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EA and Insomniac reveal Overstrike at E3 2011

By: BatRastered Jun 11, 2011 | 2 Comments

During EA's E3 2011 press conference, Ted Price announced that Insomniac games was working on a multiplatform co-op shooter.

Insomniac Games, most known for their PS3 exclusives, the Resistance and Rachet & Clank series are now working with EA to release a multiplatform co-op shooter. I'll let Ted Price take it from here:

Here's the full press release:

EA AND INSOMNIAC GAMES REVEAL NEW FOUR-PLAYER CO-OP ACTION GAME OVERSTRIKE

Award-Wining Developer Makes its Worldwide Multiplatform Debut with an Explosive Spy-Fi Adventure

LOS ANGELES, Calif. – June 6, 2011 – A shadowy organization has threatened to take over the world and there’s only one team that can stop it: Overstrike 9. This afternoon during the Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: ERTS) press conference at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), EA and independent developer Insomniac Games (creator of the Ratchet & Clank™ and Resistance™ franchises) announced the first details of the highly-anticipated game, Overstrike. Combining Insomniac’s knack for imaginative weaponry with immersive and witty storytelling, Overstrike is a four-player cooperative action game featuring a team of elite agents called Overstrike 9. Comprised of an ex-mercenary, a lifelong thief, a gifted young scientist and a decorated detective, the members of Overstrike 9 are considered outcasts within their own organization, but are the best team suited to stop a global terrorist group from attempting to wipe out humankind. Overstrike 9 uses lethal teamwork and an arsenal of fringe-tech gadgets to infiltrate and destroy enemy strongholds. Overstrike marks Insomniac’s first multiplatform release and will be available on the Xbox 360® videogame and entertainment system and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system.

“Overstrike presents a unique blend of features that have long been a part of the Insomniac DNA: high powered gadgets, action-heavy gameplay, memorable characters in a deep and mysterious universe and of course a touch of humor,” said Ted Price, founder and CEO of Insomniac Games. “And since this is our first multiplatform game, we’re especially excited to introduce ourselves to a new audience – one which may not have experienced our previous games.”

Overstrike will launch on the Xbox 360® videogame and entertainment system and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system. 

 

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Alice: Madness Returns Launch Trailer

By: iorilamia Jun 2, 2011 | 6 Comments

Decent amount of new footage in this new trailer.

Have a look at the madness Wonderland has in store....

Uploaded by http://www.youtube.com/user/EA

 

A bit disturbing, as it sould be. Madness Returns is slowly shaping up the closer it is towards release. Still looks like an excellent rental. As a reminder, if you buy the game you also get the original with it. Anyone still have their eyes on this?

 

 

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Mortal Kombat is going to need an online key?

By: DragonKiss83 Mar 30, 2011 | 8 Comments

Another game that will require a code...

It looks like if you buy a used copy you will have to drop another $10 to play online.  I get that they want you to buy a new copy because they don't make anything off the used ones, but it still seems like a dick move.  The list of games in this category will keep growing, and I'm sure companies like Gamestop will eventually balance it by fixing their own prices.  What do you think?  Are we getting screwed?  Should we suck it up and pay the extra $?  Do you only buy used?  Or do you even play online?  You know what to do, Don't be a Jimmy.

Sources:

Shoryuken http://shoryuken.com/content/rumor-mortal-kombat-9-require-pass-code-play-online-4057/

GameInformer http://www.gameinformer.com/b/news/archive/2011/03/30/mk-online-pass.aspx

GameSpy http://ps3.gamespy.com/playstation-3/mortal-kombat-x/1158481p1.html

 

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Facebreaker Review

By: iorilamia Mar 17, 2011 | 5 Comments

My review of the Arcade Boxing game "Facebreaker"

Recently for my birthday a friend of mine saw a cheap PS3 game at Gamestop called "Facebreaker" by EA.  He thought this would make a awesome present....let the review begin.

Facebreaker is a 2-player game with a decent amount of characters, and even more to unlock. As any arcady-like fighting game, it isn't one to take seriously, but the problems and frustration this game causes are very notable.

