It’s that time of year again, the start of the new hockey season and the launch of the newest version of the EA NHL Franchise. NHL 11 is the best one yet, and we can say this honestly as we had a chance to play it. To celebrate the debut, the good people at EA had a NHL 11 Tournament with top rookie prospects, including Taylor Hall, Tyler Sequin and Nazem Kadri.
Like blood? No… I mean, do you REALLY like blood?
If you answered yes, and also have a fancy for dragons, fantasy, compelling story, in depth character evolution, complete voice acting, and a really really long story that I believe Bioware’s Edmonton office has created the perfect game for you. Read more…
The most anticipated scifi game will finally be released January 26 2010 in North America. As is the standard these days, a collectors edition has already been announced.
The Mass Effect 2 Collectors’ Edition comes in a tin case, a beautiful 48 page hardcover “Art of Mass Effect 2″ book, Mass Effect Redemption comic book, and a bonus DVD with the making of videos.
Adding to the mix are going to be exclusive armor and weapons that cannot be purchased anywhere else.
This remarkable set will retail for $69.99 on the Xbox 360 and $59.99 for the PC.
If you ask me this is one sweet deal.
That’s right andPOP gaming fans. Courtesy of EA and Maxis, we want to give one of our loyal readers the chance to win a copy of Spore Hero for the Nintendo Wii Console.
Create a creature with over 250 parts, and become a hero! Fight to save a planet and use your Wii remote to unleash awesome attacks.
Just fill out the form below and we will contact the winning contestant. Contest ends Dec. 2nd 2009.
Bioware’s Dragon Age: Origins will give Thirty Seconds To Mars fans a sneak preview of the title song to their upcoming album ‘This Is War’.
The new album (which drops December 8th, 2009) also entitled, ‘This Is War’ will be the flagship song on the Dragon Age: Origins sound track.
After the break fans of both Origins and Thirty Seconds to mars can check out the trailer showcasing ‘This is War’ co-produced by leading front-man Jared Leto. Read more…
Yes, that’s right folk. The wait to know when you can re-join Commander Shepard and his crew has finally been announced, and that date? January 26th in North America and January 29th in Europe.
But wait, that’s not all, with this announcement comes bonus goodies to those that pre-order the title. If pre-ordered in North America at GameStop you get a special code to download the Terminus Armor which is designed for use in extreme planetary conditions, increasing run speed and personal shields as well as augmenting weapons with an additional magazine of ammo. As well, those people who act early get the M-90 Blackstorm Heavy Weapon which generates a high-powered localized gravity well, accelerating particles to near-infinite mass. Read more…
Yes, comics and video games are not strange bedfellows, but EA is taking the next step and releasing (through IDW Publishing) comics revolving around their popular Army of Two franchise, as well as the Bioware RPG inspired Dragon Age. These comics will be available for purchase as hard copy, as well as digital versions for the iPhone, iPod Touch and “other emerging digital platforms”.
Interesting, to be sure. But what is perhaps the coolest thing about this announcement is that Orson Scott Card, author of the eternally awesome Ender’s Game will be involved with the Dragon Age comic. Booyah!
There are two things I have never done. 1) I have never gotten so into a sporting event that I yelled for (or at) a team or player. 2) I have never gotten so into a video game that I jumped up, yelled at the screen, and swore. NHL 10 for the Xbox 360 made me do both, and I have to admit, I liked it.
I’ve never been an emotional gamer, and I’ve never been that much into sports (then again, as a Canadian, I feel there’s a default certain level of national pride we all share with hockey), but when playing as the Toronto Maple leafs and winning 2-1 on game seven against Ottawa for the Stanley Cup and with less than 1 minute left in the third period you can’t help but get a little into it when Ottawa scores the tying goal with seconds left on the clock. Yes, I jumped up, yes my voice got loud and shrill, and yes I did say some things that would make a sailor blush. I think this was the most rewarding aspect of NHL 10, that after 17 past NHL titles, EA still has what it takes to make a casual hockey fan into a raving sports fanatic, and I didn’t see it coming. Read more…
Well it came out of nowhere but alas there is a new iteration to EA’s Skate franchise and it’s coming sometime in May of next year.
Now I know what your thinking, will Skate 3 utilize a similar peripheral like Tony Hawks Ride?? I honestly doubt it. However what does intrigue me is this focus on TEAM BASED Skateboarding. Basically in this new title youre focus has shifted to team based gameplay and a co-op skating experience unlike any. other
Exciting bits include creating a team comprised of your online buddies and big group competitions.
And with early pre-orders you get your chance to secure a special skatepark – the Black Box distribution Skatepark.
Where do Toronto Film Fest buffs, WWE RAW fanatics, free concert goers, and Maple Leaf hopefuls converge at 11:59PM on a Monday? Why Future Shop at Yonge and Dundas in down town Toronto for the midnight release of EA Sports’ NHL 10, hosted by Xbox Canada of course!
