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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 Saboteur headlines

  • Lewie's Weekly Deals - Mirror's Edge PC for £5, BioShock 2 for £6.30

    Happy Monday. Here’s another compilation of fantastic deals on cheap games. This week it’s mostly excellent discounts on stuff you might have missed first time round, and one item I’m sure is going to be in demand this Christmas. For updates on what games are being discounted at all times, make sure to check Savygamer.co.uk. […]

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  • EA compensating APB buyers with free game

    Had APB? Disgruntled? Step up and get your game from EA! That is if you bought the game digitally.

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  • EA weekend special is Dead Space, Saboteur and Dragon Age

    EA has a deal going on over at the EA store, where you can get Dragon Age: Origins, The Saboteur and Dead Space digitally for $99.95.

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  • The Saboteur gets live action shorts, dead Nazis, sexy fun-time

    EA’s put out a couple of live action shorts to promote The Saboteur. Watch them both after the break. The first one features Nazis running up stairs and getting shot. The second one has a building blowing up and Shaun getting busy with some woman. WWII Paris never new what hit it. The game’s out […]

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  • What The Saboteur looks like after nude DLC's applied

    Destructoid’s posted a movie of women dancing in The Saboteur with their tits out. The tassles have been taken off the nipples, as per the game’s day one DLC. This should keep you in wanks for ages, right boys? Check out those polygons. The game’s out today. Watch the first 15 minutes of it here. […]

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  • The Saboteur - watch the first 15 minutes

    Here we are, then. After the break you’ll find the first 15 minutes of the PS3 version of The Saboteur. It features Nazis hitting a woman on the street; Nazis accosting a woman in a brothel; a man saying, “Fucking Nazis everywhere” in a comedy French accent; strippers dancing for Nazis; Nazis, Nazis, Nazis. And […]

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  • The Saboteur has a "feckin' hard" setting

    We’re just coding up the first quarter of an hour of The Saboteur, but while you’re waiting we want you to know that Pandemic’s swansong it’s “hard”. It’s “feckin’ hard”. Or at least it can be if you want it to be. It has four difficulty settings, going up to Irish strength. Sean Devlin, the […]

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  • The Saboteur reviews round-up

    Reviews for The Saboteur are starting to go live, now that the embargo has lifted. It hits Europe tomorrow, and the official release date for the US is December 8. We’ll update this post accordingly as more trickle in. IGN – 8.2/10 NowGamer – 7/10 Eurogamer Portugal – 8/10 OXM UK – 6/10 VideoGamer – […]

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  • The Saboteur PS3 has a 7-minute install

    The PS3 version of The Saboteur has a mandatory install of approximately seven minutes. We know because we’re about to grab the opening sections of the game for you. Except we can’t yet. Because it’s doing its transferring files shizzle. The Pandemic WWII adventure’s out tomorrow. We’ll have some nice footage up for you in […]

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  • Day one DLC for The Saboteur has unlockable nudity - gasp!

    Looks like some day one DLC will hit for The Saboteur when it releases. You can unlock the DLC via a code with the game called “The Midnight Show,” for free, and it includes extra hiding spots, a new minigame and the “option” to unlock nudity. Should you purchase the game without the code, you […]

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  • First Saboteur review is an 8.2 from IGN

    IGN AU’s gone live with the world’s first review for EA’s The Saboteur, giving the Parisian WWII actioner 8.2/10. “While it’s a little rough around the edges we enjoyed this game more than we thought we would,” said the site. “It’s far from perfect, but it’s great to see Pandemic going out with a bang.” […]

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  • The Saboteur's Sean to enjoy "great character growth, great story arc"

    The Saboteur’s Sean Devlin is a “human” protagonist that’ll see real progression as a character throughout the Parisian WWII game when it’s released later this week, Pandemic’s Jim Ferri said at a recent French press event. “We felt that our character should be relatable,” Ferri told Xboxygen in a video you can see after the […]

