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4:00 AM on 09.27.2013

This FIFA promo will make everyone everywhere facepalm

Well, here's a swing and a miss by EA's marketing department -- an overly Australian attempt at teaching us FIFA 14's celebrations "Oz Style". It's about as insufferably embarrassing as an advertisement can get. And that's b...

Brett Makedonski

4:30 PM on 09.26.2013

There won't be an EA college football game next year

After stating that it would move forward to create college football games without the NCAA names and marks, Electronic Arts has confirmed today that there won't be a new game in 2014. "We have been stuck in the middle of a di...

Jordan Devore

7:00 AM on 09.05.2013

Female fighters will be playable in the new UFC game

For the first time in the history of the official UFC game series, female fighters will be playable in the upcoming EA Sports UFC. “This is a great moment for videogames and for Mixed Martial Arts,” said Dean Ric...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

10:00 PM on 08.23.2013

FIFA 14 on Vita is a reskin of FIFA 13

Some may remember when it was discovered that FIFA 13 on the PlayStation Vita was a reskin of FIFA Soccer, the first soccer game to be released on the Vita. Well guess what?! FIFA 14 is going to be another reskin too. "There ...

Hamza CTZ Aziz



Review: Madden 25 photo
Review: Madden 25
by Steven Hansen

Take my review of last year's Madden 13. Give it a roster update. Associate any players I named who've been swapped around like pogs with whatever their new team is. Axe a missed dangling participle or two. Tighten up the mechanics of writing. Maybe there was a misused em dash. Replace it in a way that is (probably) grammatically correct. Add some flourishes here and there. Some new puns, maybe.

You now have my review of Madden 25.

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10:05 AM on 08.20.2013

Sir Patrick Stewart presents: FIFA 14

[Update: A demo for FIFA 14 is coming for PC, PS3, and 360 owners worldwide on September 10th (11th for European PS3 owners). Also, enjoy the trailer featuring Sir Patrick Stewart!] Lots of great FIFA 14 related news was ann...

Chris Carter





4:44 AM on 08.20.2013

All Xbox One preorders in Europe will include FIFA 14

FIFA 14 comes with every pre-ordered Xbox One in Europe, while supplies last. Free! Europe only, naturally. But what a nice bonus!

Dale North

4:42 AM on 08.20.2013

FIFA 14 for Xbox One gets Ultimate Team Legends mode

The football (Soccer to you Americans) stars of today can be combined with the legends of yesterday in FIFA 14. A new mode called Ultimate Team Legends comes only to Xbox, announced this morning at a pre-gamescom Xbox One pre...

Dale North

7:30 PM on 08.16.2013

EA 'didn't give a sh*t about FIFA'

It may seem surprising considering the sales juggernaut it became but Electronic Arts wasn't initially keen on making the first installment in the long running FIFA series. "EA didn't give a sh*t about FIFA," says former EA m...

Alasdair Duncan

9:30 AM on 07.31.2013

Titanfall will be playable to the public at gamescom

Electronic Arts will be at gamescom in a big way this year, and they're bringing a big lineup of games that people can get hands-on with. The most notable being Titanfall, our game of the show for E3. Fans can also play Battl...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

10:00 PM on 07.24.2013

Boom! EA loses $11 million Madden lawsuit

In 2011, we reported that Electronic Arts was being sued by Robin Antonick, designer of the original John Madden Football, who was claiming unpaid royalties for derivatives of his work after realizing subsequent early Madden ...

Steven Hansen

2:00 PM on 07.17.2013

NCAA not renewing EA Sports contract (Update)

[Update: Electronic Arts' official response has come from EA Sports executive vice president Andrew Wilson, who writes that the company "will continue to develop and publish college football games, but we will no longer incl...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

9:00 PM on 07.16.2013

What?! GMC is the official vehicle of Madden 25

Yesterday, GMC, already the official vehicle of the NFL, announced a partnership with EA Sports to become the official vehicle of Madden 25. The press releases notes Madden 25 will have, "GMC vehicles integrated into the gami...

Steven Hansen

10:30 PM on 07.11.2013

EA brings NHL '94 Anniversary Mode to NHL 14

Hockey and non-hockey fans alike might remember the iconic NHL '94, the first NHL game to feature actual NHL rosters, teams, and logos. It also removed fighting and blood per league concerns. True to its era, NHL '94 offered...

Steven Hansen



Review: NCAA Football 14 photo
Review: NCAA Football 14
by Steven Hansen

I wonder if active NCAA players prefer playing Madden. Do they want to play as themselves, or their friends? Or do they want to play as the players they grew up watching, the players that made it to the big time? For many, college ball is a necessary stepping stone on a path towards imagined, sought greatness; recognition, immortalization, and conspicuous wealth. Though the latter is impeded by the long overdue rookie salary cap.

NCAA Football 14 is operating in a weird space. The college football series is finally getting a physics engine, a year behind Madden, and it’s the current generation’s Infinity Engine 2. Meanwhile, EA spent much of E3 touting its next generation physics engine, Ignite: “EA Sports Ignite is designed to harness the potential of next-generation consoles and will power FIFA 14, Madden NFL 25, EA Sports UFC and NBA Live 14 on Xbox One and PlayStation 4.”

Notice the odd man out? Yes, NCAA Football 14 is a marked improvement over last year’s phoned in effort. It’s also very much a Matt Leinart, the college stud ready to be outmoded and forgotten at the next level of play, when people swap out their Xbox 360s and PlayStation 3s for backwards compatibility lacking PS4s and Xbox Ones while EA issues press conferences about how the engine succeeding it is infinitely better.

And hey, Kurt Warner managed to take the Cardinals to the Super Bowl.

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7:00 AM on 07.01.2013

EA: Re-establishing Origin, making EA games better

It's been almost a year since Electronic Arts' David DeMartini said he wanted Origin, EA's content distribution and DRM platform, to be the the Facebook to Steam's MySpace; to take what Steam has done exceptionally well,...

Steven Hansen