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Contract wrangles and player strops: FIFA 12 to get super-realistic

Contract wrangles and player strops: FIFA 12 to get super-realistic

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EA's FIFA creative director Gary Paterson has hinted that the next instalment of the popular football franchise, FIFA 12, could include player stories and hinted that sagas like Wayne Rooney's contract dispute are "interesting" in terms of the game."I... >>

Will EA stand by Andy Gray for FIFA 12?

Will EA stand by Andy Gray for FIFA 12?

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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
4.5 stars

Dead Space 2

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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

EA App Store sale means iOS domination

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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

EA iPhone and iPad Christmas super sale goes live

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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

Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Vietnam hands-on

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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
4.5 stars

Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit

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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... >>

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

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

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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)

APP OF THE DAY - Reckless Racing HD (iPad)

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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... >>

APP OF THE DAY - The Sims 3 (iPhone / iPod touch)

APP OF THE DAY - The Sims 3 (iPhone / iPod touch)

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Not all apps featured in Pocket-lint's App of the Day have to be new. Indeed, some of the best applications, games and utilities out there have been knocking around for a fair while. After all, we've all been playing Angry Birds for months now, but it... >>

EA buys Angry Birds publisher, but fails to snap up Angry Birds

EA buys Angry Birds publisher, but fails to snap up Angry Birds

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Electronic Arts has swooped in and bought Angry Birds publisher Chillingo for a cool $20 million dollars. However, the deal doesn't include the publisher's hit game, Angry Birds, as it doesn't own the rights."By acquiring Chillingo, EA Mobile is increasing... >>

Launch games for Kinect - all you need to know

Launch games for Kinect - all you need to know

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Microsoft's hotly anticipated Kinect for the Xbox 360 will finally be landing in November, and is set to take on the mighty Nintendo Wii as well as Sony's recently launched PlayStation Move. Only time will tell which one will be the victor of the motion-based... >>

EA unveils its Windows Phone 7 line-up

EA unveils its Windows Phone 7 line-up

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One of the key features that Microsoft was keen to big-up at the Windows Phone 7 launch on Monday was the Xbox LIVE game hub on the console and, in particular, the games partnership with EA.And now EA has revealed exactly what WP7 Xboxers can expect from... >>

Medal of Honor
3.5 stars

Medal of Honor

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Medal of Honor and Call of Duty have always had an interesting relationship. Activision's FPS behemoth was born from EA's FPS franchise, when the disaffected team that created Medal of Honor: Allied Assault split off to form Infinity Ward and make its... >>

FIFA 11: The fastest selling sports game ever

FIFA 11: The fastest selling sports game ever

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FIFA 2011 is the fastest selling sports game of all time, according to its makers EA.The gaming giant has announced that, following its release in the States on 28 September and Europe 3 days later, the football sim has sold over 2.6 million copies and... >>

Medal of Honor drops Taliban option

Medal of Honor drops Taliban option

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Electronic Arts has decided to ditch the controversial playable Taliban option from the forthcoming reboot of Medal of Honor, after bowing to pressure from the US military as well as friends and relatives of soldiers involved in the War in Afghanistan.In... >>

APP OF THE DAY - FIFA 11 (iPhone/iPod touch)

APP OF THE DAY - FIFA 11 (iPhone/iPod touch)

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Not expected until October, the iPhone and iPod touch version of FIFA 11 has arrived on iTunes a day before its console big brother hits the stores, presumably to capitalise on the buzz by offering fans something to play before their Xbox 360 and PS3... >>

FIFA 11
4.5 stars

FIFA 11

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To be completely honest, FIFA 10 was such a massive shake up for the franchise that, with FIFA 11, Electronic Arts could have released a mere update, relying on tweaks and fresh rosters. The software company even enhanced the gameplay a tad in the summer,... >>

Scrabble for Kindle gives you a break from reading

Scrabble for Kindle gives you a break from reading

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The Amazon Kindle ebook reader is for reading books isn't it? Well that was until EA decided that it would launch Scrabble for the device, bringing with it a chance to have a break from reading your favourite novel."With Scrabble for Kindle play the game... >>

FIFA 11 demo now available for download

FIFA 11 demo now available for download

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EA Sports has released the Xbox 360, PS3 and PC versions of its highly-anticipated playable demo of FIFA 11, on Xbox Live, PlayStation Store and www.fifa.easports.com respectively.The demo allows you to play two 3-minute halves in the Estadio Santiago... >>

FIFA 11 Career Mode blog reveals all

FIFA 11 Career Mode blog reveals all

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The second part of FIFA 11 producer Marcel Kuhn's blog has hit, detailing the forthcoming title's Career Mode and teasing with a swathe of new, related screengrabs.In it, he talks about an entire season played with VfB Stuttgart, and reveals how the improved... >>

APP OF THE DAY - Risk (iPhone)

APP OF THE DAY - Risk (iPhone)

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Today's app of the day is all about dominating the world, one country at a time, because we figured that given the chance, that's probably what you would like to do, I mean who wouldn't want to rule Australia right? Of course you can't really rule the... >>

The Sims goes medieval

The Sims goes medieval

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EA has announced that it will be launching a medieval version of The Sims, which will let you put your family in the dungeon.The new series, currently in development, will place your characters in the Middle Ages."For the first time, players can create... >>

Crysis 2 gets two special editions

Crysis 2 gets two special editions

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EA has confirmed that it will be launching two special edition versions of its first person shooter Crysis 2, due out in 2011.Fans of the game will be able to get the Crysis 2 Limited Edition and the Crysis 2 Nano Edition via pre-order.Both editions... >>

Harry Potter coming to Microsoft Kinect - Alaka-wavearmius!

