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8:00 PM on 06.05.2014

FIFA 15 on PC won't use the old engine again

While EA Sports went with its new Ignite engine for FIFA 14 on Xbox One and PlayStation 4, the company opted not to use the game engine for the PC version. At the time, it was argued that the average player didn't have a good...

Jordan Devore

2:45 PM on 06.02.2014

First NHL 15 screen isn't of an Avalanche player like it should be

EA Sports has released the first screenshot for NHL 15, and it features San Jose captain Joe Thornton rocking an unimpressive beard, because they're the Sharks and their long list of playoff flameouts disappoint in both the c...

Brett Makedonski

9:00 PM on 05.29.2014

Kick some ass on June 3 in the EA Sports UFC demo

As Stroke 9 once inquired, how many people want to kick some ass? If your answer is a resounding "I do! I do!," you have anger issues. Also, you might enjoy knowing that there's an imminent demo for EA Sports UFC. The bone-br...

Brett Makedonski

2:45 PM on 05.27.2014

EA Sports UFC shows off its fighting women

The game does look pretty impressive, but is it just me or does the whole thing sort of lack grace? The fighters seem a little more awkward and stilted than I would like. Of course, just because there isn't lifelike fidelity doesn't mean it doesn't play well (Dale was impressed with it). Just the sequence around 40 seconds looks a bit goofy.

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EA Sports UFC looks ultra-freakin' real photo
EA Sports UFC looks ultra-freakin' real
by Dale North

Look, I'm not necessarily a MMA fan, but I have played a few games and watched a few matches in my day. The latest, EA Sports UFC, is a pretty good time, even for a casual player like myself. I took on Digital Trends' Adam Rosenberg in a casual match and beat the living daylights out of him in the first round using Bruce Lee. Somehow the button-per-limb control scheme really clicks with me, and I had the advantage because I've used the game's stick-based grapple controls before. 

Of course, he knocked the sh*t out of me the next two rounds after getting the controls down.

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7:30 PM on 05.14.2014

Here's Bruce Lee kicking ass in EA Sports UFC

My gut reaction to hearing that Bruce Lee would be playable in EA Sports UFC was "Huh? That's a bit odd." In recent weeks, I've come around to find his inclusion to be in good fun. If you remain unconvinced, here's a video i...

Jordan Devore

9:00 PM on 05.02.2014

EA looking to stream games direct to Comcast customers

Electronic Arts could soon be offering their games directly to Comcast subscribers, according to a report from Reuters. The two companies have been in talks, and after two years of testing it seems the deal is close to an agr...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

1:00 PM on 04.07.2014

You can play as Bruce Lee in EA Sports UFC

Legendary martial artist Bruce Lee will be a playable character in EA Sports UFC and with that knowledge, I can't imagine why you'd choose to play as anyone else. Now, EA is taking the usual "pre-order the game for access" ro...

Jordan Devore

11:00 AM on 11.25.2013

EA says there won't be any more FIFA Manager games

Gerald Köhler, the founder and designer of FIFA Manager, sent out an open letter this weekend stating that FIFA Manager 14 would be the last one in the series. He said that "one game has practically dominated the ma...

Joshua Derocher

4:00 PM on 11.24.2013

FIFA 14 crash reported on Xbox One

A recent post on the EA Sports support page confirms launching FIFA 14 on Xbox One, while two controllers are connected, may cause the game to crash during startup.  The post breaks down the root of the crash t...

Wesley Ruscher





8:30 PM on 11.22.2013

EA Sports commits to improving messy NBA Live 14

NBA Live 14 marks the return of the series and people aren't feeling it. With a Metascore of 45 for the PlayStation 4 version, executive producer Sean O'Brien says it best: "I'm not going to lie; it's been a rough week. As yo...

Jordan Devore

6:15 PM on 11.18.2013

Nice moves: NBA Live 14 next-gen demo drops tomorrow

Feeling a bit hesitant about lacing up your high-top Nikes and returning to the virtual hardwood? It's tough to blame you; a lot can go wrong when you step on that virtual court. You might pull a virtual Kevin Ware and shatte...

Brett Makedonski



FIFA 14 adds layers of realism to the pitch photo
FIFA 14 adds layers of realism to the pitch
by Tim Sheehy

From what I understand, FIFA 14 is one of the earliest games to be shown consistently running on Xbox One hardware, rather than being demonstrated on PC-based development kits. That being the case, I expected a solid performance from the game from the get-go, and while the build I played wasn't the final product, it really felt close enough.

Rather than offering up the full 33 licensed leagues, my experience with this build featured several well known clubs from around the world. Playing on pro-difficulty, I choose to play a full-length match as the English Premiere League's Manchester City against the AI's Real Madrid -- unfortunately, Manchester United was not available -- to take place at Old Trafford. The demo was initially set up for head to head matches with human opponents, but I was assured the AI was properly in place, and fortunately they were right.

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NBA Live 14 fighting for relevancy photo
NBA Live 14 fighting for relevancy
by Steven Hansen

Sports, television, videogames. NBA Live 14 is the Xbox One trifecta. The NBA Live series has long been dormant, finally reviving itself on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 this month. 

The key word I kept hearing was "relevancy," which is appropriate. It's something the series needs to regain. EA's ambitions, however, are not to just make a basketball that can compete with 2K at a fundamental level.

Leveraging a partnership with Synergy Sports, NBA Live boasts a constantly evolving game that will reflect the real life NBA season with hours of actual games being played. Really living up to the Live name, I guess.

Oh, and there's a TV show.

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Madden 25 CoachGlass may be the best way to call defense photo
Madden 25 CoachGlass may be the best way to call defense
by Steven Hansen

Stats run sports. Yes, we have heartwarming stories of moxie and upsets and unexpected onside kicks right after the Super Bowl halftime show and they make for great narratives, but numbers are invaluable at easily quantifying what used to take a wicked good eye and more memory than is worth expending.

Anecdotes say Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo is a choke artist who can't finish games. Numbers show that from 2008 to 2012, the number of game winning drives or fourth quarter comebacks he orchestrated increased each year, including five of the Cowboys' eight wins in 2012.

One the failings of Madden has been an inability to convey information and to teach football. Madden 25 took some steps to address this with the Skills Trainer, while CoachGlass goes a step further, actually working in-game to allow you to make informed decisions with an intuitive interface.

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9:00 PM on 11.05.2013

Need for Speed joins the EA Sports brand

Only one week away from the release of its next title in the Need for Speed series, EA already has some big plans in mind for the future of the racing franchise. In an effort to provide more of an open attitude towards develo...

Alessandro Fillari