Today’s Poll: Will You Buy an EA Sports Season Ticket?

Posted on August 2nd, by raymond padilla in PS3, Videogames, Xbox 360. 18 comments

EA Sports has launched a new “Season Ticket” program for PlayStation Network and Xbox Live. This $25 annual subscription program gives sports fans early access to some goodies and exclusive access to others. Franchises covered in the program include Madden NFL Football, NHL Hockey, FIFA Soccer, Tiger Woods PGA Tour Golf, and NCAA Football. Here’s what you’ll get with EA Sports Season Ticket.

  • Early Full-Game Digital Access: Three days before a game’s scheduled release, fans will be able to download and play the full

Sony Acquires Sucker Punch (inFamous, Sly Cooper)

Posted on August 2nd, by raymond padilla in PS3, PSP. 4 comments

Sony Computer Entertainment has announced that it has acquired Sucker Punch Productions, developer of the inFamous and Sly Cooper games. Sucker Punch will now be part of Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios (SCE WWS). In today’s press release, SCE WWS president Shuhei Yoshida said:

The addition of Sucker Punch to SCE WWS reiterates our dedication to developing world class gaming experiences that can only be found on the PlayStation platform. With one of the strongest exclusive software lineups in the PS3′s history, combined with the diverse, innovate content in the


Apple iCloud Premium Pricing Revealed

Posted on August 1st, by raymond padilla in iPhone, Mobile Tech. 19 comments

When Apple first announced its iCloud serivce, it revealed that users will get 5GB of cloud storage for free. Boy Genius Report has discovered the cost for “premium” iCloud tiers as revealed in the developer beta program. In the immortal words of Tone Loc, it goes a little something like this:

Users can sign up for an additional 10GB of storage (15GB total) for $20 per year, 20GB of additional storage for $40 per year, or 50GB of added storage for $100 per year.

What do you think of Apple’s … continued

Final Fantasy Tactics Hits iOS on Thursday!!!

Posted on August 1st, by raymond padilla in iPhone, Mobile Tech, Videogames. 7 comments

Square Enix Europe has announced that Final Fantasy Tactics will be available for iPhone and iPod Touch on August 4, 2011. This strategy-RPG is one of the most anticipated “hardcore” games for Apple iOS. The original PlayStation version is my favorite game of all time, so I’m more than a little excited for this release.

That said, I’m probably going to wait for the iPad optimized version, which will be out later this month. Ah hell, I’m probably going to buy them both because I’m such a big FFT mark. … continued

Game Arts Director Takeshi Miyaji (Grandia) Dead at 45

Posted on August 1st, by raymond padilla in Game Developers, Videogames. 1 Comment

Sad news hit early this morning from Japan when G-Mode announced that company founder Takeshi Miyaji passed away at age 45. Old-school gamers will remember Miyaji from his days at Game Arts, where he worked on the Silpheed, Gun Griffon, and Grandia games.

As a huge JRPG fan, I’m sad that a talented game creator that dazzled me for dozens of hours passed away at such a young age. I’m going to dig for my Grandia games and pop them in to remember Miyaji-san. If you enjoyed any … continued

Smashing Pumpkins’ Billy Corgan Launching Resistance Pro

Posted on August 1st, by raymond padilla in Music, WWE. 7 comments

The word on the street is that Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan will be announcing a new indie-wrestling promotion at Chicago Comic Con. According to AV Club, Corgan will be the creative director of the upcoming Resistance Pro wrestling promotion. Corgan is a lifelong wrestling fan that has appeared at numerous ECW and WWE events.

In my head Resistance Pro sounds awesome. I envision the wrestlers using Smashing Pumpkins tracks as entrance music and being escorted to the ring by the numerous hot bass players that have performed with … continued