Posts Tagged ea


YouTube, EA’s 30 pieces of silver, and yet more damage to industry integrity

It’s a pretty disheartening time to be champion of YouTube objectivity.

By Peter Parrish | 30 Jan 2014 | 11

Battlefield 4 hopes Player Appreciation Month will distract from ongoing problems

There’s a weird trend in videogames where, if things are not going well for a developer, they’ll attempt to appease the player-base with a shower of virtual items and gifts.

By Peter Parrish | 28 Jan 2014 | 1

Titanfall PC beta is confirmed by Vince Zampella

There’ll be information and details pertaining to a PC beta testing period for Titanfall “in the coming days,” according to Respawn’s Vince Zampella.

By Peter Parrish | 28 Jan 2014 | 2

Titanfall PC beta hinted at by EA’s Origin Store

Select Xbox users have been getting a look at Titanfall’s supposed “alpha” build (come on, they’re releasing in March, that’s no alpha,) but until now there hasn’t been much sign of PC people being offered a chance to play before release.

By Peter Parrish | 24 Jan 2014 | 1

EA and Microsoft caught engaging in covert YouTube payola

It’s a Tuesday, so there must be a scandal in the games industry.

By Peter Parrish | 21 Jan 2014 | 4

Battlefield 4 patch released, makes things a bit more stable

Rejoice: our EA overlords have bestowed upon us a new patch for their popular (and infamously broken) man-shooter, Battlefield 4.

By Tim McDonald | 13 Jan 2014 | Comments Off

Steam, Blizzard and EA hit by DDoS attacks

There’s something about the new year that gets hackers all excited as the DDoS attacks continue.

By Paul Younger | 3 Jan 2014 | 12

Twitch streamer caught up in DDoS attack on DOTA 2, BattleNet, WoT and EA services

It’s all the rage this week, DDoS attacks on game services.

By Paul Younger | 31 Dec 2013 | 2

Battlefield 4 patched once again – Flickering issue sorted

It’s time for another Battlefield 4 patch and this time the SLI/Crossfire flickering issue has apparently been sorted after the last patch.

By Paul Younger | 20 Dec 2013 | Comments Off

Battlefield 4 expansions to be delayed until the game works properly

EA has come as close as you’re ever likely to see to admitting that Battlefield 4 is broken, to the point where the company claims that developers DICE will not be working on any future expansions or projects until the game is working as intended.

By Peter Parrish | 4 Dec 2013 | Comments Off

Origin Black Friday sale begins, for all your Battlefield 4 and Sims 3 needs

For those who held off on buying a PC copy of Battlefield 4, you’ve doubly rewarded.

By Peter Parrish | 28 Nov 2013 | Comments Off

Battlefield 4 Review

I don’t quite know how to review Battlefield 4. I definitely don’t know how to score it.

By Tim McDonald | 1 Nov 2013 | 11

Victory employee says PR line on Command & Conquer shutdown was “total bs”

Update: Community Manager Eric Krause has now also posted his thoughts on the cancellation and it doesn’t sound good for the franchise.

By Peter Parrish | 30 Oct 2013 | 2

Origin code apparently gives you Battlefield 3 for free

Edit: This is an older story, if you’re looking for news of Origin’s “On the House” giveaway of Battlefield 3 – head here.

By Tim McDonald | 29 Oct 2013 | 15

Red alert: EA cancels Command & Conquer, Victory Studios shut down

It’s a sad and sudden end to the latest in the increasingly troubled Command & Conquer series, as the developer Victory Studios today confirms that production on the game has ceased.

By Peter Parrish | 29 Oct 2013 | 2

Battlefield 4 multiplayer launch trailer actually appears on time

Unlike the bizarrely early SimCity: Cities of Tomorrow launch trailer, this multiplayer launch trailer for Battlefield 4 is appropriately timed.

By Tim McDonald | 29 Oct 2013 | 1

SimCity: Cities of Tomorrow launch trailer launches ahead of launch

The futuristic SimCity: Cities of Tomorrow is out on 15 November, so obviously, we need a launch trailer.

By Tim McDonald | 29 Oct 2013 | Comments Off

Load up: Battlefield 4 can be preloaded in Europe

DICE and EA and the myriad other publishing and PR arms involved with the production of Battlefield 4 have announced that if you’ve pre-ordered the game through Origin in Europe then preloading begins RIGHT NOW.

By Peter Parrish | 28 Oct 2013 | Comments Off

Titanic times: Titanfall’s launch to fall in March

EA have announced that Titanfall, the sci-fi first-person shooter that has mech-hijacking and wall-running and so on, will be plummeting to Earth in March 2014, and there’s a new trailer to celebrate.

By Tim McDonald | 23 Oct 2013 | Comments Off

The Sims 4 coming autumn 2014

The Sims 4 was revealed to the world a few months ago, with the promise that it would be out in 2014.

By Tim McDonald | 22 Oct 2013 | Comments Off

SimCity: Cities of Tomorrow screens display four new regions

EA and Maxis have released a new set of screenshots showing off four new SimCity: Cities of Tomorrow regions, which… may or may not be free.

By Tim McDonald | 22 Oct 2013 | Comments Off

GOG puts EA classics on sale for the weekend

This weekend, GOG are offering you a whole range of EA games for the price of Cheaper Than Usual.

By Tim McDonald | 11 Oct 2013 | Comments Off

FIFA 14 PC Review

You can tell just how confident EA Sports are about their position in the football videogame hierarchy by the astonishingly grandiose video which serves as FIFA 14’s introduction.

By Peter Parrish | 11 Oct 2013 | 1

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Dragon Age: Inquisition survey asks if relationships are important

BioWare have fired up a lengthy survey about the Dragon Age games and your playing habits, in the hopes of getting players to tell them what aspects they find most important.

By Tim McDonald | 11 Oct 2013 | 2

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