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11:30 AM on 01.29.2015

Get hard with Battlefield Hardline open beta

Today, EA announced that the Battlefield Hardline open beta will begin February 3 and end on February 8. If you haven't had a chance to play EA's version of cops and robbers, now is this time. Well, technically February is t...

Robert Summa


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Mistwalker's mobile-RPG Terra Battle has surpassed 1.5 million downloads worldwide

Unlock new "adventurers" from iconic Final Fantasy character designer Yoshitaka Amano and a new scenario from Yasumi Matsuno, designer of Final Fantasy XII. Also, Terra Battle received the highly anticipated online co-op mode update that allows players to work together to clear stages and adds summons to the battlefield. More Info.




8:00 PM on 01.27.2015

EA had a 'record-breaking' quarter behind Dragon Age

It was a given that Dragon Age: Inquisition was going to be a big hit for both Electronic Arts and BioWare. That's a no-brainer for the conclusion to a triple-A trilogy. But, even the publisher seems to be taken a bit ab...

Brett Makedonski

11:30 PM on 01.26.2015

Xbox One sale: $10 Titanfall and Garden Warfare, $36 Dragon Age: Inquisition

It's much easier to stomach Electronic Arts when you're only paying a fraction of the original price, as is the case with these Xbox One deals via Live. Come on, latecomers. This one's for you: Battlefield 4 - $13.20 Battlef...

Jordan Devore

10:30 AM on 01.23.2015

Play The Sims 4 free for 48 hours on Origin

Electronic Arts has added The Sims 4 to its Origin Game Time program, which offers a trial period on some major releases in the Origin library. Players can install The Sims 4 now through Origin and play free for 48 hours, sta...

Conrad Zimmerman



Classic PC sim Theme Hospital free on Origin photo
Classic PC sim Theme Hospital free on Origin
by Jordan Devore

For years, my uncle left his his late-'90s laptop at my grandparents' house and whenever I'd come to visit, I'd flip through PC game instruction manuals and play stuff like Diablo, Warcraft, The 7th Guest, and 3-D Ultra Minigolf (the one with the volcano and alligator on the cover). He was also an avid Theme Hospital player but for whatever probably-crap reason, I never tried it back then.

Don't make the same mistake as younger, dumber me: Theme Hospital is free to download and keep right now through Origin. Nab that while you can or continue ignoring the platform per usual.

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5:00 PM on 01.14.2015

Up for another Battlefield Hardline beta? This one's open to all platforms

It's unclear when the next Battlefield Hardline beta will go live, but when it does, it'll be open to all players on PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One. Cops and criminals will vie for control in the fam...

Jordan Devore

4:45 PM on 01.06.2015

New BioWare game Shadow Realms possibly 'rebooted'

BioWare's upcoming four-on-one modern fantasy multiplayer game Shadow Realms has been "rebooted," according to sources at Kotaku. The game will supposedly change from an episodic free-to-play title to a full release. This new...

Mike Cosimano



Assigning New Year's resolutions to major videogame studios photo
Assigning New Year's resolutions to major videogame studios
by Kyle MacGregor

It's an annual tradition: Making resolutions to kick off the New Year. There's a whole new arbitrary set of twelve months in which to better ourselves. Or, you know, make the same mistakes we made in the last dozen. It's finally time to quit smoking or start going to the gym. Whatever.

Here's a bunch of words about what videogame companies should do to shape up in 2015.

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It's now easier to unlock Bruce Lee in EA Sports UFC photo
It's now easier to unlock Bruce Lee in EA Sports UFC
by Jordan Devore

Martial artist Bruce Lee is in EA Sports UFC, somehow. You can play as him after besting Career Mode on Pro difficulty or higher, or instantly if you pre-ordered the game. Because money.

That's how it was, anyway. Electronic Arts is now offering Lee (for all weight classes) as a free download on PlayStation Network and Xbox Live until January 5, 2015.

So do that, if you want. Or unlock him the hard way.

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1:30 PM on 12.11.2014

EA Sports UFC (and Bruce Lee!) joins EA Access on December 18

Damn. Started my last post about EA Access by admitting I keep forgetting the service exists, so it'd be poor form to do that again despite my continued forgetfulness. And now I've muddied this post by calling attention to th...

Jordan Devore



Sure, I'll take a free copy of SimCity 2000 on Origin photo
Sure, I'll take a free copy of SimCity 2000 on Origin
by Jordan Devore

I never thought I'd have this many games attached to my Origin account, but here we are with yet another On the House offer from Electronic Arts I might as well claim. You know, just to have.

SimCity 2000 is free (read: free to keep, not free to play for a limited time) so get on that.

I think the last time I seriously played this was in, gosh, middle school? It's been a while.

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4:30 PM on 12.09.2014

Not-so-final stand: There's more Battlefield 4 DLC on the way

It looked like Battlefield 4 was going to go out on a relative high note with the Final Stand DLC, but when it comes to naming in this industry, "final" doesn't have to mean the end. "With [Final Stand] released, we hope and ...

Jordan Devore

8:30 PM on 12.07.2014

Time's running out to get your free EA games on PSN

EA is giving away the following three titles for free via PSN until midnight Sunday. Need for Speed: Most Wanted (Vita) Mirror's Edge (PS3) Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare (PS4) You can grab your free games right here. Go go go! Electronic Arts [Twitter]

Kyle MacGregor



Review: Peggle Blast photo
Review: Peggle Blast
by Chris Carter

My criteria for enjoying a game with microtransactions is simple -- am I having fun, and can I consistently have fun without feeling like I need to pay out? Unlike some people who hate microtransactions on sheer principle, if I can play through an entire game without having to indulge or otherwise pay attention to them for one moment, they naturally don't detract from my enjoyment of said game. 

If a game entices me to want to pay, I'm generally okay with it, as long as I can play the core game unfettered. See Path of Exile for this model. It works.

Peggle Blast on the other hand is a travesty that attempts to subvert fun at every turn. Shame on you, EA.

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8:55 PM on 12.05.2014

First look at new game from 'core team' behind Brothers - A Tale of Two Sons

Starbreeze and filmmaker Josef Fares ended up making a great adventure game in Brothers - A Tale of Two Sons. As announced and teased at the Game Awards tonight, Fares is working on a new project under publisher Electronic Arts with a team called Hazelight. What is it? Hell if I know! The teaser showed two men riding in a train under the moonlight. Oh, I see.

Jordan Devore

5:30 PM on 12.03.2014

EA's looking to build from within instead of acquiring new studios

In one way, Electronic Arts has always sort of been the New York Yankees of videogames -- it simply buys what it wants. Many of the studios in EA's stable -- such as PopCap and BioWare -- weren't home-grown, but rather bought...

Brett Makedonski