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Madden 15 Announcement Trailer

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Sports games don’t really need an announcement; fans of the franchise all know they’ll be coming out eventually. But, that hasn’t stopped EA from letting us known that the next game in their NFL franchise, Madden 15, will touchdown into shops this coming August.

The trailer below stars Panthers LB, and reigning defensive player of the year, Luke Kuechly transforming.

We’re assuming that EA are going to go down the same route that saw Vikings RB, Adrian Peterson, take the cover of Madden 25. But, it could be a nice change to see both the defensive player of the year, and offensive player of the year lining up together. If EA are going to do this, expect to see the legendary arm of Denver Broncos QB, Peyton Manning, being displayed in future Madden 15 trailers.

Goodison Park Makes its Gaming Debut

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Goodison Park will make its gaming debut in FIFA 14, after Everton penned a new two-year deal to secure EA SPORTS as the Club’s official gaming partner until the end of the 2014/15 season.

The announcement follows on from a successful partnership with the sports entertainment brand over the past two years, and the inclusion of Everton’s iconic stadium in the latest version of FIFA 14 is a prominent feature of the deal.

EA SPORTS committed to featuring Goodison in its most lifelike format in the popular football video game and paid a visit earlier this year to capture the all-important details of one of the oldest football grounds in the world.

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Dan Holman, Head of UK Product Marketing, EA SPORTS said: “We’re delighted to extend our partnership with Everton and especially to be adding Goodison Park to the stadium roster in FIFA 14. This will ensure fans will get a completely authentic experience. We look forward to working closely with the club over the next two years.”

Everton’ s Commercial Director Dave Biggar said: “We’re delighted that EA SPORTS are once again joining our portfolio of official partners – and even more so that Goodison will make its debut in FIFA 14. The game is hugely popular so we have no doubt that Evertonians will be looking forward to playing inside the stadium, even if it is in a virtual sense!”

Not only will Evertonians be able to enjoy playing in the home of the Blues in their virtual world, their favourite stars will be more realistic than ever in the new game.

Everton’s first team line-up underwent a 360-degree 3D digital head scan at the Club’s training ground so that EA SPORTS could make their virtual counterparts as lifelike as possible.

As part of the partnership, a special Everton FIFA 14 cover will be available for supporters to download for free when the game is launched on Friday 27 September. A very limited-edition game with a wrapped Everton sleeve will be also be available to buy in store at Everton One or Everton Two and online at evertondirect.com.

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GRID 2: LiveRoutes Trailer

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Making us even more excited for the release of GRID 2, Codemasters today revealed another new feature; LiveRoutes, which will feature exclusively in GRID 2.

Offering millions of route possibilities, LiveRoutes comes into play for specific events in the game’s city environments – Paris, Barcelona, Chicago, Miami and Dubai. Junctions on LiveRoutes circuits can switch the track up to six different ways, as LiveRoutes randomly selects a route through the city.

LiveRoutes is the new challenge event that we’re most proud of in GRID 2. It’s as fresh to racing games as Flashback was when we introduced it as a mechanic in the original GRID.

said Clive Moody, Senior Executive Producer for GRID 2 at Codemasters.

In a LiveRoutes event, you don’t know what’s coming next and it turns each race into a test of your racecraft, car handling and reactions on circuits that cannot be learnt. In both career mode and online, LiveRoutes offers near limitless possibilities in every race and it’s a great leveller, even for the most experienced racing game players.

So there have it, LiveRoutes sounds like a great new features. The new LiveRoutes video (below) shows how the road changes ahead dynamically on different play-throughs, creating new routes through GRID 2’s Paris Street Racing environment. Let us know your thoughts below.

 

Square Enix Launch Hitman HD: Trilogy Comp To Win Custom Agent 47 Xbox 360

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To celebrate the upcoming release of Hitman HD: Trilogy, Square Enix are running a competition on a specially created site: www.WhoIs47.com. Gamers are encouraged to submit their own art works paying homage to their favourite moments from Hitman Contracts, Hitman 2 and Hitman Blood Money – all games that feature on the collection when Hitman HD: Trilogy launches on January 29th in North America. Continue reading Square Enix Launch Hitman HD: Trilogy Comp To Win Custom Agent 47 Xbox 360

Arkham City: Harley Quinn’s Revenge DLC Review

Fans of Rocksteady’s Batman games have been waiting for story DLC for a long time now, the addition of Nightwing and Robin in challenge maps outside of the main story were welcome if not necessarily desired additions. Harley Quinns Revenge is original, well written and enjoyable for all of the 45 minutes it will take you to finish it which , ultimately is a real shame.

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Opinion Piece: Is Bullet Time Overused In Games Today?

With Max Payne 3 now released, and boasting very impressive sales figures, it would seem the gaming public has lapped up Max Payne’s.. pain and thrown themselves full throttle into the bullet time mechanic that was essentially made popular by the arrival of the Matrix films and the first in the Max Payne series.

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