This weekend, the Madden Challenge is pitting virtual football’s best against each other one last time before the championship in May. Though the players behind the controllers are pros, the quarterbacks in the game could use a little work.
Iceland, whose fairy-tale trip to the business end of Euro 2016 was one of the tournament’s highlights, should be in this year’s edition of FIFA. But they’re not, following a dispute with EA over how much Iceland’s football association would be paid for the team’s rights.
Battlefield 1 is having a beta on the Playstation 4, Xbox One, and PC. For now, it’s available to Battlefield Insider members before opening to everyone else tomorrow morning, August 31st. I was very skeptical heading into things; the entire series feels tired and the World War One setting didn’t interest me. But…
Welcome to E3 2016! Kotaku is in Los Angeles for the week, bringing you all the news, interviews, media, and more from the year’s biggest trade show. We’ll update this post regularly as E3 continues, so check back!
Titanfall 2! Mass Effect Andromeda! Sports! It’s time for EA’s annual press conference, this time on Sunday instead of Monday.
While The Sims has always been a sandbox of possibility, up to and including misguided romantic affairs with Death, it’s still drawn lines in more traditional places. Now, though, EA and Maxis are erasing a few of them.
The next cover athlete for Madden will be Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski, EA announced this evening. Given that the Xbox Store leaked this news earlier today, the only real shock here is that he’s wearing a shirt.
Star Wars Battlefront will return in 2017 with “bigger and better worlds,” and will pull from the new films, EA announced on an investor call today. It’s unclear if this means a proper Battlefront 2 or a big expansion. An EA spokesperson said the company had “nothing more to share.”
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.”