Download FIFA Street Demo for Xbox and PS3, Pre-order Now

I am a big fan of the FIFA franchise and have played it on the PC and Xbox as well. However, I have been waiting for a while to get my hands on the next version of FIFA from EA Sports called FIFA Street.

FIFA Street

FIFA Street compromises of 5-a-side match which provides authentic street soccer, styles and stars from around the world. It claims to provide an authentic feel to the game which if similar to FIFA 2012 is going to blow you away.

The demo will allow you to play at the at the Amsterdam Square stadium and choose between teams like Manchester City and AC Milan  or real life street football legends.

EA Sports will be releasing the full game on March 13th, but you can pre-order your copy of FIFA Street right now for $59.99 on Amazon. Amazon is also offering a pre-order bonus where will receive in-game access to an Adidas all-star team featuring 13 of the greatest footballers in the world, including Messi, Kaká, Robin Van Persie, Nani, David Silva as well as the Lionel Messi Barcelona venue. FIFA Street will be available for the Xbox 360 and PS3 platforms only.

EA Announces Alice: Madness Returns, Reckoning, Sims 3 Expansion Pack, Shank and More

Looks like it has been a pretty busy day at EA with them launching 6 new games today. EA today announced 6 new games including Alice: Madness Returns, Expansion Pack to Sims 3, Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning and Active NFL Training Camp among others.

Alice: Madness Returns

Alice Madness Returns

Gaming visionary American McGee returns to Wonderland as EA and Spicy Horse Games announce Alice: Madness Returns, the dark and deranged sequel to the year 2000 PC hit, American McGee’s Alice. Designed with the same dark style of the original, but now featuring entirely new visuals, story and game design, Alice: Madness Returns is a fun and addictive action adventure set to release on PC, the PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system and the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system. Alice: Madness Returns will be available in 2010 for the PC platform, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 users.

EA And Klei Entertainment: Shank


EA and award-winning independent development studio Klei Entertainment announced today that the highly anticipated downloadable action game, Shank, will be available for download on August 24 for PlayStation Network and August 25 for Xbox LIVE Arcade. Shank blends classic side-scrolling action game play and unique stylized 2D art direction with a revenge story penned by award-winning game writer Marianne Krawczyk. The game was recently nominated for multiple Best of awards, including Best Action Gamefrom and Best Downloadable Gamefrom

Shank will be available for download beginning August 24, 2010 on the PlayStation Network for $14.99, and August 25, 2010 on Xbox LIVE Arcade for 1200 Microsoft Points. More on the game at

Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning

Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning

Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning is a game in partnership between EA and 38 Studios, LLC. Reckoning is an epic, open-world role-playing game set in Amalur, a mysterious and magical new fantasy world created by New York Times best-selling author R. A. Salvatore. Reckoning will be available for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC platform. Reckoning will be available for sale starting July 22. Fore more information visit

The Sims 3 Late Night Expansion Pack

Sims 3 Expansion Pack

EA also announced an expansion pack for the popular Sims 3 label. The Sims 3 Late Night Expansion Pack gives players VIP treatment in a dynamic urban setting filled with high rise homes, parties, celebrities, bars and even vampires. Sims 3 expansion pack is still in development and will be released worldwide this fall starting October 26, 2010. Buy Sims 3 from Amazon.

EA Sports Active NFL Training Camp

EA Sports Active

EA and EA Sports also announced a new Football-based training program called Active NFL Training Camp for the Wii that put users right into the football drills and conditioning workouts of an NFL training camp. Active NFL Training Camp is still in development phase and will be sold for $99.95. Buy EA Sports Active from Amazon.

This definitely looks like a huge summer full of games for gaming folks who can get their hands full with these titles and several others which will be coming up in the summer and fall of 2010.

NFS World Beta Opens Today

EA Sports is releasing a new beta of Need for Speed World today to participants worldwide. The new NFS World beta introduces 11 new cars, including the Audi R8 and Nissan 370Z, bringing the total cars in the garage to 25.


