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11:30 AM on 06.23.2014

EA is sorry for Battlefield 4, but it has another paid DLC to deliver to you

Just recently we got our apology for the broken mess of a game DICE called Battlefield 4. According to EA CEO Andrew Wilson, because the game was too large, the failure at launch was "unacceptable." Of course, this is months ...

Chris Carter





8:00 PM on 06.20.2014

Madden 15 cover wants you to stop in your tracks, or something

Seattle Seahawks star cornerback Richard Sherman won the vote to be on the box art of Madden 15. What exactly he's doing on the cover, well, that's anybody's guess. Does he want a high-five? (If so, gotta go higher, Richard.)...

Brett Makedonski

6:00 PM on 06.20.2014

PC players will get this new Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare map first

Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare comes to PC on Tuesday and if you ignored everything Chris and I said about the Xbox One and Xbox 360 versions of the multiplayer shooter, hear this: it's really good. This video showcases ...

Jordan Devore

4:15 PM on 06.20.2014

EA: Battlefield 4 was a victim of its own ambition

To put it bluntly, Battlefield 4 was broken when it came out. Everyone's accepted that fact, including EA itself. EA CEO Andrew Wilson recently chimed in to candidly say that Battlefield 4's shortcomings had to do with i...

Brett Makedonski

3:15 PM on 06.20.2014

Battlefield Hardline beta weapons and gadgets unlocked

Are you playing the Battlefield Hardline beta? I did, briefly, but I should give it another chance. Especially now that all of the currently implemented weapons and gadgets have been unlocked. (The full game will of course ha...

Jordan Devore

1:45 PM on 06.20.2014

Over 40 EA iOS games on sale for $0.99

They made a Mirror's Edge iOS game? Anyway, here's a bunch of junk that's a buck. 

Steven Hansen

10:00 AM on 06.20.2014

Origin is doing Steam's 'free-to-play' weekend program now

You know how Steam has been running its "free weekend" program for ages, where you could play a (typically) big release over the course of a few days without paying? Well EA's Origin platform is adopting the same program, sta...

Chris Carter



Review: EA Sports UFC photo
Review: EA Sports UFC
by Ben Pack

Usually when I'm watching two grown men beat each other up, their names are Ryu and Ken.

I am a fan of a good fight in games, but aside from the occasional boxing match I have never been very interested in MMA. After watching trailers for EA Sports UFC, I figured now might be the time to start to learn the sport through the game.

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1:30 PM on 06.18.2014

Battlefield Hardline beta now open to all PC players

EA and Visceral Games have opened up beta access for Battlefield Hardline on PC. If you aren't already participating, you can now get in immediately by signing up here. Having only played a tiny bit of Hardline so far, I get ...

Jordan Devore

11:15 AM on 06.17.2014

EA: Hardline doesn't mean annual Battlefield, new Dead Space possible

Still confused about how Hardline -- the Battlefield game, not Destructoid's podcast -- came to be? EA Studios executive vice president Patrick Söderlund explained to Polygon: "Karl-Magnus [Troedsson], who...

Steven Hansen

11:00 AM on 06.17.2014

Grab Peggle for free on Origin

If you haven't played Peggle by now, I don't even know what to say. Play it. It's great. There's even an expansion and a second game out by now -- but those cost money. The first Peggle is currently free, but there's one...

Chris Carter

1:00 PM on 06.16.2014

The Battlefield Hardline beta will come to Xbox One eventually

Last week, fans had the chance to sign up and play the Battlefield Hardline beta on the PC and PS4 -- which leaves one odd console out -- the Xbox One. Naturally everyone was wondering why the beta wasn't available on th...

Chris Carter





7:30 PM on 06.13.2014

DICE contemplating early access approach for Battlefield

At E3 2014, DICE general manager Karl Magnus Troedsson told Game Informer that the studio has a desire to further involve its community in the development process, possibly along the lines of what we've seen on Steam Early Ac...

Jordan Devore



The Sims 4: Aspirations and emotional traits systems shown photo
The Sims 4: Aspirations and emotional traits systems shown
by Dale North

We've seen some of the key features of The Sims 4 since its announcement around this time last year.. We know, for example, how easy it is to create your character, and we've seen how they've overhauled the game's build mode. But Maxis has only briefly touched on how you'll create and develop your character's goals and emotions. We saw a bit more of how that works at a recent pre-E3 briefing.

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Here's everything that happened during EA's 2014 E3 Conference photo
Here's everything that happened during EA's 2014 E3 Conference
by Chris Carter

EA had a very snappy presentation today, with very few announcements and mostly just recaps on the development of existing projects. The big news of course is the announcement that the Battlefield Hardline beta is going live today on PC and PS4 -- the site is already getting hit hard.

Here's everything that happened at EA's 2014 E3 press conference.

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EA Sports has one big focus for Madden, FIFA, and NHL this year photo
EA Sports has one big focus for Madden, FIFA, and NHL this year
by Brett Makedonski

EA Sports is in a good position with its athletic franchises. The demand for annual iterations in each series is high enough to warrant frequent releases, but sports don't really change. This allows the developers to focus on nothing but improvements and making the games as realistic as possible -- something that any fan of sports games desperately wants.

And, realism is exactly what EA Sports strives for. With regard to its Madden, FIFA, and NHL brands, each is seeing changes this year that bring it ever closer to pure simulation. After all, if it's in the game, it's in the game.

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