Oh how we love to hate EA. Sure, we have good reason considering the broken and money-grubbing games they've put out recently. However, they are trying to shift their priorities, hopefully resulting in better games for all of us.
There are a bunch of reasons that I'm excited for Dragon Age: Inquisition. The story-telling from Bioware has always been fantastic, but I'm also keen for all the extra RPG and tactical elements of the game. The war table is one such element, and it is sort of making me giddy to think about.
Game developers find their inspiration in a variety of places. Like any art form, character design can be an amalgamation of different images and styles. In a new video all about Mass Effect, some of those inspirations might surprise you.
Battlefield Hardline is coming, bringing with it an intense story of cops and robbers in a way we haven't seen before, except maybe in Ferguson. The game's writer has explained the goal of creating a unique tone and some fantastic dialogue.
Life can be very boring sometimes. But between those bouts of procrastination and embarking on the daily grind, there can be some magnificent moments. Whether they be fun, sad or crazy, that’s what life is all about. Because if you focus too much on the mundane, you’ll wonder where all your time went, and why you swapped your hair for a spare layer of fat on your waist. And that’s something that The Sims 4 captures perfectly.
Utilising the Early Access model, developers put out alpha versions of games and have the community act as testers, giving developers feedback and helping shape the game. They of course, pay for this privilege. We told you before how DICE was considering utilising the Early Access development model for some of its games. It looks like that may, thankfully, not happen,
Smart watches… they’ve been around for a while now, but it seems that they’re all up in my face since Apple announced their own version. Personally, I’m not sold. I just can’t wrap my head around having a whole new device on my wrist when a simple stretch to a pocket for my phone can provide the same functionality and more. I’m a minority though. Many consumers are interested in them, and companies like EA are interested in utilising them for unique gaming experiences.
SimCity doesn’t exactly ring popular with those still sore over the botched PC launch last year. Another tune that doesn’t sit well with most people is EA on mobile platforms, especially after what they pulled with Dungeon Keeper. So what would happen if two of the most unpopular headaches in recent memory combined? SimCity BuildIt happens.
EA is often touted as being a champion for LGBTQ causes in their games. Sexual orientation isn't made into a big deal, with characters able to fall in love based on personality rather than gender. However, there seems to be some homophobia built into the Sims 4. EA is working to fix it.
I’ve had my fair share of glitches while gaming. Most of them have been the kind that make me want to enter world table flipping contests. They serve no purpose other than making your game experience as miserable as possible. You also get those glitches that turn out to be incredibly creepy, causing sleepless nights for many. Then there are those glitches that are just so damn silly that they turn out to be ridiculously funny.
The Sims 4, that oddly popular real-life simulator, was released last week. Without the years of expansions and add-ons bolted on to the previous game, many are finding it to be a bit of a shallow experience; a jarring and empty game that belies its status as a successor. The next numbered Sims game may be even more bare. Because it may not exists at all.
Ah, according to Bioware, the simpler days are gone. Romance is much more complicated in Dragon Age: Inquisition - you can't just insert presents until sex comes out. As a result, Bioware has provided a guide to romance for those who want to get their paramour on.
The Xbox One is coming to South Africa soon, and one of the things that’ll actually be available for the system is EA’s new subscription-based service, EA Access.
Day one patches are nothing new. Things turn up in games that shouldn't be there, or developers were still busy adding and changing things even after the game discs were shipped. However, The Sims 4 is promising weirder stories, and their patch fits with the new theme.
The Sims 4 is coming in a mere few days, and players can already get excited. They can start up the downloads so that the game is ready when the game launches tomorrow (or Thursday or Friday depending on your location).