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Battlefield 4 Preview – The Beta Test

Let’s get a few things out of the way first: I’m not going to do a great deal of complaining about Battlefield 4 here, but other people already have.

By Tim McDonald | 4 Oct 2013 | 6

Battlefield 4 has seven game modes, and here they are

New mixes with old in this released list of Battlefield 4 game modes.

By Peter Parrish | 27 Sep 2013 | Comments Off

Repeat assault: Battlefield 4 beta details re-stated in this in-house video

Like several other major publishers, EA has figured out that the best way to completely control the release of information about their projects is to take interviewing and reporting in-house.

By Peter Parrish | 23 Sep 2013 | Comments Off

Missed Opportunity? SimCity expansion Cities of Tomorrow fails to expand maps

The forthcoming Cities of Tomorrow add-on for SimCity will add neon roads, towering, futuristic skyscrapers and a sinister corporation.

By Paul Younger | 19 Sep 2013 | 6

Skaven money: Warhammer Online to close in December

Gather up your Orc and Goblin brethren for one last Waaarrrgh, because Mythic MMO Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning will be closing down for good come 18 December.

By Peter Parrish | 19 Sep 2013 | Comments Off

New EA CEO Andrew Wilson calls for “a culture of execution”

Former head of EA Sports Andrew Wilson is not messing about in his newly accepted role of CEO, calling for “a culture of execution” at the company.

By Peter Parrish | 18 Sep 2013 | Comments Off

Don’t get cross: SimCity Red Cross DLC is expensive, but also for charity

The latest piece of SimCity DLC is like some kind of moral point of debate waiting to happen.

By Peter Parrish | 17 Sep 2013 | Comments Off

Snow joke: Battlefield 4 multiplayer trailer teases some new maps

Apparently, Battlefield 4 will have some sort of multiplayer segment to it.

By Peter Parrish | 17 Sep 2013 | Comments Off

Shocktober: Battlefield 4 PC open beta dated for start of next month

If you’ve been unspeakably excited by the prospect of playing Battlefield 4, you’ll probably want to visit the toilet before reading this.

By Tim McDonald | 14 Sep 2013 | Comments Off

FIFA 14 PC demo released – Play with EA’s balls right now

Remember when we said earlier that the demo for FIFA 14 would be out on 10 September?

By Tim McDonald | 10 Sep 2013 | Comments Off

Borderlands 2′s Ultimate Vault Hunter Upgrade Pack 2 MIA on Steam

It’s 3 September today; the date on which the ‘Ultimate Vault Hunter Upgrade Pack 2′ is supposed to be available for Borderlands 2.

By Peter Parrish | 3 Sep 2013 | Comments Off

Gary Neville’s balls: FIFA 14′s Ultimate Team ambassador revealed

Oh good, another football story! EA Sports have announced that Gary Neville, a man who is apparently good at football based on the fact that he’s a current England coach, is their “ambassador” for FIFA 14‘s Ultimate Team mode.

By Tim McDonald | 30 Aug 2013 | 2

Spending Time: The Creeping Horror of Microtransactions in Full Priced Games

Of all the pernicious publisher practices out there, ‘microtransactions’ in games you’ve already paid full price for are surely the worst.

By Peter Parrish | 29 Aug 2013 | 1

Red Alert! The Humble Origin Bundle adds more games

Gasp! EA have added two more games to their already rather generous Humble Origin Bundle, both of which can be acquired by paying more than the average ($4.84, right now).

By Tim McDonald | 23 Aug 2013 | Comments Off

Holy city: SimCity update 7 released and comes with free Houses of Worship

SimCity update 7 has been released and along with the addition of the road raising and lowering tool, there’s also other content for players.

By Paul Younger | 23 Aug 2013 | 1

All the numbers: 64 players, 12 minutes, Battlefield 4 multiplayer

You maybe already saw the trailer for Battlefield 4′s ‘Paracel Storm’ multiplayer map, but here’s some footage of that map actually be used by 64 willing volunteers and would-be fighter pilots.

By Peter Parrish | 22 Aug 2013 | Comments Off

Dragon Age: Inquisition GamesCom trailer manages not to use the word “epic”

I feel a bit bad for the word “epic.” It’s been tossed around so carelessly by almost every videogame press release (especially fantasy RPG press releases) over the past few years that people may as well just say their game is going to be “marmalade” for all the weight it carries.

By Peter Parrish | 22 Aug 2013 | 1

Olympian: Titanfall trailer shows off gameplay and mobility

Titanfall, you may remember, is a game that actually managed to announce a PC version at the same time as its console details.

By Peter Parrish | 20 Aug 2013 | Comments Off

Storm warning: Battlefield 4′s Paracel Storm map gets trailer

EA have released a new trailer for Battlefield 4, showing off two minutes of multiplayer action on the Paracel Storm map.

By Tim McDonald | 20 Aug 2013 | Comments Off

EA unveils everything you could possibly want to know about The Sims 4

We knew an announcement for The Sims 4 was coming at Gamescom, so here’s a big surprise for you: an announcement for The Sims 4!

By Tim McDonald | 20 Aug 2013 | 2

Patrick Stewart’s balls: FIFA 14 demo news and Picardified trailer

EA has drafted in the magnificent @sirpatstew to give their latest FIFA 14 trailer the air of gravitas that it requires.

By Peter Parrish | 20 Aug 2013 | Comments Off

Battlefield 4 Premium announced, beta coming in October

DICE and EA have announced that Battlefield 4 will be getting a Premium subscription thing.

By Tim McDonald | 20 Aug 2013 | Comments Off

Battlefield 4′s armor, reduced fall and stealth field upgrades explained

In a follow-up to last week’s extensive blog posting about various tweaks and changes made to the field upgrade system in Battlefield 4, DICE’s gameplay designer Alan Kurtz has written a new piece explaining four of said upgrades in more detail.

By Peter Parrish | 18 Aug 2013 | 1

First screenshots from The Sims 4 show user interface, body modification

The ever-watchful eyes of NeoGaf have spotted a whole load of images from The Sims 4 being posted at Portuguese-language site thesimsstyle.net.

By Peter Parrish | 15 Aug 2013 | 10

Dead (Space) Giveaway: EA’s Humble Bundle is all for charity

Humble Bundle is doing another major label giveaway, this time in conjunction with everybody’s favourite publisher EA.

By Peter Parrish | 14 Aug 2013 | 2

Swerving Balls: FIFA 14 Pure shot and physics trailer

FIFA 14 on the PC may not be utilising all the new features due to the fact it’s not going to be using the Ignite engine, but let’s forget that for a minute and enjoy the Pure Shot and the real ball physics.

By Paul Younger | 7 Aug 2013 | Comments Off

Back to the Sims: The Sims 3 go INTO THE FUTURE

EA have announced the 79,042,397th digital product branded with The Sims: an expansion for The Sims 3 called Into the Future.

By Tim McDonald | 23 Jul 2013 | Comments Off

Shock and awe: Battlefield 4′s campaign plot detailed

EA have dished out some details on the plot behind Battlefield 4‘s campaign mode.

By Tim McDonald | 19 Jul 2013 | Comments Off

Getting a Brazilian: FIFA 14 to feature 19 Brazilian clubs

Despite having slightly less interest in football than your average anglerfish, I think even I can actually understand this FIFA 14 story.

By Tim McDonald | 17 Jul 2013 | 3

Battlefield 4 merchandise aims for the cash-happy among you

Do you like Battlefield 4? Yes, I know it isn’t out yet.

By Tim McDonald | 16 Jul 2013 | Comments Off