EA has settled a class action lawsuit over the likenesses of college athletes being in the company’s games without permission for $60 million, reports ESPN. As the lawsuit moved forward, EA killed off its NCAA Football franchise in 2011. NCAA Basketball was discontinued in 2010.
It’s easy to sit here as a games writer or armchair pundit and rail against the practice of publishers asking for more money from gamers who have already spent $60 on a new title. But hey, turns out plenty of people love doing it (and are doing it), especially when it comes to EA Sports’ big games.
Electronic Arts is essentially skipping E3 this year, pulling out of the trade show in favor of their own events in Los Angeles and London that will be open to the public.
EA Access, a subscription program that allows people to play and download a variety of Electronic Arts games, is coming to PC, the publisher said today.
Electronic Arts has announced that Mirror’s Edge Catalyst has been delayed from February 23 until May 24. No specific reason was given for the delay, other than needing more time for polish. We’ve waited years already, so why not a few more months? That’s what I’m trying to tell myself, anyway.
In the fall of 2006, the New Yorker and the New York Times Magazine published dueling Spore previews in the span of four weeks. John Seabrook, writing in the New Yorker, said that the game was “anticipated with something like the interest with which writers in Paris in the early twenties awaited Joyce’s Ulysses.”…
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Ten years ago, I wrote one of the most wrongheaded articles of my career. In a review of 2005’s Blitz: The League for Slate, I predicted that Madden NFL’s then-new monopoly on the National Football League’s license for video game football would restore variety to the virtual gridiron. Surely the single-minded pursuit…
EA has announced a huge delay for Need For Speed on PC, with the game moving from November 3 until Spring 2016. Why? Making sure players can unlock the frame rate and “increase the visuals that we can deliver on PC.” Seems the response to Arkham Knight has made some publishers skittish!
It is one of the oft-old tales in the three-decade (!) history of Madden NFL: When Trip Hawkins, the founder of Electronic Arts, approached John Madden, the Hall of Fame coach and broadcaster, about collaborating on a new version of video game football, Madden stipulated that any game with his name on it would include…
If you’ve been jealous of folks playing Star Wars: Battlefront in the game’s private alpha, EA’s announced the game’s beta will begin sometime in early October. The beta will also mark the debut of a new, mysterious game mode called Drop Zone.
There’s a new Mass Effect. It’s Mass Effect: Andromeda, and it’s coming “holiday 2016.”
Next up on the E3 Monday announcement-palooza lineup is Electronic Arts. Kirk and I will be your hosts for this press conference, lovers of text-based content and those who either can’t watch a livestream of the thing or just don’t want to.
Get ready for some red-hot EA Sports action, featuring all the games you’ve been craving: golf, soccer, football, and basketball. Also some Star Wars thing or whatever.
Here’s EA’s upcoming (announced) lineup for the next year or so. The news? Mirror’s Edge is slated for Q4 (January-March 2016), as is a new Plants vs. Zombies game. (Screengrab via EA’s presentation for Q4 2015.)
Massive game publisher Electronic Arts has a reputation for snatching up talented development studios and then running them into the ground.
After weeks of fan speculation about a possible expansion for The Sims 4, players got an answer from its creator today. Yes, the game is getting its first batch of paid DLC soon. But it's not a full "expansion" like the ones previous Sims games received. Rather, it's a "Game Pack," and it sounds sort of fishy.
Because every game needs a Nigel Thornberry character, or someone else from the Wild Thornberrys, the show about the famous cartoon family that studies wild animals.
The wait was long and brutal, but it's finally over. Starting today, you can drown your Sims or order them to pee in the water to your heart's content. That's right: swimming pools are making their debut in The Sims 4 today. Right this very moment, actually, if all goes according to plan.
Battlefield Hardline will be out on March 17, 2015 in the United States, EA just announced. March 19 for Europe.