Graphics and Design- Basically all the characters are based off of some sort of sterotype. The asian girl is hyper and wears ridiculous clothes, the Russian guy "Molotov" is ridiculously huge with bullets and grenades attached to his belt, and so on. The ridiculous muscles, breasts and facial expressions make the game fun. It keeps a true arcade-style look and is even more entertaining to poke fun at. The different level backgrounds are simple, nothing too special to pay attention to. All in all, the characters are lovable.

Sounds and Music- Nothing special here. A bunch of generic OOPMFS and WHACKS coming from the characters followed by grunts and whines. The music is usually heard in the background and doesn't really stand out.It mainly consists of angsty rock. A lot of it is from half-assed bands no one really enjoys, but notibly there are tracks from Drop Kick Murphys and Gogol Bordello.

Gameplay- Horrible. Even as an arcade game ; horrible.Your character can throw, dodge, block, dash, punch high and low. You also have cool special move combos that lead into "facebreakers" and other types of breakers. The game turned out being a mash fest. Everyone punches RIDICULOUSLY fast and can chain combos that take off way too much health. The problem with the speed and how effective mashing is, is that you find yourself not having the reflexes to compete in a  legit way. Many counters and blocks come out luckily. Parrying does give the game a bit of skill, but not too much. What is awesome about the gameplay is that every character has some special only for them. Whether it be some sort of movement, or combo, they did a nice job on that. Besides taking off your opponents health bar and winning by knockouts, performing a succesful "facebreaker" is like doing a instant-kill in guilty gear....but even easier. Pulling off certain combos gets you this, and it doesn't win the round, it wins the match as a whole.

Cool extra stuff- The game has a face capture thingy so you can scan yourself or someone as a character and use it online. Also the game has damage progression, you see how beat up your character is getting and shows it in cutscenes. And...Kim Kardashian is in the game, lolol?

Game Modes- Besides the typical practice mode and story mode ( which is...not much) and so on, there is a "couch Royal". It is tournament style play with your friends, that was a little nice.

Anyways, FLUSH IT! This game isn't even a rent, unless you want to dick around with your friends on a ridiculously reptitive cartoony game. It's fun for like...20 minutes. I understand it is a Arcade-Type game, but they could have put some more thought into the fighting system and balancing. The game simply doesn't have enough magic to keep you playing, it might be BAD ASS for little kids though.

 

 

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EA's MicroBot coming to save yo life! Teaser

By: goukijones Oct 19, 2010 | 6 Comments

New game from EA has you getting injected into yourself? It looks like a they turned the classic movie, InnerSpace into a full on Jimmy ass shooter. Check out the trailer.

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New Dead Space 3 Weapons Crafting Video

By: cinderkin Aug 16, 2012 | 2 Comments

In the latest video from Gamescom EA has released a video trailer for Dead Space 3 Weapons Crafting.

In the latest installment of the of the Dead Space franchise Dead Space 3 will allow you to craft, customize and share weapons using the workbenches scattered throughout the game.

In the video below you can see how this feature works while it’s being explained in detail. It looks pretty cool and I can’t wait to try it out

Dead Space 3 is out February 5, 2013. Tell us what you think in the comments. Don’t be a Jimmy!

Call of Duty is just like Madden now, every year one thing is different and you just have to pay the $60 don't you Jimmy?

What I want to say real quick is that the Call of Duty and the Madden series are getting a little ridiculous. Stop charging us full price for these games every year. I can't believe the world flipped out when Capcom said a new version of Street Fighter IV was coming out and it was only $40. People were pissed about that. I don't ever hear anything about Call of Duty or Madden coming out every year for full retail. $60 fuckin' dollars!

Why do you need that new Madden game so bad? Because the running back can twist now with a flick of the thumbstick.

Why do you need that new Call of Duty so bad? Because it has new maps? Or you can drive a remote control car up some other Jimmys ass.

Madden's roster could be updated via DLC. OR you can only charge us $40 maybe even $50 for it. We did just buy the same game last year, that the god damn gamestop won't even give us $10 for on trade. You can't even trade in Madden 2010 toward Madden 2011. Well you could, but that deal expired in March when you weren't even thinking about football. EA should step up and give back to the community that has supported this franchise for 20 years.

