Of the new games demonstrated at Apple's event this morning, the most impressive had to be Need For Speed: Undercover, the latest title in the popular Electronic Arts series. Intended for the iPod touch and iPhone, it's controlled both by the touchscreen - which let you select your 3D car and tweak its setup - and by the accelerometer, it features graphics the equal of other portable gaming systems.
Video demo of Need For Speed: Undercover after the cut
Logitech has announced the new Logitech Speed Force Wireless racing wheel for the Wii. The wheel will be the first force feedback wheel for the Wii and is designed to work with EA Games Need for Speed Undercover.
The Speed Force Wireless racing wheel has a once-piece design with built-in gas and brake controls located on the wheel itself. The wheel has an expandable lap rest so you can adjust the wheel for how you like to play your games. The wheel uses 2.4 GHz wireless technology to allow to gaming up to 30 feet away from the actual Wii console.
EA games has reportedly refused to honor a warranty request for an Irish Rock Band customer. The customer who had a faulty pedal for his drum was told that he would have to have a replacement part shipped to a US or UK address if he wanted a replacement.
EA games if offering new game cover downloads for customers who purchased a copy of Madden 09 with Brett Favre on the cover wearing Green bay Packer colors. New covers in the form of PDF files are available from EAs website with Favre wearing his new team colors.
I don't know if any of you keep up on football or not, but Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre has been dominating the headlines over the past couple of months. From talk of coming out of retirement to playing for a different team, all eyes have pretty much been on him. Well the dust has settled, and although he did decide to go back to the Packers, it was only for a short while, as he has been traded to the New York Jets. So what does all of this have to do with video games? He happens to be on the cover of Madden '09 in his famous #4 Green Bay Packers jersey.
EA has been quick to respond to the recent events surrounding the trade of Favre to the New York Jets. They have promised to do two things in order to make the game as true-to-life as possible. First, they are going to make a downloadable alternate cover which will feature Favre in his new Jets jersey. Second, they will have a downloadable roster update on August 11 which will appropriately place Favre in the New York Jets roster.
Every time I walk down a gaming isle and see a game based off of a really bad movie, I wonder why on earth it was even created. Then I remember that some gaming studios love to try and cash in on a license in the hopes that the movie will be a success. Who cares if the game is bad, so long as the movie is good. Unfortunately in the case of say, Catwoman, neither was exactly worth sitting the whole way through. Well EA has vowed that the days of making crappy games (from movie licenses, not crappy games in general, mind you) are behind them.
How many of you still game on your Xbox? No, I'm not talking about your 360, but that old clunky box with the giant controllers. Well those of you that haven't upgraded to a current-gen console are in luck, as EA has just announced that they will be bringing Madden NFL 09 to the original Xbox.
Can your PC run Crysis? If you keep your hardware up to date, then it's possible that you can run it fairly well at the lowest, or possibly even medium settings. However, when the game first came out, almost no one was able to even able to crank it up to High at a decent resolution. We know that Crysis Warhead is going to be a little easier on your system, but how can you make sure that your PC can handle it? Just buy a new Crysis Warhead branded PC from EA.
We've been hearing rumors about a possible KOTOR MMO for what seems like ages now. Most recently we've seen a few trademark filings from LucasArts that sounded an awful lot like an MMO. Well we finally have our official confirmation on the matter from EA.