Tag Archives: EA

No Sims 4 reviews until after launch

Review embargoes are sometimes a good indication about whether a studio is confident in the quality of their game or not. Most of the time when a game is embargoed until after release, it's not a good sign. Call of Duty on the Vita  is one of the best example of this, and now Sims 4 could join that growing list.

Battlefield Hardline at Gamescom

When you’re at a convention like Gamescom in some sort of capacity as press – particularly when you’re there with a small team – your time is rather limited. You have three days to see and do as much as you possibly can, before buggering off. So it stings  when your time is essentially wasted – by late appointments, unnecessarily long queues or  the worst offender; showing exactly what we’ve seen before. Such was the case with EA’s Battlefield: Hardline.

The Sims 4: a moody hands-on

The Sims 4 isn't too far from release now. I got to play it during Gamescom and I'm only slightly embarrassed to say that I ended up playing for way longer than planned. It's rather fun and addictive, and has plenty of new features to keep you entertained.

Shadow Realms is way better than it looked

I'm not sure how it was when viewing from home, but Bioware's reveal for Shadow Realms sounded atrocious at the EA press conference. It sounded like anything but the sort of game we were hoping for. But then I went behind closed doors and found out that it's actually pretty awesome.

EA Access limits early access to games

When EA first announced the Xbox exclusive EA Access plan, I was a little excited. Getting access to EA titles for a subscription fee on top of early access to games and discounts on pre-orders sounded like a sweet deal. Well, it's definitely a case of too good to sound true.

Hands and heart on with Dragon Age: Inquisition

Hidden away in the EA behind closed door session was Bioware's Dragon Age: Inquisition. I managed to grab 30 precious minutes with the game and controller in my hands, and it was everything I'd hoped that it would be.

The EA conference: What did we see?

Today was the official start of Gamescom, and we attended the EA conference. Did they have any special announcements up their sleeves?

Gamescom 2014 – Battlefield Hardline single-player shown off, new multiplayer modes revealed

We’ve seen plenty of Battlefield Hardline multiplayer this year. But very little of the single-player campaign from Visceral Games. Prepare for some episodic-style action.

Gamescom 2014 – Shadow Realms is a new RPG from BioWare

BioWare has been teasing their new IP for weeks now, with the reveal taking place during EA’s press conference at Gamescom this morning. It’s an RPG, it’s online and it’s multiplayer. This is Shadow Realms.

Gamescom 2014 – Dawngate Alpha is on the way

MOBAs may not be for everyone, but everyone certainly wants a slice of that massive pie. EA has such a MOBA, in the form of Dawngate. And it’s on the way. Soon.

Gamescom 2014 – Master your stick in NHL 15

Sports! Before we head to FIFA and presumably something else involving balls, we’re going to start pucking around in NHL 15.

Gamescom 2014 – Dragon Age: Inquisition can be dark and dreary too

EA kicked things off at Gamescom today with a brand new gameplay demo for Dragon Age: Inquisition. Spells, swords and shivers, it’s all looking pretty amazing still.

EA Gamescom press conference and liveblog

EA, unusually, is hosting its press conference on the day Gamescom proper kicks off. It’s also at the actual convention centre, which is nice, because it’s usually out in the middle of god only knows where, and I end up getting lost, every single time.

EA is already working on FIFA 16 AND FIFA 17

It may be a yearly game, but FIFA isn’t exactly a game with only a year’s work poured into it, something that Gavin emphasised one night while beating me with a chair leg after I made one Liverpool joke too many. FIFA 15 is on the way, and already, EA is working in advance on not one, but two new successor games for the following seasons of football action.

Play Battlefield 4 for free for a week

Battlefield 4 had a rather tumultuous launch, causing EA's stock to take a tumble and even get investigated by shareholder to see if they knew the game was going to be such a problem. Fans of the franchise say the game is excellent, and now you can find out for yourself, risk free.