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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... >>

EA runs to support Microsoft Kinect with EA Sports Active 2

EA runs to support Microsoft Kinect with EA Sports Active 2

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EA has announced like Ubisoft that it will be supporting Microsoft's new motion tracking accessory the Kinect when it releases EA Sports Active 2 in November.Although the game will be available for the Nintendo Wii and PlayStation (using the Eye video... >>

E3: Gamers hit start of show coverage

E3: Gamers hit start of show coverage

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We've landed, have got our press pass and ready to cover the biggest gaming show on the planet.Over the next 5 days Pocket-lint will be reporting live from Los Angeles at the Electronics Entertainment Expo (or E3 to you and me), bringing you the low... >>

FIFA 11 brings personality to the franchise

FIFA 11 brings personality to the franchise

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We have been extremely impressed with the last two FIFA games, FIFA 10 and FIFA World Cup 2010, which have overtaken the Pro Evolution Soccer games in our affections for both style and substance. And it doesn't seem that Electronic Arts is going to let... >>

Best iPad games for gamers

Best iPad games for gamers

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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... >>

EA brings FIFA to Facebook

EA brings FIFA to Facebook

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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

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

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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
4.0 stars

FIFA World Cup 2010 - PS3

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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

Sims 3 coming to consoles

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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... >>

Modern Warfare developers sign up with EA

Modern Warfare developers sign up with EA

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Following the massive spat between Call of Duty: Modern Warfare creators Infinity Ward and the game's publisher Activision, the two former heads of Infinity Ward - Jason West and Vince Zampella - have created a new studio backed by Activision's arch-rival... >>

EA Need for Speed MMO driving your way

EA Need for Speed MMO driving your way

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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

Rock Band 3 confirmed, due Christmas 2010

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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

EA Sports Active 2.0 gets you working out whilst playing games

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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 out... >>

Battlefield: Bad Company 2 - Xbox 360
4.5 stars

Battlefield: Bad Company 2 - Xbox 360

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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

Sims 3 coming to consoles in Q3

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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).We... >>

Dante's Inferno -  Xbox 360
3.0 stars

Dante's Inferno - Xbox 360

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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
4.5 stars

Mass Effect 2 - Xbox 360

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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
3.0 stars

Army of Two: The 40th Day - PS3

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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... >>

Left 4 Dead 2 - Xbox 360
3.5 stars

Left 4 Dead 2 - Xbox 360

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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"

Sony PS3 motion controller dubbed "Gem"

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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

EA announces new Medal of Honour

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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

Best Video Games 2009 nominations

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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... >>

3D gaming coming to a BlackBerry near you

3D gaming coming to a BlackBerry near you

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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

EA acquires Playfish

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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
3.5 stars

The Beatles Rock Band - Xbox 360

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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

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

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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... >>

EA offer "Limited Edition" version of Bad Company 2 with unlocks

EA offer "Limited Edition" version of Bad Company 2 with unlocks

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For those too impatient (or too rubbish) to get there themselves, EA is taking the unusual step of offering a video game complete with six special gameplay unlocks good to go from the first load of the game, rather than being dependent on achievement.... >>

Rock Band now available in App Store

Rock Band now available in App Store

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Exactly as rumoured, Rock Band for the iPhone has now appeared in the App Store. EA made the app official shortly after the game was spotted in a mobile showreel for the company, and it's now available in the App Store for £6 or $10, depending on which... >>

EA Rock Band for iPhone - First Look

EA Rock Band for iPhone - First Look

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EA's Rock Band has been rocking the gaming world with its four player band action on the PS3 and Xbox 360 for some time now. EA is clearly hoping that success will translate to a mobile phone version available on the iPhone and iPod touch with the launch... >>

Command and Conquer Red Alert for iPhone

Command and Conquer Red Alert for iPhone

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Remember Command and Conquer Red Alert back from your gaming heydays of the mid 90s? Thought you did and that is clearly what  EA are hoping for, with the launch of an iPhone edition in the next couple of weeks.Of course Pocket-lint was there to grab... >>

EA iPhone 3GS optimised games inbound

EA iPhone 3GS optimised games inbound

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EA has said that where relevant it will include graphical optimisation for the iPhone 3GS in its games for the phone platform.The news comes as the company is gearing up to release a number of games in the next couple of weeks including NBA Live, which... >>

FIFA 10 - PS3
4.5 stars

FIFA 10 - PS3

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After FIFA 09 did such an incredible job at astounding football gamers worldwide with its brilliance, the arrival of this year's iteration appeared with more than just a hint of caution. Change too little and we'll be back in the bad old days when everyone... >>

Project Natal: EA, Ubisoft, Konami and others sign up

Project Natal: EA, Ubisoft, Konami and others sign up

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Microsoft has said that it has signed big name publishers like EA and Activision to create new games for it's yet to be released Project Natal. Talking at the Tokyo Games Show in Japan, Microsoft confirmed that publishers actively working on games for... >>

Need for Speed: Shift - Xbox 360
4.0 stars

Need for Speed: Shift - Xbox 360

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Need for Speed: Shift is the latest re-boot to the Need for Speed franchise. Since the days of Underground on the PlayStation 2, people have claimed that the franchise has slowly been going downhill with each title that has come out under the Need for... >>

MySims Camera DS app launched

MySims Camera DS app launched

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EA has announced an application for the Nintendo DSi that takes advantage of the console's camera functionality to put your MySims characters into the real world. The app - MySims Camera - allows you to take photos and then overlay 3D characters on top,... >>

SingStar: The Beatles on the way

SingStar: The Beatles on the way

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EA is expected to announce that it will be releasing a Beatles version of its SingStar game within days of The Beatles: Rock Band going on sale. The news, leaked at games conference GamesCom in Germany to gaming industry mag MCV, suggests that EA is hoping... >>

First Sims 3 expansion announced

First Sims 3 expansion announced

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EA has announced the first expansion pack for the Sims 3, and it's called "World Adventures". It'll allow players to take their Sims out of Sunset Valley and Riverview and into the wider world. "Players will be able to take their Sims on the adventure... >>