In addition to the new cars, EA has also added new performance customization packs for every car and increased the number of progressions levels to 50. NSF World beta also introduces Private Matches and a Meeting place for car shows.

You can download the latest NFS World Beta by visiting this link. Please note that you will require to have an EA account in order to be able to download the Beta Client.

The Rundown to Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) 2010 – Livestreams, Schedules & What To Expect From E3 2010

Electronic Entertainment Expo, aka E3 is here. For a gamer/gaming enthusiast, E3 is one of the most sought-after events in the gaming industry. Events at E3 often define new trends and tantalize gamers with a preview of what can be expected in the near future. The big 5 – EA, Microsoft, Nintendo,  Sony and Ubisoft  – each have their own press conferences to demonstrate their products and keynotes.

Livestreaming schedules

Most of the major keynotes and demos will be  livestreamed, below is the schedule. ( all times mentioned are in PDT, do click on the time to get the time in most major places) :

Monday, June 14, 2010
  • 10:30: Microsoft Media Briefing
  • 12:30:  EA Media Briefing
  • 17:00: Ubisoft Media Briefing

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

  • 09:00: Nintendo Media Briefing
  • 12:00: Sony Media Briefing
  • 14:00: Microsoft Xbox 360 Demo (Possibly Natal ?)
  • 14:40: Ubisoft Demo
  • 15:00: Crysis 2 Demo
  • 15:40: Star Wars: The Force Unleashed 2
  • 16:00: Madden NFL 11
  • 16:20: Sony Move Demo using Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11
  • 17:00: EA Sports MMA
  • 17:20: Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood
  • 17:40: Halo: Reach

Where to watch the livestreams

A handful of sites are livestreaming the events – including YouTube which has tied up with IGN in providing an E3 channel. Gamespot will have a live streaming camera as they move across the E3 floors and across keynotes. If both the sites are not available, you could also check out G4TV’s live streaming option. Some more live streaming options have been covered in our prior post, so do have a look if these sites are timing our or causing problems.

What to watch pre-E3 ?

If you can’t wait for E3 to start, here’s some great videos and resources to check out which should keep you busy till E3 starts:

Mini series:

Game trailers:

What to expect from E3?

Here’s a list of some of the big publishers’ lineup for E3:

Other Notes:

  • Microsoft will officially debut, demo and name “Project Natal” at E3 ( as of now, Natal is still a codename).
  • Sony’s page mentions “new games and hardware” revealed. Is this is a reference to the PSP2 ?
  • The Last Guardian is most probably one of the most anticipated games of E3. Little is known about this game, apart from a brief video shown at last year’s E3. Wonder what’s in store ?
  • Valve has confirmed a “big surprise” for E3 2010, which will be in-place of the existing E3 event that was Portal 2 screening. What will it be?

This year’s E3 boasts of a killer lineup. I can’t wait for the press conferences to start. What’re your expectations ? Do post a comment and let us know!

Mass Effect 2 Trailer Video, Releasing 26th January

Mass Effect 2 is going to be released on January 26th 2010 in US, January 28th 2010 in Australia and on January 29th 2010 in Europe. The game has already got some rave reviews from reviewers and has made use of some awesome graphics.

Mass Effect 2 DVD Cover

Mass Effect 2 is an action role-playing game which is a successor to the hugely successful Mass Effect game published by Microsoft.The game which is being developed by Bioware and will be published by Electronic Arts.

A pre-launch trailer of the game has made its way to GameStop. The game definitely looks yummy and it would be good to get my hands on it. You can watch the trailer of Mass Effect 2 in the embedded video below. Please note, the game is only for 17+ mature audiences, you will be asked to verify your age before you can watch the trailer.

Mass Effect 2 will be available for Xbox 360 and PC. You will find more details about the game at (requires age verification) or pre-order it from Amazon for $56.99, GameStop or EA Store. The game will start shipping on 26th January in US and as per the release date in other countries.