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  • The Saboteur goes gold after Pandemic's no good, very bad week

    EA may have pink-slipped 200 Pandemic staffers last week, but true to its word, The Saboteur escaped from the carnage relatively unscathed. And now, according to a post on Pandemic’s community site, the game has gone gold – just in time for its launch next month. “I am very proud to communicate today that The […]

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  • Rumor: EA to announce closure of Pandemic today

    There’s a bit of a depressing rumor floating about today, which states that EA plans to announce the closure of Pandemic later today. Sources close to Kotaku stated that almost all of the 200 staffers at the LA studio will be laid-off and the rest sent to other teams within EA. It was also revealed […]

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  • The Saboteur sandbox gameplay shown in dev commentary vids

    GT’s posted up a couple of HD movies of The Saboteur’s lead designer, Tom French, showing off sandbox gameplay in the Pandemix adventure, and very good it looks too. Here’s the first, here’s the second. The game’s set in WWII Paris, casting the player as a race driver turned Resistance ally with access to perks, […]

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  • The Saboteur is suddenly 7-8 hours longer

    Looks as though Pandemic’s been drafting some extra content into The Saboteur’s fight this Christmas: if comments by lead designer Tom French at EA’s winter showcase in London last week are to be believed, the WWII adventure has grown by up to eight hours since the summer. “The main story of the game we’re seeing […]

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  • Saboteur shots show Zeppelin vs rocket launcher action

    The latest Saboteur screens include a shot of main chap Shaun Devlin shooting down a Zeppelin with a rocket. We like this. After the break. The rest are good too. Which means you should buy the Parisian WWII adventure on December 8. Do your bit for the Resistance, and all that.

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  • The Saboteur developer diary talks seeing Paris, France, Nazi underpants

    OK maybe not underpants. Anyway, a new developer diary was posted on the US PS Blog this week for The Saboteur. In it, lead designer Tom French chats about how the team brought Paris to light amidst the crushing occupation of the Nazis. French explains how the lack of color in the city represents the […]

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  • Leaked promo video shows The Saboteur's preorder bonus

    A promo trailer showing off the preorder bonus for The Sabotuer has popped up over on D’toid. It’s a Nazi dagger, and you can only get it through GameStop. Here’s the info: “Reserve your copy of The Saboteur today and make your enemies die at the blade of their own steel with an exclusive Nazi […]

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The Saboteur Latest

  • 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.

  • Lewie’s Weekly Deals – Mirror’s Edge PC for £5, BioShock 2 for £6.30

    Happy Monday. Here’s another compilation of fantastic deals on cheap games. This week it’s mostly excellent discounts on stuff you might have missed first time round, and one item I’m sure is going to be in demand this Christmas. For updates on what games are being discounted at all times, make sure to check Savygamer.co.uk. […]

  • EA compensating APB buyers with free game

    Had APB? Disgruntled? Step up and get your game from EA! That is if you bought the game digitally.

  • EA weekend special is Dead Space, Saboteur and Dragon Age

    EA has a deal going on over at the EA store, where you can get Dragon Age: Origins, The Saboteur and Dead Space digitally for $99.95.

  • The Saboteur gets live action shorts, dead Nazis, sexy fun-time

    EA’s put out a couple of live action shorts to promote The Saboteur. Watch them both after the break. The first one features Nazis running up stairs and getting shot. The second one has a building blowing up and Shaun getting busy with some woman. WWII Paris never new what hit it. The game’s out […]

  • What The Saboteur looks like after nude DLC’s applied

    Destructoid’s posted a movie of women dancing in The Saboteur with their tits out. The tassles have been taken off the nipples, as per the game’s day one DLC. This should keep you in wanks for ages, right boys? Check out those polygons. The game’s out today. Watch the first 15 minutes of it here. […]

