Mercs 2 Gets Obama, Palin As DLC by Anthony Barlow
October 31, 2008, 10:07 pm
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[By Anthony]

This is the funniest story of the month by far. EA have announced today that they’ve got Barrack Obama and Sarah Palin coming as downloadable characters for Mercenaries 2. We know that Palin is actually Tina Fay (dressed in Palin-esque attire), as for Obama, we don’t know. Could it be another advertising deal with EA?

This is great, just a shame they’re not in a better game. Hit the jump for the trailer. Continue reading

Mercs 2 Trophy Patch Live In Europe by Anthony Barlow
October 23, 2008, 3:04 pm
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[By Anthony]

Just a quick heads up to say that the trophy patch for Mercenaries 2 is now available to download in Europe. It’ll probably get to Noth America sometime today, if not we’ll update the post. I think PS3Fanboy’s put it best saying “it’s raining trophies right now”. Personally, I wouldn’t waste my time on this. Go for something a whole lot better like BioShock. If you’ve got the game, then fair enough go for the trophies it might make the game a bit more tolerable to play.

Mercenaries 2 Getting Trophies, List Released by Anthony Barlow
October 22, 2008, 11:23 pm
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[By Anthony]

Mercenaries 2 has been seen as a monumental flop and is probably up for biggest disapointment of the year, games wise. It had all that hype and lived up to none of it. Well for those who saw past the reviews and bought the game, it might be about to pay off…slightly. EA have announced that the game is being patched with trophy support and, thanks to PS3Fanboy, we have the list. It’s after the jump as usual. Please beware there are SPOILERS butr i’m sure no one is playing Mercs 2 for it’s story. Continue reading

Mercs 2 Demo Hitting PSN Next Week by Anthony Barlow
September 14, 2008, 11:38 am
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[By Anthony]

It seems like over the last week or so we’ve had a flurry of new content announced for the PSN. It might only be demos and the Burnout motorbike add-on but that’s still a pretty cool, free deal. EA announced yesterday, like I rumored a few weeks back, that Mercenaries 2: World In Flames would be getting a demo that would be hitting the PSN and XBL in the near future. I guess my source was right.

Personally I did not like this game when I played it at M Festival in August, it all seemed a little rushed. Granted that could’ve just been the build I was playing but according to friends and a lot of the games press it is just a shallow shooter and a bit of a crap one at that.

I’ll still be downloading the demo but i’m not getting my hopes up that this’ll convince me to buy the game.

Why Don’t People Listen? by Anthony Barlow
September 8, 2008, 10:23 am
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[By Anthony]

I’ve got a bit of a rant here, i’ve not had one in a while and I thought this’d be one that would appeal to pretty much anyone. The rant concerns a friend of mine and EA’s Mercenaries 2. Hit the jump for a tale of sheer stupidity and the wasting of a good ¬£40. Continue reading

oh no you didn’t! Mercenaries 2 by Steve
September 1, 2008, 10:31 pm
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[By Steve M]

Although this making of Pandemics Mercenaries 2 trailer has been around for a few days now, I’m posting it up here just incase anyone has missed it, also mainly because I’d like you to share my suffering as since the first time I viewed it I can’t get the dam song out of my head. Enjoy.

Mercenaries 2 Demo Coming Soon? by Anthony Barlow
September 1, 2008, 11:54 am
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[By Anthony]

I’ve just had a tip off from an anonymous source that EA’s sandbox shooter ‘Mercenaries 2: World In Flames’ will be getting a demo on XBL and PSN “sometime in the near future”. I played the game at M Festival last month and it did little to impress me or make me want the game. The game has been reviewed by IGN’s Hilary Goldstien who gave the game a 7.9 (a ‘good’ on IGN’s scale) Is it possible that the build I played was fairly outdated? It’s certainly possible and would explain the sheer amount of bugs, glitches and abnormalities I found when playing.

If a demo is coming it’s likely to come next week but you never know it could drop on Thursday. Next week is more likely if my source is to be believed.

If EA do release a demo I will most definitely do some new, updated impressions. It seems quite likely that a demo is coming and EA seem to put out demos for everything so I think we can expect it but this is still going down as rumor for now.

NO Trophy Support For Mercenaries 2 by Steve
August 17, 2008, 1:41 pm
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[By Steve M]

Bad news for trophy hunters  as the chances of trophy support in yet another upcoming PS3 release bite the dust,  in a recent Q&A Gamespot held with Mercenaries 2 developers Pandemic Studios, the question was asked.

GS AU: Will you be supporting trophies on the PlayStation 3 version?

CB: No we are not. We were deep into development by the time that SDK was made available. We love the idea and we’d really like to, but this time we have no plans.

Full Q&A

M Festival Content by Anthony Barlow
August 13, 2008, 12:01 am
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Just to let you know, the impressions from M Festival will be up tomorrow instead of today. I’ve been busy and have not been able to finish writing up my impressions yet anyway. I thought, rather than rush it i’d make sure I got everything important in there and make sure it’s well polished.

The games i’ve got impressions on are:

  • FIFA 09
  • Mercenaries 2: World In Flames
  • Tiger Woods PGA Tour 09
  • Spore: Creature Creator

So there’s a bit of stuff going up tomorrow. I only managed to get time with the creature creating side of Spore (shame) but i can hopefully gibe you guys a bit on an insight. Just to let you know, FIFA is the game I had the longest time with and to be honest it was my main priority to get as much coverage on that as I could. There are details from an interview with EA’s Greg Baker. I would’ve transcribed the interview but I couldn’t get my hands on a dictaphone (should’ve phoned Shaun) but the info is there either way.

EA @ M Festival by Anthony Barlow
July 21, 2008, 10:27 pm
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EA are one of the big publishers who are confirmed to be at M Festival. They currently have a list of games that will be appearing on the show floor on the event’s website. What they’ve got is mostly console stuff but there’s some PC stuff too. So, here goes EA’s list.

  • FIFA 09
  • Tiger Woods PGA Tour 09
  • Spore
  • Crysis: Warhead
  • Battlefield: Heroes
  • Mercenaries 2: World In Flames
  • Facebreaker

I’ll be covering pretty much all of that stuff as it’s multiplatform and who knows, I might even get some hands on time with the PC stuff for the guys over at PCPG.

I’ll try and get the other big lineups posted ASAP.