In these tough economic times where it’s becoming harder to pay for what people want, we understand that used games might be the way for some people to enjoy gaming. Apparently, Electronic Arts doesn’t understand – they plan to charge you $10 if you want online capabilities to be unlocked on your used game.
Yes, you heard right. The way it works is that your EA Sports game is shipped with a redeemable code. That code contains the unlock for online play and a few bonus things they threw in there. It’s not like entering long codes isn’t annoying enough, but for online play? Come on EA! If you’re one of the people that bought the used game you’re given a 7 day grace period to try out the game online with the bonus content but then you’ll have to pony up for it.
It has been confirmed today that the upcoming game Call of Duty: Black Ops by Treyarch will be featuring four-player co-op. If you remember, Modern Warfare 2 promised co-op but pulled it out of the game before release because it supposedly ruined the single-player experience. One character you are confirmed to play as is a Black Ops agent during a recent showing on a mission with a lot of stealth.
At least some of this story will take place during 1968 which is around an intense time of the Cold War. Treyarch studio head Mark Lamia said, ”The team is really excited about creating a game in this period… We really felt like it was fertile ground for us and we could provide something fresh for gamers.” Call of Duty: Black Ops is due to release later this year on the Xbox 360 and the PlayStation 3.
UPDATE – The release date for PC, PS3, Xbox 360, and Wii will be November 9th of this year for Call of Duty: Black Ops.
The Battlefield: Bad Company 2 update that DICE released last month has been confirmed to hit the game’s PS3 and Xbox 360 versions next week.On May 11th, the changes detailed in this post will go live on PS3 and Xbox 360 along with the following additional tweaks based on feedback from the PC update
It looks like a forum member of NeoGAF got their hands on the next issue of Game Informer a little bit early and he posted his findings for information on LittleBigPlanet 2 that was supposedly in the magazine. The forum member posted a good amount of details, which can be seen after the break but some of the most important information is that LittleBigPlanet 2 will be much more than the simple platformer level creater that LittleBigPlanet is now.
LittleBigPlanet 2 will let you create racing, strategy, puzzle, role-playing games, shooters and the list goes on, you will also be able to add your own HUD to your levels too. There is also options to assigning your own buttons to certain tools in your levels like vehicles. You will be able to make much smarter, more detailed enemy AI. The game will also let people create their own short films with tools and everything!
The story will also focus on different periods of time and don’t worry, you will be able to transfer all of your levels, DLC, costumes etc… to LittleBigPlanet 2 so it will be quick and easy. The full list from the NeoGAF Forums is found after the break.
With the highly anticipated Electronic Entertainment Expo 2010 (or E3 as we call) just around the corner, why don’t we do a little rundown of the list of games that has been “confirmed and announced” so far by the publishers and developers.
♦ MW2 Stimulus Package
♦ EyePet Avatars
♦ Flower Soundtrack
♦ FirstPlay Episode 005
List of full content after the break.
Here is an entire rundown of the information and Screens, make sure you check after the break for the full story & screenshots. Also let us know what you think in the comments section! these Screenshots look impressive to me and i know this is an early build.
Cullen Gray (“Ops Com”)
Force: NATO ISF
Born the son of a naval analyst and a civilian geologist, Cullen Gray was exposed to travel and the military way of life from his earliest years. After graduating from a military university with an outstanding record, he served active duty special forces before being identified by NATO as a candidate for the Limited Resources Deployment (LRD) program. The LRD initiative was considered part of the New Warfare paradigm, which theorized that costly military operations could be significantly optimized by deployment of elite “troubleshooters” able to leverage only the resources at hand to resolve high-risk or remote field missions with a high rate of success.
It’s already hard enough for activision that the founders of Infinity Ward Vince Zampella and Jason West left the company and started their own and started a new studio called Respawn Entertainment. After that was done, employee after employee is leaving Infinity Ward, most to join Respawn Entertainment.. But now, it looks like Activision is getting sued for over $500 million dollars in court!
The “Infinity Ward Employee Group” is 38 plaintiffs that has filed a lawsuit in the Los Angeles Superior Court, the group consists of former and even current employees of Infinity Ward. The group wants $75 million USD to $125 million in compensatory damages and $75 to $500 million in punitive damages. They claimed that Activision owed them $28 million in bonuses, and are owed another $54 million.
Activision says that they have paid their bonuses correctly and they said they “look forward to getting judicial confirmation that our position is right.”
Hey guys, this is just a short little post to let you know that the US Playstation Store updates will be moving to Tuesdays every week instead of the usual Thursdays. This was confirmed in this weeks episode of The PlayStation Network Informational show “Pulse.”Apparently Europe’s PlayStation Store updates are going to be moved to Wednesday’s and I’m not sure how that will work out not in congruency with the U.S. There is also no word on if PlayStation Home content updates will change either.
I’m glad they moved the Store Updating to Tuesday, because now it is the same as Xbox Live’s weekly update, and various content releases should hopefully be released at the same times. Of couse this isn’t a huge change, but i prefer it. What do you guys think?
The Numbers for March are here, the month of games like God of War III and Final Fantasy XIII (Which managed to sell a lot this month) but surprisingly there wasn’t a big surge in console sales compared to last month especially with the systems with these games like the PS3 and the 360. Games like God of War III and Pokemon managed to top one million in sales last month, Final FantasyXIII neared 900,000.
Nintendo DS 701,000 SOLD ↑ 88K (14%)
Nintendo Wii 558,000 SOLD ↑ 160K (40%)
Xbox 360 338,000 SOLD ↓ 84K (-20%)
PlayStation 3 314,000 SOLD ↓ 46K (-13%)
PSP 120,000 SOLD ↓ 13K (-10%)
PlayStation 2 118,000 SOLD ↑ 16K (16%)
Games sales are after the break.