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Mass Effect 3 multiplayer promos lack Sony approval

By Steve Watts, Apr 12, 2012 10:30am PDT

Mass Effect 3's multiplayer mode has gotten special weekends on PC and Xbox 360, but BioWare says Sony is standing in the way of offering the same for PlayStation 3 players.


"What are you playing on? If its PC add me to your Origin friends list. Same as my shackname. ..."

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Crysis 3 announced, coming to PC, PS3, and Xbox 360

By Andrew Yoon, Apr 11, 2012 10:50am PDT

Crysis 3 has been announced--but only after a series of leaks forced publisher Electronic Arts to confirm the game's existence.


"I wish everything was on Steam but I've never denied myself a game I wanted to play because it ..."

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BioWare enamored with Kinect after Mass Effect 3

By Steve Watts, Mar 30, 2012 2:15pm PDT

BioWare's Casey Hudson talks about how the company developed the Kinect functionality in Mass Effect 3, calling the device "the future of interactive storytelling."


"They go hand in hand so the answer is no. The SDK is specifically designed to use all of the ..."

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Mass Effect 3 multiplayer weekend rewards promotions

By Steve Watts, Mar 28, 2012 2:15pm PDT

Mass Effect 3 is hosting another multiplayer bonus weekend, this time giving out prizes for promoting two characters individually, and the community promoting 150,000 characters collectively.


"The multiplayer needs more campaign and less arcade action. Thinking more along the lines of a ..."

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SimCity to use always-on DRM, no mod tools at launch

By Steve Watts, Mar 28, 2012 1:30pm PDT

SimCity will use always-online DRM, even for private, single-player matches, and won't support mod tools at launch.


"Wow, are you serious? Opinions can't be wrong? So if I think it's okay to take someones life, ..."

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Battlefield 3 PS3 server rentals priced

By Steve Watts, Mar 27, 2012 9:45am PDT

Battlefield 3 has gotten its large PlayStation 3 update, and with it DICE is beginning the server rentals for the system. The company outlined its pricing model today.


"eh ask the other 360 shackers that use to play with me Besides that. Now i'm in the mood to ..."

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Battlefield 3 patch brings console server rentals, PS3 anti-aliasing option

By Steve Watts, Mar 23, 2012 3:00pm PDT

Battlefield 3 is getting ready to push out a game update that addresses several issues and balance tweaks, plus adds new functionality to the console versions.


"dude, have you played BF3 on a console? It looks like shit, runs like shit, and plays like shit. ..."

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Mass Effect 3 gets 'N7 Bounty' bonus XP weekend

By Steve Watts, Mar 23, 2012 12:30pm PDT

Mass Effect 3 is hosting another bonus weekend, this time giving out 25% more XP across all platforms, enemy types, maps, and challenge levels.


"I love how they've got Bioware now has gamers jumping through hoops for them, for treats! "Roll ..."

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Mass Effect 3 faces getting fixed in next patch

By Steve Watts, Mar 23, 2012 12:00pm PDT

The Mass Effect 3 face importing glitch is getting a patch, currently going through testing and certification.


"i have trouble on the 360. it likes to crash on loading screens occasionally :("

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Mass Effect 3 team to provide 'clarity' and 'closure,' details in April

By Steve Watts, Mar 21, 2012 9:30am PDT

BioWare co-founder Dr. Ray Muzyka promises that the Mass Effect 3 team is paying attention to feedback, and planning "a number of game content initiatives to help answer the questions" left by the ending.


"They are slipping. Can you find this level of disgust when talking about BG, NWN or KOTOR? No, ..."

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Dragon Age 2 expansion canceled for 'other opportunities'

By Steve Watts, Mar 20, 2012 8:45am PDT

Dragon Age 2 executive producer Mark Darrah has revealed that an expansion for the game was canceled in favor of "other DA opportunities."


"I too am slightly saddened by the lack of more DLC or an expansion. As flawed as it was I had ..."

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SimCity's GlassBox engine shown off

By Steve Watts, Mar 20, 2012 8:15am PDT

SimCity gameplay lead Dan Moskowitz talks about some details of the Glass Box engine running the upcoming title.


"Driving straight through a line of pedestrians is the best part. Although to be fair, the ..."

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EA looking into Battlefield subscription service

By Steve Watts, Mar 19, 2012 1:00pm PDT

EA Games' Patrick Sonderlund says the company is "looking at" a subscription model, but isn't ready to talk about specific plans.


"it has always been a problem with me, however the mechanics in BF3 are way worse than before, ..."

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Rumor: Mass Effect 3 multiplayer DLC spotted

By Steve Watts, Mar 13, 2012 9:15am PDT

A supposed screen grab from the Mass Effect 3 developer server shows off playable classes for the Geth and Batarian race, plus special classes for the Asari and Krogan.


"Yeah, I was thinking how awesome a L4D style horde (point A to point B) would work with ME3. And ..."

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EA trademarks 'Full Contact Bingo'

By Steve Watts, Mar 12, 2012 8:00am PDT

EA has registered two trademarks for "Full Contact Bingo," covering a downloadable, online game available on computers and wireless devices.