Ashes Cricket, Space Hulk Tactics, Pandemic, more coming to Xbox Game Pass in August

Microsoft has announced the first round of titles coming to Xbox Game Pass in August.

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  • Mercenaries 3 video shows off the "wow"

    A video of Mercenaries 3 has appeared online, nearly a year since the series’s developer, Pandemic, was closed down.

    9 years ago
  • 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.

    9 years ago
  • 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 […]

    10 years ago
  • Riccitiello says location and move towards digital led to Pandemic closure

    EA’s John Riccitiello has told Kotaku that the closure of Pandemic, along with the dismissal of 200 employees, was the direct result of the company’s move towards digital and the Pandemic’s “bloody expensive” California location. Apparently, it costs “two to three times more” to employ people in California as it does in any other region […]

    10 years ago
  • 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. […]

    10 years ago
  • 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 […]

    10 years ago
  • 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 […]

    10 years ago
  • 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 – […]

    10 years ago
  • 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 […]

    10 years ago
  • 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.” […]

    10 years ago
  • 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 […]

    10 years ago
  • EA confirms Mercenaries title, Mercs Inc from Pandemic

    Pandemic has announced that a new game in the Mercenaries franchise is in its early stages of development at EALA. Called ‘Mercs Inc’ for the time being, it’s the first Pandemic game to be developed by the studio at its new home in Playa Vista. “We are very excited to announce a new installment in […]

    10 years ago
  • It's "business as usual" for BioWare following EA lay-off announcement

    It’s been a rough couple of weeks for EA. First came the announcement that the publisher plans to bolster the unemployment line’s numbers by 1,500, and today, Pandemic joined the list of casualties. So, Industry Gamers wondered, how’s BioWare faring? Pretty well, as it turns out. Though the normally verbose developer didn’t exactly give us […]

    10 years ago
  • Pandemic to shut down according to internal EA Memo [UPDATE]

    Update: According to the same internal memo acquired by Gamasutra, EA plans a “re-invention of the Medal of Honor franchise with a new design that is simply stunning” along with Might and Magic creator Jon Van Caneghem leading “the Command and Conquer brand with a new digital model that is going to re-ignite the fan […]

    10 years ago
  • 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 […]

    10 years ago
  • 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, […]

    10 years ago
  • 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 […]

    10 years ago
  • Rumor: EA cut backs have affected at least six publishing arms

    Rumor has it that the 1500 jobs and the dozen or so in-development games that were cut at EA affected studios Pandemic, Maxis and almost the entire Command & Conquer team. According to a source close to Kotaku, the team working on Command & Conquer 4: Tiberian Twilight was notified today that once the game […]

    10 years ago
  • 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 […]

    10 years ago

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