Tag Archives: E3 2012

E3 – Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 to ship with Compulsory Enlistment

At this year’s E3, there have been sadly very few interesting PC-centric announcements. Even Ubisoft’s new DRM system has been slammed as “badger-crazy”, “… dafuq?” and “less a step backwards, and more a backwards-somersault into a pit of live scorpions, all festooned with Susan Boyle’s face and voice”. However, one of the more surprising moves has been Activision’s rather bold attempt at boosting interest in US/British Army careers among gamers by including compulsory enlistment to all who purchase their next big Call of Duty title – Black Ops 2. Yes, each and every copy of CoD: BO 2 will come…

EA Introduce Battlefield ‘Play When We Tell You To Play’ Service

After long-running speculation relating to a premium Battlefield 3 subscription model, EA have finally broken their silence on the matter in their E3 press conference, revealing a pioneering ‘Play When We Tell You To Play’ service. EA CEO John Riccitiello, who took to the stage adorned in a golden toga, said “The feedback from our console market with rented servers and online passes has been superb. People really enjoy paying extra money for things that we should be providing for them in the first place. With our new Battlefield 3 model, we’re taking all remaining control and choice away from…