A new leak from the mega-publisher Electronic Arts reveals a marketing plan for two of the company’s smaller games, and while there’s nothing particularly extraordinary in here, it makes for an interesting peek inside the sausage factory.
Josef Fares, director of Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons and the upcoming A Way Out, delivered a spirited, invigorated, profanity-powered speech at The Game Awards this evening, covering his real and true feelings on the Oscars and loot boxes. I can’t do it justice. Just watch and enjoy.
Here’s Rep. Chris Lee (D) from Hawaii standing in front of a camera and making an announcement about steps being taken to combat the “predatory behavior” of video game publishers, with particular emphasis given to Electronic Arts and its inclusion of loot boxes within Battlefront II.
Earlier this week, a man with “Game Dev @EA” in his Twitter profile wrote that he had received death threats from angry Star Wars Battlefront II fans. His story was covered by news outlets like USA Today, the BBC, and Yahoo. Vice wrote an editorial about it, CNBC ran a headline about it, and the tweet was retweeted by…
We’re four days away from the first Star Wars video game story since Star Wars Kinect, but few people are talking about what Star Wars Battlefront II’s campaign might look like. Instead, the internet discourse has been all about microtransactions, and players feel so ripped off that they’ve granted publisher EA the…
Mega-publisher EA has purchased a new studio—Respawn, the developer of Titanfall. The news comes just weeks after the publisher shuttered Visceral Games.
The Revive team, a group of Battlefield devotees who have worked hard for over three years to let fans keep playing older games in the series (like 2142 and Battlefield 2), have been asked by Electronic Arts to “stop distributing and using their intellectual property”.
EA is shutting down Visceral Games, the studio behind games like Battlefield Hardline and Dead Space, the publisher said today. The Star Wars game in development at Visceral will be revamped and move to a different studio, EA says, although it will now be something completely different.
On Tuesday, President Trump and his administration announced that they would end the DACA program which allows undocumented youth brought to the United States as children to work and receive protection from deportation. Some major tech and gaming corporations have spoken out about DACA, including Madden and Sims…
Today, Electronic Arts and the NFL announced the launch of the Madden NFL Club Championship, an esports event that involves all 32 of the NFL’s teams. The competition, which will be part of this year’s Madden NFL Championship Series, starts on August 22, which is the game’s preorder release day. Starting today,…
Electronic Arts just kicked off E3 2017 with an earlier than usual Saturday press conference. EA showed some Star Wars, some sports, some car chases, and a brand-new game from BioWare called Anthem. There was also a live drumline, in case you thought E3 needed more drumlines.
E3 kicks off earlier and earlier every year, and 2017 is no exception: Electronic Arts is beginning this year’s show at noon Pacific time today with its annual press briefing. Star Wars Battlefront II is a given. What else? Gita Jackson and I will lay it all out for you live, starting in a few minutes.
Today Electronic Arts revealed its next vroom-vroom game, Need for Speed Payback, which will be out November 10 for Xbox One, PS4, and PC.
This sucks. Here’s EA:
In the wake of BioWare’s polarizing Mass Effect: Andromeda, fans have wondered where the lauded sci-fi series will go next. The answer, according to people familiar with the studio, is nowhere—at least for the time being. BioWare has put Mass Effect on hiatus and turned Andromeda’s developer, BioWare Montreal, into a…
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.