Call of Duty comes out every year now too, sometimes twice the same year. It's made by two different companies now. One just copies the others code and then repaints it. And BAUM! We got another $60 Call of Duty game to push out on the nubfarm. We'll buy it, hell I'm obligated. But this year, I'm boycotting this series bullshit. How much different is Call of Duty Black ops be from Modern Warfare or the World at War. Somebody had to tell that they were made by two different companies at first. I hate them both. Madden we know is not that different at all. The rosters in real life aren't that different, but we got a whole new Madden game. 

Anyway fuck it. It's not fair to the gamers. Series games should be at a discount or I should get some kind of coupon or discount for continuing to buy every year. 

Don't be a Jimmy!

 

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Mass Effect 3 Leviathan DLC Priced and Dated!

By: cinderkin Aug 16, 2012 | 3 Comments

For those that still love Mass Effect 3 ending and all will be happy to know that the newest DLC titles Leviathan is coming very soon.

According to Bioware the newest Mass Effect 3 DLC Leviathan will be dropping August 28, 2012. The new single player mission follows Shepard as he/she attempts to hunt down the Leviathan, “a mysterious being rumored to be powerful enough to destroy a Reaper.”

Priced at a whopping $9.99 PSN/ 800 MSP.

Are you looking forward to more Single Player content in Mass Effect 3? Tell us what you think in the comments. Don’t be a Jimmy!

Watch U.S. Marine Sgt. Blackburn enter the city of Tehran in Operation Guillotine, a joint operation to capture key members of the PLR leadership. This gameplay is captured from the single player campaign in Battlefield 3.

Mark your calendars for 3/21

Looks like March 21, 2017 is the big day (23 March in Europe). I was super looking forward to this game for the holiday season and was disappointed it got pushed back to 2017, but March 21 isn't too bad. I hope it can live up to the "massive" amount of hype!

From MassEffect.com

"On behalf of our teams across Montreal, Edmonton and Austin, I’m excited to announce that Mass EffectTM: Andromeda will be launching in North America on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 and beginning Thursday, March 23, 2017 in Europe. We appreciate your patience (and in fact, even your lack of patience in some instances) as we’ve been focused on completing the game. "

Bonus, CES 2017 footage!

Get an up-close look at the massive Atlas titan statue featured in the Titanfall Collector's Edition. Watch as Respawn's Lead Artist, Joel Emslie covers all aspects of this one-of-a-kind statue.

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Star Wars: The Old Republic delayed?

By: BatRastered May 5, 2011 | 10 Comments

Not quite, but EA hedges its bets during their investor conference call yesterday.

NOTE: When you see "Fiscal Year" in this story it is referring to the year ending on March 31, 2012.

EA's release to investors stated that:

 We are preparing the launch of Star Wars: The Old Republic.  The launch date, while in
our fiscal year, is not yet certain.  We see roughly $0.15 EPS variability between the
potential launch window

And:

 we assume that Star Wars: The Old Republic ships in the calendar year, but our guidance
range accounts for a range of ship dates within the fiscal year

Public companies must recognize any uncertainty, by law, in their investor guidance, so the above is not exactly shocking. To further this point we have this:

While we fully anticipate launching Star Wars: The Old Republic in Q2 or Q3, the low
end of our guidance range assumes the outside possibility of a January launch.

Finally, From Frank Gibeau (President of EA Games) on the conference call we have:

And finally, the biggest event of the year will be Star Wars: The Old Republic -- a jawdropping subscription-based MMO that is captivating critics and fans in the beta test.  We
currently have over one million double-opt-in beta testers for the world’s first story-driven, fully
voiced MMO. 

Everyone is waiting for us to announce the ship date… Sorry, but that’s not going to happen
today.  We’re holding the date for two reasons – first, we don’t want to tip off the competition;
second, we want more data from the beta test to guarantee a spectacular experience at
launch

So, we got a whole lot of nothing on the conference call yesterday. Lots of analysts are speculating that the game will slip to 2012 based on this, but if you read carefully and have listened to this type of thing in the past, this is not what they are saying, though they are acknowledging the possibility.

When do you think The Old Republic will finally ship? Leave a comment and let us know.

Source (PDF): http://files.shareholder.com/downloads/ERTS/1247916273x0x465074/964aa083-eb90-451f-9966-8fd960ce2cfe/Q4_FY11_Script.pdf

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