Users Complain Of False Charges On EA's Origin

A number of people across the web say they're seeing fraudulent charges on their EA Origin accounts—though a representative for the publisher says there's no evidence of a hack. » 12/31/14 11:30am 12/31/14 11:30am

The Best SimCity Is Now Free

Forget the busted remake. Forget the cash-hungry mobile games. The best SimCity Maxis ever made is still available, and as of now it's a free download on EA's Origin store. » 12/09/14 6:30pm 12/09/14 6:30pm

System Shock On Sega Genesis Could Have Been A Thing. Maybe.

System Shock, one of the most innovative and beloved PC games of all time, could have also made an appearance on the...Sega Genesis. Though it was a bit of a long shot. » 11/25/14 9:30pm 11/25/14 9:30pm

One Of EA's Best Games Is Old, But Also Free

Maybe because it's never got a modern remake, maybe it's because you wore a silly red helmet, but EA's Crusader: No Remorse has never got the love and respect it deserves from a 21st century world. Maybe that'll change now that everybody can play the game for free. » 10/28/14 7:08pm 10/28/14 7:08pm

Battlefield 4 For PC Is Free Until August 14

Starting today, PC gamers will be able to play Battlefield 4 for a week free of charge—provided you have an internet connection and an Origin account. EA just announced a new trial period for its popular online multiplayer-friendly shooter as the latest installment in its newly-minted Origin Game Time program. » 8/07/14 2:20pm 8/07/14 2:20pm

Sims 4 Trailer Hints At New 'Premium' Version

Electronic Arts recently released a lengthy trailer for The Sims 4, the upcoming installment in its popular series of life-simulation games. The new video contained a surprising hint that EA might be planning a "Premium" version of the new game. » 7/21/14 4:00pm 7/21/14 4:00pm

Guy Asks Out Girl Through... EA's Facebook Page

Last night, the Facebook page for EA's Origin—a video game distribution service—asked a girl named Emily if she'd go out with a boy named Nathan. » 7/11/14 10:00am 7/11/14 10:00am

EA Game Sale Makes Fun Of Steam

If you visit the Origin homepage right now, this is the first thing you'll see. And when the bulk of Steam jokes run with the premise of people buying a ton of cheap games that you'll never play, this ad seems like a clear jab at Steam. » 6/02/14 9:00pm 6/02/14 9:00pm

The big Battlefield news this week was about Hardline, but EA doesn't want you think that means it's forgotten about Battlefield 4. Longtime series developer Karl Magnus Troedsson wrote a blog post yesterday assuring fans of the still-struggling online multiplayer shooter that DICE will "continue to improve the BF4… » 5/30/14 5:35pm 5/30/14 5:35pm

How You're Going To Build Houses In The Sims 4

Another day, another reason to get excited (or terrified) for The Sims 4. This morning, Electronic Arts released a new trailer for the highly anticipated life simulating-video game that spells out how the house-building mechanics work: » 5/28/14 12:01pm 5/28/14 12:01pm

You can now buy upgrades in Battlefield 4. If you're jumping back into the game to try out the CTE or see how it's working, you can skip leveling up by purchasing battlepacks directly. » 5/27/14 3:15pm 5/27/14 3:15pm

The Sims 4 Is Going To Be Dangerous For Me

Character creation menus will be the death of me. I love pouring my soul (and my time) into crafting the best-looking cat mage in Skyrim. Or a Commander Shepard in Mass Effect. Or a Jew in South Park: The Stick of Truth. The more complicated the interface and range of options is, the better. » 5/14/14 2:30pm 5/14/14 2:30pm

The History Of Harvest Moon, Gaming's Most Entertaining Farming Sim

I was worried about posting Did You Know Gaming's piece on Harvest Moon on this fine spring day, knowing you'd all be busy planting crops and courting. I decided to take a chance, because that's what virtual farming is all about (or not). » 4/20/14 2:00pm 4/20/14 2:00pm

The More-Or-Less Completely Inaccurate Origin Of Sonic The Hedgehog

"A hedgehog." "Really?" "Yeah, yeah, a hedgehog." "But hedgehogs are really slow." "They don't have to be." "I'm listening..." Beasts Comedy's hilarious reenactment of the birth of Sonic the Hedgehog seems pretty spot-on to me. » 3/03/14 2:30pm 3/03/14 2:30pm

"Hackers" Claim To Have Broken EA's Origin Service, Battlefield 4

The same group of "hackers" who last week took credit for bringing down a number of big games and company websites are back at it, today taking responsibility for issues plaguing EA's Origin service on the PC. » 1/03/14 12:03am 1/03/14 12:03am