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Battlefield 3 free on PlayStation Plus this week

July 1st, 2013 No comments
Battlefield 3 is this week's free PS Plus game
PlayStation Plus subscribers can download Battlefield 3 for free after tomorrow's store update. Other free PS Plus games set aside for July include Jet Set Radio, Metal Slug XX, Dokuro and Oddworld: Munch's Oddysee HD.

PlayStation pals across the pond can add Battlefield 3 to their Instant Game collections sometime during July, though Sony Europe hasn't given a precise date yet. Saints Row: The Third, which wielded its purple dildo against Plus subscribers in North America last month, is also on the way to Europe.

JoystiqBattlefield 3 free on PlayStation Plus this week originally appeared on Joystiq on Mon, 01 Jul 2013 19:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Darkspore removed from Steam following server complaints

July 1st, 2013 No comments
Electronic Arts' Darkspore has been removed from Steam, likely due to server-related issues that make it unplayable. The top-down action RPG, which requires an always-on connection, has suffered from server problems since launch in 2011, according to Polygon.

The latest missive on the game's official forum thanks players for supporting the game, and says the connectivity issue has been resolved. It concludes, "We will continue to support Darkspore, so feel free to continue to discuss the game here." Darkspore continues to be available on EA's Origin digital distribution service.

Curiously, an earlier message on the forum (since removed) suggested an end of support for the game. "Darkspore is no longer developed. It is for almost all intents and purposes an abandoned title," it read. It went on to urge customers to contact EA customer support for any technical issues and that "Error Code 4" had arisen for the "majority" of Darkspore players.

JoystiqDarkspore removed from Steam following server complaints originally appeared on Joystiq on Mon, 01 Jul 2013 17:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Airships arrive in SimCity

June 29th, 2013 No comments
Airships arrive in SimCity
The world's most whimsically impractical mode of transportation (read: airships) is now available to SimCity mayors willing to part with about $9. This means that Goodyear tire enthusiasts and steampunk aficionados alike can now bond even more deeply over their shared love of lighter-than-air travel, provided they've already bonded over their shared love of city-building games. Look, we're still working on this fanfic.

The Airships Set, available on Origin for $8.99, includes an "Airship Hanger" for receiving/removing tourists, a "Commuter Airship Mooring" for local metropolitan commuters, two hot air balloon parks and "Event blimps" that appear during sporting events and the like. The set also includes two achievements, neither of which involve declaring the relative humanity of something, at least as far as we know.

JoystiqAirships arrive in SimCity originally appeared on Joystiq on Sat, 29 Jun 2013 22:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Airships arrive in SimCity

June 29th, 2013 No comments
Airships arrive in SimCity
The world's most whimsically impractical mode of transportation (read: airships) is now available to SimCity mayors willing to part with about $9. This means that Goodyear tire enthusiasts and steampunk aficionados alike can now bond even more deeply over their shared love of lighter-than-air travel, provided they've already bonded over their shared love of city-building games. Look, we're still working on this fanfic.

The Airships Set, available on Origin for $8.99, includes an "Airship Hanger" for receiving/removing tourists, a "Commuter Airship Mooring" for local metropolitan commuters, two hot air balloon parks and "Event blimps" that appear during sporting events and the like. The set also includes two achievements, neither of which involve declaring the relative humanity of something, at least as far as we know.

JoystiqAirships arrive in SimCity originally appeared on Joystiq on Sat, 29 Jun 2013 22:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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FIFA 14 to feature Messi and Chicharito on North American cover

June 29th, 2013 No comments
FIFA 14 to feature Messi and Chicharito on North American cover
The North American cover for FIFA 14 will feature both Lionel Messi and Manchester United's Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez, EA Sports announced. Fans in the US will have the option of the dual-athlete cover or the global cover, which only features Messi. Hernandez will also have his own solo cover art for the game in Mexico.

The FIFA cover was announced as part of a multi-year endorsement deal signed by Hernandez with EA Sports. The publisher noted that Hernandez will specifically appear on Xbox 360 and PS3 versions of the game. EA Sports also recently announced that New Jersey Devils goalie Martin Brodeur won the cover vote for NHL 14.

The FIFA series has a distinct trend in terms of its cover athletes. Messi seems much more distraught this year compared to the FIFA 13 cover. It's likely that he's fully taken over the "angry shouting guy" duties previously held by Wayne Rooney as recently as FIFA 12. If the trend holds up, we await a ticked-off Chicharito on the box for FIFA 15.

JoystiqFIFA 14 to feature Messi and Chicharito on North American cover originally appeared on Joystiq on Sat, 29 Jun 2013 18:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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FIFA 14 to feature Messi and Chicharito on North American cover

June 29th, 2013 No comments
FIFA 14 to feature Messi and Chicharito on North American cover
The North American cover for FIFA 14 will feature both Lionel Messi and Manchester United's Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez, EA Sports announced. Fans in the US will have the option of the dual-athlete cover or the global cover, which only features Messi. Hernandez will also have his own solo cover art for the game in Mexico.

