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Need for Speed: Most Wanted | £13.48 | Hut | 360 / PC

Author:
Brendan Griffiths
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Deals
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Criterion, EA, Need for Speed: Most Wanted, PC games, Racing Games, Xbox 360 games

Need for Speed: Most Wanted | £13.48 | Hut | 360 / PC

  • What: Need For Speed: Most Wanted
  • Where: The Hut 360 | PC
  • Current Price: £13.48
  • Discount Code: RACE10
  • Need For Speed: Most Wanted 360 | PC Price Comparison

This was available on the PS3 too, but they ran out of stock while I was writing this up, so I'd act fast to get it on 360 as this may be cheapest price yet for the game. Criterion's second take on the Need for Speed franchise is much more in line with Burnout: Paradise than Hot Pursuit was and is all the better for it. Mucking around with pals online is where the best fun is, so you'll want to avoid any pre-owned copies to avoid forking out for an online pass.

Thanks to Jas10 at HotUkDeals.

SimCity Singleplayer: EA Reveals Offline Passes [APRIL FOOL]

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
News
Tags:
EA, SimCity

SimCity Singleplayer: EA Reveals Offline Passes [APRIL FOOL]

"Freedom Passes" Unlock Solo Play For One-Off Payment

After heeding calls for SimCity to feature an offline mode, EA have revealed that this functionality will soon be added to the controversial always-online title. However, you'll need to pay $10 for the privilege, to offset "associated transfer costs."

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FIFA 13 | £26.99 | Amazon | PS3 / 360

Author:
Brendan Griffiths
Category:
Deals
Tags:
EA, EA Sports, FIFA 13, Football games, PS3 games, Xbox 360 games

FIFA 13 | £26.99 | Amazon | PS3 / 360

Is the real-life Premier League getting you down? Tired of it looking like a one-horse race with more in common with the Scottish league than it should? Then fix these atrocities in the gaming world with the latest edition of FIFA. Amazon are selling this season's fix for two pounds less than the other sites. FIFA just about edged it over PES again and it's packed with modes and licenses for the most authentic footy experience on the market.

Game Buzz | Episode 25 - Metal Gear Solid V

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
News
Tags:
Battlefield 4, DICE, DRM, EA, Frank Gibeau, Game Buzz, Hideo Kojima, Kojima Productions, Metal Gear Solid V, Podcast, PWNCAST, Square Enix

Game Buzz | Episode 25 - Metal Gear Solid V

This week we try to make sense of the Metal Gear Solid V reveal, wherein Kojima's explanatory presentation served to make everything even more characteristically confusing; we discuss Mitch Lasky's warning for EA regarding their console future; we pick apart the Battlefield 4 trailer, and lament yet another franchise skipping out on the Wii U; we take a look at Square Enix's change at the top as Wada resigns; and then we finish off by addressing Frank Gibeau's words regarding DRM...and kind of end up on his side.

Game Buzz | Episode 25 - Metal Gear Solid V. Recorded 29th March, 2013.

Parental Advisory: We've tried to keep it as conversational and informal as possible, and you should be warned that there may be some instances of strong language.

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Fixing Battlefield: Some Advice For DICE and EA

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
Features
Tags:
Battlefield, EA

Fixing Battlefield: Some Advice For DICE and EA

"Gosh, that looks shiny."

Let's face it: that was the first thing we all thought when DICE unveiled the Battlefield 4 gameplay trailer. "Ooh," we gushed. "Aah."

And then I started thinking - really thinking - about what I'd just seen.

Right off the bat: it's clear that EA accidentally released the wrong trailer. DICE have been teasing images of boats, planes and tanks over the last week, yet subjected us to seventeen minutes of generic brown ground pounding when it came to the crunch. Obviously that was just B-roll footage. The real trailer naturally showed swarms of player-controlled aircraft screaming over enormous battleships, raining fire down onto well-organised squads of infantry battling for territory while tank squadrons rolled through the streets. Someone will probably get fired for that embarrassing cock-up.

But the second thought was much more exasperating. Why, oh why, is Battlefield still trying to be Call Of Duty?

