiled a new joystick at CES in Las Vegas, that boasts "incredible" accuracy thanks to new magnetic sensor technology. The T.16000 M joystick features Halleffect Accurate Technology, or H.E.A.R.T as Thrustmaster so delicately markets...

  • PETA names Fable 2 "most animal friendly game" of 2008
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    PETA names Fable 2 "most animal friendly game" of 2008

    By 7 January 2009

    PETA has taken a break from slamming video games for their poor treatment of animals, to single out Xbox 360's Fable 2 for being 2008's "most animal-friendly game". At PETA's sixth annual Proggy Awards the organisation described Fable 2 as a "vegetarian's...

  • EA and Hasbro to launch games channel on Xbox Live
    Gaming

    EA and Hasbro to launch games channel on Xbox Live

    By 7 January 2009

    EA is set to launch its own gaming channel on Xbox Live, in association with Hasbro. Family board game favourites such as Scrabble, Boggle, Battleship, Yahtzee, Connect Four and Sorry! will be available to play on the channel under the Hasbro Family Game...

  • Gameloft named "best mobile games publisher of 2008" based on user reviews
    Gaming

    Gameloft named "best mobile games publisher of 2008" based on user reviews

    By 6 January 2009

    Ratings research has found that Gameloft was the best mobile games publisher in 2008 in terms of game quality and user reviews. PocketGamer.biz tracked review scores of mobile games released in 2008 and found that Gameloft came out on top, scoring an...

  • SkiGym simulator brings the slopes to your living room
    Gaming

    SkiGym simulator brings the slopes to your living room

    By 6 January 2009

    If doing yoga on your Wii Balance Board isn't quite cutting it when it comes to the thrill you like to get from sport, the SkiGym simulator may be something you want to consider. Promising to improve your skiing ability and give you a workout in the process,...

  • Microsoft to axe up to 15,000 jobs - report
    Gaming

    Microsoft to axe up to 15,000 jobs - report

    By 5 January 2009

    Reports from the US suggest that Microsoft is preparing to make as many as 15,000 employees of its 90,000 strong workforce redundant. It is thought that between 10 and 17% of both the company's full-time and contracted employees are to be axed, with rumours...

  • Xbox 360 modded car for ultimate gaming on the go
    Gaming

    Xbox 360 modded car for ultimate gaming on the go

    By 5 January 2009

    We've certainly seen some interesting Xbox 360 mods before, but we think this one pips it. Some Xbox 360 gaming fanatic has decided they can't spend one moment away from their beloved console, and fitted not just one - but two - 360s into their car. And...

  • Way of the Samurai 3 to port to Xbox 360
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    Way of the Samurai 3 to port to Xbox 360

    By 2 January 2009

    PlayStation are getting ready to wave goodbye to another exclusive series, as Way of the Samurai 3 is set to make the platform jump to Xbox 360. Originally released for PlayStation 3 in November, Way of the Samurai 3 debuted in Japan with 81,000 copies...

  • New Xbox Avatar clothes are all about colour
    Gaming

    New Xbox Avatar clothes are all about colour

    By 2 January 2009

    After the Christmas formal wear, the New Year clothes update has a whole lot of nu-rave about it. Guys can get colourful with dark purple jeans or green skinny fits and pink sweat bands, as well as a rave baseball cap and pixel art hoodie. Ladies on the...

  • Teen arrested for joking suicide to WoW rep
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    Teen arrested for joking suicide to WoW rep

    By 2 January 2009

    A 17-year-old boy from America who "jokingly" told a World of Warcraft rep that the game was making him suicidal, has been arrested. The teen was having an online conversation with a Blizzard Entertainment rep, when he told them that he was suicidal and...