EA and Realtime Worlds announce
the launch of All Points Bulletin
, saying the open-world online action game also known as APB
is now available in North America, and is set to go on sale in Europe on July 1 and in the UK on July 2. Purchases include 50 hours of game time, and they offer subscription fees based on hourly usage or for unlimited play for a block of time. Here's a bit on the game itself: "APB, recently nominated for Best PC Game by 1Up.com at E3 2010, takes the universal theme of Criminals and Enforcers and brings it to a persistent, open-world, online multiplayer setting in the modern, crime-ridden fictional city of San Paro. Some players achieve notoriety by feeding on the city, its people and its businesses…the Criminals. Some live by a higher code and instead feed on the criminals and their organizations…the Enforcers."