Harry Potter coming to Microsoft Kinect - Alaka-wavearmius!

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Harry Potter will be getting the Microsoft Kinect makeover, EA has announced at this year's Gamescom trade show in Cologne, Germany.EA brought on stage the two actors, who play the Weasley brothers in the films, to talk about and show the new game off.When... >>

Play as the goalie in FIFA 11

Play as the goalie in FIFA 11

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For the first time in the franchise, players can choose to take up a position between the sticks in FIFA 11, as EA has added a Be A Goalkeeper feature to its bursting list of game modes.The goalkeeping position offers a radically different way to play... >>

APP OF THE DAY - R-Type (iPhone, iPod)

APP OF THE DAY - R-Type (iPhone, iPod)

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Patience my Padawan learner, today's App of the Day isn't actually out on iTunes yet, so you won't be able to head over and download straight away. However, Pocket-lint was so excited by it when we managed to get a sneak peak last week, that we just had... >>

APB: All Points Bulletin - PC
3.0 stars

APB: All Points Bulletin - PC

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Forget the hype. Forget the backlash. APB is not the Grand Theft Auto MMO that some of us dreamt of, but it's also no unqualified disaster. In bursts it is brilliant fun, yet it can also be deeply annoying, frustrating and disappointing. It's a game packed... >>

Bulletstorm - Quick play

Bulletstorm - Quick play

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Gears of War and Unreal are two of the best games of their time, so can Epic do it again with Bulletstorm? EA who is publishing the game when it comes out in 2011 certainly hopes so. So what's it all about, is it any good, and should you start saving,... >>

Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11
3.5 stars

Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11

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First, let's start with the bad news. On the Xbox 360 and PS3, the Tiger Woods PGA Tour series appears to have hit an impasse. In most respects, it's pretty difficult to tell this year's version from last year's effort, and while there are some major... >>

First Look: Medal of Honor

First Look: Medal of Honor

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If Battlefield: Bad Company 2 was a challenge to Modern Warfare’s domination of the military shooter genre, then the new Medal of Honor is a full-on, slap in the face attack. The series has been quiet since 2007, when Medal of Honor: Airborne made a... >>

Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 11 - quick play preview

Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 11 - quick play preview

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Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 11 is one of the new wave of games that will use the PlayStation Move controller when it comes out in the US and the UK in September. While you'll be able to get the game before then, we checked out the new motion controller with... >>

EA slashes cost of iPhone games for limited time

EA slashes cost of iPhone games for limited time

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EA has, seemingly, celebrated the launch of iOS 4 by offering up some of its best gaming titles for the iPhone at basement prices.There's a number of decent games available in the App Store for just 59p, down from as much as £3.99 previously. Titles... >>

Need for Speed preview: Hot Pursuit

Need for Speed preview: Hot Pursuit

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We don't think many would contest that, after the brilliant Need for Speed: Most Wanted, the classic racing series lost its way. Need for Speed: Carbon? Mediocre. ProStreet? A bad experiment. Undercover? Don't even ask. Sure, last year's Shift was actually... >>

Crysis 2 - E3 quick play preview

Crysis 2 - E3 quick play preview

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Crysis had a massive following on the PC, so can a follow up sequel - which comes to the PS3 and Xbox 360 consoles for the first time - continue to carry the torch?EA certainly hopes so, ensuring that it was shown in 3D at its E3 press conference and... >>

Rory McIlroy talks balls for Tiger Woods 11

Rory McIlroy talks balls for Tiger Woods 11

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We're coming up to the final rounds of the 2010 US Open, and, hopefully, Irish wunderkind Rory McIlroy will still be right in the mix at the nail-biting end. Either that, or he'll be in the club house playing Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11 and bragging about... >>

First Look: Sony PlayStation Move - PS3
0.0 stars

First Look: Sony PlayStation Move - PS3

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The Sony PlayStation Move is a set of two controllers that give you motion control gaming above and beyond what the console's current Sixaxis controller offers you and the chance to get into the game as if you were really there. Sound familiar? That's... >>

EA Need For Speed Hot Pursuit brings back cop chases

EA Need For Speed Hot Pursuit brings back cop chases

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EA has announced yet another title in its Need for Speed arsenal, this time Need for Speed Hot Pursuit.Announcing the new title at its E3 2010 press conference, the new game, developed by Criterion, will be launching in November 2010 and focus on cops... >>