News Wrap-Up: August 11th, 2011

To no one’s surprise, DICE announced via their blog that Battlefield 3 will require an Origin account. So if you don’t already have an account, and you want to play BF3, you might as well create one now.

Saints Row: The Third has just released some new in-game footage, just adding to the already over-the-top nature of the game. You can go check it out on YouTube here.

Google adds video games to their plus social network. It’s first roll out of games will include 16 games such as, Rovio’s Angry Birds, PopCap Games’ Bejeweled Blitz, BioWare’s Dragon Age Legends. You can go check out the full details on their blog.

Grand Slam Tennis, a Wii exclusive EA Sports title, is getting a sequel on the PS3 and 360. It’ll feature total racquet control, which is just a fancy way of saying it’s dual analog, much like the NHL series. The PS3 version will also have PS Move support. It’s the first time a video game will feature all 4 Grand Slam courts, as well as the first time Wimbledon’s center court will appear in any game. The tennis video game competition seems to be heating up, with great titles like Virtua Tennis and Top Spin available to players. It’ll be interesting to see if we get a clear-cut winner. Grand Slam Tennis 2 will be out in 2012.

LG had placed a patent infridgment lawsuit on PS3 a while ago. Well now Sony and LG has agreed to terms out-of-court. The settlement was undisclosed. LG was claiming that they infidged on some sort of Bluray patent.