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Origin 9.0 will be out soon

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Electronic Arts announced that soon they will release a major update for Origin.

Named Origin 9.0, the update will include performance improvements, an in-game watch, friend list and more improvements for the game library.

Those who can’t wait for the official release can test the beta version of the update by accessing the Settings from the Origin client and by checking the “Update to the pre-release version if available” option.

We still can’t believe that Diablo III has just been released today. Now we just need Valve to announce and release the next Half-Life game.

If you’re staying up to play Diablo III throughout the night and well into the morning, we’d love to hear your war stories, class-related revelations, and, of course, what rare loot you’ve obtained.

Feel free to jot down any gameplay related findings in the comments section below, and we’ll do the same.

Happy looting to you all! Let’s hope this game lives up to the wait!

The first few details on FIFA 13 have come out, and it looks like the development team at EA Canada are working to tweak the good game that they’ve already got.

One of the big issues for FIFA 12 – both good and bad – was the physics engine that enabled players to physically interact with each other more. This is being tweaked for FIFA 13 to try and get rid of some of the awkward player interactions, while still keeping the physicality of the game – both while you’re dribbling as well as for players who don’t have the ball.

This year’s version is also refining players’ ball control, meaning it takes a little more skill to corral the ball and dribble with it based on your player’s strength, speed, and technical skills, as well as the height of the ball itself. You will also be able to face opponents and find creative ways to beat them one-on-one. Two new pass types give you extra options as well.

Further work is also being done on the AI of your offensive teammates (so they make better runs), defensive set pieces, free kicks (including having three players stand over the ball), and more.

EA Canada says that more features for FIFA 13 will be announced in the future, so stay tuned. In the meantime, be sure to check out the screens in the gallery below.

The battle for first-person shooter supremacy may be extending beyond the battlefield. Electronic Arts will announce a premium content service for Battlefield 3 on June 4, writes Battlefieldo. The rumor comes from an “unofficial” but “reliable source,” who apparently leaked the date and first details. According to the report, signing up for the service will land players content drops. The first planned drop adds a premium knife, and new soldier and weapon camo, as well as black dog tags to the game.

Battlefieldo has more info, as well as details for new DLC. Electronic Arts has not responded to this rumor as of yet. Odds are, we won’t hear anything more until June 4, the first day of E3, which also happens to be the day of EA’s press conference.

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This autumn you will be able to play the newest Worms title for PC and consoles, Worms Revolution, the newest title in the series started 17 years ago.

Studios Team 17 promised that the game is based on a new engine that will give players new challenges, in addition to content already known from previous titles, such as weapons symbol of the series – Holy Hand Grenade, Super Sheep, Concrete Donkey and Airstrike.

Worms Revolution is expected on the market in the third quarter of this year, it will be available to PC and consoles, even if they did not specified which consoles.

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Pete Hines, Bethesda Marketing and PR vice president, announced via twitter that this month Skyrim and Rage fans will enjoy new content in the form of DLC’s.

Although no details were offered, in Skyrim is most likely to be introduced horse armor or new areas, Morrowind and Cyrodiil images already existing among the game files.

 
 
 

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The guys from Superannuation seem to be convinced that Warner Bros. are working with Monolith Studios, known for Fear and Gotham City Impostors, in development of the action RPG The Hobbit: Part One, which could be released in December as the movie with the same name.

“We’re pretty sure that Monolith / Warner Bros. Seattle Games are working on an action RPG called The Hobbit: Part One. “

Also, Superannuation says that Warner Bros. will handle the transformation of the second film in the series in a PC game after Snowblind Studios, who were busy creating the Lord of the Rings: War in The North, have almost disappeared.

Robot Entertainment Studio , formed in 2009 by former employees of EnsembleStudios, announces for strategy game fans Orcs Must Die! 2.

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It continues the story started by the first title, offering a new campaign that can be played both single player and co-op in the role of two characters – War Mage or Sorceress. Battles will now be more intense due to the new defense methods that will appear, the number of enemies will also increase. The system of granting rewards will be changed, in the new game you will collect skulls that can be used to improve defense systems or even to replay levels.

Atari has revealed a new Test Drive game series that unlike the last two Unlimited titles will not be conducted in an open-world tropical decor, but the circuit.

Entitled Test Drive Ferrari Racing Legends will present history in motorsports, including F1 events, rally or GT racing championship. Players will have over 50 hot rods Ferrari that will faithfully reproduce both the exterior and interior.

The game will be released for PC and consoles this spring.

By sending an e-mail to subscribers of the PlayStation Network service, Sony announced that starting with February 8 the network will be called Sony Entertainment Network.

Being just a name change will have no effect on existing accounts and will be visible only for PlayStation 3 and Vita.