Aliens: Colonial Marines Should Have Followed the Example of Sports'…

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 3:30pm 2/17/13 3:30pm

If It Hasn't Already, EA Sports Should Get Out of the NBA

It's at least a five-day drive from Burnaby, British Columbia to Maitland, Fla.—if you're using Google Maps, that is. I have no idea what route you'll get from Apple Maps, last week's most conspicuous failure in the world of consumer software.


Coming in a close second is NBA Live, a game that hasn't been on shelves… » 9/30/12 6:30pm 9/30/12 6:30pm

For NBA Live, an Uncomfortable Silence Speaks for Itself

Let's be candid. As a licensed sports video game, when your series hasn't been on shelves in three years—a gap not seen since the days games were played on cartridges—you really face just one expectation and it's a pretty low bar: Just come out. Launch. Release on time. Somehow, over the past week, NBA Live » 8/05/12 8:00pm 8/05/12 8:00pm

NBA Live 13 Bounces Back With Its First Five Screenshots

My exclusive first look at NBA Live 13 was illustrated by a screen that was a deliberately chosen tease. EA Sports wanted to show a little leg on Friday before giving you the full monty at E3. The publisher just released a batch of five screens showing off the player modeling in the game, but pay attention to the… » 6/05/12 11:00am 6/05/12 11:00am