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PSN Today: Spec Ops: The Line, Brave, Test Drive Ferrari, a lot more

Sony has just put out another massive PlayStation Store update. This week, we’re treated to six “PS3 Full Games,” two PSN releases, and one PS2 Classic.

The six “PS3 Full Games” include Spec Ops: The Line, 2K’s desert shooter; Brave, Disney’s latest Pixar tie-in game; Test Drive: Ferrari Racing Legends, the newest game in the Test Drive series; Sonic Generations, last year’s cross-generational Sonic game; The Adventures Of Tintin, another tie-in game from Ubisoft; and Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13, the latest golf sim from the biggest name in the sport.

And don’t forget, if you’re looking for discounted games, Sony is holding their annual PSN Summer Sale this week.

More information on all of these games (and the other three games available this week) can be found after the break. And a full breakdown of this week’s new game add-ons can be found at the PlayStation Blog. (more…)

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Prototype 2, Kinect Star Wars lead April 2012 NPD report

Activision’s Prototype 2 took the top spot in the latest NPD report of bestselling games. Another new release, the Xbox 360-exclusive Kinect Star Wars, “did the Han Solo” all the way up to #2.

The remainder of the list is overflowing with familiar faces from last Fall including Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (#3), NBA 2K12 (#5), and Just Dance 3 (#9). It wasn’t a Fall release, but Mass Effect 3 continues to hold strong at #8 now that the controversy over the game’s ending has come to… an end.

In terms of dollars made, the game industry suffered a 32% drop in overall sales from April 2011 ($630.4 million versus $930.9 million) when Portal 2 and Mortal Kombat ruled the charts.

You can check out the NPD Group’s complete list of bestsellers for April 2012 after the break. (more…)

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New Releases: Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13, Warriors Orochi 3, More

The last week of March has hit a rough patch as only a handful of new releases will be available next week:

  • EA Sports hit it pretty close to the pin with Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13 (PS3, Xbox 360).
  • Tecmo Koei will surely be a good walk spoiled for a bunch of time-traveling warriors in the crossover brawler Warriors Orochi 3 (Xbox 360).
  • And Capcom pulled out a well-worn putter with their Capcom Digital Collection (Xbox 360) of XBLA games.

If you’re like me, you’re probably taking a mulligan on this week. Hopefully, a hole-in-one is in our future, but at least the rest of this week’s new releases can be found after the break. (more…)

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Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13 tees off on March 27

Are you ready to tee off in 2012? EA Sports has announced that Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13 will be released for the PS3 and Xbox 360 on March 27 (sorry Wii owners).

Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13 will Kinect/Move support, 22 professional golfers (including Rory McIlroy, Rickie Fowler, and Bubba Watson), 16 courses, and “Total Swing Control.” According to EA Sports, Tiger Woods 13 will feature the “most significant leap forward in swing mechanics in over a decade.”

In addition to enhanced controller controls and brand new motion control, Tiger Woods 13 will include several new modes. In “Tiger’s Golf Legacy,” players will be able to relive Tiger’s career on the links from his child prodigy days all the way up to the present. And with “Online Country Clubs,” players will be able to create their own exclusive country club and compete with their friends online.

Finally, players looking for an extended golf outing will be able to purchase The Masters Collector’s Edition for $69.99. It’ll include five additional courses, the Augusta National’s Tournament Practice Facility and Par 3 Course, an authentic Green Jacket Presentation, and “a chance to explore the hallowed grounds like never before.”

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EA Sports Season Ticket now available

Leave it to Electronic Arts to take the “online pass” idea to places you never thought it would go. Today, the publisher launched the EA Sports Season Ticket, a new service that’ll provide “premium benefits” in five EA Sports titles (Madden NFL 12, NHL 12, FIFA Soccer 12, Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13 and NCAA Football 13).

The Season Ticket carries an annual fee of $24.99 on the PlayStation Store (or 2000 Microsoft Points on Xbox Live), subscribers will receive four benefits: the chance to download an EA Sports title three days before the retail disc version is available for sale, a 20-percent discount on in-game DLC, premium web content and membership recognition (a small icon next to your username in the game).

So after EA separates you from your $25, you’ll have access to discounts, a snazzy icon for your PSN username/Gamertag and web content like the premium Creation Center packs for FIFA Soccer 12. According to EA, “these packs provide a deeper set of customization tools and abilities within Creation Center to build your own teams and tournaments.”

But the real meat of the program appears to be the ability to download an EA Sports game three days before the regular folks who have to wait for the disc version. But buyer beware, according to EA, the downloadable version of the game will cease to work after the disc version is available in stores.

Come on EA, what is the point of that?

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MS @ E3 11: Kinect support added to Madden, Mass Effect 3, more

Peter Moore returned to the E3 stage for a Microsoft Press Conference to announce that four EA Sports titles will receive Kinect support in the next year.

Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13, Madden NFL 12, FIFA Soccer 12 and an unnamed fourth game will add Kinect features including voice recognition. Moore also revealed that other EA games will feature Kinect support including The Sims 3: Pets and Mass Effect 3.

BioWare’s Ray Muzyka took the stage and showed off a “Kinect augmented” Mass Effect 3 demo where players can use voice recognition to actually speak Shepard’s lines. Shepard can also use Kinect to give orders to his team.

They were followed by Ubisoft, who showed off the Kinect features of Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Future Soldier, including a gun creation tool known as “Gunsmith.” Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillomont confirmed that all future Tom Clancy games would feature Kinect support.

More from the Press Conference soon.

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