  • The Saboteur – watch the first 15 minutes

    Here we are, then. After the break you’ll find the first 15 minutes of the PS3 version of The Saboteur. It features Nazis hitting a woman on the street; Nazis accosting a woman in a brothel; a man saying, “Fucking Nazis everywhere” in a comedy French accent; strippers dancing for Nazis; Nazis, Nazis, Nazis. And […]

  • The Saboteur has a “feckin’ hard” setting

    We’re just coding up the first quarter of an hour of The Saboteur, but while you’re waiting we want you to know that Pandemic’s swansong it’s “hard”. It’s “feckin’ hard”. Or at least it can be if you want it to be. It has four difficulty settings, going up to Irish strength. Sean Devlin, the […]

  • The Saboteur reviews round-up

    Reviews for The Saboteur are starting to go live, now that the embargo has lifted. It hits Europe tomorrow, and the official release date for the US is December 8. We’ll update this post accordingly as more trickle in. IGN – 8.2/10 NowGamer – 7/10 Eurogamer Portugal – 8/10 OXM UK – 6/10 VideoGamer – […]

  • The Saboteur PS3 has a 7-minute install

    The PS3 version of The Saboteur has a mandatory install of approximately seven minutes. We know because we’re about to grab the opening sections of the game for you. Except we can’t yet. Because it’s doing its transferring files shizzle. The Pandemic WWII adventure’s out tomorrow. We’ll have some nice footage up for you in […]

  • Day one DLC for The Saboteur has unlockable nudity – gasp!

    Looks like some day one DLC will hit for The Saboteur when it releases. You can unlock the DLC via a code with the game called “The Midnight Show,” for free, and it includes extra hiding spots, a new minigame and the “option” to unlock nudity. Should you purchase the game without the code, you […]

  • First Saboteur review is an 8.2 from IGN

    IGN AU’s gone live with the world’s first review for EA’s The Saboteur, giving the Parisian WWII actioner 8.2/10. “While it’s a little rough around the edges we enjoyed this game more than we thought we would,” said the site. “It’s far from perfect, but it’s great to see Pandemic going out with a bang.” […]

  • The Saboteur’s Sean to enjoy “great character growth, great story arc”

    The Saboteur’s Sean Devlin is a “human” protagonist that’ll see real progression as a character throughout the Parisian WWII game when it’s released later this week, Pandemic’s Jim Ferri said at a recent French press event. “We felt that our character should be relatable,” Ferri told Xboxygen in a video you can see after the […]

  • The Saboteur goes gold after Pandemic’s no good, very bad week

    EA may have pink-slipped 200 Pandemic staffers last week, but true to its word, The Saboteur escaped from the carnage relatively unscathed. And now, according to a post on Pandemic’s community site, the game has gone gold – just in time for its launch next month. “I am very proud to communicate today that The […]

  • Rumor: EA to announce closure of Pandemic today

    There’s a bit of a depressing rumor floating about today, which states that EA plans to announce the closure of Pandemic later today. Sources close to Kotaku stated that almost all of the 200 staffers at the LA studio will be laid-off and the rest sent to other teams within EA. It was also revealed […]

  • The Saboteur sandbox gameplay shown in dev commentary vids

    GT’s posted up a couple of HD movies of The Saboteur’s lead designer, Tom French, showing off sandbox gameplay in the Pandemix adventure, and very good it looks too. Here’s the first, here’s the second. The game’s set in WWII Paris, casting the player as a race driver turned Resistance ally with access to perks, […]

  • The Saboteur is suddenly 7-8 hours longer

    Looks as though Pandemic’s been drafting some extra content into The Saboteur’s fight this Christmas: if comments by lead designer Tom French at EA’s winter showcase in London last week are to be believed, the WWII adventure has grown by up to eight hours since the summer. “The main story of the game we’re seeing […]

  • Saboteur shots show Zeppelin vs rocket launcher action

    The latest Saboteur screens include a shot of main chap Shaun Devlin shooting down a Zeppelin with a rocket. We like this. After the break. The rest are good too. Which means you should buy the Parisian WWII adventure on December 8. Do your bit for the Resistance, and all that.

