Survey Hints EA Sports' Canada Studio is Back to Working on NBA Games

Well, this is strange. Chris Sanner of Operation Sports spotted a survey looking for people in the Vancouver area to serve in a focus group on a "New NBA Concept." EA Canada, in nearby Burnaby, for years was the studio responsible for the label's NBA products, right up to the ignominious cancellation of NBA Elite 11. »4/08/13 12:00pm4/08/13 12:00pm

Aliens: Colonial Marines Should Have Followed the Example of Sports' Gaming's Elite

Inside a publisher or a studio, there are few surprises when a video game bombs in its reviews. Before it goes from gold master to warehouse to retailer, the focus groups are empaneled, the "mock reviewers" are contracted, and their verdicts are in. Everyone knows roughly where the game will land in the… »2/17/13 3:30pm2/17/13 3:30pm

Despite Three Years Without a Game, the NBA Stands By Its Man at EA

On Sept. 27, EA Sports scrapped NBA Live 13 »10/12/12 9:00pm10/12/12 9:00pm, the second straight cancellation in the series' troubled history. Quarterly earnings calls are coming soon and many will be listening intently for anything Electronic Arts has to say about an expensive license, coming to the end of a console generation, that hasn't produced…

Peter Moore: EA Sports' NBA Game "Will Take a Few Years" Before It Competes with NBA 2K

Though recently promoted to Electronic Arts' chief operating officer, EA Sports' old boss, Peter Moore, still is involved with products coming out of that division. And in an interview with IndustryGamers, he said he doesn't expect their next NBA simulation, due in 2012 after a two-year hiatus, to compete with NBA 2K »9/04/11 2:00pm9/04/11 2:00pm

You Can Have Any Sports Video Game You Want, But There's Only One

About this time last year, at E3, I was chewing the fat with a 2K Sports representative about NBA 2K11 which already looked to be the monster it would become. Long dominant in the pro basketball genre, the game with Michael Jordan on its cover was going to be 2K's Sunday punch to EA Sports. "That's the idea," the guy… »5/28/11 8:00pm5/28/11 8:00pm