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Crysis 3 | £23.98 | Zavvi | PS3 / Xbox 360

Author:
Carl Phillips
Category:
Deals
Tags:
Crytek, EA, FPS games, PS3 games, Xbox 360 games

Crysis 3 | £23.98 | Zavvi | PS3 / Xbox 360

Breaking the £25 mark for the first time, this is the cheapest we’ve seen Crysis 3 for consoles. Zavvi’s deal ends up providing a saving of £4 over the next best offers from Base and Sainsbury’s.

Yes, its storyline isn’t brilliant, and yes, it fails to provide the freedom that the initial entry in the series provided, but Crysis 3 is a very good looking game, and the stealth mechanics of the nanosuit and bow are a joy to behold (if a little overpowered.) With strong multiplayer progression included, it’s a worthwhile purchase overall at this price. Thanks to Jas10 @ HUKD!

EA: "DRM Is A Dead-End Strategy"

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
News
Tags:
Always-on internet, DRM, EA, Frank Gibeau, Maxis, SimCity

EA: "DRM Is A Dead-End Strategy"

Did you label SimCity's always-connected experience an ingenious form of DRM-in-sheep's-clothing? For shame! EA's Frank Gibeau has cleared the matter up, sayig that DRM was never mentioned in meetings, that it's a "dead-end strategy", and laughing in the face of conspiracy theories picturing EA suits forcing Maxis to insert an always-online requirement into their game.

"I was involved in all the meetings," Gibeau said. "DRM was never even brought up once. You don't build an MMO because you're thinking of DRM - you're building a massively multiplayer experience, that's what you're building."

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EA Shutting Down SWTOR Asia-Pacific Servers

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
News
Tags:
BioWare, EA, MMORPGs, MMOs, Star Wars The Old Republic, SWTOR

EA Shutting Down SWTOR Asia-Pacific Servers

EA has announced that the Asia-Pacific servers for Star Wars: The Old Republic are to be shut down, and all players will be migrated over to the North America network.

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Battlefield 4 TV Spot Runs This Town Tonight

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
News
Tags:
Battlefield 4, DICE, EA, trailer

Battlefield 4 TV Spot Runs This Town Tonight

Battlefield 4 may have been blown out with a 17-minute long ubertrailer, but if you've got places to be and people to see, this Rihanna-backed TV spot might be more your speed. Better yet, you're much less to fall asleep from boredom. You can catch up with the latest on the Frostbite 3-powered shooter 4 here.

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DICE: Battlefield 4 Missing Wii U To Avoid 'Stretching Too Thin'

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
News
Tags:
Battlefield 4, DICE, EA, Wii U

DICE: Battlefield 4 Missing Wii U To Avoid 'Stretching Too Thin'

Battlefield 4 won't be releasing on Wii U, which is apparently down to DICE wanting to "play it safe."

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Lasky: Console Focus Will "Hamstring" EA

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Matt Gardner
Category:
News
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EA, Mitch Lasky

Lasky: Console Focus Will "Hamstring" EA

Former Disney, Activision and EA exec Mitch Lasky has warned EA that consoles will present the platforms with the most risk going forward, suggesting that in tethering themselves to the console model going forward, the company wil find itself "with bloated teams, high production costs, and packaged goods marketing and merchandising", none of which bodes well for the books.

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Battlefield 4 Unleashed With Monster Trailer

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
News
Tags:
Battlefield 4, DICE, EA, Total eclipse of the heart

Battlefield 4 Unleashed With Monster Trailer

Frostbite 3! Guns! Pre-Order DLC!

After teasing us mercilessly, DICE have finally blown the lid off Battlefield 4 with an enormous trailer and screenshots. Set in Shanghai, this Frostbite 3-powered shooter is set to offer some truly gorgeous graphics on PC and current-gen consoles this Autumn.

Get it all after the break.

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Peggle | FREE | PopCap | PC

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Jonathan Lester
Category:
Deals
Tags:
Casual Games, EA, Peggle, PopCap
Peggle | FREE | PopCap | PC
  • What: Peggle Deluxe
  • Where: PopCap
  • Current Price: £0.00

PopCap are currently giving away Peggle for free to celebrate PAX East, and it looks like you can grab it even if you didn't attend. Once you've entered your details into the minisite, you'll receive an email with download instructions and a license key. I've confirmed that this works at the time of writing, but I don't know how long it will last.

