Well, that’s all she wrote – solid conference from EA. FIFA 12 looks great, Mass Effect 3 – obviously. Even though I do feel a twinge of fear when I remember the cock rock trailer. Hope there isn’t a bit of dumbing down involved. Battlefield continues to look incredible, and The Sims on Facebook – well, I look forward to blocking that from my own personal feed, but everyone knows at least a hundred people who will become obsessed with that game.
EA is moving forward in an intelligent manner it seems.
Riccitiello hammering home the no subscription thing. And rightly so.
These kinds of games are totally not my thing – but the scale and detail in Battlefield 3 is such a leap ahead of its competitors.
Can’t type. Too busy being engrossed by pretty shiny game thing.
Some smart sound design with this Tank section – it doesn’t sound like you’d expect it to, but still feels familiar.
Wow. Battlefield 3 truly does look phenomenal.
Battlefield dev is laughing as he announces Battlelog – he knows! He knows everyone’s going to love the fact that an online social service is completely free. Activision are shambling here.
Military shooters are the definition of flaccid to me – but sweet zombie Riccitiello, Battlefield 3 looks polished. Very impressed.
You know what – Activision is on the ropes. This is Battlefield’s game to win.
This trailer needs more Inception BWAAAAAAAAHS!
Pretty impressive trailer for Overstrike – I like the tone and the look. Seems snappy and smart.
Oh, unique art style – I like this already. Looks like Timesplitters almost…
Ted Price. Like a boss. With massive ears.
Overstrike is announced – near future mercenary game with innovative weaponry. I’m intrigued…
Some fresh character design there…
Reckoning eh? Production values appear to be pretty stellar for this. Another generic Fantasy RPG though?
The Sims on Facebook… what did I just watch! But impossible to deny it’s a top notch idea.
And now jaundiced Chris Walken is back. MORE COWBELL!
Do the moonwalk Peter Moore. I know you can do it!
Lots of oiled up men I don’t recognise… must be Handegg players.
It’s easy to forget just how big a deal Madden is in the states…
Looks like Madden might be getting the Fight Night Champion treatment – with a storyline mode?
EA are just refusing to take the foot of the gas with the FIFA franchise.
Ooh – big giant gamification scheme for FIFA 12. Gamification has become a dirty word, but this might work quite well.
EA Sports football club – new feature. Live service with challenges from all the big matches in the real world. “Ignites the passion” of football fans. And it’s free! Sounds brilliant, actually.
WEEZY IN THA HIZZOUSE!
Rooney you are so bald!
I like the sound of this impact engine – hopefully as big a move forward as 360 degree controls.
Timing is as important as the tackling. I like that.
FIFA STAT ATTACK! Major willie wagging going on right now. I forgive you Peter.
Race it, trick it, survive it – the three main gameplay elements of SSX. Sounds good.
Peter Moore you beautiful man! Teach me! Show me the way!
It’s SSX – TO THE MAXXX! Jan 2012!
Duel of the fates! BOOF! The only good thing from the prequels!
You know – it might be good timing for a fresh MMO to come in and shift things up a bit. The Star Wars brand is probably the only one big enough to pull it off… the game has to be good though – obviously!
Help Star Wars Bioware. Your our only hope.
The Dr will see you now…
Nah, this new NFS isn’t for me.
And the on-foot sections are quick time events? Well, I guess it’s better than clunky, half arsed integration. Keeping it simple works a bit better in this case I would reckon…
On foot sections for NFS? Groan. Look at me! I’m judging this design choice. [Serrels’ Stare]
Need for Speed: The Run currently on… auto log appears to be the focus – “upping the ante”.
Whammy! John Riccitiello dropping the clangers. He looks like a bit like a jaundiced Christopher Walken.
Is this guys Aussie or English. Worst accent ever – Dick Van Dyke in the house. Also – don’t quite understand why this trailer requires a cock rock soundtrack – the trailer sounds like a bloody Wrestling pay per view.
Looks like Bioware has decided to ramp up the scale. You’d kinda expect that. Quite happy to see a handful of set pieces to break things up.
Yes. Mass Effect March 6. Alright well, that’s a little later than I was hoping for, but I’m still cool with that. Just please inject it directly to my brain somehow.
Alright guys – I’m ready for this. Peter Moore – I wish you were my Dad, or at least my non-creepy Uncle. Quick toilet break done. Pointless Kinect integration into FIFA 12 please!