EA’s Origin gaming and digital distribution service isn’t quite as ubiquitous as Steam, but that doesn’t mean that a heck of a lot of people aren’t using Origin. Mostly because they’re forced to to play certain games, but that’s really besides the point. According to EA’s Origin “year in review (via Polygon),” 61 billion minutes were spent using the service for games.
Ruthless, unrelenting and lethal are just some of the words that could be used to describe Lady Shiva. Provided that you never cross the deadliest hand to hand fighter on the planet.
There aren’t many people who can go toe to toe with the Batman, and there are even fewer still who can actually even defeat. Bane is one of those few who not only managed to trade blows with the caped crusader, but also accomplished the impossible. Meet the man who broke the bat.
I don’t care what any news anchor or church group has to say, because gamers can be the most generous and giving people in the world. Especially when there’s a bargain to be had in the process. All kidding aside, the latest Humble Bundle that featured EA Origin games has just proven this, making quite a few millions in the process for charity.
The next generation consoles from Sony and Microsoft are coming this year, and they’ll play host to the next game in the Battlefield series. Both consoles will feature some form of motion control wizardry – but don’t expect those features to show up in Battlefield 4.
I’m sure by now you’ve all watched that really rather impressive 17-minute long Battlefield 4 trailer; punctuated as it is by fancy new graphical features, realistic and life-like motion capture, physics and overabundance of particle effects. It’s really quite graphically mind-blowing – but as far as military shooters go, I could take or leave it. The thing that piqued my interest was the new, next-generation Frostbite 3.0 engine, and made me recall earlier comment from EA about Frostbite 2.0 being developed for next gen.
So the disastrous SimCity launch is now nearly over and things are pretty much stable - but EA knows we haven’t forgotten about what happened. And to try and please the angry mobs they have come out and stated that if you have activated a copy of SimCity before the 25th of March 23:59 PDT then you can pick one of these games for free.
SimCity launches today! A game where you get to build metropolises, grow a city and then unleash all manner of hell on it. Well, it’s what I would do at least, seeing as how I still regularly brick up my Sims in their homes and leave them to die a horrible death. The thing is, SimCity has had a very rocky launch so far, as the always-online game has been hit with an Error 37 level of denied service and crammed servers. A lot of folks have thrown their hands in the air and taken back their game copy to get a refund. It’s just a pity that anyone who bought the game on Origin, is pretty much screwed.
Some one must have heard my desperate prayers, because Electronic Arts and Ubisoft are now offering each other’s titles on Uplay and Origin. I actually think that this is a really, really awesome thing. Since I was pleasantly surprised with Uplay and prefer it to Origin.
Right…as you probably know, we’ve got 3 Dead Space 3 download tokens for PC to give away. It’s time to announce which three of you lucky sods will be playing Dead Space 3 legally tonight (provided your internet holds up and you have the bandwidth). no more bandying about the bush – here are the winners!
Dead Space 3 will be out in South Africa tomorrow – and judging from the mixed, but mostly positive review scores it’s going to keep you in rapt suspense all weekend. Some have even called it the finest game of this generation – and today, it could be yours. We’re giving away 3 digital download tokens for the game today. Here’s how you could get your hands on one of them.
What’s the difference between THQ and my love life? None, because they’re both dead. Now that the former video game publisher is bereft of life and it’s various franchises divided and scattered to the four corners of the earth, it’s time for a little hindsight. Particularly from former THQ boss Jason Rubin, who laments the fact that THQ never made a move into digital markets.
Multiple EA Origin users are reporting their accounts being hijacked, many of them unable to do anything about it for the most ridiculous reason. EA is denying any hack or breach to the client.
Ubisoft has joined the digital distribution platform party with the likes of Steam and Origin. Launching, wait for it… the Uplay PC. How surprising.
Did you know that their was a Simpsons game in development for mobile devices? Yeah, we forgot as well. Turns out, that The Simpsons: Tapped Out, had to be pulled, because of server issues related to its popularity, but now they’re back, and will be available worldwide this week.