Classic 1990s Bullfrog game Syndicate is free on EA Origin now. It's "On the House", to use the giveaway lingo, as Theme Hospital - another Bullfrog classic - was a couple of weeks ago.
The Australian games industry has given a mixed response to the long awaited guidelines for the new R18+ rating which covers games with adult content.
Winning gamers over on EA's FPS reboot of Syndicate was a doomed endeavour from day one, according to developer Starbreeze.
A Payday: The Heist sequel is in development.
Swedish developer Overkill Software is hard at work on "enhancing" the first game, but at the same time is making a follow-up.
The news follows Syndicate developer Starbreeze's announcement that it has agreed a deal to buy the studio - pending approval from its shareholders.
Syndicate developer Starbreeze has announced its intention to buy Overkill Software, creator of Payday: The Heist.
The developer of The Darkness, Riddick and Syndicate is making a free to play game called Cold Mercury.
EA's decision to reboot the Syndicate with a first-person shooter was "the right choice", the gargantuan video game publisher has insisted.
PlayStation Vita launch title Uncharted: Golden Abyss has claimed top spot in the new UK all-format charts.
The cheapest place to buy Syndicate on PlayStation 3 and and Xbox 360 in the UK is at Asda. The supermarket giant is selling the game for £39.97 alongside your sausages and asparagus.
Syndicate developer Starbreeze has confirmed a round of redundancies.
As reported by GamesIndustry.biz, 25 staff members have been laid off at the Swedish studio following the completion of its impending FPS reboot for publisher EA.
As well as the redundancies, board member Peter Tornquist has resigned with no replacement planned.
Sin City star Rosario Dawson and veteran Brit thespian Brian Cox are among the voice talent roped in by EA for its forthcoming Syndicate reboot.
Dawson plays play conflicted EuroCorp exec Lily Drawl, who's torn between the demands of her corporate paymasters and the underground resistance movement.
"I'm amazed how videogames have become so deep in story, delivering fantastic worlds and memorable characters rivaling big Hollywood films," she commented.
Forthcoming 2K third person shooter, Spec Ops: The Line allows players to gun down unarmed civilians and open fire on "angry mobs".
Syndicate will not use the controversial Online Pass, EA has confirmed.
EA Partners executive producer Jeff Gamon told Eurogamer the decision was made in an effort to encourage all players to play the shooter, which includes a co-op component.
"We want as little resistance or barriers to entry as possible," Gamon said. "The co-op is equal billing in this. We wanted everyone who owns a copy of the game to have access to the entire product."
Syndicate is supposed to offer a hardcore experience, one in keeping with the old school strategy games upon which the shooter is based - but that hasn't stopped developer Starbreeze from worrying it's gone too far.
Demo versions of Twisted Metal, Syndicate and Pixeljunk Sidescroller launch today on the EU PlayStation Store.
Syndicate's co-op demo will launch 31st January on Xbox Live Marketplace, Microsoft's Larry "Major Nelson" Hryb has confirmed.
It allows four players to team up and try out Syndicate's Western Europe campaign map.
Rockstar's entire catalogue of L.A. Noire DLC is half-price this week. The deal lasts until the end of the month and is for Gold subscribers only.
Multiplayer is now an "expectation", according to EA - but single-player only games are not dead.
EA has described Syndicate as a "really tough" shooter that will challenge hardcore gamers.
EA believes there is scope to remake the classic, strategic Syndicate from the early nineties.
Despite his offer of help earlier this year, original Syndicate producer and games industry veteran Peter Molyneux has had no input whatsoever into EA's forthcoming FPS reboot of his 1993 RTS classic.
Syndicate launches in Europe on 24th February 2012 in Europe and 21st February 2012 in the US, EA has announced.
Syndicate, from The Darkness developer Starbreeze, is a reboot of the cult classic 1993 strategy game.
It's an action first-person shooter "for today's gamers as well as fans of the original", according to EA.
Syndicate developer Starbreeze Studios is making a new IP with Swedish director Josef Fares.
Renowned developer Starbreeze (Darkness, Riddick) has defended its decision to make the new Syndicate game a first-person shooter.
EA and Starbreeze (The Darkness, Riddick) have announced an FPS "reinvention" of Syndicate, which pushes real-time strategy aside in favour of "action/espionage" in a "fast paced, futuristic, action shooter" world.
Segments of a script supposedly belonging to a Syndicate game developed by Swedish studio Starbreeze have been published online.
Swedish developer Starbreeze is making a new downloadable game.
The Darkness and The Chronicles of Riddick developer Starbreeze has had one new project cancelled by partner EA.
EA has acquired the exclusive videogame rights to the works of author Robert Ludlum, and is working with Swedish developer Starbreeze (The Darkness, Chronicles of Riddick) on a Jason Bourne title.
Electronic Arts has secured the talents of Swedish developer Starbreeze to rework one of its major franchises for PC, PS3 and 360.