Jason and I kick off our Kotaku Splitscreen E3 coverage with reactions to EA and Microsoft’s press conferences. Is Xbox One X a good name? Was Janina Gavankar enough to carry EA’s disappointing show? Are we more stoked about BioWare’s Anthem than Destiny 2?
EA Play’s press conference was packed with thirty minutes of Star Wars: Battlefront II multiplayer but lots of people wanted to see the campaign. We did. After that showcase ended, I sat down to watch a developer-guided runthrough of an early story mission. The 15 minute sequence was full of dogfights, stealth…
EA Sports FIFA 18 on Nintendo Switch (yes that’s what Nintendo’s calling it) will include all the stuff FIFA games normally have minus the Alex Hunter story mode hyped at today’s EA event. Instead, the Switch version will have an exclusive “Kick Off” mode. Nintendo is calling it the “deepest portable FIFA ever.”
Electronic Arts just kicked off E3 2017 with an earlier than usual Saturday press conference. EA showed some Star Wars, some sports, some car chases, and a brand-new game from BioWare called Anthem. There was also a live drumline, in case you thought E3 needed more drumlines.
EA showed off some Battlefront II footage at today, and it looks awesome. According to EA boss Andrew Wilson, the developers considered all “constructive” criticism players had for the first game. They also claim BFII will have three times more content than the first game.
Here’s a brief teaser of BioWare’s next big new game, a brand new intellectual property called Anthem. Not much to say just yet, but EA says we’ll see more of it at Microsoft’s press conference tomorrow.
In addition to having the worst cover of all time, the new Madden will have a scripted story mode, following the successful NBA 2K series in its attempt to summon REAL DRAMA out of digital sports. Here’s hoping it’ll be good—and that you can skip the cutscenes. Trailer above, via EA’s press conference today.
Let the showcase of upcoming games begin! EA kicks off E3 2017 today with a presentation that starts at 3PM PT. If you want to see the latest on games like Star Wars Battlefront 2, FIFA, or BioWare’s next big project, you’ve come to the right place.
The new The Sims Game Pack, Parenthood, added a bunch of new ways for sim parents and children to interact. By sending presents and inviting children to hang out, Parenthood makes it feel a lot more like the parents are raising their children now, rather than just having smaller, louder roommates. They’re such good…
Today Electronic Arts revealed its next vroom-vroom game, Need for Speed Payback, which will be out November 10 for Xbox One, PS4, and PC.
The Sims’ new Game Pack, Parenthood, makes growing sims behave more like real life teens and children. While the new mechanics are fun, they’re also very stressful.
There’s a new Sims 4 patch, and it’s a day that ends in Y. You know what that means: extremely good patch notes.
Battlefield 1's upcoming DLC In The Name Of The Tsar will open up the Eastern Front with the addition of the Russian Army. In doing so, it will bring an underrepresented group to the battlefield: women. Who will kick your ass.
This sucks. Here’s EA:
In the wake of BioWare’s polarizing Mass Effect: Andromeda, fans have wondered where the lauded sci-fi series will go next. The answer, according to people familiar with the studio, is nowhere—at least for the time being. BioWare has put Mass Effect on hiatus and turned Andromeda’s developer, BioWare Montreal, into a…
Ghost Games says there’ll be a new Need for Speed game before 2017 ends, and it’ll be playable offline, addressing one of the major issues fans had with the 2015 reboot. It’ll have an open world, cops to flee and plenty of car customization. Look for more details at the EA Play event in June.
The Battlefield series is renowned for intricate easter eggs. In the latest, a series of clues added in the recent They Shall Not Pass DLC allows players to summon a terrifying giant shark from the depths.
In 2008, I brought my laptop over to my friend Amanda’s house to pirate Spore. Her boyfriend Nate, who worked at the local GameStop, told me to. It’s the shit, he said, and everyone’s downloading it for free. I connected my laptop to her internet and opened Limewire, 2008’s file-sharing software du jour. It was my…