In An Era Of Online Launch Fiascoes, Gamers Deserve Some Rights

On October 1, President Obama took the stage at a press conference and did something unusual for the leader of the free world: He explained why a website wasn't working. Specifically, Obamacare's overloaded online service healthcare.gov, which hadn't had a particularly smooth launch. For a moment, the president sounded … » 10/10/13 2:30pm 10/10/13 2:30pm

The Sims 4 Will Let You Manipulate Sims' Emotions

The Sims 4, targets for a 2014 PC release, will have "emotion-based gameplay," according to Rachel Franklin, exec v.p. of the game's development studio Maxis. She was presenting the game today at an EA Gamescom event in Germany. "From angry to flirty, from sad to happy, you can now explore the gamut of human emotions all … » 8/20/13 10:17am 8/20/13 10:17am

EA Honestly Believes SimCity Has Been A “Success”

SimCity had one of the most catastrophic launches in video game history. Even after the server problems went away, fans slowly found out the game was a city-building mirage, with many key features and mechanics simply not working. Somehow, at EA, this qualifies as a "success". » 7/25/13 12:30am 7/25/13 12:30am

Darkspore is back on Steam, EA tells us today. You can find it in the store. They've confirmed that Error 3, which was blocking players from saving changes to their heroes, has been fixed. Though not widespread, a few people are still reporting difficulties of logging in due to Error 73003, but EA promises they're… » 7/02/13 12:00pm 7/02/13 12:00pm

EA Says They're Actually Still Going To “Support” Darkspore [UPDATE]

Earlier today we linked to a report from GameTrailers noting that EA would not be supporting their 2011-released RPG Darkspore in the face of persistent errors. The moderator on the forum in question where this alleged announcement took place, however, is not an EA employee, EA said in an email to Kotaku today.
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SimCity Disaster Watch Continues: Mac Version Pushed To August

Originally slated for a June 11 release — that would be this coming Tuesday — EA and Maxis have pushed back the Mac version of SimCity to an unspecified date in August because, as senior producer Kip Katsarelis tells it, "we do not believe it is ready for primetime yet." Thank goodness for foresight. » 6/06/13 4:45pm 6/06/13 4:45pm