People are falling into comas - just from playing an online game. The worst thing is that it's happened before. If you played the last .hack game, spread over four volumes, you'd already solved that problem. But The World, the fictional online game where the .hack saga takes place, is a strange thing. Even though it has been rebuilt from scratch, the problems just won't
A computer virus infects a massively multiplayer online game - and people start collapsing in the real world. When your online game is so addictive that gamers can't stop playing - and you start paying the price in comatose players - it's conspiracy time. The real-world cover-up begins to blend together with the mystery inside the game. Soon, players are banding together to get to the bottom of it all, and discovering that a psychotic programmer may be to blame. That's the story of the original
Namco Bandai has released a new trailer for .hack//G.U. This multi-part PlayStation 2 RPG saga - sequel to the original which was released over the course of 2003-2004 - brings players back into a simulated online world where a mysterious affliction is turning other players into real-life coma
Namco Bandai has released a new batch of images from .hack//G.U. Vol 2: REMINISCE, the latest in its continuing RPG saga of teens who literally can't bear to disconnect from the world of their favorite online game. Which has, naturally, gone mad bones nutzoid.
If you're looking at the title and thinking that the second game in a new series might be a little early to begin reminiscing, we understand. But this is actually the sixthgame in the .hack universe overall because there were four games
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Thursday 27 April 2006
Electronic Arts has extended its exclusive licensing deal with football's governing body, FIFA, up to the year 2014, which means we have at least another eight versions of its FIFA football sim to look forward to.
The licensing deal allows EA to include players' names and likenesses, official team logos and kits for all console, PC, mobile and web-based games.
This is a major success for EA, as its FIFA branded football sim series has been a huge seller ever since the
As men around the globe begin counting down the days until the referee's first sweet peep of the whistle kicks off the start of the FIFA World Cup in Germany, EA, in time-honoured tradition, readies itself for the run out of its official game of the greatest sporting event known to man with this sweet selection of screens.
Due for release in April (the FIFA World Cup begins 9 June), 2006 FIFA World Cup Germany will undoubtedly be another exercise in how to successfully exploit an official
Wednesday 26 April 2006
Microsoft and EA are allowing gamers to play 2006 FIFA World Cup Germany on Xbox Live for free for a short time in May.
To build footie fever among gamers before the FIFA World Cup starts, 360 owners with the free Live Silver membership will be upgraded to subscription-only Gold membership for one week from 8-15 May, allowing them to play just the EA football game. This upgrade will happen automatically once users go online.
EA is calling this event its Free-for-All
With its US release just a week away, 2006 FIFA World Cup seems to have a lot to make up for. Soccer fans were less than pleased with last year's FIFA 06 and EA's really trying to convince us that this title is more related to the better-received 2002 World