Well this kinda came out of nowhere. EA Games just announced and launched a brand new subscription service on Xbox One called EA Access. I guess you could call a Gamefly or Netflix on Demand like service but exclusively for EA Games.
You can either pay $5 a month or $30 for an entire year and get unlimited access to a large catalog of EA's games on the Xbox One.
Additionally, subscribers get at 10% discount on digital content such as DLC, full game downloads and access to games a week before they hit stores.
The service is in beta right now so the only titles available are...
Games coming to the service in the future include...
This service is great for people who play the sports games. Since most people only play those games for a year anyways, you can get access to them for only $30 rather than paying $60 for each one.
No word yet on if the service is coming to other consoles.
Good news everybody! When Zen Pinball 2 was announced for the Xbox One, there was this little elephant in the room known as not being able to import tables purchased on the 360. That would have meant that you would have to buy all your old tables again.
Well, that's not the case any longer. Zen will let you import tables from your Xbox 360, but there's a small price. Zen Pinball 2 will now be delayed until sometime in August.
I don't think anyone's going to complain that a delay will let you play your old tables you have on the 360. That's pretty good of Zen to nip this in the bud and make it possible. The Xbox One version was the only one lacking cross-buy and now, Zen's going to make it right when the game is released in August.\
Dragon Age: Inquisition's October release date seems like it will never arrive, but here is a new dev diary to ease the wait. This one goes over the combat system in the game. It looks like the tactical camera strikes healthy balance between turn-based strategy and real-time action. Turn-based systems always felt cumbersome to me but I might actually be able to get my micro on in this game's elegant setup.
The cast of voice actors has been revealed in the latest behind-the-scenes trailer for upcoming LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham. Most notably the cast includes Adam West along with Troy Baker, Laura Bailey, and Travis Willingham to name a few. West will provide his voice talent for the game's new 1960's mode, which translates into mega nostalgia for Batman fans.
LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham will be available this fall for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PC, Wii U, and Nintendo 3DS.
The first story trailer for Call of Duty:Advanced Warfare is now out in the wild and it's an interesting change for the series. In the aftermath of a global terrorist attack the US government reaches out to Atlas, a private military company (PMC), to help protect the country and rebuild. Over time the company takes over a lot of the functions of government which isn't something you want a private company to do.
It's an interesting take on how the current US government uses PMC's to augment its forces overseas but taken several levels beyond that.
The trailer is chock full of new gamplay footage and lots of Kevin Spacey chewing up scenery. I'm almost willing to bet that Atlas is behind the attacks at some level but we'll find out for sure once the game is released in November. Until then enjoy the trailer and post your speculation about the plot in the comments.
Nintendo gave us plenty of details on their Amiibo figure initiative at E3, but here's a closer look at the first 13 figures. These are probably prototypes but the sculpting and paint apps look quite professional nonetheless. It's hard to believe that in a few short months I'll actually have a reason to care about that shelf of plastic trinkets and RFID chips in every supermarket and electronics store in America. Thanks to Nintendolife for the closer look!
Source and Image credit: Nintendolife
Xbox Entertainment Studios may have flopped (Television! Television! TV TV!) but one of the few interesting projects to survive its closure is Atari: Game Over. This is the story of how industry hubris created one of the worst games in history...and how director Zack Penn went to unearth the festering tomb in the New Mexico desert. To be honest, I'm still a little surprised this isn't an urban legend. The documentary premiers on Xbox 360, Xbox One and Xboxvideo.com this fall.
Sometimes I wonder how many more games WB Interactive and wring out of the space between Hobbit and Fellowship of the Ring, but at least Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor explores a little-known but important character. Your character, Talion, encounters the ghost of the blacksmith who forged the rings of power in the first place. I'm not really a LOTR fan but that still sounds like one hell of a premise to me.
Bandai Namco was on hand at Comic Con last week and they had the first story trailer for Tekken 7. It looks like Heihatchi is on the warpath again. There's a lot of plot and buildup in this trailer but I would've preferred gameplay to cutscenes and concept art.