AndPOP was in tow to witness the launch of what may very well be this year’s best hockey title. In a town that loves their hockey hundreds lined up early, a pick-up street hockey game was going on across the street, and anticipation was high for the clock to strike midnight. Read more…
Are you excited for EA Sports NHL 10? If you’re Canadian, probably. The #1 selling console game in Canada has it’s launch parties in Toronto and Vancouver Monday, September 14. The Toronto party will be at the Yonge and Dundas Future Shop with Wendel Clark and Ian White (of Maple Leafs fame) from 9pm to 11:45pm, and in Vancouver’s Granville and Robson Future Shop with Trevor Linden of the Canucks. The Future Shop locations will be open until 1am, so check it out if you’re not too busy… and on a Monday night, what’s your excuse?
EA Montreal’s Army of Two: 40th Day has been confirmed to ship come January 12 2010 in North America and January 8 in Europe. As part of a special Bonus those who pre-order the game, you will receive a special multiplayer mode known as Extraction. This mode pits up to four players against wave after wave of enemies. A very popular choice to include such a mode if you ask me. With 40th day join your favourite mercs Rios and Salem as they do what they do best in Shanghai, dealing with tons of chaos.
If you haven’t pre-ordered the game then unfortunately this mode will remain locked until 1 month after the games release where it will be open for everyone. Time sensitive exclusive content is not certainly new these days but pre-order time sensitive content certainly is.
Looks like CAPTAIN Shepard is searching for new recruits, and if this video is any indication, he’s going to have quite the gang of space ass-kickers!
It seems from the video below that Mass Effect 2 brings into effect personalities of those involved in the battle beyond just the skills and techniques of those in Mass Effect 1. Case in point is the introduction of Grunt, a blood-hungry Krogan. He is violent, he is unpredictable and he has never been truely defeated in battle. He’s dangerous, and he’s on your side.
Enjoy the video after the break as more are expected in the future before Mass Effect 2‘s release. Read more…
A Glorious Swing!
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10
You know a little more than a decade ago I remember golf breaking into the gaming scene. Back then Tiger Woods was fast on his way to becoming a worldwide recognizable sports icon, which meant we were going to get a new game franchise thrown our way. Besides the Hotshotz series of games, we had nothing really serious and cool on the consoles… well Mario Golf was definitely one of the better titles out there on the N64.
My first Tiger Woods PGA Tour experience was with the 2004 edition. I was amazed at how gorgeous this game looked running on a ps2, it played like a deeper, realistic version of the famed Hotshotz golf games. Suddenly we had an alternative to the arcade-like golf games on our consoles. Read more…
The best selling PC and Mac game of June ’09 is going to have an expansion pack!
But I bet you already knew something was coming!
It’s Sims 3 World Adventures! Read more…
Dan Slutz, 17, of Canton, Ohio Wins National “INVENT A GAME CHALLENGE” and $10,000 U.S. Savings Bond.
Dan who is 17, beat out the other contestants and secured first place with his game Rythm. The game will soon be produced and submitted as a free online game by EA. Well done DAN!!
Oh that’s Dan, the second tallest lad 3rd from the right.
EA and Dark Horse have announced a new comic series called Mass Effect: Redemption. The narrative will bridge the gap between the first and second video games. Commander Shepard must fight for survival away from his crew on the Normandy while his close companion, Dr. Liara T’Soni, tries to bring him back. Read more…
EA announced its development on Command and Conquer 4.
Quite interesting since amidst the plethora of EA titles this E3 we still keep getting new surprises even after!
As C&C 4′s lead producer puts it, when talking about this new ambitious project, “Command & Conquer is a powerful franchise with an amazing 15-year legacy. We are thrilled to bring the dramatic Tiberium saga to a conclusion in Command & Conquer 4. This game is designed to give fans all the answers they’ve been looking for,” said Mike Glosecki, “With its objective-based multiplayer mode, persistent player progression and all-in-one mobile base, players will experience Command & Conquer like never before.”
Obviously more to come in terms of game play, but it’s safe to say they are working on a new multiplayer mode and tons of single player cheesy cutscenes!
Check out the trailer after the break. Read more…
That’s right folks, everyone’s favourite foam imitation of war and death is turning 40 this year and to celebrate EA is unleashing a new Nerf video game entitled Nerf 2: “N-Strike” Elite.
Exclusively for the Nintendo Wii Nerf 2 will come this fall coupled with a freshly designed blue Nerf Switch Shot EX-3 blaster and attachable decoder lense. This new toy gun controller conglomerate will provide a mix of covert operation elements and shoot-em up fun.
The sequel to last year’s Nerf “N-Strike” (little fact: This was EA’s second best-selling Wii title as well as a top 20 Wii title in 2008 by revenue) will provide what you loved about the first title with much much more, “cranking up every element of the experience starting with the new 3-in-1 blaster that will have kids’ jaws dropping as hidden gameplay elements come into focus through a Nerf decoder scope” says Chip Lange, GM of EA’s Hasbro division.
Millions of upgrade combinations, a new army of robots to defeat, and enhanced co-op play will make this Nerf title a level beyond last year’s toy-game mashup.
Spore Galactic Adventure
For the PC
The expansion pack for the stellar Spore series.
Giving the player the opportunity to make their creations into a space captain and go the route of galactic conquest.. or exploration. Creating missions and sharing them online is a big plus as well as now having the opportunity to download custom missions created by the writers at ROBOT CHICKEN!