The FIFA cover was announced as part of a multi-year endorsement deal signed by Hernandez with EA Sports. The publisher noted that Hernandez will specifically appear on Xbox 360 and PS3 versions of the game. EA Sports also recently announced that New Jersey Devils goalie Martin Brodeur won the cover vote for NHL 14.

The FIFA series has a distinct trend in terms of its cover athletes. Messi seems much more distraught this year compared to the FIFA 13 cover. It's likely that he's fully taken over the "angry shouting guy" duties previously held by Wayne Rooney as recently as FIFA 12. If the trend holds up, we await a ticked-off Chicharito on the box for FIFA 15.

JoystiqFIFA 14 to feature Messi and Chicharito on North American cover originally appeared on Joystiq on Sat, 29 Jun 2013 18:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Devils’ Martin Brodeur named NHL 14 cover athlete

June 29th, 2013 No comments
Devils' Martin Brodeur named NHL 14 cover athlete

EA Sports' NHL series will see a goalie on the box for the first time since NHL 97, as Martin Brodeur of the New Jersey Devils won the annual cover vote to become the cover athlete for NHL 14. Brodeur beat out runner-up Sergei Bobrovsky, Columbus Blue Jackets goalie. Brobrovsky won this year's Vezina Trophy, which is given to the goaltender that is considered the best in the league.

The cover vote tallied over 22 million votes, though EA has not revealed how the votes break down. NHL 14 is coming to Xbox 360 and PS3 in North America on September 10, and will launch worldwide on September 13.

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JoystiqDevils' Martin Brodeur named NHL 14 cover athlete originally appeared on Joystiq on Sat, 29 Jun 2013 10:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Devils’ Martin Brodeur named NHL 14 cover athlete

June 29th, 2013 No comments
Devils' Martin Brodeur named NHL 14 cover athlete

EA Sports' NHL series will see a goalie on the box for the first time since NHL 97, as Martin Brodeur of the New Jersey Devils won the annual cover vote to become the cover athlete for NHL 14. Brodeur beat out runner-up Sergei Bobrovsky, Columbus Blue Jackets goalie. Brobrovsky won this year's Vezina Trophy, which is given to the goaltender that is considered the best in the league.

The cover vote tallied over 22 million votes, though EA has not revealed how the votes break down. NHL 14 is coming to Xbox 360 and PS3 in North America on September 10, and will launch worldwide on September 13.

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JoystiqDevils' Martin Brodeur named NHL 14 cover athlete originally appeared on Joystiq on Sat, 29 Jun 2013 10:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Devils’ Martin Brodeur named NHL 14 cover athlete

June 29th, 2013 No comments
Devils' Martin Brodeur named NHL 14 cover athlete

EA Sports' NHL series will see a goalie on the box for the first time since NHL 97, as Martin Brodeur of the New Jersey Devils won the annual cover vote to become the cover athlete for NHL 14. Brodeur beat out runner-up Sergei Bobrovsky, Columbus Blue Jackets goalie. Brobrovsky won this year's Vezina Trophy, which is given to the goaltender that is considered the best in the league.

The cover vote tallied over 22 million votes, though EA has not revealed how the votes break down. NHL 14 is coming to Xbox 360 and PS3 in North America on September 10, and will launch worldwide on September 13.

Continue reading Devils' Martin Brodeur named NHL 14 cover athlete

JoystiqDevils' Martin Brodeur named NHL 14 cover athlete originally appeared on Joystiq on Sat, 29 Jun 2013 10:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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EA’s Wilson wants to ‘reestablish Origin as a service to gamers’

June 27th, 2013 No comments
EA's Wilson wants to 'reestablish Origin as a service to gamers'
EA's Vice President Andrew Wilson told GamesIndustry International at E3 this year that the company plans to "really re-establish Origin as a service to gamers, not as a means to drive transactions."

Wilson was on the initial team that planned out Origin, which he said was originally designed as "a service that makes your EA games better." Over time, however, as Chris Roberts (from the same team) told Joystiq earlier, Origin became less about adding functionality, and more about selling games in a branded store.

Origin's role, according to Wilson, is as "a complementary service that enhances your game experience irrespective of where you made the transaction. That's the shift you're going to see from us."

Wilson admits that the change will take time, but would like to send a clear message to EA's Origin users: "W
e get it. We understand it. We have heard, we have made some changes already in terms of how we do things, and we're looking at more changes that we'll talk about over the coming months that really are gamer-focused."

JoystiqEA's Wilson wants to 'reestablish Origin as a service to gamers' originally appeared on Joystiq on Thu, 27 Jun 2013 20:45:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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