Gaming publisher Electronic Arts has decided to eliminate Online Passes for all future and past games. This means it will retroactively remove mandatory Online Passes from its past titles, beginning with the EA Sports games such as Madden. Online Passes are a controversial system that require physical disc owner to input a one-time use serial number to access multiplayer features.
At the Stifel 2013 Technology Conference in New York this week, EA CFO Blake Jorgenson stated that Electronic Arts is planning to release games on the current generation of consoles until at least 2017.
Rockstar announced today that pre-orders for the Grand Theft Auto 5 Special Edition and Collector’s Edition are now available at select retailers. The studio has also clarified information on the two versions.
Just as they did with the PlayStation 4, GameStop is now signing up Power Up Rewards gamers who want to pre-order the just announced Xbox One. GameStop attracted nearly 1 million gamers when they did this with the Playstation 4.
Well, this Arkham situation just got a heck of a lot more confusing. During the Dallas Comic Con, veteran Batman voice actor Kevin Conroy announced that he would be appearing in a future installment of the Arkham series.
After much teasing, the full length trailer for Batman: Arkham Origins has been released. Walking in the footsteps of Arkham City, the preview doesn't include any gameplay, but is fortunately still a pretty stunning introduction to the game. As featured in the teaser, the new video mainly focuses on an awesome showdown between Batman and Deathstroke. Give it a watch below.
Sony has released a short 30 second trailer for the Playstation 4, teasing, but never revealing the device in full. The ad shows off a few blurry and super close-up images. From this quick look though, the PS4 does not look much different from any other PlayStation console. In fact, it looks like the PS4 may be surprisingly similar to the look of the PS3.
A Linkedin posting points towards speech recognition functionality for the PS4. Take a break and watch the news!
A job listing discovered on LinkedIn seems to indicate that Sony is aggressively pursuing voice recognition technology. A post from April 30, 2013 sough a “Speech Recognition Engineering Intern” as well as someone capable of handling “speech noise reduction, speech detection, recognition, noisy rejection, and grammar processing under various environments.”
Sony announced today the PS3 exclusive Metal Gear Solid: The Legacy Collection will be hitting North American stores on July 9 for $49.99.