Tag Archives: EA

Have a love/hate relationship in Dragon Age: Inquisition

Bioware has a funny view of romance, or at least a predictable one. As one currently playing the Mass Effect trilogy, I'm distinctly aware of how easy it is to woo someone in game - just say a bunch of nice things to them until they throw themselves at you. Bioware's next game's relationships will be a bit more nuanced.

EA wants a slice of the eSports pie

eSports is becoming increasingly popular. According to recent research by Superdata, 71 million people’s eyeballs were transfixed on eSports last year, and it’s something evidenced by the fact that tickets for this year’s Valve-sanctioned Dota fest, The International, sold out within an hour. It could become quite a bit more lucrative – so it makes sense that EA wants in on the eSports action.

Dragon Age Inquisition’s Exalted Plains

Ah, Dragon Age Inquisition, I am so ready for you. This time, we are graced with not only another screenshot (to add to last week's singular screenshot), but we also get some descriptive words. The game must be almost ready, right?

Enter the Octagon with Bruce Lee in EA Sports UFC

There’s a bunch of big names in the upcoming UFC game from EA, that folks who wear Tapout clothing could no doubt take in a fight due to the fact that they eat a canister of muscle protein for breakfast and can like totally klap gym boet. But EA Sports UFC might have someone else in the game, who doesn’t fight by UFC rules. Prepare to enter the dragon.

Titanfall matchmaking will be more even from today

Even though it gives everybody a chance to wield a Titan during a game, Titanfall can still throw the less talented gamers out there (Like me) into a match with people who live, breathe and eat the game. Doctors do not recommend doing that by the way. From today though, expect Titanfall to be a tad bit more balanced.

Uncharted’s Amy Hennig joins EA’s Star Wars project

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, one former writer and creative director of the Uncharted franchise decided to head back to EA to start work on a Star Wars game…

EA apologises for “unacceptable” Wii U April fools

When Nintendo announced the Wii U, EA pledged its support as a partner, and even launched a number of games with the system. All of those games were ports of games people had already played. Still they were surprised when so few people bought their games – and coupled with the console’s low adoption rate – very much binned support for the console. One of their primary reasons for the lack of support, they say, is that the Frostbite 3 engine they’re using for everything now isn’t supported on the Wii U.  It makes their tasteless April Fools tweets sting so much more.

PSA – Grab Dead Space for free

Got an origin account, a decent PC and enough cash for therapy? Well here ya go then, as the original name in horror is free right now on EA’s online service. That’s right, Dead Space, for free. Thank/Curse me later, and grab it while you can by hitting this link.

No Golden Poo hat-trick for EA

For the past two years running, EA’s managed to “win” the award for the “Worst Company in America.” Because of its practices regarding DLC, online passes and micro-transactions. It beat out companies like the Bank of America, Merrill Lynch  and Walmart to win the rather uncoveted Golden Poo. EA’s reign has come to an end.

Star Wars to follow Arkham model

EA's Andrew Wilson has only been CEO for about six months now, but he still has a strong vision for the company. He wants to focus on making great games, regardless of platform. That said, he has a specific vision for new Star Wars games, and I like what he has to say.

EA and Microsoft nominated for worst companies

It's poo time again! No, not that half hour it seems the guys require to sit on the throne - companies have been nominated and it's time to vote on the worst companies in the US of A. Will EA score a hat trick, or will another company take their "prize"?

Even Respawn seems confused by the cloud

What Is “The Cloud” when it comes to Microsoft’s Xbox One? If you subscribe to the PR, it’s an amazing revolution, that would give the Xbox One developers the CPU and storage equivalent of three extra consoles. Yes, this is actually something Microsoft said last year, before the Xbox One was released.

The winner of the Titanfall key is…

Yes, thanks to Evopoints we’re giving away a copy of Titanfall to one lucky reader. That person, who’ll soon be stomping on heads in a giant digital mech, thanks to Evo and the magic of Random.org is…

Win a digital copy of Titanfall for PC!

If it wasn’t for the lovely folks at Evopoints, most of us here in South Africa wouldn’t be afforded the opportunity to play Titanfall. South Africa’s been denied one of the year’s biggest games because network performance, they say,  just wasn’t up to scratch. Maybe you’re wary of buying game keys off the internet, or maybe you’re not convinced the lag will be bearable – so you’ve opted to not grab Titanfall right now. So thanks to Evopoints, we’re giving one away.

Audio reason for Titanfall’s titanic install size

We are almost ready for Titanfall. Sure, South Africa isn't officially getting it, but that doesn't mean much thanks to the fact that digital downloads are still available. But prepare your PC for the 49GB install - why so big? It's so you can hear all the pew pew sounds.