The Illustrious Pirates pack unlocks various retailer exclusive content for Black Flag, including new costumes and missions. It's currently only available on consoles, with a PC release expected tomorrow.
In a post on the UbiBlog
community manager Anna Ficek-Madej reassured fans of the strategy franchise that the upcoming EndWar Online
is not intended to replace a sequel to the original 2008 title.
A product description for Creative Assembly's upcoming Alien: Isolation briefly appeared on Xbox.com before being pulled, confirming a couple of facts about the next installment in the franchise.
EA's Origin distribution service is currently offline, with players unable to connect to the store, make purchases or play multiplayer.
Hacker group DERP has taken responsibility for the attacks via their Twitter page, claiming to have "directed the Gaben Laser Beam at the EA login servers". EA Support is working to resolve the issue.
Gamers who bought a Madden
game in the past few years have started getting their cut of the $27M court settlement Electronic Arts made. The original settlement
was made back in July 2012, but was later tripled this year in April.
Obsidian worked on one Star Wars-licensed game, the potentially brilliant Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords, which was forced out the door by the now-defunct LucasArts unfinished. Now that Electronic Arts holds the license exclusively, the studio would love to do another Star Wars game.
The name of the next-generation of Xbox console has been speculated on for the past couple of months. The "Durango" codename has been fairly established, but the actual title has been reported as the Xbox Next, Xbox 8, Xbox Infinity, and Xbox 720.
EA has fought against claims the publisher tried to acquire Oddworld Inhabitants in the early 2000s. Spokesman Jeff Brown gave a stirring response to Lorne Lanning's previously published interview.
led software sales in the UK for August 2012, with NCAA Football 13
, the collegiate American football EA Sports title, making a surprising #4 appearance. Sleeping Dogs
, which topped
the weekly charts for two straight weeks, debuted at #6.
Electronic Arts chief operating officer Peter Moore believes that a good amount of the backlash against downloadable content these days are from gamers who were console gamers from the days of the PlayStation 2 and earlier.
Merely weeks after HMV confirmed it was cutting store space dedicated to gaming, the company has changed its mind.
As GAME continues to move forward after recent troubles, five senior team members will be leaving the company in a management restructure.
For gamers who were eagerly awaiting the Halo movie, a new book by Jamie Russell, Generation Xbox: How Videogames Invaded Hollywood, revealed why the film was never produced. In short, Microsoft refused to play ball with Hollywood, due to their "unfamiliarity" with the studio system.
Killzone developer Guerrilla Games' co-founder Arjan Brussee has left the Netherlands-based company to become an executive producer at Visceral Games, which is best known for the Dead Space series. Guerrilla was started in 2004 by Brussee and Arnout van der Kamp.
creator Markus "Notch" Persson created a sir when he expressed an interest in funding a sequel to Double Fine's cult hit Psychonauts, and it seems that rumors have gotten out of hand, according to the developer, culminating in the report he allegedly stated he could cover the entire $13M cost
of Psychonauts 2.
Minecraft creator Markus "Notch" Persson is so devoted to the idea of helping Tim Schafer and Double Fine produce Psychonauts 2, he's pledged he could personally cover the entire $13M in development costs for the game.
The PlayStation 3 remake of the classic Xbox platformer set in the bizarre setting of Oddworld, Oddworld: Munch's Oddysee, will be hitting PlayStation Network in the second quarter of 2012, according to the developer Just Add Water in a pair of tweets.
Back in March, Bioware brought up the possibility of releasing a new Jade Empire title, which has maintained a following since its release in 2009 on the Xbox then later the PC. The developer has once again teased the possibility of a Jade Empire 2.
Character James Sunderland gets a new voice in Konami's Silent Hill 2 HD remake, and actor Troy Baker defends the process and the decisions that led to it.
They're "tied to the original performances" when re-recording which causes problems, in expectation and execution. New voice is original actor's fault.
In one of the Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary Edition documentaries by Bungie, some interesting opinions come to light from some members of the developer regarding Halo 2's campaign. One even called it a "disastrous flaming turd of failure".