SimCity Update 1.8 Out Now

Author:
Brendan Griffiths
Category:
News
Tags:
EA, Maxis, Patch, SimCity, Update

SimCity Update 1.8 Out Now

Maxis are working through the weekend to try and stabilise your SimCity experience. Just four days since the 1.7 traffic pathfinding update they have another one for the much-maligned game. Highlighted fixes and improvements include police station capacity issues, sewage glitches, missing textures, new roads messing up old roads and clearer text alerts.

Carl's review went up before update 1.7 and you can read that here. Rest assured we plan on revisiting SimCity to check on its post-update progress. Click below to get the full list of 1.8 notes and let us know if you think the patches are helping.

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Fuse Release Date Confirmed

Author:
Brendan Griffiths
Category:
News
Tags:
EA, Fuse, Insomniac Games, Third Person Shooters

Fuse Release Date Confirmed

Originally planned for a March release date, the game was then delayed to add some extra polish and to probably avoid Bioshock Infinite's media and sales vortex. Insomniac have just confirmed via facebook (see I was working) that the game will hit EU territories on May 31st, with america getting it a few days earlier on May 28th.

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Need for Speed: Most Wanted | £15.99 | Argos | PS3 / 360

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Brendan Griffiths
Category:
Deals
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Criterion, EA, Need for Speed: Most Wanted, PS3 games, Racing Games, Xbox 360 games

Need for Speed: Most Wanted | £15.99 | Argos | PS3 / 360

  • What: Need For Speed: Most Wanted
  • Where: Argos PS3360
  • Current Price: £15.99
  • Need For Speed: Most Wanted PS3360 Price Comparison

Criterion get closer than ever to recreating the magic of Burnout: Paradise. Taking the increasingly stale NFS games into open world territory was just what the series needed. Burnout fans can relive the good times with billboard and gate smashing, online party challenges, oh and maybe a bit of racing when you're not chavving around. This is the cheapest I've seen the game yet too.

Thanks to DEALofaLifetime at HotUkDeals.

Game Buzz | Episode 24 - A Game of Thrones

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
News
Tags:
DONTNOD, Durango, EA, Game Buzz, John Riccitiello, Microsoft, Podcast, PWNCAST, Quantic Dream, Richard Garriott, Saints Row IV, Transistor

Game Buzz | Episode 24 - A Game of Thrones

This week we chat about the departure of John Riccitiello from EA along with the SimCity "redemption portal"; we look at Quantic Dream and DONTNOD holding firm against marketing interference; we discuss the "new" Durango report and the controversy surrounding always-connected services; and we give our impressions of the recent Transistor and Saints Row IV reveals.

As Richard Garriott might say, no other podcast comes close to the awesomeness of this podcast.

Game Buzz | Episode 24 - A Game of Thrones. Recorded 22nd March, 2013.

Parental Advisory: We've tried to keep it as conversational and informal as possible, and you should be warned that there may be some instances of strong language.

Click the banner or the title link above to play the podcast, or right click and select 'Save Link As' to download the file onto your hard drive.

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Army Of TWO: The Devil's Cartel Launch Trailer

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
News
Tags:
Army Of Two: The Devil's Cartel, EA, PS3 games, trailer, Visceral Games, Xbox 360 games

Army Of TWO: The Devil's Cartel Launch Trailer

Army Of TWO: The Devil's Cartel is set to release next week (alongside that unknown BioShock underdog, whatever it's called), so naturally EA have released a launch trailer. You might have expected it to feature lots of slickly edited violence set to hip hop music, but surprisingly, you're absolutely right.

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Battlefield 4 Teaser Site Is Hot & Steamy

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
News
Tags:
Battlefield 4, DICE, EA, Tease

Battlefield 4 Teaser Site Is Hot & Steamy

A brand new teaser site for Battlefield 4 is as steamy as that scene from Titanic. No, not the bit with the iceberg, that car scene... look, it's a steamed-up window, okay? Once you're bored of wiping the virtual glass (and logged in for a unique Battlefield 3 dog tag), you can check back on the 27th for the promised gameplay trailer.

Apparently the 'Battlefield 4 art' will be unlocked when enough players log in, but I'll save you the trouble. See that picture above? Yeah. There it is.

SimCity Update 1.7 Improves Traffic Pathfinding

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
News
Tags:
EA, Maxis, PC games, SimCity, Update

SimCity Update 1.7 Improves Traffic Pathfinding

As promised, Maxis have issued a SimCity update that helps to alleviate the woeful traffic congestion. Patch notes below.

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