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EA shuts down servers, Online Pass games included

The moment was inevitable: EA have quietly announced a new batch of online server shut-downs – and this time around they include games which had a paid Online Pass.

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The Godfather II headlines

  • EA victorious in Dillinger lawsuit

    EA has successfully defended its right to name in-game weapons after Depression-era gangster John Dillinger.

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  • Videogame film tie-in sales declined this year, says NPD

    Sales data released from the NPD Group shows that videogames with film tie-ins saw a dramatic sales decrease this year in the US. According to an article in the L.A. Times, the downward slope for the top franchises for the year had varying factors leading to underwhelming retail performance. Activision and DreamWork’s Monsters vs. Aliens […]

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  • EA sends out brass knuckles with Godfather II, wants them back

    EA has sent out a press kit for Godfather II to US journos, including a set of brass knuckles as a promo stunt. Hilariously, brass knuckles are a first-degree misdemeanor in many states. When asked for comment, an EA rep told GamePolitics that hopefully the folks over there were enjoying the game/ EA wants the […]

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  • EA's first Home space is Godfather-centric

    Tomorrow, April 9, EA is launching its first PlayStation Home space in support of The Godfather II. A Texas Hold ‘Em table’s implemented, allowing you and other Home members to hang out and gamble. To further celebrate, a Celebrity Poker tournament will be held in-world on Thursday night. No real celebrities will be present, however. […]

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  • Premium DLC announced for Godfather II

    EA’s confirmed details and prices for four premium DLC packs for Godfather II, all to release on Live and PSN on April 23. Here’s what’s on offer: The Pentangeli Map Pack: Download for the all-new Cuba multiplayer map and the Junkyard multiplayer map ($6.75 / 540 points). Level 4 Weapons Bundle: Download this collection to […]

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  • Godfather II gets new dates

    EA’s announced new dates for The Godfather II, as you can see in this press release. The game will ship on April 7 in the US and April 10 in Europe. It was originally planned for a February launch. That’s it. Rambling quote about gangsters through the link.

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  • Puzo estate and Paramount settle Godfather suit out of court

    The lawsuit between the estate of Mario Puzo and Paramount over 2006 action crime game The Godfather has been settled out of court for an undisclosed sum. Puzo’s estate – the author passed away ten years ago – was trying to get Paramount to fork over $1 million in sales and rental revenue. “We think […]

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  • Godfather II pushed into fiscal 2010

    Slated to be released February 24 for PC, PS3 and 360, The Godfather II will instead be hitting retail shelves sometime during the 2010 fiscal year. EA stated during its Q3 conference call today that it wanted to release the game at a later date to build more excitement around the title. No exact release date […]

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  • First Godfather II trailer released

    After the break. Looks pretty good, to be fair. Some shooting, blowing things up, a bit of shouting and sitting around in Cuba. The board game stuff doesn’t look that shit either. Quids in. Take a look. PC, PS3 and 360 next February.

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  • Godfather II contains 15-25 hours gameplay

    According to this Videogamer.com piece, The Godfather II contains between 15 and 25 hours of gameplay. “First time we were down this path we felt like that was an objective of ours, to have 50 to 80 hours of gameplay,” said exec producer Hunter Smith. “We ended up just making s$!t up so we could […]

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  • First impressions of Godfather II posted

    Kotaku, Joystiq and Eurogamer have all posted impressions of The Godfather II. Says Joystiq: The Godfather II is indeed a blend of action and strategy gameplay. Taking some liberties with the plot of the famous film, Michael Corleone has appointed the player’s character as a fill-in Don. It’s in this role that they plot against […]

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  • First Godfather II screens scanned

    They’re tiny, but real. On Pro-Gamers.fr. EA wasn’t lying about the board game elements. It’s there for all to see. Bet Puzo didn’t bank on this. It’s out for PS3 and 360 in February.

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  • Godfather II confirmed for February

    EA put out a press release confirming Godfather II for a February release next year. In short: “As The Don you control the family, sending some of your men on missions while heading off into action with others. The combination of strategic organized crime gameplay and brutal BlackHand action sets The Godfather II apart from […]

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  • First proper Godfather II details emerge

    CVG’s posted the first real details of The Godfather II, by way of Brit mag Xbox World 360. From the piece: Described as “Scarface meets Total War”, the second game is said to be less of a GTA-clone and more of a sandbox game with RPG, RTS and erm, board game elements. The action takes […]

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  • Riccitiello talks Godfather II

    Talking at a session with investors at the William Blair & Company’s 28th Annual Growth Stock Conference, EA CEO John Riccitiello said that EA’s Redwood Shores studio is at work on a sequel to The Godfather game. “It’s a game that I think we’ll be talking a lot about this fall,” said Riccitiello. “You can […]

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