EA Tag

Posted by Zoe Hawkins - 31 Mar 2015

If I asked you who the most sadistic gamers were, you might have a variety of answers. Perhaps all the pew pew of FPS titles make those guys the worst, or maybe the far more intimate hack and slash of a sword shows the true depths of horror. Well, you'd be wrong. The creepiest people you could meet play The Sims.

Posted by Zoe Hawkins - 26 Mar 2015

I am incredibly keen for the new Mass Effect. I know it's not being released any time soon, but I'm just curious about what it will hold - will some characters return? Where will the story take place? What mechanics will change and how will Bioware deal with a universe sans Shepard? While those questions are yet to be answered, twitter gives us a tiny glimpse into some progress that's coming.

Posted by Geoffrey Tim - 26 Mar 2015

EA says it's not DRM specific to Battlefield, but an Orign wide activation check. "Players looking to benchmark more than five hardware configurations in one 24 hour period can contact our Customer Support team who can help," says EA. EA’s been righting many of its anti-consumer wrongs of late, or perhaps it’s just gotten better at PR. Much of the vitriol that’s traditionally been directed at the company is now being funnelled towards Ubisoft and their anti-consumer practices instead. Battlefield Hardline is out now, and it’s received positive to middling reviews. It’s not the game itself that’ll be getting consumers irate again – but rather the game’s DRM on PC.

Posted by Zoe Hawkins - 25 Mar 2015

I played Dragon Age: Inquisition on PS4 and it was a mostly fantastic experience. However, Bioware insisted that the best experience could be found on PC. That said, even this many months down the line, there are still some issues remaining, especially if you have more than two buttons on your mouse. These are getting fixed on PC, as well as a range of other issues across the board.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 24 Mar 2015

Bad cops, bad cops, Battlefield Hardline cops are on the take! But what do you expect for the money they make? Whether in a car or on a horse, we don't mind using excessive force! Bad cops, bad cops, Bad cops, bad cops..

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 17 Mar 2015

I don’t get golf. I honestly don’t. It’s nothing like Happy Gilmore, except for the time that I got into a fight with former Telly Fun Quiz spin-dryer Eddie Eksteen on the green and had my ass handed to me six ways from Sunday. But to me, it is the most boring spectator sport ever invented that somehow still manages to draw crowds. What golf hasn’t really done of late however, is to churn out new video games. That’s all changing though, as EA has ditched their long-running deal with Tiger Woods for a new star, in Rory McIlroy PGA Tour.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 12 Mar 2015

There can be no job in this world worse than “video game henchman”. Except maybe quality assurance testing on mobile games, but that’s a story for another day. Think about it. Your life is predetermined, your dialogue choices are minimal and you have the bullet resistance of wet tissue paper. And unlike that bastard who just shot you, the red goop all over your field of vision isn’t going to magically vanish. Battlefield: Hardline will have plenty of henchmen to mow through. But Visceral almost made some villains that you’ve have felt bad for mowing through.

Posted by Zoe Hawkins - 11 Mar 2015

Ah, the Sims. That glorious game that's all about replicating what life could be if only we had the perfect career, family and home. Or were left to drown in swimming pools. EA has released an infographic showing what everyone has been up to and it's great to see that we aspire to having such active sex lives.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 03 Mar 2015

What, you thought that you were going to pay only once for Battlefield Hardline? Ha! I scoff in your general direction! SCOFF TO THE MAX! Much like previous Battlefield games, Hardline will have a premium membership available for consumers who want more out of the multiplayer side of the game. And it’ll cost ya.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 27 Feb 2015

PC may be superior to consoles in many ways, but stable week one multiplayer launches aren’t exactly common on that platform. Numerous games have launched over the years with a rather broken online aspect that has necessitated the need for various patches and tweaks, much to the consternation of PC gamers who just want to go and murder their friends in a horrible manner in multiplayer matches. Battlefield 4 was a prime example of this. But developer Visceral wants to assure players that the launch of Battlefield: Hardline won’t be anywhere as catastrophic as that particular game.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 25 Feb 2015

Sure, GTA V on PC may have been delayed. Again. Again. But at least some games are ready to ship! And one of those games happens to be Visceral and EA's upcoming Battlefield: Hardline, which is ready to hit shelves soon.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 23 Feb 2015

Stats! Developers love to boast about them, and lazy writers such as myself who really need that cup of tea in the morning in order to get the brain juices flowing, love ‘em even more. The Battlefield Hardline beta wrapped up a few weeks ago after an open beta period which lasted several days. Cars were totalled, guns were fired and many a donut joke was presumably made as we shuddered at the realisation that our own cops were just as trigger-happy in real life as we were in a game. So here’s the stats, Jack.