  • The Saboteur developer diary talks seeing Paris, France, Nazi underpants

    OK maybe not underpants. Anyway, a new developer diary was posted on the US PS Blog this week for The Saboteur. In it, lead designer Tom French chats about how the team brought Paris to light amidst the crushing occupation of the Nazis. French explains how the lack of color in the city represents the […]

  • Leaked promo video shows The Saboteur’s preorder bonus

    A promo trailer showing off the preorder bonus for The Sabotuer has popped up over on D’toid. It’s a Nazi dagger, and you can only get it through GameStop. Here’s the info: “Reserve your copy of The Saboteur today and make your enemies die at the blade of their own steel with an exclusive Nazi […]

  • EA releases new Saboteur shots

    EA’s sent out three new shots of The Saboteur for us to look at. It’s looks good. Different for the WWII genre anyways, innit. They’re after the jump. It’s out on the PS3, PC and 360 on December 4 in Europe and December 8 in the US.

  • Developer diary explains why The Saboteur is not a “typical WWII game”

    Tom French, lead designer of The Saboteur, has posted a developer diary over on the US PS Blog, explaining the origins of the game’s hero Sean Delvin, how and why he was based on 1930′s British/French grand prix champion William Grover-Williams, and how this is not your typical WWII game. “We wanted to make our […]

  • New Saboteur screens have tits, ass

    Hey guys! Guys! Check out these latest shots from The Saboteur! They’ve got naked “chicks” in them! Seriously, though. They have. Pandemic’s Parisian rescue effort releases in December. Thanks, TomisH.

  • Saboteur gameplay video is short, shows French nightclub

    A video for The Saboteur has been released showing about 45 seconds of gameplay footage as our hero walks through a fancy French gentleman’s club. Gamespot has it here, or you can watch it below the break. Game’s out December 4 and 8 for PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 in the UK and US, respectively.

  • The Saboteur screens are what you would expect – good

    New screens for The Saboteur have popped up over on the official website. Should you be unsure which ones are new, USA Today has them in order for you here. Also, if you preorder your copy of the game through EA, GameStop, or GameCrazy, you will get an exclusive Nazi knife, stolen from your enemies. […]

  • The Saboteur video from GamesCom is great

    There’s a trailer after the break for Pandemic’s The Saboteur. Game’s out December 4 and 8 for PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 in the UK and US, respectively. We honestly can’t wait. It looks bad ass.

  • EA shows Eurogamer Expo line-up

    EA’s confirmed its Eurogamer Expo line-up. And here it is: Need for Speed: Shift Need for Speeed: Nitro The Saboteur FIFA 10 Dragon Age: Origins Dante’s Inferno Brutal Legend The Beatles: Rock Band Left 4 Dead 2 The event takes place on October 27-28 in Leeds, then on October 30-31 in London. Buy a ticket […]

  • The Saboteur gets dated

    EA has revealed that Pandemic Studio’s The Saboteur will be released on December 8 in the US and December 4th in Europe. (thanks, Blerk) The press release also points out that if you’re at ComicCon (we’re not…gutted) then you’ll be able to experience it for the first time, or something. So. December 8th (and 4th!): […]

  • Pandemic doesn’t consider The Saboteur a World War II game

    Pandemic does not want you to think of The Saboteur as just another World War II game, because it doesn’t either. It’s just the setting, more or less. “We don’t even really think of our game as a WWII game, it’s the backdrop to our game which gives us arguably the best real world bad […]

  • Main storyline in The Saboteur will last between 12-18 hours

    Pandemic’s open-world action title, The Saboteur, has a main story that will take you approximately 12-18 hours to finish. That’s according to lead designer Thomas French. “It’s honestly tough to say exactly how long it would be for someone to do everything,” French told D’toid. “We’re shooting for the player that just plays straight through […]