Dragon Age Inquisition Battlefield Hardline Delays

Two of the biggest games of the year just received worrying delays

By on July 22, 2014 at 4:52 PM.

Two of the biggest games of the year just received worrying delays

Anyone who bought Battlefield 4 when it released last year could tell you just how broken it was out of the box. EA simply didn’t put enough time into what should have been a massive blockbuster, and it cost them dearly. Now, just months from the first real holiday season of the new generation, EA announced in its quarterly financial report that Battlefield: Hardline isn’t going to make its October release date. In fact, it’s not even going to go on sale this year. More →

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EA Dungeon Keeper Review

EA exec mounts a ridiculous defense of his company’s shamelessly sleazy practices

By on July 10, 2014 at 1:29 PM.

EA exec mounts a ridiculous defense of his company’s shamelessly sleazy practices

As we’ve noticed in the past, EA is a widely disliked company among many gamers not just because they make mistakes but that its executives can never own up to their mistakes in a remotely honest manner. Case in point: In an interview with Games Industry International, EA mobile boss Frank Gibeau admits that EA botched the launch of Dungeon Keeper for mobile phones and tablets but he offers the single most ridiculous explanation for why it failed. More →

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EA COO Moore Interview Freemium Games

EA exec: ‘Core gamers’ have only themselves to blame if they hate freemium games

By on July 3, 2014 at 10:45 PM.

EA exec: ‘Core gamers’ have only themselves to blame if they hate freemium games

Is EA itching to reclaim the crown from Comcast for the title of America’s worst company? That’s the impression we get from a GamesIndustry interview with EA COO Peter Moore, who dismissed concerns about the gaming industry’s move toward a new “freemium” model where games are free to download but can be miserable to play unless you pony up for in-game purchases. More →

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Titanfall Free Download

One of the best new games of 2014 is free for 48 hours beginning this weekend

By on June 20, 2014 at 3:25 PM.

One of the best new games of 2014 is free for 48 hours beginning this weekend

Gamers who somehow haven’t yet played Titanfall, which is easily one of the best new video games that has debuted thus far in 2014, should do everything they can to rectify the situation immediately. And as it turns out, this weekend marks the perfect time to do just that. Electronic Arts on Friday announced that beginning this weekend, users can download Titanfall for free and play as much as they want for two full days at no charge. More →

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E3 2014 Top 5 EA Games

Here are the 5 most exciting games EA showed off at E3 2014

By on June 10, 2014 at 1:01 PM.

Here are the 5 most exciting games EA showed off at E3 2014

As expected, EA’s press conference on Monday was packed with new titles from some of the biggest studios in the world. EA Sports showed up with five new games, most of which will be out before the end of the year, Maxis is preparing to release the fourth entry in the hugely popular Sim series this September, BioWare is working on a new Mass Effect game as well as a game still in its earliest conceptual stages and Waystone Games is putting a fresh spin on MOBAs. More →

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EA E3 2014 Press Conference

Watch EA’s big E3 press conference live right here

By on June 9, 2014 at 2:47 PM.

Watch EA’s big E3 press conference live right here

EA is poised to have another huge year in 2014. Although the surprise of Battlefield Hardline was spoiled before EA could take the stage in Los Angeles, Spike TV’s Geoff Keighley noted last month that the publisher was planning to show off six new games at its press conference, the EA World Premiere: E3 2014 Preview. More →

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Battlefield Hardline Release Date Trailer

New Battlefield Hardline trailer confirms release date for EA’s hotly anticipated shooter

By on June 6, 2014 at 6:00 PM.

New Battlefield Hardline trailer confirms release date for EA’s hotly anticipated shooter

Electronic Arts will unveil more details about Battlefield Hardline at E3 next week, but a short official launch trailer for the game has already leaked, MP1ST reported. Aside from gameplay scenes, the short 44-second video reveals the game will hit stores on October 21. Surprisingly, after having been leaked, the same video was also uploaded on EA’s official YouTube channel. Thus, the company further confirmed the game’s release date ahead of next week’s announcement. More →

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Battlefield Hardline Beta Gameplay

Watch 10 minutes of Battlefield Hardline gameplay in this new leaked video

By on June 3, 2014 at 1:00 PM.

Watch 10 minutes of Battlefield Hardline gameplay in this new leaked video

Shortly after the first trailer for Battlefield Hardline leaked last week, Steve Papoutsis of Visceral Games noted on Twitter that the footage was meant for an internal company meeting six months ago. According to Papoutsis, the “team has been cranking since then,” and we should expect to see an even more impressive representation of the game at E3 2014. More →

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Battlefield Hardline Trailer

Battlefield Hardline is coming to E3 2014 – watch the leaked trailer now

By on May 28, 2014 at 11:35 AM.

Battlefield Hardline is coming to E3 2014 – watch the leaked trailer now

Shortly after EA confirmed the existence of Battlefield Hardline, the next game in the enormously popular first-person shooter series, a YouTube user leaked an extensive 7 minute trailer, exposing the new mutliplayer modes and the single-player campaign. EA had originally planned on saving the reveal for E3, but as with Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare earlier this month, the leak was almost automatic. More →

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Leaked Titanfall Xbox 360 video

Video: The hottest Xbox One game released this year finally comes to the Xbox 360

By on April 7, 2014 at 9:45 PM.

Video: The hottest Xbox One game released this year finally comes to the Xbox 360

Last month, EA delayed releasing the Xbox 360 version of the hit game Titanfall until April 8th for the United States and April 11th for Europe. Now that its actual Xbox 360 launch is just about here, screenshots and video of Titanfall have begun leaking all over the web. MP1ST has a particularly large collection with over an hour of video footage. More →

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EA Worst Company in America

Achievement unlocked: EA escapes a third year as the ‘Worst Company in America’

By on March 25, 2014 at 2:21 PM.

Achievement unlocked: EA escapes a third year as the ‘Worst Company in America’

It’s still up for debate whether EA took anything away from being named the worst company in America for two years straight, but the company’s victory (?) lap is finally ending. Consumerist has revealed that EA lost out to Time Warner Cable in the first round of voting for this year’s ‘Worst Company in America’ bracket, forcing video game fans to direct their rage elsewhere for the remainder of the competition.

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EA Games Hack Apple IDs

Hackers turn EA server into phishing site for Apple IDs

By on March 19, 2014 at 2:15 PM.

Hackers turn EA server into phishing site for Apple IDs

Some ingenious hackers decided to put an Apple ID phishing site where users would expect to find it least: on a trusted website such as EA.com, Internet security firm Netcraft has discovered. As a result of the breach, unsuspecting EA customers were redirected to the fake Apple site – which looks just like the real thing, by the way – and lured into giving away their Apple ID credentials.  More →

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SimCity Offline Mode Release Date

More than a year too late, EA does the right thing with SimCity

By on March 14, 2014 at 11:15 PM.

More than a year too late, EA does the right thing with SimCity

More than a year ago, developer Maxis and publisher EA launched a refresh of SimCity, one of the iconic games of the 1990s that was a cherished staple of early computer gaming. However, like a lot of things EA touches, the new SimCity was a disaster from day one. The game’s always-on digital rights management system that forced players to play the game online quickly crashed EA’s servers and made the game unplayable during its launch week. More →

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